Cost of Living in Amman

Summary about cost of living in Amman, Jordan:

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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5.00 JOD 2.50-7.80
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30.00 JOD 20.00-50.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 JOD 4.00-5.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 JOD 3.00-7.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 JOD 4.00-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.89 JOD 1.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.37 JOD 0.25-0.75
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.27 JOD 0.25-0.50
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.10 JOD 3.03-5.68
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.35 JOD 0.16-0.91
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.55 JOD 0.34-0.68
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.43 JOD 0.90-2.40
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.37 JOD 1.36-4.08
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.89 JOD 0.82-2.72
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.71 JOD 2.72-4.54
Apples (1 lb) 0.64 JOD 0.36-0.86
Banana (1 lb) 0.58 JOD 0.36-0.86
Oranges (1 lb) 0.48 JOD 0.23-0.68
Tomato (1 lb) 0.24 JOD 0.11-0.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.31 JOD 0.16-0.41
Onion (1 lb) 0.26 JOD 0.14-0.41
Lettuce (1 head) 0.46 JOD 0.20-0.60
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.40 JOD 0.35-0.55
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 JOD 10.00-25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.64 JOD 2.50-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.58 JOD 3.00-7.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.50 JOD 2.35-3.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.50 JOD 0.50-0.80
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 JOD 25.00-60.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.35 JOD 0.35-0.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.21 JOD 0.40-2.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.00 JOD 3.00-8.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.73 JOD 3.35-4.81
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,000.00 JOD 20,000.00-27,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,686.48 JOD 22,000.00-26,500.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 55.81 JOD 31.88-100.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.03 JOD 0.01-0.05
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 25.99 JOD 20.00-35.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 42.84 JOD 25.00-73.34
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 21.24 JOD 10.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.00 JOD 7.00-10.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 145.77 JOD 75.00-300.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,171.85 JOD 3,000.00-7,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 39.48 JOD 15.00-70.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 43.98 JOD 20.00-75.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 74.29 JOD 35.47-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 63.21 JOD 40.00-100.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 247.28 JOD 190.00-350.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 189.15 JOD 150.00-250.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 423.88 JOD 350.00-600.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 329.69 JOD 250.00-420.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 82.90 JOD 46.45-120.77
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 51.19 JOD 32.52-73.30
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 431.59 JOD
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.63 5.00-10.50

Prices in Amman

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Last update: March 2023
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16 Comments so far
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
Dana on Apr 23, 2020:
Shalom,my name is Dana. I am looking to move live and work in Jordan. I please need help finding reliable jobs for foreigners where I can also obtain a work permit and permit for residency. Any other sites or info is much appreciated. Shalom
Pramod Kumar Farkase on Nov 04, 2019:
Hi, please guide me. I am coming in Jordan for Job purpose with family. Can you suggest me how much cost of living in Amman with family ( 3 person). One kids how will go in pre school.
Please suggest me total cost of living in Amman.
Raman on May 17, 2019:
Is it ok if i get 400 jod monthly and food or accommodation is provided by company
Ezal on Apr 01, 2019:
Hi Guys

I have been assigned a business trip to Jordan for one week time, just wanted to know how much cash I should carry with me. this is off-course considering living a high standard life (excluding the hotel and transportation). I might not be checking the site again any time soon but do please send me private tweet on my account @AAziz_Albalushi sharing your views.
#xpat on Mar 24, 2019:
#Rohit...You should be fine,depend on which part of Amman you will be staying in, most irritating part is kids school..if you are planning to put them in INT school...then kiss you salary goodbye.
Sorry but it is what it is pal.