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

Should you visit Meknes or Chefchaouen?

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 Chefchaouen 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 Chefchaouen?

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.

Chefchaouen

To feel like you've really stepped back in time to the glory days of Morocco, you're going to want to spend time in Chefchaouen. This town's beautiful medina is filled with white washed buildings with blue highlights. The wandering alleyways provide a fairy tale setting where you can relax for a few days. This mountainous region is a humble example of the classic picture of this area. Set against the backdrop of the Rif Mountains, the white and powder blue accented buildings and call to calls to prayer throughout the day let every visitor know they've arrived in a relaxing spot of peace and serenity.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Adventure Tours to Morocco, The Best Cultural Tours in Morocco, The Best Budget Tours to Morocco, and The Best Luxury Tours to Morocco.


Which place is cheaper, Chefchaouen 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 Chefchaouen is $57. 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 Chefchaouen in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Meknes $26
    Chefchaouen $24
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Meknes $52
    Chefchaouen $48
Compare Hotels in Meknes and Chefchaouen

Looking for a hotel in Meknes or Chefchaouen? 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 Chefchaouen


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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 Chefchaouen Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Meknes $1.46
    Chefchaouen $15

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Meknes

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

  • Private Transfer From Meknes to Fez: $96
  • Private Transfer From Fez To Meknes: $96

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Chefchaouen

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


  • Taxi Ride
    $1.00

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Chefchaouen

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

  • Transfer Private From Chefchaouen To Merrakash: $298
  • Private Transfer from Chefchaouen to Fes (FES) Airport: $292
  • Private Transfer From Chefchaouen to Rabat : $284
  • One-Way Transfer from Tangier to Fez via chefchaouen or from fez: $273
  • Chefchaouen to Fes: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $244
  • Private Transfer from Chefchaouen to Tanger-Ibn Batouta (TNG) Airport: $216
  • Transfer from Fez to Chefchaouen go and back (Both ways): $198
  • Transfer to/from Tangier and Chefchaouen: $192
  • Transfer Private From Chefchaouen To Casablanca: $191
  • Fes: Transfer to Tangier via Chefchaouen: $187
  • Vip Private Transfer from Chefchaouen to Fes Vice Versa: $175
  • Transfer Private From Chefchaouen To Rabat: $174

Is it cheaper to fly into Meknes or Chefchaouen?

Prices for flights to both Chefchaouen 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
    Chefchaouen $18
Typical Food Prices in Meknes

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


  • Popcorn
    $0.20
  • Spices
    $2.49

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: $96

Typical Food Prices in Chefchaouen

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


  • Lunch for Two
    $8.98
  • Dinner for Two
    $9.97
  • Cupcake
    $0.30
  • Nutella and Yogurt
    $1.99

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Chefchaouen

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

  • Funny Family Cooking Class in Blue City: $28
  • Chefchaouen Private Cooking Class with Mountain View: $54
  • 3-Hour Cooking Class overlooking the Blue City: $55
  • 4 hours Private Cooking Class With Family in Chefchaouen: $60
  • Chefchaouen Food Tour: $66
  • Cooking Class in Mountain From Chefchaouen: $66
  • Chefchaouen Food Tour: $68
  • Guided Food Tour with over 6 Tasting Stops: $70
  • Discovery more Chefchaouen evening food tour with locals: $70
  • Make Your Own Tajine and Pastilla Cooking Class: $77
  • Chefchaouen Traditional Cooking Class: $80
  • 4 Hours Gourmet Cooking Class in Chefchaouen: $87

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Meknes $3.55
    Chefchaouen $17

Tours and Activities in Meknes

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

  • Fes Volubilis Tour: $16
  • From Fez: Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknes Full Day Tour: $18
  • From Rabat: Volubilis and Meknes Full-day Tour: $260

Tours and Activities in Chefchaouen

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

  • 2 Hours Private Chefchaouen Walking Tour: $45
  • Walking Tour in Chefchaouen: $17
  • 10-Day Morocco Adventure: Casablanca to the Sahara: $4,123
  • 2 days Guided tour Rabat and Chechouen from Casablanca: $395
  • 3-Hour Private Legacy Tour in Chefchaouen: $35
  • 9-day/8 nights Tour from Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Marrakech: $2,590
  • Akchour waterfalls tours : $82
  • Best Experience Fes to Chefchaouen Day Tour multi languages: $34
  • Bleu city walking Tasting Tour : $60
  • Chefchaouen : Traditional Hammam Experience As A Local: $76
  • Chefchaouen Full-Day Tour from Tangier: $156
  • Chefchaouen Photography tour: $47

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Meknes $2.62
    Chefchaouen $14
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 Chefchaouen, we can see that Chefchaouen 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 Chefchaouen would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Chefchaouen 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 Chefchaouen Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Meknes or Chefchaouen?

Meknes has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Chefchaouen. When comparing the sizes of Meknes and Chefchaouen, 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 Chefchaouen?

Both destinations experience a warmer climate with nice weather most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season.

Should I visit Meknes or Chefchaouen in the Summer?

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

In July, Meknes usually receives less rain than Chefchaouen. Meknes gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Chefchaouen receives 1 mm (0 in) of rain each month for the summer.

It's quite sunny in Chefchaouen. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Meknes. Meknes usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Chefchaouen during summer. Meknes gets 330 hours of sunny skies, while Chefchaouen receives 346 hours of full sun in the summer.

Meknes is around the same temperature as Chefchaouen in the summer. The daily temperature in Meknes averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Chefchaouen fluctuates around 24°C (74°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Meknes 23°C (73°F) 
    Chefchaouen 24°C (74°F)

Should I visit Meknes or Chefchaouen in the Autumn?

Both Chefchaouen and Meknes during the autumn 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 Chefchaouen year-round.

Meknes usually gets less rain in October than Chefchaouen. Meknes gets 48 mm (1.9 in) of rain, while Chefchaouen receives 53 mm (2.1 in) of rain this time of the year.

In Chefchaouen, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Meknes. In the autumn, Meknes often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Chefchaouen. Meknes gets 227 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Chefchaouen receives 235 hours of full sun.

In the autumn, Meknes is around the same temperature as Chefchaouen. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Meknes in October average around 19°C (67°F), and Chefchaouen averages at about 20°C (68°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Meknes 19°C (67°F) 
    Chefchaouen 20°C (68°F)

Should I visit Meknes or Chefchaouen in the Winter?

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

Chefchaouen receives a lot of rain in the winter. In January, Meknes usually receives less rain than Chefchaouen. Meknes gets 84 mm (3.3 in) of rain, while Chefchaouen receives 127 mm (5 in) of rain each month for the winter.

Meknes usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Chefchaouen during winter. Meknes gets 165 hours of sunny skies, while Chefchaouen receives 169 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Meknes is generally around the same temperature as Chefchaouen. Daily temperatures in Meknes average around 12°C (54°F), and Chefchaouen fluctuates around 13°C (55°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Meknes 12°C (54°F) 
    Chefchaouen 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Meknes or Chefchaouen in the Spring?

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

Meknes usually gets more rain in April than Chefchaouen. Meknes gets 54 mm (2.1 in) of rain, while Chefchaouen receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain this time of the year.

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Chefchaouen. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Meknes this time of the year. In the spring, Meknes often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Chefchaouen. Meknes gets 256 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Chefchaouen receives 251 hours of full sun.

Meknes is around the same temperature as Chefchaouen in the spring. The daily temperature in Meknes averages around 16°C (60°F) in April, and Chefchaouen fluctuates around 15°C (60°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Meknes 16°C (60°F) 
    Chefchaouen 15°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Chefchaouen and Meknes

Meknes Chefchaouen
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 12°C (54°F) 84 mm (3.3 in) 13°C (55°F) 127 mm (5 in)
Feb 13°C (56°F) 81 mm (3.2 in) 13°C (56°F) 137 mm (5.4 in)
Mar 14°C (58°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 14°C (57°F) 120 mm (4.7 in)
Apr 16°C (60°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 15°C (60°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
May 18°C (65°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 18°C (64°F) 43 mm (1.7 in)
Jun 21°C (69°F) 6 mm (0.2 in) 21°C (69°F) 32 mm (1.3 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 0 mm (0 in) 24°C (74°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Aug 23°C (74°F) 1 mm (0 in) 24°C (75°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Sep 22°C (72°F) 9 mm (0.3 in) 23°C (73°F) 18 mm (0.7 in)
Oct 19°C (67°F) 48 mm (1.9 in) 20°C (68°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Nov 16°C (61°F) 109 mm (4.3 in) 16°C (61°F) 113 mm (4.4 in)
Dec 13°C (55°F) 109 mm (4.3 in) 13°C (56°F) 144 mm (5.7 in)