# Calculating Cost

Apr 17, 2009
Problem - billing spreadsheet for prisoner fee.

1 - 8 hrs = $55

9 - 24 hrs = $55 + $65 or $120

Anything over 24 hrs - $65 for each additional (24 hrs) ($185)

So if you were locked up for 6 hrs it is $55. If you were locked up for 18 hrs it is $120. If you were locked up for 28 hrs it is $185. And if you were locked up for 49 hrs it is $250. Cell F5 contains number of hours locked up - I would like cell I5 to calculate the cost of the stay. I am proud of myself for figuring out the date and time subtraction - but this part has me stumped.

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Oct 25, 2007

I'm trying to make a worksheet where I can calculate the cost of a mobile postpaid subscription. It is charged per minute and the cost differs depending on which of the 2 available networks the customer is calling to. The first 20 minutes are free, not depending on network.

Edit:

Charges to network A is 1,79,- per minute after the first 20 minutes are spent.

Charges to network B is 2,29,- per minute after the first 20 minutes are spent.

To sum up:

1. The customer makes a call.

2. If there there are available free minutes, these should be spent first.

3. The customer is charged per minute, depending on network called.

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May 8, 2014

I am trying to create vba macro that allows me to calculate cost per month.

I have created a basic table with two columns

Cost

Month

200

Jan

300

March

150

Jan

470

April

150

March

I have another sheet , that has two columns

Month - Cost

Jan

Feb

March

April

I am trying to sum up the value on sheet1 and input into sheet2 on the allocated month.

So far logic , that I have came up with is.

I create a For loop statement that looks column and sort each month into an array.

Than the second loop will use the array to find the cost with the allocated array value to sum it.

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Jan 7, 2009

i. I currently have a spreadsheet which is used to forecast resource cost for a project. The forecasted cost is calculated on a few factors - rate, allocation, contract start and end date, and expected days worked per month. One of the mods actually helped me out with this a few weeks ago.

I now have been told that there is a possibility that certain resource costs may change in the new year and that will need to be reflected in the sheet whilst keeping the historic information.

For example - XXX has a rate of £200 p/d, allocation is 1, working 18.83 days p/m and is working from 01/01/09 to 01/06/09. The current formula will work out his cost per month until contract end. Now say his rate will be changed to £150 p/d from the 01/03 and all other info remains the same, I need the sheet to calculate his revised cost from 01/03 onwards and not change the calculation previous to that month.

Now Ive actually managed to figure that part out myself by adding in two columns (over-ride rate and over-ride date) using a nested IF statement. The only problem is that if the new rate starts mid month then it will still calcuate the original amount for the full month and the revised amount from the next month.

Edit - Also, could someone advise as to how do I remove my old attachments as I have almost used up my allocation.

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May 21, 2014

I am a Supply Chain intern at a company for the summer. One project I have been given is to create a tool in excel that allows our purchasing people to type in certain inputs (origin, destination, etc.) to calculate the total cost of shipping an item from a supplier in anywhere from china, to somewhere locally. I am gathering quotes for shipping via ocean and truck. How can I get where I enter in one location, say shanghai, china, shipping to another location, say Norfolk, VA, and get the total mileage difference to show?

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Aug 6, 2009

I need to calculate the total cost of outbound calls based on the total duration of outbound calls multiplied by cost per minute. For example, in a given month, the total duration of outbound calls is 261:16:34 being 216 hours, 16 minutes and 34 seconds. I have this figure in cell A1 with the format [h]:mm:ss. I then convert this to minutes in cell B1 by saying B1=A1, but having the format [m], which gives me 15676. In cell C1, I have the cost per minte value of £0.026. But when I apply the formula D1=B1*C1, I get £0.283, when 15676*£0.026 should in fact be £407.58.

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Aug 12, 2009

I am having trouble trying to calculate cost for a specific task. I know this is something simple and I am going to kick myself when it gets solved, but I have total brain lock right now! Here is the example of what I am trying to do.

A B C D E F

# of people start finish time man hours labor cost

3 1:35 2:05 :30 1.5 $15.00

I am entering the values in A, B and C, with B & C formatted as TIME. D is calculated by =(C3-B3), but I am lost trying to calculate E and F.

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May 11, 2006

I have a sheet with 3 columns. First one is a date in the format dd/mm/yy, second is category type (numerical 1-40) and then the final column is cost in the format 0.00. These columns will need to run from A2:A65536, B2:B65536 & C2:C65536 to cover all later additions. I need to work out a cost total for each of the categories in each month.

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Apr 8, 2008

I'm working on a problem that calculates data using a binomial distribution. The data derived from the binomial distribution is then used to calculate a cost. I would like to minimize cost by changing the number of " reservations". Can excel solver do this or is it too complicated? I have attached the file with what I'm working on. (Changing E1 to minimize E2 while Cells A9:A102 are calculating a binomial distribution)

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Mar 15, 2007

In a financial environment we have a calculator which uses iteration to allow for a cost being added to loan amount where the cost is based on the total loan amount. Iteration is set to 100 iterations with max change .001

On one PC the first time the calculator is opened it gives a particular (incorrect) result. If the input cells are cleared and the data re-entered, it gives the correct result. This only happens on one particular PC. Is there some other setting , other than the iteration setting, that would cause this?

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Mar 6, 2014

I have an excel table that among other fields it has a [product Charge] field.. what im trying to do is to get a cost per row based on the [Product Charge] field.. so example if I have 10,000 rows and the total for that field is 1,000,000 the cost should be 100 ( [Product Charge] / total rows).... I then want to be able to use it in a pivot table...

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Aug 3, 2009

im working on a VoIP company, and having a hard time to figure out a result on a little time.

the problem is finding a "least cost routing" wherein you will find the cheaper to higher price, and putting the results on a designated columns:

I am including an image, sorry if the image seems to be heavy and large:

as you can see: Column C contains the sale rate for the client, while Columns D to I, are the buy rates from our source carriers.

While the columns K to P, are the columns where should one source carrier should be fitted base on the buy rates, that is best fitted to the sale rate.

Red marks=are not suitable or non-profitable buy rate for the sale rate.

Sorry for the bad english, but i hope you get what i mean. this is only a sample from our Internal data.

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Jan 25, 2009

I'm wondering how to display the following cost model on a graph (this is a piecewise-linear cost model for some production company):

Cost per unit for 0-10 units: $1

Cost per unit for 11-20 units: $3

Cost per unit for 21-30 units: $5

Cost per unit for 31-40 units: $8

Fixed cost: $100 (this is regardless of the number of units produced)

Basically I'm looking to construct a cost vs units graph.

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Feb 24, 2009

I am trying to figure out how to update cost from a manufacturers price sheet in excel. I have one worksheet that has the manufacturer's part number and my current cost. A=item number B= current cost. on the second sheet is the same setup but my price list has roughly 3500 rows and the vendor price sheet is 23000 rows. Is there a way to automate the cost replacement by comparing item number and if they are the same replacing cost on sheet one with cost on sheet two?

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Sep 26, 2007

set up a cost based markup spreadsheet?

I need to be able to mark up values from 0.01-9.99 by 20% of their value, and 10.00 and above by 10% of their value.

I only know how to mark up values by a single percentage.

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Feb 20, 2009

The job cost controller is not exactly what I need, so I have been trying to create my own. So far my progress has got me to be able to separate each laborer for each job.

Here is my query: I have a drop down menu that lists ten different tasks(i.e. carpentry, painting, demo, etc.) and I want each of the ten tasks to separate themselves. Is this a vlookup function? How do I make excel listen?

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Aug 14, 2006

I am compiling a simple worksheet that will keep an ongoing track of labour costs in a production environment. The objective is to end up with a labor cost "per unit" for packing punnets of soft fruit.

The source data I have is;

1 - Start time and end time of the job

2 - Any breaks taken during the job

3 - The number of staff it took to do it

4 - The status of the staff (Supervisor, temp, etc) and their hourly pay rates

5 - The number of punnets packed.

With all of the above it should be a relatively simple exercise to calculate the cost per unit (and with a calculator is!). My problem appears to be that I am not formatting something correctly, because when I try to calculate the costs for the employees' my costs are obviously wrong. I have attached my early draft for reference, in the example shown I am showing that a supervisor earning £7.50 an hour worked for 1 hour 15 mins at a cost of £0.39

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Oct 19, 2006

Example number 1:

You invested 10.000 Dollar in the year 1985 into a tempelton fund and waited 20 years. Result can be seen at many forums and stock plattforms

Example number 2:

In 1985 you had no 10.000 Dollar, but only 100 Dollar a month. You invested this 100 Dollar each month for 20 years.

How big will the difference be between example 1 and 2 ?

*** Background.

If a "share" will cost 100 Dollar, you will get 1 share for 100 Dollar. Next month share is down to 50 Dollar, you will get 2 shares for your monthly 100 Dollar. Next month share is up at 200 Dollar, you will get only a half share for your 100 Dollar. Its called cost average effect.

Tool should allow "play arround", to simulate various scenarios, talking into account growth rate, time period, monthly investment, fluctuation of a theoretical share. Idealy we would love to " import" e.g. famous fund history (eg. Tempelton, Pioneer) etc. to see how investment would have developed when a steady monthly payment would have been made.

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Apr 15, 2008

I am trying to create a simple formula to extract cost from a total that includes both cost and and a percentage for maintanance. Assume $100, 10% of which is maintenance the remainder is cost. If I just subtract 10% from $100 I get $90, however 10% of $90 is $9 which equals $99.

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Jan 14, 2014

I need a sum of amount based on the Cost center & Category from the details table , can i have a formula to get them .

Please find the example amount in the attached excel sheet highlighted in RED Colour.

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Oct 24, 2007

I need to find the lowest price, mark it up and designate which vendor it’s from so the CSR knows which one to quote back to the customer. Besides going through it line by line, is there a way to do this? It seems like there could be a formula where it pulls the lowest of the 3 prices and vendor name into a new “price” and “vendor” columns and then I can go through and mark it up.

Here’s a small sample of what the sheet looks like:

Item #Desc V1 V1 CostV2V2 CostV3V3 Cost

123456brush Advance 2.56Weiler5.65Osborn3.25

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Nov 20, 2009

I attached a workbook and it shows data in row 2 - 960. and in cells BA1574 -BM1604 are the summary by using 'sum if' function. As you can see, row 160 countercheck the results and it shows differences.

So my questions are

1) any formula that i can use to ensure all cost centres are taken up in Col AZ1574 - AZ1604? I am sure that i have missed something out.

2) My goal is to summarise the total of each cost centre. Is there other options to reach this goal apart from using 'sum if' function? I would like to learn something new.

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Dec 14, 2008

I need a macro to calculate the cost basis of the inventory. ( Field F3 and F4 in Sheet1)

Please refer to attached sheet....

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May 27, 2008

I have the margin and I have the sale price. How do I figure out the cost?

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Jun 15, 2009

I am trying to make an EASY Manufacturing Cost to Retail pricing calculator. This calculator would have ability to include cost of goods, labor, markup etc of components manufactured and sold as retail products, example: small bookshelves versus large bookshelves or cabinets all have different materials (wood types, stain etc) in determining the final retail product costs that would reflect time of labor hours involved in producing to determine final retail costs. Should be simple in Excel 2000 (my version). I have the basic template created and have used Data Validation Drop Down Lists and utilized LOOKUP function. While my knowledge is limited in Excel, I am frustrated as how the LOOKUP function works, I can only get it to work where in the formula, the costs per unit are input manually, whereas I would prefer to have the data input automatically from columns of calculated wholesale cost plus markup per square foot data, ie: =lookup(A1, X1:X30, Y1:Y30) but get errors when doing this. Instead this works: =lookup(A1,{"pine", "oak", "birch"},{"3.99","7.87","5.15"}) and using this cell (A1) in my calculations for including the square foot costs in the final retail calculations. While this seems to work, it is not easily modifiable as costs change rapidly and would like to easily input the cost per square foot of the different woods in their own cells rather than in the formula calculation of the lookup. Hope that makes sense..... any suggestions? perhaps lookup is not the best function for what I am attempting? - sample file is attached, light green are notes of where my data is located.

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May 23, 2012

I am trying to write a Macro to allocate a certain cost across thousands of orders. The number of orders will obviously change monthly. The cost is relatively small, and when divided evenly by the total orders needs to be rounded up to the nearest cent (Typically $.01 - $.02)

I then need the cost to be insered in a colum running next to a total cost column, but I need it to stop when it reaches the total cost and just start adding zeros to the rest of the orders so as not to overcharge.

Not sure if I need to incorporate solver somehow. I figured I would reference the allocated cost from a cell in the worksheet but not sure how to insert any algebraic logic into a macro.

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Oct 17, 2007

I have costs per minute and call times in seconds

How do I work out the cost per call in Excel?

It's probably something very simple, but I just can't work it out. No matter what I try, I can't get it right

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Apr 7, 2008

I'm trying to work out how to get a spreadsheet to calculate when it works out cheaper to buy more of something, due to quantity price breaks, than less... e.g. 1-10 are £12.50 each, but 10-20 are £10 each and 20-30 are £8.75 each.. so it's as cheap to buy 10 (10x10=100) as it is 8 (8x12.50=100) and cheaper to but 10 (100) than it is to buy 9 (112.50) than 10... but there are similar price breaks at 20, 50 +

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Jul 3, 2008

I have an Excel workbook with 2 worksheets, labelled as "codes" and "data"

The "codes" worksheet contains three columns of data.

Column A shows Country names

Column B shows Country dialling codes

Column C shows Cost per minute to the country ...

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Oct 1, 2008

I need a formula that will scan column A (Code)total the like items (also) add column B (Qty) if there is a number greater than 1. Then add the price ($) together and divide by the sum of A&B.

In other words find the average price for the total of each item..

A B C

Code Qty $

PH06003000 1 1504.8

PH06003000 1 1582.24

PH06003000 1 1606

PH06003000 1 1504.8

PH06003000 2 3009.6

PH06003000 1 1504.8

PH06003000 1 1504.8

PH06003000 1 1504.8

PH06024000 1 2499.2

PH06024000 1 2499.2

PH06024000 1 1896.07

PH06024000 2 3909.66

PH06024000 1 2240.7

PH06024000 1 2259.4

PH06024000 15 30030

PH06024070 1 2039.4

PH06024070 1 1958.66

PH06025670 1 2521.2

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