Although you can pay in euros or U.S. dollars in most shops and restaurants, merchants will always try and convince you that the exchange rate euro /dollars to dirhams is favourable to them. Owing to the importance of the tourism industry in Marrakech , some riads only accept euros .
You will always get a better rate of exchange in Morocco , as the dirham is a closed currency and not normally available outside Morocco . So rates here are never good. Although your riad may not provide currency exchange , you will not have to go far to find a bank or bureau de change .
You’ll need to wait until you arrive in Morocco to exchange cash . As mentioned previously, because it’s a closed currency you’ll most likely need to exchange cash upon arrival in Morocco .
In fact, many things in Morocco are more expensive than in Europe, like cars, electronics and alcohol. Morocco is a country with a big wealth gap. There are a lot of rich people and a lot of poor people. Therefore, luxury items and imported goods are significantly more expensive than in Europe.
While meal prices in Morocco can vary, the average cost of food in Morocco is MAD114 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Morocco should cost around MAD46 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner.
(Loose and flowy) Long pants And while long skirts and dresses are great for wearing around Marrakech , I would make sure you pack at least one pair of actual pants too in case you do anything physical (imagine doing a camel ride in a dress ). My go-to would be some loose harem pants, which are breezy and comfortable.
A vacation to Marrakech for one week usually costs around MAD3,850 for one person. So, a trip to Marrakech for two people costs around MAD7,700 for one week. Two people traveling together for one month in Marrakech can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.
Morocco travel adaptors For Morocco there are two associated plug types, types C and E. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type E is the plug which has two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin. Morocco operates on a 220V supply voltage and 50Hz.
You can use credit and debit card in towns and tourist areas in Morocco . Visa and Mastercard are most widely accepted. If you usually use an Amex card , you’ll need to take an alternative card or carry enough cash for your trip, as you may not be able to find an ATM to withdraw cash easily.
Tipping When Eating Out in Morocco And in nicer restaurants, a typical tip is between 7-10 percent of the bill. NOTE: Your tip should always be paid in cash and left on the table. Don’t simply add it to your bill when paying with your bank card. If you do that, your server will not receive their tip .
Morocco travel costs summary
|Backpacker/ budget||$7 USD||$32 USD|
|Mid-range||$40 USD||$90 USD|
|Luxury||$100 USD||$190 USD|
Currency Import regulations: Local currency (Moroccan Dirham – MAD): amounts up to MAD 2,000. – tolerated: Foreign currencies: no limit. Amounts exceeding the equivalent of MAD 100,000.