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2008 ConUS COLA
 

Service members in 56 high-cost areas across the country qualify for the continental U.S. cost-of-living allowance, or ConUS COLA, in 2008. The allowance compensates service members with command-sponsored dependents residing in the vicinity of the member's duty station for nonhousing expenses in areas where these costs exceed the national average by more than 8 percent. Rates are based, in part, on dependent status. To calculate your monthly allowance, multiply the figure next to your duty station in the list of eligible locations by the payout rate for your paygrade, years of service and dependent status.

Military Housing AreasMultiplier
CALIFORNIA
Alpine County2
Bakersfield1
Colusa County3
Edwards AFB/Palmdale1
El Centro1
Fort Bragg2
Glenn County3
Humboldt County2
Lake County*2
Lassen County2
Los Angeles6
Madera County2
Marin/Sonoma6
Mariposa County2
Merced County2
Modoc County2
Oakland9
Plumas County2
Riverside4
San Bernardino7
San Francisco10
San Luis Obispo1
Santa Clara County6
Shasta County2
Siskiyou County2
Tehama County2
Travis AFB/Vallejo1
Trinity County2
Tuolumne County2
Ventura1
CONNECTICUT
New Haven/Fairfield3
FLORIDA
Miami/Ft. Lauderdale2
West Palm Beach1
ILLINOIS
Chicago7
Great Lakes NTC3
Joliet Army Depot2
MASSACHUSETTS
Boston3
Essex County2
Plymouth3
MICHIGAN
Detroit3
NEW JERSEY
Atlantic City3
Camden5
Fort Monmouth/Earle NWS3
Northern New Jersey4
Perth Amboy3
NEVADA
Lake Tahoe2
NEW YORK
Long Island10
New York City11
Staten Island11
Westchester County9
PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia5
Willow Grove NAS4
WASHINGTON
Seattle2
* excluding ZIP Codes 95461 and 95467

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