2022 South Carolina BAH (Basic Allowance Housing) Rates

Updated: March 3, 2022

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    Here are the local Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rate charts for Military Housing Areas in the state of South Carolina. BAH is assigned by location and pay grade (rank) and can be used to rent or purchase a home.

    See the latest update on the 2022 Basic Allowance for Housing rates.

    MHA: SC258 - Military Housing Area Name: BEAUFORT/PARRIS ISLAND, SC

    GradeWith DependentsWithout Dependents
    E01$1,764$1,416
    E02$1,764$1,416
    E03$1,764$1,416
    E04$1,764$1,416
    E05$1,821$1,602
    E06$2,112$1,707
    E07$2,172$1,761
    E08$2,241$1,884
    E09$2,334$1,965
    W01$2,127$1,755
    W02$2,202$1,881
    W03$2,286$1,974
    W04$2,352$2,124
    W05$2,430$2,187
    O01E$2,187$1,821
    O02E$2,271$1,947
    O03E$2,358$2,106
    O01$1,860$1,704
    O02$2,109$1,803
    O03$2,280$2,004
    O04$2,451$2,172
    O05$2,574$2,208
    O06$2,592$2,271
    O07$2,610$2,298

    MHA: SC259 - Military Housing Area Name: CHARLESTON, SC

    GradeWith DependentsWithout Dependents
    E01$1,782$1,455
    E02$1,782$1,455
    E03$1,782$1,455
    E04$1,782$1,455
    E05$1,806$1,647
    E06$2,169$1,755
    E07$2,187$1,788
    E08$2,196$1,884
    E09$2,247$1,986
    W01$2,184$1,785
    W02$2,193$1,881
    W03$2,205$1,998
    W04$2,271$2,166
    W05$2,364$2,175
    O01E$2,190$1,806
    O02E$2,199$1,965
    O03E$2,280$2,163
    O01$1,854$1,752
    O02$2,166$1,800
    O03$2,202$2,034
    O04$2,391$2,169
    O05$2,538$2,178
    O06$2,556$2,181
    O07$2,574$2,199

    MHA: SC260 - Military Housing Area Name: COLUMBIA/FORT JACKSON, SC

    GradeWith DependentsWithout Dependents
    E01$1,542$1,227
    E02$1,542$1,227
    E03$1,542$1,227
    E04$1,542$1,227
    E05$1,572$1,407
    E06$1,803$1,509
    E07$1,839$1,545
    E08$1,881$1,623
    E09$1,953$1,686
    W01$1,818$1,542
    W02$1,857$1,620
    W03$1,908$1,692
    W04$1,971$1,806
    W05$2,043$1,845
    O01E$1,848$1,572
    O02E$1,899$1,671
    O03E$1,977$1,797
    O01$1,605$1,506
    O02$1,800$1,566
    O03$1,905$1,716
    O04$2,064$1,833
    O05$2,181$1,854
    O06$2,193$1,890
    O07$2,208$1,911

    MHA: SC261 - Military Housing Area Name: GREENVILLE, SC

    GradeWith DependentsWithout Dependents
    E01$1,452$1,128
    E02$1,452$1,128
    E03$1,452$1,128
    E04$1,452$1,128
    E05$1,545$1,275
    E06$1,725$1,365
    E07$1,746$1,452
    E08$1,779$1,587
    E09$1,863$1,629
    W01$1,737$1,431
    W02$1,761$1,584
    W03$1,797$1,635
    W04$1,887$1,725
    W05$1,995$1,752
    O01E$1,755$1,545
    O02E$1,791$1,620
    O03E$1,899$1,716
    O01$1,572$1,359
    O02$1,722$1,515
    O03$1,794$1,656
    O04$2,028$1,740
    O05$2,199$1,755
    O06$2,211$1,782
    O07$2,226$1,797

    MHA: SC262 - Military Housing Area Name: MYRTLE BEACH, SC

    GradeWith DependentsWithout Dependents
    E01$1,500$1,299
    E02$1,500$1,299
    E03$1,500$1,299
    E04$1,500$1,299
    E05$1,566$1,380
    E06$1,776$1,434
    E07$1,842$1,497
    E08$1,920$1,614
    E09$2,052$1,668
    W01$1,788$1,488
    W02$1,875$1,611
    W03$1,968$1,674
    W04$2,082$1,788
    W05$2,214$1,857
    O01E$1,860$1,566
    O02E$1,956$1,656
    O03E$2,097$1,767
    O01$1,596$1,428
    O02$1,773$1,548
    O03$1,965$1,695
    O04$2,259$1,842
    O05$2,472$1,884
    O06$2,487$1,953
    O07$2,505$1,974

    MHA: SC263 - Military Housing Area Name: SUMTER/SHAW AFB, SC

    GradeWith DependentsWithout Dependents
    E01$1,068$972
    E02$1,068$972
    E03$1,068$972
    E04$1,068$972
    E05$1,113$999
    E06$1,305$1,023
    E07$1,368$1,068
    E08$1,446$1,158
    E09$1,590$1,206
    W01$1,317$1,065
    W02$1,401$1,155
    W03$1,494$1,212
    W04$1,626$1,314
    W05$1,782$1,383
    O01E$1,386$1,113
    O02E$1,479$1,194
    O03E$1,647$1,296
    O01$1,143$1,020
    O02$1,302$1,101
    O03$1,488$1,230
    O04$1,836$1,377
    O05$2,085$1,563
    O06$2,100$1,575
    O07$2,112$1,584

    About half the U.S. counties (about 1,500) have little to no military population. While half the zip codes is significant, less than 2% of service members who are eligible for basic allowance for housing (BAH) reside in these counties. To account for these service members, approximately 30 separate county cost groups (CCGs) are assigned, each with similar housing costs. Use the BAH calculator to enter your zip code to determine your military housing area (MHA), aka county cost group. They range from ZZ510 to ZZ890 in increments of 10.

    Military Bases in South Carolina

    • Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina
    • Joint Base Charleston, North Charleston, South Carolina
    • Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Beaufort, SC
    • Marines Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, Port Royal, South Carolina
    • McEntyre Air National Guard Station, Eastover, South Carolina
    • Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter, South Carolina
    • U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Columbia Recruiting Battalion, Fort Jackson, South Carolina

    The BAH rates listed are for all U.S. Armed Forces service branches: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, Space Force and Reserves, where applicable. BAH rates in high-cost areas are greater than those in low-cost areas.

    Veterans, dependents, National Guard and Reserves can use the MHA calculator to see estimated monthly payments. Active-duty service members should use the BAH calculator or tables to see their estimated payments. Both BAH and MHA benefits are based on the same payment tables, but benefit amounts vary.


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