Cost of living in Jordan

Summary of cost of living in Jordan

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: Dinar 1,929
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: Dinar 814
  • Cost of living in Jordan is cheaper than in 67% of countries in Middle East (6 out of 9)
  • Cost of living in Jordan is cheaper than in 53% of countries in the World (43 out of 81)
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district Dinar 4.700
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) Dinar 4.531
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast Dinar 1.860
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk Dinar 0.955
12 eggs, large Dinar 1.631
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes Dinar 0.583
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese Dinar 2.566
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples Dinar 1.285
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes Dinar 0.608
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket Dinar 5.873
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality Dinar 18
2 liters of coca-cola Dinar 1.077
Bread for 2 people for 1 day Dinar 0.448
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area Dinar 633
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area Dinar 285
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 390
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area Dinar 224
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio Dinar 26
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) Dinar 18
40” flat screen tv Dinar 209
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) Dinar 97
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) Dinar 5.422
Hourly rate for cleaning help Dinar 5.000
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) Dinar 32
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 63
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes Dinar 53
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new Dinar 18,921
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas Dinar 0.841
Monthly ticket public transport Dinar 37
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) Dinar 4.105
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) Dinar 4.766
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) Dinar 20
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) Dinar 4.862
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) Dinar 2.846
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) Dinar 3.241
4 rolls of toilet paper Dinar 1.234
Tube of toothpaste Dinar 2.579
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city Dinar 4.990
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub Dinar 19
2 tickets to the movies Dinar 16
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) Dinar 33
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 3.788
Cappuccino in expat area of the city Dinar 2.476
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) Dinar 12
Ipad wi-fi 128gb Dinar 350
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) Dinar 0.036
1 month of gym membership in business district Dinar 41
1 package of marlboro cigarettes Dinar 3.031

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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  • Monthly rent - 85 m2 furnished accommodation in expensive area in Amman costs Dinar 200 (9 days ago)