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

Should you visit Dar es Salaam or Casablanca?

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

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Dar es Salaam and Casablanca can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Dar es Salaam or Casablanca?

Dar es Salaam

Having grown from a fishing village, Dar es Salaam is now a major city and commercial port on Tanzania's Indian Ocean coast. While it is mainly used as a stopping point on the way to Zanzibar, it has a few unique treasures of its own such as the Kariakoo Market, National Museum, and the open-air Village Museum.

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 place is cheaper, Casablanca or Dar es Salaam?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Dar es Salaam is $468, while the average daily cost in Casablanca is $71. 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 Dar es Salaam and Casablanca in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Dar es Salaam $442
    Casablanca $42
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Dar es Salaam $884
    Casablanca $84
Compare Hotels in Dar es Salaam and Casablanca

Looking for a hotel in Dar es Salaam 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 Dar es Salaam


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: Dar es Salaam Hotel Prices and Casablanca Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Dar es Salaam $14
    Casablanca $11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Dar es Salaam

Also for Dar es Salaam, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Private Transfer from Dar es Salaam city to Dar es Salaam Airport DAR by Minivan: $17
  • Private Transfer from Dar es Salaam Airport DAR to Dar es Salaam city by minivan: $17
  • Dar es salaam Airport Transfer (Private & Group): $50
  • Airport Transfer from JNIA Airport to Hotels in Dar essalaam: $55
  • Airport to Hotel Transfer: $59
  • Private Airport Transfers in Dar : $60
  • Airport to Hotel Transfer.: $62
  • Private Transfer from Julius Nyerere Airport (DAR) to Dar El Salaam: $74
  • Private Transfer from Dar El Salaam to Julius Nyerere Airport (DAR): $74
  • Airport Transfers To/from Dar Es Salaam City Center Or To/from Your Hotel: $85
  • Airport Transfers: $100
  • Private Transfer from Dar es Salaam to Dar es Salaam Airport DAR by Business Car: $100

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:

  • Transfer between Casablanca and Fez: $485
  • FES: Private Airport Transfer to or from Casablanca: $362
  • Casablanca & Marrakech Private Transfer: $331
  • Private Transfer from Casablanca (CMN) Airport to Meknes: $299
  • Transfert Arrival - Casablanca Airport to Marrakech City: $298
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Casablanca Airport To Tangier: $290
  • Private Transfer Casablanca - Maknes : $289
  • Transfer Private From Casablanca To Chefchaouen: $286
  • Casablanca Airport Arrival to Agadir Private Transfer: $284
  • From Fez: Private 1-Way Transfer to Casablanca: $279
  • Private Transfer from Casablanca (CMN) Airport to Safi: $261
  • From Casablanca Airport: Private Transfer to Marrakech 1 Way: $258

Is it cheaper to fly into Dar es Salaam or Casablanca?

Prices for flights to both Casablanca and Dar es Salaam 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
    Dar es Salaam $18
    Casablanca $19

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Dar es Salaam

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

  • Experience Tanzania Culture and Local Food Cooking: $75
  • Market Tour & Cooking Class in Morogoro including Hotel Transfers: $98
  • Private Swahili Cooking Class: $115
  • Swahili food Cooking Experience: $150

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 private Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $50
  • Street Food Tour by Night: $60
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $65
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $67
  • Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $71
  • Visit of the museum of the Slaoui foundation with a dinner at the red mullet of Isle: $93
  • 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

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Dar es Salaam -
    Casablanca $8.91

Tours and Activities in Dar es Salaam

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Dar es Salaam.

  • Private Insightful City Tour of Dar es Salaam: $30
  • Dar es salaam City Tour : $38
  • City Walking Tour And Street Food Tasting.: $41
  • City Historical Walking Tour And Street Food.: $41
  • Dar Es Salaam:Shore Excursion Tour And Street Food Tasting.: $46
  • Dar es salaam Reality Tour: $51
  • Dar es salaam Fish Market Adventure: $65
  • Shore Excursion - Dar Es Salaam City Tour: $74
  • City Tour: $77
  • The Best/Top Rated Cultural City Tour in Dar es Salaam : $85
  • Stone Town & Spice Tour: $90
  • Half Day Dar es salaam Markets and Village Museum Tour: $90

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: $2,429
  • 14 Days Authentic Morocco Tour: $269
  • 2 Days Tour And Excursion From Casablanca To Chefchaouen: $227
  • 2-Hour Casablanca Walking Tour : $38
  • 3-Hour Private Casablanca Authentic Home Dining Experience: $100
  • 4-Day Desert Tour From Casablanca To Marrakech Via Fes: $3,100
  • 6 Days of Desert Wonders: A Tour from Casablanca's Gateway: $1,292
  • 7 Days, 6 Nights - Imperial Cities, Blue City & Sahara Tour: $2,274
  • 9 Day Tour from Casablanca via Chefchaouen, Fez, Marrakech & Desert: $100
  • A True Evening Hookah (Shisha) Lounging Experience in Casablanca: $46

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Dar es Salaam $7.80
    Casablanca -


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Dar es Salaam and Casablanca, we can see that Dar es Salaam 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 Dar es Salaam would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Dar es Salaam 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 Dar es Salaam Expensive? and Is Casablanca Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Dar es Salaam or Casablanca?

Casablanca has a larger population, and is about 17% larger than the population of Dar es Salaam. When comparing the sizes of Dar es Salaam and Casablanca, 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 Dar es Salaam or Casablanca?

Both destinations experience a warmer climate most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season. Although in the rainy season, it doesn't necessarily rain every day.

Should I visit Dar es Salaam or Casablanca in the Summer?

Both Casablanca and Dar es Salaam during the summer are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Dar es Salaam because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Casablanca year-round.

Dar es Salaam usually gets more rain in July than Casablanca. Dar es Salaam gets 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 1 mm (0 in) of rain this time of the year.

In Casablanca, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Dar es Salaam. In the summer, Dar es Salaam often gets less sunshine than Casablanca. Dar es Salaam gets 224 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Casablanca receives 303 hours of full sun.

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


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Dar es Salaam 25°C (77°F) 
    Casablanca 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Dar es Salaam or Casablanca in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Dar es Salaam and Casablanca. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Dar es Salaam year-round. Casablanca attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

In October, Dar es Salaam usually receives more rain than Casablanca. Dar es Salaam gets 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Casablanca this time of the year. In Dar es Salaam, it's very sunny this time of the year. Dar es Salaam usually receives more sunshine than Casablanca during autumn. Dar es Salaam gets 275 hours of sunny skies, while Casablanca receives 233 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Dar es Salaam is generally a little warmer than Casablanca. Daily temperatures in Dar es Salaam average around 25°C (78°F), and Casablanca fluctuates around 20°C (67°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Dar es Salaam 25°C (78°F) 
    Casablanca 20°C (67°F)

Should I visit Dar es Salaam or Casablanca in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Dar es Salaam as well as Casablanca. Dar es Salaam attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. The warm climate attracts visitors to Casablanca throughout the year.

Dar es Salaam usually gets more rain in January than Casablanca. Dar es Salaam gets 78 mm (3.1 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 62 mm (2.5 in) of rain this time of the year.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Dar es Salaam this time of the year. In the winter, Dar es Salaam often gets more sunshine than Casablanca. Dar es Salaam gets 236 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Casablanca receives 190 hours of full sun.

Dar es Salaam is much warmer than Casablanca in the winter. The daily temperature in Dar es Salaam averages around 28°C (82°F) in January, and Casablanca fluctuates around 13°C (55°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Dar es Salaam 28°C (82°F) 
    Casablanca 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Dar es Salaam or Casablanca in the Spring?

Both Casablanca and Dar es Salaam are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Dar es Salaam throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Casablanca because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

It's quite rainy in Dar es Salaam. In April, Dar es Salaam usually receives more rain than Casablanca. Dar es Salaam gets 269 mm (10.6 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the spring.

It's quite sunny in Casablanca. Dar es Salaam usually receives less sunshine than Casablanca during spring. Dar es Salaam gets 155 hours of sunny skies, while Casablanca receives 262 hours of full sun in the spring.

In the spring, Dar es Salaam is much warmer than Casablanca. Typically, the spring temperatures in Dar es Salaam in April average around 27°C (81°F), and Casablanca averages at about 16°C (60°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Dar es Salaam 27°C (81°F) 
    Casablanca 16°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Casablanca and Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam Casablanca
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 28°C (82°F) 78 mm (3.1 in) 13°C (55°F) 62 mm (2.5 in)
Feb 28°C (82°F) 52 mm (2 in) 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Mar 28°C (83°F) 131 mm (5.2 in) 15°C (58°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Apr 27°C (81°F) 269 mm (10.6 in) 16°C (60°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
May 26°C (78°F) 176 mm (6.9 in) 18°C (64°F) 19 mm (0.7 in)
Jun 24°C (76°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 21°C (69°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)
Jul 25°C (77°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Aug 24°C (75°F) 27 mm (1.1 in) 23°C (74°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Sep 25°C (76°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 22°C (72°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Oct 25°C (78°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 20°C (67°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Nov 27°C (80°F) 132 mm (5.2 in) 16°C (62°F) 72 mm (2.9 in)
Dec 27°C (81°F) 116 mm (4.6 in) 14°C (57°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)