The official language spoken in Jordan is Jordanian Arabic.
Symbol: ع.د (or JD)
JD10 is approx. $20
The time zone in Jordan is Eastern European Time (EET) and therefore is 9 hours behind Australian Eastern Time (AET).
You can drink alcoholic beverages in Jordan, which are widely available in restaurants and in the bars in tourist areas. It doesn’t come cheap though, with a pint of beer costing around JD5 / $10. For your morning coffee, in a nice café, you can expect to pay around JD2.50 or alternatively a measly half a dinar from a street vendor.
For a snack of falafel, salad and bread or shawarma (middle eastern version of a doner kebab) you can pay as little as JD1! Or for a bit of a nicer meal in a restaurant, you can expect prices of around 10-15 dinars for a 2-course meal. Try local dishes such as zarb; a feast of BBQ meat that’s been cooked underground or mansaf; a mixture of fragrant rice, lamb and a goat's milk yoghurt that is turned into a gravy.
Bus fares in Jordan are super cheap (around JD0.50 per 30 min journey) - but be sure to factor in ample wait time, as buses are not timetabled and will only leave once all seats are full!
Taxis are fairly inexpensive in Jordan. In the capital of Amman, it will cost you approx JD3.50 per 5 miles. At night, meters aren’t always used so make sure to agree a price before getting in the taxi. Or you can opt to use uber in Amman.
Hostels are more like guest houses here in Jordan, with basic rooms and comfort levels. You can get a decent room in a 2* property for around 11.5 dinars / $23.
Feeling fancy? If you opt for a 5* hotel chain, you can expect lovely spacious rooms and you can expect to pay around JD63 / $124 per person per night