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Research Office

North & South America

Subsistence Rates

The following table provides details of the maximum subsistence rates that may be applied for while on research leave. The final amount awarded is at the discretion of the Research Policy Committee.

The rates are costed on the basis of staying in a capital or large cities. It is anticipated costs elsewhere would be lower. The amounts stated represent only a contribution towards basic living costs. Personal expenditure, alcoholic drink, tobacco, etc. should not be included.

Calculating Subsistence
12 hours or less

For stays that do not involve an overnight stop, you may claim up to one third of the 'short stay' daily rate quoted below.

Stays between 1 day/night and 30 days

For every 24 hours you may claim up to the 'short stay' daily rate quoted below.

Stays that exceed 30 days

For every 24 hours you may claim up to the appropriate the 'long stay' daily rate quoted below.

CountryShort Stay
Per day
Long Stay
Per month
Long Stay
Daily rate
Anguilla£126£2,520£84
Antigua and Barbuda£132£2,640£88
Argentina£121£2,420£81
Aruba£159£3,180£106
Bahamas£119£2,380£79
Barbados£120£2,400£80
Belize£90£1,800£60
Bolivia£74£1,480£49
Brazil£104£2,080£69
Canada£136£2,720£91
Cayman Islands£141£2,820£94
Chile£94£1,880£63
Colombia£83£1,660£55
Costa Rica£83£1,660£55
Cuba£118£2,360£79
Dominica£116£2,320£77
Dominican Republic£99£1,980£66
Ecuador£94£1,880£63
El Salvador£86£1,720£57
French Guiana£98£1,960£65
Grenada£139£2,780£93
Guadeloupe£101£2,020£67
Guatemala£96£1,920£64
Guyana£126£2,520£84
Haiti£106£2,120£71
Hounduras£93£1,860£62
Jamacia£133£2,660£89
Martinique£105£2,100£70
Mexico£121£2,420£81
Monserrat£88£1,760£59
Netherlands Antilles£194£3,880£129
Nicaragua£88£1,760£59
Panama£97£1,940£65
Paraguay£97£1,940£65
Peru£121£2,420£81
Puerto Rico£112£2,240£75
Reunion£101£2,020£67
St Kitts & Nevis£141£2,820£94
St Lucia£134£2,680£89
St Vincent and the Grenadines£139£2,780£93
Suriname£96£1,920£64
Trinidad & Tobago£118£2,360£79
Turks and Caicos Island£93£1,860£62
Uruguay£102£2,040£68
USA£136£2,720£91
Venezuela£121£2,420£81
Virgin Islands (British)£163£3,260£109
Virgin Islands (USA)£154£3,080£103