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Planning your trip to Jordan
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About the currency
Coins and notes
The Jordanian dinar is divided into 10 dirham, 100 qirsh (also called piasters) or 1,000 fils. This is why there are so many different Jordanian coins, including ½ qirsh, 1 qirsh, 2 ½ qirsh, 5 piasters, 10 piasters, ¼ dinar, ½ dinar and 1 dinar. Confused yet? Don’t feel bad if Jordanian currency leaves you feeling a little bamboozled – you’ll get the hang of it eventually.
Jordanian banknotes are slightly less confusing with 1 dinar, 5 dinar, 10 dinar, 20 dinar and 50 dinar denominations currently in circulation.
Facts about the currency
- Once you land in Jordan, it’s a good idea to try and break up any large notes into smaller denominations, as it can be hard to pay for items with high-value currency.
- You’ll also find that no foreign cash is accepted as payment, so don’t go trying to pay for things with New Zealand or even American dollars.
- If you’ve come via Israel, please note that Israeli currency isn’t allowed to be imported into Jordan (the countries have a complicated history).
- Any other foreign currency must be declared.
- You can only take up to JOD 300 out of Jordan when you leave.
- The Jordanian dinar has been the currency of Jordan since 1950, after it became an independent kingdom.
- The Jordanian dinar replaced the use of the Palestinian pound.
- Alongside the Israeli new shekel, the Jordanian dinar is also unofficially used in the West Bank.
- It is also called “leerah” in the spoken language, and locals can also be heard calling it the “jay-dee”.
- Fils no longer exist in Jordan in terms of physical currency, but you may still see price tags using this denomination.
The historical rates chart tells you how the Jordanian dinar has trended against the NZ dollar recently. You can sign up for currency alerts so you don’t miss out on those great exchange rates.