Money & costs
Angola’s currency is the kwanza (Kz). It is not convertible and cannot be taken out of the country. As with many third-world economies, the US dollar is also widely accepted.
You can exchange money in banks, at hotels or on the street, where the rates are sometimes marginally better.
Angola is a cash economy and local ATMs rarely accept foreign bank cards. Credit cards are accepted by major hotels and airline companies, but the bulk of business is done in US dollars or kwanza. Come prepared with plenty of hard cash and invest in a decent money belt.
Bargaining is possible when buying from markets or on the street. You can generally expect to haggle down to one-half to two-thirds of the initial asking price.