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

Should you visit Rabat 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 Rabat 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: Rabat or Casablanca?

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.

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 Rabat?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Rabat is $33, while the average daily cost in Casablanca is $53. 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 Rabat and Casablanca in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Rabat $20
    Casablanca $32
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Rabat $40
    Casablanca $64
Compare Hotels in Rabat and Casablanca

Looking for a hotel in Rabat 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 Rabat


Hotels in Casablanca


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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 Casablanca Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Rabat $1.58
    Casablanca $8.06
Typical Local Transportation prices in Rabat

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


  • Taxi to Sale
    $3.27

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rabat

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

  • 1-Way Private Transfer to or from Rabat Airport: $17
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Rabat to Rabat-Sale Airport (RBA): $18
  • Private Airport Transfer: Rabat-Sale Airport (RBA) to Rabat: $18
  • Rabat Airport Transfer: $18
  • Transfer Rabat to Rabat Airport: $24
  • Transfer Rabat to SalĂ©: $24
  • Private Departure Transfer from Rabat City to Rabat Sale Airport: $28
  • Private Arrival Transfer Rabat Sale Airport to Rabat City: $28
  • Private Transfer from Rabat City to Rabat (RBA) Airport: $50
  • Rabat Airport (RBA) to City Center to Airport - Private Transfer: $54
  • Transfer Rabat to Kenitra: $55
  • Private Round-Trip Transfer between Rabat Sale Airport and Rabat City: $55

Typical Local Transportation prices in Casablanca

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


  • Train from Airport (for 2)
    $6.55
  • Taxi Ride
    $7.48

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Casablanca

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Casablanca:

  • 6-days Tour package from Casablanca to Fes via Tangier &Private airport transfer: $1,244
  • 5-days Tour package from Casablanca to Fes via & Private airport transfers: $1,120
  • 2 Day Morocco Tour From Casablanca To Zagora Desert with private Transfers: $784
  • Private Transfer from Casablanca (CMN) Airport to Ouarzazate: $622
  • Private Transfer: Casablanca to Mohammed V International Airport (CMN): $622
  • Private Transfer: Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) to Casablanca: $622
  • Best Tour to Chefchaouen - from Casablanca in private Transfers (2 Day Trip): $592
  • Private Transfer from Casablanca (CMN) Airport to Agadir: $539
  • Casablanca to Essaouira: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $459
  • Casablanca private transfer from Casablanca city to Agadir airport (AGA): $452
  • Private transfer from Casablanca to Chefchaouen: $443
  • Casablanca to Chefchaouen: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $437

Is it cheaper to fly into Rabat or Casablanca?

Prices for flights to both Casablanca 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 $9.27
    Casablanca $14

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 ): $25
  • Rabat Family Cooking Class: $50
  • Cooking Class in a Family Home: $55
  • Walking Food Tour: $55
  • Rabat Food Tour in the Old Town: $56
  • Rabat Food Tour Like a Local: $56
  • Rabat Restaurant Cooking Class: $56
  • Food Tour in Rabat: $103

Typical Food prices in Casablanca

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


  • Breakfast
    $2.81
  • Lunch
    $8.42
  • Dinner at Rick's Cafe (for Two)
    $30

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 - MarchĂ© 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.
    Rabat $2.13
    Casablanca $6.68

Tours and Activities in Rabat

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

  • Private Half-Day City Tour: $45
  • Rabat Shopping Tour: $56
  • Travel consultant ,scam protector and Tour guide: $60
  • Guided Art & Photography Tour: $62
  • Best of Rabat Tour (half-day): $63
  • Rabat Half Day City Tour: $104
  • From Tangier Day Tour by High-Speed Train with Guide: $109
  • Rabat Private Photography Tour: $149
  • Full-Day Private Photography Tour in Rabat: $149
  • From Hiking and Kayaking Adventure at Dayet Erroumi: $163
  • Rabat Private Walking Tour: $168
  • Rabat & Casablanca Tour from Casablanca: $218

Tours and Activities in Casablanca

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

  • 10 Day Morocco Affordable Tour starting in Casablanca and ending in Tangier: $2,600
  • 10 Day private tour around Moroccco: $2,074
  • 10 Days 9 Nights Budgeted Casablanca Adventure: $2,051
  • 10 Days 9 Nights Luxury Tour of Morocco: $2,295
  • 10 Days 9 Nights Private Morocco Tour from Casablanca with Camel Trek: $2,364
  • 10 Days Grand Morocco Tour for Best Experience: $1,991
  • 10 Days Imperial Cities and Desert Tours: $2,261
  • 10 Days Morocco Luxury Classic Tour: $4,198
  • 10 Days Tour From Casablanca to Merzouga Desert, Chefchaouen, Fes and Marrakech: $3,636
  • 10 Days Tour From Casablanca, Morocco: $1,866
  • 10 Days Tour Imperial Cities and Sahara Desert (Any Departing Point): $1,963
  • 10 Days Tour from Casablanca: $1,493

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Rabat -
    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 Rabat and Casablanca, we can see that Casablanca 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 Casablanca would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Casablanca than you might in Rabat.


When is the best time to visit Rabat or Casablanca?

Both destinations experience a warmer tropical climate most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season. Although in the rainy season, it doesn't necessarily rain every day.

Should I visit Rabat or Casablanca in the Summer?

Both Casablanca and Rabat during the summer are popular places to visit. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Rabat throughout the year. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Casablanca throughout the year.

Rabat usually gets less rain in July than Casablanca. Rabat gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 1 mm (0 in) of rain this time of the year.

In Casablanca, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Rabat. In the summer, Rabat often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Casablanca. Rabat gets 315 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Casablanca receives 303 hours of full sun.

Rabat is around the same temperature as Casablanca in the summer. The temperature in Rabat is usually 23°C (73°F) in July, and Casablanca stays around 23°C (73°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Rabat 23°C (73°F) 
    Casablanca 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Rabat or Casablanca in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Rabat and Casablanca. Plenty of visitors come to Rabat because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Casablanca because of the warm tropical climate that lasts throughout the year.

In October, Rabat usually receives more rain than Casablanca. Rabat gets 44 mm (1.7 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Casablanca this time of the year. In Rabat, it's very sunny this time of the year. Rabat usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Casablanca during autumn. Rabat gets 234 hours of sunny skies, while Casablanca receives 233 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In the autumn, Rabat is around the same temperature as Casablanca. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Rabat in October are around 20°C (67°F), and Casablanca is about 20°C (67°F).


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

Should I visit Rabat or Casablanca in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Rabat as well as Casablanca. Rabat attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate. Casablanca attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and tropical climate.

Rabat usually gets more rain in January than Casablanca. Rabat gets 81 mm (3.2 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 62 mm (2.5 in) of rain this time of the year.

In the winter, Rabat often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Casablanca. Rabat gets 182 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Casablanca receives 190 hours of full sun.

In January, Rabat is generally around the same temperature as Casablanca. Temperatures in Rabat average around 13°C (56°F), and Casablanca stays around 13°C (55°F).


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

Should I visit Rabat or Casablanca in the Spring?

Both Casablanca and Rabat are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Rabat throughout the year. The warm tropical climate attracts visitors to Casablanca throughout the year.

In April, Rabat usually receives more rain than Casablanca. Rabat gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the spring.

It's quite sunny in Casablanca. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Rabat. Rabat usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Casablanca during spring. Rabat gets 255 hours of sunny skies, while Casablanca receives 262 hours of full sun in the spring.

Rabat is around the same temperature as Casablanca in the spring. The temperature in Rabat is usually 16°C (60°F) in April, and Casablanca stays around 16°C (60°F).


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

Typical Weather for Casablanca and Rabat

Rabat Casablanca
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (56°F) 81 mm (3.2 in) 13°C (55°F) 62 mm (2.5 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 74 mm (2.9 in) 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Mar 15°C (59°F) 61 mm (2.4 in) 15°C (58°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Apr 16°C (60°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 16°C (60°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 25 mm (1 in) 18°C (64°F) 19 mm (0.7 in)
Jun 20°C (69°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 21°C (69°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in) 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in) 23°C (74°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Sep 22°C (72°F) 6 mm (0.2 in) 22°C (72°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Oct 20°C (67°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 20°C (67°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Nov 16°C (62°F) 97 mm (3.8 in) 16°C (62°F) 72 mm (2.9 in)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 102 mm (4 in) 14°C (57°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)


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