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How much does it cost to travel to Jordan?

You should plan to spend around $152 (JOD108) per day on your vacation in Jordan. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $37 (JOD26) on meals
  • $23 (JOD16) on local transportation
  • $110 (JOD78) on hotels

A one week trip to Jordan for two people costs, on average, $2,129 (JOD1,510). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Jordan cost?

A one week trip to Jordan usually costs around $1,065 (JOD755) for one person and $2,129 (JOD1,510) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Jordan on average costs around $2,129 (JOD1,510) for one person and $4,259 (JOD3,021) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Jordan will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Jordan on average costs around $4,563 (JOD3,236) for one person and $9,125 (JOD6,473) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

How much do package tours cost in Jordan?

Organized tours are usually more expensive than independent travel, but offer convenience and peace of mind that your trip has been planned by a travel expert.

The average price for an organized tour package in Jordan is $267 per day. While every tour varies by total price, length, number of destinations, and quality, this is the daily average price based on our analysis of available guided tours.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Jordan expensive to visit?

Jordan is a moderately priced destination to visit. It's about average with most other countries for travel costs. The prices for food, accommodation, and transportation are all fairly reasonable.

Within the Middle East, Jordan is moderately priced compared to the other countries. The overall cost of travel here is comparable to Israel or Bahrain.

For more details, see Is Jordan Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Jordan?

The average Jordan trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Jordan travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) JOD78 ($110)
Local Transportation 1 JOD16 ($23)
Food 2 JOD26 ($37)
Entertainment 1 JOD32 ($45)
Tips and Handouts 1 JOD1 - 4 ($2 - 6)
Alcohol 2 JOD5 - 14 ($7 - 20)
Accommodation Budget in Jordan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Jordan is $55 (JOD39). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Jordan is $110 (JOD78). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Jordan

Looking for a hotel in Jordan? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

Find the best hotel for your travel style.


Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Jordan based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $57. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Local Transportation Budget in Jordan
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Jordan is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $23 (JOD16) per person, per day, on local transportation in Jordan.

  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Local Transportation?

Typical prices for Local Transportation in Jordan are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Local Transportation prices in Jordan, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Bus Ride (for Two)
  • RIde to Airport

Food Budget in Jordan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Jordan can vary, the average cost of food in Jordan is $37 (JOD26) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Jordan should cost around $15 (JOD10) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Jordan is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food?

Typical prices for Food in Jordan are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Food prices in Jordan, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Juice
  • Pastries
  • Tea
  • Dinner for Two

Entertainment Budget in Jordan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Jordan typically cost an average of $45 (JOD32) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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What did other people spend on Entertainment?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Jordan are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the Entertainment prices in Jordan, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.

  • Entry to Petra for One

Tips and Handouts Budget in Jordan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Jordan is $3.82 (JOD2.71) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Jordan is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Jordan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $13 (JOD9.48) on alcoholic beverages in Jordan per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Jordan
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $5.86 (JOD4.16) on bottled water in Jordan per day. The public water in Jordan is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: Jan 8, 2023
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Jordan On a Budget
Jordan Amman
Jordan is located in the Middle East and bordered by Israel, the West Bank, Syria, Iraq & Saudi Arabia. It is most frequently visited for the famed sight of Petra, but there are many natural and cultural destinations that are also worth the trip. Although most visitors come to Jordan as part of a one day organized tour to Petra, traveling through the country independently is quite possible and very worthwhile.

Northern Jordan is the most developed region in the country and it includes the capital city of Amman. Other cities in the area include, Ajlun, a hill town with the ruins of Ajlun Castle, Irbid, which is the second largest metropolitan area in the region, Jerash, which are the largest Roman ruins in the Middle East, and Salt, which was once the country's capital.

King's Highway is a popular destination for visitors. The name comes from the ancient trade route that runs through it. A typical trip to Petra can start in Madaba. You can then visit the canyon of Wadi Mujeb that is 950 meters deep. After crossing the canyon you reach Karak where you can visit a Crusader castle. You can then make your way through the mountains and on to the famed Petra.
At A Glance
  • Many people travel around Jordan with either public and private buses or a service taxi. Major bus companies include the JETT bus company and Hijazi Company. Minibuses connect many of the smaller towns but service can be irregular and they typically don't leave until they're full. A more convenient, but more expensive option is service taxis. They generally cover the same routes as buses and are white or cream colored. Make sure you negotiate your price before leaving for your destination to ensure there is no confusion.

  • Most visitors to Jordan actually arrive as part of an organized tour. A large percentage of these visitors are on one day tours from Israel to Petra. Because Jordan's most dramatic scenery is only accessible with a 4x4 vehicle, organized tours are also the most popular option to visit the country's natural beauty. Tours provide a vehicle, driver, and guide who is familiar with the area. You can also hired local guides from the visitor centers at the different eco-nature reserves. The most popular ones are Wadi Rum, Dana Reserve and Iben Hamam.

  • There are plenty of accommodation options throughout Jordan that accommodate all budgets. In downtown Amman you'll find plenty of cheap 1 and 2 star hotels. 3, 4 and 5 star hotels are plentiful as well, particularly near the major tourist destinations. Do be aware that there are essentially two standards for star ratings. International chains such as the Sheraton and Crowne Plaza are considered 5 star and are typically the highest standard. Local 5 star hotels are closer to 3 star by international standards but their prices are more affordable and your money is more likely to stay in the local community, so take this into account when selecting your hotel.

  • Food options during Ramadan are greatly reduced. The streets will fill with traffic and a "rush hour" will occur just before sunset.Then the streets will completely empty after the Muslim population reach their houses to break the fast. Shops, malls, and restaurants open later in the evening but your options will be limited during the daytime hours. This is less common around the most popular tourist destinations but very common in Amman.

  • Renting a car in Jordan is generally easy and affordable (compare prices here). Although the highways are in good shape, the drivers can be quite reckless. You should avoid driving after dark if at all possible. It is not uncommon for drivers to drive in the dark with their headlights off, making the situation even more dangerous.

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Top Tourist Attractions
Petra: This is the highlight of a trip to Jordan. Petra is an ancient Nabataean city located in the southern part of the country. It's breathtaking beauty is often experience as part of an organized tour, but it's very easily visited independently as well. There are many hotels for all budgets nearby.

The Dead Sea: Jordan's Dead Sea is on the eastern coast. It is the lowest point in the world at 394.6 meters below sea level. Visitors enjoy floating in the sea as the buoyancy is quite high due to the high salt content. The coast is a three hour drive from Aqaba.

Wadi Rum: Known as the Valley of the Moon, this valley is carved into sandstone and granite rock. Located in southern Jordan 60 kilometers east of Aqaba, it has become a major tourist attraction, and is one of the top things to do in Jordan. In particular, trekkers and rock-climbers enjoy visiting the area. Camping under the stars is also a wonderful experience.

Popular Foods
Food in Jordan is similar to that found throughout the Middle East. The most common meats are either chicken or lamb and rice is a common staple. Yogurt based sauces are common and many are made very fresh. Nuts are often used to flavor dishes, as are a range of spices, although food is generally not "spicy".

Mansaf: This is the national dish or Jordan but it is most frequently served during special occasions. It's a large platter that is made with "shraak" (a crepe-like bread) that is layered with mounds of rice and pieces of lamb. The sauce is made with jameed and spices and either almonds or pine nuts are sprinkled on top.

Maklouba: This dish is often prepared for celebrations and is made with meat, rice and vegetables (recipe here). The word literally translates to "upside-down" because the pot with all of these ingredients is flipped upside down to serve it. Vegetables often include fried tomatoes, potatoes, califlower and eggplant. The meat is usually chicken or lamb.

Freeke: Freeke is an ancient grain that is usually prepared with a meat such as lamb or chicken, nuts, vegetables or a yogurt based sauce.

We've been gathering travel cost data from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of destinations around the world.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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