Enter the original cost ($) and the distortion rate (%) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Cost Distortion. 

Cost Distortion Formula

CDIS = OC - OC * C/100


  • CDIS is the Cost Distortion ($)
  • OC is the original cost ($)
  • C is the distortion rate (%)

To calculate the Cost Distortion, multiply the original cost by the distortion rate, then subtract the result from the original cost.

How to Calculate Cost Distortion?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Cost Distortion.

  1. First, determine the original cost ($). 
  2. Next, determine the distortion rate (%). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = CDIS = OC – OC * C/100.
  4. Finally, calculate the Cost Distortion.
  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.

original cost ($) = 5000

distortion rate (%) = 5