Luanda Rental Market: Decreased demand and lower prices in USD

    Dec 29, 2020 @ 10:30 AM / by Andrew Morollo

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    The impact of COVID-19 on housing demand and prices 

    The expatriate rental market in Luanda has been mostly uneventful over the past year. Kwanza prices for apartments and villas have not shown any major movements, although in USD rental prices have come down due to the depreciating Kwanza.

    There has been very little demand because of COVID-19 and the depressed oil and gas industry. Few assignees have been coming into the country and our real estate sources stated that there is very little movement in residential and commercial real estate. International companies continue to reduce staff and our real estate sources noted that salaries were also reduced in many sectors, which further lowered demand. Supply is generally decent for villas and is very good for 1- to 2-bedroom apartments. Supply of 3- to 4-bedroom apartments is low as is the general demand for these unit sizes.

    New residential construction slowed due to decreased demand from the oil and gas industry. Sources mentioned there are a few residential projects in Talatona, Miramar, and elsewhere downtown that have all come to a standstill due to the economy and the pandemic. These projects will remain on hold until next year and the consensus is that there will be little change in this market until the pandemic is over.


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    Andrew Morollo

    Written by Andrew Morollo

    Andrew joined AIRINC in 2000 as a surveyor and analyst. Since 2011, he has managed both the Hong Kong and Brussels survey teams directly. His primary responsibilities include coordinating travel for the international teams, recruiting survey staff, and managing workflow from the Cambridge headquarters. He is also responsible for conducting pricing and housing surveys in more complicated international locations, having visited over 120 countries for AIRINC. He received his B.A. in Business Administration from Northeastern University. In addition to English, Andrew speaks German.