Meal Allowances

​Effective for all Travel Starting January 1, 2019 (Printab​le PDF)

Meals and associated tips will be reimbursed at the lesser of actual cost or maximum allowance. Meal per diems are taxable without an overnight stay. An overnight stay must still be indicated on the CMU Business Card Reconciliation Form or the Employee Reimbursement Voucher when not claiming a lodging reimbursement.

Conference meals which are not included in the conference fee, but are preset and exceed the established maximum allowance, will be reimbursed at cost. A receipt or copy of the program indicating the cost of the meal is required.

If you are traveling outside of the United States, please use the per diem rates listed at the US State Department.  Under the Current and Prior Year Rates, select Foreign Per Diem Rates by Location. Then select the correct country from the drop down list. Click from the Previous Rates drop down list for the correct date of travel. The M & IE Column show the maximum per diem amount.  Meals and associated tips will be reimbursed at the lesser of actual cost or the maximum allowance.

Meal Allowances - Including Tips​
Meal
​Must be Traveling Before and After
​Standard Allowance
​High-Cost Cities
​Breakfast
7:00AM - 8:30AM​$9.00​​$11.00
​Lunch
​11:30AM - 2:00PM
​$14.00
​$17.00
​Dinner
​5:30PM - 7:00PM
​$23.00
​$28.00
​Maximum Allowance

​$46.00
​$56.00


High-Cost Cities (this list is all-inclusive)​
​AZ
​Sedona + City Limits of Sedona
​CA
​Eureka/Arcata/McKinleyville + Humboldt County
CA​
​Mamoth Lakes + Mono County
​CA
​Mill Vally/San Rafael/Novato + Marlin County
​CA
​Monterey + monterey County
CA
​Oakhurst + Madera County
CA
​Point Arena/Gualala + Mendocino County
CA
​San Diego + San Diego County
CA
​San Francisco + San Francisco County
CA
​San Luis Obispo + San Luis Obispo County
CA
​Santa Barbara + Santa Barbara County
CA
​Santa Monica + city limits of Santa Monica
CA
​Santa Rosa + Sonoma County
CA
​West Sacramento/Davis + Yolo County
CA
​Yosemite National Park + Mariposa County
CA
​Truckee + Nevada County
CO
​Aspen + Pitkin County
CO
​Crested Butte/Gunnison + Gunnison County
CO
​Denver/Aurora + Denver/Adams/Arapahoe/Jefferson Counties
CO
​Durango + La Plata County
CO
​Grand Lake + Grand County
CO
​Silverthorne/Breckenridge + Summit County
CO
​Steamboat Springs + Routt County
CO
​Telluride + San Miguel County
CO
​Vail + Eagle County
CT​
​New London/Groton + New London County
​DC
​District of Columbia + Washington DC (also cities of Alexandria, Falls Church and
Fairfax, and the counties of Arlington and Fairfax, in Virginia; and the counties of Montgomery and Prince George's Maryland)
​FL
​Cocoa Beach + Brevard County
​FL
​Gulf Breeze + Santa Rosa County
​GA
​Jekyll Island/Brunswick + Glynn County
​HI
​Entire State
​ID
Boise​ + Ada County
IL​
​Chicago + Cook/Lake Counties 
​KY
​Kenton + Kenton County 
​LA
​New Orleans + Orleans/Jefferson Parishes
​MA
​Boston/Cambridge + Suffolk County, city of Cambridge
MA
​Falmouth + City limits of Falmouth
MA
​Hyannis + Barnstable County less the city of Falmouth
MA
​Martha's Vineyard + Dukes County
MA
​Nantucket + Nantucket County 
MA
​Northampton + Hampshire County
MA
​Pittsfield + Berkshire County
MA
​Baltimore City + Baltimore City County
MA
​Centreville + Queen Anne County
​ME
​Kennebunk/Kittery/Sanford + York County
​MI
​Ann Arbor + Washtenaw County
MI
​East Lansing/Lansing + Ingham/Eaton Counties
MI
​Grand Rapids + Kent County
MI
​Holland + Ottawa County
MI
​Mackinac Island + Mackinac County
MI
​South Haven + Van Buren County
MI
​Traverse City Leland + Grand Traverse/Leelanau Counties
MN​
​Eagan/Burnsville/Mendota Heights + Dakota County
MN
​Duluth + St Louis County
MN
​Minneapolis/St. Paul + Hennepin/Ramsey Counties
​NH
​Lebanon/Lincoln/West Lebanon + Grafton County
​NY
​Floral Park/Garden City/Great Neck + Nassau County 
NY
​New York City + Bronx/Kings/new York/Queens/Richmond Counties
NY
​Riverhead/Ronkonkoma/Melville + Suffolk County
NY
​Tarrytown/White Plains/new Rochelle + Westchester County
​OH
​Cincinnati + Hamilton/Clermont Counties
​OR
​Seaside + Clatsop County
PA​
​Hershey + Hershey County
​SC
​Charleston + Charleston/Berkeley/Dorchester Counties
SD​
​Hot Springs + Fall River/Custer Counties
UT​
​Moab + Grand County
UT​
​Park City + Summit County
VA​
​Abingdon + Washington County
​VA
​Charlottesville + City of Charlottesville/Albemarle Counties
​VT
​Burlington  + Chittenden County 
​VT
​Manchester + Bennington County 
​VT
​Stowe + Lamoille County 
​VT
​White River Junction + Windsor County 
WA​
​Port Angeles/Port Townsend + Clallam/Jefferson Counties
​WA
​Seattle + King County
​WA
​Tacoma + Pierce County
​WY
​Cody + Park County
​WY
​Jackson/Pinedale + Teton/Sublette Counties


High Cost Cities list was updated 3/15/19