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.
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.
Currency Import regulations: – tolerated: Foreign currencies: no limit. Amounts exceeding the equivalent of MAD 100,000. – must be declared on arrival.
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.
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.
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
|Coke /Pepsi (12 oz small bottle )||5.50MAD|
|Water (12 oz small bottle )||3.38MAD|
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 .
Do not drink the tap water while in Morocco and avoid ice cubes made from tap water . Be sure to brush your teeth with bottled water , too.
If you choose the skirt option, just be aware that most Moroccan women will not be wearing short skirts. Maxi dresses and maxi skirts are a great way to keep cool, but you might want to put a scarf around your shoulders if they are bare for both modesty and the sun.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Morocco . The National Travel Health Network and Centre and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Morocco : hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, rabies, polio and tetanus. Recommended for most travellers to the region, especially if unvaccinated.
You can use credit and debit card in 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. Discover ATM locator.
Morocco travel costs summary
|Backpacker/ budget||$7 USD||$32 USD|
|Mid-range||$40 USD||$90 USD|
|Luxury||$100 USD||$190 USD|
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.