12.42 Moroccan dirham
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 .
The current exchange rate is approximately 11 dirhams = 1 euro . Check out the daily currency exchange rate here.
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.
Cost of Living in Morocco
|Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)||30.00MAD|
|Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle)||35.00MAD|
|Coke /Pepsi (12 oz small bottle)||5.50MAD|
If you buy your Dirhams outside of Morocco you will probably not get as many when compared to getting them directly in Morocco . Best advice anyone would offer you is wait until you arrive and buy from a bureu de Change although quite a few favour Hotel Ali as the best place to get them.
So yes, officially the water in Morocco is safe to drink thanks to water treatment, chlorination and monitoring and maintenance of the water delivery system.
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 .
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 .
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.
In terms of clothing, maxi or midi dresses with sleeves (or at least with the shoulders covered) are perfect, as well as loose trousers and t-shirts. Try to avoid low necklines or anything too figure-hugging, as you might gain some unwanted attention (a.k.a. hassling) out on the streets.