# Retirement Savings Goal Calculator

## How long will it take to save money for early retirement?

If you wish to retire early this online retirement goal calculator is just for you. It will help you calculate how long it will take to save the desired amount that will allow you to retire early.

In order to calculate how long it will take to reach your retirement goal just fill the form above and click Calculate. The calculator will show you the exact number of months needed to reach your goal. Of course if you follow your savings plan.

## How to use a retirement savings goal calculator?

Usage of this tool is pretty simple, but in order to avoid any misunderstanding below we are describing each field with some useful saving tips.

**Goal amount**

Here you should type the amount of money you need to have to be able to retire early. If you have no idea you may use this calculator to estimate the amount needed for your retirement.

**Initial amount**

If you already have some savings, type this amount into this field. The calculator will treat them as a seed investment and will take them into account while calculating interests earned each month.

**Monthly savings**

Here you should type the amount of money you are willing to save each month.

**Annual increase**

Our tool could take into account your potential pay rises. So in order to be more realistic, type in here some percentage that will simulate your future salary increases.

**Interest rate**

Thanks to the compound interest you may reach your goal faster. Type here the average annual return rate you expect to make on your investments. Try not to be over optimistic and stick to the average return rates the different asset classes may provide.

**Compounding**

The compounding frequency determines how often the interests earned are added to the savings balance. Our retirement goal calculator will allow you to choose between: monthly, quarterly, annually compounding frequency.

**Tax rate**

The income tax rate for your interest earnings. If you save using a tax protected plan like 401k or similar you may type here 0%.

## How much money do I need to retire early?

The simple answer is that you need to have a portfolio of assets able to generate enough interest each month to cover all your living expenses like housing, food, bills etc.

What’s more, most financial advisors suggest that you should calculate such a number using a 4% interest rate or even less.

If you follow this rule you may never run out of money during your retirement. However people that are about to retire later in their 50s or 60s may live not just from the interests earnestly but from accumulated capital as well.

If you wish to find out more about this topic check out our analysis: Is $500k enough to retire early or if you have a larger pocket check a similar report for 1 million dollars.

### How much should you save for retirement each month?

If you plan to retire early the answer is as much as possible. In fact people dedicated to reaching early retirement quickly save up to 70% of their monthly income.

If you wish how much you should be saving, play with the different settings of our calculator to find the balance between saving rate and saving difficulty.

Note that in order to create a feasible plan you cannot push too hard, otherwise you will fail.

## Similar calculators

On our portal Calcopolis you may find other tools in the savings category. For example the regular monthly savings calculator will let you find out how much you are able to save during a fixed period of time.

Another useful tool is living from a savings calc that will help you determine how long your savings last in retirement.

### Authors

Created by **Lucas Krysiak** on 2022-06-11 18:47:09 | Last review by **Mike Kozminsky** on 2022-06-23 17:10:28