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2012 Conus COLA Rates without Dependents
 

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

Service members in 26 high-cost areas across the country qualify for the continental U.S. cost-of-living allowance, or ConUS COLA, in 2011. 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 duty station in the list of eligible locations found here. The 2012 rates that took effect Jan. 1:

Years of Service (Less then 2 years through 12)
Grade< 2234681012
Commissioned Officers
O-10--------
O-9--------
O-83838383838383838
O-73838383838383838
O-63335353535363636
O-53132333334343535
O-42830313132323334
O-32626282830303132
O-22425262626262626
O-12122242424242424
Commissioned officers with more than four years of active duty as warrant officers or enlisted members
O-3E---3030313132
O-2E---2828282828
O-1E---2526262626
Warrant Officers
W-5--------
W-42628282828283030
W-32526262626282828
W-22324252526262626
W-12122222323242525
Enlisted Members
E-9------2828
E-8-----262626
E-72223232424252526
E-62121222223232424
E-51920202121222223
E-41919191919191919
E-31818191919191919
E-21818181818181818
E-11818181818181818

Years of Service (14 years through 26)
Grade14161820222426
Commissioned Officers
O-10---38383838
O-9---38383838
O-838383838383838
O-738383838383838
O-637383838383838
O-535363737373737
O-434353535353535
O-332323232323232
O-226262626262626
O-124242424242424
Commissioned officers with more than four years of active duty as warrant officers or enlisted members
O-3E32333333333333
O-2E28282828282828
O-1E26262626262626
Warrant Officers
W-5---34353536
W-431323232333434
W-328303131313232
W-228282828282828
W-126262626262626
Enlisted Members
E-930303031313233
E-826282828283030
E-726262626262828
E-625252525252525
E-523232323232323
E-419191919191919
E-319191919191919
E-218181818181818
E-118181818181818

Years of Service (28 years through 40)
Grade28303234363840
Commissioned Officers
O-1038383838383838
O-938383838383838
O-838383838383838
O-738383838383838
O-638383838383838
O-537373737373737
O-435353535353535
O-332323232323232
O-226262626262626
O-124242424242424
Commissioned officers with more than four years of active duty as warrant officers or enlisted members
O-3E33333333333333
O-2E28282828282828
O-1E26262626262626
Warrant Officers
W-536363637373838
W-434343434343434
W-332323232323232
W-228282828282828
W-126262626262626
Enlisted Members
E-933333334343535
E-830303030303030
E-728282828282828
E-625252525252525
E-523232323232323
E-419191919191919
E-319191919191919
E-218181818181818
E-118181818181818

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