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Kenzo Anzai

"Thanks to InterNations, we found a flat here in Luanda, and a big obstacle to settling in as expats in Angola had been removed. "

Michelle Dykman

"Now I finally know where I find the right supermarkets in Luanda to get some food from home once in a while. "

Welcome to the InterNations Expat Community Here in Luanda!

Hello and welcome to the InterNations Community for expats in Luanda, Angola. The no.1 social network for expatriates, InterNations is a valuable resource with comprehensive guides, invaluable advice and insider tips to support you as you build your new life abroad. InterNations has all the tools you need to answer questions such as "how safe is Luanda?" and "what type of healthcare will I need?". Get first-hand advice in our forum from experienced fellow expats, on everything from the best tour operators to finding language lessons. Our members have negotiated this tricky process before and we encourage you to build on their experience as you follow in their footsteps and join the expat population of Luanda.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Riyadh or Singapore.

Join Our Exciting Events in Luanda

Attend our monthly events and activities for Luanda expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Luanda Expat Guides

  • Moving to Luanda

    Looking for a wild adventure in a western African city? Luanda is home to five million people and Portuguese is the official language. Expats moving to Luanda enjoy a mild and semi-arid climate. Find out more about visas and other important requirements in our Expat Guide.
  • Living in Luanda

    Luanda is not only the capital city of Angola, but also one of the most important industrial, cultural and urban centers in West Africa. Find out more information about local healthcare, education, culture, and leisure in our Expat Guide.
  • Working in Luanda

    The major industries in Luanda include the production of processed food and drinks, textiles and cigarettes. There is ample opportunity for employment in this expansive city. Find more information about working in Luanda in the InterNations Expat Guide.

Exchange Tips about living in Luanda

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Luanda expat forums.

Embark on a New Life in Luanda

Expat compounds in Luanda offer a high quality of life with security, large houses and swimming pools. However, the high cost of accommodation means that expatriates considering relocation will want to factor this into negotiations. Expats with families will often head to Luanda Sul, where the Luanda International School is found at the cost of a longer commute to the city center. Weekends are often when expats leave the city anyway in favor of nearby beaches and resorts. Explorers and nature enthusiasts will want to take a tour to see the stunning Kalandula Falls or discover the massive expanse of Quiçama National Park. The main industries of Luanda are oil and diamonds, both of which continue to thrive and attract foreign investment into the city. Most expats working in Luanda are connected to these two industries through their employment at multinational companies. Due to oil revenues, Angola's economy has grown rapidly in the last decade, which in turn has brought many expats, particularly from China, South Africa, Portugal as well as other European countries.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Shanghai or Dubai, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Meet Fellow Expats at InterNations Events in Luanda

When moving to a new city, it can be difficult to know how to meet new people, but with InterNations you are not only able to connect with other expats online! You are also more than welcome to attend our regular events and get-togethers to network and socialize with fellow expats face-to-face. Explore our groups to get in touch with those who share your interests in the outdoors, dining out, sports, music and dancing, among others. InterNations provides you with all you need to make the most of your stay in Luanda.

Kenzo Anzai

"Thanks to InterNations, we found a flat here in Luanda, and a big obstacle to settling in as expats in Angola had been removed. "

Michelle Dykman

"Now I finally know where I find the right supermarkets in Luanda to get some food from home once in a while. "

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