Amman (Jordan)

Amman is Jordan's capital city in the Northwest of the country. Due to its mountainous location Amman's climate is cold half-arid. Average summer temperature is often around 20 C (but can rise above 40 C) and in winter it is about 0 C. Rains fall almost exclusively during the winter and between December and February it can also come in the form of snow. The city is especially popular among tourists coming from the Persian Gulf. Within the city there are some great historic sites and the city is changing all the time to grow with the needs of the tourists. The city's shopping opportunities are also expanding dramatically from traditional squares up to modern shopping malls.

Population: 4,000,000
Beach : No
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: Yes
Official language: Arabic
Skill level of the English language : Weak / Moderate
Emergency numbers: 911 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Jordanian dinar (JOD)
Electric plugs: B, C, D, F, G, J
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: Tips of 10% are generally expected in better restaurants. In casual places it is common to round up the bill.
Time in destination: Jan 18, 2021, 8:46:24 AM

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Weather Forecast

Mon
18.01

Light rain showers

48°F

Tue
19.01

Fair

50°F

Wed
20.01

Heavy rain

41°F

Thu
21.01

Clear sky

50°F

Fri
22.01

Partly cloudy

48°F

Sat
23.01

Clear sky

48°F

Sun
24.01

Fair

54°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January - 55.4 41.0 8
February - 57.2 42.8 8
March - 64.4 48.2 5
April - 73.4 53.6 3
May - 80.6 60.8 1
June - 87.8 66.2 0
July - 89.6 69.8 0
August - 89.6 69.8 0
September - 86.0 66.2 0
October - 80.6 60.8 1
November - 68.0 50.0 4
December - 59.0 42.8 6

More information: Amman forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Amman is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $53.38, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $193.76, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $44.50
  • Hotel (3 stars): $81.05
  • Hotel (4 stars): $142.97
  • Hotel (5 stars): $214.47
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $3.71
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $6.92
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $7.08
  • Meal, McDonalds: $7.08
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $5.66

More information: Amman price level

Destination Map

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Safety

Amman has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 61.3 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 83.9 (better than United states average 69.5)
  • Walking alone at night: 63.4 (better than United states average 41.7)

More information: Amman safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Direction of traffic: In many countries in Asia the traffic is left-handed. In countries like China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Laos the traffic is right-handed.
  • Age restrictions: The minimum age for renting a car is usually 18 - 25 years. Drivers under 25 years of age and over 65 years of age are charged an extra fee or get rental terms and conditions, which include to take an additional insurance for damage / collision.
  • Driving abroad: Without special contracts a rental car can almost invariably only be driven inside of the country in which it is rented.
  • Driver’s license and documents: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent are car. The exception is China, where only a Chinese driving license is valid, so for driving in China it is either a Belgium or a Hong Kong driving license required, which can be translated to Chinese.

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