Enter the annual gross rent (\$) and the annual sales (\$) into the Occupancy Cost Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Occupancy Cost, also known as the occupancy cost percentage.

## Occupancy Cost Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Occupancy Cost.

OC = GR / AS * 100

• Where OC is the Occupancy Cost (%)
• GR is the annual gross rent (\$)
• AS is the annual sales (\$)

## How to Calculate Occupancy Cost?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Occupancy Cost.

Example Problem #1:

1. First, determine the annual gross rent (\$). The annual gross rent (\$) is given as 900.
2. Next, determine the annual sales (\$). The annual sales (\$) is provided as 1800.
3. Finally, calculate the Occupancy Cost using the equation above:

OC = GR / AS * 100

The values given above are inserted into the equation below:

OC = 900 / 1800 * 100 = 50 (%)

Example Problem #2:

The variables needed for this problem are provided below:

annual gross rent (\$) = 3,000

annual sales (\$) = 10,000

Entering these values and solving gives:

OC = 3000 / 10000 * 100 = 30 (%)