Cost of living in Jordan

Summary of cost of living in Jordan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dinar 2,053
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dinar 855
  • Jordan is the 4th cheapest country in Middle East (8 out of 11)
  • Cost of living in Jordan is more expensive than in 57% of countries in the World (40 out of 90)
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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 4.809
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 2.381
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 1.065
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.692
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.507
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 3.573
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 1.145
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 1.154
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.378
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dinar 562
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dinar 373
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat Dinar 71
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area Dinar 364
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dinar 216
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dinar 49
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dinar 15
40” flat screen tv Dinar 213
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 60
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 5.036
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 5.333
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dinar 63
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 79
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 61
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 22,926
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.951
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 31
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 22
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 2.263
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 14
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 36
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 3.069
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 61
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dinar 2.268

Map of Cost of Living in Jordan

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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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