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

Should you visit Rabat or Chefchaouen?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Rabat and Chefchaouen 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.

Chefchaouen

To feel like you've really stepped back in time to the glory days of Morocco, you're going to want to spend time in Chefchaouen. This town's beautiful medina is filled with white washed buildings with blue highlights. The wandering alleyways provide a fairy tale setting where you can relax for a few days. This mountainous region is a humble example of the classic picture of this area. Set against the backdrop of the Rif Mountains, the white and powder blue accented buildings and call to calls to prayer throughout the day let every visitor know they've arrived in a relaxing spot of peace and serenity.

Which city is cheaper, Chefchaouen 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 Chefchaouen is $51. 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 Chefchaouen 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.

Travelers usually pay around $44 for a double occupancy room in Chefchaouen If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Rabat $24
    Chefchaouen $22
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Rabat $48
    Chefchaouen $44

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.

In Chefchaouen travelers spend around $16 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 Meals for one day
    Rabat $11
    Chefchaouen $16

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
  • Moroccan Cooking Class in Marrakech: $78
  • Food Tour in Rabat: $103

Typical Food prices in Chefchaouen

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


  • Lunch for Two
    $10
  • Dinner for Two
    $11
  • Cupcake
    $0.34
  • Nutella and Yogurt
    $2.24

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Chefchaouen

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

  • Chefchaouen Food Tour: $50
  • Chefchaouen Cooking Class: $50
  • Moroccan Cooking Class in Marrakech: $78
  • Private Tagine Cooking Class in Chefchaouen with Lunch: $100

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.

Chefchaouen'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 Chefchaouen.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Rabat $1.89
    Chefchaouen $14
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 transfer: Rabat Airport (RBA) to Rabat: $622
  • Private transfer: Rabat to Rabat Airport (RBA): $622
  • Rabat to Agadir airport transfer: $524
  • Rabat to Chefchaouen: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $379
  • Private Transfer from Rabat to Tanger-Ibn Batouta (TNG) Airport: $352
  • Transfer Rabat to Agadir: $328
  • Private Transfer from Rabat-Sale Airport (RBA) to Casablanca: $252
  • Transfer Rabat to Essaouira: $234
  • Airport transfer from Rabat to Agadir: $230
  • Transfer Rabat to Marrakech: $208
  • Transfer Private From Rabat to Fes: $207
  • Transfer Private From Rabat to Tangier: $190

Typical Local Transportation prices in Chefchaouen

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Chefchaouen:


  • Taxi Ride
    $1.12

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Chefchaouen

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

  • Chefchaouen to Casablanca: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $426
  • Chefchaouen to the Casablanca Airport CMN Private Transfer: $397
  • Private Transfer from Chefchaouen to Casablanca (CMN) Airport: $394
  • Chefchaouen to Rabat: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $379
  • Chefchaouen to Rabat private transfer: $365
  • Private Transfer from Chefchaouen to Fes (FES) Airport: $332
  • Transfer Private From Chefchaouen To Merrakash: $289
  • Chefchaouen to Tangier: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $259
  • Private Transfer from Chefchaouen to Tanger-Ibn Batouta (TNG) Airport: $246
  • Chefchaouen to Asilah: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $229
  • Chefchaouen to Fes: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $229
  • Transfer Private From Chefchaouen To Casablanca: $212

Is it cheaper to fly into Rabat or Chefchaouen?

Prices for flights to both Chefchaouen 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.

Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Chefchaouen can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $15 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Rabat $2.55
    Chefchaouen $15

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: $847
  • 3 Days Tour From Rabat To Sahara Desert Of Merzouga: $846
  • 4 Day 3 Nights Morocco Family Tour from Rabat to Sahara Desert with kids: $1,156
  • 4 Day Authentic Morocco Tour from Rabat to Sahara Desert: $1,145
  • 4 Day Best of Morocco Tour from Rabat to Marrakech via Fes and Desert: $1,120
  • 4 Day Sahara Desert Tour from Rabat (Tour Finishes in Marrakech): $1,082
  • 7 Nights 8 Days Casablanca Tour: $750
  • 7 days tour from Rabat to Marrakech via Sahara desert: $2,538
  • Best of Rabat Tour (half-day): $63
  • Fes Full Day Private Tour from Rabat: $250
  • Full-Day Private Photography Tour in Rabat: $149
  • Luxury Desert Tour from Rabat to Merzouga and Marrakech for 4 Days 3 Nights: $1,953

Tours and Activities in Chefchaouen

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

  • 2-Days Private Tour from Fes to Tangier: $274
  • 3 day Tour from Chefchaouen to Merzouga Desert and Marrakech: Best Camel Tour: $1,008
  • 3 day Tour from Morocco Adventure Tour to Desert and Marrakech: $1,082
  • 3-Hours Private Chefchaouen Walking Tour: $20
  • 4 Days Private Desert Tour from Chefchaouen to Marrakech: $809
  • 4-Day Desert Tour from Chefchaouen to Marrakech: $1,120
  • 5 Days sahara tour from Chefchaouen to Marrakech: $916
  • 5-Day Private Tour to Merzouga and Marrakech from Chefchaouen: $1,369
  • 9 Days tour from CASABLANCA to CHEFCHAOUEN via the desert: $995
  • Akchour's waterfalls tours: $62
  • Chefchaouen Food Walking Tour: $59
  • Chefchaouen Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $32

Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Chefchaouen, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $12.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Rabat -
    Chefchaouen $12


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Rabat and Chefchaouen, we can see that Chefchaouen 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 Chefchaouen would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Chefchaouen than you might in Rabat.

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