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The currency of Angola is the Angolan new kwanza (AOA). As of September 2014, USD1 = AOA98, while €1 = AOA126, and GBP1 = AOA160 It used to be prohibited to import or export anysum of kwanza, but now you can carry up to AOA50,000 out of the country.
Just south of Luanda, the Benfica Handcrafts Market offers the best prices for handicrafts and souvenirs. This is an open market where local artists and artisans display their products, and bargaining is not only acceptable, but recommended. The products range from sculptures and paintings to jewellery, batik cloths and accessories.