Enter the total cost of the land and the total area into the calculator to determine the cost per acre. This calculator can also determine the cost of land or land area when given the other variables.

Cost Per Acre Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Cost Per Acre.

  • Where CPA is the cost per acre ($/acre)
  • CL is the cost of land ($)
  • LA is the total land area (acres)

To calculate the cost per acre, first, convert the area of the land into units of acres, then divide the cost by this area.

What is Cost Per Acre?


A cost per acre is a unit of measure that describes the cost of one unit of land that has the area of an acre. This is the most common method for pricing large plots of land.

How to Calculate Cost Per Acre?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Cost Per Acre.

First, determine the total cost of the land. In this example, the total cost is found to be $10,000.00.

Next, determine the total land area. The land area is measured to be 20 acres.

Finally, calculate the cost per acre using the formula above:


CPA = 10,000 / 20

CPA = $500 /acre