U.S. civilians working in Belgium and Spain got a little boost in their cost-of-living allowance starting Sunday.

Those working in Brussels, Mons, Kleine Brogel and at SHAPE in Belgium, and those workers in Rota, Spain, saw their allowance, known as post allowance, jump nearly 20 percent thanks to an exchange rate adjustment, according to the U.S. State Department Web site.

That means a worker with an annual salary of $45,000 will see his post allowance jump about $40 a paycheck.

There was no change to the post allowance for workers at all other locations

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