What about currency?

The currency in Jordan is the Jordanian dinar. It is the official legal tender in Jordan, which means it is officially recognized by the Jordanian government. No other currency is officially accepted in Jordan. Major credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, and Amex are accepted in Jordan, especially at shops and restaurants. Debit cards linked to your bank account are also widely accepted. We recommend converting some of your local currency to smaller JOD prior to departure (must usually be ordered well in advance with your bank) or on arrival at the airport. (Though conversion fees tend to be high there.)

Here’s some interesting monetary mambo-jumbo that may surprise you. As far as conversion goes, the dinar is considered to be one of the strongest currencies in the Middle East. For one, the dinar is pegged against the USD! And the country benefits from a low inflation rate, a supportive banking sector, and a well-managed foreign exchange system. Jordan is typically considered one of the more “expensive” countries in the Middle East.


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