Enter the total value of social security ($) and the total contributions ($) into the Return on Social Security Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Return on Social Security.

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## Return on Social Security Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Return on Social Security.

**ROSS = (TV – C) / C * 100**

- Where ROSS is the Return on Social Security (%)
- TV is the total value of social security ($)
- C is the total contributions ($)

## How to Calculate Return on Social Security?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Return on Social Security.

Example Problem #1:

- First, determine the total value of social security ($).
- The total value of social security ($) is given as: 1,000,000.

- Next, determine the total contributions ($).
- The total contributions ($) is provided as: 450,000.

- Finally, calculate the Return on Social Security using the equation above:

ROSS = (TV – C) / C * 100 = (%)

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

ROSS = (1,000,000 – 450,000) / 450,000 * 100 = 122.22%

Example Problem #2:** **

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

total value of social security ($) = 1,200,000

total contributions ($) = 600,000

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer.

ROSS = (TV – C) / C * 100** = ?**