M&IE Breakdown

Find M&IE total and breakdown by meal for travel in the continental U.S.

  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. On the results page, click Meals & Incidentals (M&IE) Rates to jump to the M&IE rates table.

    Buttons for different per diem options, including "Lodging Rates, "Meals & Incidentals (M&IE) Rates", and "New Search"
  4. Find the row for your specific location and note the amount listed for M&IE total, breakfast, lunch, dinner, incidentals, and first and last day of travel.

M&IE Breakdown
M&IE Total1 Continental
Lunch2 Dinner2 Incidental
First & Last Day of Travel3
$59 $13 $15 $26 $5 $44.25
$64 $14 $16 $29 $5 $48.00
$69 $16 $17 $31 $5 $51.75
$74 $17 $18 $34 $5 $55.50
$79 $18 $20 $36 $5 $59.25

1 This column 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.

Find M&IE breakdown by meal for foreign and outside the continental U.S. (OCONUS) travel

Deductions to M&IE rates for localities in both nonforeign areas and foreign areas shall be allocated as shown in this table. For information as to where to access per diem rates for various types of Government travel, please consult the table in 301-11.6.

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Last Reviewed: 2023-04-20