Overseas COLA Tables

Overseas COLA is not a fixed amount. COLA adjustments are either immediate or made incrementally, depending on whether the payment will increase or decrease, as well as whether the change is based on currency or data. For COLA changes based on data, increases are made immediately. COLA reductions based on data are temporarily phased in at two points per month to help minimize the impact. COLA changes based on currency are effective immediately for both increases and decreases to COLA. COLA reductions become final following review and approval by the Service Compensation Representatives of the eight Unformed Services.

Use the archive tools below to find historical Overseas COLA information.

Indices alphabetically list all OCONUS areas with authorized COLAs for the period selected.

Overseas COLA pay tables are updated by calendar year and published on January 1.
Overseas COLA spendable income tables are updated by fiscal year and published on October 1.