Iowa Per Diem Rates for 2016

There are three areas in Iowa for which location-specific per diem rates are specified by the federal government. For travel to areas within Iowa 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 Iowa destination names below.

General Iowa Per Diems:


per night lodging


per day meals
Destination County Meal Rate Lodging Rate
Cedar Rapids Linn County $54.00 $91.00
Dallas Dallas County $54.00 $117.00
Des Moines Polk County $59.00 $101.00
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Per-diems for other cities in Iowa:

If you are travelling to a city in Iowa that does not have a specific per diem rate (including and Davenport), 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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