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

Should you visit Cairo or Casablanca?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Cairo and Casablanca 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: Cairo or Casablanca?

Cairo

Cairo is the chaotic capital city of Egypt. With a population of more than 16 million, it is one of the largest cities in both Africa and the Middle East. As a traveler, you're likely to arrive and leave from here and you'll get your first orientation to the area during the chaotic and congestion filled taxi ride from the airport.

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 city is cheaper, Casablanca or Cairo?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cairo is $26, while the average daily cost in Casablanca is $53. 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 city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Cairo and Casablanca in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cairo $13
    Casablanca $32
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cairo $26
    Casablanca $64
Compare Hotels in Cairo and Casablanca

Looking for a hotel in Cairo 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 Cairo


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: Cairo Hotel Prices and Casablanca Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cairo $4.62
    Casablanca $8.06
Typical Local Transportation prices in Cairo

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


  • Metro Ride
    $0.16
  • Taxi Ride
    $0.61

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cairo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cairo:

  • Ultra - Private Airport Transfer from Cairo city centre to Cairo Airport CAI: $8.73
  • Cairo Airport Arrival or Departure Transfers: $8.75
  • Private Transfer from Cairo Airport: $11
  • Transfer from Cairo or Giza Hotels to Cairo Airport: $11
  • Private Transfer from Cairo Airport to Your Hotel: $11
  • Cairo International Airport Transfer: $12
  • Cairo Airport Transfers: $13
  • Cairo Airport Transfer to Hotel: $13
  • Private pickup & Transfer from & to cairo Airport: $13
  • Private Transfer from Cairo and Giza to Cairo Airport: $14
  • Private Transfer Cairo Airport to the Hotel in Cairo or Giza: $14
  • cairo airport transfer: $15

Typical Local Transportation prices in Casablanca

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


  • Train from Airport (for 2)
    $6.55
  • Taxi Ride
    $7.48

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Casablanca

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Casablanca:

  • - transfer from CasaBlanca to Fez Airport or city: $160
  • 2 Day Morocco Tour From Casablanca To Zagora Desert with private Transfers: $784
  • 5-days Tour package from Casablanca to Fes via & Private airport transfers: $1,120
  • 6-days Tour package from Casablanca to Fes via Tangier &Private airport transfer: $1,244
  • Airoport transfer from Casablanca to Marrakesh: $119
  • Airport Transfer from Casablanca to Agadir: $163
  • Airport transfer from Casablanca airport to Marrakech: $116
  • Best Tour to Chefchaouen - from Casablanca in private Transfers (2 Day Trip): $592
  • CMN Casablanca Mohammed V airport to the city of Chefchaouen private transfer: $408
  • Casablanca (CMN) to City Center to Airport - Private Transfer: $42
  • Casablanca /airport to the city of Chefchaouen private transfer: $436
  • Casablanca Airport (CMN) to Casablanca City Center Private Transfer: $26

Is it cheaper to fly into Cairo or Casablanca?

Prices for flights to both Casablanca and Cairo 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
    Cairo $7.34
    Casablanca $14
Typical Food prices in Cairo

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Cairo:


  • Juice
    $0.08

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cairo

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

  • Delicious food tour in Cairo: $15
  • Enjoy a dinner on the boat in the River Nile.: $19
  • Enjoy a dinner on the boat in the River Nile: $19
  • Cairo 2-Hour Nile River Cruise with Dinner and Pickup: $20
  • Cairo dinner cruise includes dinner belly dancing show pickup & all transfers: $21
  • Dinner on a boat in Luxor Nile Cruise with oriental dance: $21
  • Dinner on the river nile and party: $23
  • Nile Cruise Dinner at the Nile with Oriental Show: $24
  • Dinner on the river nile: $25
  • Dinner on the River Nile with Pick-up: $25
  • Special Bedouin Dinner+ watching oriental show: $26
  • Cairo Food Tour: $27

Typical Food prices in Casablanca

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


  • Breakfast
    $2.81
  • Lunch
    $8.42
  • Dinner at Rick's Cafe (for Two)
    $30

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Casablanca

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

  • Private Virtual Moroccan Cooking Class Experience with a Local: $27
  • Casablanca Food Tour: $87
  • Casablanca Food Tour - Moroccan Street Food Tour: $94
  • Casablanca Food Tour - Marché Central & Seafood Lunch: $140
  • Authentic Moroccan Home-Cooking: Private Cooking Class with a Casablanca Local: $146
  • Private Cooking Class with Optional Market Tour: $150
  • Casablanca Food Tour: $156
  • 6-Hour Private Market Tour and Cooking Class in Casablanca: $156
  • Authentic Moroccan Cooking Class in Casablanca with Hotel Transfers: $156
  • Casablanca unique private walking food tour.: $166
  • Private Market Tour and Cooking Class with a Casablanca Local with Transfers: $171
  • Experience Moroccan Cuisine - Private Market Tour & Cooking Class with Transfers: $173

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cairo $8.89
    Casablanca $6.68
Typical Entertainment prices in Cairo

Here are a few typical costs in Cairo for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Entry to Camel Market for Two
    $1.63
  • Egyptian Museum Entry for Two
    $13

Tours and Activities in Cairo

Here are a few actual costs in Cairo for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Giza Pyramids and Solar Boat Museum Half Day Private Tour: $7.48
  • Cairo City Tour: $8.58
  • Private Tour of the Pyramids: $9.71
  • Pyramids Day Tour: $10
  • Day_tour :Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx: $11
  • Virtual Tour of Giza Pyramids and Egyptian Museum: $12
  • Egypt Virtual Tour of Tomb of King Tut: $12
  • Private Day Tour at Pyramids, Sakkara And Dahshur: $13
  • Giza Pyramids & Sphinx with Camel Ride Private Tour: $13
  • Papyrus Manufacturing Tour and learn Papyrus making in Egypt: $13
  • Papyrus Manufacturing Tour and learn Papyrus making in Egypt: $13
  • Papyrus Manufacturing Tour and Papyrus Making Demonstration: $13

Tours and Activities in Casablanca

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

  • Casablanca Guided Sightseeing Tour: $50
  • The Medina and Beyond Morning Cultural Walking Tour: $51
  • Tangier Half-Day Guided City Tour: $55
  • Casablanca Cultural Tour with your local expert: $58
  • Marrakech walking guided city tour, monuments and Medina tour: $59
  • Highlights of Casablanca in a Half Day Tour: $78
  • Casablanca Half-Day City Tour: $80
  • 5-Hour Religions of Morocco Tour with a Local: $82
  • Casablanca Half-Day Tour: Hassan II Mosque, Mohammed V Square and Central Market: $85
  • Casablanca & Grand Mosque Shore Excursion Tour: $86
  • Private Half-Day Guided Tour of Casablanca: $89
  • Religious Morning Spiritual Tour Including Hassan II Mosque Visit: $90

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cairo $1.82
    Casablanca -

Sample the Local Flavors in Casablanca

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

  • Day Tour of Casablanca with Lunch and Wine Tasting in Benslimane Vineyard: $170
  • Organic Wine Tour And Premium Lunch In Casablanca Valley: $188


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cairo and Casablanca, we can see that Casablanca is more expensive. And not only is Cairo much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Cairo would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Cairo 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 Cairo.


When is the best time to visit Cairo or Casablanca?

Both destinations experience a tropical climate with warm weather most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season.

Should I visit Cairo or Casablanca in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Cairo and Casablanca. Plenty of visitors come to Cairo because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Casablanca because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

In July, Cairo usually receives more rain than Casablanca. Cairo gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 1 mm (0 in) of rain each month for the summer.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Casablanca this time of the year. In Cairo, it's very sunny this time of the year. Cairo usually receives more sunshine than Casablanca during summer. Cairo gets 350 hours of sunny skies, while Casablanca receives 303 hours of full sun in the summer.

In the summer, Cairo is a little warmer than Casablanca. Typically, the summer temperatures in Cairo in July are around 28°C (82°F), and Casablanca is about 23°C (73°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cairo 28°C (82°F) 
    Casablanca 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Casablanca in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Cairo as well as Casablanca. Cairo attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Casablanca attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

Cairo usually gets less rain in October than Casablanca. Cairo gets 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 31 mm (1.2 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 Cairo this time of the year. In the autumn, Cairo often gets more sunshine than Casablanca. Cairo gets 290 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Casablanca receives 233 hours of full sun.

In October, Cairo is generally a little warmer than Casablanca. Temperatures in Cairo average around 23°C (73°F), and Casablanca stays around 20°C (67°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cairo 23°C (73°F) 
    Casablanca 20°C (67°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Casablanca in the Winter?

Both Casablanca and Cairo are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Cairo throughout the year. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Casablanca throughout the year.

In January, Cairo usually receives less rain than Casablanca. Cairo gets 15 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 62 mm (2.5 in) of rain each month for the winter.

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cairo. Cairo usually receives more sunshine than Casablanca during winter. Cairo gets 221 hours of sunny skies, while Casablanca receives 190 hours of full sun in the winter.

Cairo is around the same temperature as Casablanca in the winter. The temperature in Cairo is usually 14°C (57°F) in January, and Casablanca stays around 13°C (55°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cairo 14°C (57°F) 
    Casablanca 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Cairo or Casablanca in the Spring?

Both Casablanca and Cairo during the spring are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Cairo because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Casablanca because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

Cairo usually gets less rain in April than Casablanca. Cairo gets 7 mm (0.3 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain this time of the year.

In Casablanca, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Cairo. In the spring, Cairo often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Casablanca. Cairo gets 276 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Casablanca receives 262 hours of full sun.

In the spring, Cairo is a little warmer than Casablanca. Typically, the spring temperatures in Cairo in April are around 21°C (70°F), and Casablanca is about 16°C (60°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cairo 21°C (70°F) 
    Casablanca 16°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Casablanca and Cairo

Cairo Casablanca
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (57°F) 15 mm (0.6 in) 13°C (55°F) 62 mm (2.5 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Mar 17°C (63°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 15°C (58°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Apr 21°C (70°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 16°C (60°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
May 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 18°C (64°F) 19 mm (0.7 in)
Jun 27°C (81°F) 0 mm (0 in) 21°C (69°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)
Jul 28°C (82°F) 1 mm (0 in) 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 0 mm (0 in) 23°C (74°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Sep 26°C (79°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 22°C (72°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Oct 23°C (73°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 20°C (67°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 1 mm (0 in) 16°C (62°F) 72 mm (2.9 in)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 14°C (57°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)


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