Welcome To Jordan!
Jordan is an easy country to travel compared to other Arab countries. The people are naturally friendly, helpful and hospitable and many speak at least a few words of English. There is little hassle from touts and vendors and outside the main tourist areas (mainly Petra) you will be given a fair price with little bargaining neccessary. (Taxi drivers are another exception, used metered taxis whenever possible).
Based on two people traveling together, you can travel Jordan on a budget of 20JD per day per person. This will include a budget twin or double room, eating at local restaurants and food stalls, local transport and most entrance tickets. Allow 50-60JD extra per person for the Petra entrance fee.
Budget traveling Jordan
Budget prices Jordan
Visa UK/EU: 40JD pp
Entrance to Petra: 55JD pp
Departure tax: 10JD pp
Boat to Egypt: 50JD pp
Daily budget 20JD Per Person
Room double: 15JD per room (7.50JD pp)
Breakfast: 0.50JD bakery pp
Lunch: 1JD street food pp
Dinner: 3JD pp
Cost : 8JD pp
Costs include things like entrance fees and transport, with the exceptions of the one-off expenses mentioned above. These extra costs will not necessarily be the same every day but we have calculated them as a average over the 18 days that we travelled.
How to save money
Avoid taxis, walk anywhere within 5km, use the local transport, shop at local supermarkets and fruit shops.
We traveled Jordan for 18 days and it worked out as 30JD per person per day including the daily budget plus all one-off expenses.
Prices in January 2020 (low season)