Moving to Jordan. Things to know before you immigrate to Jordan
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Visa regulations for Jordan
Foreigners moving to Jordan from Bahrain, Egypt, Hong Kong, Japan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Vatican and Yemen do not require a visa for entry. Citizens of other countries need a visa, and most nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival.
Moving to Jordan as an expat means that you will obligatorily need to obtain a work permit and apply for a visa in your local consulate or embassy.
A Jordanian residence permit is valid for one year and will need to be renewed annually. After immigration, expats can become citizens after living in Jordan permanently for a number of years, depending on their nationality.
The cost of moving to Jordan. Property information
Most expats moving to Jordan prefer residing in Amman because most of the job opportunities are there. If you plan to immigrate to Jordan with your family, a 3-bedroom apartment will cost you €420-€610. For those who are moving to Jordan alone or as a student, a 1-bedroom apartment far from the centre will cost around €250.
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LIVING IN JORDAN
The cost of living in Jordan
Living in Jordan is often associated with living in Amman, mainly because it is the most famous hotspot of immigrants, expats, and international students in the country. The cost of living in Jordan is much lower if compared to the USA or the UK. The average cost for utility bills is around €75, food and clothing are very affordable. You will need to pay nearly €6 for a meal of the day.
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The job market in Jordan
The economy of Jordan is developing gradually, so this country is really attractive for immigrants. There is also a high demand for expatriate workers in Amman, particularly for those with expertise in engineering. The job market in Jordan has many opportunities for English speakers in education and translation areas. The average salary in Jordan is €2700 (gross).
School and education in Jordan
Expats living in Jordan with children will be glad to know that the quality of education there is high. Schools in Jordan have two main categories: governmental and private.
Afterwards, students may enrol in tertiary education at the university or start working. If you are moving to Jordan with your family and children, there are international schools following the American and Canadian curriculum in Amman.
Healthcare in Jordan
There are two sectors in the healthcare system of Jordan: public and private. Both of those function similarly and comprise hospitals, primary care facilities, and other healthcare establishments. The quality of healthcare in Jordan is high. All doctors both in the private and public sectors are well-trained and have a proficiency in English.
Driving in Jordan
Driving in Jordan with a foreign licence is allowed. However, you must always have your International Driving Permit along with your national licence at all times. Things to consider before driving in Jordan:
- Do not go over the speed limits: 60 km/h in built-up areas and 120 km/h on highways.
- Drive on the right side of the road.
- The maximum level of alcohol in the blood is 0.02% Blood/Alcohol Count (BAC).
- The emergency number is 911.
- Take all the necessary documents with you: passport, driving licence, registration, and insurance.
- The minimum driving age is 18, but you can rent a car only after you turn 25.
What to expect when living in Jordan
Before relocating from the USA to Jordan or moving from other western countries, you need to acknowledge that Jordan is a Muslim state. The county has its values and traditions that may be contrasting with your own culture. Here’s a list of general recommendations and essential facts both tourists and expats moving to Jordan need to know:
- Jordan is famous for the highest standards of living and safety in the Middle East region.
- Even though Jordan is considered a developing country, there are many job opportunities for foreigners moving to Jordan.
- There are specific rules concerning clothing and behavioural norms. Women living in Jordan are supposed to wear clothes that entirely cover legs, arms, shoulders, and belly.
- Polygamy is officially allowed in Jordan.
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