Have you ever wondered how to compute the percentage increase between two values? Don’t worry, our percentage increase calculator will quickly determine the percentage increase between two values.

**Calculator Use**

- To use this calculator to compute the percentage increase, input the first and second values into the appropriate fields in the above calculator.
- It’s important to note that the second value should be higher than the first.
- If the second value is less than the first, the calculator will return a negative result, indicating a percentage decrease.

**Percentage Increase Formula**

The formula to calculate the percentage increase of the two values is mentioned below.

**Example**

*We will understand the process of finding the increase in percentage by one of the following example.*

**Example :**

A year ago, the price of a wooden chair was $50; one year later, the price of the same wooden chair had risen to $80. Using the above formula, calculate the percentage increase in price.

**Solution :**

Price of wooden chair a year ago (first value) = 50$

Current price of wooden chair (second value) = 80$

*using the % increase formula,*

Percentage Increase = { (second value – first value) / (first value) } * 100

Percentage Increase = { (80 – 50) / (50) } * 100

Percentage Increase = 60% increase

**The percentage increase in the price of wooden chair is 60%**