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South Carolina Per Diem Rates for 2020

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

The per diem rates shown here are effective October 2019. For a full schedule of per diem rates by month and year for these areas, click on any of the South Carolina destination names below.

General South Carolina Per Diems:


per night lodging


per day meals
Destination County Meal Rate Lodging Rate
Charleston Charleston / Berkeley / Dorchester County $71.00 $203.00
Columbia Richland / Lexington County $61.00 $113.00
Hilton Head Beaufort County $61.00 $116.00
Myrtle Beach Horry County $61.00 $96.00
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Per-diems for other cities in South Carolina:

If you are traveling to a city in South Carolina that does not have a specific per diem rate the standard per-diem rates of $96.00 per night for lodging and $55.00 per day for meals and incidentals apply.

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