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

Should you visit Alexandria or Casablanca?

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

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Alexandria and Casablanca can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Alexandria or Casablanca?

Alexandria

There are few cities in the world with a history as rich, deep, tragic and fascinating than Alexandria, Egypt. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Egypt's second largest city has seen the most extreme ups and extreme downs. The city watched the beautiful and iconic Alexandria Lighthouse crumble to the ground after several natural disasters. The Alexandria Library housed their most sacred and historical documents only to be burned to the ground. These structures may be physically gone, but the history remains. Alexandria is a city with an ancient allure that draws in visitors from all over the world. Alexandria is a survivor city ready for a comeback.

Casablanca

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 Luxury Tours to Egypt, The Best Budget Tours to Egypt, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Morocco, and The Best 10-Day Tours in Morocco.


Which place is cheaper, Casablanca or Alexandria?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Alexandria is $17, 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 Alexandria and Casablanca in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Alexandria $7.99
    Casablanca $42
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Alexandria $16
    Casablanca $84
Compare Hotels in Alexandria and Casablanca

Looking for a hotel in Alexandria 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 Alexandria


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: Alexandria Hotel Prices and Casablanca Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Alexandria $2.49
    Casablanca $11
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Alexandria

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Alexandria:


  • Taxi to Train Station
    $0.08

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Alexandria

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Alexandria:

  • Private Transfer from Alexandria Airport (HBE) to Alexandria Port: $16
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria Port to Alexandria City Hotels: $16
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria City hotels to Alexandria Port : $16
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria Port to Alexandria Airport (HBE): $16
  • Private Airport Transfer in Alexandria: $22
  • Alexandria to Alexandria Airport - Departure Private Transfer: $26
  • Borg El Arab Arrival & Departure Transfers: $40
  • Private Transfer From Alexandria City To Cairo Airport: $40
  • Private Transfer from 6 of October City to El Cairo (CAI) Airport: $52
  • Private Transfer around El Nouzha Airport (ALY) in Alexandria: $63
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo/Giza Hotels or Cairo./Giza to Alexandr: $65
  • Private One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Cairo and Giza Hotels: $68

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Casablanca

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


  • Train from Airport (for 2)
    $6.98
  • Taxi Ride
    $7.98

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Casablanca

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Casablanca:

  • Casablanca Tour with Round-Trip Airport Transfer: $85
  • Mohammed V Airport (CMN) to Casablanca Cruise Port - Arrival Private Transfer: $21
  • One-Way Transfer from Casablanca to Fez via rabat : $218
  • Private Transfer Marrakech-Casablanca: $152
  • - transfer from CasaBlanca to Fez Airport or city: $147
  • Best Private Transfer From Casablanca Airport To All Morocco: $17
  • Casablanca & Marrakech Private Transfer: $328
  • Casablanca & Marrakech Private Transfer: $191
  • Casablanca & Marrakech Private Transfer: $174
  • Casablanca : Private Transfer From Fez To Casablanca: $142
  • Casablanca Airport (CMN) to Casablanca City Private Transfer (FREE SIM Card): $69
  • Casablanca Airport (CMN): Transfer to Casablanca Cruise Port: $104

Is it cheaper to fly into Alexandria or Casablanca?

Prices for flights to both Casablanca and Alexandria 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
    Alexandria $6.46
    Casablanca $19

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Alexandria

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

  • Half-Day Food Tour in Alexandria, Egypt: $35
  • Alexandria Food Tour: $50

Typical Food Prices in Casablanca

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


  • Breakfast
    $2.99
  • Lunch
    $8.97
  • Dinner at Rick's Cafe (for Two)
    $32

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Casablanca

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

  • Flavors of Morocco Food Tour in Casablanca: $30
  • Couscous Cooking with a Local Family: $50
  • Street Food Tour by Night: $60
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $64
  • Street private Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $66
  • Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $70
  • Experience Casablanca Night Tour & Authentic Moroccan Dinner: $72
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $74
  • Street Private Guided Food Tour with Tastings at Casablanca: $74
  • Central Market Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $95
  • Casablanca Food Tour - Moroccan Street Food Tour: $105
  • Casablanca Private Night Tour with Traditional Dinner: $130

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Alexandria $3.50
    Casablanca $8.90

Tours and Activities in Alexandria

Here are a few actual costs in Alexandria for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • The Ancient Roman Theater Entry Ticket: $3.80
  • Pompey's Pillar Entry Ticket: $3.80
  • Alexandria Library Entry Tickets With Pickup and Drop Off: $3.80
  • Citadel of Qaitbay Entry Ticket : $3.80
  • Alexandria Library Entry Ticket: $3.80
  • Skip The Line Entry Ticket to the Roman Theater in Alexandria: $4.27
  • Catacomb Of Kom El-Shoqafa Entry Ticket: $5.70
  • Alexandria Library Entry Ticket: $5.70
  • Qaitbay Citadel Entry Ticket: $5.70
  • Alexandria Library Skip the line Access Entry Ticket: $6.10
  • Citadel of Qaitbay E-ticket with Audio Tour and City Audio Tour: $12
  • Pompey's Pillar Entry Ticket Included Pickup And Drop Off: $14

Tours and Activities in Casablanca

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

  • Platinum Tour - Hassan II Mosque and cathedral: $10
  • Skip the line Hassan II mosque Premium Tour entry ticket included: $12
  • Hassan II Mosque Premium Tour with Entry Ticket: $15
  • Hassan II Mosque : Secure your Skip The Line Tickets Now !: $15
  • Skip the line Hassan II Mosque guided Tour entry tickets included: $15
  • Private Tour the Mosque Hassan II & Sacred Heart Cathedral: $15
  • The Backstage of Art: Private Guided Tour: $20
  • City Tour with Hassan II Mosque Entry Ticket: $24
  • Traditional Souks Shopping Private Guided Tour: $24
  • casablanca Shopping Hidden Souks : Private guided Tour: $26
  • City Highlights Tour with Lunch: $26
  • Hassan II Mosque: Fast-Track Tickets Available!: $31

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Alexandria $1.35
    Casablanca -

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 we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Alexandria and Casablanca, we can see that Casablanca is more expensive. And not only is Alexandria much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Alexandria would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Alexandria 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 Casablanca would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Casablanca than you might in Alexandria.

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


Which is Bigger, Alexandria or Casablanca?

Alexandria has a larger population, and is about 21% larger than the population of Casablanca. When comparing the sizes of Alexandria 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.


When is the best time to visit Alexandria or Casablanca?

Both destinations experience a warmer climate with nice weather most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season.

Should I visit Alexandria or Casablanca in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Alexandria and Casablanca. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Alexandria year-round. Casablanca attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

In July, Alexandria usually receives more rain than Casablanca. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 1 mm (0 in) of rain each month for the summer.

In July, Alexandria is generally a little warmer than Casablanca. Daily temperatures in Alexandria average around 26°C (79°F), and Casablanca fluctuates around 23°C (73°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Alexandria 26°C (79°F) 
    Casablanca 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Alexandria or Casablanca in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Alexandria as well as Casablanca. Alexandria attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. The warm climate attracts visitors to Casablanca throughout the year.

Alexandria usually gets less rain in October than Casablanca. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain this time of the year.

Alexandria is a little warmer than Casablanca in the autumn. The daily temperature in Alexandria averages around 22°C (72°F) in October, and Casablanca fluctuates around 20°C (67°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Alexandria 22°C (72°F) 
    Casablanca 20°C (67°F)

Should I visit Alexandria or Casablanca in the Winter?

Both Casablanca and Alexandria are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Alexandria throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Casablanca because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In January, Alexandria usually receives less rain than Casablanca. Alexandria gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 62 mm (2.5 in) of rain each month for the winter.

In the winter, Alexandria is around the same temperature as Casablanca. Typically, the winter temperatures in Alexandria in January average around 13°C (55°F), and Casablanca averages at about 13°C (55°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Alexandria 13°C (55°F) 
    Casablanca 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Alexandria or Casablanca in the Spring?

Both Casablanca and Alexandria during the spring are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Alexandria because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Casablanca year-round.

Alexandria usually gets less rain in April than Casablanca. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain this time of the year.

In April, Alexandria is generally a little warmer than Casablanca. Daily temperatures in Alexandria average around 19°C (66°F), and Casablanca fluctuates around 16°C (60°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Alexandria 19°C (66°F) 
    Casablanca 16°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Casablanca and Alexandria

Alexandria Casablanca
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 50 mm (2 in) 13°C (55°F) 62 mm (2.5 in)
Feb 13°C (55°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Mar 16°C (61°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 15°C (58°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Apr 19°C (66°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 16°C (60°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
May 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 18°C (64°F) 19 mm (0.7 in)
Jun 23°C (73°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 21°C (69°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)
Jul 26°C (79°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Aug 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 23°C (74°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 22°C (72°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Oct 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 20°C (67°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 16°C (62°F) 72 mm (2.9 in)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 50 mm (2 in) 14°C (57°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)