A **Pareto chart** is a type of chart that uses bars to display the individual frequencies of categories and a line to display the cumulative frequencies.

This tutorial provides a step-by-step example of how to create a Pareto chart in Google Sheets.

**Step 1: Create the Data**

First, let’s create a fake dataset that shows the number of sales by product for some company:

**Step 2: Calculate the Cumulative Frequencies**

Next, type the following formula into cell C2 to calculate the cumulative frequency:

=SUM($B$2:B2)/SUM($B$2:$B$7)

Copy this formula down to each cell in column C:

**Step 3: Insert Combo Chart**

Next, highlight all three columns of data:

Click the **Insert** tab along the top ribbon, then click **Chart** in the dropdown options. This will automatically insert the following combo chart:

**Step 4: Add a Right Y Axis**

Next, right click on any of the bars in the chart. In the dropdown menu that appears, click **Series** and then click **Cumulative**.

In the menu that appears on the right, choose **Right Axis** under the **Axis** dropdown:

This will automatically add another y-axis on the right side of the chart:

The Pareto chart is now complete. The blue bars display the individual sales of each product and the red line displays the cumulative sales of the products.

**Additional Resources**

How to Make a Box Plot in Google Sheets

How to Make a Bubble Chart in Google Sheets