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

Should you visit Kathmandu or Casablanca?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Kathmandu and Casablanca can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Kathmandu or Casablanca?


Kathmandu is the capital and largest city in the country of Nepal. Its metropolitan area forms one large urban area that includes the area of Patan to the south. As of 2011 there were 2.5 million residents in the Kathmandu metropolis and over 3 million in the entire metropolitan area. Kathmandu is likely to be your entry point into Nepal and is a great place to pick up supplies and arrange the details for any treks you hope to do. Many travelers rush through Kathmandu, turned off by the pollution and crowds, but to skip Kathmandu is to miss a major cultural, financial, and influential part of what defines the country of Nepal. The city itself is quite fun to explore if you allow it enough time and an open mind.


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 Hiking & Trekking Tours in Nepal, The Best 10-Day Tours in Nepal, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Morocco, and The Best 10-Day Tours in Morocco.

Which place is cheaper, Casablanca or Kathmandu?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Kathmandu is $57, while the average daily cost in Casablanca is $72. 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 Kathmandu and Casablanca in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Kathmandu $40
    Casablanca $43
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Kathmandu $80
    Casablanca $86
Compare Hotels in Kathmandu and Casablanca

Looking for a hotel in Kathmandu 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 Kathmandu

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: Kathmandu Hotel Prices and Casablanca Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Kathmandu $6.97
    Casablanca $11
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Kathmandu

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

  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kathmandu

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Kathmandu:

  • Kathmandu - Private departure transfer from Hotel to Airport : $15
  • Kathmandu Airport Transfer: $16
  • Kathmandu Airport Private Transfers: $18
  • TIA Kathmandu Airport transfer: $18
  • Kathmandu airport transfer service: $20
  • Private Transfer: Kathmandu Domestic Airport to Hotel Vehicle : $20
  • Kathmandu Airport Arrival transfer: $20
  • Deluxe Toyota Coaster Mini Bus Transfer From Kathmandu to Pokhara or V. V. : $22
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara: Luxury Sofa Bus Transfer: $23
  • Private Transfer: Kathmandu International Airport to Hotel : $25
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara Transfer: $25
  • One way Private Car Transfer To/From Kathmandu and Pokhara: $27

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Casablanca

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

  • Train from Airport (for 2)
  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Casablanca

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Casablanca:

  • Best Private Transfer From Casablanca Airport To All Morocco: $17
  • Casablanca Mohamed V Airport to Hotels Private Arrival transfer : $19
  • Private transfer from Casablanca Airport to hotels and cities: $20
  • Casablanca Cruise Port to Casablanca hotels - Arrival Private Transfer: $21
  • Casablanca Port to Mohammed V Airport (CMN) - Departure Private Transfer: $21
  • Casablanca to Casablanca Cruise Port - Departure Private Transfer: $21
  • Private Transfer from Casablanca Airport (CMN) to Casablanca Port: $21
  • Private Transfer from Casablanca Hotels to Casablanca Cruise Port: $21
  • Transfer from Casablanca airport to Marrakech Private Van: $22
  • Casablanca Cruise Transfer or Airport Transfer Service: $22
  • Casablanca City Center to the CMN Casablanca Airport Private Transfer: $26
  • Private Transfer from Mohammed V Airport to Casablanca City: $26

Is it cheaper to fly into Kathmandu or Casablanca?

Prices for flights to both Casablanca and Kathmandu 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 Meals for one day
    Kathmandu $8.32
    Casablanca $19
Typical Food Prices in Kathmandu

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

  • Dessert
  • Dinner for Two

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Kathmandu

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Kathmandu.

  • Nepali Cooking Class & Momo Making with Pickup: $7.50
  • Momo Making & Cooking class in Thamel with Pickup: $8.61
  • Half Day cooking class in Kathmandu by Local Chefs & Pickup: $9.39
  • Best Half day cooking class in Thamel Kathmandu with Pickup: $10
  • Half-Day Immersive Nepali Cooking Class in Thamel with pickup: $15
  • Cultural Dinner Show with Traditional Dance: $17
  • Nepali cooking class and Homestay experience : $22
  • Food Tour In Kathmandu With Walking Local Market: $23
  • Private Nepali Cooking Class (Dal Bhat and MoMo): $27
  • Momo Cooking Class in Kathmandu : $28
  • Half day cooking class in Thamel kathmandu: $31
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square Walking Tour & Nepali Cooking Class: $31

Typical Food Prices in Casablanca

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

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner at Rick's Cafe (for Two)

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Casablanca

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Casablanca.

  • Casablanca Night Sightseeing Tour with Andalusian Dinner Show: $39
  • Private CousCous Cooking Class in a Traditional Family Home: $47
  • Old local Market visit+Moroccan cooking class with a local family: $53
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $65
  • Private Moroccan Cooking Class in Casablanca with Hotel Transfers: $140
  • Casablanca Food Tour - Marché Central & Seafood Lunch: $140
  • Private Moroccan Cooking Class in Casablanca with a Local Expert: $146
  • Casablanca Food Tour: $150
  • Authentic Moroccan Cooking Class in Casablanca with Hotel Transfers: $170
  • Market Tour & Moroccan Cooking Class in Casablanca with Transfers: $190
  • Visit of the museum of the Slaoui foundation with a dinner at the red mullet of Isle: $193

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Kathmandu $8.05
    Casablanca $8.96
Typical Entertainment Prices in Kathmandu

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Kathmandu are as follows:

  • Monkey Temple for Two
  • Patan Durbar Square Entrance for Two
  • Swayambhunath Stupa

Tours and Activities in Kathmandu

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

  • Discover Kathmandu on a day cycling tour! (Minimum 4 people): $0.20
  • 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Private Day Tour: $7.50
  • From Nagarkot Sunrise View Private Tour: $7.83
  • City Highlights Bus Tour: $9.59
  • Private 7 UNESCO Heritage Sites Day Tour: $10
  • Privet Day Tours in Kathmandu Nepal : $10
  • Sarngkot Sunrise Himalayas Tour in Pokhara: $10
  • Kathmandu TO Gorkha Bus Ticket: $11
  • Discovering Full-Day City Highlights Bus Tour: $12
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara Tourist Bus- MNS: $12
  • Nepali Nightlife Experience in Kathmandu's Vibrant Thamel: $12
  • Tourist Bus Intercity Hassle free Shuttle all over Nepal: $12

Tours and Activities in Casablanca

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

  • Skip the line Hassan 2 mosque Premium Tour entry ticket included: $15
  • Skip the line Hassan II Mosque guided Tour entry tickets included: $15
  • HoplaPass 1 Day: Self-Guided Electric Scooter Tour: $17
  • Local Experience on Foot in Casablanca: $30
  • Casablanca Guided Tour with lux vehicle and walking tour VIP: $38
  • 2-Hour Casablanca Walking Tour : $39
  • Casablanca City Tour with Hassan II mosque ticket: $39
  • Casablanca city tour with Mosque entry included: $40
  • Cycling Adventure in Casablanca with Licensed Tour Guide: $43
  • Casablanca Hassan II Mosque Guided Tour with Entrance Ticket: $43
  • Tangier's Hidden Gems: 4-Hour Private Walking Tour: $43
  • Casablanca Half-day guided tour: $46

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Kathmandu $5.78
    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 Kathmandu and Casablanca, we can see that Casablanca is more expensive. And not only is Kathmandu much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Kathmandu is in Asia 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 Kathmandu would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Kathmandu 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 Casablanca would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Casablanca than you might in Kathmandu.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Kathmandu Expensive? and Is Casablanca Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Kathmandu or Casablanca?

Casablanca has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Kathmandu. When comparing the sizes of Kathmandu 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.