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

Should you visit Cadiz or Rabat?

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 Rabat 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 Rabat?

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.

Rabat

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.

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Which place is cheaper, Rabat 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 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Cadiz and Rabat in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cadiz 77
    Rabat 25
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cadiz 154
    Rabat 50
Compare Hotels in Cadiz and Rabat

Looking for a hotel in Cadiz or Rabat? 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 Rabat


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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 Rabat Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cadiz 30
    Rabat 1.95

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cadiz

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cadiz:

  • Private Transfer from/to Cadiz Airport to/from Hotel: $88
  • Private Transfer from Cadiz city hotels to Cadiz Cruise Port: $29
  • Private Transfer from Cadiz Cruise Port to Cadiz City Hotels: $29

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Rabat

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


  • Taxi to Sale
    3.24

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rabat

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

  • Private Transfer from Rabat to Rabat Salé Airport: $22
  • Transfer Rabat to Salé: $22
  • Transfer Rabat to Rabat Airport: $22
  • Private Transfer from Rabat Sale Airport to Rabat Medina : $25
  • Private Transfer from or to Salé and Rabat: $27
  • Private Transfer From Rabat Airport to Rabat City: $31
  • Private Transfer from Rabat Sale Airport to Rabat City: $42
  • Private Transfer from Rabat City to Rabat (RBA) Airport: $44
  • Transfer Rabat to Kenitra: $51
  • Rabat Private Airport Transfer: $54
  • Rabat Hotels to Casablanca Airport Private Transfer: $55
  • Rabat Hotels to Casablanca Airport : Private Transfer: $59

Is it cheaper to fly into Cadiz or Rabat?

Prices for flights to both Rabat 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
    Rabat 11
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.

  • Tapas Food Tour in Jerez de la Frontera: $42
  • Food Tour Cadiz: $94

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Rabat

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

  • Small Group Cooking Classes with Tour of Rabat : $45
  • Join Best Moroccan Cooking Class with Chef Khadija ( Over 35 years Experience ): $49
  • cooking classe near the medina of rabat with local chefs : $66
  • Rabat Food Tour in the Old Town: $76
  • Rabat Food Tour Like a Local: $76
  • Rabat Family Cooking Class: $83
  • Rabat Night Tour with River Sunset Boat Ride & Moroccan Dinner : $88
  • Traditional Moroccan Cooking Class in Rabat with a Local Family: $110
  • Private Market Tour and Authentic Moroccan Cooking Lesson with a Rabat Local: $120
  • Gourmet Cooking Class in Rabat: $189

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cadiz 27
    Rabat 2.63
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 : $88
  • 2 Hours Tour around Cádiz: History, anecdotes and curiosities: $17
  • 3-Hour Private Gastronomic and Cultural Cadiz Walking Tour: $224
  • 3-Hour Private Tour of Cádiz: $17
  • Cádiz 2:45h Bike Tour: $43
  • Cádiz Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $9.16
  • Cadiz : Private Custom Walking Tour With A Local Guide: $50
  • Cadiz Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $53
  • Cadiz Private Tour : $154
  • Cadiz Private Walking Tour: $264
  • Cadiz Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide: $241
  • Cadiz Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Cadiz Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25

Tours and Activities in Rabat

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

  • Private Surf Experience in Rabat: $38
  • Rabat old Medina ,Hassan Tower and Kasbah Oudaya Walking tour : $40
  • Private Cultural Walking Tour of Rabat with Licensed Tour Guide: $43
  • private Tour between the monuments of Rabat City : $44
  • Rabat tour ;Small Group Guided Walking tour in the City of Light: $44
  • Private Boat Tour of the Bouregreg River, a Traditional Boat: $45
  • Private Catamaran Adventure in Rabat: $49
  • Private Walking Guided Cultural Stroll with Licensed Tour Expert: $53
  • Rabat Shopping Tour: $55
  • Private Boat Guided Tour in Rabat: $60
  • Rabat Guided Biking Tour: $60
  • 4WD adventure Todra Gorge to Dades Valley - Aventures Verticales Maroc: $63

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cadiz 28
    Rabat -


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cadiz and Rabat, we can see that Cadiz is more expensive. And not only is Rabat much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Cadiz is in Europe and Rabat 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 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 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 Rabat.

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


Which is Bigger, Cadiz or Rabat?

Rabat has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Cadiz. When comparing the sizes of Cadiz and Rabat, 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 Rabat?

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

Should I visit Cadiz or Rabat in the Summer?

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

In the summer, Cadiz is around the same temperature as Rabat. Typically, the summer temperatures in Cadiz in July average around 25°C (77°F), and Rabat averages at about 23°C (73°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Rabat. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cadiz this time of the year. In the summer, Cadiz often gets more sunshine than Rabat. Cadiz gets 356 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Rabat receives 315 hours of full sun.

Cadiz usually gets less rain in July than Rabat. Cadiz gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Rabat receives 1 mm (0 in) of rain this time of the year.


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

Should I visit Cadiz or Rabat in the Autumn?

Both Rabat 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 Rabat because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In October, Cadiz is generally around the same temperature as Rabat. Daily temperatures in Cadiz average around 20°C (68°F), and Rabat fluctuates around 20°C (67°F).

It's quite sunny in Rabat. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cadiz. Cadiz usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Rabat during autumn. Cadiz gets 235 hours of sunny skies, while Rabat receives 234 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Cadiz usually receives more rain than Rabat. Cadiz gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Rabat receives 44 mm (1.7 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


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

Should I visit Cadiz or Rabat in the Winter?

Both Rabat 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 Rabat year-round.

Cadiz is around the same temperature as Rabat in the winter. The daily temperature in Cadiz averages around 13°C (55°F) in January, and Rabat fluctuates around 13°C (56°F).

In the winter, Cadiz often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Rabat. Cadiz gets 174 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Rabat receives 182 hours of full sun.

Cadiz usually gets less rain in January than Rabat. Cadiz gets 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain, while Rabat receives 81 mm (3.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cadiz 13°C (55°F) 
    Rabat 13°C (56°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Rabat in the Spring?

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

In the spring, Cadiz is around the same temperature as Rabat. Typically, the spring temperatures in Cadiz in April average around 17°C (63°F), and Rabat averages at about 16°C (60°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Rabat 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 Rabat during spring. Cadiz gets 253 hours of sunny skies, while Rabat receives 255 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Cadiz usually receives less rain than Rabat. Cadiz gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Rabat receives 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain each month for the spring.


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

Typical Weather for Rabat and Cadiz

Cadiz Rabat
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 69 mm (2.7 in) 13°C (56°F) 81 mm (3.2 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 14°C (57°F) 74 mm (2.9 in)
Mar 16°C (61°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 15°C (59°F) 61 mm (2.4 in)
Apr 17°C (63°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 16°C (60°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 27 mm (1.1 in) 18°C (64°F) 25 mm (1 in)
Jun 22°C (72°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 20°C (69°F) 7 mm (0.3 in)
Jul 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Sep 23°C (73°F) 24 mm (0.9 in) 22°C (72°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 20°C (67°F) 44 mm (1.7 in)
Nov 17°C (63°F) 98 mm (3.9 in) 16°C (62°F) 97 mm (3.8 in)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 14°C (57°F) 102 mm (4 in)