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2009 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 2009. 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 County1
Beale AFB1
Bridgeport4
Colusa County1
El Centro1
Fort Bragg2
Glenn County2
Humboldt County1
Lake County*2
Lassen County1
Los Angeles7
Madera County1
Marin/Sonoma6
Mariposa County1
Merced County1
Modoc County1
Oakland11
Plumas County1
Riverside5
San Bernardino8
San Francisco12
Santa Clara County9
Shasta County1
Siskiyou County1
Tehama County1
Trinity County1
Tuolumne County1
CONNECTICUT
New Haven/Fairfield3
FLORIDA
Miami/Ft. Lauderdale1
ILLINOIS
Chicago6
Great Lakes NTC1
MASSACHUSETTS
Boston3
Deveins2
Essex County3
Plymouth3
MICHIGAN
Detroit5
NEW JERSEY
Atlantic City2
Camden7
Fort Monmouth/Earle NWS3
Northern New Jersey5
Perth Amboy4
NEVADA
Lake Tahoe1
NEW YORK
Long Island10
New York City10
Staten Island10
Westchester County11
PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia7
Willow Grove NAS4
WASHINGTON
Seattle1
* excluding ZIP Codes 95461 and 95467

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