How to Round to Nearest 1000 in Excel (7 Easy Methods)

Sometimes it is often required to round numbers to its nearest hundreds or thousands. In this article, we will see how Excel round to nearest 1000. There are many formulas for doing that. Besides using different formulas, we will also see how Custom number formatting can be used to round numbers to its nearest 1000.


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7 Suitable Ways to Round to Nearest 1000 in Excel

While working in Excel, you may have trouble using numbers to round. To get rid of this problem, you need to know how to Round to Nearest 1000 in Excel. Here, I am considering a dataset with two columns B & C. I will prescribe 7 quick tricks to how to Round to Nearest 1000 with necessary steps and illustrations.

dataset to round to nearest 1000


1. Round to Nearest 1000 Using ROUND Function

The best way to round numbers is to use the ROUND function. The syntax of the Round function is,

=ROUND( number, num_digits).

Here the argument number is the desired number that you want to round and num_digit is the number to which the desired number should be rounded up/down. If num_digits is greater than zero than the desired number will be rounded up to a specific number of decimal places counting from the right side of the decimal point. Similarly, if the num_digits is less than zero than the desired number will be rounded down. If num_digits=0 than the number will be rounded up to its nearest integer number.

Let`s insert some numbers in the worksheet to see how this ROUND function works. The number can be rounded up or rounded down depending on the value of the number. We will see two formulas with the ROUND function which will give us the same result.

The formulas that we will be using are,

=ROUND (Cell, -3)

=ROUND(Cell/1000,0)*1000

Round Function to round to nearest 1000

From the above picture, we can see that with two different formulas give the same rounding result for the same number. Here we are working to round the number to its nearest 1000. For each of the numbers when the hundred place digit is greater or equal to number 5 the formula will round up the result. If the hundred place digit is less than 5 than the formula will round down the number.


2. Apply ROUNDUP Function to Round to Nearest 1000

To round up any number to its nearest 1000 you can use the ROUNDUP function where the num_digit should be -3. So, the formula in this will be,

=ROUNDUP (Cell, -3)

Roundup Function to round to nearest 1000

Then, Fill Handle the formula from D5 to D10.


3. Apply ROUNDDOWN Function to Round to Nearest 1000

For rounding down a number to its nearest 1000 you need to use the ROUNDDOWN function. The argument, num_digit should be set as -3 again. So, the formula becomes,

=ROUNDDOWN (Cell, -3)

round down Function to round to nearest 1000


4. Round to Nearest 1000 Using MROUND function

Another useful function to round number is the MROUND function. The syntax of the MROUND function is

=MROUND (number, multiple)

Here the number is the desired number which is rounded up/down. We used multiple arguments here to round up or down the number to the nearest multiple of this value.

Mround Function to round to nearest 1000

In the above picture, we set the 2nd argument to 1000. So, we can round any number up/down to the nearest multiple of this value.


5. Round Down Numbers to Nearest 1000 Using FLOOR Function

We can use the FLOOR Function to round down a number. Here we will round down different numbers to its nearest 1000. We will use different positive and negative numbers to see how the formula works.

FLOOR Function to round to nearest 1000

From the above formula we can see that when we use a negative number in the 2nd argument which is the multiple to which you want to round, the 1st argument needs to be negative too. Otherwise, it will give a #NUM error.

Note: While rounding down a number to its nearest 1000 using the FLOOR function, the hundred place digit in a number doesn’t play any role like it does in the ROUND function.


6. Roundup to Nearest 1000 Using CEILING Function

While the FLOOR function rounds down a number, we can use the CEILING function to round up a number. We can round up a number to its nearest 1000 using the CEILING function.

CEILING Function to round to nearest 1000

Just like the FLOOR function. In the CEILING function when you use a negative number in the 2nd argument your first argument should also be negative otherwise it will give us a #NUM error.

Note: While rounding up a number to its nearest 1000 using the CEILING function, the hundred place digit in a number doesn’t play any role like it does in the ROUND function.

7. Rounding a Number to Its Nearest 1000 Using Custom Number Formatting

By using the custom number formatting, we can round up/down a number to its nearest 1000 value. Suppose you want to round the number 8490 to its nearest 1000. The nearest 1000 of 8490 is 8000. Using the custom number format, we can write this rounded number as 8k. The nearest thousand number of –8590 is -9000 which we can write as 9K using the Custom Number Formatting. For doing this custom number formatting follow the steps below.

  • First, select the cells where you want to apply the formatting. Here we select the cells B2: B7.
  • Now after selecting them click the right button of the mouse to select the format cells option.

  • In the format cells dialogue box select Custom, and in the Type section write #,##0, K and press OK.

  • After doing this you will get to see the below result in your worksheet.


Conclusion

In this article, we saw different processes of Excel round to nearest 1000. We saw different formulas along with custom number formatting. Among all the Formulas, we can say using the ROUND or MROUND function is a good choice for rounding the number to its nearest thousands as we can both round up and round down the numbers with this single formula.

Hope you will like this article. Stay tuned for more useful articles and don’t forget to comment below if you face any difficulties.


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4 Comments
  1. is there a video on this, if not, pl make a video so that it can be understood very easily.

    it is difficult to read and understand. If the same is explained in a video it can be understood very easily.

  2. How can we roundUp to first decimal in cell formatting itself (without using formulae)?
    E.g
    1. If I write 44.41 it show 44.5
    2. If I write 44.45 it shows 44.5
    3. If I write 44.49 it show 44.5

    • Reply
      Osman Goni Ridwan Sep 4, 2022 at 11:48 AM

      Hello ISH SHARMA!
      You can increase and decrease decimal digits from the format options. But Through this, it will round to the nearest decimal. Suppose, when you round the value 44.41, it will be rounded to 44.4, not 44.5 and for the value 44.45, it will become 44.5.

      To use this method,
      >> Select the cell.
      >> Go to the Home tab in the top ribbon.
      >> Here, in the Number menu, click on the “Increase Decimal” icon to increase the decimal digits after the point, and click on the “Decrease Decimal” to decrease the decimal digits.

      Round decimal digits in Excel

      I hope, your problem will be solved in this way. You can share more problems in an email at [email protected]

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