Using several techniques in Excel, we may compute a person’s actual age. We can use years, months, days, hours, and so on to compute the age. We must supply the beginning and ending dates in order to calculate the age. By learning how to **calculate age** between two dates, aside from age, we can calculate the duration of a project, the time difference between two specified dates, the number of years an organization has been in existence, and so on. In this article, we’ll discuss how to calculate age in excel between two dates.

To calculate the age between two dates, we have made a dataset based on the **Date of Birth **of some employees of a company and the **Current Date**. We have taken the **Current Date** as a typical date. The dataset is like this.

We’ll now discuss different methods to calculate age between two dates.

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**1. Using DATEDIF Function to Calculate the Age Between Two Dates in Excel**

We can use the **DATEDIF function** when we need to calculate the difference between two dates. It can be either years, months or days. By using this function we will find only the perfect date interval but not the actual or fractional date interval. We can write the formula to find **Age in Years** in cell **E5** like this.

`=DATEDIF(C5,D5,”Y”)`

Here, **C5** refers to the** Date of Birth of Jane** and **D5** refers to the** Current Time** which we have taken arbitrarily. **Y** indicates that the age will show as years only.

The **DATEDIF **function’s syntax is **DATEDIF(start date,end date,unit)**.

Secondly, by pressing **ENTER** we find the value of age as **29** like this.

In this step, we can use the **Fill Handle** to find **Age in Years** from cell **E6** to **E14**. For this, we just simply need to drag down the cursor of the **E5 **cell by holding the right-end corner.

As a result, we’ll find the result like this.

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**2. Using the YEARFRAC Function to Calculate the Age**** Between Two Dates**

In practical cases, we can use the **YEARFRAC function** where we need to find the actual or fractional age. We can write the formula in the **E5** cell like this.

`=YEARFRAC(C5,D5,1)`

Here, **1** refers to the** Basis** of the argument.

After pressing **ENTER**, we find the age as **29.99452405.**

Subsequently, by using** Fill Handle** we find the ages from cells **C6 to D6**.

**Formula Explanation**

The **Basis **is mainly a parameter on which we count the number of fractional years. It can have one of the five values we have described below:

- We can calculate
**[(30 days per month)/(360 days per year)]**according to US or European rules for**Basis**equal to**0**or**4**. - Again, we can take
**[(actual days)/(actual days in the year)], [(actual days)/360],**or**[(actual days)/365]**with**Basis**equal to**1, 2, or 3**. - We must require the variables
**Start Date**and**End Date**but**Basis**is optional. Excel thinks that the basis is**0**if we omit the**Basis**

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**3. Using DATEDIF Function and Arithmetic Operations to Calculate Age in Completed and Fractional Months**

We can apply the **DATEDIF** function to calculate the perfect age in months. Also, we can find it by using a simple Arithmetic Formula. In cell **E5** of the below picture, we can apply the **DATEDIF** function to calculate the **Age in Actual months** like this.

`=DATEDIF(C5,D5,”M”)`

Here, **M** refers that the formula will return the age in** Months**.

Secondly, by pressing **ENTER**we find **359** months in** the E5** cell.

We can simply do this by using the **Arithmetic Formula** below.

`=+(D5-C5)/30`

Here, **+=(B2-A2)/30** returns the same output as the formula **=(B2-A2)/30**. Hence, we can ignore the “plus” sign of this formula.

As a result, we can find the actual or fractional age like this.

And finally, by using **Fill Handle** we find all the like this.

**4. Combining CONCATENATE and DATEDIF Functions to Calculate Age in Years, Months, and Days**

We can use the combination of **CONCATENATE** and **DATEDIF** functions when we want to calculate ages in exact years, months, and days. In the **E5 **cell, we can place the formula like this.

`=CONCATENATE(DATEDIF(C5,D5,”Y”),” Years “, DATEDIF(C5,D5,”YM”),” Months and “ DATEDIF(C5,D5,”MD”),” Days “)`

Using the **CONCATENATE** function, we have concatenated (combined) three **DATEDIF** formulae in the formula entered above. After each **DATEDIF** formula, we have entered the text strings **Years, Months,** and **Days**. This means that the results of each **DATEDIF** formula will be combined with the text strings in the final output.

Again, by pressing **ENTER**, we find the **Actual Age** in cell **E5**.

Repeatedly, we need to use the **Fill Handle** to find the age in the other cells.

As a result, we get the output like this.

**Read More:** **How to Calculate Age in Excel in Years and Months**

**5. Using DATEDIF and TODAY Functions to Calculate Age with Current Time**

If we want to use the original current time and subsequently change the age with the day-by-day time change, we can do this with two handy systems.

**5.1. Using Additional Time Column**

We can change the time in the dataset with the original** Current Time**. To do this, we should apply the **TODAY function** below in the **D5** cell. Here, in the **E5** cell, we have already applied the **DATEDIF** function.

`=TODAY()`

Secondly, we need to press **ENTER**.

As a result, we have found the original **Current Time**. And the** Age in Years** in the** E5 **cell has also changed accordingly, from **29** to **32.**

After using** Fill Handle **to both** D** and **E** columns, we finally found ages in every cell according to **Current Time.**

**5.2. Without Using Separate Time Columns **

We can simply use the combination of **DATEDIF** and **TIME** functions to calculate age without the help of a time column. To do this, we need to apply the formula below in the** D5** cell like this.

`=DATEDIF(C5,TODAY(),”Y”)`

Here, we have used **TODAY()** instead of using another time cell reference. This means the last time denoted cell reference is **Today**.

Similarly, by pressing **Enter**, we get the age as **32**.

Finally, we need to use the** Fill Handle **to get ages in every cell from** D5** to **D14**.

As a result, we find the output like this.

**6. Applying VBA to Calculate the Age Between Two Dates in Excel**

Applying **VBA **is another method by which we can calculate age. For this, we need to follow the steps below.

First, go to the **Developer **tab > the **Visual Basic**.

Second, click on** Insert **> then **Module**.

As a result, a blank** Module** will appear like this.

Third, we need to copy and paste the **VBA** code below inside the **Module.**

```
Sub Calculate_RetirementAge()
Range("E5").Formula = "=DATEDIF(C5,D5,""y"")"
Range("E6").Formula = "=DATEDIF(C6,D6,""y"")"
Range("E7").Formula = "=DATEDIF(C7,D7,""y"")"
Range("E8").Formula = "=DATEDIF(C8,D8,""y"")"
Range("E9").Formula = "=DATEDIF(C9,D9,""y"")"
Range("E10").Formula = "=DATEDIF(C10,D10,""y"")"
Range("E11").Formula = "=DATEDIF(C11,D11,""y"")"
Range("E12").Formula = "=DATEDIF(C12,D12,""y"")"
Range("E13").Formula = "=DATEDIF(C13,D13,""y"")"
Range("E14").Formula = "=DATEDIF(C14,D14,""y"")"
End Sub
```

** **After that, click on **Run** > then** Run Sub/UserForm**.

And finally, we’ll get the output below.

**Read More:** **Excel VBA: Calculate Age from Date of Birth**

## Things to Remember

- We can’t apply only the
**DATEDIF**function where we need to find the ages in fractional form. - To find fractional age, we need to apply the
**YEARFRAC**function, or we can also use**Arithmetic Formula**. - We have to use the combination of
**CONCATENATE**and**DATEDIF**functions when we need to calculate years, months, and days i.e. all of them. - For dynamic use of finding ages, we need to apply the
**TODAY**

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## Conclusion

Excel has different effective formulas to find ages or time intervals. In this article, we have tried to discuss all the functions which are used to find ages.

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