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2009 Conus COLA Rates with Dependents
 

Years of Service < 2 - 12
Years of Service 14 - 26
Years of Service 28 - 40

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 payout rate for your paygrade, years of service and dependent status by the figure next to your duty station in the list of eligible locations found here. The 2009 rates that took effect Jan. 1:

Years of Service (Less then 2 years through 12)
Grade< 2234681012
Commissioned Officers
O-10--------
O-9--------
O-85353535353535353
O-74951515151535353
O-64244464646464747
O-53841424242444446
O-43538404040414244
O-33335353738384040
O-23031343435353535
O-12727303030303030
Commissioned officers with more than four years of active duty as warrant officers or enlisted members
O-3E---3838404041
O-2E---3535353737
O-1E---3133333434
Warrant Officers
W-5--------
W-43435353537373838
W-33333333434353737
W-23031313133343435
W-12929303031333334
Enlisted Members
E-9------3737
E-8-----343434
E-72930303031313333
E-62727292929303031
E-52525262627272929
E-42424252525252525
E-32323242424242424
E-22323232323232323
E-12323232323232323

Years of Service (14 years through 26)
Grade14161820222426
Commissioned Officers
O-10---53535353
O-9---53535353
O-853535353535353
O-753535353535353
O-647515153535353
O-546474949515151
O-444464646464646
O-341414141414141
O-235353535353535
O-130303030303030
Commissioned officers with more than four years of active duty as warrant officers or enlisted members
O-3E41424242424242
O-2E38383838383838
O-1E35353535353535
Warrant Officers
W-5---42444646
W-440404142424444
W-337383840404141
W-235353737373838
W-134353535353535
Enlisted Members
E-938383840404142
E-835353737373838
E-734343435353537
E-631313131313131
E-529292929292929
E-425252525252525
E-324242424242424
E-223232323232323
E-123232323232323

Years of Service (28 years through 40)
Grade28303234363840
Commissioned Officers
O-1053535353535353
O-953535353535353
O-853535353535353
O-753535353535353
O-653535353535353
O-551515151515151
O-446464646464646
O-341414141414141
O-235353535353535
O-130303030303030
Commissioned officers with more than four years of active duty as warrant officers or enlisted members
O-3E42424242424242
O-2E38383838383838
O-1E35353535353535
Warrant Officers
W-546474749494949
W-444464646464646
W-341414141414141
W-238383838383838
W-135353535353535
Enlisted Members
E-942424244444646
E-838404040404040
E-737373737373737
E-631313131313131
E-529292929292929
E-425252525252525
E-324242424242424
E-223232323232323
E-123232323232323

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