How Much Money Do You Need In Retirement To Live Comfortably?

Ah, the key question.

One rule of thumb is that you’ll need 70% of your pre-retirement yearly salary to live comfortably.

That might be enough if you’ve paid off your mortgage and are in excellent health when you kiss the office good-bye.

How much money do you need to retire comfortably at age 65?

Age 65: You need a starting balance of $1,620,000 to live off $65,000 a year. To live on dividends and capital gains of $65,000 a year, after taxes, a 65-year-old would need a lump sum investment of $1.62 million in a taxable investment account, allocated as 60% stocks and 40% bonds.

What is the average income of a retired person?

Average Social Security Retirement Income

In 2019, the average monthly retirement income from Social Security was $1,470, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. That’s just $17,640 per year in Social Security benefits.

How much money do you need to retire at 55?

To retire early at 55 and live on investment income of $100,000 a year, you’d need to have $3.45 million invested on the day you leave work. If you reduced your annual spending target to $65,000, you’d need a starting balance of about $2.2 million in a taxable investment account.

How much money do you need to retire in 2020?

These are the retirement numbers you need to know for 2020. New retirement savings plan limits mean that individuals under age 50 will be able to put away up to $19,500 in a 401(k) plan and up to $6,000 in an individual retirement account in 2020.