Jordan

Capital Amman

Population 9,531,712

Area 89,342 km2

Key facts

Jordan is a country located in Western Asia. There are 5 countries (Iraq, Israel, State of Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria) that Jordan shares its borders with. The official language of Jordan is Arabic. Traveling across Jordan if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Jordan was ranked 90th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Jordan is Jordanian dinar (JOD). The dinar is subdivided into 100 qirsh ou piastre.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 0.69 JOD and 1 USD is worth 0.71 JOD.

Jordanian
Banknotes

1 dinar5 dinar10 dinar20 dinar50 dinar

Jordanian
Coins

0.5 qirsh1 qirsh2.5 piastres5 piastres10 piastres0.25 dinar0.5 dinar1 dinar

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Jordan is 111.7 Mbps and mobile is 25.71 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Jordan has less ATMs.30.56 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Jordan, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 6 socket types used in Jordan. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type D is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type B 230 V, 50 Hz  Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type D 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz  Type G 230 V, 50 Hz  Type J 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Jordan?

There are Mariott hotels in 3 cities.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Jordan.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Jordan.

There are no Best Western hotels in Jordan.

There are no Radisson hotels in Jordan.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Jordan.

What fast food chains are present in Jordan?

Mansaf are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Jordan. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Jordan below.

The McDonald's chain operates in Jordan.

The KFC chain operates in Jordan.

The Burger King chain operates in Jordan.

The Subway chain operates in Jordan.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in Jordan.

The Starbucks chain operates in Jordan.

Weather

Today the sun in Amman, rises at 6:27 AM and sets at 6:25 PM. The climate of Amman may be categorized as a subtropical steppe (BSk), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodaySep 29SunnyLow: 19.7°C (67.46°F)High: 30.9°C (87.62°F)
FridaySep 30SunnyLow: 19.6°C (67.28°F)High: 33°C (91.4°F)
SaturdayOct 1Partly cloudlyLow: 22.2°C (71.96°F)High: 33.1°C (91.58°F)
SundayOct 2Partly cloudlyLow: 18.8°C (65.84°F)High: 31.7°C (89.06°F)
MondayOct 3Partly cloudlyLow: 18.4°C (65.12°F)High: 31.6°C (88.88°F)
TuesdayOct 4Partly cloudlyLow: 17.4°C (63.32°F)High: 28.5°C (83.3°F)

Weather data for Amman (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Uber is available only in one city: Amman. Bolt is not available in Jordan.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Jordan.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.3, Jordan is placed 53rd out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Jordan traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  99.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 17.00 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Jordan

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Inconsistent or only partially enforced smoke-free laws

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Jordan?

Currently, citizens of 139 countries can enter Jordan without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Jordan.

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