Enter the total downtime (hr) and the average revenue per hour during uptime ($/hr) into the Downtime Cost Calculator Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Downtime Cost. 

Downtime Cost Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Downtime Cost Calculator. 

DC = DT * ARU

  • Where DC is the Downtime Cost ($)
  • DT is the total downtime (hr) 
  • ARU is the average revenue per hour during uptime ($/hr) 

How to Calculate Downtime Cost?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Downtime Cost.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the total downtime (hr). The total downtime (hr) is given as 5.
  2. Next, determine the average revenue per hour during uptime ($/hr). The average revenue per hour during uptime ($/hr) is provided as 200.
  3. Finally, calculate the downtime cost using the equation above: 

DC = DT * ARU

The values given above are inserted into the equation below:

DC = 5 * 200 = 1,000.00 ($)


Example Problem #2: 

The variables needed for this problem are provided below:

total downtime (hr) = 6

average revenue per hour during uptime ($/hr) = 150

Entering these values and solving gives:

DC = DT * ARU = 900.00 ($)