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

Should you visit Casablanca or Cape Town?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Casablanca or Cape Town, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Casablanca or Cape 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.

Cape Town

Picture your travel bucket list. Is Cape Town on it? Yes, most people dream of visiting the "Mother City" of South Africa. As one of the most iconic places in the world, Cape Town is a world-class cosmopolitan city full of bustling nightlife, historical backdrops and a large gay community.

Cape Town is the most southern city in Africa with seasons turned upside down. In the southern hemisphere they experience the summer from December to February. During these months days can be hot and dry so be sure to gather in the shade and wear plenty of sunscreen. The winter from June to August is full of rainy days and cold nights.

Which place is cheaper, Cape Town or Casablanca?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Casablanca is $71, while the average daily cost in Cape Town is $96. 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 Casablanca and Cape Town in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Casablanca $42
    Cape Town $38
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Casablanca $84
    Cape Town $76
Compare Hotels in Casablanca and Cape Town

Looking for a hotel in Casablanca or Cape Town? 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 Casablanca


Hotels in Cape Town


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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: Casablanca Hotel Prices and Cape Town Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Casablanca $11
    Cape Town $17
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

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cape Town

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

  • Airport Transfers: $11
  • Private Shuttle Transport Transfer from Airport to Cape Town City Center (CBD): $15
  • Shuttle Transport Transfer from Cape Town City Center (CBD) to Cape Town Airport: $15
  • Airport Transport Shuttle Transfer from Airport to Cape Town City Center (CBD): $15
  • Airport Transport Shuttle Transfer to Claremont Cape Town : $15
  • Private Airport Transfers in Cape Town- One way/Round Trips: $16
  • Airport Transport Shuttle Transfer to Camps Bay Cape Town: $16
  • Shuttle Transport Transfer from Camps Bay to Cape Town Airport: $16
  • Private Shuttle Transport Transfer from Cape Town City Center (CBD) to Airport: $16
  • Airport Transfer (Cape Town ) Bus: $17
  • Shuttle Transport Transfer from Claremont to Cape Town Airport: $17
  • Cape Town City Centre to Intl Airport Transfer Roundtrip Transfer: $19

Is it cheaper to fly into Casablanca or Cape Town?

Prices for flights to both Cape Town and Casablanca 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
    Casablanca $19
    Cape Town $41
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

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cape Town

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

  • Dinner At Mandela's - Cultural Township Dinner Experience: $27
  • African Cooking with a Chef Founder: $27
  • Cape Malay Cooking with a Chef Founder: $27
  • Cape Malay Cooking Class in Bo-Kaap: $39
  • 3-Hour Malay Cooking Class & Lunch in Bo-Kaap: $42
  • Authentic African Cuisine Cooking Experience: $53
  • Sunset Champagne Cruise and 3-Course Dinner: $54
  • Bo-Kapp Walking Tour and Malay Cooking Class: $57
  • African Dinner, Drumming Experience with Transfer: $58
  • African Dinner Experience from Cape Town: $59
  • African Dinner and Drumming Experience: $60
  • Authentic African Cuisine Cooking Experience: $60

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Casablanca $8.91
    Cape Town $22

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

Tours and Activities in Cape Town

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

  • Muizenberg to Kalk Bay: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $2.99
  • District Six Museum Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket: $3.12
  • Skip the Line: District Six Museum Admission Ticket: $3.46
  • Cape Town 30-minute V&A Harbour Cruise: $4.00
  • V&A Waterfront: Seal & Harbour Cruise: $4.00
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Cape Town Canal Cruise: $4.00
  • Cape Point Flying Dutchman Funicular Ticket (One way Down): $4.23
  • Cape Point Flying Dutchman Funicular Ticket (One way Up): $4.23
  • Meandering through Mouille Point: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $4.99
  • Harbor Cruise: $5.09
  • Sea Point Promenade: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.13
  • Cape Point Flying Dutchman Funicular Return Ticket : $5.13

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Casablanca -
    Cape Town $20

Sample the Local Flavors in Cape Town

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

  • Distillery Tour, rum and gin tasting: $6.93
  • Experience South African Craft Rum tasting and distillery tour in Cape Town: $9.32
  • African drum show & wine tasting at Silvermist: $23
  • Drumstruck at Silvermist. Live African Drum Show & Wine tasting: $24
  • Wine Tasting & Storytelling with SA Tapas add-on: $27
  • Wine tasting tour : $36
  • From 3 Regions Wine Tour incl 3 Estates, 15 Wines: $37
  • Wine Tour: Paarl, Franschhoek & Stellenbosch incl 3 wineries: $37
  • half day wine tour & Safaris[Morning /Afternoon]: $44
  • Cape Winelands and Wine Tasting Full Day Tour: $45
  • Wine tasting experience : $46
  • Short Private Wine Tour: $48


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

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


Which is Bigger, Casablanca or Cape Town?

Cape Town has a larger population, and is about 9% larger than the population of Casablanca. When comparing the sizes of Casablanca and Cape Town, 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 Casablanca or Cape Town?

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

Should I visit Casablanca or Cape Town in the Summer?

Both Cape Town and Casablanca during the summer are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Casablanca because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

Casablanca is around the same temperature as Cape Town in the summer. The daily temperature in Casablanca averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Cape Town fluctuates around 21°C (70°F)in January.

In Cape Town, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Casablanca. In the summer, Casablanca often gets less sunshine than Cape Townin January. Casablanca gets 303 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Cape Town receives 338 hours of full sun.

Casablanca usually gets less rain in July than Cape Townin January. Casablanca gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Cape Town receives 14 mm (0.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July and January
    Casablanca 23°C (73°F) 
    Cape Town 21°C (70°F)

Should I visit Casablanca or Cape Town in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Casablanca and Cape Town. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Casablanca year-round.

In the autumn, Casablanca is around the same temperature as Cape Town. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Casablanca in October average around 20°C (67°F), and Cape Town averages at about 18°C (64°F)in April.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cape Town this time of the year. In Casablanca, it's very sunny this time of the year. Casablanca usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Cape Town during autumn. Casablanca gets 233 hours of sunny skies, while Cape Town receives 233 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Casablanca usually receives less rain than Cape Townin April. Casablanca gets 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Cape Town receives 41 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October and April
    Casablanca 20°C (67°F) 
    Cape Town 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Casablanca or Cape Town in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Casablanca as well as Cape Town. Casablanca attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

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

In the winter, Casablanca often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Cape Townin July. Casablanca gets 190 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Cape Town receives 193 hours of full sun.

Casablanca usually gets less rain in January than Cape Townin July. Casablanca gets 62 mm (2.5 in) of rain, while Cape Town receives 83 mm (3.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January and July
    Casablanca 13°C (55°F) 
    Cape Town 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Casablanca or Cape Town in the Spring?

Both Cape Town and Casablanca are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Casablanca throughout the year.

Casablanca is around the same temperature as Cape Town in the spring. The daily temperature in Casablanca averages around 16°C (60°F) in April, and Cape Town fluctuates around 16°C (61°F)in October.

It's quite sunny in Cape Town. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Casablanca. Casablanca usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Cape Town during spring. Casablanca gets 262 hours of sunny skies, while Cape Town receives 278 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Casablanca usually receives more rain than Cape Townin October. Casablanca gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Cape Town receives 33 mm (1.3 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April and October
    Casablanca 16°C (60°F) 
    Cape Town 16°C (61°F)

Typical Weather for Cape Town and Casablanca

Casablanca Cape Town
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 62 mm (2.5 in) 21°C (70°F) 14 mm (0.6 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 21°C (70°F) 16 mm (0.6 in)
Mar 15°C (58°F) 51 mm (2 in) 20°C (68°F) 21 mm (0.8 in)
Apr 16°C (60°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 18°C (64°F) 41 mm (1.6 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 19 mm (0.7 in) 15°C (59°F) 68 mm (2.7 in)
Jun 21°C (69°F) 6 mm (0.2 in) 13°C (56°F) 93 mm (3.7 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in) 13°C (55°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
Aug 23°C (74°F) 0 mm (0 in) 13°C (55°F) 77 mm (3 in)
Sep 22°C (72°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 14°C (58°F) 41 mm (1.6 in)
Oct 20°C (67°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 16°C (61°F) 33 mm (1.3 in)
Nov 16°C (62°F) 72 mm (2.9 in) 19°C (65°F) 16 mm (0.6 in)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 20°C (68°F) 17 mm (0.7 in)