Kentucky Per Diem Rates for 2016

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

General Kentucky Per Diems:


per night lodging


per day meals
Destination County Meal Rate Lodging Rate
Boone Boone County $54.00 $92.00
Kenton Kenton County $69.00 $135.00
Lexington Fayette County $54.00 $102.00
Louisville Jefferson County $59.00 $111.00
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Per-diems for other cities in Kentucky:

If you are travelling to a city in Kentucky that does not have a specific per diem rate (including Fort Knox, Hopkinsville and Lexington-Fayette), 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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