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10 March, 2021updated 29 Oct 2021 17:48

Investing in Jordan: what you need to know

All of the key data and information needed when considering investing in Jordan.

By Carmen

As of 2021, Jordan has a population of 10.7 million, making it the 85th largest country in the world by this measure. There are 52.7% males and 47.3% females.

There are 2.5 million people employed in Jordan, with an unemployment rate of 14.7% – 428,116 people.


Jordan is the 217th largest economy in the world with a GDP of $46.4bn. Jordan’s GDP has grown by 73% between 2010 and 2021 and is expected to grow by 22% by 2025.

As of 2018 there were 320,896 students in tertiary education in Jordan, with 789,822 students in secondary and 1.1 million in primary education. Jordan spent 3.5% of its GDP on education in 2019.

Jordan ranked 75th in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report (2020). In the 2019 report it finished 104th. In the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report (2019), Jordan finished 70th, after ranking 70th in 2018.

Public healthcare expenditure totalled $1.3bn and private healthcare expenditure equalled $860m in 2018.

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