Moving to Morocco: Things you should know before you immigrate to Morocco
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Visa regulations for Morocco
To visit Morocco for 90 days without working, you can apply for a tourist visa. For those looking to move to Morocco from USA, Canada and Europe, you do not need to apply for a tourist visa. Instead, foreigners wishing to live and work in Morocco must apply for a residency permit. You can apply under a number of visa conditions, including to reunite with family, study or work.
For more information on visa regulations for Morocco, please visit the government website.
Property in Morocco
Expats looking to move to Morocco from UK, USA or Europe, you will find bigger expat communities in Rabat, Casablanca and Marrakech. Here, the prices are higher but if you speak the language, you may be able to find accommodation outside the major cities also.
- Rabat: For a single person looking to move to Rabat, you will find single-bedroom apartments in the center of town for 3000 MAD – 5.500 MAD (€281 – €516) per month. For a family of 4 looking to move to the center of town, you can expect to pay 5000 MAD – 15.000 MAD (€469 – €1.400) per month.
- Casablanca: For a one-bedroom apartment in the center of Casablanca, you can pay between 2.500 MAD – 6.000 MAD (€234 – €563) per month. For a three-bedroom apartment, prices range between 6.000 MAD to 15.000 MAD (€563 – €1.400) per month.
- Marrakech: A one-bedroom apartment in the center of town will cost between 2.000 MAD – 5.000 MAD (€187 – €469) per month. A family moving to Morocco wishing to settle in the center of Casablanca can expect to pay 3.800 MAD – 10.000 MAD (€350 – €940) per month.
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LIVING IN MOROCCO
The cost of living in Morocco
If you are moving to Morocco from the USA, you will find the cost of living is around half of what you are used to. However, like many places in the world, your cost of living depends on your lifestyle. The average costs of living in Morocco are lower than most places, however, there are a few exceptions to remember. Alcohol is around the same price as USA, imported goods are expensive, and you should definitely factor in the cost of private healthcare in Morocco, as you will have to pay a lot otherwise.
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The job market in Morocco
As the economy is slowly growing, the job market in Morocco is improving and most job opportunities for foreigners in Morocco can be found in major cities such as Rabat, Marrakech and Casablanca. Industries include technology, engineering, communications, IT and manufacturing. It is always a good idea to brush up on your language, too. English-speaking jobs for foreigners in Morocco can be quite competitive, so it helps to speak the language.
Education in Morocco
The quality of the school system in Morocco is quite poor compared to other countries, and underfunding means that many children in rural areas are still unable to access compulsory education. School in Morocco is compulsory from ages 7 to 13, and there are plenty of English and French-speaking international schools and private schools available for those moving to Morocco with children.
Healthcare in Morocco
Due to low salaries and lack of funding, many healthcare facilities in Morocco are understaffed and the quality of healthcare is a lot lower, compared to the west. Although the quality of healthcare is better in major cities, it is still recommended to take out private insurance to access private healthcare for your length of stay in Morocco.
Driving in Morocco
For foreigners moving to Morocco from USA, UK, Europe or anywhere else, it is recommended to obtain an international driving permit, as well as carry your local license and passport when driving in Morocco. It is also important to remember to adhere to the local driving laws, as Moroccan traffic police are known to be quite corrupt, especially if you are a foreigner in Morocco.
What else to expect when living in Morocco
- Moroccan shops are closed for siesta between 2pm and 3pm in the afternoon and 12pm and 2pm on Fridays for prayer.
- 99% of the population are Muslim, so if you are moving to Morocco from the USA, UK or Europe, it is important to show respect and adhere to their laws.
- Living in Morocco, you will no doubt experience Moroccan hospitality and be very welcomed by the warm and friendly locals.
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Moving to Morocco from the USA
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Moving to Morocco from the UK
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Moving to Morocco from Europe
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