In this article, we will learn how to calculate the remaining budget using formula in excel. Nowadays, the budgets of almost every company are made using excel worksheets. Hence it is essential to know how we can construct a budget using an excel worksheet and calculate the remaining budget using a formula. So letâ€™s get started.

**Calculate Remaining Budget Using Formula in Excel: ****Step-by-Step Procedures**

To illustrate how we can calculate the remaining budget using a formula, first, we have to make a sample budget of a business company in an excel worksheet. Then we can use a formula to calculate the remaining budgets. Follow the steps below to construct a budget worksheet.

### Step 01: Creating a Heading of the Budget Worksheet

- Initially, we have to give a budget heading with attractive formatting. First, open a blank excel sheet, take some cells,
**Merge, and Center**Here I have taken cells**B2**to**E2**. Then give a proper heading.

- Now change the font size to
**14**and make it bold. Give the merged cell an eye-catching cell colour.

- Then, we need to make headings for the
**Description**of items of the Budget, and its corresponding**Estimation**,**Actual Expenses**, and**Remaining Budget**. We also need to format the cells to make them aesthetic.

- As we can see in the picture, we will have
**4**columns in our budget worksheet. Now it is just a matter of inputting data of various items of the budget.

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### Step 02: Inputting Rent/Lease Budget Data

- We will first input the
**Estimated Budget**and**Actual Expenses**of**Rent**or**Lease**related items. - In cell
**B5**, write**Building Rent/Lease;**in the same row, write the**Estimated Budget**and**Actual Expenses**in cells**C5**and**D5,**(See the figure below)

- On
**E5**, insert the following formula to calculate the**Remaining Budget**.

`=C5-D5`

- Similarly, write the data about
**Equipment Rent/Lease**and calculate the remaining budget by subtracting**Actual Expenses**from the**Estimated Budget.**We will apply the same formula to calculate the remaining budget for each item.

### Step 03: Inserting Product/ Material Budget Data

- Now, we will enter the budget data related to
**Product/Material.**We first write**Product/Material**on cell**B7**and make it bold. Below**B7,**write about**Coffe**and**Other**Data

### Step 04: Inputting Marketing Expenses Budget Data

- Now enter the Marketing Expenses (
**Boucher, Website, Business Cards,****Advertising,**and**Others**) and calculate the remaining budget using the same formula.

### Step 05: Entering Administrative Expenses Budget Data

- Then, we will input the data about
**Administrative Expenses**(**Fax/Copies, Postage, Office Supplies,**and**Others**)

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### Step 06: Inputting Sales Expenses Budget Data

- Here, we will input data about sales expenses (
**Mileage**,**Parking**, and**Others**)

### Step 07: Entering Operating Expenses Budget Data

- This is the last type of item we need to enter into the budget worksheet. The
**Operating Expenses**include**Utilities**,**Insurance**,**Others**,**Salaries**, and**Miscellaneous**.

### Step 08: Calculating Total Budget Remaining

- Now that we have input everything, we will calculate the total
**Estimated Budget**using the following formula.

`=SUM(C5:C6,C8:C9,C11:C15,C17:C20,C22:C24,C26:C30)`

- The
**Total Actual Expenses**can be calculated using the following formula

`=SUM(D5:D6,D8:D9,D11:D15,D17:D20,D22:D24,D26:D30)`

- Finally, the
**Total Budget Remaining**is calculated by subtracting the**Total Actual Expenses**from the**Total Estimated Budget.**

`=C31-D31`

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**Things to Remember**

- Each company will have its own type of expenses. So we may have to categorize the budgetary items differently. But the formula structure will be the same.
- The Total budget remaining can also be calculated by summing all the budget remaining for each item.

`=SUM(E5:E30)`

It will yield the same result.

**Conclusion**

That is the end of this article. Hopefully, you have a clear idea on how we can calculate the remaining budget using formula in excel. If you find this article helpful, please share this with your friends. Moreover, do let us know if you have any further queries.

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