# Depreciation Comparison Calculator

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

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

After calculating both our calculator allows the comparison of both these methods, 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:

*Depreciation per period = (the asset value minus the final value) divided by the total number of periods*

*Number of depreciation periods = (the asset value minus the final value) divided by the value per period*

Declining Balance Depreciation:

*Depreciation amount = the asset value multiplied by the annual percentage*

*Balance is the asset value minus the depreciation value*

You may also be interested in our MACRS Depreciation Calculator