Currency

Moroccan dirham (Dh)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than Dh500

  • Basic double room with shared bathroom: from Dh50
  • Soup or sandwich: Dh4–30
  • Four-hour local bus trip: Dh60

Midrange: Dh500–1400

  • Admission to sights: Dh10–50
  • Hotel room: Dh400–800
  • Dinner main: Dh70–150

Top end: More than Dh1400

  • Car hire: Dh300
  • Day tour: Dh300
  • Double in a city riad: from Dh1000

Bargaining

Bargaining or haggling is part and parcel of the Moroccan experience, especially for tourist goods and services. If you want to avoid this, many tourist shops have fixed prices.

Money

There are plenty of banks (with ATMs) in the Ville Nouvelle along Blvd Mohammed V. In the medina, there is an ATM at the Batha Post Office and at banks around Place R'cif. Other useful banks include the Banque Populaire on Talaa Seghira and Société Générale at Bab Bou Jeloud.

Tipping

Tip waiters up to 10%; for taxis round up to the nearest dirham; and porters can be tipped Dh5 to Dh15 depending on how far they go.