Morocco Price Guide
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Dec 4, 2012 11:19 AM Last Post By: khamlia
Nov 29, 2012 6:56 AM
Nov 29, 2012 8:21 AM
Nov 29, 2012 8:38 AM
2Trouble is, all the shop owners have read such advice and now inflate their prices ten times. ;)
Best way to calculate things is to bear in mind that daily wages of the workers making the stuff tends to be around 100dh/day, so ask yourself (a) how long did it take to make (and therefore cost), and (b) if I was a Moroccan earning 100dh/day, would I regard the price asked as reasonable?
The alternate approach is... just think, do I really want this? and how much is it worth to me? And pay that amount.
Nov 29, 2012 9:32 AM
Nov 29, 2012 12:21 PM
4I am agree to, it was so right about that "all the shop owners have read such advice ... "
And I remember, once one bought in Fes such Moroccan shoes for 90EUR, leads it was and he was happy for them untill he got to know that such in Rissani can cost about 9EUR :)
Nov 29, 2012 4:16 PM
Nov 29, 2012 5:38 PM
Nov 30, 2012 2:27 AM
Dec 1, 2012 4:32 PM
8In case you were looking for numbers, here is what I found from talking to many people (and keep in mind, I can't speak Moroccan Arabic, so am likely paying foreigner prices :) )
In Marrakech, a pair of leather shoes/slippers in a kid size was 30 MAD, for an adult 80-120 (depending on the quality- rubber bottoms less expensive than leather ones)
Spices 5-10 MAD for a medium size bag, mint tea similarly inexpensive
Scarves 20-50 MAD depending on quality and how many you buy
Metal & glass lamp 50-90 MAD, depending on size & quality
Hope that helps!
Dec 4, 2012 3:42 AM
Dec 4, 2012 6:25 AM
10Depends on such things as its material and your bargaining skills. Shop around when you get there and compare asking prices, then bargain bargain bargain.
But keep in mind that once you get home you probably will never wear it....like the many gaudy Hawaiian shirts I have hanging in my closet after visits to Hawaii.
Dec 4, 2012 11:19 AM
(4 star Hotel)
From US$104.91 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$71.55 per night
(5 star Hotel)
From US$294.12 per night