A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Cadiz vs. Meknes for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cadiz or Meknes?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Cadiz and Meknes 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: Cadiz or Meknes?

Cadiz

Cadiz is a port city in the southwestern area of Spain. It is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain, and one of the oldest in western Europe, which means it has a lot of historic charm and many historic landmarks. Cadiz stands on a peninsula jutting out into a bay which is a small slice of land, and is almost entirely surrounded by water. The landscape has a lot of natural beauty, and there is plenty to see and do. Because of its long history, some areas of the city are very old and these sections differ drastically from the newer more modern areas; where the older neighborhoods have narrow, winding streets, the newer areas have wide avenues with modern buildings. Unlike most other ports of its size it seems immediately relaxed and easy going, not at all threatening, even at night. The city has a great tradition of liberalism and tolerance making it a very welcoming destination.

Meknes

So you love a bustling nightlife with fine restaurants and meaningful historical buildings, but you hate all the tourists. Well, it maybe time to visit Meknes, Morocco. Since most travelers head straight to Fez, that leaves Meknes relatively untouched and remains free of the usual hassles that plague other major destinations.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Contiki Tours to Spain, The Best G Adventures Tours to Spain, The Best Adventure Tours to Morocco, and The Best Cultural Tours in Morocco.


Which place is cheaper, Meknes or Cadiz?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cadiz is €152, while the average daily cost in Meknes is €43. 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 Cadiz and Meknes in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cadiz 77
    Meknes 24
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cadiz 154
    Meknes 48
Compare Hotels in Cadiz and Meknes

Looking for a hotel in Cadiz or Meknes? 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 Cadiz


Hotels in Meknes


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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: Cadiz Hotel Prices and Meknes Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cadiz 30
    Meknes 1.35

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cadiz

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cadiz:

  • Private Transfer from Cadiz city hotels to Cadiz Cruise Port: $29
  • Private Transfer from Cadiz Cruise Port to Cadiz City Hotels: $29

Is it cheaper to fly into Cadiz or Meknes?

Prices for flights to both Meknes and Cadiz 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
    Cadiz 45
    Meknes 13
Typical Food Prices in Cadiz

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


  • Dinner and Tapas
    15
  • Lunch for 1
    10

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cadiz

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

  • Food Tour Cadiz: $94

Typical Food Prices in Meknes

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


  • Popcorn
    0.18
  • Spices
    2.31

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Meknes

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

  • Fes Medina :Grocery shopping & cooking Class with Fatima: $96

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cadiz 27
    Meknes 3.29
Typical Entertainment Prices in Cadiz

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


  • Cadiz Sightseeing Tour
    15

Tours and Activities in Cadiz

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

  • 2 Hours Private Historical Tour in Cadiz: $87
  • 2 Hours Private Historical Tour in Cadiz : $88
  • 2 Hours Tour around Cádiz: History, anecdotes and curiosities: $17
  • 3-Hour Private Tour of Cádiz: $17
  • Audioguided Tour of Cádiz Monumental, at your pace: $4.33
  • Bay of Cadiz Catamaran Tour with Host: $21
  • Cádiz 2:45h Bike Tour: $43
  • Cádiz Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $8.94
  • Cádiz: Cadiz Milenaria Guided Tour: $11
  • Cádiz: Guided Bike Tour: $38
  • Cádiz: Local Tapas Experience: $163
  • Cádiz: Mysteries and Legends Walking Tour with Souvenir: $26

Tours and Activities in Meknes

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

  • From Fez: Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknes Full Day Tour: $18
  • Fes Volubilis Tour: $42
  • From Rabat: Volubilis and Meknes Full-day Tour: $261

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cadiz 28
    Meknes 2.43

Sample the Local Flavors in Cadiz

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Cadiz:

  • Private Tour with Tapas, Wine Tasting and Bike Rental: $108
  • Countryside Olive Oil & Wine Tasting: $130

Typical Alcohol Prices in Meknes

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Meknes:


  • Bottle of Wine
    4.24


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

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


Which is Bigger, Cadiz or Meknes?

Meknes has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Cadiz. When comparing the sizes of Cadiz and Meknes, 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 Cadiz or Meknes?

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

Should I visit Cadiz or Meknes in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Cadiz as well as Meknes. The summer months attract visitors to Cadiz because of the beaches and the family-friendly experiences. The warm climate attracts visitors to Meknes throughout the year.

In July, Cadiz is generally around the same temperature as Meknes. Daily temperatures in Cadiz average around 25°C (77°F), and Meknes fluctuates around 23°C (73°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Meknes. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cadiz this time of the year. In the summer, Cadiz often gets more sunshine than Meknes. Cadiz gets 356 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Meknes receives 330 hours of full sun.

Cadiz usually gets less rain in July than Meknes. Cadiz gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Meknes receives 0 mm (0 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cadiz 25°C (77°F) 
    Meknes 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Meknes in the Autumn?

Both Meknes and Cadiz are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. The shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to Cadiz this time of year. Plenty of visitors come to Meknes because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

Cadiz is around the same temperature as Meknes in the autumn. The daily temperature in Cadiz averages around 20°C (68°F) in October, and Meknes fluctuates around 19°C (67°F).

It's quite sunny in Meknes. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cadiz. Cadiz usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Meknes during autumn. Cadiz gets 235 hours of sunny skies, while Meknes receives 227 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Cadiz usually receives more rain than Meknes. Cadiz gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Meknes receives 48 mm (1.9 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cadiz 20°C (68°F) 
    Meknes 19°C (67°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Meknes in the Winter?

Both Meknes and Cadiz during the winter are popular places to visit. Many travelers come to Cadiz for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Meknes year-round.

In the winter, Cadiz is around the same temperature as Meknes. Typically, the winter temperatures in Cadiz in January average around 13°C (55°F), and Meknes averages at about 12°C (54°F).

In the winter, Cadiz often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Meknes. Cadiz gets 174 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Meknes receives 165 hours of full sun.

Cadiz usually gets less rain in January than Meknes. Cadiz gets 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain, while Meknes receives 84 mm (3.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cadiz 13°C (55°F) 
    Meknes 12°C (54°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Meknes in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Cadiz and Meknes. Many visitors come to Cadiz in the spring for the beaches and the natural beauty. Meknes attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

In April, Cadiz is generally around the same temperature as Meknes. Daily temperatures in Cadiz average around 17°C (63°F), and Meknes fluctuates around 16°C (60°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Meknes this time of the year. In Cadiz, it's very sunny this time of the year. Cadiz usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Meknes during spring. Cadiz gets 253 hours of sunny skies, while Meknes receives 256 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Cadiz usually receives less rain than Meknes. Cadiz gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Meknes receives 54 mm (2.1 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cadiz 17°C (63°F) 
    Meknes 16°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Meknes and Cadiz

Cadiz Meknes
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 69 mm (2.7 in) 12°C (54°F) 84 mm (3.3 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 13°C (56°F) 81 mm (3.2 in)
Mar 16°C (61°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 14°C (58°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Apr 17°C (63°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 16°C (60°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 27 mm (1.1 in) 18°C (65°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Jun 22°C (72°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 21°C (69°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)
Jul 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 23°C (73°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 23°C (74°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Sep 23°C (73°F) 24 mm (0.9 in) 22°C (72°F) 9 mm (0.3 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 19°C (67°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
Nov 17°C (63°F) 98 mm (3.9 in) 16°C (61°F) 109 mm (4.3 in)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 13°C (55°F) 109 mm (4.3 in)