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 0.76 JOD and 1 USD is worth 0.71 JOD.
1 dinar5 dinar10 dinar20 dinar50 dinar
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 114.5 Mbps and mobile is 26.47 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 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.
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.
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).
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.
What fast food chains are present in Jordan?
The McDonald’s chain operates in Jordan.
The KFC chain operates in Jordan.
The Burger King chain operates in Jordan.
What is the weather like in Amman?
Weather data for Amman (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.
Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.
Emergency phones in Jordan
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban Inconsistent or only partially enforced smoke-free laws
Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.