A Travel Price Comparison for Morocco Tangier vs. Asilah for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Tangier or Asilah?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Tangier and Asilah 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: Tangier or Asilah?

Tangier

Welcome to the gateway to Africa. Sitting on the coast of the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier, Morocco has historically served as the meeting point of the Mediterranean and Africa.

After World War II, this city became a destination for eccentric foreigners, artists, spies and hippies. After that, the city was neglected and gained a horrible reputation for the hustlers cheating visitors left and right.

In 1999 Morocco saw the beginning of a new monarch who was more progressive with his vision for tourism. This message lit a fire under Tangier, helping the people see the amazing potential in their great city. They built a new port, a new business district and revamped the airport. The beaches and streets have been cleaned up of trash and hustlers and there's a sudden surge in cultural activities.

Asilah

Spend your summers like the rich and famous with a trip to Asilah, Morocco. With pristine, white buildings and wrought-iron windows, this gorgeous city still holds the traditions from a time when it was under Spanish rule. The town remains rather quiet for most of the year, with a population surge in the summer months. Beaches are packed and there are tourists as far as the eye can see. If you're not a fan of crowds, consider visiting in the spring or fall when the weather is nice, but the tourists are gone.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours in Morocco, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Morocco, The Best 2-Week Tours in Morocco, and Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Morocco.


Which place is cheaper, Asilah or Tangier?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Tangier is $61, while the average daily cost in Asilah is $66. 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 Tangier and Asilah in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Tangier $23
    Asilah $29
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Tangier $46
    Asilah $58
Compare Hotels in Tangier and Asilah

Looking for a hotel in Tangier or Asilah? 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 Tangier


Hotels in Asilah


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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: Tangier Hotel Prices and Asilah Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Tangier $23
    Asilah $15

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Tangier

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

  • Transfer from Tangier to Marrakesh: $809
  • Transfer from Tangier to Nador: $624
  • Transfer from Tangier to Casablanca: $400
  • Tangier to Chefchaouen: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver): $276
  • Private Transfer from Asilah to Rabat (RBA) Airport: $274
  • From Tangier : Private Luxury Transfer to Fes: $272
  • Private Transfer from Tarifa to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $263
  • From Transfer to Fez via Chefchaouen and Volubilis: $248
  • Transfers From Tangier To Marrakech: $244
  • Transfer from Tangier to Kenitra: $239
  • From Tangier Private Vip Transfer to Fes Via Chefchaouen: $229
  • Private Transfer Tangier Airport to Fes or Fez to Tangier Airport: $219

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Asilah

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

  • Tangier: Private Transfer to Asilah: $72

Is it cheaper to fly into Tangier or Asilah?

Prices for flights to both Asilah and Tangier 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
    Tangier $20
    Asilah $24
Typical Food Prices in Tangier

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


  • Fruit & Yogurt
    $1.70

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Tangier

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

  • 3 Hour Private Moroccan Food Tour in Tanger : $55
  • Tanger Local Street food tours: $60
  • Tangier Private Cooking Class With a Local Family: $62
  • Dinner with a Berber family in tangier: $64
  • Tangier Private Food Tour with Local Guide: $66
  • Tangier Private Cooking Class With a Local Family: $71
  • Tangier food tour : $71
  • Tangier food tour with Rababe: $71
  • Morocco Food Cooking Class and Tangier City Tour: $71
  • Tangier Food Tour with a certified foodie local guide!: $75
  • Moroccan 3-in-1 Cooking Experience: $75
  • Tangier Food Tour with a certified foodie guide!: $76

Typical Food Prices in Asilah

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


  • Cookies
    $0.50
  • Breakfast for Two
    $4.99
  • Tagine Dinner for 2
    $7.48

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Tangier $20
    Asilah $22

Tours and Activities in Tangier

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

  • 3-Hour Private Enchanting Tangier Coastal Adventure: $87
  • Highlights of Tangier Half Day Tour: $87
  • Luxury Tangier private Day Tour from Tarifa Spain All inclusive : $252
  • Private Guided Food Experience Tour in Medina of Tangier: $76
  • Private LuxuryTour of Tangier for 4hours: $76
  • Tangier Private Tour from Tarifa Ferry & Lunch Included : $211
  • The Best of Tangier Walking Tour : $208
  • 2 Days Chefchaouen and Tangier Tour from Casablanca: $546
  • 2 Days Chefchaouen and Tangier Tour from Casablanca: $513
  • 2 Days Luxury Tour to Merzouga Desert from Fez with Small Group: $251
  • 2 Days Tour of Tangier & Chefchaouen JC Private Tours: $141
  • 2 Hours Tour Cap spartel & Hercules caves with a Camel ride : $126

Tours and Activities in Asilah

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

  • Assilah tour on the atlantic coast: $91

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Tangier $11
    Asilah $6.98


When comparing the travel costs between Tangier and Asilah, we can see that Asilah is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Africa, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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


Which is Bigger, Tangier or Asilah?

Tangier has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Asilah. When comparing the sizes of Tangier and Asilah, 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 Tangier or Asilah?

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 Tangier or Asilah in the Summer?

Both Asilah and Tangier are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Tangier throughout the year. Plenty of visitors come to Asilah because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year.

In July, Tangier usually receives around the same amount of rain as Asilah. Tangier gets 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Asilah receives 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain each month for the summer.

It's quite sunny in Asilah. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Tangier. Tangier usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Asilah during summer. Tangier gets 346 hours of sunny skies, while Asilah receives 346 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Tangier is generally around the same temperature as Asilah. Daily temperatures in Tangier average around 24°C (74°F), and Asilah fluctuates around 24°C (74°F).


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Tangier 24°C (74°F) 
    Asilah 24°C (74°F)

Should I visit Tangier or Asilah in the Autumn?

Both Asilah and Tangier during the autumn are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Tangier because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Asilah year-round.

Tangier usually gets around the same amount of rain in October as Asilah. Tangier gets 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Asilah receives 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain this time of the year.

In Asilah, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Tangier. In the autumn, Tangier often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Asilah. Tangier gets 235 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Asilah receives 235 hours of full sun.

Tangier is around the same temperature as Asilah in the autumn. The daily temperature in Tangier averages around 20°C (68°F) in October, and Asilah fluctuates around 20°C (68°F).


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Tangier 20°C (68°F) 
    Asilah 20°C (68°F)

Should I visit Tangier or Asilah in the Winter?

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

Asilah receives a lot of rain in the winter. Tangier gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In January, Tangier usually receives around the same amount of rain as Asilah. Tangier gets 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain, while Asilah receives 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain each month for the winter.

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

In the winter, Tangier is around the same temperature as Asilah. Typically, the winter temperatures in Tangier in January average around 13°C (55°F), and Asilah averages at about 13°C (55°F).


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Tangier 13°C (55°F) 
    Asilah 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Tangier or Asilah in the Spring?

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

Tangier usually gets around the same amount of rain in April as Asilah. Tangier gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Asilah receives 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain this time of the year.

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Asilah. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Tangier this time of the year. In the spring, Tangier often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Asilah. Tangier gets 251 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Asilah receives 251 hours of full sun.

In April, Tangier is generally around the same temperature as Asilah. Daily temperatures in Tangier average around 15°C (60°F), and Asilah fluctuates around 15°C (60°F).


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Tangier 15°C (60°F) 
    Asilah 15°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Asilah and Tangier

Tangier Asilah
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 104 mm (4.1 in) 13°C (55°F) 104 mm (4.1 in)
Feb 13°C (56°F) 99 mm (3.9 in) 13°C (56°F) 99 mm (3.9 in)
Mar 14°C (57°F) 72 mm (2.8 in) 14°C (57°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)
Apr 15°C (60°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 15°C (60°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 37 mm (1.5 in) 18°C (64°F) 37 mm (1.5 in)
Jun 21°C (69°F) 14 mm (0.6 in) 21°C (69°F) 14 mm (0.6 in)
Jul 24°C (74°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 24°C (74°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Aug 24°C (75°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 24°C (75°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
Sep 23°C (73°F) 15 mm (0.6 in) 23°C (73°F) 15 mm (0.6 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 65 mm (2.6 in) 20°C (68°F) 65 mm (2.6 in)
Nov 16°C (61°F) 135 mm (5.3 in) 16°C (61°F) 135 mm (5.3 in)
Dec 13°C (56°F) 129 mm (5.1 in) 13°C (56°F) 129 mm (5.1 in)