Currency

Dirham (Dh)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than Dh500

  • Basic double (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

  • Hire a car: 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

Euros are used for all transactions in Melilla. You’ll find several banks (with ATMs) around Ave de Juan Carlos I Rey. Most will buy or sell dirham at an inferior rate to the Moroccan dealers hanging around the ferry port or the border.

On the Moroccan side of the border you can change cash at the Crédit du Maroc. There’s also a Banque Populaire with an ATM 200m further into Morocco; walk straight ahead to the crossroads and it’s on your left on the road to the port.