Enter the total labor cost ($) and the number of meals served into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Labor Cost Per Meal. 

Labor Cost Per Meal Formula

LCM = LC / M


  • LCM is the Labor Cost Per Meal ($/meal)
  • LC is the total labor cost ($)
  • M is the number of meals served

To calculate Labor Cost Per Meal, divide the total labor cost by the number of meals served.

How to Calculate Labor Cost Per Meal?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Labor Cost Per Meal.

  1. First, determine the total labor cost ($). 
  2. Next, determine the number of meals served. 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = LCM = LC / M.
  4. Finally, calculate the Labor Cost Per Meal.
  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.

total labor cost ($) = 3400

number of meals served = 300