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Excel Formula: Calculate days remaining in month

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If there is a list of dates recoded in Excel, sometimes, you may want to know how many days remain in the current month of each date. In this tutorial, it provides a formula to quickly calculate the days remaining in month in Excel.

If you want to follow along with this tutorial, please download the example spreadsheet.
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Generic formula:



Date: the date you use to calculate days remaining in month.

Return value

This formula returns a value in date format. You need to format the result as general to display it as numeric.

How this formula work

For instance, to calculate days remaining in month of the date in cell B3, please use below formula:


Press Enter key, then a date displayed.
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Then format the cell as general by clicking Home > General from the Number Format drop-down list.
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Then drag auto fill handle over the cells you need to apply this formula.
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EMONTH function: Get the last day of n months in future or past.

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