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

Should you visit Kuala Lumpur or Casablanca?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Kuala Lumpur and Casablanca. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Kuala Lumpur or Casablanca?

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, often referred to as KL, is the cosmopolitan capital of Malaysia. It is also the largest city in the country, having grown out of a small Chinese mining village. Today Kuala Lumpur is a microcosm of the country of Malaysia. The population is split between the Malay, Chinese, and Indian cultures which you can see reflected in the city's neighborhoods, cuisine, and entertainment. It's also an incredibly affordable city, even if you're looking for the comforts of a five star hotel or a luxury restaurant. Prices are almost always a fraction of what you would pay in Europe or the United States.

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 Tours for Seniors to Malaysia, The Best G Adventures Tours to Malaysia, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Morocco, and The Best 10-Day Tours in Morocco.


Which place is cheaper, Casablanca or Kuala Lumpur?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Kuala Lumpur is $62, 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 Kuala Lumpur and Casablanca in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Kuala Lumpur $36
    Casablanca $42
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Kuala Lumpur $72
    Casablanca $84
Compare Hotels in Kuala Lumpur and Casablanca

Looking for a hotel in Kuala Lumpur 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 Kuala Lumpur


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: Kuala Lumpur Hotel Prices and Casablanca Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Kuala Lumpur $6.45
    Casablanca $11
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Kuala Lumpur

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Kuala Lumpur are as follows:


  • Taxi Ride
    $3.17
  • Metro Ride (for Two)
    $0.68
  • Short Taxi Ride
    $3.17
  • Taxi From Airport
    $19
  • Bus from Airport
    $1.69
  • Train & Boat to Pulau Ketam
    $2.53

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kuala Lumpur

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

  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport Arrival Transfer KLIA1 / KLIA2: $13
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport Departure Transfer KLIA1/KLIA2: $13
  • Departure Transfer : Kuala Lumpur City to Kuala Lumpur International Airport: $13
  • Exclusive Kuala Lumpur International Airport Transfer: $14
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport Transfer Services: $15
  • Private: Kuala Lumpur Departure Transfer: $17
  • PVT Arrival Transfer<>KLIA 1/2 to Kuala Lumpur: $17
  • PVT Departure Transfer <> Kuala Lumpur to KLIA 1/2: $17
  • Kuala Lumpur Airport Departure Transfer: $17
  • Kuala Lumpur Airport Arrival Transfer: $17
  • Sunway Lagoon Theme Park to Kuala Lumpur Hotels Transfer (1-way): $17
  • Sunway Lagoon Theme Park to Kuala Lumpur Hotels Transfer: $17

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Casablanca

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


  • Train from Airport (for 2)
    $6.96
  • Taxi Ride
    $7.96

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): $150
  • private transfer from casablanca airport to casablanca city: $28
  • Your Private Casablanca Transfer: $21
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service Casablanca HTL-APT (CMN): $42
  • Transfert Arrival - Casablanca Airport to Marrakech City: $298
  • Transfers from Casablanca, Mohamed V Airport to Marrkech: $164
  • Transfer from your hotel Casablanca to Mohammed V Airport: $20
  • Transfer from Mohammed V Airport to your hotel Casablanca: $20
  • Transfer from Fes to Casablanca: $141
  • Transfer from Casablanca city or Casablanca airport to Marrakech: $151
  • Transfer from Casablanca Airport to Marrakech: $153
  • Transfer from Casablanca Airport : $143

Is it cheaper to fly into Kuala Lumpur or Casablanca?

Prices for flights to both Casablanca and Kuala Lumpur 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
    Kuala Lumpur $15
    Casablanca $19
Typical Food Prices in Kuala Lumpur

For Kuala Lumpur, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Dinner at Ding Tai Fung
    $8.44
  • Roti Bread
    $0.21
  • Food Court Lunch
    $3.04
  • Dinner at Indian Restaurant (for Two)
    $4.54

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Kuala Lumpur

For Kuala Lumpur, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Nightlife Street Food Tour with 6 Tastings: $43
  • Sambal Streets Kuala Lumpur Food Tour with 15+ Tastings: $49
  • Street Food Tour with 15+ Tastings: $49
  • From Kuala Selangor Fireflies Tour with Dinner: $56
  • Kuala Lumpur Food Tour: $59
  • Kuala Lumpur by Night and Malaysian Food Tour: $61
  • Petaling Street Heritage Food Tour: $62
  • Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals: $64
  • Firefly Park Kuala Selangor Seafood Dinner and Free Boat Ride: $64
  • 'Kelip Kelip' Fireflies Tour include Dinner + Free Boat-Ride: $65
  • Kuala Selangor Fireflies Tour Include Seafood Dinner (Free Boat Ride): $65
  • Firefly Tour en-route Batu Caves Include Dinner + Boat-Ride: $65

Typical Food Prices in Casablanca

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


  • Breakfast
    $2.98
  • Lunch
    $8.95
  • 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: $50
  • Couscous Cooking with a Local Family: $50
  • Old local Market visit+Moroccan cooking class with a local family: $59
  • Street Food Tour by Night: $60
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $65
  • Street private Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $67
  • Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $71
  • Experience Casablanca Night Tour & Authentic Moroccan Dinner: $73
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $75
  • Central Market Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $96
  • Casablanca Food Tour - Moroccan Street Food Tour: $105
  • Casablanca Food Tour: $107

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Kuala Lumpur $13
    Casablanca $8.88
Typical Entertainment Prices in Kuala Lumpur

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Kuala Lumpur's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • KL Tower Admission (for Two)
    $9.50
  • Canopy Walk at FRIM Forest Reserve
    $1.06

Tours and Activities in Kuala Lumpur

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

  • Malaysia: Genting Awana Skyway Entry Ticket: $3.42
  • KL Tower Admission E-Ticket with Options: $3.94
  • Malaysia: KL Tower Entry Ticket: $4.66
  • Alive 3D Art Gallery Admission Ticket: $7.67
  • Kuala Lumpur Self-Guided Audio Tour: $9.00
  • Aquaria KLCC Entry Ticket: $9.86
  • Batik Colouring Workshops Experience: $11
  • KL Tower Observation Deck Entry Ticket: $11
  • KL Tower Admission Ticket: $12
  • Kuala Lumpur's Cultural Highlights and Landmarks: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $12
  • Berjaya Times Square Theme Park Entry Ticket: $12
  • Malaysia: Aquaria KLCC Entry Ticket: $13

Tours and Activities in Casablanca

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

  • 2-Days Private Tour of Chefchaouen and Fez, from Casablanca: $275
  • "Fes to Casablanca Tour: Discover the Fascinating Journey": $310
  • 10 Day Private Tour in Morocco Imperial Ceties+Sahara Desert: $2,429
  • 2 Days Tour And Excursion From Casablanca To Chefchaouen: $227
  • 2-Hour Casablanca Walking Tour : $39
  • 20 Km Bike Tour in Exploring the Vibrant City: $59
  • 3-Hour Private Casablanca Authentic Home Dining Experience: $100
  • 4-Day Desert Tour From Casablanca To Marrakech Via Fes: $2,946
  • 6 Days of Desert Wonders: A Tour from Casablanca's Gateway: $1,292
  • 7 Days, 6 Nights - Imperial Cities, Blue City & Sahara Tour: $2,274
  • 9 Day Tour from Casablanca via Chefchaouen, Fez, Marrakech & Desert: $100
  • A True Evening Hookah (Shisha) Lounging Experience in Casablanca: $46

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Kuala Lumpur $6.25
    Casablanca -
Typical Alcohol Prices in Kuala Lumpur

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Kuala Lumpur are as follows:


  • Bottle of Wine
    $9.50

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 comparing the travel costs between Kuala Lumpur and Casablanca, we can see that Casablanca is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Even though Kuala Lumpur is in Asia and Casablanca is in Africa, both of these destinations have relatively similar prices of travel. Generally, the levels of luxury and expenses are the same for these cities even though they are geographically far apart.

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


Which is Bigger, Kuala Lumpur or Casablanca?

Casablanca has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Kuala Lumpur. When comparing the sizes of Kuala Lumpur 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 Kuala Lumpur 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 Kuala Lumpur or Casablanca in the Summer?

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

Kuala Lumpur receives a lot of rain in the summer. Kuala Lumpur usually gets more rain in July than Casablanca. Kuala Lumpur gets 150 mm (5.9 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 Kuala Lumpur this time of the year. In the summer, Kuala Lumpur often gets less sunshine than Casablanca. Kuala Lumpur gets 200 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Casablanca receives 303 hours of full sun.

In the summer, Kuala Lumpur is a little warmer than Casablanca. Typically, the summer temperatures in Kuala Lumpur in July average around 28°C (82°F), and Casablanca averages at about 23°C (73°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Kuala Lumpur 28°C (82°F) 
    Casablanca 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Kuala Lumpur or Casablanca in the Autumn?

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

It's quite rainy in Kuala Lumpur. In October, Kuala Lumpur usually receives more rain than Casablanca. Kuala Lumpur gets 280 mm (11 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

It's quite sunny in Casablanca. Kuala Lumpur usually receives less sunshine than Casablanca during autumn. Kuala Lumpur gets 169 hours of sunny skies, while Casablanca receives 233 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Kuala Lumpur is generally a little warmer than Casablanca. Daily temperatures in Kuala Lumpur average around 27°C (81°F), and Casablanca fluctuates around 20°C (67°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Kuala Lumpur 27°C (81°F) 
    Casablanca 20°C (67°F)

Should I visit Kuala Lumpur or Casablanca in the Winter?

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

It rains a lot this time of the year in Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur usually gets more rain in January than Casablanca. Kuala Lumpur gets 239 mm (9.4 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 62 mm (2.5 in) of rain this time of the year.

In the winter, Kuala Lumpur often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Casablanca. Kuala Lumpur gets 185 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Casablanca receives 190 hours of full sun.

Kuala Lumpur is much warmer than Casablanca in the winter. The daily temperature in Kuala Lumpur averages around 27°C (81°F) in January, and Casablanca fluctuates around 13°C (55°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Kuala Lumpur 27°C (81°F) 
    Casablanca 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Kuala Lumpur or Casablanca in the Spring?

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

Kuala Lumpur gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In April, Kuala Lumpur usually receives more rain than Casablanca. Kuala Lumpur gets 240 mm (9.4 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. Kuala Lumpur usually receives less sunshine than Casablanca during spring. Kuala Lumpur gets 199 hours of sunny skies, while Casablanca receives 262 hours of full sun in the spring.

In the spring, Kuala Lumpur is much warmer than Casablanca. Typically, the spring temperatures in Kuala Lumpur in April average around 28°C (82°F), and Casablanca averages at about 16°C (60°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Kuala Lumpur 28°C (82°F) 
    Casablanca 16°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Casablanca and Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Casablanca
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 27°C (81°F) 239 mm (9.4 in) 13°C (55°F) 62 mm (2.5 in)
Feb 28°C (82°F) 200 mm (7.9 in) 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Mar 28°C (82°F) 260 mm (10.2 in) 15°C (58°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Apr 28°C (82°F) 240 mm (9.4 in) 16°C (60°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
May 28°C (82°F) 190 mm (7.5 in) 18°C (64°F) 19 mm (0.7 in)
Jun 28°C (82°F) 160 mm (6.3 in) 21°C (69°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)
Jul 28°C (82°F) 150 mm (5.9 in) 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Aug 28°C (82°F) 160 mm (6.3 in) 23°C (74°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Sep 27°C (81°F) 200 mm (7.9 in) 22°C (72°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Oct 27°C (81°F) 280 mm (11 in) 20°C (67°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Nov 27°C (81°F) 290 mm (11.4 in) 16°C (62°F) 72 mm (2.9 in)
Dec 27°C (81°F) 250 mm (9.8 in) 14°C (57°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)