Absolute change refers to the simple difference in the indicator over two periods in time. Unlike relative change which is expressed as a percentage, absolute change is not expressed in percentage, it is only expressed as a normal difference. Here is the absolute change formula to learn how to calculate absolute change for two given periods. According to the formula, just find the difference between the value of the indicator of the two periods to know the change.

Use this absolute change formula and substitute your values to determine the change. Also, you can use our online calculator under the related calculator section to verify your calculations.