Culture and traditions

Currency – Jordan

The currency from Jordan is he dinar (JD) They are divided into 1000 fils. The coins They come in denominations of 10, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500 fils, and a dinar. The banknotes They come in 1, 5, 10, 20, and 50. Sometimes you will hear the name “piastre” or “qirsh”, which is equivalent to 10 fils (10 qiirsh are 100 fils). An important detail is that sometimes prices are omitted if they are fils or dinars. This is common in the country and has no malicious intent.

Change currency It is quite easy and almost any type of currency is accepted, with American dollars, pounds sterling and euros being the easiest to change. The banks offer better exchange rate that the exchange houses, but the difference is not large and should not worry unless it is a considerable amount. Some hotels also change currency, but the rates are always lower than the other options.

Most of the main Credit cards (American Express, Diners Club, Visa and Mastercard) are accepted in hotels, restaurants, travel agencies and large souvenir shops. However, be sure to ask if any commission is added. These can be up to 5% on the purchase price.

In Jordan there is ATMs in all major cities and some towns. However, it is better to bring cash to the latter since they are not always easy to find. The maximum that can be withdrawn from ATMs is 500 JD. In any case, the banks in Jordan They open from Saturday to Thursday from 08:30 to 15:00 (during Ramadan they only open until 10:00).

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