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2009 Hardship Duty Pay

Hardship Duty Pay-Location, or HDP-L, compensates service members assigned to areas with extraordinarily arduous quality-of-life conditions. The list of worldwide locations where the pay is awarded, and the monthly rates in effect Jan. 1:

Regions with single rates
Regions with multiple rates

Area Monthly rate
in dollars
Afghanistan  100
Albania  150
Algeria  100
American Samoa 50
Angola  150
Antarctic Region (below 60°S latitude)  150
Antigua AS 50
Arctic Circle Region (above 66°33'N latitude)  150
Armenia  150
Ascension AAF  150
Azerbaijan  100
Azores (Portugal) 50
Bahamas, Andros Island 50
Bangladesh  150
Belarus  150
Benin  150
Bosnia-Herzegovina  100
Botswana, Selabi Phikwe  100
Brunei  100
Bulgaria  150
Burkina  150
Burma (Myanmar)  150
Burundi  100
Cambodia  150
Cameroon  150
Canada, Northwest Territory  150
Cape Verde  150
Central African Republic  150
Chad  100
Colombia 50
Croatia 50
Cyprus 50
Democratic Republic of Congo  100
Djibouti  100
Dominican Republic  150
East Timor  100
Ecuador  100
Equitorial Guinea  150
Eritrea  100
Estonia 50
Ethiopia  100
Fiji  100
Gabon  150
Gambia  150
Georgia  150
Ghana  150
Greece, Kavala Relay Station  100
Greenland  150
Grenada 50
Guinea  150
Guinea Bissau  150
Guyana  150
Haiti  100
Honduras  150
Iceland, Reykjavik 50
India  150
Indonesia  100
Iraq  100
Israel 50
Ivory Coast  100
Jamaica, Kingston  100
Johnston Atoll  150
Kazakhstan  150
Kenya  100
Kosovo  100
Kuwait  100
Kyrgyzstan  100
Laos  150
Latvia 50
Lebanon  100
Lesotho  150
Liberia, Monrovia  100
Libya  150
Macedonia  100
Madagascar  150
Malawi  150
Malaysia 50
Mali  150
Malta 50
Mauritania  150
Mauritius 50
Micronesia  150
Moldova  150
Mongolia  150
Montenegro  100
Mozambique  150
Namibia 50
Nepal  150
Niger  150
Nigeria  150
North Korea  150
Pakistan  100
Palau 50
Papua New Guinea  150
Paraguay 50
Peru  150
Philippines  100
Puerto  
Vieques Island 50
Qatar, Al Udeid, Camp Snoopy, Camp As Syliyah 50
Romania  100
Russia  150
Rwanda  100
Sao Tome and Principe  150
Saudi Arabia  100
Senegal  100
Serbia  100
Sierra Leone  150
Slovakia 50
Solomon Islands  100
South Africa 50
Sri Lanka  150
Suriname  150
Swaziland 50
Syria  100
Tajikistan  100
Tanzania  150
Togo  150
Trinidad and Tobago  100
Tunisia 50
Turkmenistan  150
Uganda  100
Ukraine  150
Uzbekistan  100
Vanuatu  100
Venezuela  100
Vietnam  150
Western Sahara, Laayoune and MINURSO UN team sites  150
Yemen  100
Zambia  150
Zimbabwe  150

 

Area Monthly rate
in dollars
Alaska
Attu, St. Paul, Port Clarence, Unalaska, Shoal Cove, Tok, Eareckson Air Station, Annette Island, Clear, Fort Greely, Cordova and all areas above 66°33' N latitude 150
Australia
Alice Springs and Learmonth Observatory  50
Brazil
Sao Paulo, Fortaleza, Ceara, Recife, Pernambuco, and the states of Amazonas, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Para, Piaui, Rondonia, Roriame, Rio de Janeiro and Brazilia  50
Belize
Belize City 100
Other 150
Bolivia
Cochabamba  50
Other 150
Chagos Archipelago
Diego Garcia 150
Other  50
China
Beijing 100
Chengdu, Shenyang, Guangzhou, other 150
Shanghai, Hong Kong  50
Congo
Brazzaville 150
Other 100
Cook Islands
Rarotonga  50
Other 100
Cuba
Havana, JTF-Guantanamo Bay 150
Other Guantanamo Bay 100
Egypt
Cairo West AB 100
Ras Nasrani, El Gorah  50
Other 100
El Salvador
San Salvador 150
Other 100
Guatemala
Guatemala City  50
Other 100
Hungary
Budapest 0 0
Other  50
Jordan
King Faisal AB, Prince Hasan, Shaheed 100
Other  50
Marshall Islands
Majuro 100
Kwajalein Atoll, Other  50
Mexico
Ciudad Juarez, Metapa, Mexico City, Tapachula 100
Hermosito, Merida, Monterrey, Nogales, Nuevo Laredo, Tijuana, Tuxtia Gutierrez  50
Nicaragua
Managua 100
Other 150
Oman
Muscat  50
Other 100
Panama
Panama City 0 0
Other  50
Poland
Warsaw 0 0
Other  50
South Korea
Area 1 150
Camp Yongin, Gwang Ju AB, Pohang 100
Other  50
Taiwan
Kaohsiung 100
Taipei  50
Other 150
Thailand
Bangkok, Chiang Mai  50
Other 150
Turkey
Afyon, Batman, Corlu, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Iskendrun, Mardin, Mersin, Oguzeli, Sabiha Gokcen, Sanliurfa, Tasucu, Nusaybin, Konya, Pirinclik 100
Eskisehir  50
United Arab Emirates
Dubai, Abu Dhabi 0 0
Other 100