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

Should you visit Beirut or Casablanca?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Beirut and Casablanca. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Beirut or Casablanca?

Beirut

Some travelers are seeking the hustle, bustle and posh atmosphere that only comes from a big city. Those travelers should have Beirut, Lebanon at the top of their list. The capital city is jam packed with 2.1 million people that are constantly on the go. As the commercial and financial hub of Lebanon, this city is fast-paced, fashion conscious and always ready for a night on the town.

Casablanca

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.

Which place is cheaper, Casablanca or Beirut?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Beirut is $13, 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 Beirut and Casablanca in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Beirut $7.49
    Casablanca $42
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Beirut $15
    Casablanca $84
Compare Hotels in Beirut and Casablanca

Looking for a hotel in Beirut 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 Beirut


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: Beirut Hotel Prices and Casablanca Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Beirut $2.63
    Casablanca $11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Beirut

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

  • Beirut Arrival Airport Transfer Pickup: $9.89
  • Departure Transfer:From Hotel To Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY): $10
  • BEY Airport to Hotel, Private Arrival Transfer: $10
  • Airport Departure Transfer From Your Beirut Hotel: $10
  • Airport Arrival Transfer to Your Beirut Hotel: $10
  • Private Transfer from Beirut Hotels to the Beirut Airport: $10
  • Beirut Arrival Airport Transfer: $13
  • Beirut Airport one Way Private Transfer to the hotel: $15
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Beirut International Airport to Hotel: $18
  • Private Departure Transfer: From your hotel in Beirut to Airport: $18
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Beirut International Airport: $18
  • Private Arrival Transfer: From Airport to your hotel in Beirut: $20

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Casablanca

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


  • Train from Airport (for 2)
    $6.99
  • Taxi Ride
    $7.99

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Casablanca

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Casablanca:

  • transfers from Casablanca Airport or city to Fez (Door to Door): $150
  • transfer from casablanca airport to casablanca city & hotels: $28
  • private transfer from casablanca airport to casablanca city: $28
  • private transfer from Casablanca airport to Marrakech city: $110
  • Your Private Casablanca Transfer: $21
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service Casablanca HTL-APT (CMN): $42
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service Casablanca APT-HTL (CMN): $42
  • Transfert Arrival - Casablanca Airport to Marrakech City: $298
  • Transfers from Casablanca, Mohamed V Airport to Marrkech: $164
  • Transfers from Casablanca to Fez ( door to door ) Airport or Hotel: $150
  • Transfers: $46
  • Transfer in private vehicle from Casablanca City to Airport: $38

Is it cheaper to fly into Beirut or Casablanca?

Prices for flights to both Casablanca and Beirut 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
    Beirut $4.24
    Casablanca $19

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Beirut

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

  • Authentic Lebanese Virtual Cooking Class Live from Lebanon: $30
  • Traveling Spoon Lebanese Mezze Private Online Cooking Class : $40
  • Private, Traditional Lebanese Cooking Class with a Contemporary Twist: $72
  • Beirut Street Food Tour, Lebanon: $80
  • Private Lebanese Home Cooking Class in Byblos with a Local Family: $86
  • Authentic Lebanese Cooking Lesson and Meal with Tania's Family in Beirut: $100
  • Private Lebanese Cooking Class in Beirut with Amal and Hotel Transfers: $142

Typical Food Prices in Casablanca

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


  • Breakfast
    $2.99
  • Lunch
    $8.98
  • Dinner at Rick's Cafe (for Two)
    $32

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Casablanca

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

  • Old local Market visit+Moroccan cooking class with a local family: $38
  • Flavors of Morocco Food Tour in Casablanca: $50
  • Couscous Cooking with a Local Family: $50
  • Street Food Tour by Night: $60
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $65
  • Street private Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $67
  • Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $71
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $75
  • Visit of the museum of the Slaoui foundation with a dinner at the red mullet of Isle: $94
  • Central Market Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $96
  • Private cooking Class in Casa by Traditional Lady +Free transport: $100
  • Casablanca Food Tour - Moroccan Street Food Tour: $105

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Beirut $1.57
    Casablanca $8.91

Tours and Activities in Beirut

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

  • Small Group Tour to Jeita Grotto, Harisa & Byblos with Hotel pickup: $20
  • City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • City Sightseeing Beirut Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • Half-Day Guided Walking Tour of Beirut: $25
  • Beirut Walking Tour - Discover Beirut by foot: $25
  • Private Custom Walking Tour with a Local Guide in Beirut : $34
  • Beirut Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $35
  • Downtown Beirut Walking Tour Including Lunch: $35
  • Private Tour - Explore Anjar Lebanon: $35
  • Small Daily Tours in Beirut City: $40
  • Small-Group Beirut Historical Tour: $40
  • Beirut Full Day Walking Tour: $41

Tours and Activities in Casablanca

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

  • 2-Days Private Tour of Chefchaouen and Fez, from Casablanca: $275
  • "Fes to Casablanca Tour: Discover the Fascinating Journey": $310
  • 10 Day Private Tour in Morocco Imperial Ceties+Sahara Desert: $2,430
  • 14 Days Authentic Morocco Tour: $269
  • 2 Days Tour And Excursion From Casablanca To Chefchaouen: $228
  • 2-Hour Casablanca Walking Tour : $39
  • 3-Hour Private Casablanca Authentic Home Dining Experience: $100
  • 4-Day Desert Tour From Casablanca To Marrakech Via Fes: $3,102
  • 6 Days of Desert Wonders: A Tour from Casablanca's Gateway: $1,293
  • 7 Days, 6 Nights - Imperial Cities, Blue City & Sahara Tour: $2,275
  • 9 Day Tour from Casablanca via Chefchaouen, Fez, Marrakech & Desert: $100
  • A True Evening Hookah (Shisha) Lounging Experience in Casablanca: $46

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Beirut $1.38
    Casablanca -

Sample the Local Flavors in Beirut

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

  • Full-Day Private Wine Tour in Bekaa Valley with Tasting : $60
  • Budget Wine Tasting Tour at the Bekaa Valley Wineries: $60
  • Private Wine Tasting Tour: $65
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tasting Tour at Chateau Musar and Ixsir : $75
  • Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour in The Bekaa Valley: $75
  • Lebanon Wine Tasting Tour From Beirut: $75
  • Half-Day Private Chateau Musar and Ixsir Wine Tour from Beirut: $82
  • Full Day Deluxe Wine Tour in Lebanon: $90
  • From Full Day Wine Tasting in the Bekaa Valley Tour: $90
  • Private Wine Tasting Day Tour from Beirut: $100
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tasting Tour to Chateau Musar and Ixsir Winery: $100
  • Full-Day Private Bekaa Valley Wine Tour from Beirut: $104


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

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


Which is Bigger, Beirut or Casablanca?

Casablanca has a larger population, and is about 64% larger than the population of Beirut. When comparing the sizes of Beirut 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.


When is the best time to visit Beirut or Casablanca?

Both destinations experience a warmer climate most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season. Although in the rainy season, it doesn't necessarily rain every day.

Should I visit Beirut or Casablanca in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Beirut as well as Casablanca. Beirut attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. The warm climate attracts visitors to Casablanca throughout the year.

Beirut usually gets more rain in July than Casablanca. Beirut gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 1 mm (0 in) of rain this time of the year.

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Casablanca. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Beirut this time of the year. In the summer, Beirut often gets more sunshine than Casablanca. Beirut gets 369 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Casablanca receives 303 hours of full sun.

Beirut is a little warmer than Casablanca in the summer. The daily temperature in Beirut averages around 27°C (81°F) in July, and Casablanca fluctuates around 23°C (73°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Beirut 27°C (81°F) 
    Casablanca 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Beirut or Casablanca in the Autumn?

Both Casablanca and Beirut are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Beirut throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Casablanca because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In October, Beirut usually receives more rain than Casablanca. Beirut gets 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

It's quite sunny in Casablanca. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Beirut. Beirut usually receives more sunshine than Casablanca during autumn. Beirut gets 254 hours of sunny skies, while Casablanca receives 233 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In the autumn, Beirut is a little warmer than Casablanca. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Beirut in October average around 25°C (77°F), and Casablanca averages at about 20°C (67°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Beirut 25°C (77°F) 
    Casablanca 20°C (67°F)

Should I visit Beirut or Casablanca in the Winter?

Both Casablanca and Beirut during the winter are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Beirut because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Casablanca year-round.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Beirut. Beirut usually gets more rain in January than Casablanca. Beirut gets 130 mm (5.1 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 62 mm (2.5 in) of rain this time of the year.

In the winter, Beirut often gets less sunshine than Casablanca. Beirut gets 149 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Casablanca receives 190 hours of full sun.

In January, Beirut is generally around the same temperature as Casablanca. Daily temperatures in Beirut average around 13°C (55°F), and Casablanca fluctuates around 13°C (55°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Beirut 13°C (55°F) 
    Casablanca 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Beirut or Casablanca in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Beirut and Casablanca. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Beirut year-round. Casablanca attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

In April, Beirut usually receives more rain than Casablanca. Beirut gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the spring.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Casablanca this time of the year. In Beirut, it's very sunny this time of the year. Beirut usually receives less sunshine than Casablanca during spring. Beirut gets 225 hours of sunny skies, while Casablanca receives 262 hours of full sun in the spring.

Beirut is around the same temperature as Casablanca in the spring. The daily temperature in Beirut averages around 17°C (63°F) in April, and Casablanca fluctuates around 16°C (60°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Beirut 17°C (63°F) 
    Casablanca 16°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Casablanca and Beirut

Beirut Casablanca
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 130 mm (5.1 in) 13°C (55°F) 62 mm (2.5 in)
Feb 13°C (55°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Mar 15°C (59°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 15°C (58°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Apr 17°C (63°F) 50 mm (2 in) 16°C (60°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
May 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 18°C (64°F) 19 mm (0.7 in)
Jun 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 21°C (69°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)
Jul 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 23°C (74°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Sep 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 22°C (72°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Oct 25°C (77°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 20°C (67°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 50 mm (2 in) 16°C (62°F) 72 mm (2.9 in)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 130 mm (5.1 in) 14°C (57°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)


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