How does inflation impact my retirement income needs?

Inflation can have a dramatic effect on purchasing power. For example, if your current income is $50,000 per year and you assume a 4.0% inflation figure, in 30 years you would need the equivalent of $162,170 to maintain the same standard of living!

Use this calculator to analyze the impact of inflation on any future retirement needs you might have.




Any rate of return entered into the calculator to project future values should be a reasonable average return for the period. Rates of return will vary over time, and generally the higher the rate of return the higher the degree of risk.

The information provided here is to assist you in planning for your future. The accuracy of this calculator and its applicability to your circumstances is not guaranteed. Any analysis is a result of the information you have provided. Material discussed is meant for general illustration and/or informational purposes only not indicative of a particular product, and it is not to be construed as tax, legal, or investment advice. Although the information has been gathered from sources believed to be reliable, please note that individual situations can vary. Therefore, the information should be relied upon when coordinated with individual advice from qualified professionals.

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