Rounding to the Nearest $50

It is often necessary when creating financial reports to round figures to some value other than the nearest dollar. One common rounding point is to the nearest fifty dollars. If you need to round figures in this manner, then there are a number of formulas you can use to do the rounding.

The first approach is to use the MROUND function. This function allows you to round to any value you want, and has been covered in other ExcelTips. Basically, you would use the function as follows if the value you want to round is in cell B7:

=MROUND(B7,50)

The MROUND function only works with positive values, so if there is a chance you’ll be using negative values, then you can’t use MROUND. In these instances, you can resort to the regular ROUND function. Either of the following variations will produce the exact same results:

=ROUND(F5/50,0)*50
=ROUND(F5*2,-2)/2