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

Should you visit Antananarivo or Casablanca?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Antananarivo and Casablanca can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Antananarivo or Casablanca?


Antananarivo is the capital of Madagascar; it is also sometimes referred to as Tana. This city is the cultural and political center of Madagascar as a whole. There are multiple universities, museums, and other social venues in the city, as well as a national rugby team. This city has a very apparent French influence.


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 Wildlife Tours to Madagascar, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Madagascar, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Morocco, and The Best 10-Day Tours in Morocco.

Which place is cheaper, Casablanca or Antananarivo?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Antananarivo is $71, 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 Antananarivo and Casablanca in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antananarivo $30
    Casablanca $42
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antananarivo $60
    Casablanca $84
Compare Hotels in Antananarivo and Casablanca

Looking for a hotel in Antananarivo 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 Antananarivo

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: Antananarivo Hotel Prices and Casablanca Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antananarivo $14
    Casablanca $11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Antananarivo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Antananarivo:

  • Private Airport Transfert Ivato Antananarivo: $43

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:

  • Best Private Transfer From Casablanca Airport To All Morocco: $17
  • Transfer from Mohammed V Airport to your hotel Casablanca: $18
  • Mohammed V Airport to City Private Transfer: $19
  • Private Transfer to Mohammed V Airport: $19
  • Casablanca Mohamed V Airport to Hotels Private Arrival transfer : $19
  • Private transfer from Casablanca Airport to hotels and cities: $20
  • Transfer from your hotel Casablanca to Mohammed V Airport: $20
  • Private Transfer from Casablanca Hotels to Casablanca Cruise Port: $21
  • Private Transfer from Casablanca Cruise Port to Casablanca hotels: $21
  • Casablanca Cruise Port to Casablanca hotels - Arrival Private Transfer: $21
  • Casablanca Mohammed V Airport (CMN) to Casablanca - Arrival Private Transfer: $21
  • Casablanca hotels to Mohammed V Airport (CMN) - Departure Private Van Transfer: $21

Is it cheaper to fly into Antananarivo or Casablanca?

Prices for flights to both Casablanca and Antananarivo 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
    Antananarivo $29
    Casablanca $19

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Antananarivo

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

  • Private City and food tour in Antananarivo: $107
  • Cooking And Cuisine Tasting From Tana-Malagasy Fine Foodie Madagascar Tour: $245

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.

  • Street Food Tour by Night: $61
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $64
  • Authentic Moroccan Food Tour in Casablanca with Dinner: $64
  • Street private Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $68
  • Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $72
  • Experience Casablanca Night Tour & Authentic Moroccan Dinner: $74
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $74
  • Central Market Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $97
  • Beach view cooking class: $105
  • Casablanca Food Tour: $106
  • Casablanca Food Tour - Marché Central & Seafood Lunch: $140
  • Private Moroccan Cooking Class in Casablanca with a Local Expert: $145

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Antananarivo $24
    Casablanca $8.91

Tours and Activities in Antananarivo

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

  • Antanavario: Private custom tour with a local guide: $24
  • Antananarivo Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour: $25
  • Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide: $30
  • Antananarivo : Custom Walking Tour With A Guide (Private Tour): $35
  • Private Ambohimanga and Ironwork Shop Tour from Antananarivo: $86
  • Private Tour Through the Wildlife of Madagascar and the Kingdom of Rova: $136
  • Day - Tour Ampefy: $144
  • Half-Day Private Tour in Lemur's Park: $150
  • Full Day Private Tour in Antananarivo: $202
  • Lemur Day Tour at Andasibe Rainforest and Vakona Lodge Reserve: $299
  • 3 days -Wildlife and Lemur discovery Tour to Andasibe: $856
  • From 9 days unique adventure trip to Tulear: $2,085

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: $13
  • Hassan II Mosque Skip-the-Line Guided Tour: $15
  • Hassan II Mosque Premium Tour with Entry Ticket: $15
  • Skip the line Hassan 2 mosque Premium Tour entry ticket included: $15
  • Skip the line Hassan II Mosque guided Tour entry tickets included: $15
  • Private Tour the Mosque Hassan II & Notre Damme Cathedral: $17
  • HoplaPass 1 Day: Self-Guided Electric Scooter Tour: $17
  • The Backstage of Art: Private Guided Tour: $21
  • Historical and Cultural Casablanca Half-Day Guided Tour: $21
  • City Tour with Hassan II Mosque Entry Ticket: $24
  • Traditional Souks Shopping Private Guided Tour: $24
  • casablanca Shopping Hidden Souks : Private guided Tour: $26

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Antananarivo $9.56
    Casablanca -

When comparing the travel costs between Antananarivo 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 Antananarivo Expensive? and Is Casablanca Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Antananarivo or Casablanca?

Casablanca has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Antananarivo. When comparing the sizes of Antananarivo 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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