How will retirement impact my living expenses?

Your living expenses may increase or decrease at retirement, but will likely not stay the same. You may travel more, reduce expenses such as eating out and travel costs, perhaps your house will be paid off. Use this calculator to help compare living expenses between now and when you are retired. This will also help you to plan your saving requirements for retirement.
Assumptions
Monthly or annual figures? 
Itemized Income
Pre-RetirementPost-Retirement
Wages, salary and tips ($)
Alimony, child support (received) ($)
Dividends from stocks, etc. ($)
Interest on savings accounts, CDs, etc. ($)
Social security benefits ($)
Pensions ($)
Other income ($)
Itemized Expenses
Pre-RetirementPost-Retirement
Mortgage payment or rent ($)
Vacation home (mortgage) ($)
Automobile loan(s) ($)
Personal loan(s) ($)
Charge accounts ($)
Federal income taxes ($)
State income taxes ($)
FICA (social security taxes) ($)
Real estate taxes ($)
Other taxes ($)
Utilities ($)
Household repairs and maintenance ($)
Food ($)
Clothing and laundry ($)
Educational expenses ($)
Child care ($)
Automobile expenses (gas, repairs, etc.) ($)
Other transportation expenses ($)
Life insurance premiums ($)
Homeowners (renters) insurance ($)
Automobile insurance ($)
Medical, dental and disability insurance ($)
Entertainment and dining ($)
Recreation and travel ($)
Club dues ($)
Hobbies ($)
Gifts ($)
Major home improvements and furnishings ($)
Professional services ($)
Charitable contributions ($)
Other and miscellaneous expenses ($)
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The results and explanations generated by this calculator may vary due to user input and assumptions. New York Life Insurance Company does not guarantee the accuracy of the calculators, results, explanations, nor applicability to your specific situation. We recommend that you use this calculator as a guideline only and you ultimately seek the guidance of an experienced professional.

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