BAH.FYI is an informative website about the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), a monthly stipend paid to Active Duty service members who are not provided government quarters, and by Veterans utilizing VA education benefits.


Accurate Information

Created by USMC Veteran Anthony Santos, BAH.FYI provides interactive tools to find precise information about the exact BAH rate you are looking for. Whether you are planning a Change of Duty Station, looking to transfer colleges, or just browsing rates, using any of our “tools” means BAH beneficiaries will find accurate rates for their individual needs based on their pay grade, dependency status and location. We don’t use “averages” to mislead users and leave them guessing. Use our tools below:

BAH Interactive Map Calculator →

Forecast 2020 Rates →

Rent / Utilities Breakdown →


“It shouldn’t take hours of searching for ZIP Codes to plan a move or a future budget.”

— Anthony santos, FOUNDER


Santos believes that the current DoD BAH Calculator is out-of-date, and other tools on the web have proven to be inaccurate by showing users an average of all pay grades, which would give an E-4 hope and an 0-7 chills. Even worse, there are tools out there giving an average BAH rate for location. BAH.FYI will always allow filtering to show users the exact BAH rate they are looking for. Any infographics (non-interactive tools) that use a single pay grade, dependency, and/or location will explicitly show how the defined rates have been calculated.

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Our Mission

Provide free interactive tools for BAH that save users time, while providing insight about the allowance for undereducated beneficiaries.


41,000 + ZIP Codes

in the United States

More than 300

Military Housing Areas (MHAs)

$21 billion

in BAH paid each year

Over 1 Million

members receive BAH each month


With over 41,000 ZIP Codes defining more than 300 Military Housing Areas (MHAs), BAH pays roughly $21 billion a year to approximately one million service members and their families.

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