The following page is to assist travelers with correct per diem reporting on the travel expense form.
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Instate Meal Per Diems:
The standard Georgia meal allowance is $28. The meal allowance for high cost areas (Chatham, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Glynn and Richmond counties) is $36. Employees traveling more than 50 miles from home and headquarters on a work assignment and away for more than 12 hours may receive 100% of the total day meal allowance, even when there is no overnight lodging.

Georgia Meal Rate
Standard $28
High Cost Area $36
Breakfast
$6
$7
Lunch
$7
$9
Dinner
$15
$20
Out-of-State Travel Meal Per Diems:
The State of Georgia has adopted GSA rates for out-of-state travel. US General Services Administration per diem rates are set annually, effective October 1st. To find the appropriate rate for your travel destination, please visit: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104877. Once you have the daily rate, utilize the chart below for the breakdown.

Meals rates differ by travel location. The following table shows the breakdown of continental breakfast,
lunch, and dinner components of the maximum per diem rates for meals while on travel.
Incidental expenses are reimbursed separately, as they are excluded from the GSA total per diem rate.

Note: The first and last day of travel is calculated at 75% of the allowable per diem.
Meals & Incidentals
Total
$51
75%
$54
75%
$59
75%
$64
75%
$69
75%
$74
75%
Breakfast
$11
$8.25
$12
$9
$13
$9.75
$15
$11.25
$16
$12
$17
$12.75
Lunch
$12
$9
$13
$9.75
$15
$11.25
$16
$12
$17
$12.75
$18
$13.50
Dinner
$23
$17.25
$24
$18
$26
$19.50
$28
$21
$31
$23.25
$34
$25.50