Enter the cost of goods sold ($) and the markup ($) into the Retail Cost Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Retail Cost. 

Retail Cost Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Retail Cost. 

RC = COGS + M

  • Where RC is the Retail Cost ($)
  • COGS is the cost of goods sold ($) 
  • M is the markup ($) 

How to Calculate Retail Cost?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Retail Cost.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the cost of goods sold ($). The cost of goods sold ($) is given as 55.
  2. Next, determine the markup ($). The markup ($) is provided as 75.
  3. Finally, calculate the Retail Cost using the equation above: 

RC = COGS + M

The values given above are inserted into the equation below:

RC = 55 + 75 = 140 ($)


Example Problem #2: 

The variables needed for this problem are provided below:

cost of goods sold ($) = 83

markup ($) = 12

Entering these values and solving gives:

RC = COGS + M = 95 ($)