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What the 150 top websites do

Of the top 150 website (Global by design ranking):

  • 43/150 translate into English
  • 14/150 translate into Arabic

If you need others information, below you can find a selection of economic/social/cultural data



Official language
Arabic (92%)

Actual languages
France (2%), English (6%)


T-Index ranks countries according to their potential for online sales.

Most studied languages
English, French

Low proficiency (EF) – 90 of 111 countries/regions in the world- 8/12 position in the Middle East.


Capital: Amman
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)


Numbering system
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).

Economic freedom
‘Moderately free’ (rated 58.8 out of 100) ranked 5th out of 14 Middle Eastern countries ranked 93rd out of 186 countries worldwide (2019, Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal)

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.

Economy data sources: WTO/OEC/CIA/Esomar/Datareportal

Service Imports (2020)
Service Exports (2020)

Source: OEC

Most complex products by PCI

Product Complexity Index measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters

Source: OEC

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

Source: OEC

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

Source: OEC



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Media language
English, French, Arabic.

Information channels
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.

The press

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, operates Jordan TV and Sport TV
Roya TV – privately-owned
Jordan Now – privately-owned
Amman TV – privately-owned


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

News agency

Petra – state-run, operated by Information Ministry
Ammon News – news website, English-language pages
Ain News – news website
Amman Net – news website
7iber – online magazine

Media data source: BBC

Internet Data

Internet users
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
16.60 Mbps

Median speed of fixed Internet connection
74.46 Mbps

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%).

Internet data sources: Datareportal/Statcounter

Social statistics

Life expectancy
74 years (2021)

Current healthcare expenditure
7.47% of GDP (2020)

Current education expenditure
88% of total expenditure in public institutions

Co2 emissions
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.

Social statistics sources: WorldBank/UN/UNESCO/CEIC/IMF

Tertiary education in Jordan, by sex

Source: UNESCO

Jordan: Ratio of military spending to gross domestic product (GDP) from 2009 to 2019

Source: WorldBank

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