You have looked at the difference between the actual and budget expenses in the different expense categories. You want to communicate the variances visually. This video shows how to use a steps to a total column graph to show the actual expenses and variance in each category and how they add to the total expense amount.

I learned the trick for two-level category labels from this article by Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic.

For more on creating dotted or dashed lines to compare to columns, see this video: https://youtu.be/L09E3y_N-no

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