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

Should you visit Asilah or Madrid?

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 Madrid 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 Madrid?


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.


Madrid, the capital of Spain, overs visitors countless opportunities to experience Spain's culture, art, cuisine, and nightlife. It is the largest city in Spain, and as such has much to explore. The city is situated on the Iberian Peninsula on the Spanish central Castillian plateau. If you're flying into Spain, you'll likely fly into the Madrid airport as it's one of the largest airports in Europe. Madrid is well connected to the rest of Spain with planes, trains and buses, making it a popular place to visit for many travelers doing a European tour.

Which place is cheaper, Madrid 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 Madrid is $147. 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 Madrid in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Asilah $29
    Madrid $83
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Asilah $58
    Madrid $166
Compare Hotels in Asilah and Madrid

Looking for a hotel in Asilah or Madrid? 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 Madrid

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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 Madrid Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Asilah $15
    Madrid $20

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 Madrid

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

  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Madrid

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

  • Segovia: Full-Day Tour with Transfer to and from Madrid: $455
  • Private Transfer from Caravaca De La Cruz to Alicante–Elche (ALC) Airport: $294
  • Private Transfer from Puerto Lumbreras to Alicante–Elche (ALC) Airport: $284
  • Private Transfer from Moratalla to Alicante–Elche (ALC) Airport: $276
  • Private Transfer from Madrid Airport MAD to Segovia City by Van: $270
  • From Hot Air Balloon over Segovia with Transfer: $266
  • Private Transfer from Calasparra to Alicante–Elche (ALC) Airport: $254
  • Private Transfer from La Manga Puerto Maestre to Alicante–Elche (ALC) Airport: $248
  • Balloon Ride with Transfer Option from Madrid City: $238
  • Arrival Private Transfer Madrid Airport MAD to Avila City by Business Car: $231
  • Private Transfer from La Manga Club to Alicante–Elche (ALC) Airport: $229
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Madrid Airport MAD to Segovia City by Minivan: $226

Is it cheaper to fly into Asilah or Madrid?

Prices for flights to both Madrid 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 Meals for one day
    Asilah $24
    Madrid $36
Typical Food Prices in Asilah

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

  • Cookies
  • Breakfast for Two
  • Tagine Dinner for 2

Typical Food Prices in Madrid

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

  • Coffee
  • Ice Cream
  • Kebabs (for 2)
  • Croissant
  • Lunch at Airport (for 2)

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Madrid

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

  • Paella and Sangria Workshop with Dinner and Drinks: $37
  • Torres Bermejas Flamenco Show in Madrid with Dinner, Tapas or Drink: $39
  • Madrid Tipsy Tapas Guided Food Tour with Dinner: $42
  • Ultimate Madrid Tapas Crawl Food tour: $42
  • Tapas Dinner Party Food Tour with Guide: $42
  • Drunken Tapas Food Tour with Dinner in Madrid: $42
  • Tipsy Tapas Food Tour with Drinks and Food: $42
  • Madrid Tapas Dinner Party with Guide: $43
  • Madrid Tipsy Tapas Guided Food Tour with Dinner: $43
  • Madrid Tipsy Tapas Tour with Dinner and Drinks: $43
  • San Miguel Market and Street Food Tour: $43
  • Skip the Line: Flamenco Show with Dinner and Workshop in Madrid Ticket: $50

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Asilah $22
    Madrid $37

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

Tours and Activities in Madrid

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

  • Madrid Tour and Guided Visit Royal Palace: $77
  • Private Combo Tour Prado Museum and Reina Sofia: $224
  • Skip the Line Guided Tour Royal Palace Madrid: $73
  • Toledo with Cathedral from Madrid Full Day Tour: $136
  • 1-Hour Madrid Segway Tour: $32
  • 1-Hour Private Flamenco Class in Madrid Experience: $45
  • 2 Days Guided Cultural Tour in Madrid Royal Palace and 3 Museums : $209
  • 2 Hours Secrets of Madrid Retiro Park Tour: $11
  • 2-Hour Patisserie Experience for Dessert Lovers: $61
  • 2-Hour Private Walking Tour through the Beautiful Streets of Madrid: $50
  • 2-Hour Tour of the Madrid of Mysteries: $14
  • 2-Hour Walking Tour on the History of Islamic Medieval the origins: $39

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Asilah $6.99
    Madrid $21

Typical Alcohol Prices in Madrid

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Madrid are as follows:

  • Beer
  • Drinks and Tapas (for 2)

Sample the Local Flavors in Madrid

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Madrid:

  • Pub Crawl with Tapas and VIP Club Entry: $9.75
  • Madrid Pub Crawl with VIP Club Entrance: $11
  • Visit to the Winery with Wine Tasting and Appetizers in Navarra: $12
  • Pub crawl & Party Tour Madrid: $14
  • Guided Pub Crawl Madrid Experience and Club Entry: $15
  • Pub Crawl Madrid Running since 2005 Bar Exploration: $16
  • Pub Crawl Madrid-The Original since 2005-Shots-Fun-Clubs-Dance: $17
  • Madrid's Live Music Bar Crawl: $18
  • Pub Crawl Madrid: $19
  • Wine Tasting near Plaza Mayor: $22
  • Pub Crawl Madrid: $22
  • Wine tasting in the heart of Madrid: $28

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Asilah and Madrid, we can see that Madrid 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 Madrid 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 Madrid would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Madrid 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 Madrid Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Asilah or Madrid?

Madrid has a larger population, and is about 110 times larger than the population of Asilah. When comparing the sizes of Asilah and Madrid, 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.