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Living Expenses in Jordan

Published on 23-Jun-2021

Living expenses in Jordan vary from one student to another, but any way, foreign students need between $400 – 700 a month, with rent not included.

The cost of living in Jordan is somewhat expensive, but it is less expensive than some countries of the same level of life.  Meal prices are not the same and can be different from one place to another.

On average, the cost of food for everyday expenses stands at $20, depending on natural habits, so when going out, the lunch meal price is around $6, where breakfast cost is cheaper than this.

Cost of things in Jordan:


Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant    $3

Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant  $7

Mc Meal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)    $5

Cappuccino (regular)               $1.5

Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)     C 50

Water (0.33 liter bottle)              C40


Milk (regular), (1 liter)            $1

Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)        C50

Rice (white), (1kg)                $1.4

Eggs (regular) (12)                $1.5

Local Cheese (1kg)              $5

Chicken Fillets (1kg)             $5

Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)      $8

Apples (1kg)            $1.5

Banana (1kg)          $1

Oranges (1kg)         $1

Tomato (1kg)          C50

Potato (1kg)            C50

Onion (1kg)             C50

Lettuce (1 head)     C50

Water (1.5 liter bottle)      $1


One-way Ticket (Local Transport)       C70

Monthly Pass (Regular Price)                $30

Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)                        C50

Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)                         $1.5

Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)         $10

Gasoline (1 liter)                                      $1.3

Utilities (Monthly)

Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment          $100

1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)    C7

Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)          $50


Sports And Leisure

Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult             $70

Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)       $40

Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat          $10


Clothing And Shoes

1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)          $50

1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)     $50

1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)                $100

1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes                         $80

The rent will cost a foreign student from $200 to 400 based on the location, facilities and number of bed rooms and services provided in each rental facility.

Is Jordan suitable for living?

Jordan is located in an important and strategic center in the Middle East, making it a major transit point for markets in the Arab world and North Africa, in addition to being a bridge linking Asia and Europe. Jordan is emerging as a preferred destination for doing business in the region, especially with neighboring countries that may be experiencing political unrest, due to its close location and safe and stable environment.

How much does it cost to live in Jordan?

The cost of living in Jordan can vary greatly based on several factors such as the city you live in, lifestyle, and individual needs. Amman, the capital, is considered one of the most expensive cities in terms of cost of living in Jordan.

In general, here are some approximate costs of living in Jordan for one person per month:

Rent: The rent for a small apartment (one bedroom) in a regular area can range from 75 to 200 JOD outside the city center, and from 150 to 300 JOD in the city center.
Food and groceries: Monthly groceries for one person can cost around 150 to 250 Jordanian dinars, depending on eating habits and extent of reliance on imported products.
Transportation: Public transportation costs are relatively reasonable, and can reach about 30 to 50 Jordanian dinars per month for frequent use.
Monthly bills: include electricity, water, and internet and can range from 50 to 100 Jordanian dinars, depending on consumption and type of housing.
Entertainment and social activities: Costs for entertainment and outings can vary greatly, but a budget of 50 to 150 Jordanian dinars may be sufficient for moderate activities.

Therefore, the average cost of living for one person in Jordan without rent can be estimated at approximately 280 to 550 Jordanian dinars per month, and when adding the cost of rent, the total cost can reach approximately between 480 to 1050 Jordanian dinars per month. These estimates give a general idea and may vary based on personal circumstances and choices.