Enter the initial and final values of a data or indicator into the calculator to determine the relative change as a percentage.

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## Relative Change Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the relative change of a value.

R = (B-A) / B * 100

- Where R is the relative change of B with respect to A (%)
- B is the final value
- A is the initial value

To calculate a relative change, subtract the initial value from the final value, divide by the final value, the multiply by 100.

## Relative Change Definition

Relative change is a measure of change of one value with respect to another value. Often times it’s presented as a percentage, but can also be a simple ratio.

## Relative Change Example

How to calculate relative change?

**First, determine the final value.**Calculate the final value B.

**Next, determine the initial value.**Calculate the initial value A.

**Finally, calculate the relative change.**Calculate the relative change of B with respect to A.

## FAQ

**What is relative change?**

Relative change is the relative change of one value to another.