A Travel Price Comparison for Morocco Rabat vs. Asilah for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Rabat or Asilah?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Rabat and Asilah 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: Rabat or Asilah?

Rabat

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.

Asilah

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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 2-Week Tours in Morocco, Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Morocco, The Best Adventure Tours to Morocco, and The Best Cultural Tours in Morocco.


Which place 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 $44, while the average daily cost in Asilah is $67. 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 Rabat and Asilah in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Rabat $27
    Asilah $29
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Rabat $54
    Asilah $58
Compare Hotels in Rabat and Asilah

Looking for a hotel in Rabat or Asilah? 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 Rabat


Hotels in Asilah


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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: Rabat Hotel Prices and Asilah Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Rabat $2.14
    Asilah $16
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Rabat

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


  • Taxi to Sale
    $3.56

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rabat

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

  • Private Transfer from Rabat (RBA) Airport to Asilah: $277
  • Private Transfer from Rabat (RBA) Airport to Fes: $277
  • Transfer Private From Rabat to Tangier: $272
  • Transfer Rabat to Essaouira: $267
  • Private Transfer from Rabat (RBA) Airport to Larache: $257
  • Transfer Private From Rabat to Tetouan: $233
  • Private Transfer from Rabat-Sale Airport (RBA) to Casablanca: $225
  • Private Transfer From Fez To Rabat: $211
  • Private Transfer from Rabat To Fez: $211
  • One-Way Transfer from Fez to Rabat via volubilis & meknes : $200
  • One-Way Transfer from Rabat to Fez via meknes & volubilis : $200
  • Private Transfer from Rabat (RBA) Airport to Meknes: $199

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Asilah

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

  • Tangier: Private Transfer to Asilah: $73

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.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Rabat $13
    Asilah $24

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Rabat

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

  • Small Group Cooking Classes with Tour of Rabat : $45
  • Join Best Moroccan Cooking Class with Chef Khadija ( Over 35 years Experience ): $50
  • cooking classe near the medina of rabat with local chefs : $66
  • Rabat Restaurant Cooking Class: $74
  • Cooking Class in a Family Home: $76
  • Rabat Food Tour in the Old Town: $76
  • Rabat Food Tour Like a Local: $76
  • Walking Food Tour: $77
  • Rabat Family Cooking Class: $84
  • Night Tour River Sunset Boat Ride & Moroccan Dinner: $96
  • Rabat Night Tour with River Sunset Boat Ride & Moroccan Dinner : $99
  • Traditional Moroccan Cooking Class in Rabat with a Local Family: $110

Typical Food Prices in Asilah

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Asilah:


  • Cookies
    $0.51
  • Breakfast for Two
    $5.08
  • Tagine Dinner for 2
    $7.62

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Rabat $2.89
    Asilah $22

Tours and Activities in Rabat

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Rabat.

  • private Tour between the monuments of Rabat City : $44
  • 4WD adventure Todra Gorge to Dades Valley - Aventures Verticales Maroc: $64
  • Best of Rabat Tour (half-day): $78
  • Enchanting Rabat Walking Tour for Couples: $115
  • Exclusive Luxe Private Boat Guided Tour in Rabat: $72
  • Fes Full Day Private Tour from Rabat: $250
  • Fes Full-Day Private Tour from Rabat with hotel pickup : $132
  • From Casablanca:9Days Unforgettable Desert Tour To Marrakesh: $1,963
  • From Fez : Rabat : Day Trip (Shared Group Tour): $106
  • From 4 Days 3 Nights Sahara Desert Tour: $734
  • From Tangier Guided Day Tour by High-Speed Train: $106
  • Gems of Rabat Walking Tour: $115

Tours and Activities in Asilah

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Asilah.

  • Assilah tour on the atlantic coast: $92

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Rabat -
    Asilah $7.11


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.

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


Which is Bigger, Rabat or Asilah?

Rabat has a larger population, and is about 60 times larger than the population of Asilah. When comparing the sizes of Rabat and Asilah, 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.


When is the best time to visit Rabat or Asilah?

Both destinations experience a warmer climate with nice weather most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season.

Should I visit Rabat or Asilah in the Summer?

Both Asilah and Rabat are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Rabat throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Asilah because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In July, Rabat usually receives less rain than Asilah. Rabat gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Asilah receives 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain each month for the summer.

It's quite sunny in Asilah. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Rabat. Rabat usually receives less sunshine than Asilah during summer. Rabat gets 315 hours of sunny skies, while Asilah receives 346 hours of full sun in the summer.

In the summer, Rabat is around the same temperature as Asilah. Typically, the summer temperatures in Rabat in July average around 23°C (73°F), and Asilah averages at about 24°C (74°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Rabat 23°C (73°F) 
    Asilah 24°C (74°F)

Should I visit Rabat or Asilah in the Autumn?

Both Asilah and Rabat during the autumn are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Rabat because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Asilah year-round.

Rabat usually gets less rain in October than Asilah. Rabat gets 44 mm (1.7 in) of rain, while Asilah receives 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain this time of the year.

In Asilah, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Rabat. In the autumn, Rabat often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Asilah. Rabat gets 234 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Asilah receives 235 hours of full sun.

In October, Rabat is generally around the same temperature as Asilah. Daily temperatures in Rabat average around 20°C (67°F), and Asilah fluctuates around 20°C (68°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Rabat 20°C (67°F) 
    Asilah 20°C (68°F)

Should I visit Rabat or Asilah in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Rabat and Asilah. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Rabat year-round. Asilah attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

Asilah receives a lot of rain in the winter. In January, Rabat usually receives less rain than Asilah. Rabat gets 81 mm (3.2 in) of rain, while Asilah receives 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain each month for the winter.

Rabat usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Asilah during winter. Rabat gets 182 hours of sunny skies, while Asilah receives 169 hours of full sun in the winter.

Rabat is around the same temperature as Asilah in the winter. The daily temperature in Rabat averages around 13°C (56°F) in January, and Asilah fluctuates around 13°C (55°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Rabat 13°C (56°F) 
    Asilah 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Rabat or Asilah in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Rabat as well as Asilah. Rabat attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. The warm climate attracts visitors to Asilah throughout the year.

Rabat usually gets around the same amount of rain in April as Asilah. Rabat gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Asilah receives 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain this time of the year.

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Asilah. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Rabat this time of the year. In the spring, Rabat often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Asilah. Rabat gets 255 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Asilah receives 251 hours of full sun.

In the spring, Rabat is around the same temperature as Asilah. Typically, the spring temperatures in Rabat in April average around 16°C (60°F), and Asilah averages at about 15°C (60°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Rabat 16°C (60°F) 
    Asilah 15°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Asilah and Rabat

Rabat Asilah
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (56°F) 81 mm (3.2 in) 13°C (55°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 74 mm (2.9 in) 13°C (56°F) 99 mm (3.9 in)
Mar 15°C (59°F) 61 mm (2.4 in) 14°C (57°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)
Apr 16°C (60°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 15°C (60°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 25 mm (1 in) 18°C (64°F) 37 mm (1.5 in)
Jun 20°C (69°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 21°C (69°F) 14 mm (0.6 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in) 24°C (74°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in) 24°C (75°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
Sep 22°C (72°F) 6 mm (0.2 in) 23°C (73°F) 15 mm (0.6 in)
Oct 20°C (67°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 20°C (68°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
Nov 16°C (62°F) 97 mm (3.8 in) 16°C (61°F) 135 mm (5.3 in)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 102 mm (4 in) 13°C (56°F) 129 mm (5.1 in)