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2012 Hardship Duty Pay

Hardship duty pay-location, or HDP-L, compensates service members assigned to areas with extraordinarily arduous quality-of-life conditions. Below are the monthly rates in effect for all locations that qualify for the pay. If no specific cities within a country are listed, all locations in that country qualify for the pay. Locations with an asterisk (*) also qualify for combat-zone tax relief benefits.

AreaMonthly rate
Afghanistan*$100
Alaska
Attu, St. Paul, Port Clarence, Unalaska, Shoal Cove and Tok; Eareckson Air Station; Annette Island; Clear; Fort Greely, Cordova and
all areas above 66°33' N latitude
150
Albania*150
Algeria100
American Samoa50
Angola150
Antarctic Region
(below 60°S latitude)150
Antigua AS50
Arctic Region
(above 66°33'N latitude)150
Armenia150
Ascension AAF150
Australia
Alice Springs and
Learmonth Observatory50
Azerbaijan100
Azores (Portugal)50
Bahamas
Andros Island50
Bahrain*
(combat-zone tax relief only)0
Bangladesh150
Belarus150
Belize
Belize City100
Other150
Benin150
Bolivia
Cochabamba50
Other150
Bosnia-Herzegovina100
Botswana
Selabi Phikwe100
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 Brazilia50
Brunei100
Bulgaria150
Burkina150
Burma (Myanmar)150
Burundi100
Cambodia150
Cameroon150
Canada
Northwest Territory150
Cape Verde150
Central African Republic150
Chad100
Chagos Archipelago
Diego Garcia150
Other50
China
Beijing100
Chengdu, Shenyang, Guangzhou, other150
Shanghai, Hong Kong50
Colombia50
Congo
Brazzaville150
Other100
Cook Islands
Rarotonga50
Other100
Costa Rica
San Jose0
Other50
Croatia50
Cuba
Havana,
JTF-Guantanamo Bay150
JTF-Guantanamo Bay duty within detention facility; other Guantanamo Bay100
Other Cuba50
Cyprus50
Democratic Republic of Congo100
Djibouti*100
Dominican Republic150
East Timor100
Ecuador100
Egypt
Cairo West AB100
Ras Nasrani, El Gorah50
Other100
El Salvador
San Salvador150
Other100
Equitorial Guinea150
Eritrea100
Estonia50
Ethiopia100
Fiji100
Gabon150
Gambia150
Georgia150
Ghana150
Greece
Kavala Relay Station100
Greenland150
Grenada50
Guatemala
Guatemala City50
Other100
Guinea150
Guinea Bissau150
Guyana150
Haiti100
Honduras150
Hungary
Budapest0
Other50
Iceland
Reykjavik50
India150
Indonesia100
Iraq*100
Israel50
Ivory Coast100
Jamaica
Kingston100
Johnston Atoll150
Jordan*
King Faisal AB, Prince Hasan, Shaheed100
Other50
Kazakhstan150
Kenya100
Kiribati50
Kosovo*100
Kuwait*100
Kyrgyzstan*100
Laos150
Latvia50
Lebanon100
Lesotho150
Liberia
Monrovia100
Libya100
Macedonia100
Madagascar150
Malawi150
Malaysia50
Mali150
Malta50
Marshall Islands
Majuro100
Kwajalein Atoll, other50
Mauritania150
Mauritius50
Mexico
Ciudad Juarez, Metapa, Mexico City, Tapachula100
Hermosito, Merida, Monterrey, Nogales, Nuevo Laredo, Tijuana, Tuxtia Gutierrez50
Micronesia150
Moldova150
Mongolia150
Montenegro*100
Mozambique150
Namibia50
Nepal150
Nicaragua
Managua100
Other150
Niger150
Nigeria150
North Korea150
Oman*
Muscat50
Other100
Pakistan*100
Palau50
Panama
Panama City0
Other50
Papua New Guinea150
Paraguay50
Peru150
Philippines*100
Poland
Warsaw0
Other50
Puerto Rico
Vieques Island50
Qatar*
Al Udeid, Camp Snoopy, Camp As Syliyah50
Romania100
Russia150
Rwanda100
Sao Tome and Principe150
Saudi Arabia*100
Senegal100
Serbia*100
Sierra Leone150
Slovakia50
Solomon Islands100
Somalia* (combat-zone tax relief only)0
South Africa50
South Korea
Area 1150
Camp Yongin, Gwang Ju AB, Pohang100
Other50
Sri Lanka150
Suriname150
Swaziland50
Syria*100
Taiwan
Kaohsiung100
Taipei50
Other150
Tajikistan*100
Tanzania150
Thailand
Bangkok, Chiang Mai50
Other150
Togo150
Trinidad and Tobago100
Tunisia50
Turkey
Afyon, Batman, Corlu, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Iskendrun, Mardin, Mersin, Oguzeli, Sabiha Gokcen, Sanliurfa, Tasucu, Nusaybin, Konya, Pirinclik100
Eskisehir50
Turkmenistan150
Uganda100
Ukraine150
United Arab Emirates*
Dubai, Abu Dhabi 0
Other100
Uzbekistan*100
Vanuatu100
Venezuela150
Vietnam150
Western Sahara
Laayoune and MINURSO UN Team Sites150
Yemen*100
Zambia150
Zimbabwe150

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