Enter the total cost and the length in linear feet into the calculator to determine the cost per linear foot. This calculator can also evaluate the total cost or length when given the other variables.

Cost Per Linear Foot Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Cost Per Linear Foot.

CPLF = C / L
  • Where CPFL is the cost per linear foot ($/ft)
  • C is the total cost ($)
  • L is the length (ft)

To calculate the cost per linear foot, divide the total cost by the length in feet.

What is a Cost Per Linear Foot?


A cost per linear foot is a metric used in business and construction to describe the cost per unit length. The unit length being feet in this case.

Cost per linear foot is often used when describing things like fences or materials.

How to Calculate Cost Per Linear Foot?

Example Problem:

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

First, determine the total cost. For this example, we are looking at a fence, and the total cost comes out to $5,000.00.

Next, measure the length of the fence. In this case, the fence has a total length of 300 ft.

Finally, calculate the cost per linear foot using the formula above:

CPLF = C / L

CPLF = $5,000.00/ 300

CPLF = $16.66 / ft