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What will your retirement look like?

Retirement is probably the most expensive thing you’ll ever pay for. Because of that, it may be difficult to put the amount you may need to save into perspective.

How much would you be able to withdraw each year?

For simplicity, let’s assume:

  • You’re ready to retire today and plan to have your retirement savings last 25 years.
  • You’ve moved your savings into more conservative investments that you believe are appropriate for retirement. The investments will provide a constant 6% annual return.
  • You’ll withdraw the same amount at the end of each year.

    If you saved this amount...
    ...here’s how much you could withdraw annually for 25 years
    $100,000 $7,823
    $200,000 $14,645
    $300,000 $23,468
    $400,000 $31,291
    $500,000 $39,113
    $600,000 $46,936
    $700,000 $54,759
    $800,000 $62,581
    $900,000 $70,404
    $1,000,000 $78,227

Are you on the   right path?

Retirement Roadmap

Give your investment strategy a checkup with the American Funds Retirement Roadmap®.

Keep in mind that these examples don’t include factors such as inflation and volatility that can have a big impact on your purchasing power and account value. For example, if inflation were 4% a year, a withdrawal of $31,291 25 years from now would only be worth $11,738 in today’s dollars. Investment losses would decrease your account’s growth potential in subsequent years. To account for these factors, you might need to save even more.

Will you have saved enough money?

Many experts estimate that you’ll need 80% or more of your final annual salary each year in retirement. Social Security may only provide around 40% of what you need. And don’t forget that retirees typically have different types of expenses compared to people still in the workforce, such as increased health care and travel costs. Use our retirement planning calculator to estimate how much you’ll need.

How long might your savings last?

Enter your current (or expected) savings below and then adjust the withdrawal rate and rate of return to see how long your savings might last.

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

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 or downloaded and should be read carefully before investing.