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

Should you visit Rabat or Chefchaouen?

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 Chefchaouen 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 Chefchaouen?

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.

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, Chefchaouen 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 Chefchaouen is $57. 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 Chefchaouen in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Rabat $27
    Chefchaouen $24
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Rabat $54
    Chefchaouen $48
Compare Hotels in Rabat and Chefchaouen

Looking for a hotel in Rabat or Chefchaouen? 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 Chefchaouen


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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 Chefchaouen Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Rabat $2.10
    Chefchaouen $15
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 (RBA) Airport to Fes: $272
  • Transfer Private From Rabat to Tangier: $268
  • Transfer Rabat to Essaouira: $262
  • Private Transfer from Rabat-Sale Airport (RBA) to Casablanca: $221
  • Private Transfer From Fez To Rabat: $209
  • One-Way Transfer from Fez to Rabat via volubilis & meknes : $196
  • One-Way Transfer from Rabat to Fez via meknes & volubilis : $196
  • Private Transfer from Rabat (RBA) Airport to Meknes: $196
  • Private transfer from Rabat to Casablanca: $189
  • Privatr Transfer Casablanca - Rabat: $163
  • From Rabat : Private Transfer to Fes via Meknes & volubilis : $153
  • Transfer Rabat to Tangier: $144

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Chefchaouen

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


  • Taxi Ride
    $1.00

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Chefchaouen

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

  • Transfer Private From Chefchaouen To Merrakash: $297
  • Private Transfer from Chefchaouen to Fes (FES) Airport: $292
  • Private Transfer From Chefchaouen to Rabat : $284
  • One-Way Transfer from Tangier to Fez via chefchaouen or from fez: $272
  • Chefchaouen to Fes: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $244
  • Private Transfer from Chefchaouen to Tanger-Ibn Batouta (TNG) Airport: $216
  • Transfer Private From Chefchaouen To Casablanca: $191
  • Fes: Transfer to Tangier via Chefchaouen: $188
  • Transfer Private From Chefchaouen To Airport Casablanca: $182
  • Vip Private Transfer from Chefchaouen to Fes Vice Versa: $175
  • Transfer Private From Chefchaouen To Rabat: $174
  • Chefchaouen to Fes Private Transfer - Luxury Car - or Fez to Chefchaouen: $174

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.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Rabat $12
    Chefchaouen $18

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Rabat

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

  • Join Best Moroccan Cooking Class with Chef Khadija ( Over 35 years Experience ): $49
  • cooking classe near the medina of rabat with local chefs : $65
  • Rabat Food Tour in the Old Town: $75
  • Rabat Food Tour Like a Local: $75
  • Rabat Family Cooking Class: $83
  • Rabat Night Tour with River Sunset Boat Ride & Moroccan Dinner : $97
  • Private Market Tour and Authentic Moroccan Cooking Lesson with a Rabat Local: $120
  • Gourmet Cooking Class in Rabat: $189

Typical Food Prices in Chefchaouen

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


  • Lunch for Two
    $8.98
  • Dinner for Two
    $9.97
  • Cupcake
    $0.30
  • Nutella and Yogurt
    $1.99

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Chefchaouen

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

  • Funny Family Cooking Class in Blue City: $28
  • Chefchaouen Private Cooking Class with Mountain View: $54
  • 3-Hour Cooking Class overlooking the Blue City: $55
  • 4 hours Private Cooking Class With Family in Chefchaouen: $60
  • Chefchaouen Food Tour: $65
  • Cooking Class in Mountain From Chefchaouen: $66
  • Chefchaouen Food Tour: $68
  • Chefchaouen Cooking Class : $76
  • Chefchaouen Traditional Cooking Class: $80
  • 4 Hours Gourmet Cooking Class in Chefchaouen: $87
  • Private Tagine Cooking Class in Chefchaouen with Lunch: $100

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Rabat $2.84
    Chefchaouen $17

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: $63
  • Best of Rabat Tour (half-day): $78
  • Fes Full Day Private Tour from Rabat: $250
  • Fes Full-Day Private Tour from Rabat with hotel pickup : $131
  • From Casablanca:9Days Unforgettable Desert Tour To Marrakesh: $1,943
  • From Fez : Rabat : Day Trip (Shared Group Tour): $104
  • Gems of Rabat Walking Tour: $115
  • Luxury Morocco: 5-Day Private Guided Tour from Casablanca: $1,410
  • Private Boat Guided Tour in Rabat: $60
  • Private Boat Tour of the Bouregreg River, a Traditional Boat: $45
  • Private Botanical Garden Paradise Tour in Rabat: $180

Tours and Activities in Chefchaouen

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

  • 2 Hours Private Chefchaouen Walking Tour: $45
  • Walking Tour in Chefchaouen: $17
  • 10-Day Morocco Adventure: Casablanca to the Sahara: $4,140
  • 2 days Guided tour Rabat and Chechouen from Casablanca: $397
  • 3-Hour Private Legacy Tour in Chefchaouen: $35
  • 9-day/8 nights Tour from Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Marrakech: $2,601
  • Akchour waterfalls tours : $82
  • Best Experience Fes to Chefchaouen Day Tour multi languages: $34
  • Bleu city walking Tasting Tour : $60
  • Chefchaouen with Local Eyes Guided Walking Tour: $30
  • Day Tour to Chefchaouen from Fes with Local Expert: $28
  • From Casablanca : 10 Day Highlights Morocco Tour via Desert: $1,673

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Rabat -
    Chefchaouen $14


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.

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


Which is Bigger, Rabat or Chefchaouen?

Rabat has a larger population, and is about 50 times larger than the population of Chefchaouen. When comparing the sizes of Rabat and Chefchaouen, 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 Chefchaouen?

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 Chefchaouen in the Summer?

Both Chefchaouen 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 Chefchaouen because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

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

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

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


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

Should I visit Rabat or Chefchaouen in the Autumn?

Both Chefchaouen 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 Chefchaouen year-round.

Rabat usually gets less rain in October than Chefchaouen. Rabat gets 44 mm (1.7 in) of rain, while Chefchaouen receives 53 mm (2.1 in) of rain this time of the year.

In Chefchaouen, 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 Chefchaouen. Rabat gets 234 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Chefchaouen receives 235 hours of full sun.

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


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

Should I visit Rabat or Chefchaouen in the Winter?

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

Chefchaouen receives a lot of rain in the winter. In January, Rabat usually receives less rain than Chefchaouen. Rabat gets 81 mm (3.2 in) of rain, while Chefchaouen receives 127 mm (5 in) of rain each month for the winter.

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

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


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

Should I visit Rabat or Chefchaouen in the Spring?

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

Rabat usually gets more rain in April than Chefchaouen. Rabat gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Chefchaouen receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain this time of the year.

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Chefchaouen. 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 Chefchaouen. Rabat gets 255 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Chefchaouen receives 251 hours of full sun.

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


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

Typical Weather for Chefchaouen and Rabat

Rabat Chefchaouen
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (56°F) 81 mm (3.2 in) 13°C (55°F) 127 mm (5 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 74 mm (2.9 in) 13°C (56°F) 137 mm (5.4 in)
Mar 15°C (59°F) 61 mm (2.4 in) 14°C (57°F) 120 mm (4.7 in)
Apr 16°C (60°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 15°C (60°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 25 mm (1 in) 18°C (64°F) 43 mm (1.7 in)
Jun 20°C (69°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 21°C (69°F) 32 mm (1.3 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in) 24°C (74°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in) 24°C (75°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Sep 22°C (72°F) 6 mm (0.2 in) 23°C (73°F) 18 mm (0.7 in)
Oct 20°C (67°F) 44 mm (1.7 in) 20°C (68°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Nov 16°C (62°F) 97 mm (3.8 in) 16°C (61°F) 113 mm (4.4 in)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 102 mm (4 in) 13°C (56°F) 144 mm (5.7 in)