Travel at State

Travel at State

Continental United States (CONUS) M&IE

M&IE highlights include:

  1. Per Diems are effective from October 1 through September 30 of each year. Be sure to choose the correct year when looking up per diem rates. For example, October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017 is considered Fiscal Year 2017.
  2. CONUS rates opens new tab apply to the 48 contiguous United States.
  3. M&IE rates for destinations outside the Continental United States (OCONUS), such as Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories, are located on the OCONUS M&IE opens new tab website. Applicable rates are calculated by adding the "Local Meals" and "Local Incidentals" columns.
  4. For Foreign and OCONUS M&IE, use the Foreign and OCONUS M&IE Allocations table opens new tab to lookup the breakdown of meals and incidentals.
  5. Travelers may use the entire M&IE rate per day. Because incidentals are included in the per diems, miscellaneous tips are not reimbursed. Examples of incidentals include fees and tips given to baggage carriers, bellhops, and hotel maids; transportation to places where meals are taken; and laundry and dry cleaning necessary while in travel status.

The following tables show the breakdown of breakfast, lunch, and dinner components of CONUS meal and incidentals rates while in travel status. M&IE is based upon where travelers are lodged. Travelers must be lodged overnight to claim.

The M&IE rates differ by travel location. For FY2018, view the per diem rate opens new tab for your primary destination to determine which M&IE rates apply.

As of October 1, 2018 (Fiscal Year 2019)

Continental United States Meals & Incidental Expenses
M&IE Total $55 $56 $61 $66 $71 $76
Breakfast $13 $13 $14 $16 $17 $18
Lunch $14 $15 $16 $17 $18 $19
Dinner $23 $23 $26 $28 $31 $34
Incidentals $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5

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