A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Nairobi vs. Casablanca for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Nairobi or Casablanca?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Nairobi and Casablanca 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: Nairobi or Casablanca?


Nairobi is Kenya's capital as well as the country's largest city. With a population of about 3 million, it is also one of the largest cities in Africa. It is a prominent city both politically and financially within the region. There are many international companies that are located in Nairobi and the Nairobi Securities and Exchange is one of the largest in Africa.


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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Safaris in Kenya, The Best Budget Safaris in Kenya, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Morocco, and The Best 10-Day Tours in Morocco.

Which place is cheaper, Casablanca or Nairobi?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Nairobi is $62, while the average daily cost in Casablanca is $71. 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 Nairobi and Casablanca in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Nairobi $12
    Casablanca $42
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Nairobi $24
    Casablanca $84
Compare Hotels in Nairobi and Casablanca

Looking for a hotel in Nairobi or Casablanca? 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 Nairobi

Hotels in Casablanca

Kayak helps you find the best prices for hotels, flights, and rental cars for destinations around the world. Compare prices for multiple destinations when planning your next trip.

Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Nairobi Hotel Prices and Casablanca Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Nairobi $11
    Casablanca $11
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Nairobi

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

  • Taxi from Airport

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Nairobi

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

  • NBO:Jomo Kenyatta Airport Arrivals Private Transfer: $16
  • Airport & Hotel Transfers in Nairobi: $20
  • Safe and Private Airport transfer in Nairobi : $20
  • Nairobi Airport Arrival Pickup or Drop off Transfer One Way.: $20
  • Airport Transfers In Nairobi: $20
  • Nairobi Airport Transfer, Hotel Pick up and Drop Off: $20
  • Private Transfer from Airport to Accommodation: $21
  • Chauffeur, Airport Pickups And Transfers Within Nairobi: $22
  • Safe Airport Transfer in Nairobi: $23
  • Nairobi Airport Transfers to City Hotels or Wilson Airport: $24
  • Nairobi Airport One Way Private Transfer: $24
  • Nairobi NBO Airport One-Way Transfers: $25

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Casablanca

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

  • Train from Airport (for 2)
  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Casablanca

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Casablanca:

  • transfer from casablanca airport to casablanca city & hotels: $27
  • private transfer from casablanca airport to casablanca city: $27
  • Your Private Casablanca Transfer: $21
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service Casablanca HTL-APT (CMN): $42
  • Transfer from your hotel Casablanca to Mohammed V Airport: $20
  • Transfer from Mohammed V Airport to your hotel Casablanca: $18
  • Transfer from Fes to Casablanca: $121
  • Transfer from Casablanca airport to Marrakech Private Van: $22
  • Transfer from Casablanca Airport to Marrakech: $151
  • Transfer from Casablanca Airport : $142
  • Transfer from CASABLANCA airport to Marrakesh: $143
  • Transfer between Casablanca and Fez: $305

Is it cheaper to fly into Nairobi or Casablanca?

Prices for flights to both Casablanca and Nairobi 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 Meals for one day
    Nairobi $7.51
    Casablanca $19
Typical Food Prices in Nairobi

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

  • Dinner for Two

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Nairobi

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

  • Carnivore experience Lunch Or Dinner (Optional Bomas of kenya ): $40
  • Experience the Taste of Nairobi:A Hands-On Cooking Adventure: $43
  • Local Market Tour and Traditional Meal Cooking Class: $53
  • Enjoy Traditional Kenyan Food Cooking Class With a Host.: $53
  • Traditional Kenyan Cooking Class & Local Market Tour : $55
  • Nairobi Private Traditional Kenyan Cooking Class with Lunch: $55
  • Carnivore Resturant Dinner Experience : $68
  • Cooking Lesson of Local Food $ Lunch: $68
  • Carnivore Restaurant Lunch or Dinner Experience: $80
  • Carnivore Dinner Experience: $80
  • Barbecue Dinner At The Carnivore Restaurant - Nairobi: $85
  • The Safari Cats Show Tickets & Buffet Dinner: $89

Typical Food Prices in Casablanca

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

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner at Rick's Cafe (for Two)

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Casablanca

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

  • Street Food Tour by Night: $61
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $64
  • Authentic Moroccan Food Tour in Casablanca with Dinner: $64
  • Street private Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $68
  • Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $72
  • Experience Casablanca Night Tour & Authentic Moroccan Dinner: $74
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $74
  • Central Market Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $97
  • Beach view cooking class: $105
  • Casablanca Food Tour: $106
  • Casablanca Food Tour - Marché Central & Seafood Lunch: $140
  • Private Moroccan Cooking Class in Casablanca with a Local Expert: $145

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Nairobi $46
    Casablanca $8.91
Typical Entertainment Prices in Nairobi

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

  • Village Visit

Tours and Activities in Nairobi

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

  • Nairobi cultural shopping experience: $18
  • Nairobi City tour: $20
  • Nairobi City Walking and Historic Tours: $22
  • vibrant kibera slum tour: $23
  • Historic and Modern Highlights Walking Tour: $25
  • From Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Tour: $25
  • Elephant orphanage, Giraffe center, kobe beads tour: $25
  • Discover the vibrant soul of Nairobi ona captivating Walking Tour: $25
  • Nairobi City;culture and historical guided tour: $25
  • Kibera slums half day tour from nairobi: $25
  • Half-Day Tour Giraffe Center and Sheldrick Wildlife Trust: $25
  • Mathare Community Slum Tour: $26

Tours and Activities in Casablanca

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

  • "Fes to Casablanca Tour: Discover the Fascinating Journey": $313
  • 10 Day Private Tour in Morocco Imperial Ceties+Sahara Desert: $2,454
  • 13 Km Bike Tour in Lively Casablanca: $39
  • 14 Days Authentic Morocco Tour: $269
  • 20 Km Bike Tour in Exploring the Vibrant City: $59
  • 3-Hour Private Casablanca Authentic Home Dining Experience: $100
  • 4-Day Desert Tour From Casablanca To Marrakech Via Fes: $2,820
  • 6 Days of Desert Wonders: A Tour from Casablanca's Gateway: $1,305
  • 7 Days, 6 Nights - Imperial Cities, Blue City & Sahara Tour: $2,298
  • An Evening Hookah (Shisha) Lounging Experience in Casablanca: $45
  • Beatifull Casablanca Night Tour: $57
  • Casablanca & Grand Mosque Shore Excursion Tour: $75

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Nairobi $16
    Casablanca -

Sample the Local Flavors in Nairobi

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

  • Nairobi Bar Crawl and Matatu Experience: $28
  • Nairobi Ultimate Bar Crawl: $60

When comparing the travel costs between Nairobi and Casablanca, we can see that Casablanca 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. Since both cities are in Africa, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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

Which is Bigger, Nairobi or Casablanca?

Casablanca has a larger population, and is about 14% larger than the population of Nairobi. When comparing the sizes of Nairobi and Casablanca, 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.