Ammanfilter. Life in Amman, Jordan?
November 20, 2014 6:12 PM   Subscribe

Hi, I may have a chance to work in Amman, struggle to get a decent sense of the cost of living, what sort of monthly salary it would take to live without scraping by and living in a place that's dire or dangerous, etc. I'd be okay with sharing a half-way decent place, eating street food and cooking, not going drinking at the Hilton, etc. Thank you for any thoughts and general Jordan insights you might be able to share.
posted by ambient2 to Travel & Transportation (2 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
If you have trouble getting good answers memail me. My cousin lived in Jordan for a year (on a Fulbright) a few years ago (golly, 4 or 5... Not sure if that's too out of date!) and I may be able to get you in touch.
posted by jrobin276 at 9:12 PM on November 20, 2014

Amman is the best! I lived there for about 10 months total from 2012-2013 and I loved it, I'm so jealous you get to move there! Cost of living for an expat is not so expensive. I was there on a terrible student's income (i.e. no income at all, just loans and parental support) and I didn't feel deprived. I shared a nice place for about 250JD ($350). I think for a room in an apartment with other expat workers between 200JD-350JD is ok (or at least it was then--might have increased since 2013). As long as you're in West Amman (and you will be), then it's safe.
I ate out quite a bit which was stupid, but street falafel and kebab is so cheap and delicious! It's also really unhealthy so watch your weight. I don't think you'd need an extravagant salary to live there comfortably.
If you have any questions please memail me, I LOVE Amman and enjoy talking about it!
posted by Papagayo at 12:40 AM on November 21, 2014 [2 favorites]

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