Travel budget in Jordan

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Jordan: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Jordan for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 37 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.2 per person
  • $ 2.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 849* (574 JOD)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 76 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 27 per person
  • $ 6 per person
  • $ 13 per person

Total budget:

$ 2322* (1540 JOD)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 108 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 46 per person
  • $ 13 per person
  • $ 25 per person

Total budget:

$ 3820* (2534 JOD)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Jordan in 2019

Cost of living: Jordan VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Jordan in 2019 is essentially the same as in United States

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Jordan in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Jordan by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Jordan compared to the national average.

Cities /Jordan View Details
Al-'aqabah 0% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Al-'aqabah
Amman 1% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Amman
Irbid 10% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Irbid
Busayra 18% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Busayra

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Local prices in Jordan by expense type

Restaurant budget in Jordan

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Jordan costs 6% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.5/person
($ 4.5 to $ 8.4)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 23/person
($ 14 to $ 32)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 28
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.6/person
($ 6.1 to $ 8.4)

1% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.6
Local beer
Local beer
$ 7.6 for 500ml
($ 5.4 to $ 9.2)

57% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 7.2 for 330ml
($ 5.4 to $ 9.2)

134% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.1
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.7/cup
($ 1.6 to $ 5.4)

15% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

74% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6

Hotel and accommodation budget in Jordan

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Jordan costs 39% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 41/night
($ 33 to $ 51)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 67/night
($ 48 to $ 98)

46% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 125
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 85/night
($ 53 to $ 131)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 177
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 136/night
($ 112 to $ 163)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 230/night
($ 173 to $ 298)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 499
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 65/month
($ 49 to $ 93)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 133
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 81/month
($ 61 to $ 108)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 164
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 170/month
($ 95 to $ 286)

3% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 114/month
($ 76 to $ 182)

47% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 217
Family room
Family room
$ 204/month
($ 95 to $ 395)

16% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 176

Supermarket food budget in Jordan

On average, the price of supermarket food in Jordan costs 39% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 1.7/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2.3)

91% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.5/500g
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

83% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 2.3)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Eggs
Eggs
$ 2.2/12 eggs
($ 1.6 to $ 3.3)

14% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.5
Cheese
Cheese
$ 8.4/kg
($ 6.1 to $ 10.6)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.7/kg
($ 3.7 to $ 9.9)

28% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 9.3
Apples
Apples
$ 2.2/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 3.1)

56% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.9
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.4/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.3)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.4
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.6 to $ 1.2)

81% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.3
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.1/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 1.4)

62% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.8
Salad
Salad
$ 0.7/salad
($ 0.4 to $ 1.2)

60% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

66% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 13/kg
($ 8.4 to $ 18)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Jordan

On average, the price of transport in Jordan costs 34% less than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.7/ticket
($ 0.6 to $ 1)

68% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 47/month
($ 39 to $ 83)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 77
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.7/km
($ 0.5 to $ 1.6)

58% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.3/litre
($ 1.1 to $ 1.6)

66% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.6
($ 0.4 to $ 0.6)

85% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.7
Car hire
Car hire
$ 32/24hrs
($ 9.6 to $ 120)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Jordan

On average, the cost of housing in Jordan costs 48% less than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 96/month
($ 45 to $ 153)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

44% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 48/month
($ 32 to $ 63)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 69
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 422/month
($ 230 to $ 611)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1395
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 293/month
($ 169 to $ 458)

73% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1106
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 703/month
($ 458 to $ 1144)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2268
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 514/month
($ 306 to $ 688)

71% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1775
Gym
Gym
$ 61/month
($ 39 to $ 93)

54% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 271/month
($ 128 to $ 382)

72% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 962
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 5620/yr
($ 2288 to $ 9149)

69% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18513

Leisure activity budget in Jordan

On average, budget for leisure activities in Jordan is 42% more expensive than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 13/ticket
($ 10.6 to $ 16)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 14
Tennis
Tennis
$ 32/hr
($ 10.6 to $ 63)

90% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 17

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Jordan

On average, shopping budget in Jordan is 20% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.8/pack
($ 3.5 to $ 3.8)

53% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.1
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 66
($ 32 to $ 115)

37% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 48
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 75
($ 47 to $ 124)

93% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Trainers
Trainers
$ 104
($ 63 to $ 153)

29% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 81
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 97
($ 54 to $ 153)

6% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 103

Plane ticket budget

London → Amman
London → Amman
London → Amman
$ 462
(fair price: $ 323)
Manchester → Amman
Manchester → Amman
Manchester → Amman
$ 499
(fair price: $ 328)
New York City → Amman
New York City → Amman
New York City → Amman
$ 972
(fair price: $ 839)
Dublin → Amman
Dublin → Amman
Dublin → Amman
$ 488
(fair price: $ 339)
Los Angeles → Amman
Los Angeles  → Amman
Los Angeles  → Amman
$ 1131
(fair price: $ 954)
Edinburgh → Amman
Edinburgh → Amman
Edinburgh → Amman
$ 572
(fair price: $ 360)
Toronto (Ontario) → Amman
Toronto (Ontario) → Amman
Toronto (Ontario) → Amman
$ 1084
(fair price: $ 974)
Montreal → Amman
Montreal → Amman
Montreal → Amman
$ 1117
(fair price: $ 991)
Sydney → Amman
Sydney → Amman
Sydney → Amman
$ 1663
(fair price: $ 1420)
Melbourne → Amman
Melbourne → Amman
Melbourne → Amman
$ 1545
(fair price: $ 1383)
Perth → Amman
Perth → Amman
Perth → Amman
$ 1597
(fair price: $ 1379)
Auckland → Amman
Auckland → Amman
Auckland → Amman
$ 1880
(fair price: $ 1726)

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About the information on the cost of living in Jordan

The information about the cost of living in Jordan shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Jordan updated on 12-09-2019.

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