A Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA) survey is now open for all Soldiers and
spouses (encouraged for those who actually do the family shopping) through
13 December at https://www.travel.dod.mil/italy/.

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This survey is used to capture the shopping patterns of uniformed service
members stationed OCONUS. Data collected assists in the determination of
COLA paid to members in your country of assignment.

Participation in this survey is voluntary, but strongly encouraged so that
data will be representative of your location of assignment. This data is
instrumental in updating OCONUS COLA indices. Your responses will be
treated as confidential and only participation statistics will be reported
to your Country Allowance Coordinator to monitor data collection progress.

To prepare for the survey, determine where you purchase groceries,
clothing, household furnishings, entertainment, communications and
transportation. The survey takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete

To access the survey, go to: https://www.travel.dod.mil/italy/.


- Select your location (Vicenza or Livorno)
- Select "Go to Survey" and complete