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Tennessee Per Diem Rates for FY 2017

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

The per diem rates shown here are effective beginning October 2016. For a full schedule of per diem rates by month and year for these areas, click on any of the Tennessee destination names below.

General Tennessee Per Diems:


per night lodging


per day meals
Destination County Meal Rate Lodging Rate
Brentwood / Franklin Williamson County $121.00 $5,340.00
Chattanooga Hamilton County $100.00 $7,548.00
Knoxville Knox County $96.00 $11,664.00
Memphis Shelby County $113.00 $23,016.00
Nashville Davidson County $161.00 $3,992.00
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Per-diems for other cities in Tennessee:

If you are traveling to a city in Tennessee that does not have a specific per diem rate the standard per-diem rates of $91.00 per night for lodging and $51.00 per day for meals and incidentals apply.

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