Should you visit Seville or Meknes?
Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Seville and Meknes. We’ll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget. So, let's dig into it.
The capital city of Andalucia, Seville is both the cultural and financial hub of southern Spain. It's also a popular tourist destination. The city has over 700,000 residents and 1.6 million in the metropolitan area, making it the fourth largest city in the country. It is cut in half by the Guadalquivir River, with the two halves referred to as Sevilla and Triana. Seville has continued to grow in popularity as a tourist destination since the 19th century when it was included as a stop on the Romantic "Grand Tour" of Europe. In 1992 Seville hosted the International Exposition which led to the construction of a new airport, train station, as well as other infrastructural improvements. Today Seville remains very popular with tourists for its many festivals, interesting attractions, great restaurants and nightlife scene.
So you love a bustling nightlife with fine restaurants and meaningful historical buildings, but you hate all the tourists. Well, it maybe time to visit Meknes, Morocco. Since most travelers head straight to Fez, that leaves Meknes relatively untouched and remains free of the usual hassles that plague other major destinations.
Which city is cheaper, Meknes or Seville?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Seville is €99, while the average daily cost in Meknes is €35. 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 Seville and Meknes in more detail.
For a normal double-occupancy room in Seville, €90 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Seville, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is €45, such as in a hostel.
Travelers usually pay around €40 for a double occupancy room in Meknes If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
Food in Seville costs travelers about €30 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.
While meal prices in Meknes can vary, the average travelers spends about €11 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Meknes should cost around €4.40 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Meknes is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Seville
Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Seville:
Jamon (Dry Cured Ham)
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Seville
For Seville, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Flamenco Show Tickets and Optional Dinner:
Paella & Tortilla Show Cooking on a Seville Rooftop:
Seville Tapas Cooking Course:
Gastronomic dinner with a chef and artist in his Seville studio:
OFFER Dinner / Lunch on exclusive yacht, GIFT Flamenco Ticket House of Memory:
Luxury gold package: Cathedral-Alcazar visit and dinner on an exclusive yacht:
Cooking Class in Traditional Andalusian House:
Traditional cooking class in an Andalusian home:
Typical Food prices in Meknes
Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Meknes:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Meknes
For Meknes, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Withlocals The 10 Tastings: Marrakech Private Food Tour:
Meknes Food Tour:
Meknes Cooking Class:
Moroccan Cooking Class in Marrakech:
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Seville than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €14 on transportation in Seville on average per day.
Meknes'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 €1.11 per person, per day on transportation in Meknes.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Seville
Also for Seville, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
The Best of Andalusia from Seville in 5 days with Private Tours and Transfers:
Private ONE WAY transfer from Seville to Madrid with private pick up & drop off:
Transfer Sevilla, Spain - Up to 7 People:
Transfer Sevilla, Spain - Up to 3 People:
Private ONE WAY transfer from Seville to Lisbon with private pick up & drop off:
Chauffeur SEVILLE Private Transfer to LISBON (5 to 8 passengers):
Chauffeur SEVILLE Private Transfer to LISBON (1 to 4 passengers):
Arrival Private Transfer Seville Airport SVQ to Malaga Airport AGP by Luxury Van:
Private Transfer Seville SVQ to Marbella, Malaga, Gibraltar or Tarifa by Minivan:
Hassle-Free transfer from Sevilha to Lisbon:
DUCA - Hassle-Free transfer from Sevilha to Vicentine Coast:
Granada Private Transfer from Seville with sightseeing in Cordoba and Antequera:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Meknes
Also for Meknes, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Private Transfer Marrakech - Meknes:
Private Transfer from Meknes to Casablanca (CMN) Airport:
Private Transfer from Meknes to Rabat (RBA) Airport:
Private Transfer from Meknes to Fes (FES) Airport:
Is it cheaper to fly into Seville or Meknes?
Prices for flights to both Meknes and Seville 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 Seville, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €23 per day, per person.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Meknes can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €2.71 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Typical Entertainment prices in Seville
For Seville, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:
Entrance to Cathedral
Tours and Activities in Seville
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Seville.
11-Day Guided Bike Tour from Seville to Santiago de Compostela:
2-Day Granada Tour from Seville Including Skip-the-Line Access to Alhambra Palace and Arabian Baths:
2-Night Seville Experience with City Tour and Flamenco Show:
3-day Andalucia Highlights Tour: Granada & Cordoba from Seville:
5-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour in Seville (3h city tour plus 2h tapas tour):
AIRE Ancient Baths Sevilla Thermal Baths Admission Ticket:
Adventurous 2.5-Hour Electric Bike Tour:
Alcázar of Guided Palace Tour with Priority Access:
Alcazar of Seville Skip the Line Admission Ticket:
Alcazar, Cathedral, Santa Cruz Quarter, Bullring and River Cruise Tour in Seville:
Alhambra Private Tour from Sevilla: with transport and skip-the-line-tickets:
Alhambra Private Tour from Seville:
Tours and Activities in Meknes
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Meknes.
Romantic tour in Meknès:
Sahara Desert of Merzouga Morocco 3 days tour from Fez and ending in Marrakech:
The best of Meknès walking tour:
fez chefchaouen 2 days tour via meknes:
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Seville, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €8.04.
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Meknes, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €2.00.
Sample the Local Flavors in Seville
Also in Seville, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:
Ronda Day Trip: Wine Tasting, Bullfighting Ring and Optional White Villages:
Wine Tour to Sanlucar de Barrameda from Seville with Optional Horse Riding:
Private wine tour to Jerez de la Frontera:
Typical Alcohol prices in Meknes
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Meknes:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Seville and Meknes, we can see that Seville is more expensive. And not only is Meknes much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Seville is in Europe and Meknes is in Africa, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Meknes would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Meknes 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 Seville would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Seville than you might in Meknes.
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