To estimate expenses for long term trips (greater than 30 days and less than one year),the recommendation is to use the published rate with a 55% calculation: Number of days x per diem rate x 55% = total per diem for location.

## What is the per diem for travel days?

Per diems on the first and last days of travel are 75% of the total daily allowance.

What are the per diem rates?

High-cost areas | All other areas | |
---|---|---|

Meals & incidentals only per diem | $71 | $60 |

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## How are per diem meals calculated?

Multiply the per diem allowance by the number of days. For example, on a three day business trip with a per diem meal expense allowance of $50, total per diem equals 3 X $50, or $150.

## What is daily per diem rate?

$55.00

State | Number Per-Diem Destinations | Average Meals & Incidentals Rate |
---|---|---|

California | 59 | $62.86 |

Colorado | 64 | $59.67 |

Connecticut | 8 | $60.63 |

Delaware | 3 | $57.67 |

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