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Marrakech, Region de Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco

How much does it cost to travel to Marrakech?

You should plan to spend around $68 (MAD688) per day on your vacation in Marrakech. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $12 (MAD126) on meals
  • $6.26 (MAD63) on local transportation
  • $92 (MAD930) on hotels

A one week trip to Marrakech for two people costs, on average, $954 (MAD9,625). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Marrakech cost?

A one week trip to Marrakech usually costs around $477 (MAD4,813) for one person and $954 (MAD9,625) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Marrakech on average costs around $954 (MAD9,625) for one person and $1,907 (MAD19,250) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Marrakech will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Marrakech on average costs around $2,044 (MAD20,625) for one person and $4,087 (MAD41,251) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Marrakech has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Marrakech expensive to visit?

Marrakech is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Morocco, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its overall travel expenses. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Africa, Marrakech is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Asilah or Addis Ababa.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Marrakech Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Marrakech?

The average Marrakech trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Marrakech travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) MAD930 ($92)
Local Transportation 1 MAD63 ($6)
Food 2 MAD126 ($12)
Entertainment 1 MAD70 ($7)
Tips and Handouts 1 MAD5 - 15 ($0 - 1)
Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps 1 MAD1,706 - 5,119 ($169 - 507)
Alcohol 2 MAD73 - 220 ($7 - 22)
Accommodation Budget in Marrakech
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Marrakech is $46 (MAD465). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Marrakech is $92 (MAD930). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Marrakech

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Marrakech based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $68. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Marrakech
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Marrakech is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $6.26 (MAD63) per person, per day, on local transportation in Marrakech.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Marrakech
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Rental Cars in Marrakech
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Food Budget in Marrakech
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  • While meal prices in Marrakech can vary, the average cost of food in Marrakech is $12 (MAD126) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Marrakech should cost around $4.99 (MAD50) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Marrakech is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Marrakech?

Typical prices for Food in Marrakech are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Marrakech, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Orange Juice on the Square
  • Breakfast
  • Dates
  • Olives
  • Sandwich
  • Souvenir Spices

Entertainment Budget in Marrakech
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  • Entertainment and activities in Marrakech typically cost an average of $6.96 (MAD70) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Marrakech?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Marrakech are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Marrakech, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Palace Tickets
  • Golf at Atlas Golf

Tips and Handouts Budget in Marrakech
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Marrakech is $1.00 (MAD10) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Marrakech is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Marrakech
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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Marrakech is $338 (MAD3,413), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Marrakech
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  • The average person spends about $15 (MAD147) on alcoholic beverages in Marrakech per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Marrakech
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  • On average, people spend $2.24 (MAD23) on bottled water in Marrakech per day. The public water in Marrakech is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Marrakech On a Budget
Marrakech Marrakech
Marrakech is on of the most popular travel destinations in Morocco. It is the third largest city in Morocco after Casablanca and Rabat and is located near the foothills of the Atlas Mountains only a few hours from the Sahara Desert. It's a beautiful city that is often referred to as the "Pink City" because of the pale pink color of many of the city's buildings. These striking colors make the city particularly beautiful during the evening hours when the low sun creates a very dramatic lighting.

Marrakech's climate is hot and semi-arid. The winters are damp with mild temperatures and the summers are hot and dry. In the winter, temperatures hover around 55 degrees Fahrenheit and in the summer they can climb well about 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Although temperatures are somewhat comparable to a Mediterranean climate, the city receives far less rain.
Djemaa El-Fna is the large city square in Marrakesh and it is a center for dining, entertainment, and activity. In particular, it is highly recommended in the evening hours when it is filled with musicians and performers. There are many food stands that open up in the evening and dining at these booths is part of the atmosphere. You should definitely spend at least one evening eating and exploring Djemaa El-Fna.

Next to Djemaa El-Fna is Koutoubia Mosque, another famous spot in Marrakech. Also be sure and visit the tanneries where you can see leather being dyed in a variety of colors. There's a distinctive smell to the area, but it's a fascinating sight, and a great place to purchase some leather goods if you're in the market for them.

Other sights in Marrakesh include Palmeraie, the Saadian Tombs, the Majorelle Gardens, Dar Si Said Museum, Ben Youssef Madrassa, El Bahia Palace, and the Menara Gardens.
Marrakech is split into the Medina (old town) area and the Gueliz or Ville Nouvelle (new town). The historical old town is filled with meandering alleyways, shops, restaurants, and historic homes. It offers the unique character so many people seek out in Morocco. The shops often sell odds and ends that appeal more to the tourists than the locals, but it's fun to wander through and browse. It's also a great place to try your hand at bartering, but remember to cut the price down dramatically, usually to less than half the original asking price.

The new town is far more modern with upscale restaurants, modern hotels, and chain hotels and restaurants. It has a completely different atmosphere and you can easily find western restaurants if you find yourself having cravings from home. There are also many expats that live throughout the new town and its easy to see how this population has dramatically changed the feel of the area.

A visit to Marrakech is not complete without wandering extensively through the city's medina and shopping at the souqs. Another popular activity is to visit a hammam and stay in a riad. Riads are Moroccan houses with internal courtyards and extensive Moroccan decorations.

As Morocco has a different culture to what many visitors are accustomed to, make sure you read this amazing article that covers essential travel tips for visiting Morocco. It covers everything from money to food to transportation.
Food and Dining
Morocco is known for its food and Marrakech will not disappoint. Every night Djemaa El-Fna comes to life with street stalls and large white tents where you can grab local dishes or snacks. The menus are similar at most huts and you'll find tajine, couscous, brochette and soups. Other local specialties include offal, egg sandwiches, and interesting local tajines.

If you're looking for a more upscale dining experience, you'll find the best options in Ville Nouvelle. One option in the medina is Diaffa, which is an upscale restaurant in one of the city's oldest buildings. The atmosphere and cuisine is not to be missed.

It's easy to walk around the medina, though you'll likely get lost at least once. Exploring the narrow alleys is a large part of the appeal in Marrakech though, so allow yourself plenty of time to simply walk. Ask the locals if you need help, as they are friendly. Outside of the medina there are a variety of transportation options. Most of the bus routes stop at Djemaa El-Fna (the large square) and Place Youssef Ben Tachfine. Open-topped City Sightseeing buses are also available that take you around town and offer city information via headphones.

Taxis are available in abundance but make sure you negotiate hard and understand the price of the trip ahead of time. It also helps to have exact change as many drivers will claim that they cannot make change.

Another unique option is to take a caleche, which is a small horse-drawn carriage. You can find them at Square de Foucauld and make sure you negotiate the price in advance. This can be a fun way to tour the city.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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