Cost of living in Jordan

Summary of cost of living in Jordan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dinar 2,009
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dinar 824
  • Cost of living in Jordan is cheaper than in 69% of countries in Middle East (9 out of 13)
  • Cost of living in Jordan is more expensive than in 57% of countries in the World (42 out of 96)
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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 5.050
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 2.349
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 1.029
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.763
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.532
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 3.566
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 1.163
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.694
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 3.008
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 15
2 liters of coca-cola Dinar 1.032
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.362
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dinar 497
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dinar 366
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 79
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Dinar 323
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dinar 197
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dinar 83
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dinar 16
40” flat screen tv Dinar 248
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 60
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 5.580
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 7
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dinar 61
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Dinar 48
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 78
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 63
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 18,759
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.906
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 34
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 4.146
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 7
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 23
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dinar 7
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 2.914
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 3.173
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.295
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 2.335
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 6
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 29
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 15
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 37
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 36
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 7
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 2.576
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 5.470
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dinar 426
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.047
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 67
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dinar 2.326

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:
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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

  • 500 g of boneless chicken breast in Zarqa costs Dinar 3.000 (2 days ago)
  • Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) in Zarqa costs Dinar 3.000 (2 days ago)
  • Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district in Zarqa costs Dinar 3.000 (2 days ago)
  • Public transport in Zarqa costs Dinar 15 (2 days ago)
  • 1 kg of rice in Amman costs Dinar 0.850 (3 days ago)
  • 1 bottle of red table wine, good quality in Amman costs Dinar 10 (3 days ago)
  • 500 ml domestic beer in the supermarket in Amman costs Dinar 2.200 (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of potatoes in Amman costs Dinar 0.700 (3 days ago)
  • 250 g of local cheese in Amman costs Dinar 4.000 (3 days ago)
  • 1 kg of tomatoes in Amman costs Dinar 1.000 (3 days ago)