Can I retire at age 65 with 471,000?

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 $471,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.7%
1 years$38,895$38,548$38,210$37,880$37,558$36,830
2 years$19,255$18,896$18,549$18,212$17,885$17,154
3 years$12,709$12,349$12,002$11,668$11,347$10,636
4 years$9,437$9,078$8,735$8,406$8,093$7,408
5 years$7,474$7,117$6,778$6,457$6,152$5,495
6 years$6,166$5,812$5,478$5,164$4,868$4,239
7 years$5,232$4,881$4,552$4,245$3,959$3,359
8 years$4,532$4,184$3,861$3,561$3,284$2,713
9 years$3,987$3,643$3,325$3,033$2,766$2,222
10 years$3,552$3,211$2,899$2,615$2,357$1,841
11 years$3,196$2,858$2,552$2,276$2,027$1,538
12 years$2,900$2,565$2,265$1,996$1,756$1,294
13 years$2,649$2,318$2,024$1,762$1,532$1,094
14 years$2,435$2,107$1,818$1,564$1,343$930
15 years$2,249$1,925$1,642$1,395$1,182$793
16 years$2,087$1,766$1,488$1,249$1,045$679
17 years$1,944$1,627$1,354$1,122$926$583
18 years$1,816$1,503$1,236$1,011$824$501
19 years$1,703$1,393$1,132$914$734$432
20 years$1,601$1,295$1,039$828$656$373
21 years$1,509$1,206$955$751$587$322
22 years$1,425$1,126$881$683$526$279
23 years$1,348$1,053$813$622$472$241
24 years$1,279$986$752$567$424$209
25 years$1,214$926$696$518$382$181
26 years$1,155$870$646$474$344$158
27 years$1,100$819$600$434$310$137
28 years$1,050$771$558$397$280$119
29 years$1,003$728$519$364$253$103
30 years$959$687$483$334$228$90
31 years$918$650$451$307$206$78
32 years$879$615$420$282$187$68
33 years$843$582$393$260$169$59
34 years$810$552$367$239$153$52
35 years$778$523$343$220$139$45
36 years$748$497$321$202$126$39
37 years$720$472$300$187$114$34
38 years$693$448$281$172$103$30
39 years$668$426$263$159$94$26
40 years$644$406$247$146$85$23
41 years$621$386$232$135$77$20
42 years$600$368$217$125$70$17
43 years$579$350$204$115$63$15
44 years$560$334$191$106$58$13
45 years$541$319$180$98$52$11
46 years$523$304$169$91$47$10
47 years$506$290$158$84$43$9
48 years$490$277$149$77$39$8
49 years$475$264$140$71$36$7
50 years$460$252$132$66$32$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $471,000, adding $6,449 every year, while hoping to spend $22,026 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: 48/37/15 Blend
64$471,000$471,000$471,000$471,000
65$525,694$500,731$493,431$548,434
66$555,879$501,831$486,525$565,927
67$588,405$502,248$478,650$582,126
68$623,488$501,922$469,750$599,232
69$661,363$500,796$459,766$617,338
70$702,291$498,804$448,637$636,548
71$746,558$495,879$436,300$656,976
72$794,478$491,948$422,687$678,750
73$846,397$486,936$407,729$702,013
74$902,695$480,761$391,353$726,923
75$963,788$473,337$373,482$753,655
76$1,030,138$464,574$354,037$782,406
77$1,102,248$454,374$332,934$813,392
78$1,180,676$442,636$310,085$846,854
79$1,266,031$429,252$285,399$883,059
80$1,358,989$414,108$258,782$922,305
81$1,460,288$397,082$230,134$964,921
82$1,570,744$378,046$199,351$1,011,272
83$1,691,255$356,864$166,323$1,061,764
84$1,822,806$333,395$130,939$1,116,845
85$1,966,486$307,484$93,079$1,177,013
86$2,123,491$278,974$52,620$1,242,820
87$2,295,137$247,694$9,433$1,314,877
88$2,482,875$213,465$0$1,393,861
89$2,688,302$176,099$0$1,486,388
90$2,913,176$135,395$0$1,589,414
91$3,159,434$91,142$0$1,702,370
92$3,429,206$43,119$0$1,826,297
93$3,724,842$0$0$1,962,345
94$4,048,927$0$0$2,115,414
95$4,404,310$0$0$2,302,568
96$4,794,127$0$0$2,507,911
97$5,221,834$0$0$2,733,269
98$5,691,236$0$0$2,980,654
99$6,206,525$0$0$3,252,284
100$6,772,320$0$0$3,550,599