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Old 03.02.2012, 01:27
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Is 120,000 CHF enough to live in Angola?

Is 120,000 CHF enough to live in Luanda in Angola?

Amazingly, it would appear not!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16815605

Makes Zurich/Geneva rents and prices in Globus seem a bargain
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Old 03.02.2012, 03:01
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Re: Is 120,000 CHF enough to live in Angola?

There is another question though you must answer....


















Is there brown sugar over there?
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Old 03.02.2012, 09:14
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Re: Is 120,000 CHF enough to live in Angola?

Luckily the infrastructure is so poor, you couldn't flush the loo after 10pm even if you wanted to.
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Re: Is 120,000 CHF enough to live in Angola?

Would Angola be really expensive or are the locals just ripping off those naive expats?
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Old 03.02.2012, 12:56
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Re: Is 120,000 CHF enough to live in Angola?

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Would Angola be really expensive or are the locals just ripping off those naive expats?
In the article, they mention lack of infrastructure and the profiteering of importers and landlords. The importers thing reminds me of another country, can't quite remember which...
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Re: Is 120,000 CHF enough to live in Angola?

how much is a kilo of chicken meat?
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Re: Is 120,000 CHF enough to live in Angola?

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Is there brown sugar over there?
Haha, this was the first thing that came to mind after reading the OP and first few paras of the BBC article
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Re: Is 120,000 CHF enough to live in Angola?

That's what happens in a overcrowded city...
(Luanda has a population of over 5 million).

I'm not even saying that, it's the guy in the news:

It's a supply and demand issue, he said. "As more construction is being done, there is more accommodation available and prices are coming down. In some cases apartments are 50% cheaper than they were three years ago and that trend will only continue as more housing is built."


They tend to grow, grow, expend, at a price...

A price they are all willing to pay?
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Re: Is 120,000 CHF enough to live in Angola?

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In the article, they mention lack of infrastructure and the profiteering of importers and landlords. The importers thing reminds me of another country, can't quite remember which...
Sweden!

Yes, what's the reward for that correct answer?
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Old 03.02.2012, 15:50
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Re: Is 120,000 CHF enough to live in Angola?

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how much is a kilo of chicken meat?
and is there a KFC?

oh, and I want to start a magazine there which is only for white people who speak Züritüütsch and so will be needing to hire somebody.
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Old 03.02.2012, 15:51
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Sweden!

Yes, what's the reward for that correct answer?
Your reward will be imported from Germany by the single preferred importer at the EUR/CHF rate of three years ago.

That way, it's worth twice as much here as over the border. It's like winning twice as much!
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Re: Is 120,000 CHF enough to live in Angola?

I was offered an IT contract in Angola about 3-4 years ago so I looked into it and was amazed at the prices. They were offering good money but the standard of living for the money they wanted for apartments etc was awful.

That and the constant bribery needed to do anything and the security situation made it a no-go. Better off here...
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Re: Is 120,000 CHF enough to live in Angola?

I was caught speeding in Angola; will they take my license away
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Re: Is 120,000 CHF enough to live in Angola?

Hi,
I just got a job offer in Ruanda, can you give me advice?
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Old 03.02.2012, 16:01
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Re: Is 120,000 CHF enough to live in Angola?

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I just got a job offer in Ruanda, can you give me advice?
Look into it very carefully, surf around and see what comes up, maybe it's ok for you. Personally I wouldn't take it.
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Old 03.02.2012, 16:06
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Would Angola be really expensive or are the locals just ripping off those naive expats?
Well, remember it's not just about the money. Think of the mountains, lakes deserts etc.
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Old 03.02.2012, 18:08
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Would Angola be really expensive or are the locals just ripping off those naive expats?
Not surprised... the general infrastructure is poor, and expats - normally there to work for mining and oil companies are handsomely compensated.

back in 1995, I had colleagues working there and bachelors were paying USD 4000 a month in rent... while I was paying the princely sum of USD 900 a month for a 5 bedroom villa with a swimming pool in Tehran - and my local contacts told meI was being ripped off
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Re: Is 120,000 CHF enough to live in Angola?

must be Swiss landlords and swiss merchants And don`t overstay your parking for mor then 100 hrs.
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Re: Is 120,000 CHF enough to live in Angola?

A house can be...a hotel room can weigh..

A couple can do on 5k a months

The ‘sharks’ of Luanda
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Re: Is 120,000 CHF enough to live in Angola?

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A house can be...a hotel room can weigh..

A couple can do on 5k a months

The ‘sharks’ of Luanda
Great article, thanks.
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