Should you visit Rabat or Fez?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Rabat and Fez can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.
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.
Fez is the historical capital of Morocco and has one of the country's most impressive and elaborate medinas. It's authentic and traditional atmosphere attracts travelers from all over the world. It's fun to wander the city's elaborate alleyways, sample the food, and soak up the sights and smells. In Fez's medina you'll find donkeys, carts, spices, and pottery. You'll find traditional foods, locals bartering for goods, and religious buildings that date back hundreds of years. The medina is also the world's largest car free urban zone.
Which city is cheaper, Fez 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 Fez is $46. 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 Fez in more detail.
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 $50 for a double occupancy room in Fez If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
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.
Fez food costs typically run travelers around $14 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.
Meals for one day
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 ):
Rabat Family Cooking Class:
Rabat Food Tour in the Old Town:
Rabat Food Tour Like a Local:
Rabat Restaurant Cooking Class:
Moroccan Cooking Class in Marrakech:
Food Tour in Rabat:
Typical Food prices in Fez
For Fez, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:
Dinner for 2
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Fez
For Fez, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Moroccan Cooking Class in Marrakech:
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 $1.86 on transportation in Rabat on average per day.
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Fez than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend $4.38 on transportation in Fez on average per day.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Rabat
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Rabat:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rabat
Also for Rabat, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Transfer Rabat to Tetouan:
Transfer Rabat to Tangier:
Transfer Rabat to Salé:
Transfer Rabat to Safi:
Transfer Rabat to Rabat Airport:
Transfer Rabat to Mohammedia:
Transfer Rabat to Meknes:
Transfer Rabat to Marrakech:
Transfer Rabat to Kenitra:
Transfer Rabat to Fes:
Transfer Rabat to Essaouira:
Transfer Rabat to El Jadida:
Typical Local Transportation prices in Fez
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Fez:
Is it cheaper to fly into Rabat or Fez?
Prices for flights to both Fez 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.
Sightseeing expenses in Rabat, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $2.51 per day, per person.
Sightseeing expenses in Fez, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of $5.50 per day, per person.
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:
3 Days Tour From Rabat To Sahara Desert Of Merzouga:
4 Day 3 Nights Morocco Family Tour from Rabat to Sahara Desert with kids:
4 Day Authentic Morocco Tour from Rabat to Sahara Desert:
4 Day Best of Morocco Tour from Rabat to Marrakech via Fes and Desert:
4 Day Sahara Desert Tour from Rabat (Tour Finishes in Marrakech):
7 Nights 8 Days Casablanca Tour:
7 days tour from Rabat to Marrakech via Sahara desert:
Best of Rabat Tour (half-day):
Fes Full Day Private Tour from Rabat:
Full-Day Private Photography Tour in Rabat:
Luxury Desert Tour from Rabat to Merzouga and Marrakech for 4 Days 3 Nights:
Typical Entertainment prices in Fez
Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Fez's activities, tours, and tickets:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Rabat and Fez, we can see that Fez 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 Fez would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Fez than you might in Rabat.
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