Cost of Living in Amman

Summary of cost of living in Amman, Jordan:

Edit Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 5.00 JOD 3.50-8.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 30.00 JOD 20.00-55.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 5.00 JOD 5.00-5.50
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 4.50 JOD 3.00-7.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.75 JOD 3.50-6.00
Cappuccino (regular) 2.83 JOD 1.00-5.00
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 0.36 JOD 0.30-0.50
Water (12 oz small bottle) 0.27 JOD 0.25-0.50
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 4.01 JOD 3.41-5.68
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 0.36 JOD 0.18-0.64
Rice (white), (1 lb) 0.56 JOD 0.41-0.73
Eggs (regular) (12) 1.40 JOD 1.12-2.04
Local Cheese (1 lb) 2.24 JOD 1.29-3.63
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 1.73 JOD 0.82-2.95
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 3.71 JOD 2.89-4.54
Apples (1 lb) 0.64 JOD 0.45-1.04
Banana (1 lb) 0.57 JOD 0.39-0.77
Oranges (1 lb) 0.50 JOD 0.23-0.68
Tomato (1 lb) 0.24 JOD 0.11-0.32
Potato (1 lb) 0.30 JOD 0.18-0.45
Onion (1 lb) 0.26 JOD 0.16-0.45
Lettuce (1 head) 0.45 JOD 0.20-0.98
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.41 JOD 0.35-0.60
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 15.00 JOD 10.00-22.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 3.68 JOD 2.50-6.00
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.62 JOD 3.00-7.00
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 2.50 JOD 2.40-2.75
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) 0.37 JOD 0.35-0.50
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 1.61 JOD 0.48-2.41
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 5.00 JOD 3.00-8.00
Gasoline (1 gallon) 4.00 JOD 3.41-4.39
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 20,000.00 JOD 17,000.00-25,000.00
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 22,750.00 JOD 20,000.00-25,000.00
Utilities (Monthly)
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 63.44 JOD 40.00-100.00
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 11.34 JOD 10.00-15.65
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 24.64 JOD 20.00-35.00
Sports And Leisure
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 41.36 JOD 28.36-70.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 22.32 JOD 10.00-30.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 9.00 JOD 7.00-12.00
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 172.37 JOD 83.33-300.00
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 4,114.40 JOD 3,000.00-8,000.00
Clothing And Shoes
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 42.73 JOD 15.00-80.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 39.99 JOD 20.00-75.00
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 81.96 JOD 50.00-120.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 65.22 JOD 40.00-100.00
Rent Per Month
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 254.67 JOD 180.00-450.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 192.80 JOD 140.00-250.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 432.38 JOD 300.00-700.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 321.33 JOD 250.00-450.00
Buy Apartment Price
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 85.87 JOD 55.74-116.13
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 52.45 JOD 37.16-82.68
Salaries And Financing
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 469.04 JOD
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 7.57 5.00-9.75

Prices in Amman

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Last update: February 2024
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15 Comments so far
Anonymous on Nov 12, 2023:
The total death toll in Ukraine war during the last 2 years is less than the total death toll in Palestine war which just happened a month ago.

Going forward with the rate of massacre in Palestine for the next 2 years, and then the death toll of Palestinian would be at least whopping 20 times higher than the current death toll in Ukraine war so Palestine war is clearly a genocide war with a clear motive to wipe out the whole Palestinian from the Palestine land of the Middle East unprecedented.

Without the sinful support of evildoer US, the current genocide should have been already stopped in Palestine 3 weeks ago probably, thanks evildoer US for sinfully blocking the cease-fire proposal in UN deliberately or else the force of UN should have already physically stopped Israel from further committing genocide in Palestine 3 weeks ago.

Even worse the evildoer US enormously provides military equipments to Israel unprecedented during the last one month with a clear purpose to have the genocide expedited and completed in Palestine as quickly as possible.

ICC issued an arrest warrant for Putin as a war criminal due to the Ukraine war.
How about the worse genocide criminal Joe Biden for the ongoing genocide in the Palestine war which couldn't be happened until now without the full support of the real genocide criminal Joe Biden ?

So for the sake of justice, ICC has no choice but to issue an arrest warrant immediately for the genocide criminal Joe Biden as a war criminal at least or else practising double standard without justice between Joe Biden and Putin by ICC would be absolutely unacceptable so unless ICC couldn't issue an arrest warrant for Joe Biden as a war criminal immediately for the sake of justice, ICC should be immediately shut down for the lack of reliability and trust.

If ICC couldn't come up with an arrest warrant for the genocide criminal Joe Biden as a war criminal, the Middle East should form a central court for the whole Middle East immediately and then immediately issue an arrest warrant for Joe Biden as a genocide criminal for the sake of justice.
Anonymous on Oct 17, 2023:
Ukraine used the cheap drone from China and destroyed lots of expensive military equipments of Russia with the cheap drone attacks in the Ukraine war and Ukraine even said the expensive military equipments provided by US were not as effective as the cheap drone attacks they deployed in the Ukraine war.
Most of military equipments from Russia and US are outdated comparing to the modern world now as they can be easily destroyed with the latest drone attacks.
So the middle east should immediately prepare millions and millions of cheap drone attacks in order to stop the genocide criminal US from spreading the genocide terrorism upon the helpless Palestinian upon their own land Palestine without justice.
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
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