Morocco's most expensive cities

Hello everyone,

What are the most expensive cities to live in Morocco? What are the costs of things such as rent, utilities, weekly groceries, dining out, etc.?

What is the lifestyle like in these cities, for expats and locals?

What are the different neighbourhoods like? Are there more affordable areas?

Do you have any experience living in any of Morocco's most expensive cities? What was it like?

Which cities in Morocco would you recommend? Are there any that offer particularly good value for money when it comes to cost of living?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


Most Expensive city in Morocco is Casablanca, i recommend : Marrakesh, Agadir, Essaouira, Chefchaoun .

It depends, of course, what you are paying for. Utilities are pretty standard across the country. Local food is cheapest near to where it is gown; fairly obviously, clothing varies but again near the main ports they are cheaper.Tourist areas are more expensive. I live in both Marrakech and El-Jadida and my experience is that El-Jadida is significantly cheaper than Marrakech. There is an abundance of quality locally grown fruit, vegetables, meat and fish available in markets and shops.  House prices are very reasonable. The local Council are on top of their responsibilities with good facilities and amenities in the city. Restaurants and cafes are very good. I would have to say that quality of life is generally better in El-Jadida too compared to the bigger cities. But again is it very subjective and dependent on what you are looking for. Naturally being smaller than Marrakech, Casablanca, Agadir and Rabat etc there is not the dynamic nightlife or outstanding amenities as in those centres but for me it is a peaceful, economic place to live.

Dear friend
I living in morroco sorry if my english is bad
Any way morroco is a place so save and whene u gonna visited u gonna fall in love with this cuntry so for besf city in morroco is : TANGER

I agree my friend I have fallen in love with the country it is why I live here part of the year. It is a good country to live away from the cold of northern Europe in the winter months.

I agree with your assessment and comments. It is a lovely country to live in and enjoy retirement. The food is better and more healthy. Smaller places near to bigger centres offer many advantages. We live part of the year in Mohamadieh. It is small enough to be peaceful and close enough to Casablanca to have access to special needs that only a large city can offer.
Getting away from Canada in the winter is another added plus. I love it here and then again I have another added advantage; my wife is Moroccan. The only disadvantage to me is that I can not pursue my profession as Doctor of Psychology while I am in Mohamadieh.
I recommend living in Morocco, especially to those who are not seeking employment.
good luck and happy living.

Thank you for your lovely post. But I have a question. Why can't you pursue your profession in Mohammedia? Thanks again - in advance - for your reply.
Kind wishes, Inès

There is nothing to disagree with in what you stay. We also considered Mohammadia but settled on El-Jadida. Morocco has so much to offer including resourceful peole. Certainly it's olives, olive oil and citrus fruits are second to none in terms of flavour. It has a unique cusine that is only just being sampled in Britain and demonstrated by some of our celebrity chefs.
I think it is a great pity that so many hotels offer full-board packages. Tourists should be encouraged to leave the confines of their hotels and socialise more and samlple authentic home cooking.
Best wishes everyone.

Thanks for showing that parts of wich moroccan are proud to be a part of making it soo beautiful and healthy. That ower way to deal with transformation of the nature to the nature mixing feelings and products.

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