The Local Government Spending & Revenue database contains spending, debt and revenue levels of counties, cities, towns, villages and school districts throughout the state, excluding only New York City. Use this database to view a single local government entity, to compare like entities to one another, or to create categorical rankings.

2018 Statewide large City Rankings: Total Expenditures Per Capita

Rank City Amount
1. Yonkers $3,089
2. Rochester $3,058
3. Syracuse $2,229
4. Buffalo $2,165
5. Albany $1,983
Source: Office of State Comptroller, with further calculations
by the Empire Center for Public Policy

(Ranks = Highest to Lowest)