Costs in Marrakech
We have compiled the following to give you a rough idea of the costs of various common goods and services in Marrakesh. This is to help you to budget and also not to pay over the odds for things. Prices up in the mountain villages will usually be a bit cheaper, maybe 10%.
However.... please do not take these prices as definitive, they are just based on our experience. As with many places in the world, there is a huge gap between "locals' prices" and "tourists' prices" and there will always be certain salemen who will be somewhat 'speculative' with their pricing!
Arriving at a price that is at an acceptable level somewhere in between the extremes is where the art of haggling and bargaining comes in.
Goods / Service
|Taxi Airport-Centre of Old Town||150 MAD/car|
|Meal in decent riad restaurant||150-200 MAD|
|Basic Tagine & Soda in central cafe||60-100 MAD|
|Tip for a waiter||5-10 MAD|
|Horse & Cart Tour||100 MAD /Half Hour|
|City Tour Guide (ask for official ID)||300-400 MAD /Half Hour|
|Cotton Fabric 2m x 2m||100 MAD|
|Cotton Fabric 2m x 3m||120 MAD|
|Velour/Silk Fabric 2m x 2m||160 MAD|
|Velour/Silk Fabric 2m x 3m||200 MAD|
|Tea Pot & 4 Glasses||150-400 MAD|
|Traditional Leather Slippers||150-300 MAD|
|Plain full size clay Tagine||100 MAD|
You will normally get around 13 MAD per GBP but you can check current rates at xe.com , bearing in mind that all foreign exchange bureaus will give you a slightly different rate to this to allow them to make their own commission.