Can I retire at age 65 with 524,000?

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:
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 $524,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%20%
1 years$43,271$42,886$42,510$42,143$41,784$40,111
2 years$21,422$21,023$20,636$20,261$19,897$18,232
3 years$14,139$13,738$13,353$12,981$12,624$11,019
4 years$10,499$10,099$9,717$9,352$9,003$7,472
5 years$8,315$7,918$7,541$7,184$6,844$5,390
6 years$6,860$6,466$6,094$5,745$5,416$4,039
7 years$5,821$5,430$5,064$4,723$4,404$3,106
8 years$5,042$4,654$4,295$3,962$3,654$2,431
9 years$4,436$4,052$3,699$3,375$3,077$1,929
10 years$3,952$3,572$3,225$2,909$2,622$1,545
11 years$3,556$3,180$2,839$2,532$2,255$1,248
12 years$3,226$2,854$2,520$2,221$1,954$1,013
13 years$2,948$2,579$2,251$1,961$1,704$827
14 years$2,709$2,345$2,023$1,740$1,494$678
15 years$2,502$2,142$1,826$1,552$1,315$557
16 years$2,322$1,965$1,656$1,390$1,162$459
17 years$2,162$1,810$1,507$1,249$1,031$379
18 years$2,021$1,672$1,375$1,125$916$313
19 years$1,894$1,550$1,259$1,017$817$259
20 years$1,781$1,440$1,156$921$730$215
21 years$1,678$1,341$1,063$836$653$178
22 years$1,585$1,252$980$760$585$148
23 years$1,500$1,171$905$692$525$123
24 years$1,422$1,097$837$631$472$102
25 years$1,351$1,030$775$576$425$85
26 years$1,285$968$719$527$383$71
27 years$1,224$911$667$482$345$59
28 years$1,168$858$620$442$311$49
29 years$1,115$810$577$405$281$41
30 years$1,067$765$538$372$254$34
31 years$1,021$723$501$342$230$28
32 years$978$684$468$314$208$24
33 years$938$648$437$289$188$20
34 years$901$614$408$266$170$16
35 years$866$582$381$245$154$14
36 years$832$553$357$225$140$11
37 years$801$525$334$208$127$9
38 years$771$499$313$191$115$8
39 years$743$474$293$176$104$7
40 years$716$451$275$163$94$5
41 years$691$430$258$150$86$5
42 years$667$409$242$139$78$4
43 years$644$390$227$128$71$3
44 years$623$372$213$118$64$3
45 years$602$354$200$109$58$2
46 years$582$338$188$101$53$2
47 years$563$323$176$93$48$2
48 years$545$308$166$86$44$1
49 years$528$294$156$79$40$1
50 years$512$281$146$73$36$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $524,000, adding $6,356 every year, while hoping to spend $32,653 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: 62/22/16 Blend
64$524,000$524,000$524,000$524,000
65$584,004$556,232$548,110$617,497
66$608,830$548,745$531,729$633,301
67$635,094$539,797$513,705$646,287
68$662,908$529,281$493,949$659,686
69$692,394$517,085$472,366$673,541
70$723,687$503,091$448,859$687,901
71$756,933$487,173$423,325$702,818
72$792,292$469,196$395,658$718,354
73$829,939$449,020$365,747$734,579
74$870,066$426,496$333,473$751,568
75$912,885$401,465$298,715$769,411
76$958,623$373,762$261,347$788,203
77$1,007,535$343,208$221,234$808,056
78$1,059,896$309,618$178,238$829,092
79$1,116,011$272,794$132,214$851,449
80$1,176,211$232,528$83,011$875,281
81$1,240,862$188,600$30,469$900,762
82$1,310,365$140,776$0$928,083
83$1,385,160$88,812$0$961,832
84$1,465,730$32,447$0$1,003,713
85$1,552,605$0$0$1,048,819
86$1,646,369$0$0$1,104,402
87$1,747,661$0$0$1,172,964
88$1,857,187$0$0$1,247,131
89$1,975,718$0$0$1,327,431
90$2,104,107$0$0$1,414,444
91$2,243,288$0$0$1,508,808
92$2,394,288$0$0$1,611,225
93$2,558,240$0$0$1,722,467
94$2,736,386$0$0$1,843,383
95$2,930,095$0$0$1,974,906
96$3,140,873$0$0$2,118,066
97$3,370,374$0$0$2,273,991
98$3,620,423$0$0$2,443,928
99$3,893,024$0$0$2,629,244
100$4,190,385$0$0$2,831,449