# Depreciation Comparison Calculator

When an asset loses value equally over a set period of time, it is known as Straight Line Depreciation .

When an asses loses value by an annual percentage, it is known as Declining Balance Depreciation .

After calculating both our calculator allows the comparison of both these method, while also displaying a line chart.

The calculations and their results are shown side by side in order to allow comparisons.

### The following algorithms are included with this calculator:

Straight Line Depreciation:

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Depreciation per period = (the asset value minus the final value) divided by the total number of periods
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Number of depreciation periods = (the asset value minus the final value) divided by the value per period
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Declining Balance Depreciation:

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Depreciation amount = the asset value multiplied by the annual percentage
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Balance is the asset value minus the depreciation value
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You may also be interested in our MACRS Depreciation Calculator