 # How to get the Present Value of Annuity in Excel

In this article, we will learn about how to find the Present Value of annuity using the PV function in Excel.

Present value of annuity is the present value of the fixed amount paid every month up to a period at fixed interest period
PV function returns the present value of the fixed amount paid over a period of time at a constant interest rate.

Syntax:

=PV (rate, nper, pmt, [fv], [type])

rate: Interest rate per period
nper: total no. of payment period.
pmt: amount paid each period.
[fv] - [optional] The present value of future payments must be entered as a negative number.
[type] - [optional] When payments are due. Default is 0.

Use it in example to understand it.

Here we have a data and we need to find the Present value of Annuity for the same. We have the amount of \$100,000 is paid every month over a year at a rate of 6.5%. Use the Formula:

=PV( B3/12 , C3 , -A3 ) Explanation:
B3/12 : rate is divided by 12 as we are calculating interest for monthly periods.

C3 : Period, each payment made

-A3 : amount is in negative so as to get the present value in positive.

Press Enter
This means the present value of annuity of the amount paid will be \$ 11,58,796.66

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