Can I retire at age 65 with 526,000?

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 $526,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.7%
1 years$43,437$43,050$42,672$42,304$41,944$40,963
2 years$21,503$21,103$20,715$20,338$19,973$18,991
3 years$14,193$13,791$13,404$13,031$12,672$11,718
4 years$10,539$10,138$9,755$9,388$9,038$8,120
5 years$8,347$7,948$7,570$7,211$6,870$5,992
6 years$6,886$6,490$6,118$5,767$5,436$4,598
7 years$5,843$5,451$5,084$4,741$4,421$3,622
8 years$5,061$4,672$4,311$3,977$3,668$2,908
9 years$4,453$4,068$3,713$3,388$3,089$2,368
10 years$3,967$3,586$3,237$2,920$2,632$1,950
11 years$3,570$3,192$2,850$2,541$2,263$1,619
12 years$3,239$2,865$2,529$2,229$1,961$1,353
13 years$2,959$2,589$2,260$1,968$1,710$1,137
14 years$2,719$2,353$2,031$1,747$1,499$959
15 years$2,512$2,150$1,833$1,558$1,320$813
16 years$2,330$1,973$1,662$1,395$1,167$691
17 years$2,171$1,817$1,513$1,253$1,035$588
18 years$2,029$1,679$1,381$1,130$920$502
19 years$1,902$1,556$1,264$1,021$820$430
20 years$1,788$1,446$1,160$924$732$368
21 years$1,685$1,347$1,067$839$655$316
22 years$1,591$1,257$983$763$587$271
23 years$1,506$1,176$908$695$527$233
24 years$1,428$1,102$840$634$474$200
25 years$1,356$1,034$778$579$426$172
26 years$1,290$972$721$529$384$148
27 years$1,229$914$670$484$346$128
28 years$1,172$862$623$444$313$110
29 years$1,120$813$579$407$282$95
30 years$1,071$768$540$373$255$82
31 years$1,025$726$503$343$231$71
32 years$982$687$469$315$209$61
33 years$942$650$438$290$189$53
34 years$904$616$410$267$171$46
35 years$869$584$383$245$155$39
36 years$835$555$358$226$140$34
37 years$804$527$335$208$127$29
38 years$774$501$314$192$115$25
39 years$746$476$294$177$104$22
40 years$719$453$276$163$95$19
41 years$694$431$259$151$86$16
42 years$670$411$243$139$78$14
43 years$647$391$228$128$71$12
44 years$625$373$214$119$64$11
45 years$604$356$201$109$58$9
46 years$584$339$188$101$53$8
47 years$565$324$177$93$48$7
48 years$547$309$166$86$44$6
49 years$530$295$156$80$40$5
50 years$514$282$147$74$36$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $526,000, adding $6,028 every year, while hoping to spend $37,298 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: 67/15/18 Blend
64$526,000$526,000$526,000$526,000
65$585,870$557,992$549,839$622,150
66$605,944$545,649$528,574$634,824
67$626,815$531,451$505,346$643,781
68$648,526$515,267$480,051$652,665
69$671,121$496,961$452,578$661,465
70$694,649$476,386$422,813$670,174
71$719,162$453,387$390,636$678,784
72$744,715$427,802$355,921$687,286
73$771,369$399,457$318,537$695,674
74$799,189$368,171$278,348$703,942
75$828,244$333,749$235,211$712,084
76$858,610$295,987$188,975$720,097
77$890,369$254,671$139,487$727,978
78$923,609$209,573$86,582$735,725
79$958,425$160,450$30,091$743,342
80$994,922$107,050$0$750,830
81$1,033,212$49,103$0$763,997
82$1,073,417$0$0$783,596
83$1,115,670$0$0$806,151
84$1,160,115$0$0$838,412
85$1,206,908$0$0$872,390
86$1,256,221$0$0$908,210
87$1,308,239$0$0$946,008
88$1,363,165$0$0$985,935
89$1,421,221$0$0$1,028,153
90$1,482,647$0$0$1,072,839
91$1,547,707$0$0$1,120,187
92$1,616,689$0$0$1,170,409
93$1,689,908$0$0$1,223,736
94$1,767,706$0$0$1,280,422
95$1,850,461$0$0$1,340,744
96$1,938,584$0$0$1,405,005
97$2,032,526$0$0$1,473,537
98$2,132,781$0$0$1,546,704
99$2,239,889$0$0$1,624,903
100$2,354,444$0$0$1,708,573