Post allowance will stay at current level
Post allowance, the cost-of-living allowance given to qualifying civilian employees, will remain at its current level throughout most of Europe for at least two more weeks.
The State Department’s Office of Allowances, which sets the rate at which the supplement is paid, adjusted the allowance upward in Belgium and Luxembourg, and down in Romania.
No other changes were announced.
Post allowance rates last went up in Italy and Germany at the end of September. In Germany, the rate at which the allowance is paid is about 43 percent higher than last year at this time. In Italy and the United Kingdom, rates are the same as last year.
For now, in most locations in Germany, a civilian employee making $39,000 to $41,999 with two dependents in Germany will get about $32.26 per day in post allowance for the next two weeks.
In Naples, Aviano and Vicenza, Italy, a civilian employee under similar circumstances with the same base salary will get about $32.33 per day.
In the U.K., a civilian in similar circumstances will get about $22.63 per day in post allowance.