U.S. Military members who are authorized to reside off base at government expense are entitled to receive a monthly tax-free housing allowance, known as "BAH," or "Basic Allowance for Housing."
The amount of the allowance is based on the member's rank, duty location, and whether or not they have dependents (family members). For the exact amount for each duty location, see our 2007 BAH Rate Charts.
The below chart shows the AVERAGE of these housing allowances for enlisted members with and without dependents, for 2007.
2007 Average BAH Rates for Enlisted Members
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