Can I retire at age 60 with 502,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
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Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
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How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $502,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$41,455$41,085$40,725$40,374$40,030$39,110
2 years$20,522$20,140$19,770$19,410$19,062$18,140
3 years$13,546$13,162$12,792$12,436$12,094$11,199
4 years$10,058$9,675$9,309$8,960$8,625$7,764
5 years$7,966$7,585$7,224$6,882$6,557$5,732
6 years$6,572$6,194$5,838$5,504$5,188$4,401
7 years$5,576$5,202$4,852$4,525$4,219$3,469
8 years$4,830$4,459$4,115$3,796$3,500$2,787
9 years$4,250$3,882$3,544$3,233$2,948$2,271
10 years$3,786$3,422$3,090$2,787$2,512$1,871
11 years$3,407$3,046$2,720$2,425$2,160$1,554
12 years$3,091$2,734$2,414$2,127$1,872$1,300
13 years$2,824$2,471$2,157$1,878$1,632$1,093
14 years$2,595$2,246$1,938$1,667$1,431$923
15 years$2,397$2,052$1,750$1,487$1,260$782
16 years$2,224$1,883$1,586$1,331$1,114$665
17 years$2,071$1,734$1,443$1,196$987$567
18 years$1,936$1,602$1,318$1,078$878$485
19 years$1,815$1,485$1,206$974$782$415
20 years$1,706$1,380$1,107$882$699$356
21 years$1,608$1,285$1,018$801$625$305
22 years$1,519$1,200$939$728$561$262
23 years$1,437$1,122$867$663$503$225
24 years$1,363$1,051$801$605$452$194
25 years$1,294$987$742$552$407$167
26 years$1,231$927$688$505$367$144
27 years$1,173$873$639$462$331$124
28 years$1,119$822$594$423$298$107
29 years$1,069$776$553$388$269$93
30 years$1,022$733$515$356$243$80
31 years$978$693$480$327$220$69
32 years$937$655$448$301$199$60
33 years$899$621$418$277$180$51
34 years$863$588$391$255$163$44
35 years$829$558$365$234$148$38
36 years$797$529$342$216$134$33
37 years$767$503$320$199$121$29
38 years$739$478$300$183$110$25
39 years$712$454$281$169$100$21
40 years$686$432$263$156$90$19
41 years$662$412$247$144$82$16
42 years$639$392$231$133$74$14
43 years$617$373$217$122$68$12
44 years$596$356$204$113$61$10
45 years$577$339$191$104$56$9
46 years$558$324$180$96$51$8
47 years$540$309$169$89$46$7
48 years$522$295$159$82$42$6
49 years$506$282$149$76$38$5
50 years$490$269$140$70$34$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $502,000, adding $3,458 every year, while hoping to spend $29,510 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 72/5/23 Blend
59$502,000$502,000$502,000$502,000
60$556,771$530,165$522,384$593,447
61$582,163$524,745$508,485$612,929
62$609,156$518,070$493,132$630,429
63$637,883$510,047$476,244$648,872
64$668,487$500,580$457,739$668,347
65$701,127$489,563$437,527$688,953
66$735,977$476,886$415,519$710,802
67$773,226$462,433$391,619$734,014
68$813,084$446,081$365,727$758,726
69$855,778$427,699$337,738$785,087
70$901,559$407,148$307,545$813,263
71$950,703$384,283$275,032$843,437
72$1,003,510$358,949$240,082$875,813
73$1,060,313$330,982$202,569$910,615
74$1,121,475$300,210$162,365$948,092
75$1,187,395$266,450$119,334$988,520
76$1,258,512$229,508$73,334$1,032,203
77$1,335,308$189,182$24,219$1,079,477
78$1,418,313$145,255$0$1,130,716
79$1,508,108$97,500$0$1,193,251
80$1,605,334$45,677$0$1,267,410
81$1,710,695$0$0$1,347,787
82$1,824,963$0$0$1,435,559
83$1,948,989$0$0$1,533,574
84$2,083,709$0$0$1,640,063
85$2,230,153$0$0$1,755,840
86$2,389,451$0$0$1,881,803
87$2,562,850$0$0$2,018,942
88$2,751,721$0$0$2,168,342
89$2,957,572$0$0$2,331,200
90$3,182,062$0$0$2,508,833
91$3,427,019$0$0$2,702,689
92$3,694,455$0$0$2,914,365
93$3,986,581$0$0$3,145,616
94$4,305,836$0$0$3,398,374
95$4,654,903$0$0$3,674,770
96$5,036,736$0$0$3,977,144
97$5,454,587$0$0$4,308,079
98$5,912,038$0$0$4,670,416
99$6,413,034$0$0$5,067,282
100$6,961,917$0$0$5,502,124