Travel Services

Per Diem

    Meal & Lodging Rates

    Both domestic and foreign per diem rate schedules are outside the WSU web domain on U.S. General Services Administration and U.S. Department of State web servers.


    Domestic per diem schedule contains 48 contiguous States and the District of Columbia.

    Foreign Per Diem schedule contains foreign locations and non-foreign overseas areas (Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and U.S.possessions)

    • Foreign per diem schedule, see Foreign Travel
    • The breakdown for the foreign meal rate is 25% breakfast, 30% lunch, and 45% dinner.

    WSU Meal Breakdown
    Effective Oct 1, 2015
    Continental USANon High-Cost LocationsHigh-Cost Locations
    Breakfast 13.00 14.00 15.00 16.00 17.00 19.00
    Lunch 15.00 16.00 18.00 19.00 21.00 22.00
    Dinner 23.00 24.00 26.00 29.00 31.00 33.00
    Totals $51.00 $54.00 $59.00 $64.00 $69.00 $74.00

    Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and U.S. possessions lodging rates do not include any taxes. They are room rates only. When preparing the TEV continue to add the lodging taxes to the room rate in the lodging column.

    Click Travel Rates (Business Policies and Procedures Manual) for detail information.

    State of Washington per diem maps

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