Calibrated to the $177 billion in all funds spending under the enacted New York State budget for the 2021 fiscal year, the Empire Center’s “Spend-O-Meter” spins at the following rates:


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 per second

$337,683.15 per minute

$20,260,989.01 per hour

$486,263,736.26 per day

$3,403,846,153.85 per week

$14,750,000,000 per month


New York’s All Funds budget, which includes revenues from both state and federal sources, has more than doubled since fiscal year 1988, when the state spent $85.7 billion (in 2018 dollars).

The Spend-O-Meter calculates the amount based on the “clock time” of the viewer’s computer. Viewers with incorrect time setting or malfunctioning computer clocks may see inaccurate numbers.

Use the Empire Center’s State Budget Tool to see where the money is going.

Copyright 2006 Total Consulting Strategies, Inc.


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