Enter the words per minute (wpm) and the characters per word into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Characters Per Minute. 

Characters Per Minute Formula



  • CPM is the Characters Per Minute (characters/min)
  • WPM is the words per minute (wpm)
  • CPW is the characters per word

To calculate Characters Per Minute, multiply the words per minute by the average number of characters per word.

How to Calculate Characters Per Minute?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Characters Per Minute.

  1. First, determine the words per minute (wpm). 
  2. Next, determine the characters per word. 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = CPM = WPM * CPW.
  4. Finally, calculate the Characters Per Minute.
  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.

words per minute (wpm) = 89

characters per word = 12