Bullet bars

example of a Datawrapper bullet chart
If you want to show how planned or estimated numbers compare to the actual ones, bullet charts are a good choice.
Create a bullet bar chart

Create beautiful bullet bars in Datawrapper

Group them, color them, and customize them to your needs.

Add a layer of meaning with color.

Lead the reader’s eye by highlighting your most important bar category – in Datawrapper, that’s just a few clicks. And the color key is turned on by default, explaining to your readers what your colors indicate.

GIF of changing the colors of a Datawrapper bullet bar chart
Show your data perfectly with our flexible design options.

As soon as you upload your data, you will see a beautiful bullet bar chart – but every data set is different, and we want to help you communicate it best.

Sorting your bars differently? Changing the position of your axis ticks? Separating your bars by lines? It’s all possible. Just click around until you’re happy.

Group bars together easily.

Especially if you have lots of bars in your chart, it can make sense to bring some order into your bars by grouping them – for example, by location or rating. Simply add a column with a different category, then click “Group by”.

Like all Datawrapper visualizations, our maps look beautiful on desktop devices, tablets, and smartphones.
Colorblind check
Benefit from our colorblindness simulator that automatically flags problematic colors. Learn more.
Flexible number formats
Want to show 3,200,000 as 3.2m? Or 0.3760483 as 0.38? Or 32.1 as 32%? Do so with two clicks.
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Need help creating Datawrapper charts?

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