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Pennsylvania Per Diem Rates for 2018

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

General Pennsylvania Per Diems:


per night lodging


per day meals
Destination County Meal Rate Lodging Rate
Allentown / Easton / Bethlehem Lehigh / Northampton County $59.00 $102.00
Bucks Bucks County $59.00 $104.00
Chester / Radnor / Essington Delaware County $64.00 $117.00
Erie Erie County $54.00 $97.00
Gettysburg Adams County $64.00 $93.00
Harrisburg Dauphin County excluding Hershey County $69.00 $114.00
Hershey Hershey County $69.00 $115.00
Lancaster Lancaster County $59.00 $106.00
Malvern / Frazer / Berwyn Chester County $59.00 $129.00
Montgomery Montgomery County $64.00 $128.00
Philadelphia Philadelphia County $64.00 $148.00
Pittsburgh Allegheny County $54.00 $129.00
Reading Berks County $54.00 $103.00
State College Centre County $59.00 $102.00
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Per-diems for other cities in Pennsylvania:

If you are traveling to a city in Pennsylvania 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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