Round to the Nearest Dollar


Welcome to round to the nearest dollar, our article which discusses the nearest whole dollar rounding, including examples. Ahead, you can find our rounding calculator.

Round to the Nearest Dollar Calculator

Insert your starting amount, then press the round button. You may change the (normal) round mode to round up or round down, as detailed further below in this article.

What does the Nearest Dollar mean?

The nearest dollar place of an amount of money is the value of that amount once it has been rounded to the nearest integer (a whole number) depending on the value of the tenths place (first digit to the right of the decimal point).

Round to the Nearest Dollar

Frequently searched amounts include, for instance:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does round to the nearest dollar mean? It means determining the whole number amount in dollars which is closest to the amount you start with.
  • How do you round to the nearest dollar? If the first digit after the decimal separator of the amount is less than five, remove the decimal point and all digits. Else, increase the value of the dollars ones place value by 1, then remove the decimal point and the decimals to the right of it.
  • What does it mean to enter whole dollar amount? It means to round the amount to a whole number dollars value before inserting it.
  • Does 50 cents round up or down? 50 cents is 0.50 dollars, thus the amount is rounded up because the first digit after the decimal point of 0.50 dollars is more than 4.
  • What does it mean to round to the nearest whole dollar? It means the same as rounded to the nearest dollar: If the value of the tenths place of the amount is more than 4, round up to the nearest integer. Else round down.

How to Round to the Nearest Nearest Dollar?

To round an amount to the nearest dollar, check the value of its tenths. If the value is equal to 5 or greater, increase the value in the dollar’s ones place by 1 and then remove all digits and the decimal point. If the value is equal to 4 or less, simply remove all the digits to the right of the decimal separator as well as the “.”.

For example:

  • $12.29: The tenths’ value is 2, so we round down: $12.29 → $12 ($12.00)
  • $8.55: The tenths’ value is 5, so we round up: $8.55: → $9 ($9.00)
  • $20: Nothing to be done, the tenths’ value of $20.00 is 0; → $20

In the table below you can find some amounts rounded to nearest dollar.

AmountRounded to Nearest Dollar
2.182
7.878
5.556
800.50801
1010
25.4025
25.425
11.9912
65.7066
12.22512
15.6116
0.050
99.4599
13.6014
0.0010
50.91951
4.805
3.143
36.57637
1000.051000
144.30144
41.512342
0.10
0.40
0.51
101101
9.9910
9.9110
145.14145
333.3333333333
333.6333333334
28.5029
28.4928
0.3530
55.5556
19.9920
9.9510
9.8510
9.499
350.099350
12.8813
650.50651
999.951000
99.99100
16.6417

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Round up to the Nearest Dollar

If the first digit to the right of the decimal point of a certain amount is >= 5, then, according to general rounding rules, you round up to the nearest dollar. Yet, the term round up to the nearest dollar means that all first digits in between 1 and 9 are rounded up up by adding 1 to the value in the dollars ones place, followed by removing the decimal point and all digits.

Round Down to the Nearest Dollar

If the first digit to the right of the decimal point of a certain amount is < 5, then, according to general rounding rules, you round down to the nearest dollar. Yet, the term round down to the nearest dollar means that all first digits in between 1 and 9 are rounded down by eliminating the decimal point and all digits of the amount.

Bottom Line

Although not very intuitive when it comes to money, any rounded number has always the same value as the starting number, but its value is less exact.

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