# Capital Gain Yield Calculator

A Capital Gain Yield is the percentage of a price appreciation on investment. It can be calculated as the increase in the price of an investment dividing it by its original cost.

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## Formula of Capital Gain Yield Calculator

To find, Capital gains yield, We use the following formula:

Capital Gains Yield = (Capital Gain / purchase price) x 100

**here,**

Capital Gain = Current price – Purchase price

**Note:**

To calculate perpetuity, you can use our Perpetuity Calculator.

### Example

If you are an investor and you just purchase a share for $500. After 1 year your investment is $600 which is the current price of your investment, Find the Capital Gain Yield of your investment.

**Given data**

Current price = $600

Purchase price = $500

**To Find**

Capital Gains Yield = ?

**Solution**

We will find the Capital gain of your investment first from the equation mentioned above that is,

Capital Gain = Current price – Purchase price

Putting the values, in the above equation we have

Capital Gain = $600 - $500

Capital Gain = $100

Now, find the Capital Gain Yield. As we know the equation of Capital Gain Yield

Capital Gains Yield = (Capital Gain / purchase price) x 100

Putting the values, in the above equation we have

Capital Gains Yield = (100 / 500) x 100

Capital Gains Yield = 0.2 x 100

Capital Gains Yield = 20%

So, we have the Capital Gains Yield of 20% in 1 year.

### How to use the Capital Gain Yield Calculator?

The steps to use the capital gain yield calculator are as follows:

**Step 1: **Enter the purchase price in the first required input.

**Step 2: **Enter the current price in the second required input.

**Step 3: **The calculator will automatically display an answer on the screen.

### Calculator Use

You can find the Capital Gains Yield by using our Capital Gains Yield calculator. You have to enter the right value in the right input field and you will get your Capital Gains Yield.