Can I retire at age 64 with 542,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $542,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.7%
1 years$44,758$44,359$43,970$43,591$43,220$41,870
2 years$22,157$21,745$21,345$20,957$20,581$19,233
3 years$14,625$14,210$13,811$13,427$13,057$11,754
4 years$10,859$10,446$10,051$9,674$9,313$8,063
5 years$8,601$8,190$7,800$7,430$7,079$5,887
6 years$7,095$6,688$6,304$5,942$5,602$4,468
7 years$6,020$5,616$5,238$4,885$4,556$3,481
8 years$5,215$4,814$4,443$4,098$3,779$2,762
9 years$4,588$4,192$3,826$3,491$3,183$2,222
10 years$4,088$3,695$3,336$3,009$2,712$1,807
11 years$3,678$3,289$2,937$2,619$2,332$1,481
12 years$3,337$2,952$2,606$2,297$2,021$1,221
13 years$3,049$2,668$2,329$2,028$1,762$1,013
14 years$2,802$2,425$2,092$1,800$1,545$843
15 years$2,588$2,215$1,889$1,605$1,360$704
16 years$2,401$2,033$1,713$1,437$1,202$590
17 years$2,237$1,872$1,559$1,292$1,066$495
18 years$2,090$1,730$1,423$1,164$948$417
19 years$1,960$1,603$1,302$1,052$845$351
20 years$1,842$1,490$1,195$953$755$296
21 years$1,736$1,388$1,099$864$675$250
22 years$1,640$1,295$1,013$786$605$211
23 years$1,552$1,211$936$716$543$179
24 years$1,471$1,135$865$653$488$151
25 years$1,397$1,065$801$596$439$128
26 years$1,329$1,001$743$545$396$109
27 years$1,266$942$690$499$357$92
28 years$1,208$888$642$457$322$78
29 years$1,154$837$597$419$291$66
30 years$1,103$791$556$385$263$56
31 years$1,056$748$519$353$238$48
32 years$1,012$707$484$325$215$40
33 years$971$670$452$299$194$34
34 years$932$635$422$275$176$29
35 years$895$602$395$253$159$25
36 years$861$572$369$233$144$21
37 years$828$543$345$215$131$18
38 years$798$516$324$198$119$15
39 years$769$491$303$182$108$13
40 years$741$467$284$168$98$11
41 years$715$444$266$155$89$9
42 years$690$423$250$143$80$8
43 years$666$403$234$132$73$7
44 years$644$384$220$122$66$6
45 years$623$367$207$113$60$5
46 years$602$350$194$104$55$4
47 years$583$334$182$96$50$3
48 years$564$319$171$89$45$3
49 years$546$304$161$82$41$3
50 years$529$291$151$76$37$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $542,000, adding $2,185 every year, while hoping to spend $40,790 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: 36/41/23 Blend
63$542,000$542,000$542,000$542,000
64$599,538$570,812$562,411$616,892
65$617,290$555,381$537,851$614,405
66$635,487$537,828$511,102$607,804
67$654,129$518,004$482,046$599,858
68$673,218$495,754$450,563$590,472
69$692,754$470,913$416,524$579,544
70$712,734$443,308$379,798$566,968
71$733,156$412,753$340,244$552,629
72$754,015$379,055$297,719$536,409
73$775,303$342,007$252,071$518,179
74$797,010$301,391$203,141$497,804
75$819,123$256,978$150,765$475,142
76$841,628$208,524$94,770$450,041
77$864,506$155,773$34,976$422,340
78$887,734$98,454$0$391,869
79$911,285$36,281$0$365,525
80$935,127$0$0$345,660
81$959,225$0$0$337,539
82$983,535$0$0$345,828
83$1,008,009$0$0$354,140
84$1,032,589$0$0$362,451
85$1,057,213$0$0$370,732
86$1,081,806$0$0$378,955
87$1,106,285$0$0$387,085
88$1,130,557$0$0$395,082
89$1,154,514$0$0$402,903
90$1,178,037$0$0$410,499
91$1,200,991$0$0$417,815
92$1,223,224$0$0$424,788
93$1,244,567$0$0$431,350
94$1,264,829$0$0$437,422
95$1,283,797$0$0$442,920
96$1,301,233$0$0$447,746
97$1,316,872$0$0$451,793
98$1,330,418$0$0$454,942
99$1,341,541$0$0$457,060
100$1,349,875$0$0$457,999