Calibrated to the $163 billion in all funds spending under the enacted New York State budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year, the Empire Center’s “Spend-O-Meter” spins at the following rates:


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$5,169 per second

$310,122 per minute

$18,607,306 per hour

$446,575,342 per day

$3,134,615,385 per week

$13,583,333,333 per month


The Empire Center’s Budget Spend-O-Meter project reflects the all funds financial plan disbursements of New York’s state government for the current fiscal year (April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018). The Spend-O-Meter calculates the amount spent since 12:00 am on April 1, 2017.

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.

Note: $163 Billion is based on the $162,173,000,000 estimate in the governor’s Executive Budget, adjusted to reflect preliminary reports of spending added during the budget process.

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

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