Let’s face it, the New York City budget is complex. We set out to make the budget a little clearer with a new Budget Explorer for the NYC Expense Budget.

New York City’s Expense Budget determines recurring expenses and contracts, such as teachers in our schools, the electricity at local senior centers, and maintenance of city parks.

Using open data, we developed a tool to understand what the City spends money on. The Budget Explorer is open source too, so you can build your own.

We also put together easy to understand language, videos, charts, and graphs to show how the budget works.