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Domestic M&IE

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 FY2016, view the per diem rate for your primary destination to determine which M&IE rates apply.


M&IE Total $51 $54 $59 $64 $69 $74
Breakfast $11 $12 $13 $15 $16 $17
Lunch $12 $13 $15 $16 $17 $18
Dinner $23 $24 $26 $28 $31 $34
Incidentals $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5

Use these methods to find 2015 M&IE rates for travel that occurred from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.

  1. Use the 2015 M&IE Lookup under “Continental United States M&IE (CONUS)” above. This will provide an Excel spreadsheet of 2015 M&IE Rates by State and to view the excel spreadsheet by state and destination;
  2. Choose Continental United States M&IE (CONUS) above to link to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Per Diem Rates. Go directly to SEARCH BY STATE and select “2015” from the “Find Rates for:” dropdown menu. Choose the applicable state. A chart of per diem rates for 2015 will appear for the state chosen. IMPORTANT: DO NOT enter anything in the SEARCH BY CITY, STATE OR ZIP CODE (current fiscal year) section.


M&IE Total $46 $51 $56 $61 $66 $71
Breakfast $7 $8 $9 $10 $11 $12
Lunch $11 $12 $13 $15 $16 $18
Dinner $23 $26 $29 $31 $34 $36
Incidentals $5 $5 $5 $5 $5 $5

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, 2014 – September 30, 2015 is considered Fiscal Year 2015.
  2. CONUS rates apply to the 48 contiguous United States. See Meals and Incidental Expenses (M&IE) Breakdown for details.
  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 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 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.

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