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

Should you visit Rabat or Casablanca?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Rabat and Casablanca can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

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 $39, while the average daily cost in Casablanca is $62. 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 Casablanca in more detail.



Accommodation

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.

A hotel room in Casablanca is about $72 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Rabat $24
    Casablanca $36
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Rabat $48
    Casablanca $72

Food

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 Casablanca costs travelers about $17 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.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Rabat $11
    Casablanca $17

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
  • 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
    $3.36
  • Lunch
    $10
  • Dinner at Rick's Cafe (for Two)
    $36

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
  • 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
  • Moroccan Cooking Class + eating with locals: $174

Local Transportation

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.

The average price of local transportation around Casablanca is $9.64 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Rabat $1.89
    Casablanca $9.64
Typical Local Transportation prices in Rabat

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


  • Taxi to Sale
    $3.91

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rabat

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

  • 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
  • Rabat Hotels to Casablanca Airport : Private Transfer: $59

Typical Local Transportation prices in Casablanca

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


  • Train from Airport (for 2)
    $7.83
  • Taxi Ride
    $8.95

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.





Entertainment

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.

Casablanca's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $7.99 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Rabat $2.55
    Casablanca $7.99

Tours and Activities in Rabat

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

  • Rabat Shopping Tour: $56
  • Travel consultant ,scam protector and Tour guide: $60
  • Best of Rabat Tour (half-day): $63
  • Rabat Half Day City Tour: $104
  • Rabat Private Photography Tour: $149
  • Full-Day Private Photography Tour in Rabat: $149
  • Rabat Private Walking Tour: $168
  • Rabat & Casablanca Tour from Casablanca: $218
  • Fes Full Day Private Tour from Rabat: $250
  • Private Day tour from Rabat to Chefchaouen in Rif mountains: $280
  • The best of Rabat walking tour: $399
  • Romantic tour in Rabat: $399

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.

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