Should you visit Fez or Ait Ben Haddou?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Fez and Ait Ben Haddou can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.
Fez is the historical capital of Morocco and has one of the country's most impressive and elaborate medinas. It's authentic and traditional atmosphere attracts travelers from all over the world. It's fun to wander the city's elaborate alleyways, sample the food, and soak up the sights and smells. In Fez's medina you'll find donkeys, carts, spices, and pottery. You'll find traditional foods, locals bartering for goods, and religious buildings that date back hundreds of years. The medina is also the world's largest car free urban zone.
Ait Ben Haddou
Think of a time when you've seen Jerusalem in a movie. Chances are what you're really looking at is the traditional, mud brick city of Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco. This city on the edge of the High Atlas Mountains has been an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987, and has also been seen in movies like Lawrence of Arabia, Orson Welles' Sodom and Gomorrah, Jesus of Nazareth, the French version of Cleopatra, Bertolucci's Sheltering Sky, Scorsese's Kundun, Gillies MacKannon's Hideous Kinky, Ridley Scott's Gladiator, Oliver Stone's Alexander the Great, and in some scenes from Game of Thrones.
Which city is cheaper, Ait Ben Haddou or Fez?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Fez is $46, while the average daily cost in Ait Ben Haddou is $63. 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 Fez and Ait Ben Haddou in more detail.
Travelers usually pay around $50 for a double occupancy room in Fez If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
Ait Ben Haddou's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is $46. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is $23.
Fez food costs typically run travelers around $14 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.
Ait Ben Haddou food costs typically run travelers around $21 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.
Meals for one day
Ait Ben Haddou $21
Typical Food prices in Fez
For Fez, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:
Dinner for 2
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Fez than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $4.45 on transportation in Fez on average per day.
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $26 per day to get around in Ait Ben Haddou.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Fez
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Fez:
Is it cheaper to fly into Fez or Ait Ben Haddou?
Prices for flights to both Ait Ben Haddou and Fez 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 expenses in Fez, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $5.57 per day, per person.
Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around $25 per person, per day in Ait Ben Haddou. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.
Typical Entertainment prices in Fez
Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Fez's activities, tours, and tickets:
Tours and Activities in Ait Ben Haddou
Here are a few actual costs in Ait Ben Haddou for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
3 Days - Desert Experience Merzouga from Marrakech:
3 Days Guided tour from Marrakech to Fes via desert:
3 days Private Tour Sahara and Atlas Chegaga Desert Experience Camel Ride and Desert Camp:
3-Days Tour from Marrakech to Zagora including a trekking in imlil:
Day tour to Ouarzazate and Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech:
Desert Experience Tour:
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou Half-Day Tour:
Marrakech Desert Tour To Casablanca:
Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech 3 Days:
Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Fes 4 days:
Overnight Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora:
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Ait Ben Haddou may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $5.50 per day on alcoholic beverages.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Fez and Ait Ben Haddou, we can see that Ait Ben Haddou is more expensive. And not only is Fez much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Fez would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Fez 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 Ait Ben Haddou would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Ait Ben Haddou than you might in Fez.
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