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California Per Diem Rates for 2016

There are 20 areas in California for which location-specific per diem rates are specified by the federal government. For travel to areas within California that do not have specified per diem rates, the general per diem rates are used.

The per diem rates shown here are effective October 2015. For a full schedule of per diem rates by month and year for these areas, click on any of the California destination names below.

General California Per Diems:


per night lodging


per day meals
Destination County Meal Rate Lodging Rate
Antioch / Brentwood / Concord Contra Costa County $64.00 $132.00
Bakersfield / Ridgecrest Kern County $59.00 $95.00
Barstow / Ontario / Victorville San Bernardino County $54.00 $96.00
Death Valley Inyo County $64.00 $102.00
Eureka / Arcata / McKinleyville Humboldt County $74.00 $94.00
Fresno Fresno County $64.00 $92.00
Los Angeles Los Angeles / Orange / Ventura / Edwards AFB less the city of Santa Monica County $64.00 $150.00
Mammoth Lakes Mono County $74.00 $116.00
Mill Valley / San Rafael / Novato Marin County $74.00 $146.00
Monterey Monterey County $74.00 $134.00
Napa Napa County $69.00 $191.00
Oakhurst Madera County $64.00 $91.00
Oakland Alameda County $69.00 $140.00
Palm Springs Riverside County $64.00 $123.00
Point Arena / Gualala Mendocino County $69.00 $106.00
Redding Shasta County $64.00 $90.00
Sacramento Sacramento County $64.00 $112.00
San Diego San Diego County $64.00 $140.00
San Francisco San Francisco County $74.00 $250.00
San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo County $64.00 $112.00
San Mateo / Foster City / Belmont San Mateo County $69.00 $178.00
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County $74.00 $161.00
Santa Cruz Santa Cruz County $59.00 $129.00
Santa Monica City limits of Santa Monica County $64.00 $217.00
Santa Rosa Sonoma County $64.00 $134.00
South Lake Tahoe El Dorado County $64.00 $111.00
Stockton San Joaquin County $64.00 $97.00
Sunnyvale / Palo Alto / San Jose Santa Clara County $64.00 $187.00
Tahoe City Placer County $64.00 $93.00
Truckee Nevada County $74.00 $120.00
Visalia / Lemoore Tulare / Kings County $59.00 $90.00
West Sacramento / Davis Yolo County $64.00 $113.00
Yosemite National Park Mariposa County $69.00 $118.00
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Per-diems for other cities in California:

If you are travelling to a city in California that does not have a specific per diem rate (including Alameda, Anaheim, Berkeley, Bridgeport, Burbank, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Clovis, Corona, Coronado, Costa Mesa, Daly City, Downey, Dublin, Edwards, El Cajon, El Centro, El Monte, El Segundo, Elk Grove, Escondido, Fairfield, Fontana, Fort Hunter Liggett, Fremont, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Glendale, Hayward, Herlong, Huntington Beach, Inglewood, Irvine, Lancaster, Lompoc, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Marysville, McClellan, Modesto, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Niland, Norwalk, Oceanside, Orange, Oxnard, Palmdale, Pasadena, Petaluma, Pomona, Port Hueneme, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, Richmond, Riverside, Roseville, Salinas, San Bernardino, San Buenaventura (Ventura), San Joaquin, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Santa Clarita, Santa Maria, Seal Beach, Simi Valley, Temecula, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Twentynine Palms, Vallejo and West Covina), the standard per-diem rates of $89.00 per night for lodging and $51.00 per day for meals and incidentals apply.

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