Is Morocco Expensive?

Is Morocco expensive to visit?

Morocco is known as both a well-liked and budget-friendly destination. When compared to the rest of Africa, it is a reasonably affordable country. It places in the top 25% of countries in Africa for its affordability. This puts it on par with destinations such as Lesotho and Namibia.

As this is a fairly popular country to visit, you'll find a number of great places in Morocco at a variety of price ranges. The most expensive destinations are Marrakech, Casablanca, and Ait Ben Haddou. If you're looking for lower cost destinations, you can visit Merzouga, Ouarzazate, and Rabat.


Average daily price of selected cities in Morocco, by affordability
City Average Daily Cost
Ait Ben Haddou $71
Casablanca $71
Marrakech $69
Asilah $67
Tangier $61
Agadir $60
Chefchaouen $57
Fez $53
Zagora $51
Meknes $47
Essaouira $46
Rabat $44
Ouarzazate $42
Merzouga $17


Rabat

How expensive is Morocco?

Travelers spend an average of $67 per day when visiting Morocco (U.S. Dollars). This is according to our calculations which come from the expenses of previous visitors. While this is an average cost, prices can vary by travel style, the length of your trip, and other factors. However, you can keep close to this average, or even travel cheaper if you stay at moderately priced hotels, eat at affordable restaurants, and take public transportation when possible. See more travel costs for Morocco here.

How expensive is a one week trip to Morocco?

Based on our calculations from previous travelers, a one week trip to Morocco will cost around $469 per person. This amount includes sightseeing activities, hotels, restaurants, local transportation, and other travel expenses. For two people, a one week trip would cost $938.

How expensive is a two week trip to Morocco?

On average, a two week trip to Morocco costs about $938 per person. This is based on the previous expenses of actual travelers, and includes accommodation, food, activities, local transportation, and more. For two people, a two week trip costs $1,875.

How expensive is a month long trip to Morocco?

A one month trip to Morocco costs about $2,009 per person on average, based on the previous expenses of other travelers. This includes accommodation, sightseeting activities, transportation, food, and nightlife. For two people, a one month trip costs $4,019.



Agadir, Morocco

Is it expensive to backpack in Morocco?

With more than 120 hostels around the country, Morocco is a popular backpacker destination for travelers looking to stay on a tight budget and have a fun time along the way. Hostels here cost an average of $14 per night for a bed in a hostel dorm. (See hostel prices in Morocco here.) Many backpackers head to Marrakech, Agadir, and Fez. Typically, the most expensive hostels are in Essaouira, Casablanca, and Agadir, which average $25, $18, and $16 a night. On the other hand, the cheapest hostels are in Marrakech, Fez, and Chefchaouen which average $12, $9, and $8 per night.

Here are a few sample prices from popular hostels in Morocco.

  • $8 for a dorm bed at Hostel Riad Marrakech Rouge in Marrakech
  • $14 for a dorm bed at Surf Hostel Morocco in Agadir
  • $9 for a dorm bed at Funky Fes in Fez

Where to find affordable hostels in Morocco
City Number of Hostels Average Price for a Dorm
Marrakech 32 $12
Agadir 18 $16
Fez 17 $9
Chefchaouen 10 $8
Essaouira 10 $25
Tangier 9 $12
Merzouga 8 $15
Rabat 6 $16
Casablanca 5 $18

Are hotels expensive in Morocco?

When it comes to hotel prices in Morocco, they stand out for being notably more affordable compared to other countries. On average, you can expect to spend about $61 per night for a comfortable room. It's essential to note that within Morocco, certain cities such as Rabat command a higher average price, reaching $86 per night. On the flip side, there are also more budget-friendly alternatives like Meknes, where hotel prices average $48 per night.


Where to find affordable hotels in Morocco
City Average Hotel Price
Rabat $86
Asilah $77
Marrakech $68
Tangier $66
Casablanca $65
Chefchaouen $53
Ait Ben Haddou $50
Zagora $49
Fez $49
Meknes $48

Douar al Gribate Marrakech Palmeraie BP 12 517, Marrakech
Overall Rating 9.5
17, Akibat Sbaa, Fez
Overall Rating 9.6


Blue Door, Chefchaouen, Morocco

How expensive are sightseeing activities in Morocco?

In Morocco, the cost of activities and things to do can vary by the type of activity, its length, and the location. To provide an estimate of what to expect during your visit, below are several popular activities that are common in the country. On average, previous travelers have spent around $10 per day on sightseeing and entertainment.

    • Tangier Private Customized Tours: $110
    • Medina Walking Tour Secrets: $44
    • Balloon Ride With Berber Breakfast And Camel Ride Experience: $189
    • Private Atlas Mountains and 5 Valleys Tour from Marrakech - All inclusive -: $133
    • Tangier Excursion: Day trip with private tour guide: $105
    • 4 hour private Tour of Tangier : $111
    • Fez fantastic tour: $28
    • Atlas Mountains Tour & three valleys with camel ride : $24

    Is food expensive in Morocco?

    In Morocco, the cost of food can vary by the type of restaurant and food options available. To save money, eat at less expensive restaurants, try street food, or cook your own meals when possible. On average, previous travelers have spent around $17 per day on food, per person.

    • AGAFAY Desert: Quad biking, Camel Ride, Dinner and Show.: $199
    • Fez Cooking Class at Palais bab sahra : $77
    • Cooking Class with Bread Workshop and Pastry in Fes: $44
    • Marrakech Old Medina Food tour Experience: $50
    • 3-Hour Cooking Class overlooking the Blue City: $55
    • Authentic Gastronomic Adventure Tour with Dinner: $60


    Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco

    Is transportation expensive in Morocco?

    Local transportation in Morocco can vary in price depending on the type of transit used. Generally, other travelers have spent $9 on local transportation per person per day. To save money, take public transit whenever possible, as it will almost always be cheaper than a taxi or private driver.

    Expenses for intercity transportation within Morocco can vary based on the type of transportation used and the distance traveled. On average, previous travelers have spent $20 per person per day for intercity transit. To save money, it's advisable to choose long-distance buses or trains over air travel. This is generally a more cost-effective choice despite the potential increase in travel time.

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