Meals and Incidental Expenses (M&IE) Breakdown

Choose one of the headings below to get meals and incidental expense rates (M&IE) for federal travelers.

  1. Determine the location where you will be working while on official travel.  
  2. Look up the location-specific information at www.gsa.gov/perdiem.  
  3. In the per diem rates table provided, find the row for your specific location and note the amount listed in the last column for "M&IE." This is the total daily M&IE for your specific location. See example below. M&IE is located on the last column of the this image
  1. Determine the location where you will be working while on official travel.  
  2. Look up the location-specific information at www.gsa.gov/perdiem.  
  3. In the per diem rates table provided, find the row for your specific location and note the amount listed in the last column for "M&IE." This is the total daily M&IE for your specific location. See example below. M&IE is located on the last column of the this image
  4. Match the amount noted in the previous step to the "M&IE Total" in the table below. This row contains the M&IE information pertinent to your specific travel location.
M&IE Breakdown
M&IE Total (1) Continental
Breakfast/
Breakfast (2)
Lunch (2) Dinner (2) Incidental
Expenses
First & Last Day of Travel (3)
$51 $11 $12 $23 $5 $38.25
$54 $12 $13 $24 $5 $40.50
$59 $13 $15 $26 $5 $44.25
$64 $15 $16 $28 $5 $48.00
$69 $16 $17 $31 $5 $51.75
$74 $17 $18 $34 $5 $55.50
  1. This table lists the full daily amount federal employees receive for a single calendar day of travel when that day is neither the first nor last day of travel.
  2. The separate amounts for breakfast, lunch and dinner listed in the chart are provided should you need to deduct any of those meals from your trip voucher. For example, if your trip includes meals that are already paid for by the government (such as through a registration fee for a conference), you will need to deduct those meals from your voucher.  Refer to Section 301-11.18 of the Federal Travel Regulation for specific guidance on deducting these amounts from your per diem reimbursement claims for meals furnished to you by the government. Other organizations may have different rules that apply for their employees; please check with your organization for more assistance.
  3. This column lists the amount federal employees receive for the first and last calendar day of travel. The first and last calendar day of travel is calculated at 75 percent.

 

How to find M&IE breakdown by meal for foreign and outside the continental U.S. (OCONUS) travel - Visit FTR Appendix B. Note: Appendix B breakdowns do not apply to any locations in the continental U.S.; use the table listed above.

The shortcut to this page is www.gsa.gov/mie.

Last Reviewed 2017-06-09