Open Knowledge

Government Budget 70% open


What data is expected?

National government budget at a high level. This category is looking at budgets, or the planned government expenditure for the upcoming year, and not the actual expenditure. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Planned budget divided by government department and sub-department
  • Updated once a year.
  • The budget should include descriptions regarding the different budget sections.

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (Excel)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes published by Fjármála- og efnahgasráðuneytið / Ministry of finance and economic affairs)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The government budget is made available via an interactive website (and also as a printed version). A downloadable Excel file is available at:

The budget can be regarded as laws and should therefore be exempt from copyright but as there is no explicit statement on copyright exemption the budget cannot be regarded as openly licensed.

Reviewer comments

I have checked the submission and it is correct.



  • Mor Rubinstein


  • Tryggvi Björgvinsson