Cost of Living in Amman

Summary of cost of living in Amman, Jordan:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5.00 JOD 3.50-10.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30.00 JOD 25.00-65.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 JOD 5.00-6.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 JOD 3.00-9.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 JOD 3.50-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.80 JOD 1.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.36 JOD 0.30-1.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.27 JOD 0.25-0.50
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.09 JOD 3.41-5.68
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.34 JOD 0.18-0.64
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.55 JOD 0.41-0.68
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.37 JOD 1.00-2.00
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.25 JOD 1.59-3.63
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.77 JOD 0.86-3.18
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.60 JOD 2.95-4.54
Apples (1 lb) 0.63 JOD 0.39-0.91
Banana (1 lb) 0.54 JOD 0.41-0.77
Oranges (1 lb) 0.49 JOD 0.27-0.91
Tomato (1 lb) 0.24 JOD 0.11-0.32
Potato (1 lb) 0.29 JOD 0.23-0.45
Onion (1 lb) 0.27 JOD 0.18-0.45
Lettuce (1 head) 0.48 JOD 0.25-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.40 JOD 0.30-0.50
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 JOD 9.00-20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.53 JOD 2.00-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.49 JOD 2.00-6.25
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.50 JOD 2.35-2.95
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.55 JOD 0.50-0.75
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 JOD 26.09-65.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.40 JOD 0.35-0.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 JOD 0.57-2.41
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.00 JOD 2.84-7.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.95 JOD 3.41-4.39
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 18,250.00 JOD 15,000.00-22,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 21,638.89 JOD 20,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 67.68 JOD 45.33-120.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 11.68 JOD 8.00-20.00
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 25.10 JOD 20.00-35.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.11 JOD 25.00-70.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 24.40 JOD 10.00-50.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 JOD 7.00-15.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 177.50 JOD 83.33-350.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 3,815.22 JOD 2,500.00-6,500.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 45.76 JOD 15.00-85.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.61 JOD 20.00-75.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 80.83 JOD 50.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 62.41 JOD 35.00-120.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 278.13 JOD 180.00-500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 188.64 JOD 140.00-300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 447.51 JOD 300.00-900.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 327.32 JOD 250.00-500.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 84.63 JOD 52.03-116.13
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 50.99 JOD 37.16-78.97
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 461.57 JOD
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.46 5.00-10.00

Prices in Amman

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Last update: June 2024
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12 Comments so far
Yazan on Jul 15, 2023:
Most of the listed prices seem to reflect the current status except for fruits and vegetables as they can range from 0.5JD-2JD per kilo depending on season and where you shop.

As for rent, it's not hard to find a studio apartment for 130-200 JD per month.
As for a 3 bedroom apartment, expect something around 220-350 JD per month.

Buying is different but it'll something around 500-600 JD per square meter
Yousef Lahham on Jan 08, 2023:
Health care and education, whether for children or for university, are quite expensive in Jordan and can account for at least 30% of monthly expenses.
Yousef Lahham on Jan 05, 2023:
I looked through the prices in the list above, and I believe they are current and accurate. The cost of fruits and vegetables fluctuates, but only briefly and generally.
Hacı Gültekin on Aug 16, 2022:
I think these prices for 2021 years. Nowadays we are looking 2 bedrooms home and they are requesting monthly costs approximately 500 jod.
Khaled on Jan 26, 2022:
I believe the estimates mentioned are quiet fair and reasonable, noting that this estimate does not include Rent nor School fees.
emad on Nov 02, 2021:
i think its too much .
I'm Jordanian but i live out of jordan .i want to say , if you make 1500jd monthly in jordan that's good to live in amman but not in all area .some area you have to pay too much for rent .
in jordan 60% people make around $750 monthly also some family have 4 kids .
jordan is beautiful country also nice people .
welcome to jordan .
bashir on Sep 11, 2021:
Iam a student here in amman and i spent aprox 300 jod a month without rent btw i spend alot of money on takeaways and fancy coffee houses
renting a one bedroom apartment for 180 jod with Utilities its gonna be 220 jod
so as a single with a 550 jod you can live comfortably in amman renting
Cj on Jul 31, 2021:
@ Hussam alSharif

There are at least two countries I left Jordan for trying a better life and one was worst than the other. Not safe, expensive, and very very aggressive.

@ Rebecca

Those costs are accurate. You can find the Bedouin that go through parts of Amman that have cheaper milks and cheese, just remember to b ok il it first. You can keep chickens in most Amman neighborhoods, just not rooster
Pam on Apr 28, 2021:
Hello everyone,

I will be moving to Amman for work. Is salary JOD 1200 good for 2 adult. Also is it advisable to stay away from city as i heard the traffic is not so good in Amman.
Initially will be looking for Air BNB and then looking for a permanent place to live. Need help

Thanks in Advance
Rebecca on Apr 18, 2021:
Can someone who lives in Amman concur to the prices listed above, please. I'm mainly interested in average cost for rice, milk, eggs, meat , utilities and rent. Thanks
Hussam Alshareef on Aug 11, 2020:
I don't know where this statistic is, but the per capita income is only $350
Hussam Alshareef on Aug 11, 2020:
There's nothing worse than this country in the world