Number of Years Between Dates in Excel & Google Sheets

This tutorial will demonstrate how to calculate the number of years between two dates in Excel & Google Sheets.

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DATEDIF Function

To calculate the number of years between dates you can use the DATEDIF Function:

DATEDIF YThe DATEDIF Function returns the number of full years between two dates. It will not give you a fractional value.

Next you can use the “ym” input with the DATEDIF function to return the remaining number of months:

DATEDIF YM

and join them together to output the number of years and months between two dates:

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YEARFRAC Function

Instead if you want to determine the number of years, including fractional values you can use the YEARFRAC Function:

YEARFRAC

You can add in the TRUNC or INT Functions to calculate the number of full years (just like the DATEDIF Function):

YEARFRAC trunc

Or you can use the ROUND Function to round to the nearest year:

YEARFRAC Round

Last, you can use the ROUNDUP Function to count any partial year as a full year:

 

YEARFRAC RoundUPNumber of Years Between Dates in Google Sheets

All of the above examples work exactly the same in Google Sheets as in Excel.

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