Last updated on Apr 09, 2023
Summary: The approximate population of Rabat, Morocco is 1.8 million people. People describe Rabat as a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage, beautiful architecture, and a laid-back atmosphere. Expats love the city's proximity to the beach, its vibrant nightlife, and its friendly locals. The weather in Rabat is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit (10-30 Celsius). The average cost of living for an expat is around $1,500 per month. This includes rent, utilities, food, transportation, and entertainment. The cost of a one bedroom apartment in Rabat is around $500 per month, while a two bedroom apartment is around $700 per month.
What do I need to know about living in Rabat?
When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Rabat, they said:
"Before retiring in Rabat, expats should familiarize themselves with the local culture and customs. It is important to research the cost of living in Rabat, as well as the availability of healthcare and other services. Expats should also consider the language barrier, as Arabic is the official language of Morocco. Additionally, expats should be aware of the local laws and regulations, and obtain the necessary visas and permits before moving to Rabat. Finally, expats should consider the climate in Rabat, as it can be quite hot and dry during the summer months," explained one expat living in Rabat, Morocco.
What do I need to know before moving 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.
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