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 .
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. Australian $ are not accepted at this time.
12.42 Moroccan dirham
Morocco is a country with a big wealth gap. Haggling and negotiating over the price is an integral part of the Moroccan market experience. However, Morocco is still relatively cheap for many things and can be considered a budget destination if you bear these points in mind.
Cost of Living in Morocco
|Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant||30.00MAD|
|Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course||200.00MAD|
|McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)||57.00MAD|
|Domestic Beer (1 pint draught)||30.00MAD|
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
11 Things Tourists Should Never Eat or Drink in Morocco Snails. If you aren’t a fan of going out of your comfort zone when it comes to food, you better steer clear of the snails. Cookies from carts. Often when walking down the street in Morocco you ‘ll spot a nice cart full of traditional cookies. Street food vendors. Fruit and vegetables. Buffets.