Louisiana Per Diem Rates for 2013

There are five areas in Louisiana for which location-specific per diem rates are specified by the federal government. For travel to areas within Louisiana that do not have specified per diem rates, the general per diem rates are used.

The per diem rates shown here are effective October 2012. For a full schedule of per diem rates by month and year for these areas, click on any of the Louisiana destination names below.

General Louisiana Per Diems:


per night lodging


per day meals
Destination County Meal Rate Lodging Rate
Alexandria / Leesville / Natchitoches Allen / Jefferson Davis / Natchitoches / Rapides / Vernon Parishes County $61.00 $80.00
Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Parish County $56.00 $93.00
Covington / Slidell St. Tammany Parish County $56.00 $89.00
Lafayette Lafayette Consolidated Government County $56.00 $85.00
New Orleans Orleans, St. Bernard, Jefferson and Plaquemine Parishes County $71.00 $135.00
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Per-diems for other cities in Louisiana:

If you are traveling to a city in Louisiana that does not have a specific per diem rate the standard per-diem rates of $77.00 per night for lodging and $46.00 per day for meals and incidentals apply.

** This Document Provided By www.FederalPay.org - The Civil Employee's Resource **
Source: www.federalpay.org/perdiem/2013/louisiana