Added: 3 September 2002
[Games and Quizzes]

The Amazing Days Alive Calculator

Bonus Poem

We can count up to ten, we can count to a hundred
and these are two numbers that we understand
And we can take one, multiply by the other,
and in this way get ourselves up to a grand

But much more than that and it starts to lose meaning
the mind just can't feel the big numbers it knows
I guess it's just that we get too far away from
our trusty friend old Mister Fingers and Toes

And so we use years when we count up our birthdays
but then there's the problem of having so few
and really it's days we have, that's what we're spending
and every day we get one brand spanking new

So don't let too many days spin off uncounted
This year thing is nonsense, a terrible trap
We hope that each one of your days will be happy
except that there's bound to be some filled with crap


Ever wonder how many days you've been alive?

Please note, this Days Alive Calculator calculates the total number of days you have been alive, NOT the number of days OLD you are. There is a difference of one day. For example, the day you were born was your first day alive on earth. But you're not one day old until 24 hours have passed, i.e., until the next day. Capisce?

Enter your birthday:

Year (YYYY):
Month (MM):
Day (DD):
Days Alive Machine


7 November 2013 14:13:05 shynisty

this is pretty weird how the computer figured out my whole liftime of thousands of days

28 October 2013 15:03:38 taija


27 October 2013 09:58:51 Ashblossom

Oh, thanks Mirko!

23 October 2013 01:02:49 Nick

OMG that's epic if been Alice for 20,900 days

19 October 2013 11:35:21 Nonnie

Thank for this site! My little guy (almost 2000 days old....) wanted me to give him a billion of something - anything. So I found out how long a billion seconds was....but that wasn't enough. Then I found this site and gave him his alive days instead! :) He loved it!!

27 September 2013 07:08:01 Mirko

Ashblossom, to get the number of hours that you've been alive for you'd have to (a) input the time of day you were born (b) have an algorithm that could then calculate the number of hours - and that would change 24 times over the course of a day.

Simpler though is to find the number of days, multiply that by 24 and, depending on which time of day you were born, the answer will be the result plus any number between -12 and +12, including zero of course.

But, I wouldn't recommend finding the number of hours. The bigger the number the older you'll appear to be, to yourself at least - though you're highly unlikely ever to hit a million!

26 September 2013 14:51:56 Ashblossom

Awesome! I wonder how many hours I've been alive....

21 September 2013 10:59:28 Bindhya

its relly grt wrk.oh my god that mch days..............i ever thnk of this

17 September 2013 05:29:18 Shimmer

This is great

16 September 2013 19:13:25 Alexis

i was so happy to see how many people was born when i was and to see how everyone next to me took it for granted on there perents like on there coputers on there perents to say that they are old so that is what i like i recaomend to tell people around you kk

13 September 2013 16:54:09 BlaisOne

Been using this site for years. It never lets me down. I truly appreciate every day Im around just a little bit more. Thank you Abby and John!

6 September 2013 12:03:02 jamy

Omggggg this is awesome!

31 August 2013 12:16:54 Valery

Worked wonderful thx

27 August 2013 15:51:58 John

Amber, did something go wrong when you tried it? If so let me know what happened and maybe I can help!

24 August 2013 05:28:59 Mirko

Amber, just 3 comments to make:
1. Just what units of time alive did you want?
2. It is certainly not good ETIQUETTE to put all your comments in CAPITALS. Why are you SHOUTING?
3. You might have better luck with a website. A web sight is what I can sometimes see in a corner of my living room.

23 August 2013 23:06:39 AMBER


23 August 2013 05:41:31 John

Christ! How did I not see that?! Fixed! Thanks DJ! (Clearly, such clever people come here...)

22 August 2013 23:24:49 DJ

I would like this page a teensy weensy bit more if the letters in parenthesis after "Month" were MM instead of DD.

19 August 2013 16:25:44 John

Hi Mirko, thanks for the feedback. Sorry to hear it's not working on your phone! We just overhauled the site and put it into a CakePHP framework, got rid of a bunch of's supposed to work better on MORE devices now! I'll look into it and hopefully come up with a fix.

Good catch on "Capisce"! I'm changing it!

19 August 2013 06:55:46 Mirko

Great little routine. I use it every day (even tho' I know what it's going to be beforehand!) and store the result on my phone's calendar - helps make each day just that bit more meaningful (I'm in the 20,000s). But what's happened? Since you changed the web page, introducing the "Let 'er rip", I can no longer load it up on my Nokia C3-01 (I key in the usual date but it then keeps on loading up indefinitely) so have to do it on my desktop, which is a pain. Any suggestions?

Also, if you must use foreign words then please make sure they're correct. "Capiche" looks French but is meant to be Italian - in which case it should be "Capisce", pronounced ca-pee-shay. Sorry, but that makes you look like a linguistically-challenged soccer coach.

17 August 2013 15:46:34 John

Wow. Russian spam. That's a new one.

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6 June 2013 00:33:35 Mark L

5 Million Lines of code for a days alive calculator? I could do it with 50!

5 June 2013 14:02:24 Mark M S

Now I can sing "grind" with my right number. Thanks.

13 February 2013 21:38:00 Kyle

Nvm I just read 6 posts up... Or 7... However you want to count
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