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

Should you visit Casablanca or Santiago?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Casablanca or Santiago, 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 Santiago?

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.

Santiago

Santiago is the capital city of Chile. It is centrally located in the long and narrow country, making it a good jumping off point to explore everywhere else. It's convenient location means that you can go skiing in the Andes one day, and hang out at the beach the next.

Santiago has a cool semi-arid climate that is similar to Mediterranean climates. The summers, which are between November and March, are warm and dry. The temperatures climb to around 95 degrees Fahrenheit. The winters, between June and August, are humid with cold mornings. The daily highs are around 55 degrees Fahrenheit and the lows stay a few degrees above freezing. Rain is more common in the winter months and the dry season is between December and March.

Which city is cheaper, Santiago or Casablanca?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Casablanca is $53, while the average daily cost in Santiago is $117. 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 Casablanca and Santiago in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Casablanca $32
    Santiago $91
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Casablanca $64
    Santiago $182
Compare Hotels in Casablanca and Santiago

Looking for a hotel in Casablanca or Santiago? 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 Santiago


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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 Santiago Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Casablanca $8.06
    Santiago $4.48
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:

  • Casablanca Airport Transfer: $19
  • Private Airport Transfer: Casablanca to Casablanca Mohamed V Int. Airport (CMN): $23
  • Private Airport Transfer: Casablanca Mohamed V Int. Airport (CMN) to Casablanca: $23
  • Mohammed V Airport to City Transfer: $23
  • Casablanca Airport to Hotels and Selected Cities private Transfer: $26
  • Casablanca Airport (CMN) to Casablanca City Center Private Transfer: $26
  • Casablanca City Center to the CMN Casablanca Airport Private Transfer: $26
  • Casablanca Airport Transfer VIP: $27
  • Transfer Casablanca to Mohammedia: $32
  • Private Departure Transfer: Casablanca Hotel to Casablanca Airport: $33
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Casablanca Airport to Casablanca Arrival Hotel: $33
  • Private Airport Transfer: $33

Typical Local Transportation prices in Santiago

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


  • Metro Ride
    $1.17

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Santiago

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Santiago:

  • Transfer from Santiago hotels to Arturo Merino Benitez Airport: $21
  • Private Santiago Airport to Santiago Transfer: $25
  • Private Transfer from Santiago Hotel to SCL Airport: $25
  • Private Transfer from Santiago Airport to Santiago: $25
  • Private Transfer from hotel to Airport in Santiago, Chile: $27
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Airport to Hotel in Santiago: $27
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Santiago de Chile Airport to Santiago City: $28
  • Private Departure Transfer from Santiago City to Santiago de Chile Airport: $28
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Santiago de Chile to Santiago Int. Airport (SCL): $28
  • Santiago de Chile Airport Shuttle Transfer: $29
  • Private transfer from Santiago de Chile to the Airport AMB: $32
  • Private Transfer from Airport to Rui Vaz and/or Vice Versa: $37

Is it cheaper to fly into Casablanca or Santiago?

Prices for flights to both Santiago 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 $14
    Santiago $11
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

Typical Food prices in Santiago

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


  • Empanada
    $1.95
  • Hamburger
    $2.59
  • Dinner
    $27

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Santiago

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

  • Dinner at a Typical Chilean Restaurant with a Traditional Dance Show in Santiago: $73
  • Chilean Dinner and Show Experience in Santiago: $77
  • ChileCooks - Food Tours: $91
  • Traditional Dinner Show in Santiago: $96
  • Bali Hai Dinner & Show Including Transport: $97
  • Traditional Chilean Show with Dinner and Private Transportation in Santiago: $107
  • Chilean Folklore Show and Dinner with Private Transport: $110
  • Small-Group Night City Tour: San Cristobal Hill and Dinner Show: $116
  • Small-Group Tour: Night City Tour with Santa Lucia Hill and Dinner Show: $116
  • Private Market Tour and Traditional Chilean Cooking Class in a Local Home: $117
  • Small group Night City Tour With dinner including wine pairing and National Food: $130
  • Bali Hai Dinner Show in Santiago de Chile: $130

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Casablanca $6.68
    Santiago $39

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

Tours and Activities in Santiago

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

  • Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino Admission Ticket: $14
  • "Tour Tradicional" Viña Cousiño Macul Oficial español: $18
  • "Tour Tradicional" Viña Cousiño Macul Oficial portugués: $18
  • Cousiño Macul Official Winery Tour with Tasting: $18
  • Santiago City Tour SCL & Santa Lucía Hill: $25
  • Half-Day Small-Group Panoramic Santiago Tour: $27
  • Santiago City Tour: $27
  • Small-Group Tour to Valle Nevado and Farellones from Santiago: $30
  • Half Day Guided City Tour in Santiago - Small Groups - Multi Language: $30
  • Welcome to Private Tour with a Local: $30
  • Santiago Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $32
  • Walking tour "Popular flavors of Chile": $33

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Casablanca -
    Santiago $6.96

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

Sample the Local Flavors in Santiago

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

  • Traditional Wine Tour in Viña Cousiño Macul Official English: $18
  • "Premium Wine Tour" Viña Cousiño Macul Oficial portugués: $30
  • Premium Wine Tour in Viña Cousiño Macul Spanish official: $30
  • "Premium Wine Tour" Viña Cousiño Macul Official english: $30
  • Half Day Trip to Undurraga Vineyard from Santiago - Wine Tasting Included: $40
  • Half Day Trip to Concha y Toro Vineyard from Santiago - Wine Tasting Included: $45
  • Concha y Toro Traditional Wine Tour from Santiago: $45
  • Half Day Trip to Santa Rita Vineyard from Santiago - Wine Tasting Included: $50
  • Half Day Trip to Cousiño Macul Vineyard from Santiago - Wine Tasting Included: $55
  • half day wine tour to concha y toro from Santiago seasonal offer: $57
  • Concha y Toro Marques Wine Tour from Santiago: $64
  • Premium Wine Tasting in Santiago de Chile: $71


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


When is the best time to visit Casablanca or Santiago?

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

Should I visit Casablanca or Santiago in the Summer?

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

Casablanca is around the same temperature as Santiago in the summer. The temperature in Casablanca is usually 23°C (73°F) in July, and Santiago stays around 21°C (70°F)in January.

In July, Casablanca usually receives less rain than Santiagoin January. Casablanca gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Santiago receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the summer.


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

Should I visit Casablanca or Santiago in the Autumn?

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

In the autumn, Casablanca is a little warmer than Santiago. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Casablanca in October are around 20°C (67°F), and Santiago is about 15°C (59°F)in April.

Casablanca usually gets more rain in October than Santiagoin April. Casablanca gets 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Santiago receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October and April
    Casablanca 20°C (67°F) 
    Santiago 15°C (59°F)

Should I visit Casablanca or Santiago in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Casablanca and Santiago. Casablanca attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

In January, Casablanca is generally a little warmer than Santiagoin July. Temperatures in Casablanca average around 13°C (55°F), and Santiago stays around 9°C (48°F).

In January, Casablanca usually receives less rain than Santiagoin July. Casablanca gets 62 mm (2.5 in) of rain, while Santiago receives 80 mm (3.1 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January and July
    Casablanca 13°C (55°F) 
    Santiago 9°C (48°F)

Should I visit Casablanca or Santiago in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Casablanca as well as Santiago. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Casablanca throughout the year.

Casablanca is around the same temperature as Santiago in the spring. The temperature in Casablanca is usually 16°C (60°F) in April, and Santiago stays around 15°C (59°F)in October.

Casablanca usually gets more rain in April than Santiagoin October. Casablanca gets 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Santiago receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April and October
    Casablanca 16°C (60°F) 
    Santiago 15°C (59°F)

Typical Weather for Santiago and Casablanca

Casablanca Santiago
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 62 mm (2.5 in) 21°C (70°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 20°C (68°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Mar 15°C (58°F) 51 mm (2 in) 18°C (64°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Apr 16°C (60°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) 15°C (59°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 19 mm (0.7 in) 12°C (54°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Jun 21°C (69°F) 6 mm (0.2 in) 9°C (48°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in) 9°C (48°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Aug 23°C (74°F) 0 mm (0 in) 10°C (50°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
Sep 22°C (72°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 12°C (54°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Oct 20°C (67°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 15°C (59°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Nov 16°C (62°F) 72 mm (2.9 in) 17°C (63°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 20°C (68°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)


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