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 city 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 $64, 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 Dar es Salaam and Casablanca in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Dar es Salaam $41
    Casablanca $31
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Dar es Salaam $82
    Casablanca $62
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 $12
    Casablanca $7.96

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 Airport DAR to Dar es Salaam by Minivan: $29
  • Private Transfer from Dar es Salaam to Dar es Salaam Airport DAR by Minivan: $29
  • Private Transfer from Dar es Salaam Airport DAR to Dar es Salaam by Minibus: $38
  • Private Transfer from Dar es Salaam to Dar es Salaam Airport DAR by Minibus: $38
  • Private Departure Airport Transfer Dar es Salam: $40
  • Airport Transfers: $40
  • Dar es salaam Airport Transfer (Private & Group): $50
  • Private Arrival Transfer in Dar es Salam: Covid-19 safe & PRIVATE tour: $50
  • Private Transfer from Dar es Salaam Airport DAR to Dar es Salaam by Business Car: $67
  • Private Transfer from Dar es Salaam to Dar es Salaam Airport DAR by Business Car: $67
  • Dar es Salaam Airport to Dar es Salaam Private Transfer: $67
  • Private Transfer from Dar es Salaam to Dar es Salaam Airport: $67

Typical Local Transportation prices in Casablanca

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


  • Train from Airport (for 2)
    $6.47
  • Taxi Ride
    $7.39

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Casablanca

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Casablanca:

  • 6-days Tour package from Casablanca to Fes via Tangier &Private airport transfer: $1,244
  • 5-days Tour package from Casablanca to Fes via & Private airport transfers: $1,120
  • 2 Day Morocco Tour From Casablanca To Zagora Desert with private Transfers: $784
  • Private Transfer from Casablanca (CMN) Airport to Ouarzazate: $622
  • Private Transfer: Casablanca to Mohammed V International Airport (CMN): $622
  • Private Transfer: Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) to Casablanca: $622
  • Best Tour to Chefchaouen - from Casablanca in private Transfers (2 Day Trip): $592
  • Private Transfer from Casablanca (CMN) Airport to Agadir: $539
  • Casablanca to Essaouira: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $459
  • Casablanca private transfer from Casablanca city to Agadir airport (AGA): $452
  • Private transfer from Casablanca to Chefchaouen: $443
  • Casablanca to Chefchaouen: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $437

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 $16
    Casablanca $14

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:

  • Zanzibar Luxury Cooking Class: Departure from Michamvi Zanzibar: $150

Typical Food prices in Casablanca

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


  • Breakfast
    $2.77
  • Lunch
    $8.32
  • 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.
    Dar es Salaam -
    Casablanca $6.60

Tours and Activities in Dar es Salaam

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

  • Dar es salaam Reality Tour: $51
  • Dar Es Salaam City Tour: $71
  • City Of Peace - Dar es Salam City Tour: Covid-19 safe & PRIVATE tour: $71
  • Shore Excursion - Dar Es Salaam City Tour: $74
  • City Tour: $77
  • Dar es Salaam City Walking tour - Explore the Life of the Local People!: $78
  • Dar es Salaam City Tour - Everyday: $87
  • 6-Hour Dar es Salaam Private Guided Cultural Tour with Lunch: $100
  • Dar es Salaam City Tour - Visit all attractive places: $100
  • Zanzibar Spice Tour: $109
  • Dar es Salaam City Tours: $125
  • Dar Es Salaam City Tour ( Day Tour): $130

Tours and Activities in Casablanca

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

  • 10 Day Morocco Affordable Tour starting in Casablanca and ending in Tangier: $2,600
  • 10 Day private tour around Moroccco: $2,074
  • 10 Days 9 Nights Budgeted Casablanca Adventure: $2,051
  • 10 Days 9 Nights Luxury Tour of Morocco: $2,295
  • 10 Days 9 Nights Private Morocco Tour from Casablanca with Camel Trek: $2,364
  • 10 Days Grand Morocco Tour for Best Experience: $1,991
  • 10 Days Imperial Cities and Desert Tours: $2,261
  • 10 Days Morocco Luxury Classic Tour: $4,198
  • 10 Days Tour From Casablanca to Merzouga Desert, Chefchaouen, Fes and Marrakech: $3,636
  • 10 Days Tour From Casablanca, Morocco: $1,866
  • 10 Days Tour Imperial Cities and Sahara Desert (Any Departing Point): $1,963
  • 10 Days Tour from Casablanca: $1,493

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Dar es Salaam $6.88
    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 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.


When is the best time to visit Dar es Salaam or Casablanca?

Both destinations experience a warmer tropical 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 tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Casablanca because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

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 are around 25°C (77°F), and Casablanca is 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. Dar es Salaam attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Casablanca attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical 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. Temperatures in Dar es Salaam average around 25°C (78°F), and Casablanca stays 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. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Dar es Salaam throughout the year. The warm tropical 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 temperature in Dar es Salaam is usually 28°C (82°F) in January, and Casablanca stays 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. Plenty of visitors come to Dar es Salaam 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.

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 are around 27°C (81°F), and Casablanca is 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)


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