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Meknes, Region de Meknes-Tafilalet, Morocco

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How much money will you need for your trip to Meknes? You should plan to spend around MAD463 ($45) per day on your vacation in Meknes, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, MAD144 ($14) on meals for one day and MAD15 ($1.43) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Meknes for a couple is MAD518 ($51). So, a trip to Meknes for two people for one week costs on average MAD6,477 ($632). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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  • One Week For a couple
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A vacation to Meknes for one week usually costs around MAD3,238 for one person. So, a trip to Meknes for two people costs around MAD6,477 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs MAD12,954 in Meknes. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 Meknes can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Meknes? How much money do I need for Meknes?

How much does a trip to Meknes cost? Is Meknes cheap or expensive? The average Meknes trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Meknes prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers to find the price of travel in the area.

Accommodation Budget in Meknes
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Meknes is MAD259. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Meknes is MAD518. 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 Meknes

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Meknes based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $48. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Meknes
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Meknes is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent MAD15 per person, per day, on local transportation in Meknes.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Meknes
How much does it cost to go to Meknes? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Meknes
The price of renting a car in Meknes will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Meknes
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Meknes can vary, the average cost of food in Meknes is MAD144 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Meknes should cost around MAD57 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.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Meknes?

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

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Entertainment Budget in Meknes
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  • Entertainment and activities in Meknes typically cost an average of MAD36 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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Tips and Handouts Budget in Meknes
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Meknes is MAD6.28 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Meknes is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Meknes
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  • The average person spends about MAD26 on alcoholic beverages in Meknes per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

What did other people spend on Alcohol in Meknes?

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

  • Bottle of Wine

Water Budget in Meknes
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  • On average, people spend MAD40 on bottled water in Meknes per day. The public water in Meknes is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Meknes On a Budget
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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.
For a glimpse into the grandeur of one of Meknes' greatest rulers of all time, Sultan Moulay Ismail, visit the Heri es-Sounai graineries and sit along the enormous, stone-lined Agdal Basin. This manmade lake is powered by a complex system of irrigation channels, and once served as a reservoir for the sultan's gardens and a pleasure lake for the royals.

Or take a trip to his final resting place. Because of his stature in Moroccan history, this sanctuary is open to non-Muslims, as well. Pass through a series of calm and peaceful courtyards to increase humility among visitors as they approach the tomb hall. This lavish showcase of Moroccan artistry is breathtaking, but keep in mind that non-Muslims are not allowed to approach the tomb itself.

Meknes is home to twenty-seven imperial and awe-inspiring gates, but none as stunning as the Bab el-Mansour. This is the largest of all of them, and has been well preserved. The lavish zellij and inscriptions along the top from 1732 when it was built by one of the greatest rulers of Meknes, Sultan Moulay Ismail's son, Moulay Abdallah. While you can't walk through the Bab itself, it still makes for an amazing photo opportunity.

Just south of the Bab el-Mansour is the mechouar, or the parade ground, known as Pl Lalla Aouda. This is where Moulay Ismail brought 16,000 slaves from sub-Sahara Africa thereby guaranteeing the continued existence of the elites by providing them with their own soldiers. The Sultan then provided them with women to produce more soldiers, and by the time he died, his Black Guard army had expanded tenfold.
Most Moroccan towns are divided into the ville nouvelle and the medina. Meknes' ville nouvelle, or new town, is known as Hamrya in Arabic, and is connected to the medina by a bridge running over the dried up Oued Boufekrane river. The new town section is complete with all the latest entertainment facilities while the medina is home to the historical monuments and buildings.

One exciting thing to do while visiting Meknes, is to take a trip to the many qissariat, or covered markets. Some are devoted to selling textiles and carpets. Arrive early and watch the noisy auctions on a Sunday morning. The Okchen Market is where you'll find the fine embroidery, and along the Rue Najjarine you'll see stalls of babouches, or leather slippers. If it's jewelry you're looking for, visit the Qissariat ad-Dahab, and just outside the city wall you'll see stalls selling spices, herbs, nuts and an energetic flea market.

If you're going to shop in the many markets, make sure you haggle. Never accept the shopkeeper's first price, bargaining is part of the Moroccan tradition. The easiest trick, especially if you don't speak French or Arabic, is to offer exactly half of what they're asking. From there, the shopkeeper will lower their price. This goes round and round and until you agree on a price. If you don't agree, try walking out. That will likely get the shopkeeper to come around.
Food and Dining
If you're looking to eat in the ville nouvelle, there are dozens of options to choose from. Walk along the Rue Antsirape to find traditional dishes like harira, tagine, couscous and rotisserie chicken. In the medina, on the other hand, there are plenty of restaurants and markets offering signature meals like pastille. The market near the Bab al-Mansour has amazingly fresh foods like olives, pickles and sweet treats.

Meknes is full of petit taxis – little blue Fiat Uno or Peugeot 205 brands. The minimum cost for one of these taxis is approximately five dirhams, but the bus is usually cheaper. These buses, while reliable and efficient, they can be difficult to navigate and are very crowded. They typically transport people between the suburbs, ville nouvelle and medina. Getting around both the ville nouvelle and the medina by foot is a convenient, efficient and probably your best option for getting around Meknes.


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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.

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