To which language should you translate to localize in Jordan?
Of the top 150 website (Global by design ranking):
- 43/150 translate into English
- 14/150 translate into Arabic
France (2%), English (6%)
T-Index ranks countries according to their potential for online sales.
Most studied languages
Low proficiency (EF) – 90 of 111 countries/regions in the world- 8/12 position in the Middle East.
Currency: Jordanian dinar
Population: 11,28 m
Population density: 123 /km2
GDP: 47.45 billion USD (2022)
GDP per capita: 4,204.5 USD (2022)
Exports: $12 billion (2021)
Internet users: 88% penetration, 9.95 million
Unemployment rate: 19.8% (2021)
Urbanisation: 91.63% (2021)
Literacy: 98% (2021)
Arabic numerals with comma as decimal separator, space as thousands separator.
Date format: yyyy-mm-dd / dd-mm-yyyy
Time: 24h time system
Country code: 0033
Language data sources: Worldatlas/Britannica//EF/Wikipedia; Demography data sources: IMF/Worldometers; Conventions data source: Wikipedia; Economy data sources: WTO/OEC/CIA/Esomar/Datareportal; Statistics data sources: Datareportal/WorldBank/UN/UNESCO/CEIC/IMF/Culturalatlas/Commisceoglobal
Facts and data
$12 billion (2021). Cars ($1.59B), Refined Petroleum ($1.09B), Gold ($1.08B), Crude Petroleum ($956M), and Broadcasting Equipment ($727M), importing mostly from China ($4.17B), Saudi Arabia ($3.39B), United Arab Emirates ($2.69B), United States ($1.31B), and Turkey ($821M).
Financial inclusion factors (over 15 years of age)
• 43.4% have an account with a financial institution
• 2.8% have a credit card
• 10.7% have a mobile money account
• 3.9% make online purchases
Ease of doing business
It is easy to conduct business (rated 69 out of 100), 6th out of 20 Middle East & North Africa countries, and 75th worldwide out of 186 countries (2019, Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal).
Potassic Fertilizers ($1.2B), Other Knit Garments ($860M), Calcium Phosphates ($672M), Phosphoric Acid ($635M), and Packaged Medicaments ($507M), exporting mostly to United States ($3.13B), India ($1.58B), Saudi Arabia ($1.29B), Iraq ($615M), and China ($486M).
In 2021, Jordan was the world’s biggest exporter of Phenol Derivatives ($260M).
Global Innovation Index
Ranked 12th out of 19 Northern Africa ad Western Asia countries, 78th out of 132 worldwide.
The Global Innovation Index captures the innovation
ecosystem performance of 132 economies and tracks the most recent global innovation trends.
Service Imports (2020)
Service Exports (2020)
Most complex products by PCI
Product Complexity Index measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters
Most Specialised Products by RCA Index
Specialisation is measured using Revealed Comparative Advantage, an index that takes the ratio between Jordan observed and expected exports in each product
Export Opportunities by Relatedness
Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product, the barchart show only products that Jordan is not specialized in
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English, French, Arabic.
The Jordanian media have traditionally been under tight state control. The media take care not to cross editorial red lines and journalists are subject to surveillance by the intelligence services, says Reporters Without Borders. Journalists rarely face violence or lengthy prison terms for their work, but they often self-censor, says Freedom House. TV is the most popular medium. State broadcaster Jordan Radio and TV Corporation’s (JRTV) networks operate alongside dozens of commercial satellite stations, most of them carrying entertainment. Jordan Media City is a hub for regional satellite TV broadcasters. BBC World Service radio in Arabic broadcasts on FM in Amman (103.1) and in northern Jordan (89.1). Private, music-based FM radio stations have sprung up. There are more than 40 licensed stations. The press law gives officials the power to block websites. Site owners are responsible for posted comments and news websites must have a licence from the government.
Addustour (“The Constitution”) – privately-owned daily
Al Rai (“The Opinion”) – privately-owned daily
Al Ghad (“Tomorrow”) – privately-owned daily
Jordan Times – English-language daily, sister publication to Al Rai
Jordan Radio and Television – state-run; services in Arabic, English and French
Radio Fann – FM entertainment station run by armed forces
Rotana FM – private, entertainment-based
Mood FM – private, pop music, English-language
Play FM – private, pop music, English-language
Media data source: BBC
88% penetration, 9.95 million
Share of web traffic by device
72.90% mobile phones, 26.01% computers (laptops and desktops), 1.04% tablet devices, others 0.04%
Median speed of mobile Internet connection
Median speed of fixed Internet connection
Mobile connection as a percentage of total population: 76.1%
Percentage of mobile connections that are broadband (3G-5G): 82.8%
Most popular web search engines
Google (95.56%), Bing (2.11%), Petal Search (1.63%), Yahoo! (0.47%), YANDEX (0.12%), other (0.11%).
Most used social media
Facebook (87.34%), Twitter (4.11%), Instagram (4.02%), YouTube (3.73%), Pinterest (0.6%), LinkedIn (0.12%), reddit (0.06%), other (0.03%).
74 years (2021)
Current healthcare expenditure
7.47% of GDP (2020)
Current education expenditure
88% of total expenditure in public institutions
1.9 metric tons per capita
Corruption Perceptions Index
Jordan scored 47 out of 100, ranked 61 out of 180 countries worldwide.
The CPI measures perception of corruption due to the difficulty of measuring absolute levels of corruption.
World Happiness Index
Jordan ranked 134 out of 146 countries, with a score of 4.152.
The World Happiness Index measures happiness based on respondent ratings of their own lives, correlated with other life factors.
Tertiary education in Jordan, by sex
Jordan: Ratio of military spending to gross domestic product (GDP) from 2009 to 2019
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Languages in Jordan
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