Are credit cards widely accepted and safe to use locally? Are ATMs common and do you recommend using them? Are they safe to use?

Yes. Credit cards widely used and accepted. - Sep 2020


You will need to carry cash, though many places accept cards. We only used the embassy ATM. We didn’t have any problems in this regard. - Sep 2018


Yes. Yes. Yes. No problems at all. - Sep 2018


Mainly a cash economy but many grocery stores and restaurants take credit cards. ATMS are easy to find and, in most areas, safe to use. - Mar 2017


I use my credit card and have not had any problems. - Jul 2016


We have never had a problem - Mar 2016


ATMs are safe; credit cards are fine; however, smaller shops don't always take them. - Mar 2016


I use credit cards at larger Grocery Stores and Restaurants. The only ATM I know about is in the U.S. Embassy that is only open to employees. - Nov 2015


Credit cards are widely used at grocery stores, large restaurants and malls. Use cash in produce stands and bread stores. - May 2015


Easy - I've never had a problem. - Mar 2015


There's an ATM in the Embassy and a number of them around the Embassy. We've used them fine, including the ones at the Taj Mall. Primarily, Amman is a cash society so aside from the malls and restaurants in Abdoun, or the tourist destinations, you won't use your CC too much. OK, also Amazon.com. - Jul 2014


While credit cards are becoming more accepted, it is a cash based culture. We use ATMs affiliated with banks here without any problems. More and more vendors are also offering to charge your credit card in US$ or JD, so that's nice for people who want the option. - Mar 2014


I use them all the time. Most gas stations are cash-only, but a few take credit cards. I use my credit cards at the grocery stores or malls. - Dec 2013


Credit card use is possible, but there can be complications, especially with Mastercard. ATMs are available but not always in the places you need them, and fees are high. - Aug 2013


ATMs are everywhere and easy/safe to use. Credit cards are generally not used except at major hotels or well established dining locations. - Jul 2013


You can use them. - May 2013


You can use your credit card just about anywhere. There are lots of ATMS. - Mar 2013


Small markets accept cash, larger super-markets will accept Visa and MasterCard. However if a merchant accepts credit cards, it will most likely only accept Visa. We only have a MasterCard, and we do just fine. There are many ATM's, including one at the Embassy. - Apr 2012


ATMs all over, many places accept cards, it's never really been an issue for me. - Mar 2012


Widely available and generally safe to use. - Mar 2012


No problem. - Oct 2011


Available everywhere and are safe. - Aug 2011


Not many places take credit cards (restaurants, etc.) and if they do, they require a manager to handle it, etc., so it's easiest to use cash. ATMs are everywhere. - Aug 2011


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