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Cost of Living

The cost of living in Angola can best be described as astronomical. Most expats live in Luanda, which topped the 2010 and 2011 Mercer Cost of Living Survey as the most expensive expat destination in the world, before being overtaken by Tokyo in 2012. The city remains the most expensive in Africa for expats. The survey covers 214 cities across five continents and measures the comparative cost of over 200 items in each location, including transport, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment. The cost of housing is also included and, as it is often the biggest expense for expatriates, it plays an important part in determining where cities are ranked.

USA . Cost of Living Ranking Base City: New York.Cost of Living Ranking (March 2012) 1 2 3 4 City Tokyo Luanda Osaka Moscow Country Japan Angola Japan Russia 5 Geneva Geneva Table 1: Top 5 Cities.

690 AOA/kg 600 AOA 395 AOA 300 AOA/kg 595 AOA/kg 940 AOA/750ml 3390 AOA/kg 870 AOA 85 BDT 1444 BDT 513 BDT 338 BDT 256 BDT/kg 509 BDT/kg 803 BDT/750ml 2897 BDT/kg 743 BDT Rice Fresh White Fish Mineral Water Milk Coca Cola Bottle of Beer 155 AOA/kg 1800 AOA/kg 140 AOA/1. in Comparison to Bangladesh Food and Drink 1 kg of salt Cheese 15 eggs White Bread Apple Tomatoes Olive Oil Fresh Beef Fillet 2 Frozen Chickens 100 AOA 1.5litre 342BDT .5 litre 260 AOA/litre 225 AOA/1.Cost of Living Price Chart for Angola.5 litre 222 BDT/ litre 192 BDT/ 1.5 litre 400 AOA 132 BDT/kg 1538 BDT/kg 120 BDT/1.

000 AOA 4273 BDT 300 AOA 256 BDT 2.200 AOA 60 AOA/litre 3.2.500 AOA 2.000 AOA 1282-1710 BDT per session 2137 BDT 4273 BDT Eating out and Entertainment Three-course meal (without wine) 1 Packet of Marlboro Red Cigarettes Bottle of Wine Cinema Ticket 5.4 AOA/kwh 1.76BDT/kwh 1025 BDT 51 BDT/litre Services.000 AOA per session 2. in Comparison to Bangladesh Household Utilities 162 BDT 145 BDT/180ml 512 BDT/500ml 556BDT/ 50ml Soap Toothpaste Shampoo Deodorant 190 AOA 170 AOA/180ml 600 AOA/500ml 650 AOA/50ml Electricity Cable TV Petrol 4.200 AOA 800 AOA 1880 BDT 683 BDT 2.Cost of Living Price Chart for Angola.500 AOA 2137 BDT 2137 BDY .500 . Health and Appearance Gym Membership Average Male Haircut Average Female Haircut Manicure Pedicure 1.500 AOA 5.

Business in Angola As a country recovering from a devastating civil war. with its rich natural resources and infrastructure development projects. there are many opportunities for those seeking to do business in Angola. . accompanied by the fact that Angola is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. • Corruption Nevertheless. there remain many challenges to doing business in Angola. including: • a lack of infrastructure • bureaucracy • high costs • lack of human resources and capacity.

Business Environment at a Glance Business Structure Hierarchical Decision-making Business Language Weekdays Working Hours Top-down Portuguese Monday.Friday 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM .