Cost of Living in Amman

Summary about cost of living in Amman, Jordan:

Edit Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5.00 JOD 2.60-10.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 28.00 JOD 20.00-65.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 JOD 4.50-6.00
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 JOD 3.00-7.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 5.00 JOD 3.50-10.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.82 JOD 1.00-4.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.42 JOD 0.35-1.00
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.31 JOD 0.25-0.75
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.01 JOD 3.03-4.73
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.29 JOD 0.18-0.91
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.56 JOD 0.32-1.13
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.26 JOD 0.80-1.80
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.28 JOD 0.91-3.86
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.70 JOD 0.77-2.95
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.54 JOD 2.27-4.54
Apples (1 lb) 0.67 JOD 0.36-0.95
Banana (1 lb) 0.63 JOD 0.41-1.00
Oranges (1 lb) 0.58 JOD 0.23-1.13
Tomato (1 lb) 0.24 JOD 0.11-0.45
Potato (1 lb) 0.29 JOD 0.16-0.45
Onion (1 lb) 0.25 JOD 0.11-0.45
Lettuce (1 head) 0.42 JOD 0.20-1.00
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.43 JOD 0.30-0.75
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 JOD 7.50-28.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.57 JOD 2.00-5.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.16 JOD 2.50-6.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.50 JOD 2.25-3.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 0.50 JOD 0.50-1.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 35.00 JOD 20.00-65.22
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 0.35 JOD 0.35-0.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 0.80 JOD 0.48-1.61
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.00 JOD 2.50-7.20
Gasoline (1 gallon) 3.05 JOD 2.57-3.79
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,000.00 JOD 22,000.00-30,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,446.43 JOD 20,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 50.05 JOD 28.33-100.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.04 JOD 0.01-0.06
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 29.88 JOD 24.00-42.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 47.41 JOD 25.00-80.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 26.05 JOD 15.00-40.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 8.00 JOD 7.00-15.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 151.06 JOD 85.00-260.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,872.50 JOD 2,000.00-12,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 56.64 JOD 20.00-90.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 45.88 JOD 18.00-70.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 70.38 JOD 35.00-103.43
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 68.23 JOD 25.00-120.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 260.88 JOD 150.00-500.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 179.89 JOD 120.00-300.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 453.18 JOD 300.00-1,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 338.43 JOD 250.00-600.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 87.71 JOD 55.74-139.35
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 53.92 JOD 37.16-74.32
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 412.93 JOD
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.68 6.00-12.00

Prices in Amman

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Last update: June 2021
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22 Comments so far
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.

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:
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.
Mohammad a on Mar 02, 2018:

It really depends on where you are going to live, I mean which area.
The rents here in Amman vastly varies between different locations, you will find some areas at which you are going to pay at least 150jod even it is a shared flat, but in another location you can rent a whole apartment for yourself for 150jod.
In general I think that 500jod a month is more than enough for 1 person to live in Jordan.
Bottom line is the main thing that you should be worried about is rent, besides that transportation and food are cheap, they are overestimated in this page.
Marie on Feb 28, 2018:
Hello everyone,

I might go to Amman to volunteer at the German Academic Exchange Service(DAAD), however, I will only have about 500 JOD, if i can make it by saving a lot, maybe 600 JOD of allowance a month. I am a student used to living on not a very high standard and I would definitely want to live with other local students in a shared flat. I wouldn't really want to live in the super westernized expat communities anyway because I would like to see the parts of Amman where the general population and students live. But I want to fo out and experience life and if possible travel on the weekends too. From what I have seen here, its seems almost impossible to live of 500 JOD, right? Unfortunately the programme doesn't pay much and my parents aren't able to support me at all.
Any help is really appreciated, thanks a lot
Nadia.. on Feb 28, 2018:

Yes that would be enough to live a decent basic life, nothing extra fancy though. If you can live frugally you might even save 100 JODs a month or so.
Anonymous on Feb 22, 2018:
Hi there,

Please could somebody tell me how costs a shower gel for men (brand/ non-brand) and a sun cream PF30?

Thank you.
Jacks on Feb 17, 2018:
Is 650JOD will be enough for one person to stay in Aqaba when accommodation and food is provided by company?
Anonymous on Dec 26, 2017:
@Expat in Jo
All you have said is true except that the cars are expensive only for the foreigners. The cars in jordan cost the same for jordanians. For me as an Jordanian, I fled, I could not live there anymore. I left the country when I was 18 and visited it only once. That sounds a lot sad. But the life did not suit me there. Sorry for my bad English :/
Expat in Jo on Dec 09, 2017:
Hello, as in every other place in the world. Your spending style will really affect your finance.
If you cook at home and manage to like cosy nights at home then you can live cheaply here. To give you an idea. I have 2 kids. Get paid a quiet good salary by Jordanian standards, but am really struggling to get ends meet.
1- My rent is 8000 yearly. I took a furnished place because I calculated it would cost me 5-6k to furnish a whole apartment. One kid only at school. We pay around 3k yearly. Those together are 11k. So almost 1200 USD. If you want your kids to have extra curricular activities, add to that about 70-100USD per activity. Martial Art classes 60-100 USD. Swimming 100 USD. All this is probably not too bad, the main issue in Amman is that it is not walkable, has no reliable public transportation system and virtually no free/public access entertainments.
You want to go outside get your wallet ready. Really few parks, and the only "beach" around is the Dead Sea: you can go to a local-type modest place or spend around 60 USD per person to access a hotel's swimming pool. Forget about buying a car with 3000 USD. The cheapest car that you can buy as a foreigner (less than 5 years old) is going to be 14,000 USD.
Btw, most of the landlords want you to pay the rent yearly. If you find offers monthly, then nothing below 1200 USD or higher.
To tell you the truth, I really need a minimum of 3000 JOD on average. 3000 USD is fine if you already own the place, would enroll your kids at an moderately priced school you will be going out once per week. Forget about traveling around the country, renting a car, or doing anything much.
If this is an upgrade to what you have right now, then go for it. If you don't plan on saving money then frankly you will like it here. It is safe and they like foreigners.