Cost of living in Jordan

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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 9
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 4.731
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 2.738
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 1.123
12 eggs, large Dinar 2.107
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.760
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 4.057
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 1.543
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.756
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 3.267
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 17
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 1.099
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.370
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 684
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 397
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 119
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 463
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area Dinar 293
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio Dinar 63
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 18
40” flat screen TV Dinar 256
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 107
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 5.904
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 9
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dinar 67
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) Dinar 52
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 84
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 82
Transportation
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 22,398
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.957
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 40
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 3.473
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 8
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 26
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) Dinar 8
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 3.559
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 3.280
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.346
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 3.076
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 8
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 37
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 16
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 26
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 52
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 9
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 3.033
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 4.527
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB Dinar 333
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.161
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 76
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 2.446

Map of Cost of Living in Jordan

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This map shows only the top cities in Jordan. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
List of all the cities available in Expatistan

The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Amman Aqaba Irbid
Zarqa

Prices recently added

  • Public transport in Amman costs Dinar 500 (3 days ago)