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 place 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 $44, 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 Rabat and Casablanca in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Rabat $27
    Casablanca $42
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Rabat $54
    Casablanca $84
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 $2.10
    Casablanca $11
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Rabat

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


  • Taxi to Sale
    $3.49

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rabat

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

  • Private Transfer from Rabat to Rabat Salé Airport: $22
  • Transfer Rabat to Salé: $22
  • Transfer Rabat to Rabat Airport: $22
  • Private Transfer from Rabat Sale Airport to Rabat Medina and Back: $25
  • Private Arrival Transfer Rabat Sale Airport to Rabat City: $26
  • Private Departure Transfer from Rabat City to Rabat Sale Airport: $26
  • 1-Way Private Transfer to or from Rabat Airport: $31
  • Private Transfer from or to Salé and Rabat: $36
  • Private Transfer from Rabat Sale Airport to Rabat City: $42
  • Private Transfer from Rabat City to Rabat (RBA) Airport: $44
  • Private Transfer from Rabat (RBA) Airport to Rabat City: $44
  • Private Round-Trip Transfer between Rabat Sale Airport and Rabat City: $51

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Casablanca

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


  • Train from Airport (for 2)
    $6.97
  • Taxi Ride
    $7.97

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Casablanca

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Casablanca:

  • Transfer between Casablanca and Fez: $488
  • Casablanca & Marrakech Private Transfer: $330
  • Transfert Arrival - Casablanca Airport to Marrakech City: $298
  • Private Transfer Casablanca - Maknes : $291
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Casablanca Airport To Tangier: $290
  • Transfer Private From Casablanca To Chefchaouen: $287
  • Casablanca Airport Arrival to Agadir Private Transfer: $284
  • From Fez: Private 1-Way Transfer to Casablanca: $279
  • Private Transfer from Casablanca (CMN) Airport to Safi: $262
  • From Casablanca Airport: Private Transfer to Marrakech 1 Way: $258
  • Private transfer from Casablanca to Marrakech: $257
  • Private transfer from Marrakech to Casablanca: $257

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 $12
    Casablanca $19

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 : $36
  • Join Best Moroccan Cooking Class with Chef Khadija ( Over 35 years Experience ): $50
  • Cooking Class in a Family Home: $66
  • Walking Food Tour: $75
  • Rabat Food Tour in the Old Town: $76
  • Rabat Food Tour Like a Local: $76
  • Rabat Family Cooking Class: $76
  • Traditional Moroccan Cooking Class in Rabat with a Local Family: $110
  • Private Market Tour and Authentic Moroccan Cooking Lesson with a Rabat Local: $120
  • Gourmet Cooking Class in Rabat: $189

Typical Food Prices in Casablanca

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


  • Breakfast
    $2.99
  • Lunch
    $8.97
  • Dinner at Rick's Cafe (for Two)
    $32

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Casablanca

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

  • Couscous Cooking with a Local Family: $50
  • Flavors of Morocco Food Tour in Casablanca: $50
  • Old local Market visit+Moroccan cooking class with a local family: $59
  • Street Food Tour by Night: $60
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $65
  • Street private Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $67
  • Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $71
  • Experience Casablanca Night Tour & Authentic Moroccan Dinner: $73
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $75
  • Visit of the museum of the Slaoui foundation with a dinner at the red mullet of Isle: $94
  • Central Market Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $96
  • Private cooking Class in Casa by Traditional Lady +Free transport: $100

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Rabat $2.84
    Casablanca $8.90

Tours and Activities in Rabat

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

  • SUP Adventure Rabat (kayaking, stand up paddle , boating) VIP: $15
  • Private Cultural Walking Tour of Rabat with Licensed Tour Guide: $43
  • Rabat tour ;Small Group Guided Walking tour in the City of Light: $44
  • Private Surf Experience in Rabat: $44
  • Private Boat Tour of the Bouregreg River, a Traditional Boat: $45
  • Private Walking Guided Cultural Stroll with Licensed Tour Expert: $53
  • Rabat Shopping Tour: $55
  • Private Guided City Walking Tour: $62
  • 4WD adventure Todra Gorge to Dades Valley - Aventures Verticales Maroc: $64
  • Private Boat Exploration Tour in Rabat: $65
  • Best of Rabat Tour (half-day): $78
  • Rabat Tasting Tour in the Old Town: $80

Tours and Activities in Casablanca

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

  • 2-Days Private Tour of Chefchaouen and Fez, from Casablanca: $275
  • "Fes to Casablanca Tour: Discover the Fascinating Journey": $310
  • 10 Day Private Tour in Morocco Imperial Ceties+Sahara Desert: $2,425
  • 14 Days Authentic Morocco Tour: $269
  • 2 Days Tour And Excursion From Casablanca To Chefchaouen: $227
  • 2-Hour Casablanca Walking Tour : $39
  • 3-Hour Private Casablanca Authentic Home Dining Experience: $100
  • 4-Day Desert Tour From Casablanca To Marrakech Via Fes: $3,096
  • 6 Days of Desert Wonders: A Tour from Casablanca's Gateway: $1,290
  • 7 Days, 6 Nights - Imperial Cities, Blue City & Sahara Tour: $2,270
  • 9 Day Tour from Casablanca via Chefchaouen, Fez, Marrakech & Desert: $100
  • A True Evening Hookah (Shisha) Lounging Experience in Casablanca: $46

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Rabat -
    Casablanca -


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.

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


Which is Bigger, Rabat or Casablanca?

Casablanca has a larger population, and is about 90% larger than the population of Rabat. When comparing the sizes of Rabat 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.


When is the best time to visit Rabat or Casablanca?

Both destinations experience a warmer 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. 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 Casablanca year-round.

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 daily temperature in Rabat averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Casablanca fluctuates 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. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Rabat year-round. Casablanca attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate.

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 average around 20°C (67°F), and Casablanca averages at 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 sunny climate. The warm climate attracts visitors to Casablanca throughout the year.

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. Daily temperatures in Rabat average around 13°C (56°F), and Casablanca fluctuates 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 climate attracts visitors to Rabat throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Casablanca because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts 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 daily temperature in Rabat averages around 16°C (60°F) in April, and Casablanca fluctuates 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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