Morocco is still a cash based economy. Euros and (US and CAD – not Australian) dollars are always accepted in Morocco and you will save time bringing cash to convert, doing away with bank lineups or non-active cash machines to acquire dirhams. You can also use your debit card at bank machines.
You’ll need to carry some cash with you. Many riads accept payment in euros, but often at less preferential rates than you can get at the bank.
Currency Import regulations: – tolerated: Foreign currencies: no limit. Amounts exceeding the equivalent of MAD 100,000. – must be declared on arrival.
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.
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.
The best time to visit Morocco is during spring (mid-March to May) or fall (September to October). The weather is warm but pleasant, unlike the cold temperatures and snow of winter, or the scorching heat of summer. The coastal regions can be visited year -round.
Cost of Living in Morocco
|Coke /Pepsi (12 oz small bottle )||5.50MAD|
|Water (12 oz small bottle )||3.38MAD|
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.
All power sockets in Morocco provide a standard voltage of 127V with a standard frequency of 50Hz. You can use all your equipment in Morocco if the outlet voltage in your own country is between 100V-240V. This is mostly the case in Europe , Australia, United Kingdom and most countries in Africa and Asia.
Morocco travel costs summary
|Backpacker/ budget||$7 USD||$32 USD|
|Mid-range||$40 USD||$90 USD|
|Luxury||$100 USD||$190 USD|
In truth, Morocco is a safe place to visit. There’s only really small crime there (scams and pickpockets) and you’re unlikely to be assaulted or seriously hurt as a tourist in the country. Morocco is super safe for tourists now. Petty crime is rampant here, especially against tourists.
Although Muslims are forbidden to drink alcohol , Morocco is a moderate Islamic country and you are likely to feel free to drink in moderation in private or where alcohol is being served. In medinas alcohol cannot be purchased in shops, although many riads and hotels offer it.
The dirham is considered to be a closed currency, which means it can only be bought once you arrive in Morocco . Moroccan legislation rules that it is technically illegal to bring Moroccan currency into the country from another country. Although this law is mainly aimed at business travelers, it applies to tourists too.
Think Loose and Flowy All things lightweight and full coverage is ideal — loose trousers or maxi skirts are perfect. A tunic shirt with leggings or a full kaftan is perfect too. Not only does full coverage allow you to dress conservatively in Morocco , but it will also protect you from the sun.