Enter the current cost ($) and the original cost ($) into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Percentage Cost Increase. 

Percentage Cost Increase Formula

PCI = (CC - OC) / OC * 100


  • PCI is the Percentage Cost Increase (%)
  • CC is the current cost ($)
  • OC is the original cost ($)

To calculate the Percentage Cost Increase, divide the change in cost by the original cost, then multiply by 100.

How to Calculate Percentage Cost Increase?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Percentage Cost Increase.

  1. First, determine the current cost ($). 
  2. Next, determine the original cost ($). 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = PCI = (CC – OC) / OC * 100.
  4. Finally, calculate the Percentage Cost Increase.
  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.

current cost ($) = 78

original cost ($) = 50