Public Savings Calculator

LAST UPDATE: September 24th, 2020


Definition – What are public savings?

Public savings is the amount of excess revenue that the government brings in over their expenses.

If the result is positive, it means that tax revenue is higher than the amount they spend.

If the result is negative, it means that tax revenue is lower than the amount that is spent.

Formula – How to calculate public savings

Public Savings = Tax – Government Spending


In a country, tax is $500,000 and government spending is $300,000.

Public Savings = $500,000 – $300,000 = $200,000

Therefore, public savings is $200,000.

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