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

Should you visit Tangier or Casablanca?

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 Casablanca 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 Casablanca?

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.

Casablanca

Casablanca is so much more than a classic Bogart movie with killer one-liners. It is also the largest, most cosmopolitan city in the country of Morocco. Sitting at the economic and industrial heart of this region, Casablanca has a population of approximately four million. Brush up on your high school French before visiting this lively city as it's the main language spoken by the locals. While this is the most liberal and progressive city in Morocco, remember to be cautious in this region of the world with your western views.

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, Casablanca 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 Casablanca is $71. 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 Casablanca in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Tangier $23
    Casablanca $42
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Tangier $46
    Casablanca $84
Compare Hotels in Tangier and Casablanca

Looking for a hotel in Tangier or Casablanca? 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 Casablanca


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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 Casablanca Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Tangier $23
    Casablanca $11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Tangier

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

  • Tangier Private Transfers: $24
  • One-way Luxury Tangier Airport or Port Transfer: $24
  • Private Transfer to Tangier City from Airport or Vice Versa: $25
  • Private Airport Transfers: $25
  • Vip Private Transfer From Airport/Port to Tangier Vice Versa: $31
  • Transfer Tangier Airport to Tangier City: $33
  • Transfer from Ibn Battuta airport to Tangier center: $35
  • Tangier Private transfers: $38
  • Private Transfer from Tanger City to Tanger-Ibn Batouta (TNG) Airport: $46
  • Private Transfer from Tangier City Hotels to Tangier Cruise Port: $48
  • Private Transfer from Tangier Cruise Port to Tangier City Hotels: $48
  • Private Transfer from Tangier Airport to Tangier Port: $48

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Casablanca

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Casablanca:


  • Train from Airport (for 2)
    $6.96
  • Taxi Ride
    $7.95

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Casablanca

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Casablanca:

  • Casablanca & Marrakech Private Transfer: $332
  • Casablanca Airport Departure Private Transfer From Agadir: $311
  • Private Transfer Casablanca - Maknes : $291
  • Casablanca Airport Arrival to Agadir Private Transfer: $285
  • From Fez: Private 1-Way Transfer to Casablanca: $280
  • From Casablanca Airport: Private Transfer to Marrakech 1 Way: $259
  • Transfer Casablanca to Essaouira: $242
  • Transfer From Casablanca To Chefchaouen: $240
  • Casablanca Airport Arrival To Chef-chaouen Private Transfer: $233
  • Casablanca Airport Arrival To Essaouira Private Transfer: $228
  • One-Way Transfer from Casablanca to Fez via rabat : $222
  • Transfer Casablanca Marrakech : $221

Is it cheaper to fly into Tangier or Casablanca?

Prices for flights to both Casablanca 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
    Casablanca $19
Typical Food Prices in Tangier

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


  • Fruit & Yogurt
    $1.69

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Tangier

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

  • Tangier Private Cooking Class With a Local Family: $66
  • Tangier Private Food Tour with Local Guide: $66
  • Tangier Food Tour with a certified local guide!: $68
  • Tangier food tour : $72
  • Morocco Food Cooking Class and Tangier City Tour: $72
  • Tangier Food Tour: $72
  • Tangier Food Tour with a certified foodie guide!: $72
  • Moroccan 3-in-1 Cooking Experience: $75
  • The Food tour of Tangier: $77
  • Inclusive Beach Camel Ride, Cap Spartel, Hercules & Full Dinner: $80
  • Tangier Cooking Class With a Local Family: $83
  • Moroccan Royal Couscous Cooking Experience: $92

Typical Food Prices in Casablanca

Some typical examples of dining costs in Casablanca are as follows:


  • Breakfast
    $2.98
  • Lunch
    $8.95
  • Dinner at Rick's Cafe (for Two)
    $32

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Casablanca

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Casablanca.

  • Old local Market visit+Moroccan cooking class with a local family: $53
  • Street Food Tour by Night: $60
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $65
  • Street private Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $67
  • Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $71
  • Experience Casablanca Night Tour & Authentic Moroccan Dinner: $73
  • Casablanca City Night Tour and Traditional Moroccan Dinner: $74
  • Street Private Guided Food Tour with Tastings at Casablanca: $93
  • Central Market Food Tour with Tastings and Lunch: $96
  • Casablanca Food Tour - Marché Central & Seafood Lunch: $140
  • Private Moroccan Cooking Class in Casablanca with a Local Expert: $146
  • Casablanca Food Tour: $150

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Tangier $20
    Casablanca $8.88

Tours and Activities in Tangier

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

  • Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus: $14
  • Tangier City Tour Bus Hop On - Hop Off: $14
  • From Marrakesh: Discover Essaouira Full-Day Tour: $17
  • Private Walking Tour in Tangier Medina and Souks: $22
  • Tangier Highlights Tour: Exploring the Cultural Gems: $31
  • Private Walking Tour in Tangier old city & Colorful Maket: $32
  • 3 Hours Small Group Guided Tour of Tangier: $32
  • Tangier Private Walking Tour: $33
  • Private Mountain Bike Tours in Tangier : $33
  • Walking Adventures in Tangier Medina : $38
  • Walking Tour Tangier Medina: $39
  • Tangier Old Town Walking Tour: $39

Tours and Activities in Casablanca

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Casablanca are as follows:

  • "Fes to Casablanca Tour: Discover the Fascinating Journey": $311
  • 10 Day Private Tour in Morocco Imperial Ceties+Sahara Desert: $2,438
  • 2 Days Tour And Excursion From Casablanca To Chefchaouen: $205
  • 2-Hour Casablanca Walking Tour : $39
  • 20 Km Bike Tour in Exploring the Vibrant City: $59
  • 3-Hour Private Casablanca Authentic Home Dining Experience: $100
  • 4-Day Desert Tour From Casablanca To Marrakech Via Fes: $3,112
  • 6 Days of Desert Wonders: A Tour from Casablanca's Gateway: $1,297
  • 7 Days, 6 Nights - Imperial Cities, Blue City & Sahara Tour: $2,282
  • An Evening Hookah (Shisha) Lounging Experience in Casablanca: $45
  • Casablanca & Rabat Full Day Cultural Private Tour: $199
  • Casablanca & Rabat Full-Day Guided Tour: $169

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Tangier $11
    Casablanca -

Sample the Local Flavors in Casablanca

Also in Casablanca, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Wine Tasting and Lunch at the oldest Domaine from Casablanca: $299


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Tangier and Casablanca, we can see that Casablanca is more expensive. And not only is Tangier much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Tangier would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Tangier 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 Casablanca would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Casablanca than you might in Tangier.

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


Which is Bigger, Tangier or Casablanca?

Casablanca has a larger population, and is about 5 times larger than the population of Tangier. When comparing the sizes of Tangier and Casablanca, 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 Casablanca?

Both destinations experience a warmer climate most of the year. Instead of summer and winter seasons, they usually have a rainy season and a dry season. Although in the rainy season, it doesn't necessarily rain every day.

Should I visit Tangier or Casablanca in the Summer?

Both Casablanca and Tangier during the summer 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 Casablanca year-round.

Tangier usually gets more rain in July than Casablanca. Tangier gets 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 1 mm (0 in) of rain this time of the year.

In Casablanca, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Tangier. In the summer, Tangier often gets more sunshine than Casablanca. Tangier gets 346 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Casablanca receives 303 hours of full sun.

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


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Tangier 24°C (74°F) 
    Casablanca 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Tangier or Casablanca in the Autumn?

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

In October, Tangier usually receives more rain than Casablanca. Tangier gets 65 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain each month for the autumn.

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Casablanca this time of the year. In Tangier, it's very sunny this time of the year. Tangier usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Casablanca during autumn. Tangier gets 235 hours of sunny skies, while Casablanca receives 233 hours of full sun in the autumn.

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


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Tangier 20°C (68°F) 
    Casablanca 20°C (67°F)

Should I visit Tangier or Casablanca in the Winter?

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

Tangier receives a lot of rain in the winter. Tangier usually gets more rain in January than Casablanca. Tangier gets 104 mm (4.1 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 62 mm (2.5 in) of rain this time of the year.

In the winter, Tangier often gets less sunshine than Casablanca. Tangier gets 169 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Casablanca receives 190 hours of full sun.

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


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

Should I visit Tangier or Casablanca in the Spring?

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

In April, Tangier usually receives more rain than Casablanca. Tangier gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Casablanca receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain each month for the spring.

It's quite sunny in Casablanca. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Tangier. Tangier usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Casablanca during spring. Tangier gets 251 hours of sunny skies, while Casablanca receives 262 hours of full sun in the spring.

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


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Tangier 15°C (60°F) 
    Casablanca 16°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Casablanca and Tangier

Tangier Casablanca
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 104 mm (4.1 in) 13°C (55°F) 62 mm (2.5 in)
Feb 13°C (56°F) 99 mm (3.9 in) 14°C (57°F) 60 mm (2.4 in)
Mar 14°C (57°F) 72 mm (2.8 in) 15°C (58°F) 51 mm (2 in)
Apr 15°C (60°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 16°C (60°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 37 mm (1.5 in) 18°C (64°F) 19 mm (0.7 in)
Jun 21°C (69°F) 14 mm (0.6 in) 21°C (69°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)
Jul 24°C (74°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Aug 24°C (75°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 23°C (74°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Sep 23°C (73°F) 15 mm (0.6 in) 22°C (72°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 65 mm (2.6 in) 20°C (67°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Nov 16°C (61°F) 135 mm (5.3 in) 16°C (62°F) 72 mm (2.9 in)
Dec 13°C (56°F) 129 mm (5.1 in) 14°C (57°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)