Should you visit Rabat or Asilah?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Rabat and Asilah can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.
While not high on the tourist destination list, Rabat is a quiet gem of a city with stunning colonial architecture and palm-lined streets. This political capital is a laid-back, pleasant alternative to the more cosmopolitan Casablanca.
Located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg, Rabat plus the city of Temera are home to a combined metropolitan population of 2.6 million.
Spend your summers like the rich and famous with a trip to Asilah, Morocco. With pristine, white buildings and wrought-iron windows, this gorgeous city still holds the traditions from a time when it was under Spanish rule. The town remains rather quiet for most of the year, with a population surge in the summer months. Beaches are packed and there are tourists as far as the eye can see. If you're not a fan of crowds, consider visiting in the spring or fall when the weather is nice, but the tourists are gone.
Which city is cheaper, Asilah or Rabat?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Rabat is $39, while the average daily cost in Asilah is $59. 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 Rabat and Asilah in more detail.
Travelers usually pay around $48 for a double occupancy room in Rabat If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
Travelers usually pay around $52 for a double occupancy room in Asilah If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
In Rabat travelers spend around $11 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 Asilah costs travelers about $22 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.
Meals for one day
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Rabat
For Rabat, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Best Moroccan Cooking Class with Chef Khadija ( Over 35 years Experience ):
Rabat Family Cooking Class:
Rabat Food Tour in the Old Town:
Rabat Food Tour Like a Local:
Rabat Restaurant Cooking Class:
Moroccan Cooking Class in Marrakech:
Food Tour in Rabat:
Typical Food prices in Asilah
Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Asilah:
Breakfast for Two
Tagine Dinner for 2
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Asilah
For Asilah, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Moroccan Cooking Class in Marrakech:
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Rabat than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $1.89 on transportation in Rabat on average per day.
Asilah's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend $14 per person, per day on transportation in Asilah.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Rabat
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Rabat:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rabat
Also for Rabat, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Private transfer: Rabat Airport (RBA) to Rabat:
Private transfer: Rabat to Rabat Airport (RBA):
Rabat to Agadir airport transfer:
Rabat to Chefchaouen: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver):
Private Transfer from Rabat to Tanger-Ibn Batouta (TNG) Airport:
Transfer Rabat to Agadir:
Private Transfer from Rabat-Sale Airport (RBA) to Casablanca:
Transfer Rabat to Essaouira:
Airport transfer from Rabat to Agadir:
Transfer Rabat to Marrakech:
Transfer Private From Rabat to Fes:
Transfer Private From Rabat to Tangier:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Asilah
Also for Asilah, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Private Transfer from Asilah to Rabat (RBA) Airport:
Asilah to Chefchaouen: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver):
Is it cheaper to fly into Rabat or Asilah?
Prices for flights to both Asilah and Rabat 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.
Sightseeing expenses in Rabat, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $2.55 per day, per person.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Asilah can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $19 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Tours and Activities in Rabat
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Rabat.
3 DAYS PRIVATE TOUR FROM RABAT TO SAHARA DESERT OF MERZOUGA and Marrakech:
3 Days Tour From Rabat To Sahara Desert Of Merzouga:
4 Day 3 Nights Morocco Family Tour from Rabat to Sahara Desert with kids:
4 Day Authentic Morocco Tour from Rabat to Sahara Desert:
4 Day Best of Morocco Tour from Rabat to Marrakech via Fes and Desert:
4 Day Sahara Desert Tour from Rabat (Tour Finishes in Marrakech):
7 Nights 8 Days Casablanca Tour:
7 days tour from Rabat to Marrakech via Sahara desert:
Best of Rabat Tour (half-day):
Fes Full Day Private Tour from Rabat:
Full-Day Private Photography Tour in Rabat:
Luxury Desert Tour from Rabat to Merzouga and Marrakech for 4 Days 3 Nights:
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Asilah, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $6.26.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Rabat and Asilah, we can see that Asilah is more expensive. And not only is Rabat much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Rabat would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Rabat 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 Asilah would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Asilah than you might in Rabat.
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