To calculate target selling price, divide your total costs (remember that’s variable costs plus allocated fixed costs) by your Sales Price Multiplier.

In our example, our total costs equal $115 and our Sales Price Multiplier equals 67%.

## How do you calculate target cost per unit?

Target cost per unit is calculated or determined by subtracting the target operating profit on a per unit basis from the total target price.

## How do you calculate selling price per unit?

To find price per unit from the income statement, divide sales by the number of units or quantity sold to determine the price per unit. For example, given sales of $500,000 for the year and 40,000 units sold, the price per unit is $12.50 ($500,000 divided by 40,000).

## How do you calculate new selling price?

Calculated by adding together all your costs, then adding a mark-up percentage that creates your profit margin. If a product costs $50 to produce, and you want to apply a mark-up of 25% you multiply 50 by 1.25. The selling price would be $62.50. This combines your cost per unit with projected output for your business.

## What is cost gap?

The target cost gap is the estimated cost less the target cost. When a product is first manufactured, its target cost may well be much lower than its currently-attainable cost, which is determined by current technology and processes.

## What are the disadvantages of target costing?

Target costing can create an unrealistic burden on the production department when the estimated cost is too low. Failure of proper estimation of the quantity may lead to a loss when the business fails to sell all the produced quantity.