Cost of living in Zarqa, Jordan

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 4.667
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) Dinar 4.500
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 3.250
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 1.000
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.100
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.600
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 4.000
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 1.100
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 1.500
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket -
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 10
2 liters of Coca-Cola Dinar 1.000
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.531
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 400
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area Dinar 225
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat -
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area Dinar 350
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 -
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) Dinar 15
40” flat screen TV Dinar 250
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 95
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) -
Hourly rate for cleaning help -
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) Dinar 80
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) -
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) -
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes -
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 8,000
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.750
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 30
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 2.500
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 6
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 10
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) -
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) -
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 2.500
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.000
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 2.000
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 3.000
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub -
2 tickets to the movies -
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert -
1 cocktail drink in downtown club Dinar 2.000
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 1.000
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) -
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB -
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) -
1 month of gym membership in business district -
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes Dinar 2.100
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 56 prices entered by less than 5 different people.
Latest price update: August 11, 2017.

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