Break even calculator

Break-even refers to the point at which a business or project neither makes a profit nor incurs a loss. At the break-even point, there is no net gain or loss, and all expenses are covered.

Ian Hawkins

Page written by Ian Hawkins. Last reviewed on July 11, 2024. Next review due April 1, 2025.


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How to calculate break even point

To calculate the break-even point, you’ll need the following information:

  1. Fixed costs (FC): These are costs that do not change with the level of production or sales. This may include rent, salaries, insurance, etc.
  2. Variable costs per unit (VC): These are costs that vary with the level of production or sales, such as raw materials or production costs.
  3. Selling price per unit (SP): The price at which you sell each unit of your product or service.
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