The unit of currency in Angola is the Kwanza (AON), which is divided into 100 centimos. Visitors should bring enough cash for their needs. Money can be exchanged at authorised bureaux de change, of which there are several in Luanda. US dollars are the most acceptable currency, but only the newer series US dollar bills (with large faces) can be used. Credit cards have only very limited acceptance in some establishments, and cash withdrawals are not possible, so it is unwise to rely on them. The few ATMs in Luanda do not accept foreign cards, and travellers cheques are not welcome. Kwanza may not be taken out of Angola, and when departing from the airport, travellers can be subject to searches and possible confiscation of any Angolan currency.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Angola||AON 1||AON 5||AON 10||AON 100||AON 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.01||A$ 0.05||A$ 0.10||A$ 1.02||A$ 10.18|
|Canada||C$ 0.01||C$ 0.05||C$ 0.11||C$ 1.07||C$ 10.71|
|Ireland||€ 0.01||€ 0.04||€ 0.08||€ 0.83||€ 8.28|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.01||NZ$ 0.07||NZ$ 0.13||NZ$ 1.32||NZ$ 13.21|
|South Africa||R 0.09||R 0.44||R 0.89||R 8.86||R 88.65|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.01||£ 0.03||£ 0.07||£ 0.68||£ 6.85|
|United States of America||US$ 0.01||US$ 0.05||US$ 0.10||US$ 1.05||US$ 10.48|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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