Crypto Calculator: A Simple Way to Estimate Profits or Losses

Use live prices from more than 200 cryptocurrencies to quickly estimate your rate of return.

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To calculate the return on an investment after buying cryptocurrency, subtract the amount you pay for it from the amount you make when you sell.

Find your crypto’s current price on the live chart below:

If calculating for crypto you already own: The current crypto price found above goes in the calculator field titled “price of one coin at time of sale.” To find out what the price of one coin was when you bought it, log in to your crypto exchange and view your trade history. Or, if you know when you bought it, you can click on the specific crypto in the table above to look up historic prices by date.

If calculating for crypto you haven’t yet purchased: The current price can be used in the calculator field titled “price of one coin at time of purchase.” Input a variety of possible prices in the “price of one coin at time of sale” field to see what your profit or loss could be in the future.

Fees and taxes

When you trade on an exchange, you're usually charged a fee each time you buy and sell. The amount you take home after fees is not reflected in this calculator as fees vary from exchange to exchange and can depend on the amount of your trade. There are many exchanges that charge 1% or less; if you're paying more, it's probably time to look for a new crypto exchange.

You'll owe taxes on any profits you earn from crypto. Your tax rate depends on your income for the year and how long you owned the crypto.

Neither the author nor editor held positions in the aforementioned investments at the time of publication.
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