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Research Office

Middle East & Africa

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
Algeria1212420£81
Angola1623240£108
Bahrain£153£3,060£102
Benin£173£3,460£115
Burkina Faso£93£1,860£62
Burundi£127£2,540£85
Cameroon£144£2,880£96
Cape Verde£102£2,040£68
Central African Republic£84£1,680£56
Chad£137£2,740£91
Comoros£106£2,120£71
Congo£166£3,320£111
Congo, Dem. Rep. (RDC)£118£2,360£79
Cote d'lvoire£135£2,700£90
Djibouti£139£2,780£93
Egypt£99£1,980£66
Equatorial Guinea£114£2,280£76
Eritrea£103£2,060£69
Ethiopia£103£2,060£69
Gabon£108£2,160£72
Gambia£66£1,320£44
Ghana£103£2,060£69
Guinea£80£1,600£53
Guinea Bissau£66£1,320£44
Israel£161£3,220£107
Ivory Coast£138£2,760£92
Jordan£79£1,580£53
Kenya£113£2,260£75
Kuwait£190£3,800£127
Lesotho£106£2,120£71
Liberia£137£2,740£91
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya£152£3,040£101
Madagascar£63£1,260£42
Malawi£126£2,520£84
Mali£113£2,260£75
Mauritania£99£1,980£66
Mauritius£142£2,840£95
Morocco£113£2,260£75
Mozambique£94£1,880£63
Namibia£82£1,640£55
Niger£126£2,520£84
Nigeria£152£3,040£101
Rwanda£129£2,580£86
Sao Tome & Principe£74£1,480£49
Saudi Arabia£124£2,480£83
Senegal£107£2,140£71
Seychelles£168£3,360£112
Sierra Leone£96£1,920£64
Somalia£39£780£26
South Africa£110£2,200£73
Sudan£150£3,000£100
Swaziland£94£1,880£63
Syria£109£2,180£73
Tanzania£123£2,460£82
Togo£94£1,880£63
Tunisia£99£1,980£66
Uganda£119£2,380£79
Zambia£95£1,900£63
Zimbabwe£103£2,060£69