Enter the number of activities and the overhead cost per activity into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Allocated Cost. 

Allocated Cost Formula



  • ALC is the Allocated Cost ($)
  • NA is the number of activities
  • OCPA is the overhead cost per activity

To calculate the Allocated Cost, multiply the number of activities by the overhead cost per activity.

How to Calculate Allocated Cost?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Allocated Cost.

  1. First, determine the number of activities. 
  2. Next, determine the overhead cost per activity. 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = ALC = NA * OCPA.
  4. Finally, calculate the Allocated Cost.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

number of activities = 5

overhead cost per activity = 100