Living in Morocco
Last updated on Feb 10, 2022
Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Morocco: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.
Is there a lot of crime in Morocco?
We asked people if there is a lot of crime. They answered:
"Very safe. Pickpockets are around, but have never had a problem. Nothing like Barcelona," remarked another expat living in Rabat, Morocco.
Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Morocco accepting of differences?If you live in Morocco, newcomers to Morocco would love to hear your answer to this question.
"As a black American I have never disrespected but I know no one outside of my wife. I do not speak either Arabic or French so I'm unable to have any conversations with anyone outside of my wife. I have not seen any other American living in Al Hocemia. But I'm still hoping to meet other people and hopefully some Americans," mentioned another expat in Al Hocemia .
What are the schools in Morocco like?
"This school has fantastic academics... students are often 1-2 years ahead when they repatriate home," said another parent with children at American School Fes (Amicitia) in Fez.
"I would recommend this school. Its size (450 students) makes it easy for everybody to integrate in the new environment, communication between parents and school is smooth, the teaching staff is very good. The students turnover is quite high though, as the school families are mainly from the diplomatic world (embassies, international organizations etc)," commented one expat when asked about Rabat American School in Rabat.
Is the cost of living in Morocco high?
We asked people how much they someone comfortably live on in Morocco, they wrote:
"I live very carefully, don't drink, don't smoke, so can't answer for anyone else. It depends on lifestyle. My favorites are enjoying the ocean, and a Moroccan mint tea. It also depends on what kind of neighborhood you choose," commented one expat who made the move to Rabat.
About the Author
Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.
- What should I pack when moving to Morocco?
- Where should I setup a bank account in Morocco?
- Will I be able to find a job in Morocco?
- What is life like as an expat in your area?
- What do expats in Morocco appreciate most about the local culture?
- What do expats find most challenging?
- Is there a lot of crime in Morocco?
- Is there a lot of diversity? Are people in Morocco accepting of differences?
- What are the schools in Morocco like?
- How are healthcare services Morocco?
- What are medical services in Morocco like?
- Are healthcare and health insurance expensive in Morocco?
- What are emergency services like in Morocco?
- Will I need to travel to see a specialist?
- Are common prescription medications available in Morocco?
- How are local medical facilities in Morocco?
- As a foreigner living in Morocco, will I have access to public healthcare? What is it like?
- What have your experiences during the pandemic with the local healthcare system been like?