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09STATE85140
2009-08-14 22:37:00
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Secretary of State
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Allowance and Post Differential

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						UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 09 STATE 085140 

SIPDIS, PASS TO ALL USAID MISSIONS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ALOW AMGT APER AFIN
SUBJECT: Allowance and Post Differential
Reclassifications TL:SR-714

Ref: Section 920 Standardized Regulations
(GC,FA)



1. Effective August 16, 2009, unless
otherwise noted, allowances and/or post
differential rates are revised as shown.
These changes are issued under TL:SR-714.



2. Please inform local offices of all U.S.
government agencies at the posts listed in
this cable.



3. Important: Read this entire message as
posts may be listed more than once. Changes
are listed by allowance or differential
rather than by post.



4. Taiwan has been included, when applicable,
under arrangement with the American Institute
in Taiwan.



5. The Post (Hardship) Differential changes for
Greece are based on a Post (Hardship)
Differential survey submitted by Athens.



6. The changes in the Living Quarters Allowance
rates for Australia, Norway, and Portugal are
based on living quarters expenditure surveys
submitted by Air Force.



7. All Post Allowance changes are based on
currency exchange rate information reported to
the Office of Allowances as of the first
Thursday of Pay Period 16 (August 6, 2009).



8. The Education ?At-Post? Allowance rate
changes are based on updated information
provided by posts for the 2009-2010 school
year.



9. The Education "Away-from-Post" Allowance
rates are revised as shown below and are
listed by COUNTRY. The school away-from-post
rates are applicable for only (repeat ONLY)
those posts within the listed countries where
local schools are INADEQUATE in one or more
grades as indicated in Section 920 of the
Department of State Standardized Regulations
(DSSR). To determine which grades are
INADEQUATE, Section 920 will show higher
away-from-post education allowance rates than
the at-post education allowance rates. If
the away-from-post education allowance rates

STATE 00085140 002 OF 009


are the same as the at-post education
allowance rates, then the school grades are
ADEQUATE. The new away-from-post education
allowance rates are based on updated
transportation costs and a survey of selected
boarding school expenses for the 2009/2010
school year.



10. This information is available on the
State Department internet and intranet sites.
The internet site address is:
http://aoprals.state.gov.
The intranet (internal State Department network)
site address is: http://aoprals.a.state.gov/.


POST DIFFERENTIAL
FROM TO
GREECE
ATHENS 0 5
ELEFSIS 0 5
ELLINIKON 0 5

MT. PARNIS 0 5
MT. PATER 0 5
NEA MAKR 0 5
PIRAEUS 0 5
TANAGRA 0 5

LIVING QUARTERS ALLOWANCE
FROM TO
2 3 4 2 3 4
AUSTRALIA
ADELAIDE WF 16400 15600 13100 28100 28100 26700
WOF 15600 13100 11600 28100 26700 23300
NORWAY
STAVANGER WF 32600 32200 26000 40700 40500 33000
WOF 32200 26000 23500 40500 33000 30000
PORTUGAL
LAJES FIELD WF 26600 25300 24000 29300 27900 26500
WOF 25300 24000 21300 28000 26500 23400


POST ALLOWANCE
FROM TO
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
BANJA LUK 5 10
OTHER 5 10
SARAJEVO 5 10

BRAZIL
SAO PAULO 20 25

CANADA
AMHERSTBURG 25 30
ARGENTIA 25 30
CALGARY 25 30
DARTMOUTH 30 35
EDMONTON 25 30

STATE 00085140 003 OF 009


HALIFAX 30 35
KINGSVILLE 25 30
LONDON, ONTARIO 10 15
NORTH BAY CANADIAN FORCES BASE 25 30
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES 25 30
OTHER 25 30
OTTAWA 25 30
PRINCE RUPERT 25 30
QUEBEC 25 30
STRAIT OF GEORGIA TEST RANGE, B.C.
25 30
TORONTO 35 42
VICTORIA 30 35
WINNIPEG 25 30

CZECH REPUBLIC
OTHER 42 50
PRAGUE 42 50

GUATEMALA
GUATEMALA CITY 5 0
OTHER 5 0

ISRAEL
KARMI'EL 30 25
OTHER 30 25
TEL AVIV 30 25

JERUSALEM
JERUSALEM 30 25
WEST BANK 30 25

KOREA
AMMO DEPOT #9 5 10
CAMP CARROLL 5 10
CAMP COLBERN 5 10
CAMP MARKET 5 10
CAMP MERCER 5 10
CHANGWON 5 10
CHINHAE 5 10
CHUNCHON 5 10
K-16 5 10
KIMHAE 5 10
KIMPO AIRFIELD 5 10
KUNSAN 5 10
KWANGJU 5 10
MUNSAN 5 10
OSAN AB 5 10
OTHER 5 10
PUSAN 5 10
PYONGTAEK 5 10
SEOUL 5 10
SUWON 5 10
TAEGU 5 10
TONGDUCHON 5 10
UIJONGBU 5 10
WAEGWAN 5 10


STATE 00085140 004 OF 009


KOSOVO
OTHER 10 15
PRISTINA 10 15

NEW ZEALAND
AUCKLAND 25 30
BLENHEIM 25 30
CHRISTCHURCH 25 30
OTHER 25 30
WELLINGTON 25 30

ROMANIA
BUCHAREST 35 42

SOUTH AFRICA
CAPE TOWN 10 5
JOHANNESBURG 35 30
PRETORIA 35 30

SWEDEN
OTHER 35 42
STOCKHOLM 42 50

TOGO
LOME 25 30
OTHER 25 30


EDUCATION ALLOWANCE
FROM TO
AWAY AWAY
AT FROM AT FROM
GRADE POST POST GRADE POST POST
BOLIVIA
COCHABAMBA K 2550 2550 K-6 4300 4300
1-6 4000 4000 7-12 5050 57250
7-10 4700 58400
11-12 4850 58400

CANADA
OTTAWA K-8 26100 26100 K-8 23350 23350
9-12 23200 47850 9-12 24800 50600

CROATIA
ZAGREB K-5 24850 24850 K-5 25650 25650
6-8 25750 25750 6-8 26500 26500
9-12 26350 52800 9-12 27100 51450

FRANCE
LYON K-12 10750 48500 K 8250 51150
1-5 11850 51150
6-8 14500 51150
9-10 17400 51150
11-12 20050 51150

MARSEILLE K-3 4450 4450 K-3 4450 4450
4 4350 4350 4 4350 4350
5-8 4350 48500 5 4350 51150

STATE 00085140 005 OF 009


9-12 550 48500 6 12600 51150
7 12750 51150
8 12900 51150
9 13100 51150
10 13400 51150
11 13850 51150
12 14450 51150

JAPAN
GIFU K-5 17250 17250 K-5 19850 19850
6-12 18900 18900 6-12 21750 21750

KOMAKI K-5 17250 17250 K-5 19850 19850
6-12 18900 18900 6-12 21750 21750

NAGOYA K-5 17250 17250 K-5 19850 19850
6-12 18900 18900 6-12 21750 21750

KAZAKHSTAN
ALMATY K-12 24500 63000 K-12 20500 57400

LESOTHO
MASERU K-1 6400 6400 K-1 7800 7800
2-5 6400 59600 2-5 7800 57450
6-12 10400 59600 6-12 12900 57450

LITHUANIA
VILNIUS K-5 27350 27350 K-5 25300 25300
6-8 29400 29400 6-8 27150 27150
9-10 31850 52500 9-11 29350 52400
11-12 300 52500 12 300 52400

PANAMA
PANAMA CITY K-5 10350 10350 K-5 11300 11300
6-8 11250 11250 6-8 12200 12200
9-12 12200 12200 9-10 13200 13200
11-12 14150 14150

RUSSIA
MOSCOW K-5 24900 24900 K-5 25350 25350
6-8 26500 26500 6-8 26950 26950
9-10 28100 28100 9-10 28600 28600
11-12 29600 29600 11-12 30100 30100

SPAIN
VALENCIA K-6 9650 52900 K-6 9650 51600
7-12 10550 52900 7-12 10550 51600

SWAZILAND
MBABANE K 1900 1900 K 2700 2700
1-7 2300 2300 1-7 2500 2500
8 6100 61450 8 5700 56300
9 6150 61450 9 5950 56300
10 6450 61450 10-11 6050 56300
11-12 6550 61450 12 8400 56300

THE GAMBIA
BANJUL K-5 7500 7500 K-5 8000 8000

STATE 00085140 006 OF 009


6 8750 8750 6 9200 9200
7-8 8750 56800 7-8 9200 54550
9 3400 56800 9 3400 54550
10-11 3850 56800 10-11 3850 54550
12 4700 56800 12 4700 54550


AWAY FROM POST EDUCATION ALLOWANCE

NOTE: The higher school away-from-post education
allowance rates below are applicable for ONLY
(repeat ONLY) those posts/grades within the listed
countries where local schools are INADEQUATE as
indicated in Section 920 of the Department of State
Standardized Regulations (DSSR).

FROM TO

AFGHANISTAN 61,950 64,600
ALBANIA 52,800 54,200
ALGERIA 54,700 52,550
ANGOLA 65,300 61,800
ARGENTINA 59,600 51,800
ARMENIA 56,650 55,350
AUSTRALIA 57,300 58,200
AUSTRIA 53,650 50,900
AZERBAIJAN 55,850 57,100
BAHAMAS 48,450 49,700
BANGLADESH 57,950 56,100
BARBADOS 50,050 52,700
BELARUS 52,750 53,300
BELGIUM 53,200 50,900
BELIZE 49,700 51,550
BENIN 66,100 56,850
BERMUDA 53,850 52,450
BOLIVIA 58,400 57,250
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA 52,600 52,250
BOTSWANA 55,950 54,300
BRAZIL 63,800 58,700
BRUNEI 58,550 61,200
BULGARIA 54,150 51,400
BURKINA FASO 61,050 57,850
BURMA 57,750 55,850
BURUNDI 57,500 58,050
CAMBODIA 56,850 56,850
CAMEROON 61,900 57,700
CANADA 47,850 50,600
CAPE VERDE 59,700 56,150
CENTRAL AFRICAN
REPUBLIC 61,050 57,400
CHAD 62,900 60,900
CHILE 58,000 54,150
CHINA 51,350 54,950
COLOMBIA 52,000 51,700
COOK ISLANDS 62,900 67,150
COSTA RICA 50,300 50,900
COTE D'IVOIRE 60,100 58,050
CROATIA 52,800 51,450

STATE 00085140 007 OF 009


CUBA 49,350 52,000
CYPRUS 53,500 53,450
CZECH REPUBLIC 53,150 51,650
DEM. PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC
OF KOREA 59,150 61,800
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
OF THE CONGO 62,400 59,950
DENMARK 53,200 50,850
DJIBOUTI 62,000 60,400
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 49,100 51,050
ECUADOR 49,950 52,600
EGYPT 57,800 52,300
EL SALVADOR 53,250 51,450
EQUATORIAL GUINEA 61,900 58,450
ERITREA 62,800 59,300
ESTONIA 52,000 52,250
ETHIOPIA 56,700 54,850
FIJI 60,350 60,900
FINLAND 55,300 51,850
FRANCE 48,500 51,150
GABON 64,850 59,850
GEORGIA 52,750 54,100
GERMANY 52,750 50,700
GHANA 58,750 54,800
GREECE 53,350 51,950
GREENLAND 50,350 54,050
GRENADA 50,800 51,800
GUATEMALA 50,200 51,350
GUINEA 60,600 56,800
GUINEA-BISSAU 57,850 59,950
GUYANA 50,100 52,000
HAITI 49,400 51,050
HONDURAS 49,600 52,250
HONG KONG 51,900 57,100
HUNGARY 52,550 51,800
ICELAND 50,550 51,900
INDIA 61,000 54,400
INDONESIA 52,650 57,900
IRAQ 56,500 58,500
ISRAEL 55,100 52,650
ITALY 54,050 50,600
JAMAICA 49,650 50,900
JAPAN 52,100 55,900
JERUSALEM 55,100 52,650
JORDAN 57,150 54,550
KAZAKHSTAN 63,000 57,400
KENYA 58,700 55,300
KIRIBATI 65,250 64,500
KOREA 56,800 55,450
KOSOVO 53,750 54,000
KUWAIT 55,450 53,550
KYRGYZSTAN 63,000 61,400
LAOS 55,450 59,850
LATVIA 52,050 52,250
LEBANON 59,950 56,650
LESOTHO 59,600 57,450
LIBERIA 62,250 59,250
LIBYA 52,700 53,000

STATE 00085140 008 OF 009


LITHUANIA 52,500 52,400
LUXEMBOURG 50,200 51,600
MACEDONIA 50,200 55,300
MADAGASCAR 55,400 59,200
MALAWI 62,050 58,800
MALAYSIA 59,100 57,050
MALI 60,250 56,200
MALTA 50,800 51,700
MARSHALL ISLANDS 64,850 58,300
MAURITANIA 59,200 55,550
MAURITIUS 67,250 57,350
MEXICO 51,800 52,050
MICRONESIA 62,850 58,250
MOLDOVA 53,200 54,350
MONGOLIA 57,600 56,650
MONTENEGRO 53,000 51,650
MOROCCO 52,300 52,500
MOZAMBIQUE 55,600 57,200
NAMIBIA 60,450 55,250
NEPAL 55,750 57,700
NETHERLANDS 53,150 51,450
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES 51,350 51,750
NEW ZEALAND 62,900 60,050
NICARAGUA 52,550 52,400
NIGER 62,050 61,200
NIGERIA 61,050 55,050
NORWAY 52,650 51,050
OMAN 56,150 52,150
PAKISTAN 55,250 55,000
PALAU 53,650 58,450
PANAMA 52,950 51,950
PAPUA NEW GUINEA 65,550 61,050
PARAGUAY 52,200 52,550
PERU 54,600 53,050
PHILIPPINES 53,200 55,850
POLAND 48,200 51,150
PORTUGAL 51,750 52,650
QATAR 55,750 52,200
REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO 62,150 59,850
ROMANIA 54,250 51,150
RUSSIA 53,500 51,750
RWANDA 61,050 57,300
SAINT KITTS
AND NEVIS 50,050 51,600
SAMOA ISLANDS 64,150 57,950
SAO TOME & PRINCIPE 64,000 61,550
SAUDI ARABIA 57,100 54,550
SENEGAL 58,600 55,700
SERBIA 53,000 51,350
SIERRA LEONE 55,100 59,950
SLOVAK REPUBLIC 54,400 52,150
SLOVENIA 49,500 51,750
SOLOMON ISLANDS 60,950 67,600
SOMALIA 61,500 64,150
SOUTH AFRICA 60,250 57,200
SPAIN 52,900 51,600
SRI LANKA 53,950 55,850
ST LUCIA 47,650 51,450

STATE 00085140 009 OF 009


SUDAN 57,750 64,100
SURINAME 51,300 54,350
SWAZILAND 61,450 56,300
SWEDEN 52,700 50,950
SWITZERLAND 53,150 51,400
SYRIA 57,950 55,550
TAIWAN 57,850 55,900
TAJIKISTAN 53,050 56,250
TANZANIA 60,100 56,000
THAILAND 56,650 59,300
THE GAMBIA 56,800 54,550
Timor-Leste 52,650 58,100
TOGO 59,300 56,250
TONGA 64,650 56,350
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 50,400 51,050
TUNISIA 53,300 53,850
TURKEY 53,000 51,650
TURKMENISTAN 58,450 58,000
UGANDA 64,750 55,850
UKRAINE 52,000 51,600
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 55,650 51,950
UNITED KINGDOM 49,400 51,750
URUGUAY 56,400 52,650
UZBEKISTAN 55,900 55,750
VANUATU 64,600 61,950
VENEZUELA 50,900 54,150
VIETNAM 61,050 57,650
YEMEN 58,350 55,200
ZAMBIA 62,100 55,900
ZIMBABWE 62,850 59,650

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