Should you visit Antsiranana or Rabat?
If you're trying to decide where to visit between Antsiranana or Rabat, this travel cost comparison can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.
Antsiranana is the capital of Madagascar's northernmost province, Diana, and until 1975 it was known as Diego Suarez. The city has a port that has become a site for naval repairs and is the largest in the entire Indian Ocean. The port is mainly used for tinned fish and bottled drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic). The city has a population of a little over 100,000. The French used the city as a military base after independence from 1960 until 1973, after the socialist revolution.
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.
Which city is cheaper, Rabat or Antsiranana?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Antsiranana is $83, while the average daily cost in Rabat is $40. 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 city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Antsiranana and Rabat in more detail.
The prices for places to stay in Antsiranana can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is $40, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around $80.
Travelers usually pay around $50 for a double occupancy room in Rabat If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
The price of a meal in Antsiranana can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $33 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $13 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.
In Rabat travelers spend around $11 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
Meals for one day
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Rabat
For Rabat, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Best Moroccan Cooking Class with Chef Khadija ( Over 35 years Experience ):
Rabat Family Cooking Class:
Rabat Food Tour in the Old Town:
Rabat Food Tour Like a Local:
Rabat Restaurant Cooking Class:
Food Tour in Rabat:
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Antsiranana than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $13 on transportation in Antsiranana on average per day.
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Rabat than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $1.89 on transportation in Rabat on average per day.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Rabat
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Rabat:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rabat
Also for Rabat, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Transfer Rabat to Tetouan:
Transfer Rabat to Tangier:
Transfer Rabat to Salé:
Transfer Rabat to Safi:
Transfer Rabat to Rabat Airport:
Transfer Rabat to Mohammedia:
Transfer Rabat to Meknes:
Transfer Rabat to Marrakech:
Transfer Rabat to Kenitra:
Transfer Rabat to Fes:
Transfer Rabat to Essaouira:
Transfer Rabat to El Jadida:
Is it cheaper to fly into Antsiranana or Rabat?
Prices for flights to both Rabat and Antsiranana 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.
Sightseeing expenses in Antsiranana, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $17 per day, per person.
Sightseeing expenses in Rabat, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $2.56 per day, per person.
Tours and Activities in Rabat
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Rabat.
3 DAYS PRIVATE TOUR FROM RABAT TO SAHARA DESERT OF MERZOUGA and Marrakech:
3 Days Tour From Rabat To Sahara Desert Of Merzouga:
4 Day 3 Nights Morocco Family Tour from Rabat to Sahara Desert with kids:
4 Day Authentic Morocco Tour from Rabat to Sahara Desert:
4 Day Best of Morocco Tour from Rabat to Marrakech via Fes and Desert:
4 Day Sahara Desert Tour from Rabat (Tour Finishes in Marrakech):
7 Nights 8 Days Casablanca Tour:
7 days tour from Rabat to Marrakech via Sahara desert:
Best of Rabat Tour (half-day):
Fes Full Day Private Tour from Rabat:
Full-Day Private Photography Tour in Rabat:
Luxury Desert Tour from Rabat to Merzouga and Marrakech for 4 Days 3 Nights:
Typically, people visiting Antsiranana spend on average $9.25 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Antsiranana and Rabat, we can see that Antsiranana is more expensive. And not only is Rabat much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. 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 Antsiranana would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Antsiranana than you might in Rabat.
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