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Rabat, Region de Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer, Morocco

How much does it cost to travel to Rabat?

You should plan to spend around $43 (MAD437) per day on your vacation in Rabat. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $12 (MAD124) on meals
  • $2.09 (MAD21) on local transportation
  • $54 (MAD540) on hotels

A one week trip to Rabat for two people costs, on average, $607 (MAD6,124). 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 Rabat cost?

A one week trip to Rabat usually costs around $303 (MAD3,062) for one person and $607 (MAD6,124) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Rabat on average costs around $607 (MAD6,124) for one person and $1,213 (MAD12,247) 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 Rabat will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Rabat on average costs around $1,300 (MAD13,122) for one person and $2,600 (MAD26,244) 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 Rabat 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 Rabat expensive to visit?

Rabat is a very affordable place to visit. Located in Morocco, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Rabat in depth.

Within Africa, Rabat is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Africa for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Merzouga, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Dar es Salaam.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) MAD540 ($54)
Local Transportation 1 MAD21 ($2)
Food 2 MAD124 ($12)
Entertainment 1 MAD28 ($3)
Tips and Handouts 1 MAD8 - 24 ($1 - 2)
Accommodation Budget in Rabat
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Rabat is $27 (MAD270). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Rabat is $54 (MAD540). 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 Rabat

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Rabat based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $86. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Rabat
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Rabat is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $2.09 (MAD21) per person, per day, on local transportation in Rabat.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Rabat?

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

  • Taxi to Sale

Food Budget in Rabat
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Rabat can vary, the average cost of food in Rabat is $12 (MAD124) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Rabat should cost around $4.91 (MAD50) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Rabat is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Rabat
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Rabat typically cost an average of $2.82 (MAD28) 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 Rabat
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Rabat is $1.60 (MAD16) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Rabat is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

What did other people spend on Tips and Handouts in Rabat?

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

  • Shawl at the Market

Water Budget in Rabat
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $1.79 (MAD18) on bottled water in Rabat per day. The public water in Rabat is not usually considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Mar 31, 2023
Rabat On a Budget
Rabat Rabat
While not high on the tourist destination list, Rabat is a quiet gem of a city with stunning colonial architecture and palm-lined streets. This political capital is a laid-back, pleasant alternative to the more cosmopolitan Casablanca.

Located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg, Rabat plus the city of Temera are home to a combined metropolitan population of 2.6 million.
Like many cities in Morocco, Rabat is home to some spectacular ancient architecture. The Kasbah of the Oudaias, for example, is the stunning medieval Almohadan citadel that gives visitors breathtaking ocean views from the acropolis. When you're done, have a stroll through the calming Andalusian gardens at the base of the Kasbah.

For a day of charming sightseeing, visit old medina and its various street markets. The side streets leading to Kasbah are full of history and traditional shops full of unique Moroccan gifts.

The abandoned and overgrown old Merenid necropolis of Chellah is one of Rabat's most interesting attractions. First settled by Phoenicians, the town grew into the city of Sala Colonia under Roman control in 40 AD. The city was then abandoned in 1154, but in the 14th century the Merenid Sultan Abou al-Hassan Ali built a necropolis on top of the Roman city. Today, the city is overgrown by fruit trees and wild flowers. It is a beautiful place to wander and relax. From the moment you enter the main gate, a path leads you through fig, olive and orange trees to a platform overlooking the ruins of the Roman city. You won't be disappointed by an afternoon at the Chellah.

Shopping is one activity many tourists can't get enough of. While the markets in Rabat aren't as impressive as the ones in Fez or Marrakesh, there are still plenty of good deals to find. Shop the medina for the normal array of babouche shoes, baggy pants, ornate jewelry and more.

For the bold, adventurous traveler, head to the Oudayes Surf Club to try our some surfing on the beach. The Oudayes beach by the Kasbah is home to a continuous set of small waves perfect for beginner surfers and children.

If you happen to plan your visit for the month of May, check out the listings for the Mawazine festival of world music. Featuring Arab, African and other international music icons, the festival is a bit controversial with some of the country's Muslim politicians for "encouraging immoral behavior." Previous performers include Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Elton John and B.B. King,
Food and Dining
Rabat has along tradition of French and Spanish culture. In the medina area, there are often inexpensive food stalls serving fish and salad sandwiches. Particularly found around the Marche Centrale, the stalls also serve fresh salads, hot bowls of lubia (beans) or lentils, fresh rotisserie chicken and home-made tagines. If you're looking to quench that sweet tooth, some of these stalls also sell pancakes or pain au chocolat.

Getting around Rabat couldn't be easier, with several options for transportation. The tram, for example, is cheap and one runs every ten minutes – every twenty minutes on Sundays. There are two lines between Rabat and Sale. Maps are available in every station.

Another option is to hail one of the small blue cars that make up the petit taxi system. This option is also fairly inexpensive, but be sure you check that the meter is running to avoid being overcharged. This isn't as big a problem in Rabat as it is in other cities. If you see the white Mercedes Grand Taxis, avoid them. They tend to be more expensive and less safe than the petit taxis.

There are also official bus routes around Rabat. The buses vary in their quality, but provide a very cost-effective way to get around time. The lines have many stops that may interest a tourist, but if the bus is crowded watch out for pickpockets.

Walking around central Rabat is pretty easy, if you're not in a hurry to get anywhere. Driving yourself, however, is not recommended. Drivers will avoid you given the high insurance rates, but Morocco still has the second highest rate of car accidents in the world. Drivers generally don't abide by the laws so it might be best to walk or have someone else drive you.


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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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