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

Should you visit Petra or Casablanca?

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

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Petra and Casablanca can help you decide which place is right for you.

Petra

Whether you're checking off the Seven Wonders of the World, or you're just a huge Indiana Jones fan, the city of Petra must be on your bucket list. The "rose red city, half as old as time," was the capital of the Nabataean kingdom in the 6th century BC. It was the center for trade and commerce until an earthquake took out buildings and destroyed their water management system. After this destruction, the city of Petra seemed to be lost to western 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 Petra?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Petra is $100, while the average daily cost in Casablanca is $55. 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. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Petra and Casablanca in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Petra $47
    Casablanca $33
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Petra $94
    Casablanca $66

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Petra $18
    Casablanca $8.34

Typical Local Transportation prices in Casablanca

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


  • Train from Airport (for 2)
    $6.77
  • Taxi Ride
    $7.74

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Casablanca

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Casablanca:

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

Is it cheaper to fly into Petra or Casablanca?

Prices for flights to both Casablanca and Petra 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
    Petra $30
    Casablanca $15
Typical Food prices in Petra

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


  • Dinner for Two
    $12
  • Juice
    $1.76

Typical Food prices in Casablanca

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


  • Breakfast
    $2.90
  • Lunch
    $8.71
  • Dinner at Rick's Cafe (for Two)
    $31

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
  • 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
  • Private Cooking Class with Optional Market Tour: $150
  • 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

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Petra $38
    Casablanca $6.91
Typical Entertainment prices in Petra

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Petra are as follows:


  • Entry to Petra for One
    $71

Tours and Activities in Petra

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

  • From Aqaba: Petra 1 Day Tour: $240
  • From Jerusalem: Petra Day Tour: $299
  • From Eilat: 2-Day Petra & Wadi Rum Tour with Camp Stay: $385
  • From Amman: Petra, Rum, Aqaba and Dead Sea 3-Day Tour: $475
  • 2-Day Historic Petra Tour from Tel Aviv: $488
  • From Jerusalem: Petra & Wadi Rum 3-Day Tour: $587
  • From Eilat: Private 2-Day Guided Tour to Jerash & Petra: $651

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
  • Highlights of Casablanca in a Half Day Tour: $78
  • Casablanca Half-Day City Tour: $80
  • 5-Hour Religions of Morocco Tour with a Local: $82
  • Casablanca Half-Day Tour: Hassan II Mosque, Mohammed V Square and Central Market: $85
  • Casablanca & Grand Mosque Shore Excursion Tour: $86
  • Private Half-Day Guided Tour of Casablanca: $89
  • Religious Morning Spiritual Tour Including Hassan II Mosque Visit: $90

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Petra $12
    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 Petra and Casablanca, we can see that Petra is more expensive. And not only is Casablanca much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Petra is in Middle East and Casablanca is in Africa, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Casablanca would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Casablanca 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 Petra would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Petra than you might in Casablanca.

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