Jordan

Last Update by Katie, 29 May 2024

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Exchange Rate

13 Jun 2024

 

Cost of Living

Indicative value for a working adult in a city: Amman

Publicly available data (Numbeo, etc..), verified by Marco’s in-country staff

Living Requirement Indicative Amount (JOD)
McDonalds Set Meal 5
Monthly Train and Bus Tickets 40
3 Bedrooms Rental (City Center) 430
3 Bedrooms Rental (Outskirt) 320

Current Inflation Rate

2%

Wage

Minimum Wages

  • 260 JOD per month

Median Salary

Estimated based on general positions such as HR, Accounting, Admin roles, in tier one cities.

Job Level Monthly Salary (JOD)
Entry-Level
Fresh Graduate
260
Mid-Level
5 Years
430
Experienced & Managerial Level
10 Years
600
Specialized & Senior-Level
15 Years
>1500

Annual Salary Growth

6%

Statutory Contribution

Country Level

Type Employer Rates Employee Rates Notes
Pension 11% 6.5% All staff
Sickness and maternity 0.75% - All staff
Accidents at work and occupational diseases 2% - All staff
Unemployment 0.5% - All staff

Other Benefit

Other common employment benefits in Jordan include:

  • Transportation and Travel:
    Employees - 10% basic salary for workplace allowances, 20% for outside allowances
    Board members - up to 1,500 JOD for residents up to 2,500 JOD for non-residents
  • Hospitality allowance: 10% basic annual salary: 240 JOD per year

Income Tax

Residents

  • Tax Period: 1st January - 31st December of the previous year
    Tax filing start date: January of the following year
    Tax filing due date: April/ May of the following year

Country Level

Taxable Income Rate
0-5,000 5%
5,001-10,000 10%
10,001-15,000 15%
15,000-20,000 20%
20,000-1,000,000 25%
Over 1,000,000 30%

Non-residents

  • Same tax rate as residents

Working Hours

Statutory

48 hours
8 hours per day , 6 days per week

Typical practice

48 Hours
Sunday- Thursday

Overtime

  • Workdays: 125% of regular hourly pay
  • Rest Day, Religious, Public Holiday: 150% of regular hourly pay

Employment Contract

Permanent

Probation

Up to 3 months

Termination

  • During probation:
    - Employers can terminate the employee without prior notice or compensation
  • After probation:
    - Both parties give 1 months' written notice
  • Severance:
    - More than 6 months' service: 0.5 months' pay
    - More than 9 months' service: 0.75 months' pay
    - More than 1 year service: 1 months' pay
    - More than 2 years' service: 2 months' pay)
    - More than 4 years' service: 4 months' pay
    - More than 5 years' service: 5 months' pay
    - More than 10 years' service: 10 months' pay
    - More than 20 years' service: 20 months' pay

Public Holiday

8 days

Country Level

Date Name
01 Jan New Year's Day
10 Apr - 12 Apr Eid al-Fitr Holiday
01 May Labor Day
25 May Independence Day
15 Jun - 19 Jun Eid al-Adha Holiday
07 Jul Islamic New Year's Day
15 Sep Birth of the Prophet
25 Dec Christmas Day

Leave

Leave Type Entitlement Notes
Annual Leave 14 working days
21 working days
All staff with fewer than 5 years' service
All staff with more than 5 years' service
Sick Leave 14 working days
14 days extension possible
All staff
Maternity Leave 10 weeks
1 hour / day for breastfeeding up child's 1st birthday
All expectant mothers
Paternity Leave 3 working days Expectant fathers after the birth of a child

Reference

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