A Travel Price Comparison for Morocco Merzouga vs. Casablanca for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Merzouga or Casablanca?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Merzouga or Casablanca, this travel cost comparison can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Merzouga

Let's say you want to truly get away. I don't mean putting your ear buds in on some beach with a stronger on the next chair over. I mean really get away, and find yourself deserted. Merzouga, Morocco lets you do just that. This land of sand dune after sand dune is ideal for anyone yearning to ride a camel to the ends of civilization.

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.

Which city is cheaper, Casablanca or Merzouga?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Merzouga is $15, while the average daily cost in Casablanca 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 Merzouga and Casablanca in more detail.



Accommodation

A hotel room in Merzouga is about $18 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.

A hotel room in Casablanca is about $72 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Merzouga $9.17
    Casablanca $36
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Merzouga $18
    Casablanca $72

Food

In Merzouga travelers spend around $5.31 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.

Food in Casablanca costs travelers about $17 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.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Merzouga $5.31
    Casablanca $17

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Merzouga

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

  • Walk in Merzouga desert with guide,and lunch with berber pizza 5 hours total: $44
  • 3 Hours Trip By 4x4 in Merzouga Desert,Nomads,Gnawa Music,Berber Pizza,: $47
  • Overnight Camp,Camel Ride ,Dinner,Breakfast,All included,: $56
  • Day Trip By Camels In Erg Chebbi Dunes,Lunch With Berber Pizza,All included: $56
  • Moroccan Cooking Class in Marrakech: $78

Typical Food prices in Casablanca

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


  • Breakfast
    $3.36
  • Lunch
    $10
  • Dinner at Rick's Cafe (for Two)
    $36

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Casablanca

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

  • Private Virtual Moroccan Cooking Class Experience with a Local: $27
  • Moroccan Cooking Class in Marrakech: $78
  • Casablanca Food Tour: $87
  • Casablanca Food Tour - Moroccan Street Food Tour: $94
  • Casablanca Food Tour - Marché Central & Seafood Lunch: $140
  • Authentic Moroccan Home-Cooking: Private Cooking Class with a Casablanca Local: $146
  • Casablanca Food Tour: $156
  • 6-Hour Private Market Tour and Cooking Class in Casablanca: $156
  • Authentic Moroccan Cooking Class in Casablanca with Hotel Transfers: $156
  • Casablanca unique private walking food tour.: $166
  • Private Market Tour and Cooking Class with a Casablanca Local with Transfers: $171
  • Experience Moroccan Cuisine - Private Market Tour & Cooking Class with Transfers: $173

Local Transportation

The average price of local transportation around Casablanca is $9.64 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Merzouga -
    Casablanca $9.64

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Merzouga

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Merzouga:

  • Transfer from Merzouga to Fes: $250
  • Private Transfer from Merzouga to Fes (FES) Airport: $705

Typical Local Transportation prices in Casablanca

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


  • Train from Airport (for 2)
    $7.83
  • Taxi Ride
    $8.95

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Casablanca

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Casablanca:

  • Casablanca Airport Transfer: $19
  • Private Airport Transfer: Casablanca Mohamed V Int. Airport (CMN) to Casablanca: $23
  • Private Airport Transfer: Casablanca to Casablanca Mohamed V Int. Airport (CMN): $23
  • Casablanca Airport to Hotels and Selected Cities private Transfer: $26
  • Casablanca City Center to the CMN Casablanca Airport Private Transfer: $26
  • Casablanca Airport (CMN) to Casablanca City Center Private Transfer: $26
  • Casablanca Airport Transfer VIP: $27
  • Transfer Casablanca to Mohammedia: $32
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Casablanca Airport to Casablanca Arrival Hotel: $33
  • Private Departure Transfer: Casablanca Hotel to Casablanca Airport: $33
  • Casablanca Private Airport Transfer: $34
  • Transfer in Private from Casablanca Mohammed V Airport to Casablanca City: $34

Is it cheaper to fly into Merzouga or Casablanca?

Prices for flights to both Casablanca and Merzouga 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

Casablanca's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $7.99 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Merzouga -
    Casablanca $7.99

Tours and Activities in Merzouga

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

  • Explore Sanbdoarding Tours and Tickets‎ - Merzouga Outdoor Activities: $20
  • Private Camel Sunset Ride Experience in Merzouga Dunes: $27
  • From Full-Day Private 4x4 Dunes Tour: $42
  • Merzouga Quad Biking Tour - Rental Atv in Erg-Chebbi: $62
  • Merzouga 4x4 tour - Excursion around dunes: $62
  • 1 night Berber camp in Merzouga Sahara Desert & Erg Chebbi Tour with Camel Ride: $67
  • 1 Night Camel Trekking Tour in Merzouga Desert Camp: $68
  • Merzouga 4X4 Half-Day Tour with Lunch: $80
  • sahara desert tour and camel trek and Camping: $80
  • One overnight in Merzouga desert - Upgraded Desert Camp Experience: $88
  • Excursión 4x4 Desert Tours: $112
  • 3 Days 2 nighs tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert: $127

Tours and Activities in Casablanca

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

  • Casablanca Guided Sightseeing Tour: $50
  • The Medina and Beyond Morning Cultural Walking Tour: $51
  • Tangier Half-Day Guided City Tour: $55
  • Casablanca Cultural Tour with your local expert: $58
  • Marrakech walking guided city tour, monuments and Medina tour: $59
  • Casablanca Half-Day Sightseeing Tour: $67
  • Highlights of Casablanca in a Half Day Tour: $78
  • Casablanca Half-Day City Tour: $80
  • 3-Hour Sightseeing Tour: $82
  • Casablanca Guided Sightseeing Tour: $83
  • Casablanca and Rabat: Private full day Tour from Casablanca: $84
  • Casablanca Half-Day Tour: Hassan II Mosque, Mohammed V Square and Central Market: $85

Alcohol

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Merzouga -
    Casablanca -

Sample the Local Flavors in Casablanca

Also in Casablanca, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Day Tour of Casablanca with Lunch and Wine Tasting in Benslimane Vineyard: $170
  • Organic Wine Tour And Premium Lunch In Casablanca Valley: $188


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

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