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Civilian Household Goods Cost [Moving]
The Civilian Household CGood Cost for an installation is the sum of the Civilian HHG Cost
times the HHG Cost Per Pound.
Civilian HHG Cost is Total Civilian Personnel Moved at least 50 Miles (Distances between
bases is entered on Screen Two - Distance Table) times the HHC Weight Per Civilian (from Standard
Factors - Transportation Tab).
HHG Cost Per Pound is the HHG Cost from Standard Factors - Transportation Tab plus the
product of the Receiving Base's Freight Cost (in Screen Four - Base Information (Static)) divided by
2000 times the Distance Between Bases.
Civilian Household Goods Cost = Civilian HHG * HHG Cost Per Pound
Civilian HHG = (Civilians Moving at least 50 Miles)
* HHG Per Civilian
HHG Cost Per Pound = HHG Cost + (Freight Cost / 2000 * Distance)
Civilian House Hunting Cost [Moving]
The Civilian House Hunting Cost for an installation is the Total Civilian Personnel Moved at
Least 50 Miles (Distances between bases is entered in Screen Two - Distance Table) times the sum of
the House Hunting Travel Cost and the House Hunting Per Diem Cost.
The House Hunting Travel Cost is the Distance Between Bases times the Air Transportation Per
Passenger Mile (Standard Factors - Transportation Tab) times four (algorithm assumes two people
taking two trips).
The House Hunting Per Diem Cost is the Gaining Base's Civilian Per Diem Rate (Screen Four -
Base Information (Static)) times 1.75 times 10 (algorithm assumes ten days spent looking).
House Hunt = (Civ Moved >= 50 Miles) * (Travel + Per Diem)
Travel = Distance * (Air Transport) * 4
Per Diem = (Gainer's Civilian Per Diem Rate) * 17.5
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United States. Department of Defense. COBRA Algorithm Manual, text, August 30, 2005; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc23414/m1/54/: accessed April 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.