A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Accra vs. Marrakech for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Accra or Marrakech?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Accra or Marrakech, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Accra or Marrakech?


Accra is the capital city of Ghana, located on the Atlantic coast of West Africa. Popular attractions include the National Museum of Ghana, local beaches, markets, and cultural landmarks like those dedicated to Civil Rights activist W.E.B. DuBois.


Marrakech is on of the most popular travel destinations in Morocco. It is the third largest city in Morocco after Casablanca and Rabat and is located near the foothills of the Atlas Mountains only a few hours from the Sahara Desert. It's a beautiful city that is often referred to as the "Pink City" because of the pale pink color of many of the city's buildings. These striking colors make the city particularly beautiful during the evening hours when the low sun creates a very dramatic lighting.

Which place is cheaper, Marrakech or Accra?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Accra is $41, while the average daily cost in Marrakech is $69. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Accra and Marrakech in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Accra $20
    Marrakech $46
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Accra $40
    Marrakech $92
Compare Hotels in Accra and Marrakech

Looking for a hotel in Accra or Marrakech? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Accra

Hotels in Marrakech

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Accra Hotel Prices and Marrakech Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Accra $18
    Marrakech $6.31

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Accra

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Accra:

  • Private Transfer from Kotoka Airport Accra Ghana (ACC) to Accra city: $110
  • Kotoka Airport Exclusive Wheelchair Accessible Transfers!: $130
  • Kotoka Airport Exclusive Wheelchair Accessible Transfers!: $115
  • Historic Slave Walking Tour of Jamestown with Transfers: $127
  • Arrival Transfer From Accra Airport To Hotel: $100
  • Airport & City Transfers: $120
  • Accra Airport Hotel City Transfers: $58
  • Aburi Gardens Transfers: $187

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Marrakech

Also for Marrakech, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Marrakech Airport Transfer: $5.01
  • Marrakech Airport Transfer: $5.51
  • Transfer from Al Madina Airport: $5.89
  • Marrakech Airport transfer ( ONE WAY pick-up OR/OU ONE WAY drop-off): $6.62
  • Marrakech Airport Transfer ( ONE WAY pick-up OR/OU ONE WAY drop-off): $6.62
  • Marrakech Airport Transfer (ONE WAY pick-up OR/OU ONE WAY drop-off): $6.62
  • Marrakech airport transfer to Hotel: $6.62
  • Marrakech Airport Transfer (ONE WAY pick-up OR/OU ONE WAY drop-off): $6.62
  • Marrakech Airport Transfer ( ONE WAY pick-up OR/OU ONE WAY drop-off): $7.17
  • Marrakesh: 1-Way Private Transfer to Menara Airport: $7.58
  • Private transfer from airport Menara Marrakech To Riad/Hotel or Opposite way: $7.72
  • Marrakech City Center Private Airport Transfer: $8.00

Is it cheaper to fly into Accra or Marrakech?

Prices for flights to both Marrakech and Accra change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Accra $10
    Marrakech $13

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Accra

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Accra.

  • Private Ghanaian Cuisine Cooking Class: $40
  • Local Ghanaian Cooking Class in Accra to help support wellness community center: $45
  • Home Cooking Class by Auntie K: $89
  • Cooking Class with Auntie KK in Osu: $89
  • Accra Street Food Tour: Makola Market Tour With Full Lunch: $95
  • Ghanaian Cooking Class Authentic Tour: $100
  • Private Crescendo Foods Cooking Class Experience in Accra: $116
  • Accra Food Tour -- delicious happiness: $129
  • Quad Biking, Landmark Tours and Dinner in Aburi: $206
  • Ghanaian Local Foods Cooking Class: $216
  • Food Tour in Accra: $276

Typical Food Prices in Marrakech

For Marrakech, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:

  • Orange Juice on the Square
  • Breakfast
  • Dates
  • Olives
  • Sandwich
  • Souvenir Spices

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Marrakech

For Marrakech, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Magic & Wonder dinner with Sunset in Agafay Desert: $1.24
  • Dinner In Agafay Desert & Camel Ride with lovely Sunset : $12
  • Magical Dinner in Marrakech Desert and camel ride at sunset with Transportation: $15
  • Online Moroccan Cooking Class: $17
  • Cooking Lesson at the Ouirgane Ecolodge with Lunch: $19
  • Restaurant Dinner Experience with Hotel Pickup: $21
  • Romantic Dinner in Agafay desert with Camel Ride on Sunset: $22
  • Sunset in Agafay: Dinner, Camel, Quad-Book Adventure with Viator: $22
  • Typical Moroccan Dinner at the inhabitant in Marrakech: $22
  • Marrakesh: Agafay desert Sunset tour with dinner show : $22
  • Dinner at Sunset & Camel ride in Marrakech desert Agafa: $22
  • Magical Dinner in Marrakech Desert with Transportation: $22

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Accra $3.67
    Marrakech $7.02

Tours and Activities in Accra

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Accra are as follows:

  • 1 Day Accra City Tour: $71
  • Accra City Tour: $101
  • Accra E-waste and Recycling experience in Agbogbloshie: $100
  • Accra Zoo, Canopy Walk and Botanical Gardens Private Tour: $145
  • Accra to Cape Coast Tour: $195
  • Cape Coast Elmina Kakum Park Private Day Tour: $165
  • Cape Coast Root ,History, & Active Adventure tour: $174
  • The Akosombo Tour: $160
  • 1 Day Cape Coast Castle and Assin Manso Slave Riva Private Tour: $280
  • 1 Day cocoa farm tour: $235
  • 2-day Tour of Downtown Accra: $216
  • 3 Days Special Tour of Ghana: $950

Typical Entertainment Prices in Marrakech

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Marrakech's activities, tours, and tickets:

  • Palace Tickets
  • Golf at Atlas Golf

Tours and Activities in Marrakech

For Marrakech, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Tour of a Moroccan Leather Workshop (by Germans): $5.17
  • Skip the Line: Woven History Museum Ticket - musée Histoire Tissée: $6.79
  • 7 Hours Ourika Valley Day Tour From Marrakech : $7.00
  • Marrakesh: Cactus Thiemann Entry Ticket: $8.27
  • Atlas Mountains Tour with Camel Ride: $9.00
  • Ourika Valley Day Trip From Marrakech Private Day Tour: $9.99
  • Ourika Valley, Atlas Mountain and Waterfalls Tour from Marrakech: $10
  • Atlas Mountains Waterfall & Camel Ride Experience: $10
  • Marrakech Airport to Hotel – Your Premium Arrival Experience: $11
  • Group shared day tour to Ourika valley & Atlas Mountains: $12
  • Marrakech Palmeraie: Camel Ride Experience: $15
  • Private 3-Hour Colorful Souks Tour: $15

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Accra $5.26
    Marrakech $15

Sample the Local Flavors in Marrakech

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Marrakech:

  • Bar Crawl with Local Guide & Drinks: $28
  • Moroccan Wine tasting from Marrakech at Atlas Mountains & Desert and Camel ride: $110

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Accra and Marrakech, we can see that Marrakech is more expensive. And not only is Accra much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Accra would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Accra and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Marrakech would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Marrakech than you might in Accra.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Accra Expensive? and Is Marrakech Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Accra or Marrakech?

Accra has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Marrakech. When comparing the sizes of Accra and Marrakech, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.