Cost of Living in Amman

Summary about cost of living in Amman, Jordan:

Restaurants
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Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 4.12 JOD 2.50-7.50
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 4.00-5.50
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 JOD 3.00-6.50
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 JOD 4.00-7.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.90 JOD 1.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.38 JOD 0.25-0.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.28 JOD 0.25-0.50
Markets
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Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 3.89 JOD 2.84-5.30
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.33 JOD 0.18-0.68
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.49 JOD 0.32-0.64
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.35 JOD 0.80-1.80
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.26 JOD 1.36-4.08
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.92 JOD 0.91-2.95
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.65 JOD 2.49-4.54
Apples (1 lb) 0.65 JOD 0.34-0.86
Banana (1 lb) 0.55 JOD 0.36-0.82
Oranges (1 lb) 0.46 JOD 0.27-0.68
Tomato (1 lb) 0.25 JOD 0.11-0.36
Potato (1 lb) 0.29 JOD 0.16-0.41
Onion (1 lb) 0.22 JOD 0.14-0.36
Lettuce (1 head) 0.43 JOD 0.20-0.75
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.40 JOD 0.30-0.70
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 JOD 10.00-21.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.65 JOD 2.50-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.38 JOD 3.00-7.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.50 JOD 2.25-3.00
Transportation
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One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.50 JOD 0.50-1.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 40.00 JOD 30.00-60.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.35 JOD 0.35-0.40
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.09 JOD 0.40-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.00 JOD 3.00-8.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.54 JOD 2.99-4.05
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 JOD 20,000.00-29,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 23,604.61 JOD 22,000.00-26,587.50
Utilities (Monthly)
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Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 49.59 JOD 30.00-85.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.03 JOD 0.01-0.04
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.78 JOD 20.00-40.00
Sports And Leisure
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Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.32 JOD 24.81-65.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.29 JOD 8.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.00 JOD 7.00-10.00
Childcare
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Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 160.52 JOD 83.33-300.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,497.81 JOD 2,000.00-8,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
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1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 43.70 JOD 12.00-75.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 46.34 JOD 25.00-70.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 72.58 JOD 35.00-100.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 66.82 JOD 25.00-100.00
Rent Per Month
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Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 234.33 JOD 150.00-345.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 190.87 JOD 150.00-300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 442.78 JOD 300.00-750.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 341.61 JOD 250.00-420.00
Buy Apartment Price
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Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 86.60 JOD 55.74-120.77
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 55.10 JOD 37.16-74.32
Salaries And Financing
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Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 449.28 JOD
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 8.19 6.00-11.50

Prices in Amman

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Last update: June 2022
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19 Comments so far
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
Regards
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.

Goodluck!!
Rohit on Feb 22, 2019:
Hi Guys, please guide me. I am MBA graduate with 10 years of experience in sales and import/Export. My company is sending me to Amman for 10 years, monthly income of 4700 JD . I am shifting with my spouse and 2 kids. My question is,Can I live a decent life along with some savings?
Darlington on Sep 24, 2018:
#sinan
Please am trying to contact you on twitter but I can’t send you direct message it’s not going through,how do I contact you again please I need your help on something
Sinan on Aug 28, 2018:
Hey guys, I'm a local resident in Amman and I previously lived in Irbid. I just found out about this site and I want to offer help for anyone visiting Jordan for free. If you have any questions regarding the country just tweet me at @Khonfoshary and I'll be more than happy to answer your questions. Ahlan Wa Sahlan :)
Saleh on Aug 26, 2018:
Hi, I'm Jordanian. The prices listed above are updated and very close to what you find in the real life in Amman, Jordan. But regarding accomodation, you can find cheaper one outside city centre. Shared accommodation is a good idea. However, you can find cheeper accommodation during the present time because of competitions among owners.
vikas bharti on Aug 01, 2018:
Hello everyone.I am planing to move to jordan and also find a job ,with the company provided 3 times meals ,accommodation, transport and basic medical facilities with salary 600 jod is it sufficient request all please whats your advice.
Anonymous on Jul 10, 2018:
Hello everyone.I am planing to leave in jordan and also find a job , am a foreinr, please whats your advice.