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

Should you visit Accra or Rabat?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Accra or Rabat, 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 Rabat?

Accra

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.

Rabat

While not high on the tourist destination list, Rabat is a quiet gem of a city with stunning colonial architecture and palm-lined streets. This political capital is a laid-back, pleasant alternative to the more cosmopolitan Casablanca.

Located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg, Rabat plus the city of Temera are home to a combined metropolitan population of 2.6 million.

Which city is cheaper, Rabat or Accra?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Accra is $28, while the average daily cost in Rabat is $33. 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 city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Accra and Rabat in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Accra $14
    Rabat $20
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Accra $28
    Rabat $40
Compare Hotels in Accra and Rabat

Looking for a hotel in Accra or Rabat? 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 Rabat


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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 Rabat Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Accra $12
    Rabat $1.58

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Accra

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Accra:

  • Aburi Gardens Transfers: $133
  • Historic Slave Walking Tour of Jamestown with Transfers: $127
  • Private Transfer from Accra City to Kotoka Airport Accra Ghana (ACC): $124
  • Private Transfer from Kotoka Airport Accra Ghana (ACC) to Accra city: $124
  • Aburi Garden Tour And Transfer: $120
  • Airport & City Transfers: $93
  • Airport & City Transfers: $67
  • Arrival Transfer From Accra Airport To Hotel: $36

Typical Local Transportation prices in Rabat

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Rabat:


  • Taxi to Sale
    $3.27

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rabat

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

  • 1-Way Private Transfer to or from Rabat Airport: $17
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Rabat to Rabat-Sale Airport (RBA): $18
  • Private Airport Transfer: Rabat-Sale Airport (RBA) to Rabat: $18
  • Rabat Airport Transfer: $18
  • Transfer Rabat to Rabat Airport: $24
  • Transfer Rabat to SalĂ©: $24
  • Private Departure Transfer from Rabat City to Rabat Sale Airport: $28
  • Private Arrival Transfer Rabat Sale Airport to Rabat City: $28
  • Private Transfer from Rabat City to Rabat (RBA) Airport: $50
  • Rabat Airport (RBA) to City Center to Airport - Private Transfer: $54
  • Transfer Rabat to Kenitra: $55
  • Private Round-Trip Transfer between Rabat Sale Airport and Rabat City: $55

Is it cheaper to fly into Accra or Rabat?

Prices for flights to both Rabat 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Accra $7.01
    Rabat $9.27

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Accra

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

  • Full-Day Authentic Ghanaian Cooking Class in Accra: $32
  • Local Food Tour In Ghana: $37
  • Private Authentic Ghanaian Cooking Class in Accra: $59
  • Home Cooking Class by Auntie K: $78
  • Market Tour, Cooking Class with Lunch: $231

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Rabat

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

  • Best Moroccan Cooking Class with Chef Khadija ( Over 35 years Experience ): $25
  • Rabat Family Cooking Class: $50
  • Cooking Class in a Family Home: $55
  • Walking Food Tour: $55
  • Rabat Food Tour in the Old Town: $56
  • Rabat Food Tour Like a Local: $56
  • Rabat Restaurant Cooking Class: $56
  • Food Tour in Rabat: $103

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Accra $2.51
    Rabat $2.13

Tours and Activities in Accra

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

  • (Year Of Return)One Day Tour To Cape Coast, Elmina Castle, Kakum National Park: $325
  • 1 Day Accra City Tour: $51
  • 1 Day Accra Tour: $249
  • 1 Day Cape Coast Experience Beyond the Return: $205
  • 1 Day Tour Monkey Sanctuary (Volta Region): $220
  • 1 Day Traditional naming Ceremony and Black history Experience: $210
  • 1 Day cocoa farm tour: $249
  • 12-Day Cultural Tour of Ghana with Accommodation: $3,450
  • 12-Day Guided Walking Tour of Ghana and Togo from Accra: $3,711
  • 12-Day Wildlife and Cultural Tour of Northern Ghana from Accra: $3,396
  • 15 days 10 regions tour of Ghana: $1,986
  • 2 Days Accra And Cape Coast Tour ( BEYOND OF RETURN EXPERIENCE): $359

Tours and Activities in Rabat

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Rabat.

  • Private Half-Day City Tour: $45
  • Rabat Shopping Tour: $56
  • Travel consultant ,scam protector and Tour guide: $60
  • Guided Art & Photography Tour: $62
  • Best of Rabat Tour (half-day): $63
  • Rabat Half Day City Tour: $104
  • From Tangier Day Tour by High-Speed Train with Guide: $109
  • Rabat Private Photography Tour: $149
  • Full-Day Private Photography Tour in Rabat: $149
  • From Hiking and Kayaking Adventure at Dayet Erroumi: $163
  • Rabat Private Walking Tour: $168
  • Rabat & Casablanca Tour from Casablanca: $218

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Accra $3.59
    Rabat -


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Accra and Rabat, we can see that Rabat 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 Rabat would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Rabat than you might in Accra.


When is the best time to visit Accra or Rabat?

Both destinations experience a warmer tropical climate most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season. Although in the rainy season, it doesn't necessarily rain every day.

Should I visit Accra or Rabat in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Accra as well as Rabat. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Accra throughout the year. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Rabat throughout the year.

Accra usually gets more rain in July than Rabat. Accra gets 86 mm (3.4 in) of rain, while Rabat receives 1 mm (0 in) of rain this time of the year.

Accra is around the same temperature as Rabat in the summer. The temperature in Accra is usually 25°C (77°F) in July, and Rabat stays around 23°C (73°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Accra 25°C (77°F) 
    Rabat 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Accra or Rabat in the Autumn?

Both Rabat and Accra are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Plenty of visitors come to Accra because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Rabat because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

In October, Accra usually receives more rain than Rabat. Accra gets 49 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Rabat receives 44 mm (1.7 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

In the autumn, Accra is a little warmer than Rabat. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Accra in October are around 26°C (79°F), and Rabat is about 20°C (67°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Accra 26°C (79°F) 
    Rabat 20°C (67°F)

Should I visit Accra or Rabat in the Winter?

Both Rabat and Accra during the winter are popular places to visit. Accra attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Rabat attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

Accra usually gets less rain in January than Rabat. Accra gets 18 mm (0.7 in) of rain, while Rabat receives 81 mm (3.2 in) of rain this time of the year.

In January, Accra is generally much warmer than Rabat. Temperatures in Accra average around 27°C (81°F), and Rabat stays around 13°C (56°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Accra 27°C (81°F) 
    Rabat 13°C (56°F)

Should I visit Accra or Rabat in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Accra and Rabat. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Accra throughout the year. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Rabat throughout the year.

Accra gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In April, Accra usually receives more rain than Rabat. Accra gets 117 mm (4.6 in) of rain, while Rabat receives 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain each month for the spring.

Accra is much warmer than Rabat in the spring. The temperature in Accra is usually 28°C (82°F) in April, and Rabat stays around 16°C (60°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Accra 28°C (82°F) 
    Rabat 16°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Rabat and Accra

Accra Rabat
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 27°C (81°F) 18 mm (0.7 in) 13°C (56°F) 81 mm (3.2 in)
Feb 28°C (82°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 14°C (57°F) 74 mm (2.9 in)
Mar 28°C (82°F) 70 mm (2.8 in) 15°C (59°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Apr 28°C (82°F) 117 mm (4.6 in) 16°C (60°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
May 27°C (81°F) 120 mm (4.7 in) 18°C (64°F) 25 mm (1 in)
Jun 26°C (79°F) 281 mm (11.1 in) 20°C (69°F) 7 mm (0.3 in)
Jul 25°C (77°F) 86 mm (3.4 in) 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Aug 24°C (75°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 73 mm (2.9 in) 22°C (72°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)
Oct 26°C (79°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 20°C (67°F) 44 mm (1.7 in)
Nov 27°C (81°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 16°C (62°F) 97 mm (3.8 in)
Dec 27°C (81°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 14°C (57°F) 102 mm (4 in)


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