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Louisiana Per Diem Rates for FY 2019

There are three areas in Louisiana for which location-specific per diem rates are specified by the federal government. For travel to areas within Louisiana 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 2018. For a full schedule of per diem rates by month and year for these areas, click on any of the Louisiana destination names below.

General Louisiana Per Diems:


per night lodging


per day meals
Destination County Meal Rate Lodging Rate
Alexandria / Leesville / Natchitoches Allen / Jefferson Davis / Natchitoches / Rapides / Vernon Parishes County $66.00 $98.00
Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Parish County $61.00 $100.00
New Orleans Orleans / Jefferson Parishes County $71.00 $150.00
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Per-diems for other cities in Louisiana:

If you are traveling to a city in Louisiana that does not have a specific per diem rate the standard per-diem rates of $94.00 per night for lodging and $55.00 per day for meals and incidentals apply.

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