Cost of living allowance rate increases for U.S. Army in Europe Soldiers

June 21, 2011

U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

HEIDELBERG, Germany – As a result of the U.S. dollar’s depreciation against most European currencies, the cost of living allowance rate increased in July for some U.S. Army in Europe Soldiers.

The COLA rate for July, set by the Department of Defense, will result in some service members experiencing a 2-point increase based on their locality. 

For example, a staff sergeant who is stationed in Kaiserslautern and has ten years of service and three dependents would get a $54.84 COLA increase for the month of July.

Soldiers can view their COLA rate by visiting