From revenue to expenditure

1. Local revenue

This is collected through direct taxes (e.g. property tax) and municipal charges (e.g. for rubbish collection).

2. Other revenue sources

The municipal budget receives other revenue, mainly from Spain’s central government and the Catalan regional government, which are responsible for collecting other revenue, e.g. from VAT and income tax.

3. What is it used for?

The City Council uses the municipal budget to maintain public services and the city’s infrastructures.

Revenue and Expenditure at Barcelona City Council

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Subtotals are calculated using the implementation figures for the years in which the settlement is completed or, failing that, the budget is approved.

Budget indicators

Funding capacity or necessity €139.3 million €22.2 million €100.2 million -

Current savings / Current revenue 19.8% 25.1% 19.7% -

Outstanding debt €1,101.4 million €971.7 million €835.7 million -

Outstanding debt / Current revenue 46.7% 38.6% 32.8% -

Liquidity Surplus for General Expenditures €411.0 million €285.5 million €195.9 million -

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Note

  • Income and expenditure shown only refer to Barcelona City Council.
  • El presupuesto 2016 incorpora al presupuesto inicial 2016 (prorrogado) la modificación de crédito global aprobada por el Plenario del Consejo Municipal el 5 de mayo de 2016.
  • The amounts shown as budgeted refer to the budget’s final estimates and appropriations.
  • The expenses data for policies, programmes and sub-programmes were standardised under the budget structure for current programmes.