Can I retire at age 65 with 493,000?

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 $493,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.2%
1 years$40,711$40,349$39,995$39,650$39,313$38,789
2 years$20,154$19,779$19,415$19,062$18,720$18,194
3 years$13,303$12,926$12,563$12,213$11,877$11,364
4 years$9,878$9,502$9,143$8,799$8,471$7,975
5 years$7,823$7,449$7,095$6,759$6,439$5,962
6 years$6,454$6,083$5,734$5,405$5,095$4,637
7 years$5,476$5,109$4,765$4,444$4,144$3,705
8 years$4,743$4,379$4,041$3,728$3,438$3,018
9 years$4,174$3,813$3,480$3,175$2,895$2,495
10 years$3,718$3,361$3,034$2,737$2,467$2,085
11 years$3,346$2,992$2,671$2,382$2,121$1,759
12 years$3,035$2,685$2,371$2,089$1,838$1,494
13 years$2,773$2,427$2,118$1,845$1,603$1,276
14 years$2,549$2,206$1,903$1,637$1,405$1,096
15 years$2,354$2,015$1,718$1,460$1,237$944
16 years$2,184$1,849$1,558$1,308$1,094$817
17 years$2,034$1,703$1,418$1,175$970$708
18 years$1,901$1,573$1,294$1,059$862$616
19 years$1,782$1,458$1,185$957$768$536
20 years$1,676$1,355$1,087$866$686$468
21 years$1,579$1,262$1,000$786$614$409
22 years$1,491$1,178$922$715$551$358
23 years$1,411$1,102$851$651$494$314
24 years$1,338$1,032$787$594$444$275
25 years$1,271$969$729$542$400$242
26 years$1,209$911$676$496$360$212
27 years$1,152$857$628$454$325$187
28 years$1,099$808$584$416$293$164
29 years$1,049$762$543$381$264$144
30 years$1,004$719$506$350$239$127
31 years$961$680$472$321$216$112
32 years$921$644$440$295$195$99
33 years$883$609$411$272$177$87
34 years$848$578$384$250$160$77
35 years$814$548$359$230$145$68
36 years$783$520$336$212$131$60
37 years$753$494$314$195$119$53
38 years$726$469$294$180$108$46
39 years$699$446$276$166$98$41
40 years$674$425$258$153$89$36
41 years$650$404$242$141$81$32
42 years$628$385$227$130$73$28
43 years$606$367$213$120$66$25
44 years$586$350$200$111$60$22
45 years$566$333$188$103$55$19
46 years$548$318$177$95$50$17
47 years$530$303$166$88$45$15
48 years$513$290$156$81$41$13
49 years$497$277$147$75$37$12
50 years$481$264$138$69$34$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $493,000, adding $4,758 every year, while hoping to spend $40,773 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: 54/32/14 Blend
64$493,000$493,000$493,000$493,000
65$548,194$522,065$514,423$575,528
66$560,727$504,264$488,274$576,871
67$573,173$484,224$459,883$573,545
68$585,478$461,793$429,131$568,995
69$597,585$436,808$395,894$563,113
70$609,427$409,100$360,045$555,785
71$620,929$378,487$321,447$546,885
72$632,009$344,778$279,961$536,281
73$642,573$307,771$235,439$523,827
74$652,517$267,253$187,727$509,368
75$661,723$222,998$136,666$492,736
76$670,062$174,769$82,087$473,748
77$677,389$122,312$23,817$452,208
78$683,540$65,363$0$427,906
79$688,336$3,641$0$406,342
80$691,576$0$0$385,708
81$693,038$0$0$384,441
82$692,472$0$0$383,223
83$689,604$0$0$380,608
84$684,128$0$0$376,412
85$675,706$0$0$370,433
86$663,961$0$0$362,446
87$648,477$0$0$352,203
88$628,792$0$0$339,428
89$604,397$0$0$323,816
90$574,724$0$0$305,029
91$539,147$0$0$282,693
92$496,975$0$0$256,396
93$447,441$0$0$225,679
94$389,696$0$0$190,039
95$322,806$0$0$148,915
96$245,733$0$0$101,690
97$157,334$0$0$47,683
98$56,344$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0