The Angolan new kwanza is the country’s currency (AOA). In September 2014, USD1 equaled AOA98, €1 equaled AOA126, and GBP1 equaled AOA160. It used to be illegal to import or export any amount of kwanza, but you may now bring up to AOA50,000 out of the country.
The Benfica Handcrafts Market, located just south of Luanda, has the greatest deals on handicrafts and gifts. This is an open market where local artists and craftsmen sell their wares, and bargaining is not only allowed, but encouraged. Sculptures and paintings, as well as jewelry, batik textiles, and accessories, are available.