Price Per Unit Calculator
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Calculating cost per unitHow to use this price per unit calculatorSimilar toolsFAQsYour quest for the best priceperunit calculator is finally over!🎉 This handy tool can calculate the cost per unit of any item and will help you evaluate your options to get the best value for your money!
This versatile unit cost calculator can handle the following:
 Find price per unit weight;
 Determine price per unit volume;
 Calculate price per item;
 Evaluate price per item's weight; and
 Compute price per item's volume.
In the following article, we shall go through the fundamentals of this concept, including the formula for calculating the cost per item. We shall go through some examples to help drive the concept home.
Calculating cost per unit
The formula for calculating cost per unit weight is:
Say a 5pound rice bag costs $4.00 at your local store. That means the cost of rice per pound is:
The formula for calculating the price per unit volume is similar:
For example, if a gallon of milk costs $3.50, what does a fluid ounce (fl oz) cost?
We bet you can already guess what the formula for calculating unit cost per item is:
Consider you are out to purchase some eggs. At your local shop, you come across an 18count pack of eggs priced at $4.40. Let's determine the cost per egg using the formula to calculate the cost per item:
How to use this price per unit calculator
Our priceperunit calculator is a versatile tool. To start with, you have five different modes to select from:
 Price per unit weight.
 Price per unit volume.
 Price per item.
 Price per item's weight.
 Price per item's volume.

The last two modes are for cases when a pack includes multiple items, and you want to calculate the price per weight or volume, like a sixpack beer.

Once you select the mode, enter the following details of the item under option A:
 Total cost;
 Weight, volume, or number of items, based on the chosen mode.
❗ For the last two modes, you must provide both the number of items and the weight or volume.

This tool will use the provided inputs to calculate the price per unit.

The calculator also offers a comparison feature. If you have a second option, say, another packet listed at a different price, you can enter its details under the option B section. The calculator will determine which option is cheaper and by how much.
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How do you calculate price per item?
To calculate the price per item, follow these steps:
 Find the total cost of the items.
 Count the total number of items.
 Divide the total cost by the number of items to calculate the cost per item.
 Verify with our price per unit calculator.
How much does 5 gallons of gasoline cost at $3.25 per gallon?
At $3.25 per gallon, 5 gallons of gas cost $16.25. To calculate this, multiply the cost per gallon by the volume of gasoline:
Cost of 5 gallons of gasoline = $3.25 × 5 = $16.25