I'm trying to choose a BI tool, but I don't have a large budget, what would you recommend and why?

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CTO in Software, 11 - 50 employees
"BI tool" is quite broad. Is there a specific use-case/problem that you're trying to address?
VP of Global IT and Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, 501 - 1,000 employees
As Mike mentioned, could you provide more information around the use case(s).

I would recommend you look at PowerBI, Tableau, Metabase, or MSSQL SSRS, but again would be helpful to better understand what you need. 

Chief Information Officer in Manufacturing, 10,001+ employees
There are allot of great BI Tools available. It really depends on the requirements as to which one will support them.  First develop the requirements and the end game before choosing a BI Tool.  Work with the BI Tool not against it. Adoption will be quicker if you do that. 
CIO in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
I endorse Wael Ismail's suggestion.   Microsoft Power BI is very Versatile, easy to setup and use and has Powerful Graphics.  Over and above that it is relatively less expensive than Tableau, SSA, Business Objects and other well known BI tools.  There are also many good not so well know BI Hybrid solutions with On-Cloud and On-Premise offerings.
CTO in Government, 201 - 500 employees

CTO in Government, 201 - 500 employees
its open source and free 

VP of Product Management, 10,001+ employees
Evaluate Qlik or Tableau. Both of them are relatively inexpensive as compared to PowerBi. However your business and operations team would prefer PowerBI as it relates closely to Excel. From costing perspective, often the developer license would be more than a viewing license. So you need to evaluate how many developers you have vs how many users would like to review these BI dashboards
Former Chief Technology and People Officer in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees

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