Amman - Post Report Question and Answers

Morale among expats:

Variable moral. People like living here overall but are usually very happy to leave when the time comes. Some people are very unhappy. - Aug 2013

People are happy in Jordan, although morale may take a huge hit for American Embassy families in 2014 as explained at the bottom of this review. - Jul 2013

Overall it's okay. There are people who truly love it here - primarily fundamentalist Christians and Arabists. The other people who love it are people who have lived elsewhere in the Middle East (or tough hardship posts) and feel like Amman is paradise by comparison. We like it enough to have extended our time here, and the work is really interesting, but life here can be both stressful and boring at the same time (an odd combination). - May 2013

Pretty good. Everyone has complaints, but overall Amman is a nice place to be. - Mar 2013

Morale?Some like it, others don't. Amman is not without it's challenges. Driving can be crazy and stressful. For an American woman, living in the Middle East can be a "unique" experience. Women here have as many rights as their father/uncle/brother give them. But, just meet every situation with a smile, and all will be well. - Apr 2012

Mixed. Some people love it, some people hate it and some people think it's alright. - Mar 2012

Morale is very high. - Mar 2012

Pretty good as most folks like it here. - Aug 2011

Very good. I think most people find life in Jordan to be pleasurable, aside from the minor irritations of cultural differences and driving! - Aug 2011


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