2013 BAH Rates Released

December 17, 2012 | Kate Horrell

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates for 2013 have been announced.   We have a complete listing of the new BAH rates right here at Military.com.  Rates are generally going up, but lots of locations are going down, too.  I did a quick check of the places my family has lived, and they are split almost evenly between the going up and going down groups.

Wondering how in the heck they come up with these figures?  It’s all explained in a post from last year, The BAH Formula.  While it may seem random, there is actually a lot of research and math that go into calculating the rates each year.

Are you in an area where rates are decreasing?  You’ll be glad to know that the military has BAH Rate Protection, so that your rates won’t go down except in very unusual situations.



  1. Tara says:

    Woo! Ours went up by $234! :)

  2. guest says:

    Boo, ours went down 50/month for where we are stationed now, and down 100.month for where we will be PCSing to

  3. Christine says:

    Don't know if my area went up or down, probably down like it has the last couple of years. I'm just glad we're locked into the higher rate.