This example teaches you how to create a thermometer chart in Excel. A thermometer chart shows you how much of a goal has been achieved.

Thermometer Chart Data

To create a thermometer chart, execute the following steps.

1. Select cell B16.

Note: adjacent cells should be empty.

2. On the Insert tab, in the Charts group, click the Column symbol.

Insert Column Chart

3. Click Clustered Column.

Click Clustered Column

Result:

Column Chart

Further customize the chart.

4. Remove the chart tile and the horizontal axis.

5. Right click the blue bar, click Format Data Series and change the Gap Width to 0%.

Format Data Series

6. Change the width of the chart.

7. Right click the percentages on the chart, click Format Axis, fix the minimum bound to 0, the maximum bound to 1 and set the Major tick mark type to Outside.

Format Axis

Result:

Thermometer Chart in Excel