A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Asilah vs. Barcelona for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Asilah or Barcelona?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Asilah and Barcelona 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: Asilah or Barcelona?

Asilah

Spend your summers like the rich and famous with a trip to Asilah, Morocco. With pristine, white buildings and wrought-iron windows, this gorgeous city still holds the traditions from a time when it was under Spanish rule. The town remains rather quiet for most of the year, with a population surge in the summer months. Beaches are packed and there are tourists as far as the eye can see. If you're not a fan of crowds, consider visiting in the spring or fall when the weather is nice, but the tourists are gone.

Barcelona

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain with a population of over 1.5 million people. It's also the capital of Catalonia and is located on the northeastern part of the Mediterranean coast. Barcelona is one of the country's most popular travel destinations because of its rich history, interesting architecture, and vibrant culture. Barcelona hosted the 1992 Summer Olympic games and that had a strong influence over tourism in the area. Many different neighborhoods were renovated and rebuilt. Modern design became the norm in many parts of the city, although there is still an old city feel and many efforts at preservation.

Which place is cheaper, Barcelona or Asilah?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Asilah is $66, while the average daily cost in Barcelona is $168. 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 Asilah and Barcelona in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Asilah $29
    Barcelona $104
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Asilah $58
    Barcelona $208
Compare Hotels in Asilah and Barcelona

Looking for a hotel in Asilah or Barcelona? 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 Asilah


Hotels in Barcelona


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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: Asilah Hotel Prices and Barcelona Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Asilah $15
    Barcelona $21

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Asilah

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

  • Tangier: Private Transfer to Asilah: $73

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Barcelona

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Barcelona are as follows:


  • 10 Trip Metro Ticket
    $8.44
  • Airport Bus
    $5.41
  • Metro
    $2.27

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Barcelona

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Barcelona:

  • From Girona & Costa Brava Day Trip with Transfers: $607
  • Private Transfer Barcelona - Benidorm: $531
  • Private Day Trip to Montserrat with Transfers: $499
  • Private Transfer from Barcelona to Figueres: $297
  • Barcelona Private Transfer from Barcelona Airport to PortAventura hotels: $293
  • Private Transfer Tarragona Port to Barcelona/Hotels: $287
  • Private Transfer from Barcelona to Tarragona Cruise Terminal: $284
  • Montserrat Half Day Private Guided Tour with Transfers: $276
  • Barcelona to Andorra Private Transfer: $271
  • Private Transfer from Barcelona Airport to Port Aventura: $265
  • Private Transfer from Barcelona to Girona City (or vice versa): $265
  • Private Transfer from Barcelona to Tossa de Mar/ Lloret de Mar: $265

Is it cheaper to fly into Asilah or Barcelona?

Prices for flights to both Barcelona and Asilah 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
    Asilah $24
    Barcelona $35
Typical Food Prices in Asilah

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Asilah:


  • Cookies
    $0.50
  • Breakfast for Two
    $4.99
  • Tagine Dinner for 2
    $7.49

Typical Food Prices in Barcelona

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


  • Hot Cocoa & Churro
    $4.49
  • Sandwich
    $1.84
  • Baguette & Horchata
    $4.11
  • Tapas on the beach
    $8.96
  • Gelatto
    $2.71

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Barcelona

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

  • Flamenco at El Patio Andaluz with Optional Dinner: $27
  • Walking Tour + Flamenco + Tapas Dinner (choose options): $27
  • Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona with Set Lunch or Dinner: $30
  • La Barceloneta: Tapas Food Tour: $38
  • Flamenco Casa Sors & Guitar Museum with Dinner or Drink: $39
  • Barcelona La Barceloneta Tapas Food Tour: $39
  • Wine Tasting and Tapas 5-Course Pairing Dinner: $60
  • Barcelona street food tour La Boqueria Market: $61
  • Wine Tasting & Tapas Pairing Dinner: $61
  • Private Evening Cruise with Dinner and Drinks: $70
  • Paella Cooking Experience & Boqueria Market Tour: $70
  • Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona: $72

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Asilah $22
    Barcelona $36

Tours and Activities in Asilah

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

  • Morocco and Blue Cities: 3 Day Tour from Málaga: $324

Typical Entertainment Prices in Barcelona

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Barcelona are as follows:


  • Picasso Walking Tour and Museum Pass
    $45
  • Souvenir Gaudi Book
    $9.25
  • Admission to Museo Picasso
    $6.49

Tours and Activities in Barcelona

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

  • Barcelona Christmas Walking Tour: $30
  • Barcelona Sunset Sailing Experience : $105
  • Cruise into Barcelona? Get the Most out of Your Visit!: $55
  • Dali Museum, Besalu & Girona Tour from Barcelona by Fast Train : $121
  • Girona and Costa Brava with Lunch: VIP Small Group Tour: $191
  • Montserrat Mountains Half - Day Private Tour - From Barcelona : $263
  • Private Guides Barcelona Tour with Skip The Line in Cathedral: $220
  • Private Mountain Bike Tour in Barcelona: $33
  • Sagrada Familia "Fast Track" Guided Tour in Barcelona: $99
  • Sagrada Familia Bike Tour in Small Group: $87
  • Sagrada Familia Comedy Tour: $3.30
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour - Legends of the Gothic Quarter: $10

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Asilah $6.99
    Barcelona $18

Sample the Local Flavors in Barcelona

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Barcelona:

  • Original Pub Crawl: $13
  • Pub Crawl with VIP Venue Access and Welcome Shots: $16
  • Barcelona Pub Crawl by KING - Nightlife Party Experience: $16
  • Barcelona Pub Crawl by King - Free shot with VIP Entry: $16
  • Estrella Damm Brewery Guided Tour with Tasting: $16
  • Estrella Damm Brewery in El Prat de Llobregat tour with Tasting: $17
  • Night Pub Crawl Tour in Barcelona: $17
  • Estrella Damm Old Brewery Tour with Tasting: $22
  • Pub Crawl Barcelona by EVOLVE The BEST night experience: $22
  • Barcelona Pub Crawl by KING - Free shot and VIP Entry: $22
  • Estrella Damm Old Brewery Barcelona Guided Tour with Beer Tasting: $22
  • Nightlife Tour - Barcelona Bar Crawl with Flamingos: $24


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

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


Which is Bigger, Asilah or Barcelona?

Barcelona has a larger population, and is about 50 times larger than the population of Asilah. When comparing the sizes of Asilah and Barcelona, 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 Asilah or Barcelona?

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

Should I visit Asilah or Barcelona in the Summer?

Both Barcelona and Asilah during the summer are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Asilah because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Also, the beaches, the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Barcelona this time of year.

In the summer, Asilah is around the same temperature as Barcelona. Typically, the summer temperatures in Asilah in July average around 24°C (74°F), and Barcelona averages at about 23°C (73°F).

In Barcelona, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Asilah. In the summer, Asilah often gets more sunshine than Barcelona. Asilah gets 346 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Barcelona receives 308 hours of full sun.

Asilah usually gets less rain in July than Barcelona. Asilah gets 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Barcelona receives 22 mm (0.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Asilah 24°C (74°F) 
    Barcelona 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Asilah or Barcelona in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Asilah and Barcelona. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Asilah year-round. Also, many travelers come to Barcelona for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In October, Asilah is generally a little warmer than Barcelona. Daily temperatures in Asilah average around 20°C (68°F), and Barcelona fluctuates around 17°C (63°F).

In Asilah, it's very sunny this time of the year. Asilah usually receives more sunshine than Barcelona during autumn. Asilah gets 235 hours of sunny skies, while Barcelona receives 181 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Asilah usually receives less rain than Barcelona. Asilah gets 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Barcelona receives 94 mm (3.7 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Asilah 20°C (68°F) 
    Barcelona 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Asilah or Barcelona in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Asilah as well as Barcelona. Asilah attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. Also, many visitors come to Barcelona in the winter for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Asilah is a little warmer than Barcelona in the winter. The daily temperature in Asilah averages around 13°C (55°F) in January, and Barcelona fluctuates around 9°C (48°F).

In the winter, Asilah often gets more sunshine than Barcelona. Asilah gets 169 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Barcelona receives 146 hours of full sun.

Asilah receives a lot of rain in the winter. Asilah usually gets more rain in January than Barcelona. Asilah gets 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain, while Barcelona receives 44 mm (1.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Asilah 13°C (55°F) 
    Barcelona 9°C (48°F)

Should I visit Asilah or Barcelona in the Spring?

Both Barcelona and Asilah are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Asilah throughout the year. Also, most visitors come to Barcelona for the beaches, the activities around the city, and the natural beauty during these months.

In the spring, Asilah is a little warmer than Barcelona. Typically, the spring temperatures in Asilah in April average around 15°C (60°F), and Barcelona averages at about 13°C (55°F).

It's quite sunny in Barcelona. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Asilah. Asilah usually receives more sunshine than Barcelona during spring. Asilah gets 251 hours of sunny skies, while Barcelona receives 204 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Asilah usually receives more rain than Barcelona. Asilah gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Barcelona receives 51 mm (2 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Asilah 15°C (60°F) 
    Barcelona 13°C (55°F)

Typical Weather for Barcelona and Asilah

Asilah Barcelona
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 104 mm (4.1 in) 9°C (48°F) 44 mm (1.7 in)
Feb 13°C (56°F) 99 mm (3.9 in) 10°C (50°F) 36 mm (1.4 in)
Mar 14°C (57°F) 72 mm (2.8 in) 11°C (52°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Apr 15°C (60°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 13°C (55°F) 51 mm (2 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 37 mm (1.5 in) 16°C (61°F) 57 mm (2.2 in)
Jun 21°C (69°F) 14 mm (0.6 in) 20°C (67°F) 38 mm (1.5 in)
Jul 24°C (74°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 23°C (73°F) 22 mm (0.9 in)
Aug 24°C (75°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 23°C (74°F) 66 mm (2.6 in)
Sep 23°C (73°F) 15 mm (0.6 in) 21°C (70°F) 79 mm (3.1 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 65 mm (2.6 in) 17°C (63°F) 94 mm (3.7 in)
Nov 16°C (61°F) 135 mm (5.3 in) 13°C (55°F) 74 mm (2.9 in)
Dec 13°C (56°F) 129 mm (5.1 in) 10°C (49°F) 50 mm (2 in)