Cost of living in Jordan

Summary of cost of living in Jordan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dinar 2,273
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dinar 959
  • Jordan is the 2nd cheapest country in Middle East (4 out of 5)
  • Cost of living in Jordan is cheaper than in 50% of countries in the World (33 out of 66)
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Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 11
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dinar 6
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 3.150
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 1.211
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.749
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.526
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 3.617
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 1.375
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.587
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 2.909
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 14
2 liters of coca-cola Dinar 1.250
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.275
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dinar 761
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dinar 350
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 140
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Dinar 450
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dinar 250
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dinar 29
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dinar 15
40” flat screen tv Dinar 53
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 103
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 5.986
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 5.000
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dinar 70
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) Dinar 24
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) Dinar 50
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 69
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 24,304
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.950
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 39
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 4.246
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 8
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 20
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dinar 5.838
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 3.750
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 4.208
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.811
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 2.312
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 9
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 50
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 19
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 41
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert Dinar 30
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 6
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 3.742
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 4.602
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dinar 273
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.091
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 50
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dinar 3.116

Map of Cost of Living in Jordan


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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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