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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 06, 2024

Summary: Many expats and digital nomads move to Morocco for its unique culture, beautiful landscapes, and affordable cost of living. People can find a place to live in Morocco by searching online for rental properties, or by asking around in the local community. The most popular cities for expats and digital nomads in Morocco are Marrakech, Casablanca, and Rabat. These cities offer a variety of activities, attractions, and amenities that make them attractive to expats and digital nomads.

What do I need to know before moving to Morocco?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Morocco, they said:

"1. It is important to research the culture and customs of Morocco before moving there. 2. It is also important to learn some basic phrases in the local language, Arabic, as it is the official language of Morocco. 3. Expats should also be aware of the climate in Morocco, as it can be quite hot and dry in the summer months. 4. Expats should also be aware of the cost of living in Morocco, as it can be quite expensive in some areas. 5. Expats should also be aware of the visa requirements for entering Morocco, as they may need to apply for a visa before entering the country. 6. Expats should also be aware of the healthcare system in Morocco, as it may be different from what they are used to in their home country. 7. Expats should also be aware of the safety and security situation in Morocco, as it can be quite volatile in some areas. 8. Expats should also be aware of the local laws and regulations in Morocco, as they may be different from what they are used to in their home country," explained one expat living in Morocco.

"It would be a good idea to buy a home before moving out here as that makes life alot easier or even rent one before you move. Do the first removals in one name so that you can have another load later in the other name. Get a recommeded notaire and accountant before moving. Brush up on your french. Put your child down on the waiting list of a chosen school. Life is much easier if you live near the school and not the other side of town. Agents from the internet are very helpful," said one expat in Marrakech.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood 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.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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