In this tutorial, we’ll learn **three different ways how to calculate percentage increase** in Excel. All of them are correct and can be used interchangeably to get the same result.

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Let’s say we need to increase these three values that appear in the column B by 10%, and we need the result to show in the column C.

One way to do this is by following these steps:

Click on the cell C3, enter the equal sign, then enter **B3 multiplied by 1.1**. Excel will use this formula to increase the original value in the cell B3 by 10%.

If you need to increase the value by 20%, simply multiply B3 by 1.2.

And here’s **the second way** how to calculate percentage increase in Excel:

Go to the cell C4 and enter the equal sign again. Then **click on the value you need to increase**, in this case B4. We’ll **multiply it by ‘110%’**, which is exactly 100% as the full original price plus 10% of this value as the desired increase.

Note that this number **must be stated in percent**. If we want to increase the value by 30%, we’ll multiply it by ‘130%’ and that’s the trick!

Let’s move on!

Here comes the last, **third way **how to calculate percentage increase in Excel.

**Select the cell C5** and type in the equal sign. Carry on by entering the reference to the price we want to increase, **which is B5**. And now we’ll add 10% of this value by typing in the **plus sign**, then **‘B5’**, but the value from B5 must be **multiplied by 0.1**.

This formula **adds 10% of the value to the value itself**. That’s how we can calculate the increase of a value by 10%.

And that’s it for today!

We’ve covered three different ways how to calculate percentage increase of any number.

**See also:** Percentage Increase Calculator

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