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

Should you visit Eilat or Casablanca?

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

Should I visit Eilat or Casablanca? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Eilat or Casablanca?

Eilat

Eilat serves as the gateway to Israel from Egypt. It's located at the southern tip of the country and sits on the Red Sea with views of the Gulf of Aqaba. It's location in the Negev Desert along the beautiful coast make it appealing to both domestic and international vacationers.

Eilat is a resort town with many dive shops and snorkeling opportunities. The population of about 50,000 can easily be overshadowed by vacationers. With no shortage of sun, entertainment, bars, and partying, you will find both Israeli and international tourists looking for an oasis of fun and relaxation.

Although the area's coral reefs were being damaged by overuse, the removal of contraversial fish cages in 2008 has led to a slow recovery and an improvement in the quality of diving and snorkeling in the area. There are also less crowds than you will find in Sharm el-Sheikh or Dahab, Egypt.

Eilat has a hot desert climate. The summers are hot and dry and the winters are warm and dry. Temperatures in the winter can range from 52 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit and summer temperatures are usually between 79 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours in Israel, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Israel, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Morocco, and The Best 10-Day Tours in Morocco.


Which place is cheaper, Casablanca or Eilat?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Eilat is $140, 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 Eilat and Casablanca in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Eilat $93
    Casablanca $42
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Eilat $186
    Casablanca $84
Compare Hotels in Eilat and Casablanca

Looking for a hotel in Eilat 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 Eilat


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: Eilat Hotel Prices and Casablanca Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Eilat $13
    Casablanca $11
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Eilat

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Eilat:


  • Local Bus
    $3.71

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Eilat

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

  • Private Transfer From Ramon airport Eilat to Eilat Hotels or Arava Border : $70
  • From Jerusalem: One-Way Shuttle Transfer to Eilat: $90

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Casablanca

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


  • Train from Airport (for 2)
    $6.98
  • Taxi Ride
    $7.98

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): $147
  • 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: $45
  • Transfer from your hotel Casablanca to Mohammed V Airport: $19
  • Transfer from Mohammed V Airport to your hotel Casablanca: $19
  • Transfer from Fes to Casablanca: $139
  • Transfer from Casablanca city or Casablanca airport to Marrakech: $149
  • Transfer from Casablanca city or Casablanca Airport to Marrakech: $149
  • Transfer from Casablanca airport to Marrakech Private Van: $22
  • Transfer from Casablanca Airport to Marrakech: $151

Is it cheaper to fly into Eilat or Casablanca?

Prices for flights to both Casablanca and Eilat 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
    Eilat $35
    Casablanca $19

Typical Food Prices in Casablanca

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


  • Breakfast
    $2.99
  • Lunch
    $8.97
  • 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.

  • Flavors of Morocco Food Tour in Casablanca: $30
  • Couscous Cooking with a Local Family: $50
  • Street Food Tour by Night: $60
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $64
  • Street private Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $66
  • Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $70
  • Experience Casablanca Night Tour & Authentic Moroccan Dinner: $72
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $74
  • Street Private Guided Food Tour with Tastings at Casablanca: $74
  • Central Market Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $95
  • Casablanca Food Tour - Moroccan Street Food Tour: $105
  • Casablanca Private Night Tour with Traditional Dinner: $130

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Eilat $16
    Casablanca $8.90

Tours and Activities in Eilat

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

  • Glass Bottom Boat Cruise in Eilat: $30
  • Jeep tour adventure Eilat mountains: $55
  • From Timna Park Guided Jeep Tour: $64
  • Red canyon jeep tour in Eilat: $70
  • Timna park Jeep tour adventure: $70
  • Park Timna: Small Group Photo Tour: $130
  • Red Canyon: Small Group Photo Tour: $130
  • Timna Park Tour from Eilat: $150
  • Petra 1-Day Tour from Eilat + FREE Traditional Lunch: $199
  • Full-Day Tour of Petra from Eilat: $199
  • 1 Day Tour to Petra From Eilat: $217
  • Day Tour to Petra from Eilat: $219

Tours and Activities in Casablanca

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

  • "Fes to Casablanca Tour: Discover the Fascinating Journey": $307
  • 10 Day Private Tour in Morocco Imperial Ceties+Sahara Desert: $2,408
  • 13 Km Bike Tour in Lively Casablanca: $39
  • 14 Days Authentic Morocco Tour: $269
  • 2 Days Tour And Excursion From Casablanca To Chefchaouen: $225
  • 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: $2,920
  • 6 Days of Desert Wonders: A Tour from Casablanca's Gateway: $1,281
  • 7 Days, 6 Nights - Imperial Cities, Blue City & Sahara Tour: $2,254
  • A True Evening Hookah (Shisha) Lounging Experience in Casablanca: $46
  • An Evening Hookah (Shisha) Lounging Experience in Casablanca: $45

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Eilat $27
    Casablanca -

Sample the Local Flavors in Casablanca

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

  • Wine Tasting and Lunch at the oldest Domaine from Casablanca: $299


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


Which is Bigger, Eilat or Casablanca?

Casablanca has a larger population, and is about 70 times larger than the population of Eilat. When comparing the sizes of Eilat 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 Eilat 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 Eilat or Casablanca in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Eilat as well as Casablanca. Eilat attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. The warm climate attracts visitors to Casablanca throughout the year.

Eilat usually gets less rain in July than Casablanca. Eilat gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 1 mm (0 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 Eilat this time of the year. In the summer, Eilat often gets more sunshine than Casablanca. Eilat gets 384 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Casablanca receives 303 hours of full sun.

Eilat can become quite hot in the summer. In July, Eilat is generally a little warmer than Casablanca. Daily temperatures in Eilat average around 33°C (91°F), and Casablanca fluctuates around 23°C (73°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Eilat 33°C (91°F) 
    Casablanca 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Eilat or Casablanca in the Autumn?

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

In October, Eilat usually receives less rain than Casablanca. Eilat gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

It's quite sunny in Casablanca. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Eilat. Eilat usually receives more sunshine than Casablanca during autumn. Eilat gets 295 hours of sunny skies, while Casablanca receives 233 hours of full sun in the autumn.

Eilat is a little warmer than Casablanca in the autumn. The daily temperature in Eilat averages around 26°C (79°F) in October, and Casablanca fluctuates around 20°C (67°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Eilat 26°C (79°F) 
    Casablanca 20°C (67°F)

Should I visit Eilat or Casablanca in the Winter?

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

Eilat usually gets less rain in January than Casablanca. Eilat gets 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 62 mm (2.5 in) of rain this time of the year.

It's quite sunny in Eilat. In the winter, Eilat often gets more sunshine than Casablanca. Eilat gets 234 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Casablanca receives 190 hours of full sun.

In the winter, Eilat is around the same temperature as Casablanca. Typically, the winter temperatures in Eilat in January average around 14°C (57°F), and Casablanca averages at about 13°C (55°F).


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

Should I visit Eilat or Casablanca in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Eilat and Casablanca. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Eilat year-round. Casablanca attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

In April, Eilat usually receives less rain than Casablanca. Eilat gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the spring.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Casablanca this time of the year. In Eilat, it's very sunny this time of the year. Eilat usually receives more sunshine than Casablanca during spring. Eilat gets 282 hours of sunny skies, while Casablanca receives 262 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Eilat is generally much warmer than Casablanca. Daily temperatures in Eilat average around 24°C (75°F), and Casablanca fluctuates around 16°C (60°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Eilat 24°C (75°F) 
    Casablanca 16°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Casablanca and Eilat

Eilat Casablanca
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 14°C (57°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 13°C (55°F) 62 mm (2.5 in)
Feb 16°C (61°F) 1 mm (0 in) 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Mar 19°C (66°F) 6 mm (0.2 in) 15°C (58°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Apr 24°C (75°F) 0 mm (0 in) 16°C (60°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
May 27°C (81°F) 0 mm (0 in) 18°C (64°F) 19 mm (0.7 in)
Jun 31°C (88°F) 0 mm (0 in) 21°C (69°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)
Jul 33°C (91°F) 0 mm (0 in) 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Aug 33°C (91°F) 0 mm (0 in) 23°C (74°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Sep 31°C (88°F) 0 mm (0 in) 22°C (72°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Oct 26°C (79°F) 1 mm (0 in) 20°C (67°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Nov 20°C (68°F) 0 mm (0 in) 16°C (62°F) 72 mm (2.9 in)
Dec 15°C (59°F) 6 mm (0.2 in) 14°C (57°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)