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

Should you visit Almeria or Rabat?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Almeria and Rabat. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Almeria or Rabat?

Almeria

Almeria is a city (and province) in the Andalusia region of Spain. It is located in the southeast area of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Almeria is a charming area rich in history. Though it is not as well known as some more popular cities in the area, such as Granada, Seville, or Malaga, its popularity has increased significantly over the years with the growth of its holiday areas. Almeria has over 62 miles of untamed coastline, something that is hard to find on the Mediterranean, and has outstandingly beautiful landscapes, which stands out even in an area of natural beauty. The spectacular beaches with warm waters of the Mediterranean, abundant historic and cultural sites, and large tourist centers makes Almeria a great travel destination.

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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Sightseeing Tours in Spain, The Best Romantic Tours for Couples in Spain, The Best 2-Week Tours in Morocco, and Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Morocco.


Which place is cheaper, Rabat or Almeria?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Almeria is €99, while the average daily cost in Rabat is €41. 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 Almeria and Rabat in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Almeria 44
    Rabat 25
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Almeria 88
    Rabat 50
Compare Hotels in Almeria and Rabat

Looking for a hotel in Almeria 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 Almeria


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: Rabat Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Almeria 20
    Rabat 1.97

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Almeria

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Almeria:

  • Transfers desde Aeropuerto de Almería (LEI) a Vera Playa - 4 pasajeros: $124
  • Almería Private Transfer from the city centre or Cabo de Gata to Almería Airport: $65
  • Almería Private Transfer from Almería Airport to City centre or Cabo de Gata: $65
  • Tabernas: transfer + ticket Fort Bravo or Minihollywood: $62
  • Private Transfer from Almeria Airport to / from Almeria Spain: $42

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:

  • Private Transfer From Rabat To Fez: $109
  • "Rabat to Marrakech Private Transfer: Smooth and Comfortable": $120
  • One-Way Transfer from Fez to Rabat via volubilis & meknes : $196
  • One-Way Transfer from Rabat to Fez via meknes & volubilis : $196
  • Private Transfer From Rabat Airport to Rabat City: $31
  • Private Transfer from Rabat (RBA) Airport to Bouznika: $87
  • Private Transfer from Rabat (RBA) Airport to Casablanca: $163
  • Private Transfer from Rabat (RBA) Airport to Fes: $272
  • Private Transfer from Rabat (RBA) Airport to Kenitra: $109
  • Private Transfer from Rabat (RBA) Airport to Larache: $254
  • Private Transfer from Rabat (RBA) Airport to Skhirat: $76
  • Private Transfer from Rabat (RBA) Airport to Temara: $65

Is it cheaper to fly into Almeria or Rabat?

Prices for flights to both Rabat and Almeria 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
    Almeria 40
    Rabat 12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Almeria

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

  • Spanish Paella Private Online Cooking Class: $40

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Rabat

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

  • Small Group Cooking Classes with Tour of Rabat : $45
  • Join Best Moroccan Cooking Class with Chef Khadija ( Over 35 years Experience ): $49
  • Cooking Class in a Family Home: $66
  • Walking Food Tour: $75
  • Rabat Food Tour in the Old Town: $75
  • Rabat Food Tour Like a Local: $75
  • Rabat Family Cooking Class: $75
  • Traditional Moroccan Cooking Class in Rabat with a Local Family: $110
  • Private Market Tour and Authentic Moroccan Cooking Lesson with a Rabat Local: $120

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Almeria 16
    Rabat 2.66

Tours and Activities in Almeria

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

  • Almería: Cathedral Entry Ticket: $7.46
  • Almería: Cathedral and Convent of the Puras Entry Ticket: $9.59
  • Almería: Cathedral and Monastery of Las Puras Guided Tour: $12
  • Almería: Guided City Discovery Tour: $16
  • Almería: Legends and Mysteries Evening Walking Tour: $11
  • Almeria : Private Custom Walking Tour With A Local Guide: $49
  • Almeria like a Local: Customized Private Tour : $52
  • Alcazaba Guided Tour: $16
  • Convent of the Puras Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket: $5.33
  • History and Hidden Corners Essential Walking Tour: $14
  • Private custom tour with a local guide: $48
  • Spanish Civil War Shelters Ticket and Official Tour: $11

Tours and Activities in Rabat

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

  • SUP Adventure Rabat (kayaking, stand up paddle , boating) VIP: $15
  • Rabat old Medina ,Hassan Tower and Kasbah Oudaya Walking tour : $40
  • Private Cultural Walking Tour of Rabat with Licensed Tour Guide: $42
  • Rabat tour ;Small Group Guided Walking tour in the City of Light: $43
  • Private Surf Experience in Rabat: $44
  • Private Boat Tour of the Bouregreg River, a Traditional Boat: $45
  • Private Walking Guided Cultural Stroll with Licensed Tour Expert: $53
  • Private Guided City Walking Tour: $61
  • 4WD adventure Todra Gorge to Dades Valley - Aventures Verticales Maroc: $63
  • Private Boat Exploration Tour in Rabat: $65
  • Private Guided Tour in Rabat City: $76
  • Best of Rabat Tour (half-day): $78

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Almeria 4.29
    Rabat -

Sample the Local Flavors in Almeria

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

  • Almería Visit to Eco Winery Cortijo El Cura and wine tasting: $24
  • Almería Wine tour and tasting in English in Bio Winery: $24


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Almeria and Rabat, we can see that Almeria is more expensive. And not only is Rabat much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Almeria is in Europe and Rabat is in Africa, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Rabat would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Rabat 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 Almeria would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Almeria than you might in Rabat.

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


Which is Bigger, Almeria or Rabat?

Rabat has a larger population, and is about 9 times larger than the population of Almeria. When comparing the sizes of Almeria and Rabat, 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 Almeria or Rabat?

Almeria has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Rabat experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Almeria or Rabat in the Summer?

Both Rabat and Almeria during the summer are popular places to visit. Most visitors come to Almeria for the beaches, the hiking, and the family-friendly experiences during these months. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Rabat year-round.

In July, Almeria is generally a little warmer than Rabat. Daily temperatures in Almeria average around 26°C (78°F), and Rabat fluctuates around 23°C (73°F).

In Rabat, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Almeria. In the summer, Almeria often gets more sunshine than Rabat. Almeria gets 343 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Rabat receives 315 hours of full sun.

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


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Almeria 26°C (78°F) 
    Rabat 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Almeria or Rabat in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Almeria and Rabat. The autumn months attract visitors to Almeria because of the hiking trails and the natural beauty of the area. Rabat attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

Almeria is around the same temperature as Rabat in the autumn. The daily temperature in Almeria averages around 20°C (68°F) in October, and Rabat fluctuates around 20°C (67°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Rabat this time of the year. In Almeria, it's very sunny this time of the year. Almeria usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Rabat during autumn. Almeria gets 220 hours of sunny skies, while Rabat receives 234 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Almeria usually receives less rain than Rabat. Almeria gets 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Rabat receives 44 mm (1.7 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Almeria 20°C (68°F) 
    Rabat 20°C (67°F)

Should I visit Almeria or Rabat in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Almeria as well as Rabat. The cuisine are the main draw to Almeria this time of year. The warm climate attracts visitors to Rabat throughout the year.

In the winter, Almeria is around the same temperature as Rabat. Typically, the winter temperatures in Almeria in January average around 13°C (55°F), and Rabat averages at about 13°C (56°F).

In the winter, Almeria often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Rabat. Almeria gets 186 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Rabat receives 182 hours of full sun.

Almeria usually gets less rain in January than Rabat. Almeria gets 27 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Rabat receives 81 mm (3.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Almeria 13°C (55°F) 
    Rabat 13°C (56°F)

Should I visit Almeria or Rabat in the Spring?

Both Rabat and Almeria are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Many travelers come to Almeria for the beaches and the natural beauty. Plenty of visitors come to Rabat because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In April, Almeria is generally around the same temperature as Rabat. Daily temperatures in Almeria average around 16°C (61°F), and Rabat fluctuates around 16°C (60°F).

It's quite sunny in Rabat. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Almeria. Almeria usually receives less sunshine than Rabat during spring. Almeria gets 235 hours of sunny skies, while Rabat receives 255 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Almeria usually receives less rain than Rabat. Almeria gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Rabat receives 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Almeria 16°C (61°F) 
    Rabat 16°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Rabat and Almeria

Almeria Rabat
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 27 mm (1.1 in) 13°C (56°F) 81 mm (3.2 in)
Feb 13°C (56°F) 18 mm (0.7 in) 14°C (57°F) 74 mm (2.9 in)
Mar 14°C (58°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 15°C (59°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Apr 16°C (61°F) 26 mm (1 in) 16°C (60°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 12 mm (0.5 in) 18°C (64°F) 25 mm (1 in)
Jun 23°C (73°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 20°C (69°F) 7 mm (0.3 in)
Jul 26°C (78°F) 1 mm (0 in) 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Aug 26°C (79°F) 1 mm (0 in) 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Sep 24°C (76°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 22°C (72°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 20°C (67°F) 44 mm (1.7 in)
Nov 16°C (61°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 16°C (62°F) 97 mm (3.8 in)
Dec 13°C (56°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 14°C (57°F) 102 mm (4 in)