Enter the operating cost ($) and the number of units into the Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Unit Operating Cost. 

Unit Operating Cost Formula



  • OCU is the Unit Operating Cost ($/unit)
  • OC is the operating cost ($)
  • U is the number of units

To calculate Unit Operating Cost, divide the total operating costs by the number of units.

How to Calculate Unit Operating Cost?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Unit Operating Cost.

  1. First, determine the operating cost ($). 
  2. Next, determine the number of units. 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = OCU = OC /U.
  4. Finally, calculate the Unit Operating Cost.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

operating cost ($) = 400

number of units = 200