Overseas COLA Data Collection & Surveys

To help determine COLA, data is collected from active duty Services members and representatives at OCONUS DoD locations.

Retail Price Schedule

The Retail Price Schedule records the cost of approximately 150 goods and services. Local prices are collected annually by Country Allowance Coordinators.

Living Pattern Survey

The Living Pattern Survey asks active duty Service members to identify how and where they purchase certain goods and services. These location-specific surveys are conducted on a rotational basis every three years.

Active Living Pattern Surveys

Select a location for survey details. Surveys run for approximately four weeks.