A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Addis Ababa vs. Casablanca for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Addis Ababa or Casablanca?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Addis Ababa or Casablanca, 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: Addis Ababa or Casablanca?

Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia and also the nation's largest when ranked by its population of over three million. There are also more than 120 international missions and embassies in Addis Ababa, making the city a hub for international diplomacy concerning Africa. Other draws include its thriving marketplaces, spicy food, and rich coffee.


Casablanca is so much more than a classic Bogart movie with killer one-liners. It is also the largest, most cosmopolitan city in the country of Morocco. Sitting at the economic and industrial heart of this region, Casablanca has a population of approximately four million. Brush up on your high school French before visiting this lively city as it's the main language spoken by the locals. While this is the most liberal and progressive city in Morocco, remember to be cautious in this region of the world with your western views.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Morocco, and The Best 10-Day Tours in Morocco.

Which place is cheaper, Casablanca or Addis Ababa?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Addis Ababa is $67, while the average daily cost in Casablanca is $71. 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 Addis Ababa and Casablanca in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Addis Ababa $43
    Casablanca $42
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Addis Ababa $86
    Casablanca $84
Compare Hotels in Addis Ababa and Casablanca

Looking for a hotel in Addis Ababa or Casablanca? 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 Addis Ababa

Hotels in Casablanca

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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: Addis Ababa Hotel Prices and Casablanca Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Addis Ababa $7.78
    Casablanca $11
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Addis Ababa

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Addis Ababa are as follows:

  • Short Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Addis Ababa

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

  • Addis Shuttles: On-Time & Reliable, Airport Transfers: $20
  • City/Airport Transfer in Addis Ababa - Shuttles: $22
  • Transfer Services Addis Abeba Airport : $23
  • City/Airport Transfers-Addis Ababa: $26
  • Addis Ababa Airport in/out transfer: $49
  • Private Transfer from Bole Airport Addis Ababa (ADD) to Addis Ababa: $111
  • Lalibela Full Day Tour with Guide and Transfer: $130
  • 4 Hours Addis Airport Transfer with Ethiopian Cultural Tour: $299

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Casablanca

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

  • Train from Airport (for 2)
  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Casablanca

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Casablanca:

  • Private Transfer Casablanca - Maknes : $291
  • Transfer Casablanca to Essaouira: $242
  • One-Way Transfer from Casablanca to Fez via rabat : $222
  • Transfer Casablanca Marrakech : $221
  • Transfer Morocco from Tangier: $221
  • Casablanca Layover Private Tour to Marrakech with Airport Round-trip Transfer: $220
  • Casablanca to Marrakech- Private Transfer : $220
  • Private VIP transfer Casablanca To Marrakech: $210
  • From Casablanca : Private Transfer to Fes : $210
  • Casablanca Airport Departure Private Transfer From Fez: $209
  • Private transfer from Casablanca or from Casablanca airport to Essaouira: $206
  • Transfer Casablanca to Tetouan: $201

Is it cheaper to fly into Addis Ababa or Casablanca?

Prices for flights to both Casablanca and Addis Ababa 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
    Addis Ababa $17
    Casablanca $19
Typical Food Prices in Addis Ababa

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Addis Ababa:

  • Slice of Cake

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Addis Ababa

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

  • Half Day Food Tour Addis Ababa With Airport pickUp And Drop-Off: $70
  • Local Ethiopian Food Tour: $75
  • Ethiopian cooking class: $86
  • Unique Ethiopian Cooking Class and Coffee Ceremony with a Local in Addis Ababa: $116
  • Food tours in Addis Ababa tastever with lunch: $120
  • Food Tour & cooking Authentic Flavours Of Ethiopia: $120
  • Private Ethiopian Home Cooking Class in Addis Ababa with Transfer: $124
  • Half Day + Dinner Addis Ababa City Tour: $150
  • Ethiopian Cooking Class and Coffee Ceremony with a Local in Addis with transfers: $154
  • Market Tour and Cooking Class with a Coffee Ceremony at a Home in Addis Ababa: $168
  • Food Tour in Addis Ababa: $205
  • Food tours in Addis Ababa Ethiopia: $243

Typical Food Prices in Casablanca

Some typical examples of dining costs in Casablanca are as follows:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner at Rick's Cafe (for Two)

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Casablanca

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

  • Old local Market visit+Moroccan cooking class with a local family: $53
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $65
  • Street Private Guided Food Tour with Tastings at Casablanca: $93
  • Casablanca Food Tour - Marché Central & Seafood Lunch: $140
  • Private Moroccan Cooking Class in Casablanca with a Local Expert: $146
  • Casablanca Food Tour: $150
  • Market Tour & Moroccan Cooking Class in Casablanca with Transfers: $190

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Addis Ababa $8.03
    Casablanca $8.88

Tours and Activities in Addis Ababa

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

  • Addis ababa:Highlight tour with tasting coffee and our Food.: $52
  • Addis Ababa Tour: $53
  • Addis Ababa City - Half Day Tour: $55
  • Addis Ababa highlight city tour: $56
  • Addis Food Tasting Tour : $59
  • Addis Ababa highlights of the city tour: $59
  • Guided City Tour / Addis Ababa Guided City Tour: $60
  • Addis Ababa city Tour: $60
  • Half Day City Tour of Addis Ababa : $60
  • Addis Ababa Guided City Tours: $63
  • Guided City Tour: $65
  • A guided tour of Addis Abeba that includes a city viewpoint: $65

Tours and Activities in Casablanca

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

  • "Fes to Casablanca Tour: Discover the Fascinating Journey": $313
  • 2-Hour Casablanca Walking Tour : $39
  • 20 Km Bike Tour in Exploring the Vibrant City: $59
  • 3-Hour Private Casablanca Authentic Home Dining Experience: $100
  • Casablanca & Rabat Full Day Cultural Private Tour: $199
  • Casablanca Airport Layover Private Cultural Tour: $220
  • Casablanca Airport Layover Tour with Return to Airport or Hotel Dropoff: $75
  • Casablanca City Tour with Hassan II mosque ticket: $39
  • Casablanca City Tour with Hassan II mosque ticket, Optional lunch: $61
  • Casablanca Guided City Tour Includes Mosque Entrance Fee: $66
  • Casablanca Guided City Tour with Mosque Entry Ticket: $76
  • Casablanca Guided Private Tour: $194

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Addis Ababa $6.63
    Casablanca -

Sample the Local Flavors in Addis Ababa

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Addis Ababa:

  • Pub crawl Addis Ababa: $55
  • Pub-crawl Tour ( locally crafted beer and wine tasting ): $58
  • Locally crafted beer and wine tasting and nightlife in Addis tour: $65
  • Night Tour Addis Ababa beer and wine tasting: $69

Sample the Local Flavors in Casablanca

Also in Casablanca, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Wine Tasting and Lunch at the oldest Domaine from Casablanca: $299

When comparing the travel costs between Addis Ababa and Casablanca, we can see that Casablanca is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Africa, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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

Which is Bigger, Addis Ababa or Casablanca?

Casablanca has a larger population, and is about 14% larger than the population of Addis Ababa. When comparing the sizes of Addis Ababa and Casablanca, 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.

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