Adding Costs

May 14, 2013 - 11:06 am
9 comment(s)


I am new to ProjectLibre and i would like to add costs to my Gantt chart. I have seen the $0.00 section but cannt find where to put this in. 

Also does this work on a per hour basis or when you add resources will this also add to the cost of the project?

I hope someone can help, it is a shame there isnt a turorial or something on how to use the software. It looks like good software to have but it is taking me a long time to work out how to do things. 



adding Costs


May 15, 2013 - 23:35 pm

Hi Deasha,

Welcome to the community!  I am sure others will reply but a common way of adding cost to your project is assigning resources to tasks.  

* If you go to the Resource view and add resources.  You can add material or work resources.  The Work resources have a rate so $50/hr for instance.  If you then assign that to a 1 day (8 hour ) task then ProjectLibre will calculate $400 for that task.  


There are more options but that is an initial start.....

May 21, 2013 - 20:29 pm

I'm new using Libre and in my first test I have a question related to the report generated on cost (task information section).

I see that total cost add all figures in the list including the high level tasks that I understand reflects the sum  of its subtasks. Consequently the total cost reported is inflated by adding twice subtasks and high level tasks figures. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance for your answers


November 24, 2017 - 22:39 pm

I am a new ProjectLibre user and am trying to do a Status Report on a project.  

I would like to enter my Actual Costs for the reporting period but it when I insert the column for AC and ACWP, I get only ProjectLibre's grayed-out estimate  (which appears to be calculated as % complete*baseline cost*assigned resources).

How do I show a situation where my actual costs (AC) for the period are higher than the budgeted costs for the period (BCWS or PV)?   

(I would like to use this to calculate Cost Variance (CV) for the period in my Status Report).

Also if anyone can point me to some documentation on to do a status report in ProjectLibre, I would be grateful,

Many thanks,