A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Moscow vs. Marrakech for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Moscow or Marrakech?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Moscow and Marrakech. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Moscow or Marrakech?

Moscow

Moscow is the capital of Russia and is notable for its important role in history. It's a very sprawling city with many museums and fascinating buildings. Ten percent of Russia's population lives in this capital city and it's a financial and political center for the country. The Moskva River weaves its way through the city and you will find most of the city's sights and attractions on the northern side of the river.

Marrakech

Marrakech is on of the most popular travel destinations in Morocco. It is the third largest city in Morocco after Casablanca and Rabat and is located near the foothills of the Atlas Mountains only a few hours from the Sahara Desert. It's a beautiful city that is often referred to as the "Pink City" because of the pale pink color of many of the city's buildings. These striking colors make the city particularly beautiful during the evening hours when the low sun creates a very dramatic lighting.

Which place is cheaper, Marrakech or Moscow?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Moscow is $63, while the average daily cost in Marrakech is $69. 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 Moscow and Marrakech in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Moscow $40
    Marrakech $46
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Moscow $80
    Marrakech $92
Compare Hotels in Moscow and Marrakech

Looking for a hotel in Moscow or Marrakech? 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 Moscow


Hotels in Marrakech


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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: Marrakech Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Moscow $6.19
    Marrakech $6.31
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Moscow

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Moscow are as follows:


  • Two Metro Passes
    $1.48

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Moscow

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

  • Private Transfer from Wonorejo to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Umban Sari to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $51
  • Private Transfer from Tengkerang Tengah to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $41
  • Private Transfer from Tengkerang Barat to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $41
  • Private Transfer from Tanjung Rhu to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Tanjung Alam to Padang Airport (PDG): $135
  • Private Transfer from Tangkerang Utara to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Tangkerang Labuai to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $41
  • Private Transfer from Tanah Datar to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Tampan to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43
  • Private Transfer from Talang Jambe to Palembang Airport (PLM): $93
  • Private Transfer from Sukajadi to Pekanbaru Airport (PKU): $43

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Marrakech

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

  • transfers from Marrakech to Fez Airport or city: $232
  • transfers from Marrakech to Fez (Airport or city/Door to Door): $232
  • transfer from Marrakech to Fez Airport or city: $232
  • private transfer from Marrakech city to Menara Airport: $11
  • airport transfers: $22
  • VIP Private Transfer Marrakesh Menara Airport: $22
  • Try find your better than us!Airport transfer service in Marrakesh HTL-APT (RAK): $11
  • Try find your better than us!Airport transfer service in Marrakesh APT-HTL (RAK): $11
  • Transfert privé vers ou depuis RAK aéroport: $10
  • Transfert de l'aéroport de Marrakech à la ville: $22
  • Transfert Privée Aéroport Marrakech vers Essaouira : $99
  • Transfert From Marrakesh To all the cities of Morocco: $33

Is it cheaper to fly into Moscow or Marrakech?

Prices for flights to both Marrakech and Moscow 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
    Moscow $14
    Marrakech $13
Typical Food Prices in Moscow

For Moscow, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Lunch for Two
    $6.02
  • Lunch in the Center Market
    $3.28
  • Breakfast for 2
    $11

Typical Food Prices in Marrakech

For Marrakech, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Orange Juice on the Square
    $0.30
  • Breakfast
    $1.20
  • Dates
    $0.60
  • Olives
    $0.90
  • Sandwich
    $1.29
  • Souvenir Spices
    $6.19

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Marrakech

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

  • Magic & Wonder dinner with Sunset in Agafay Desert: $1.24
  • Dinner In Agafay Desert & Camel Ride with lovely Sunset : $12
  • Magical Dinner in Marrakech Desert and camel ride at sunset with Transportation: $15
  • Online Moroccan Cooking Class: $17
  • Cooking Lesson at the Ouirgane Ecolodge with Lunch: $19
  • Romantic Dinner in Agafay desert with Camel Ride on Sunset: $19
  • Desert Agafay Dinner at Nomad Camp and Camel Ride: $21
  • Restaurant Dinner Experience with Hotel Pickup: $21
  • Marrakesh: Agafay desert Sunset tour with dinner show : $22
  • Dinner at Sunset & Camel ride in Marrakech desert Agafa: $22
  • Magical Dinner in Marrakech Desert with Transportation: $22
  • Typical Moroccan Dinner at the inhabitant in Marrakech: $22

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Moscow $16
    Marrakech $7.02
Typical Entertainment Prices in Moscow

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Moscow's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Theater Tickets
    $13
  • Kremlin Entry (2)
    $11

Tours and Activities in Moscow

For Moscow, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • 2 Days Private Tour to See Bull Race and Raflesia Arnoldi Flower: $250
  • 2-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour in Bengkulu: $144
  • Custom Private Tour in Palembang with English Speaking Driver: $85

Typical Entertainment Prices in Marrakech

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Marrakech's activities, tours, and tickets:


  • Palace Tickets
    $2.00
  • Golf at Atlas Golf
    $56

Tours and Activities in Marrakech

For Marrakech, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • 10 Hour Ouarzazate Tour from Marrakech: $44
  • 3 Day Private Desert Tour From Marrakech To Merzouga Dunes With Camel Trek: $275
  • 3 Day Sahara Desert Tour From Marrakech ending in Fez city: $253
  • 3 Days Tour - Marrakech To Fez via Sahara Desert Erg chebbi: $166
  • 3Days sahara Tour from Marrakech to Merzouga Desert luxury camp: $143
  • 4 Days Small Group Tour from Marrakech To Merzouga: $187
  • Agafay Desert: Three Valley Guided Tour From Marrakech : $29
  • Atlas Mountains &Berber family & berber village experience : $93
  • Atlas Mountains Horseback Ride Day Tour From Marrakech : $50
  • Atlas Mountains and Berber villages & Waterfalls Day Tour from Marrakech : $25
  • Atlas Mountains, Berber Villages and Waterfall Tour: $25
  • Berber Experience Atlas and Sahara: $197

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Moscow $7.96
    Marrakech $15

Sample the Local Flavors in Marrakech

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Marrakech:

  • Bar Crawl with Local Guide & Drinks: $28
  • Moroccan Wine tasting from Marrakech at Atlas Mountains & Desert and Camel ride: $110


When comparing the travel costs between Moscow and Marrakech, we can see that Marrakech is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Even though Moscow is in Europe and Marrakech is in Africa, both of these destinations have relatively similar prices of travel. Generally, the levels of luxury and expenses are the same for these cities even though they are geographically far apart.

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


Which is Bigger, Moscow or Marrakech?

Moscow has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Marrakech. When comparing the sizes of Moscow and Marrakech, 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.