A Travel Price Comparison for Morocco Meknes vs. Agadir for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Meknes or Agadir?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Meknes and Agadir 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: Meknes or Agadir?

Meknes

So you love a bustling nightlife with fine restaurants and meaningful historical buildings, but you hate all the tourists. Well, it maybe time to visit Meknes, Morocco. Since most travelers head straight to Fez, that leaves Meknes relatively untouched and remains free of the usual hassles that plague other major destinations.

Agadir

Agadir is a city with a long and tragic past. In 1960 the city suffered from an earthquake, destroying the city including the ancient Kasbah. Approximately 15,000 people were killed, 12,000 were injured and around 35,000 people were left homeless. They began rebuilding the city center on a grid system, making it easy for today's visitors to navigate and get around this city. The new city is full of boulevards with cafes and a mix of 1960s and classic Moroccan architecture. Today, the city is still growing and welcomes European vacationers to its resort destinations. Visitors appreciate the clean beaches, outstanding golf courses and luxurious health and beauty spas.

Which place is cheaper, Agadir or Meknes?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Meknes is $46, while the average daily cost in Agadir is $59. 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 Meknes and Agadir in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Meknes $26
    Agadir $41
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Meknes $52
    Agadir $82
Compare Hotels in Meknes and Agadir

Looking for a hotel in Meknes or Agadir? 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 Meknes


Hotels in Agadir


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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: Meknes Hotel Prices and Agadir Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Meknes $1.46
    Agadir $4.20

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Agadir

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


  • CTM bus from Eassaouira to Agadir
    $13

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Agadir

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Agadir:

  • Agadir Casablanca Transfer in Private: $464
  • From 2-Day El Borj Desert Tour with Transfer & Meals: $413
  • Agadir private transfer from Agadir airport (AGA) to Ouirgane: $292
  • Transfer Agadir to Casablanca: $287
  • Agadir Marrakech Transfer in Private: $279
  • Agadir private transfer from Agadir airport (AGA) to Imlil: $273
  • Private Transfer from Taroudant to Marrakesh Menara (RAK) Airport: $257
  • Agadir private transfer from Agadir airport (AGA) to Guelmin: $254
  • Transfer Agadir to El Jadida: $249
  • Agadir private transfer from Agadir airport (AGA) to Asni: $234
  • Private Transfer from Agadir to Marrakesh Menara (RAK) Airport: $220
  • Transfer Agadir to Safi: $219

Is it cheaper to fly into Meknes or Agadir?

Prices for flights to both Agadir and Meknes 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
    Meknes $14
    Agadir $13
Typical Food Prices in Meknes

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Meknes:


  • Popcorn
    $0.20
  • Spices
    $2.50

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Meknes

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

  • Fes Medina :Grocery shopping & cooking Class with Fatima: $95

Typical Food Prices in Agadir

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


  • Dinner
    $23
  • Dinner
    $7.49

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Agadir

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

  • From Sunset Camel Ride with BBQ Dinner & Transfer: $18
  • Flamingo River Camel Ride with Optional BBQ Dinner: $18
  • From Sunset Camel Ride with BBQ Dinner and Transfer: $18
  • Agadir Camel Ride Flamingo River & BBQ Dinner: $19
  • Camel Ride Tour with Tea and Dinner Option: $20
  • Camel Ride With Tea & BBQ Dinner Option: $21
  • Camel Ride With Tea & BBQ Dinner Option: $21
  • Agadir Camel Ride Flamingo River & Couscous with BBQ Dinner: $22
  • From Sunset Camel Ride with BBQ Dinner and Transfer: $29
  • Agadir Camel Riding +Sunset and Dinner( barbecue): $31
  • Agadir Camel Trek Sunset Tour with Dinner Barbecue: $31
  • Lunch or dinner with Moroccan Couscous or Tajine: $31

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Meknes $3.55
    Agadir $3.21

Tours and Activities in Meknes

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Meknes.

  • From Fez: Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknes Full Day Tour: $30
  • Fes Volubilis Tour: $45
  • Fez: Guided Fez, Meknes, and Volibulis Tour: $46
  • From Rabat: Volubilis and Meknes Full-day Tour: $258

Typical Entertainment Prices in Agadir

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


  • Show Tickets
    $2.25

Tours and Activities in Agadir

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

  • 1 Day tour in Essaouira from agadir & taghazoute bay ressorts: $39
  • 3 Days Desert Tours from Marrakech to Fes: $242
  • Agadir City Tour and Madina Coco Polizzi: $30
  • Agadir Crocodile Park Adventure: $33
  • Agadir National Park & 4×4 Jeep Desert Safari Tour with Lunch: $94
  • Agadir city Tour with big Souk Elhad: $30
  • Agadir city tour from taghazoute bay ressorts: $39
  • Day tours to Mini Sahara Desert + Massa Tiznit: $72
  • National Park Privat safari Tour from Agadir and Taghazout: $143
  • Private Agadir City Tour : $14
  • from agadir daytrip desert experience with locals lunch includ: $66
  • 1 Day Guided Tour in Marrakech from Agadir: $42

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Meknes $2.62
    Agadir -
Typical Alcohol Prices in Meknes

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Meknes:


  • Bottle of Wine
    $4.58


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Meknes and Agadir, we can see that Agadir is more expensive. And not only is Meknes much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Meknes would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Meknes 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 Agadir would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Agadir than you might in Meknes.

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


Which is Bigger, Meknes or Agadir?

Agadir has a larger population, and is about 28% larger than the population of Meknes. When comparing the sizes of Meknes and Agadir, 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 Meknes or Agadir?

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 Meknes or Agadir in the Summer?

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

Meknes usually gets more rain in July than Agadir. Meknes gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Agadir receives 0 mm (0 in) of rain this time of the year.

In Agadir, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Meknes. In the summer, Meknes often gets more sunshine than Agadir. Meknes gets 330 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Agadir receives 253 hours of full sun.

In July, Meknes is generally cooler than Agadir. Daily temperatures in Meknes average around 23°C (73°F), and Agadir fluctuates around 26°C (79°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Meknes 23°C (73°F) 
    Agadir 26°C (79°F)

Should I visit Meknes or Agadir in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Meknes and Agadir. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Meknes year-round. Agadir attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

In October, Meknes usually receives more rain than Agadir. Meknes gets 48 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Agadir receives 22 mm (0.9 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Agadir this time of the year. In Meknes, it's very sunny this time of the year. Meknes usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Agadir during autumn. Meknes gets 227 hours of sunny skies, while Agadir receives 238 hours of full sun in the autumn.

Meknes is cooler than Agadir in the autumn. The daily temperature in Meknes averages around 19°C (67°F) in October, and Agadir fluctuates around 22°C (72°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Meknes 19°C (67°F) 
    Agadir 22°C (72°F)

Should I visit Meknes or Agadir in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Meknes as well as Agadir. Meknes attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. The warm climate attracts visitors to Agadir throughout the year.

Meknes usually gets more rain in January than Agadir. Meknes gets 84 mm (3.3 in) of rain, while Agadir receives 37 mm (1.5 in) of rain this time of the year.

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Agadir. In the winter, Meknes often gets less sunshine than Agadir. Meknes gets 165 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Agadir receives 223 hours of full sun.

In the winter, Meknes is cooler than Agadir. Typically, the winter temperatures in Meknes in January average around 12°C (54°F), and Agadir averages at about 15°C (59°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Meknes 12°C (54°F) 
    Agadir 15°C (59°F)

Should I visit Meknes or Agadir in the Spring?

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

In April, Meknes usually receives more rain than Agadir. Meknes gets 54 mm (2.1 in) of rain, while Agadir receives 13 mm (0.5 in) of rain each month for the spring.

It's quite sunny in Agadir. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Meknes. Meknes usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Agadir during spring. Meknes gets 256 hours of sunny skies, while Agadir receives 273 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Meknes is generally cooler than Agadir. Daily temperatures in Meknes average around 16°C (60°F), and Agadir fluctuates around 19°C (66°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Meknes 16°C (60°F) 
    Agadir 19°C (66°F)

Typical Weather for Agadir and Meknes

Meknes Agadir
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 12°C (54°F) 84 mm (3.3 in) 15°C (59°F) 37 mm (1.5 in)
Feb 13°C (56°F) 81 mm (3.2 in) 16°C (61°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)
Mar 14°C (58°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 19°C (66°F) 25 mm (1 in)
Apr 16°C (60°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 19°C (66°F) 13 mm (0.5 in)
May 18°C (65°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 20°C (68°F) 7 mm (0.3 in)
Jun 21°C (69°F) 6 mm (0.2 in) 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 0 mm (0 in) 26°C (79°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Aug 23°C (74°F) 1 mm (0 in) 26°C (79°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Sep 22°C (72°F) 9 mm (0.3 in) 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Oct 19°C (67°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) 22°C (72°F) 22 mm (0.9 in)
Nov 16°C (61°F) 109 mm (4.3 in) 19°C (66°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)
Dec 13°C (55°F) 109 mm (4.3 in) 16°C (61°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)