Enter the total operational costs and the number of users into the calculator to determine the cost per user.

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## Cost Per User Formula

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

CPUS = OC / U

- Where CPUS is the cost per user ($/user)
- OC are the total operational running costs($)
- U is the number of users on the platform

To calculate the cost per user, divide the running costs by the number of users.

## What is Cost Per User?

Definition:

Cost per user is a term most often used in technology and software sectors to describe the operation/running costs of one user on a platform such as a SAAS.

## How to Calculate Cost Per User?

Example Problem:

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

First, determine the total running costs of the platform. In this example, the software takes a total of $50,000.00 to run on an annual basis.

Next, determine the number of users using the software. This is found to be 2,500.

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

CPUS = OC / #U

CPUS = $50,000.00 / 2,500

CPUS = $20 / user