Currency and Exchange rates:

The national currency in Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar (JOD), typically referred to as JD. One JD is subdivided into 100 qirsh, or piasters.

Banknotes come in 50, 20, 10, 5, and 1JD denominations.

The most common coins are worth 1, 0.5, 0.25, 0.10, and 0.05JD. To clarify, the last two are worth 10 and 5 piasters respectively.

As of 07/11/2015, the rate of exchange for the Jordanian Dinar is 1 JOD = 1.41 USD


These can be found in most of the larger towns as well as throughout Amman. Be advised that not all banks allow for transactions involving foreign cards and accounts.

Banking hours:

08:30 – 15:00 Saturday through Thursday.

During Ramadan: 08:30 – 13:00 Saturday through Thursday. Some banks also open in the afternoon.

Credit cards:

American Express, VISA, Diners Club, and MasterCard are all widely accepted in hotels, restaurants, and larger stores.

Currency restrictions:

No restrictions are currently in place on the import or export of local or foreign currency in Jordan.

Traveler’s cheques:

Traveler’s cheques issued by UK banks are accepted by nearly all licensed banks and bureaux de change. In order to avoid additional exchange rate chargers, travelers are advised to get their traveler’s cheques in US dollars.

You may also choose to resort to the services of Western Union.