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We provide international cost of living and hardship data so that you can create reports online (24X7) using any of the calculators:


Expat Salary: Detailed international cost of living and salary comparison.


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Cost of Living Reviews by City and Country for 780 International Locations

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Jordan, Amman
Overview

Jordan, AmmanAmman is the capital and largest city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Amman is the country's political, cultural and commercial centre and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Amman is a regional hub in communications, transportation, medical tourism, education, and investment.

Jordan is in the Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia. The climate is mostly arid desert with a rainy season in the west.

The official language is Arabic. English is widely spoken at all levels of society, including by taxi drivers and hotel staff. Other European languages are less commonly understood. It is appreciated if an attempt is made to use a few basic greetings and other words. Visitors are advised to learn the pronunciation of place names, particularly districts of Amman. The main religion is Islam.

The economy of Jordan is small with limited natural resources, but has improved much since its inception as a country. Jordan's economic resource base centres on phosphates, potash, and their fertilizer derivatives; tourism; overseas remittances; and foreign aid.

Jordanians are generally happy to act as hosts and guides, and are most willing to inform visitors about their traditions and culture. Attitudes towards businesswomen are conservative and female expatriates may occasionally encounter patronising attitudes from Jordanian male counterparts. Business meetings are formal and business suits are appropriate for expatriates. Businesswomen can travel alone on business to Jordan. The working week is Sunday to Thursday.

The security risk for expatriates in Jordan is low, but medium in the North-eastern border area with Iraq and the border area with Syria. Risks include petty crime in crowded areas, car theft, burglaries, traffic accidents, protests (that do not impact expatriates much), and terrorism. Expatriates should be cautious not to offend local culture and religious sensitivities with regard to dress and behaviour.

The currency of Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar (JOD). ATMs are available in Amman but less so in the rest of the country.

Medical facilities outside Amman are basic. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus has been reported.

The population of Amman is 4 Million (2018 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 5.3% for Jordan as at August 2018.

Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Jordan is based on the current personal income tax rates which are progressive up to 20%.


Cost Of Living

The cost of living for expatriates / professional migrants in Amman as at 1 October 2018 is high in comparison to other places in the world.

In Amman, the cost of each basket, based on local prices, compared to the international average, is categorized follows (Exact cost of living percentages only available in personalised reports):
1) Alcohol (where available) & Tobacco: Very High
2) Clothing: Very High
3) Communication: High
4) Education: High
5) Furniture & Appliances: Very High
6) Groceries: High
7) Healthcare: High
8) Household Accommodation: Average
9) Miscellaneous: Very High
10) Personal Care: Very High
11) Recreation & Culture: High
12) Restaurants Meals Out and Hotels: High
13) Transport: Low

Amman is for example 46.6% more expensive than Houston TX for groceries, 26.6% more expensive for household costs than Kuala Lumpur, and 13.1% more expensive for transport costs than Dubai.

Amman is ranked as a high degree of hardship location.

The hardship premium for Amman for an expat from Perth, is for example 20%, i.e. host location (Amman) premium of 30% minus home (Perth) location premium of 10%.

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