Can I retire at age 65 with 542,000?

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:
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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 $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%16.6%
1 years$44,758$44,359$43,970$43,591$43,220$42,056
2 years$22,157$21,745$21,345$20,957$20,581$19,416
3 years$14,625$14,210$13,811$13,427$13,057$11,929
4 years$10,859$10,446$10,051$9,674$9,313$8,229
5 years$8,601$8,190$7,800$7,430$7,079$6,043
6 years$7,095$6,688$6,304$5,942$5,602$4,614
7 years$6,020$5,616$5,238$4,885$4,556$3,617
8 years$5,215$4,814$4,443$4,098$3,779$2,889
9 years$4,588$4,192$3,826$3,491$3,183$2,340
10 years$4,088$3,695$3,336$3,009$2,712$1,915
11 years$3,678$3,289$2,937$2,619$2,332$1,581
12 years$3,337$2,952$2,606$2,297$2,021$1,313
13 years$3,049$2,668$2,329$2,028$1,762$1,097
14 years$2,802$2,425$2,092$1,800$1,545$920
15 years$2,588$2,215$1,889$1,605$1,360$775
16 years$2,401$2,033$1,713$1,437$1,202$654
17 years$2,237$1,872$1,559$1,292$1,066$554
18 years$2,090$1,730$1,423$1,164$948$469
19 years$1,960$1,603$1,302$1,052$845$399
20 years$1,842$1,490$1,195$953$755$339
21 years$1,736$1,388$1,099$864$675$289
22 years$1,640$1,295$1,013$786$605$246
23 years$1,552$1,211$936$716$543$210
24 years$1,471$1,135$865$653$488$180
25 years$1,397$1,065$801$596$439$153
26 years$1,329$1,001$743$545$396$131
27 years$1,266$942$690$499$357$112
28 years$1,208$888$642$457$322$96
29 years$1,154$837$597$419$291$82
30 years$1,103$791$556$385$263$70
31 years$1,056$748$519$353$238$60
32 years$1,012$707$484$325$215$52
33 years$971$670$452$299$194$44
34 years$932$635$422$275$176$38
35 years$895$602$395$253$159$32
36 years$861$572$369$233$144$28
37 years$828$543$345$215$131$24
38 years$798$516$324$198$119$20
39 years$769$491$303$182$108$18
40 years$741$467$284$168$98$15
41 years$715$444$266$155$89$13
42 years$690$423$250$143$80$11
43 years$666$403$234$132$73$9
44 years$644$384$220$122$66$8
45 years$623$367$207$113$60$7
46 years$602$350$194$104$55$6
47 years$583$334$182$96$50$5
48 years$564$319$171$89$45$4
49 years$546$304$161$82$41$4
50 years$529$291$151$76$37$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $542,000, adding $6,879 every year, while hoping to spend $30,259 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: 75/11/14 Blend
64$542,000$542,000$542,000$542,000
65$604,380$575,654$567,253$647,406
66$633,831$571,665$554,060$672,780
67$665,272$566,467$539,412$696,135
68$698,875$559,969$523,227$720,906
69$734,825$552,073$505,420$747,225
70$773,330$542,676$485,904$775,237
71$814,613$531,672$464,586$805,104
72$858,924$518,944$441,369$837,001
73$906,533$504,370$416,154$871,125
74$957,737$487,823$388,833$907,692
75$1,012,865$469,165$359,298$946,942
76$1,072,275$448,252$327,432$989,136
77$1,136,362$424,931$293,116$1,034,568
78$1,205,559$399,041$256,224$1,083,558
79$1,280,344$370,411$216,624$1,136,461
80$1,361,238$338,861$174,181$1,193,670
81$1,448,818$304,199$128,749$1,255,617
82$1,543,716$266,223$80,181$1,322,781
83$1,646,629$224,721$28,321$1,395,689
84$1,758,320$179,467$0$1,474,925
85$1,879,631$130,224$0$1,565,169
86$2,011,487$76,739$0$1,667,870
87$2,154,908$18,748$0$1,779,606
88$2,311,012$0$0$1,901,269
89$2,481,032$0$0$2,039,173
90$2,666,324$0$0$2,191,959
91$2,868,382$0$0$2,358,589
92$3,088,847$0$0$2,540,421
93$3,329,529$0$0$2,738,950
94$3,592,417$0$0$2,955,821
95$3,879,702$0$0$3,192,843
96$4,193,798$0$0$3,452,011
97$4,537,360$0$0$3,735,519
98$4,913,313$0$0$4,045,784
99$5,324,877$0$0$4,385,467
100$5,775,599$0$0$4,757,498