Jordan Travel Budget

How much does it cost to travel to Jordan?

How much money will you need for your trip to Jordan? You should plan to spend around JOD58 ($82) per day on your vacation in Jordan, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, JOD14 ($19) on meals for one day and JOD9.54 ($13) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Jordan for a couple is JOD55 ($77). So, a trip to Jordan for two people for one week costs on average JOD813 ($1,146). 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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A vacation to Jordan for one week usually costs around JOD406 for one person. So, a trip to Jordan for two people costs around JOD813 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs JOD1,625 in Jordan. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Jordan?

How much does a trip to Jordan cost? Is Jordan expensive? The average Jordan trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Jordan prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Jordan can vary, the average cost of food in Jordan is JOD14 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Jordan should cost around JOD5 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.

The cost of a taxi ride in Jordan is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent JOD10 per person, per day, on local transportation in Jordan.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
  • Intercity Transportation1 Travel between cities
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2019

Flights to Jordan

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How much money do I need for Jordan?

Typical travel prices in Jordan are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Jordan. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Jordan can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

  • Bus Ride (for Two)
  • RIde to Airport
  • Juice
  • Pastries
  • Tea
  • Dinner for Two
  • Water (1.5L)
  • Entry to Petra for One
  • Internet Cafe
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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.

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.

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Travel Tips

Wadi Araba Border Crossing between Jordan and Israel

By wanderinggurl in International Transportation
The easiest border crossing between Israel and Jordan is the Wadi Araba Crossing near Eilat and Aqaba. If you're taking the bus from Jerusaelm have it drop you off on the side of the road before you arrive in Eilat. You can walk from there. This will save you a taxi ride.

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