Should you visit Eilat or Marrakech?
Should I visit Eilat or Marrakech? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the data, which all comes from actual travelers.
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.
Marrakech is on of the most popular travel destinations in Morocco. It is the third largest city in Morocco after Casablanca and Rabat and is located near the foothills of the Atlas Mountains only a few hours from the Sahara Desert. It's a beautiful city that is often referred to as the "Pink City" because of the pale pink color of many of the city's buildings. These striking colors make the city particularly beautiful during the evening hours when the low sun creates a very dramatic lighting.
Which city is cheaper, Marrakech or Eilat?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Eilat is $131, while the average daily cost in Marrakech is $62. 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. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Eilat and Marrakech in more detail.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about $174 in Eilat For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about $84 in Marrakech For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
Eilat food costs typically run travelers around $33 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.
In Marrakech travelers spend around $11 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Marrakech
For Marrakech, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Marrakech
For Marrakech, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Virtual Cooking Class with Moroccan Family:
Moroccan Cooking experience In Atlas Mountains Cook with a Berber family:
Cooking Class In Atlas Mountains From Marrakech Cook With A Berber Family:
Berber Life Cooking and Culture Experience:
Marrakech Food Tasting Experience Including Dinner:
Berber Life Cooking Class and Culture Experience:
Moroccan Cooking Workshops:
Cooking class with Berber family in Atlas Mountains Day trip from Marrakech:
From High Atlas Berber Cooking Class:
Cooking Class with A Berber Family From Marrakech:
Day Trip Atlas Morocco Berber Experience & Cooking Class From Marrakech:
Moroccan Cooking Class With Chef Najlae !:
Eilat's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend $12 per person, per day on transportation in Eilat.
Marrakech's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend $5.68 per person, per day on transportation in Marrakech.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Eilat
Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Eilat:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Eilat
Also for Eilat, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Ultra - Eilat Private Airport Transfer from Eilat City Centre to Ramon Airport:
Transfer to Eilat from Ben Gurion Airport:
PrivateTransfer fromTaba Border to Sharm El Sheikh ( Group of (1- 4 ):
Private transfer from Taba border to Sharm el Sheikh:
Private Transfer Airport Ramon to Taba Border:
Private Transfer Airport Ramon to Eilat:
Private Departure Transfer from Eilat City to Eilat ETM Airport:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Marrakech
Also for Marrakech, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
transfers from and to airport at best rates:
private transfer from Marrakech city to Menara Airport:
private transfer from Marrakech To Chefchaouen (Blue City):
private transfer : Marrakech airport ⇆ Marrakech City:
private airport transfer from RAK to Marrakech city:
Vtcgo Marrakech - Essaouira Private Transfer:
VIP Private Transfer Marrakesh Menara Airport:
Transfert privé à l'arrivée de l'aéroport de Marrakech:
Transfert de l'aéroport de Marrakech à la ville:
Transfert Departure Marrakech airport from city center:
Transfert Arrivel Aireport:
Transfers from Marrakech airport to the city and the medina:
Is it cheaper to fly into Eilat or Marrakech?
Prices for flights to both Marrakech 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.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Eilat can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $15 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Marrakech can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $6.32 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Tours and Activities in Eilat
For Eilat, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
02 Days with 01 overnight Petra and Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat Border:
03 Days - 02 Nights Petra & Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat Border:
1-Day Cairo Tour from Eilat:
2 Day Small Group Cairo Tour from Eilat:
2 Day in Petra include overnight in Petra tour from Eilat:
2 day tour to Petra from Eilat:
3 Day Petra And Wadi Rum Tour from Eilat:
3 Day Tour to Petra and Cairo:
Daily tour to Jerusalem from Eilat:
Day Tour to Petra from Eilat:
Dead Sea & Masada at Sunrise Tour from Eilat:
Dead Sea Shuttle Tour from Eilat:
Typical Entertainment prices in Marrakech
Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Marrakech's activities, tours, and tickets:
Golf at Atlas Golf
Tours and Activities in Marrakech
For Marrakech, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
"Chefchaouen & Talassemtane Natural Park Eco Tour | Private & Luxury:
"Mogador Camel Expedition Ecotour | Private & Luxury:
04 D / 03 night desert tour from Marrakech to Fes:
04 days Private Desert tour from Marrakech.:
1 day City tour of Marrakech:
1 day City tour of Marrakech in private:
1 week around Morocco : New Year tour from Casablanca:
1-Day Trip shared-Tour to imlil valley from Marrakech:
10 days Desert and nord tour:
10-Day Private Cultural Tour of the Imperial Cities of Morocco:
10-Days Guided Quad Tour - Sahara Dunes Chigaga, Mountains & Kasbah:
10D 9N Morocco Tour From Marrakech By Imperial Cities And Merzouga Desert:
Typically, people visiting Eilat spend on average $25 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Typically, people visiting Marrakech spend on average $13 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Sample the Local Flavors in Marrakech
Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Marrakech:
Full-Day trip to Essaouira - Includes Food&Wine tasting:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Eilat and Marrakech, we can see that Eilat is more expensive. And not only is Marrakech much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Eilat is in Middle East and Marrakech 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 Marrakech would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Marrakech 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 Marrakech.
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