Should you visit Tangier or Meknes?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Tangier and Meknes can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.
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.
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 Tangier?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Tangier is $53, while the average daily cost in Meknes is $41. 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 Tangier and Meknes in more detail.
Travelers usually pay around $38 for a double occupancy room in Tangier 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 $46 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.
Tangier food costs typically run travelers around $18 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.
While meal prices in Meknes can vary, the average travelers spends about $13 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Meknes should cost around $5.20 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 Tangier
Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Tangier:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Tangier
For Tangier, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Moroccan Cooking Class in Marrakech:
Tangier Food Tour | Tangier Food Cultural Tour:
Tangier Cooking Lesson:
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:
To get around in Tangier, the average visitor spends $21 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
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 $1.29 per person, per day on transportation in Meknes.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Tangier
Also for Tangier, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
5-days Tour package from Tangier to Fes via Chefchaouen & Private transfers:
Tanger to Agadir airport transfer:
Private transfer: Tangier to Tangier Airport (TNG):
Transfer from Tanger to Marrakesh:
Private transfer from Tangier to Marrakech:
Private Transfer from Tanger to Casablanca (CMN) Airport:
Private Transfer from Tangier to Marrakech / or vice versa:
Transfer from Tanger to Casablanca:
Airport transfer from Tanger to Agadir:
Transfers From Tangier To Fes:
Tangier to Casablanca: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver):
Private Transfer from Tanger to Rabat (RBA) Airport:
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 Tangier or Meknes?
Prices for flights to both Meknes 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.
In Tangier, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $18 per person, per day.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Meknes can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around $3.15 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Tours and Activities in Tangier
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Tangier.
.Said Private Day Tours:
07 D /06 N north-imperial-desert tours from Tanger to Marrakech:
10Days Imperial Cities of Morocco Tour package from Tangier to Marrakech:
14 Days New Year Eve Morocco tour 2019 from Tangier:
14 Days private Tour from Tangier in Morocco adventure travel:
15-Days Private Tour Highlights of Morocco from Tangier:
2 Days Marrakech tour from Tangier:
2 Days Tour of Tangier & Chefchaouen:
2 Hours Tour Cap spartel & Hercules caves with a Camel ride:
2 hours Tangier Sightseeing tour:
2-days Private Tour from Tangier to Chefchaouen via Asilah:
3 Days Desert Tour from Tangier:
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 Tangier, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $9.35.
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 $2.33.
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 Tangier and Meknes, we can see that Tangier is more expensive. And not only is Meknes much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. 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 Tangier would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Tangier than you might in Meknes.
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