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The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa, Luanda

The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
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Young women waiting for a waitress job interview at a restaurant in Luanda.
The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
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The slums surrounding the Quatro de Fevereiro airport in Luanda.
The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
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Street in the Quatro de Fevereiro International airport's neighborhood.
The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
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Traditional salty fish for sale on a street in Luanda.
The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
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One plate of grilled prawns and boiled potatoes in a regular restaurant in Luanda costs as much as $75.
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The shopping centers are too expensive for the regular people. They prefer to buy from the street side.
The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
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Fruits for sale in Luanda on the street.
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Fruits vendor on a street near the Alvalade Hotel (Average price per room per night - $450) .
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Want to rent a three rooms apartment in Luanda? It's about $10,000 per month.
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For most of the inhabitants, the skyscrapers of Luanda mean nothing but a background.
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This doll costs 10,425.00 kwanzas - the local currency. This is about $104.25!.
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Commercial street in Luanda.
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The Epic Sana hotel pictured from a street in Ingombota. A standard double room in this hotel costs about $530 per night.
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Monument in a central square in Luanda, celebrating the end of the local Civil War.
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Many of the boulevards in Luanda are named after famous communist leaders or heroes.
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The Sonangol office building in Ingombota, Luanda.
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For most of the inhabitants, the skyscrapers of Luanda mean nothing but a background.
  • The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
  • The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
  • The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
  • The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
  • The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
  • The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
  • The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
  • The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
  • The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
  • The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
  • The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
  • The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
  • The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
  • The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
  • The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
  • The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda
  • The poor fight to survive in the most expensive city in Africa Luanda

You can't find a decent hotel room in Luanda for less than $400/night. A basic lunch in a decent restaurant (Just one course meal and a bottle of still water) will cost you about $75. The poor are finding harder and harder to manage to survive here.

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