Jordan is no cheap country!! Expenses in places like Petra can be a little close to prices in Western Europe. But Amman, Jerash, Madaba are fairly cheap, because they aren’t tourist town. Camping in the Wadi Rum can get a little expensive, because you are making use of a guide, a 4*4, staying in a camp, plus it’s a desert with little resources. Taxis are ofcourse expensive, and at times, that’s the only way to commute, because public transport doesn’t exist.
Exchange rate: 708 JD for 1000 $, at a Western Union place. Similar everywhere else in the country. 1 JD is around 90 INR.
All in all I spent around 100$ a day, which includes the Wadi Rum stay,a little shopping.
So here are costs(as of March 2014)
Shuttle from airport to Tabarbour station: 3.5 JD
Tabarbour to Downtown taxi : 4.5 JD(negotiable,the taxi guy starts from 10)
Cliff Hotel, bed in a dorm: 5 JD
Meal at Hashem Restaurant for 1:around 2 JD, 2.5 if you order something fancy
A dessert plate at Al-Quds: around 1-1.2 JD
Shared taxi to Tabarbour station: 0.5 JD
Taxi to Petra bus station: 4 JD, but one could bring it down a little I guess.
Jebel Amman costs 1 JD I think, I got in through a short cut(a local sowed me the way, he insisted that I shouldn’t pay the money).
Bus to Ajloun: 1.2 JD or so
Taxi to the castle and back: 3 JD
Castle entry: 1 JD or so
Bus from Jerash to Ajloun: 1 JD or so, maybe less.
Meal at Jerash Rest house: 6 JD for bread and salads(10 JD for a meat buffet), 3 JD for a mint lemonade.
Jerash entry: 8 JD
Shared Taxi back : 3 JD
Getting to Petra by public bus: 7 JD, another 7 JD if you have a lot of luggage, so take a JETT bus, which costs 10 JD.
Petra entry: 60 JD for a 3 day pass.
Petra by night: 12 JD
Buffet at Valentine Inn: 5 JD
Buffet at most other places: 10-12 JD
Taxi to Shobak castle and back: 30 JD
Taxi to Petra from hotel: 2 JD, insist on 2 JD.
Bus to Wadi Rum: 7 JD
Dorm bed at Valentine Inn: 4 JD
Meal at the restaurant in Petra: 10 JD for a good buffet
190 Jd for a 3 day tour,with 2 hikes,meals, stay at camp, guide.
All Madaba attractions cost around 3-4 JD total.
Meal at Haret Jdouna: 15 JD(I actually ordered for 2 people).
Dorm bed at Queen Ayola Homestay: 5.5 JD
Taxi to Mukawir and further to the airport: 40 JD
A falafel roll: not even 0,5 JD