How Many Rental Properties Do You Need to Be Able to Retire?

Here’s the general formula:

The monthly amount needed for retirement ÷ The cash flow per rental property = The number of rental properties you will need

Cash flow = Income – Expenses

For example, Kate needs to make a monthly income of $6,000 per month to be able to retire. Kate bought a few rental properties and calculated an average of $300 per month in cash flow per rental property. How many properties does she need to retire?

$6,000 ÷ $300 (per rental property) = 20 properties

Kate should be on track for her retirement if she purchases 20 rental properties.

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