2013 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.
Area
Monthly rate
Afghanistan*
$100
Albania*
150
Algeria
100
American Samoa
50
Angola
150
Antarctic Region
(below 60*S latitude)
150
Antigua AS
50
Arctic Region
(above 66*33'N latitude)
150
Armenia
150
Ascension AAF
150
Australia
Alice Springs
50
Azerbaijan
100
Azores (Portugal)
50
Bahamas
Andros Island
50
Bangladesh
150
Belarus
150
Belize
Belize City
100
Other
150
Benin
150
Bolivia
Cochabamba, Santa Cruz
50
Other
150
Bosnia-Herzegovina
150
Botswana
Selabi Phikwe
100
Other
50
Brazil
Ceara, Recife, Sao Paulo, Fortaleza, Pernambuco and the states of Amazonas, Brazilia, Goias, Maranhao, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Para, Piaui, Rondonia, Roriame, Rio de Janeiro
50
Brunei
100
Bulgaria
50
Burkina Faso
150
Burma (Myanmar)
150
Burundi
100
Cambodia
150
Cameroon
150
Canada
Northwest Territory
150
Cape Verde
150
Central African Republic
150
Chad
100
Chagos Archipelago
Diego Garcia
150
Other
50
China
Chengdu, Shenyang, Guangzhou, other
150
Beijing, Shanghai
100
Hong Kong
50
Colombia
50
Congo
150
Cook Islands
Rarotonga
50
Other
100
Costa Rica
All except San Jose
50
Cuba
Havana, JTF-Guantanamo Bay
150
JTF-Guantanamo Bay duty within detention facility; other Guantanamo Bay
100
Other Cuba
50
Democratic Republic of Congo
100
Djibouti*
100
Dominican Republic
100
East Timor
100
Ecuador
Guayaquil
100
Other
50
Egypt
100
El Salvador
100
Equitorial Guinea
150
Eritrea
100
Estonia
50
Ethiopia
100
Fiji
100
Gabon
Libreville
100
Other
150
Gambia
150
Georgia
150
Ghana
150
Greece
Kavala Relay Station, Athens, Elefsis, Ellinikon
100
Mt. Parnis, Mt. Pateras, Nes Makri, Piraeus,Tanagra
50
Greenland
150
Grenada
50
Guatemala
Guatemala City
100
Other
150
Guinea
150
Guinea Bissau
150
Guyana
150
Haiti
100
Honduras
100
Hungary
All except Budapest
50
Iceland
All except Keflavik, Grindavik
50
India
150
Indonesia
100
Iraq*
100
Ivory Coast
100
Jamaica
Kingston
100
Johnston Atoll
150
Jordan*
King Faisal AB, Prince Hasan, Shaheed
100
Other
50
Kazakhstan
150
Kenya
100
Kiribati
50
Kosovo*
100
Kuwait*
50
Kyrgyzstan*
100
Laos
150
Latvia
50
Lebanon
100
Lesotho
150
Liberia
100
Monrovia
100
Libya
100
Lithuania
50
Macedonia
50
Madagascar
150
Malawi
150
Malaysia
50
Mali
150
Malta
50
Marshall Islands
Majuro
150
Kwajalein Atoll, other
50
Mauritania
150
Mauritius
50
Mexico
Hermosillo, Merida, Metapa, Mexico City, Tapachula
100
Ciudad Juarez, Guadalajara, Matamoros, Mazatlan, Monterrey, Nogales, Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa, Tijuana, Tuxtia Gutierrez
50
Micronesia
150
Moldova
150
Mongolia
150
Montenegro*
Podgorica
100
Other
50
Morocco
Casablanca
50
Mozambique
150
Namibia
50
Nepal
150
Nicaragua
Managua
100
Other
150
Niger
150
Nigeria
150
North Korea
150
Oman*
Salalah
100
All other except Muscat
50
Pakistan*
100
Palau
50
Panama
All except Panama City
50
Papua New Guinea
150
Paraguay
50
Peru
100
Philippines*
100
Qatar*
50
Romania
50
Russia
Moscow, St. Petersburg
100
Other
150
Rwanda
100
Samoa
150
Sao Tome and Principe
150
Saudi Arabia*
100
Senegal
150
Serbia*
100
Sierra Leone
150
Slovakia
50
Solomon Islands
100
Somalia*
100
South Africa
50
South Korea
Area 1
150
Camp Yongin, Gwang Ju AB, Pohang
100
Other
50
Sri Lanka
150
Sudan
100
Suriname
150
Swaziland
100
Syria*
100
Taiwan
Kaohsiung, Taipei
50
Other
150
Tajikistan*
100
Tanzania
150
Thailand
Bangkok, Chiang Mai
50
Other
150
Togo
150
Trinidad and Tobago
50
Tunisia
50
Turkey
Afyon, Batman, Corlu, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Iskendrun, Mardin, Mersin, Oguzeli, Sabiha Gokcen, Sanliurfa, Tasucu, Nusaybin, Konya, Pirinclik, Eskisehir
50
Turkmenistan
150
Uganda
100
Ukraine
150
United Arab Emirates*
All except Dubai, Abu Dhabi
100
Uzbekistan*
100
Vanuatu
100
Venezuela
150
Vietnam
150
Western Sahara
Laayoune and MINURSO UN Team Sites
150
Yemen*
100
Zambia
Lusaka
100
Other
150
Zimbabwe
150