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