A Travel Price Comparison for Morocco Meknes vs. Ait Ben Haddou for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Meknes or Ait Ben Haddou?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Meknes and Ait Ben Haddou can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

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.

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 Meknes?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Meknes is $41, while the average daily cost in Ait Ben Haddou 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 Meknes and Ait Ben Haddou in more detail.



Accommodation

Travelers usually pay around $46 for a double occupancy room in Meknes 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 $44. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is $22.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Meknes $23
    Ait Ben Haddou $22
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Meknes $46
    Ait Ben Haddou $44

Food

While meal prices in Meknes can vary, the average travelers spends about $13 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Meknes should cost around $5.20 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Meknes is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

Ait Ben Haddou food costs typically run travelers around $20 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.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Meknes $13
    Ait Ben Haddou $20
Typical Food prices in Meknes

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


  • Popcorn
    $0.22
  • Spices
    $2.74

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Meknes

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

  • Withlocals The 10 Tastings: Marrakech Private Food Tour: $40
  • Meknes Food Tour: $50
  • Meknes Cooking Class: $50
  • Moroccan Cooking Class in Marrakech: $78

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Ait Ben Haddou

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Ait Ben Haddou.

  • Moroccan Cooking Class in Marrakech: $78

Local Transportation

Meknes'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 $1.28 per person, per day on transportation in Meknes.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around $25 per day to get around in Ait Ben Haddou.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Meknes $1.28
    Ait Ben Haddou $25

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Meknes

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

  • Private Transfer Marrakech - Meknes: $415
  • Private Transfer from Meknes to Casablanca (CMN) Airport: $332
  • Private Transfer from Meknes to Fes (FES) Airport: $187
  • Private Transfer from Meknes to Rabat (RBA) Airport: $224

Is it cheaper to fly into Meknes or Ait Ben Haddou?

Prices for flights to both Ait Ben Haddou 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.





Entertainment

Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Meknes can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $3.12 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.

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.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Meknes $3.12
    Ait Ben Haddou $25

Tours and Activities in Meknes

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

  • fez chefchaouen 2 days tour via meknes: $137
  • The best of Meknès walking tour: $399
  • Romantic tour in Meknès: $399
  • Sahara Desert of Merzouga Morocco 3 days tour from Fez and ending in Marrakech: $560

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: $473
  • 3 Days Guided tour from Marrakech to Fes via desert: $625
  • 3 days Private Tour Sahara and Atlas Chegaga Desert Experience Camel Ride and Desert Camp: $610
  • 3-Days Tour from Marrakech to Zagora including a trekking in imlil: $431
  • Day tour to Ouarzazate and Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou from Marrakech: $51
  • Desert Experience Tour: $137
  • Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou Half-Day Tour: $14
  • Marrakech Desert Tour To Casablanca: $702
  • Morocco Desert Tour from Marrakech 3 Days: $373
  • Morocco desert tour from Marrakech to Fes 4 days: $249
  • Overnight Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora: $311

Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Meknes, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $2.30.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Ait Ben Haddou may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $5.38 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Meknes $2.30
    Ait Ben Haddou $5.38
Typical Alcohol prices in Meknes

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


  • Bottle of Wine
    $5.03


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Meknes and Ait Ben Haddou, we can see that Ait Ben Haddou 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 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 Meknes.

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