Retirement date calculator in Excel

In this article, we will learn how to calculate retirement date from given date of birth in Excel.

For this article we will be required to use the EDATE function. Now we will make a formula out of the function. Here we are given some data values in a range. We need to get the last working day for a person. We assume 60 years of working age for general purposes. You can customize the age as per requirement

Generic formula:-

= EDATE ( birth_date , 12*60 )

Birth_date : date of birth value

12*60 : total months in 60 years


All of these might be confusing to understand. So, let's test this formula via running it on the example shown below.

Here we have a list of dates of birth with Emp ID.

Here we need to find the retirement date from the given date of birth values.

Use the formula in E3 cell:

= EDATE ( B3 , 12*60 )

Here is the date value that was given as cell reference. Press Enter to get the retirement date.

As you can see the retirement date for the 011 Emp ID comes out to be July 3rd, 2055. Now copy the formula in other cells using the drag down option or using the shortcut key Ctrl + D as shown below.

As you can see we obtained all employees' retirement age using the Excel EDATE function. Generally the returned date value is not in the required date format. Use the format cell option or Ctrl + 1 as shown in the below snapshot.

Here are some observational notes shown below.


  1. The formula only works with numbers.
  2. Do not use the data value directly in the formula. Use the DATE function or use cell reference as explained in the above example.

Hope this article about how to get the Retirement date calculator in Excel is explanatory. Find more articles on date & time formulas here.

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