Percentage difference is used for comparision of two numbers, where both numbers refer to the same kind of thing. e.g., comparing the cost per kg between two fruits.

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Percentage difference is calculated with reference to one or both of the numbers being compared. In our calculation, the difference is relative to the average of the absolute value of two numbers. Formula used by the calculator on this page:-

Percentage difference (%) = |(A - B)| / Average * 100

Where,

Average = (|A| + |B|)/2

A - 1st number

B - 2nd number

Sample calculations: Percentage difference between 250 and 300 Percentage difference between 10 and 12 Percentage difference between 40 and 30 Percentage difference between 3 and 5 Percentage difference between 3 and 4 Percentage difference between 0 and 1 Percentage difference between 5 and 6 Percentage difference between 6 and 10 Percentage difference between 17 and 20 Percentage difference between 640 and 480