Calibrated to the $175.5 billion in all funds spending under the enacted New York State budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, the Empire Center’s “Spend-O-Meter” spins at the following rates:


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$5,565.07 per second

$333,904.11 per minute

$20,034,246.58 per hour

$480,821,971.81 per day

$3,375,000,000 per week

$14,625,000,000 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, 2019 – March 31, 2020). The Spend-O-Meter calculates the amount spent since 12:00 am on April 1, 2019.

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: $175.5 Billion is based on the preliminary Enacted Budget, as reported by the Division of the Budget.

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

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