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

Should you visit Antananarivo or Fez?

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 Fez 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 Fez?


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.


Fez is the historical capital of Morocco and has one of the country's most impressive and elaborate medinas. It's authentic and traditional atmosphere attracts travelers from all over the world. It's fun to wander the city's elaborate alleyways, sample the food, and soak up the sights and smells. In Fez's medina you'll find donkeys, carts, spices, and pottery. You'll find traditional foods, locals bartering for goods, and religious buildings that date back hundreds of years. The medina is also the world's largest car free urban zone.

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, Fez 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 Fez is $53. 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 Fez in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Antananarivo $30
    Fez $28
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Antananarivo $60
    Fez $56
Compare Hotels in Antananarivo and Fez

Looking for a hotel in Antananarivo or Fez? 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 Fez

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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 Fez Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Antananarivo $14
    Fez $4.96

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 Fez

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

  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Fez

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

  • Private Airport Transfer Arrival OR Departure: $11
  • Transfer From Fez Airport to Fes Medina: $11
  • Private Airport Transfer Arrival & Departure: $11
  • Private transfer from/to the Airport of Fez (Including SIM Card): $13
  • Private Airport Transfer Arrival OR Departure: $14
  • Fez : One-Way Private Airport Transfer: $14
  • Private Fes Airport Transfers: $18
  • Transfer from Fez airport to the hotel or riad: $19
  • Fez Airport to Hotel Transfer: $23
  • Private Departure Transfer: Fez Hotel to Fez Airport: $24
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Fez Sais Airport to Fez Hotel: $24
  • Fes Saiss Private airport transfer with arrival and departure: $24

Is it cheaper to fly into Antananarivo or Fez?

Prices for flights to both Fez 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
    Fez $18

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
  • Street food and Cooking class tour in Antananarivo: $110
  • Cooking And Cuisine Tasting From Tana-Malagasy Fine Foodie Madagascar Tour: $245

Typical Food Prices in Fez

For Fez, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:

  • Yogurt
  • Dinner for 2

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Fez

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

  • Lunch/Dinner with Moroccan family : $27
  • Moroccan Cuisine Fez Cooking Class : $38
  • Baking Workshops at Fez Cooking School at Palais Amani: $41
  • Cooking Class with Bread Workshop and Pastry in Fes: $44
  • Unforgettable Cooking Class in Fez : $46
  • Cooking Class - Moroccan cuisine: $49
  • Fes Family Cooking Class: $50
  • Tour to Fez Morocco with Lunch or Dinner: $52
  • Private 5 h Fez Cooking Class with a local family: $55
  • Cooking Local Tajine Class in Fez: $55
  • fez cooking tour: $57
  • Full Day Fes Cooking Class Experience: $59

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Antananarivo $24
    Fez $6.21

Tours and Activities in Antananarivo

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

  • 3 days -Wildlife and Lemur discovery Tour to Andasibe: $856
  • Antananarivo : Custom Walking Tour With A Guide (Private Tour): $35
  • Antananarivo Like a Local: Customized Guided Tour: $25
  • Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide: $30
  • Antanavario: Private custom tour with a local guide: $24
  • Day - Tour Ampefy: $145
  • From 9 days unique adventure trip to Tulear: $2,087
  • Full Day Private Tour in Antananarivo: $203
  • Half-Day Private Tour in Lemur's Park: $150
  • Lemur Day Tour at Andasibe Rainforest and Vakona Lodge Reserve: $299
  • Madagascar Adventures on Tana, West, East, North, and South: $2,600
  • Madagascar: Andasibe and Nosy Be Tour in one week: $2,800

Typical Entertainment Prices in Fez

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Fez's activities, tours, and tickets:

  • Granary Fee

Tours and Activities in Fez

For Fez, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Fes walking Tour with a group : $8.73
  • 4 Hours Private Guided Tour in Fez: $13
  • Half-Day Guided Tour in Fes : $13
  • A group walking tour in Fes, Morocco : $15
  • Cultural tour in Fez: $15
  • Outstanding Private Tour to the Old Medina of Fez: $16
  • Fez Half Day Facinating Guided Tour : $16
  • Fez guided Tour Group Tour Half Day: $16
  • Private Shopping Tour in the Souks of the Old Medina: $16
  • Fez Rampart Tour Including Chouara Tannery: $18
  • Fes Guided tours, Cultural tour: $20
  • Shared Group Day Tour to Ourika Valley from Marrakech: $20

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Antananarivo $9.56
    Fez -

Sample the Local Flavors in Fez

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

  • Full-Day Boutique Winery and Wine Tasting Tour from Fez: $251

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

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

Which is Bigger, Antananarivo or Fez?

Antananarivo has a larger population, and is about 44% larger than the population of Fez. When comparing the sizes of Antananarivo and Fez, 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.