Creating a gauge chart

This chart resembles a speedometer gauge and displays a value between 0 and 100%.
The gauge Chart in Excel 2016

This example shows a pie chart set up to resemble a gauge. Although this chart displays a single value (entered in cell C16), it actually uses three data points (in D13:D15). Cell C16 contains a formula that calculates the percent of goal:


As you enter new data in column C, the formulas display the current results:

The gauge Chart in Excel 2016

Cell D13 consists of 50%, and that slice is hidden.

The other two slices are apportioned based on the value in cell C16. The formula in cell D14 is


This formula uses the MIN function to display the smaller of two values: either the value in cell C16 or 100%. It then divides this value by 2 because I'm only dealing with the visible half of the pie chart. Using the MIN function prevents the chart from displaying more than 100%.

The formula in cell D15, shown below, simply calculate the remaining part of the pie:


To create the chart like this one, do the following:

    1.    Select cells D13:D15 and create a pie chart:

Pie Chart in Excel 2016

    2.    Remove the legend.

    3.    Open Format Data Series on the Format task pane:

In the Series Options section, change the Angle of first slice setting:

Series Options in Excel 2016

    4.    Open Format Data Point on the Format task pane for the slice 50%:

Series Options in Excel 2016
  • On the Fill section, select No fill.
  • On the Border section, select No Line:

You can then make any other adjustments to get the look you desire. See also How to create dependent on a volume chart title.

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