Travel budget in Jordan

Jordan: calculate your travel budget

Jordan: sample budgets by traveller type

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

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 39 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 8.4 per person
  • $ 2.9 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 850* (602 JOD)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 115 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 5.4 per person
  • $ 12 per person

Total budget:

$ 2748* (1918 JOD)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 152 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 40 per person
  • $ 10.6 per person
  • $ 23 per person

Total budget:

$ 4147* (2884 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 2020

Cost of living: Jordan VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Jordan in 2020 is essentially the same as in the United States (USA)

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices United States in in the United States (USA) 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 7% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Al-'aqabah
Amman 5% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Amman
Irbid 2% moreTravel budget and cost of living in Irbid
Busayra 5% lessTravel budget and cost of living in Busayra


Local prices in Jordan by expense type

Jordan: Restaurant budget

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Jordan costs 16% less than in the United States (USA).
Lunch
Lunch
$ 5.7/person
($ 3.9 to $ 15)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 18/person
($ 13 to $ 36)

37% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 29
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 7.2/person
($ 6.5 to $ 8.6)

12% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Local beer
Local beer
$ 7.2 for 500ml
($ 5 to $ 9.9)

40% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 5.1
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 6.3 for 330ml
($ 4.3 to $ 8.6)

112% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.3/cup
($ 0.7 to $ 5.7)

22% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.3
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 0.6/can
($ 0.5 to $ 1)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.4/bottle
($ 0.4 to $ 0.7)

75% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.6

Jordan: Hotel and accommodation budget

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Jordan costs 33% less than in the United States (USA).
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 44/night
($ 34 to $ 54)

60% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 109
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 65/night
($ 44 to $ 100)

48% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 126
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 165/night
($ 133 to $ 208)

8% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 180
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 141/night
($ 116 to $ 170)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 262
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 241/night
($ 183 to $ 305)

52% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 510
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 66/month
($ 51 to $ 93)

51% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 136
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 90/month
($ 72 to $ 112)

46% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 169
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 162/month
($ 98 to $ 251)

2% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Cottage or guest house
Cottage or guest house
$ 146/month
($ 106 to $ 219)

34% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 223
Family room
Family room
$ 206/month
($ 98 to $ 363)

18% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 175

Jordan: Supermarket food budget

On average, the price of supermarket food in Jordan costs 45% less than in the United States (USA).
Milk
Milk
$ 1.6/litre
($ 1.2 to $ 1.8)

74% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 0.4/500g
($ 0.2 to $ 1.2)

85% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.8
Rice
Rice
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.5)

62% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.7/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 2.6)

29% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 7.3/kg
($ 4.3 to $ 15)

35% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 6.6/kg
($ 3.8 to $ 10)

28% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 9.1
Apples
Apples
$ 2/kg
($ 0.8 to $ 2.9)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.7
Oranges
Oranges
$ 1.6/kg
($ 0.7 to $ 2.9)

63% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 0.7/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.1)

83% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 4.4
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 0.8/kg
($ 0.5 to $ 1.2)

68% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.7
Salad
Salad
$ 0.6/salad
($ 0.2 to $ 0.8)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Water bottle
Water bottle
$ 0.6
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 12/kg
($ 7.2 to $ 18)

9% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13

Jordan: Public and private transport budget

On average, the price of transport in Jordan costs 32% less than in the United States (USA).
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 0.7/ticket
($ 0.6 to $ 1.4)

70% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 58/month
($ 36 to $ 94)

23% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.6/km
($ 0.4 to $ 1.4)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1.7
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.2/litre
($ 1 to $ 1.4)

72% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.7
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 0.5
($ 0.5 to $ 0.7)

84% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 3.3
Car hire
Car hire
$ 32/24hrs
($ 9.6 to $ 120)

21% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 40

Jordan: Budget for living and housing

On average, the cost of housing in Jordan costs 55% less than in the United States (USA).
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 82/month
($ 48 to $ 179)

50% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 165
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.1)

66% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 46/month
($ 34 to $ 72)

33% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 67
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 349/month
($ 214 to $ 570)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1391
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 248/month
($ 144 to $ 428)

77% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1112
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 629/month
($ 400 to $ 1069)

71% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 2230
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 449/month
($ 286 to $ 713)

74% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 1762
Gym
Gym
$ 57/month
($ 29 to $ 101)

47% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 232/month
($ 130 to $ 428)

76% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 964
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 4438/yr
($ 2137 to $ 8545)

73% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 16769

Jordan: Leisure activity budget

On average, budget for leisure activities in Jordan is 57% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cinema
Cinema
$ 12/ticket
($ 9.9 to $ 15)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 36/hr
($ 15 to $ 58)

120% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 17

Jordan: Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes

On average, shopping budget in Jordan is 17% more expensive than in the United States (USA).
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 3.6/pack
($ 3.2 to $ 4.3)

56% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 8.2
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 67
($ 22 to $ 130)

47% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 46
Summer dress
Summer dress
$ 65
($ 29 to $ 101)

71% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 100
($ 58 to $ 144)

27% more than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 93
($ 44 to $ 144)

7% less than in the United States (USA)United States Average price in the United States (USA): $ 100

Plane ticket budget

London → Amman
London → Amman
London → Amman
$ 441
(fair price: $ 310)
New York City → Amman
New York City → Amman
New York City → Amman
$ 933
(fair price: $ 782)
Manchester → Amman
Manchester → Amman
Manchester → Amman
$ 383
(fair price: $ 266)
Dublin → Amman
Dublin → Amman
Dublin → Amman
$ 376
(fair price: $ 269)
Edinburgh → Amman
Edinburgh → Amman
Edinburgh → Amman
$ 407
(fair price: $ 286)
Los Angeles → Amman
Los Angeles  → Amman
Los Angeles  → Amman
$ 1048
(fair price: $ 878)
Toronto (Ontario) → Amman
Toronto (Ontario) → Amman
Toronto (Ontario) → Amman
$ 1059
(fair price: $ 921)
Montreal → Amman
Montreal → Amman
Montreal → Amman
$ 1115
(fair price: $ 958)
Sydney → Amman
Sydney → Amman
Sydney → Amman
$ 1591
(fair price: $ 1384)
Melbourne → Amman
Melbourne → Amman
Melbourne → Amman
$ 1519
(fair price: $ 1377)
Perth → Amman
Perth → Amman
Perth → Amman
$ 1529
(fair price: $ 1321)
Auckland → Amman
Auckland → Amman
Auckland → Amman
$ 1872
(fair price: $ 1713)

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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 17-09-2020.

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