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I currently have 2 cells in Excel and I'm trying to find a formula to display the percentage change between them.

For example:

  • If B2=100 and B3=102, the result should be: +2%
  • If B2=103 and B3=100, the result should be: -3%

What formula can I use to calculate this?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

=B3/B2-1 will do the job.

In case your number would be in percent and you'd want the change in %pts, this would be the formula =B3-B2 (though I don't think you're looking for that one)

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=(B3/B2)-1

Set 'result' format to Percentage and you're all set!

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