Meal Per Diem
The state has established a state meal per diem for both in-state and out-of-state meals in lieu of the federal CONUS rates. State agencies have the option of paying a lesser meal per diem or reimbursing actual meal expenses not to exceed the state meal per diem. Before incurring meal expenses, employees should consult with their agency fiscal staff concerning the agency’s specific policy.
The state meal per diem rates are noted on the tabs below.
The following table shows per diem rates for instate travel effective October 15, 2015 - June 30, 2022
Kansas City includes Jackson, Clay, Cass, and Platte counties.
St. Louis includes St. Louis, St. Charles, Crawford, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Warren, and Washington counties and St. Louis City.
For outstate travel, derive the rate for each meal using the destination meal rate:
For international travel, the per diem rates are based on the CONUS rates available at https://www.gsa.gov/travel/plan-book/per-diem-rates. There is a link on this website to select the Foreign Per Diem Rates by Location.