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Montana Per Diem Rates for 2018

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

The per diem rates shown here are effective October 2017. For a full schedule of per diem rates by month and year for these areas, click on any of the Montana destination names below.

General Montana Per Diems:


per night lodging


per day meals
Destination County Meal Rate Lodging Rate
Big Sky / West Yellowstone Gallatin County $59.00 $94.00
Butte Silver Bow County $64.00 $95.00
Glendive / Sidney Dawson / Richland County $69.00 $94.00
Helena Lewis and Clark County $64.00 $99.00
Missoula / Polson / Kalispell Missoula / Lake / Flathead County $59.00 $94.00
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Per-diems for other cities in Montana:

If you are traveling to a city in Montana that does not have a specific per diem rate the standard per-diem rates of $93.00 per night for lodging and $51.00 per day for meals and incidentals apply.

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