Should you visit Meknes or Asilah?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Meknes and Asilah can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.
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.
Spend your summers like the rich and famous with a trip to Asilah, Morocco. With pristine, white buildings and wrought-iron windows, this gorgeous city still holds the traditions from a time when it was under Spanish rule. The town remains rather quiet for most of the year, with a population surge in the summer months. Beaches are packed and there are tourists as far as the eye can see. If you're not a fan of crowds, consider visiting in the spring or fall when the weather is nice, but the tourists are gone.
Which city is cheaper, Asilah 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 Asilah 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 city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Meknes and Asilah in more detail.
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.
Travelers usually pay around $52 for a double occupancy room in Asilah If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
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.
Food in Asilah costs travelers about $22 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Meknes
Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Meknes:
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:
Meknes Food Tour:
Meknes Cooking Class:
Moroccan Cooking Class in Marrakech:
Typical Food prices in Asilah
Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Asilah:
Breakfast for Two
Tagine Dinner for 2
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Asilah
For Asilah, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Moroccan Cooking Class in Marrakech:
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 $1.31 per person, per day on transportation in Meknes.
Asilah'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 $14 per person, per day on transportation in Asilah.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Meknes
Also for Meknes, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Private Transfer Marrakech - Meknes:
Private Transfer from Meknes to Casablanca (CMN) Airport:
Private Transfer from Meknes to Rabat (RBA) Airport:
Private Transfer from Meknes to Fes (FES) Airport:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Asilah
Also for Asilah, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Private Transfer from Asilah to Rabat (RBA) Airport:
Asilah to Chefchaouen: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver):
Is it cheaper to fly into Meknes or Asilah?
Prices for flights to both Asilah 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.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Meknes can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $3.18 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Asilah can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $19 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Tours and Activities in Meknes
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Meknes.
Romantic tour in Meknès:
Sahara Desert of Merzouga Morocco 3 days tour from Fez and ending in Marrakech:
The best of Meknès walking tour:
fez chefchaouen 2 days tour via meknes:
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 $2.35.
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Asilah, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $6.26.
Typical Alcohol prices in Meknes
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Meknes:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Meknes and Asilah, we can see that Asilah 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 Asilah would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Asilah than you might in Meknes.
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