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2018 Federal Per Diem Rates

Per-diems are fixed amounts to be used for lodging, meals, and incidental expenses when travelling on official business. Federal per diem rates are set by the General Services Administration (GSA) and are used by all government employees, as well as many private-sector employees who travel for their companies.

The per-diem amount you will be issued for meals and lodging depends on the location to which you are travelling. There are almost 400 destinations across the United States for which a special per-diem rate has been specified. For travel to any other areas within the United States, the 2018 general per diem rates are used.

Read more about how Per-diems work here.

2018 General Per Diem Rates:

$93.00

per night lodging

$51.00

per day meals

The per diem rates shown here are averages of all of the per diem rates within each state as of January 2018. For a full schedule of per diem rates by destination, click on any of the states below.

State Number Per-Diem Destinations Average Meals & Incidentals Rate Average Lodging Rate
Alabama 4 $58.25 $99.50
Arizona 6 $61.00 $124.00
Arkansas 3 $56.33 $97.67
California 31 $66.00 $143.06
Colorado 16 $64.44 $183.00
Connecticut 6 $61.00 $109.00
Delaware 3 $55.67 $105.00
District Of Columbia 1 $69.00 $201.00
Florida 22 $59.32 $136.32
Georgia 5 $60.40 $116.20
Idaho 3 $54.67 $98.67
Illinois 5 $58.40 $114.40
Indiana 6 $56.83 $102.67
Iowa 3 $54.67 $106.67
Kansas 3 $58.00 $104.67
Kentucky 5 $57.40 $111.60
Louisiana 4 $59.50 $110.50
Maine 5 $62.40 $103.60
Maryland 11 $63.27 $114.82
Massachusetts 13 $63.00 $128.23
Michigan 12 $57.92 $106.67
Minnesota 5 $60.40 $116.00
Mississippi 4 $57.00 $100.00
Missouri 3 $56.33 $114.67
Montana 5 $61.40 $95.00
Nebraska 2 $57.50 $101.00
Nevada 3 $59.67 $110.67
New Hampshire 8 $59.25 $112.38
New Jersey 12 $60.00 $118.33
New Mexico 5 $59.40 $102.00
New York 19 $63.05 $118.32
North Carolina 10 $58.70 $104.60
North Dakota 2 $60.00 $93.50
Ohio 9 $57.00 $109.11
Oklahoma 2 $55.00 $94.00
Oregon 8 $59.88 $117.25
Pennsylvania 14 $60.21 $112.71
Rhode Island 3 $59.00 $122.00
South Carolina 6 $60.17 $110.17
South Dakota 2 $55.00 $93.00
Tennessee 7 $52.71 $109.29
Texas 16 $59.13 $115.25
Utah 5 $61.40 $132.80
Vermont 6 $66.83 $109.17
Virginia 11 $61.91 $116.36
Washington 10 $65.20 $118.40
West Virginia 4 $53.25 $100.25
Wisconsin 8 $58.63 $101.13
Wyoming 4 $62.00 $111.25
** This Document Provided By www.FederalPay.org - The Civil Employee's Resource **
Source: www.federalpay.org/perdiem/2018