Enter the profit amount ($) and the cost amount ($) into the Percentage of Cost Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Percentage of Cost. 

Percentage of Cost Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Percentage of Cost. 

POC = P / C * 100

  • Where POC is the Percentage of Cost (%)
  • P is the profit amount ($) 
  • C is the cost amount ($) 

How to Calculate Percentage of Cost?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Percentage of Cost.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the profit amount ($). The profit amount ($) is given as 150.
  2. Next, determine the cost amount ($). The cost amount ($) is provided as 200.
  3. Finally, calculate the Percentage of Cost using the equation above: 

POC = P / C * 100

The values given above are inserted into the equation below:

POC = 150 / 200 * 100 = 75 (%)


Example Problem #2: 

The variables needed for this problem are provided below:

profit amount ($) = 16

cost amount ($) = 20

Entering these values and solving gives:

POC = 16 / 20 * 100 = 80 (%)