# Percentage Increase Calculator

## Calculator Use

The Percentage Increase Calculator finds the increase from one value to another in terms of a percentage.

Enter starting value and final value to find percentage increase.

## How to Calculate Percentage Increase

- Subtract final value minus starting value
- Divide that amount by the absolute value of the starting value
- Multiply by 100 to get percent increase
- If the percentage is negative, it means there was a decrease and not an increase.

## Percentage Increase Formula

You can use the percentage increase formula for any percent increase calculation:

## Example Problem: Percentage Increase

Last year your favorite jeans cost $36 per pair. This year they cost $45 per pair. What is the percentage increase in the price of these jeans from last year to this year?

Percentage Increase = [ (Final Value - Starting Value) / |Starting Value| ] × 100

45 - 36 = 9

9 / 36 = 0.25

0.25 × 100 = 25%

So the price of your favorite jeans increased by 25% from last year to this year.

### Related Calculators

Use the Percentage Decrease Calculator to find the percent decrease from one value to another.

Use the Percent Difference Calculator when you are comparing two values and want to find the percentage difference between them.

The Percent Change Calculator finds the change between two numbers as a percentage. It is similar to finding percentage increase or percentage decrease but it doesn't label the change as an increase or a decrease.