Jordan currency: what currency to take, plastic cards, tips

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The money in Jordan

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The currency of Jordan is Jordanian Dinar. Is denoted by JOD or JD.

One Dinar is divided into 100 piastres (also called Kirsi) and 1000 Fils (1 piastre is 10 Fils). In circulation are banknotes of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 dinars and coins 1/2, 1, 2 1/2, 5, 10 piastres, 1/4, 1/2, 1 Dinar.

Overall it's a pretty stable currency, not subject to rapid fluctuations or falls in relation to world currencies. The calculations made throughout in local currency. Dollars or euros to pay too, but not everywhere and mostly only for tourist services.

What currency to bring in Jordan

It is best to Jordan to take us dollars. Though the Euro can be exchanged at local banks and exchange offices, he has not got the same distribution as the dollars and somewhat less favorable. In addition, if you have to pay euros, the conversion rate you will be offered very unfavorable. Rubles to carry with them in Jordan do not have them you will not pay and will not exchange it.

Where to change currency in Jordan

Currency exchange in Jordan, it is possible in banks, exchange offices, airports, hotels. It is best to exchange currency in banks in major cities like the capital. To exchange currency in hotels is only in an extreme case, because the rates are less favorable. In small towns, if you can find the exchange, the exchange rate is likely to be profitable.

Plastic cards

ATMs can easily be found only in major cities in banks, shopping centers and other institutions. In smaller towns ATMs if you can find only in Banks. To pay by credit card in major hotels, restaurants and major stores. Smaller businesses pay card will work everywhere.

The exchange rate

The exchange rate (Jordanian Dinar) is today ()

10 Dinar (JOD) = 937,95 rubles (RUB)
100 rubles (RUB) = 1,07 JOD
1 United States dollar (USD) = 0,71 JOD
1 Euro (EUR) = 0,80 JOD
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Tips

In Jordan distributed system tips. Most of the staff work for tips, receiving a small salary, so the quality of the services will depend on a tip. Tip even drivers and guides during excursions, for which you have already paid.

The tip size is approximately from 0.5 to 10 denier, depending on the service.

In restaurants leave a tip of about 10% of the bill. In hotels the staff (porters, maid, reception staff) leave one Dinar. The drivers of the tour buses, guides to 5-10 Dinar. The driver in taxis, you can round the amount to whole dinars or to refuse delivery.

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