## What is EMI?

Equated Monthly Installment – EMI for short – is the amount payable every month to the bank or any other financial institution until the loan amount is fully paid off. It consists of the interest on loan as well as part of the principal amount to be repaid. The sum of principal amount and interest is divided by the tenure, i.e., number of months, in which the loan has to be repaid. This amount has to be paid monthly. The interest component of the EMI would be larger during the initial months and gradually reduce with each payment. The exact percentage allocated towards payment of the principal depends on the interest rate. Even though your monthly EMI payment won’t change, the proportion of principal and interest components will change with time. With each successive payment, you’ll pay more towards the principal and less in interest.

Here’s the formula to calculate EMI:

where

**E** is EMI

**P** is Principal Loan Amount

**r** is rate of interest calculated on monthly basis. (i.e., r = Rate of Annual interest/12/100. If rate of interest is 10.5% per annum, then r = 10.5/12/100=0.00875)

**n** is loan term / tenure / duration in number of months

For example, if you borrow ₹10,00,000 from the bank at 10.5% annual interest for a period of 10 years (i.e., 120 months), then EMI = ₹10,00,000 * 0.00875 * (1 + 0.00875)

^{120}/ ((1 + 0.00875)^{120}– 1) = ₹13,493. i.e., you will have to pay ₹13,493 for 120 months to repay the entire loan amount. The total amount payable will be ₹13,493 * 120 = ₹16,19,220 that includes ₹6,19,220 as interest toward the loan.

Computing EMI for different combinations of principal loan amount, interest rates and loan term using the above EMI formula by hand is time consuming, complex and error prone. Our EMI calculator automates this calculation for you and gives you the result in a split second along with visual charts displaying payment schedule and the break-up of total payment.

## How to Use EMI Calculator?

With colourful charts and instant results, our EMI Calculator is easy to use, intuitive to understand and is quick to perform. You can calculate EMI for home loan, car loan, personal loan, education loan or any other fully amortizing loan using this calculator.

Enter the following information in the EMI Calculator:

- Principal loan amount you wish to avail (rupees)
- Loan term (months or years)
- Rate of interest (percentage)
- EMI in advance OR EMI in arrears (for car loan only)

Use the slider to adjust the values in the EMI calculator form. If you need to enter more precise values, you can type the values directly in the relevant boxes provided above. As soon as the values are changed using the slider (or hit the ‘tab’ key after entering the values directly in the input fields), EMI calculator will re-calculate your monthly payment (EMI) amount.

A pie chart depicting the break-up of total payment (i.e., total principal vs. total interest payable) is also displayed. It displays the percentage of total interest versus principal amount in the sum total of all payments made against the loan. The payment schedule table showing payments made every month / year for the entire loan duration is displayed along with a chart showing interest and principal components paid each year. A portion of each payment is for the interest while the remaining amount is applied towards the principal balance. During initial loan period, a large portion of each payment is devoted to interest. With passage of time, larger portions pay down the principal. The payment schedule also shows the intermediate outstanding balance for each year which will be carried over to the next year.

## Floating Rate EMI Calculation

We suggest that you calculate floating / variable rate EMI by taking into consideration two opposite scenarios, i.e., optimistic (deflationary) and pessimistic (inflationary) scenario. Loan amount and loan tenure, two components required to calculate the EMI are under your control; i.e., you are going to decide how much loan you have to borrow and how long your loan tenure should be. But interest rate is decided by the banks & HFCs based on rates and policies set by RBI. As a borrower, you should consider the two extreme possibilities of increase and decrease in the rate of interest and calculate how much would be your EMI under these two conditions. Such calculation will help you decide how much EMI is affordable, how long your loan tenure should be and how much you should borrow.

**Optimistic (deflationary) scenario**: Assume that the rate of interest comes down by 1% – 3% from the present rate. Consider this situation and calculate your EMI. In this situation, your EMI will come down or you may opt to shorten the loan tenure. Ex: If you avail home loan to purchase a house as an investment, then optimistic scenario enables you to compare this with other investment opportunities.

**Pessimistic (inflationary) scenario**: In the same way, assume that the rate of interest is hiked by 1% – 3%. Is it possible for you to continue to pay the EMI without much struggle? Even a 2% increase in rate of interest can result in significant rise in your monthly payment for the entire loan tenure.

Such calculation helps you to plan for such future possibilities. When you take a loan, you are making a financial commitment for next few months, years or decades. So consider the best as well as worst cases…and be ready for both. In short, hope for the best but be prepared for the worst!

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it is a superb tool, hardly takes any time, in a jiffy! fantastic!

Sooper cool. Providing more details. Better than that of many bank websites in India.

y do u bring the name of INDIA here..build one if u can

she meant no offence dude.. even this calculator is made by an indian i guess (see currency symbol)

What is wrong with you? Why are you taking offence? She means that this calculator is better than the ones provided by Indian banks. The EMI calculators on bank websites make things very confusing.

You have your patriotism totally twisted up, bro! Seriously!

Hey punkass, you don’t have to be overreactive to show your love for your country!

excellent…!!!

EXCELLENT

I wanted one with months and got it :), else had to do lot of calculations in excel using the formula

Itz a great tool…Very helpful ! Thanks !

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Its a helping tool for those who are poor on maths or cant dig in for sake of time ….

VERY BADLY NEEDED IT THANKS

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I am planning to take a home loan and my property is not financed by SBI, so which other bank do you suggest.

Please check with other banks and HFCs.

List of Indian banks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_banks_in_India

List of HFCs: http://www.nhb.org.in/Regulation/list_of_housing_finance.php

Only few will have the will to serve by some means. Effort & your time is highly appreciated.

Very helpful tool

Hi excellent work. It would be nicer if you can add options for calculating remaining payable amount after a bulk pay , say after ‘n’ number of months

Thanks for the suggestion…will try to see how we can address this. Maybe adding a monthly EMI payment schedule will help.

I like it thanks

V good

Great work, Thanks alot. It would be more helpful if prepayment adjustment can be made in calculator. Many banks now a days are providing overdraft accounts (interest saver on excess funds in account).

Can you please explain what you mean by prepayment adjustment in the calculator? Are you saying that you want to estimate your EMI after making a partial prepayment on your existing loan?

how much of rate of interest is equal to 1 rupee

Here’s a quick tutorial: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/core-finance/interest-tutorial/interest-basics-tutorial/v/introduction-to-interest