Retirement Planning Calculator | American Funds

Retirement Planning Calculator

Use this calculator to find out how much money you might need in retirement and whether your current savings plan could get you to your goal.

The calculator results will provide a chart that compares your projected savings with your retirement goal. You’ll then be able to try different scenarios to see how changes in your savings plan might affect your results.

Calculator Tips

  • Revisit the calculator each year, since your financial situation and goals may change.
  • Discuss your results with your financial professional. The calculator is for illustrative purposes only and is not intended to provide investment advice or portray actual investment results.

Select a Version of the Calculator

  • — 4 questions (about 5 minutes)

    Use this version for a quick look at your retirement outlook. It’s best for those who don’t have a lot of different investments.

  • — 15 questions (about 15 minutes)

    Use this version if you want to enter more details about your personal situation and retirement investments.

Information You’ll Need

See what information you’ll need for each version of the calculator.

Indicate Your Marital Status

If you and your spouse plan to retire at different times, consider running the detailed version of the calculator separately for each spouse and indicating “Single.”

Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing.

Investments are not FDIC-insured, nor are they deposits of or guaranteed by a bank or any other entity, so they may lose value.

This calculator is for illustrative purposes only and is not intended to provide investment advice or portray actual investment results. Your financial situation and goals may change, so you might want to revisit the calculator at least once a year. Be sure to discuss your results with your financial advisor.

The calculator does not take certain factors into account, including early withdrawal penalties, required minimum distributions and holding periods. Regular investing does not ensure a profit or protect against loss. Hypothetical annual rates of return are not intended to reflect actual results; your results may vary based on market conditions. The calculator compounds earnings annually and assumes that withdrawals are made at the beginning of the year.

This analyzer was developed by KJE Computer Solutions, which is not affiliated with American Funds. It is intended for use in making a rough estimate of retirement savings plans. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the results or their relevance to your particular circumstances.