Can I retire at age 65 with 544,000?

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 $544,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$44,923$44,523$44,132$43,751$43,379$42,521
2 years$22,239$21,825$21,424$21,034$20,657$19,796
3 years$14,679$14,263$13,862$13,477$13,106$12,268
4 years$10,899$10,485$10,088$9,709$9,347$8,540
5 years$8,632$8,220$7,829$7,458$7,105$6,332
6 years$7,121$6,712$6,327$5,964$5,622$4,882
7 years$6,043$5,637$5,258$4,903$4,572$3,866
8 years$5,234$4,832$4,459$4,113$3,793$3,120
9 years$4,605$4,207$3,841$3,504$3,194$2,555
10 years$4,103$3,708$3,348$3,020$2,722$2,115
11 years$3,692$3,301$2,948$2,628$2,341$1,766
12 years$3,349$2,963$2,616$2,305$2,029$1,484
13 years$3,060$2,678$2,337$2,035$1,769$1,255
14 years$2,812$2,434$2,100$1,807$1,551$1,066
15 years$2,598$2,224$1,896$1,611$1,365$908
16 years$2,410$2,040$1,719$1,443$1,207$777
17 years$2,245$1,879$1,564$1,296$1,070$666
18 years$2,098$1,736$1,428$1,168$951$572
19 years$1,967$1,609$1,307$1,056$848$493
20 years$1,849$1,495$1,200$956$757$425
21 years$1,742$1,393$1,104$868$678$367
22 years$1,646$1,300$1,017$789$608$317
23 years$1,557$1,216$939$718$545$275
24 years$1,477$1,139$868$655$490$238
25 years$1,403$1,069$804$598$441$206
26 years$1,334$1,005$746$547$397$179
27 years$1,271$946$693$501$358$155
28 years$1,212$891$644$459$323$135
29 years$1,158$841$599$421$292$117
30 years$1,107$794$558$386$264$102
31 years$1,060$750$520$355$238$88
32 years$1,016$710$486$326$216$77
33 years$974$672$453$300$195$67
34 years$935$637$424$276$177$58
35 years$899$605$396$254$160$51
36 years$864$574$370$234$145$44
37 years$831$545$347$215$131$38
38 years$801$518$325$199$119$33
39 years$771$492$304$183$108$29
40 years$744$469$285$169$98$25
41 years$718$446$267$156$89$22
42 years$693$425$251$144$81$19
43 years$669$405$235$133$73$17
44 years$646$386$221$123$66$15
45 years$625$368$207$113$60$13
46 years$604$351$195$105$55$11
47 years$585$335$183$97$50$10
48 years$566$320$172$89$45$8
49 years$548$305$162$82$41$7
50 years$531$292$152$76$37$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $544,000, adding $4,214 every year, while hoping to spend $40,865 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: 87/8/5 Blend
64$544,000$544,000$544,000$544,000
65$603,835$575,003$566,571$656,042
66$621,946$559,698$542,071$675,367
67$640,535$542,273$515,381$690,477
68$659,607$522,582$486,383$705,745
69$679,167$500,469$454,957$721,155
70$699,219$475,769$420,976$736,693
71$719,766$448,309$384,305$752,339
72$740,809$417,903$344,806$768,073
73$762,350$384,358$302,335$783,870
74$784,385$347,467$256,739$799,704
75$806,913$307,013$207,860$815,548
76$829,928$262,767$155,533$831,367
77$853,423$214,485$99,586$847,125
78$877,388$161,910$39,838$862,784
79$901,810$104,773$0$878,297
80$926,673$42,785$0$894,893
81$951,958$0$0$913,590
82$977,642$0$0$934,358
83$1,003,695$0$0$959,243
84$1,030,086$0$0$984,449
85$1,056,774$0$0$1,009,938
86$1,083,716$0$0$1,035,666
87$1,110,860$0$0$1,061,585
88$1,138,145$0$0$1,087,636
89$1,165,503$0$0$1,113,753
90$1,192,857$0$0$1,139,863
91$1,220,118$0$0$1,165,880
92$1,247,185$0$0$1,191,708
93$1,273,946$0$0$1,217,238
94$1,300,272$0$0$1,242,348
95$1,326,019$0$0$1,266,898
96$1,351,026$0$0$1,290,734
97$1,375,111$0$0$1,313,682
98$1,398,071$0$0$1,335,546
99$1,419,677$0$0$1,356,109
100$1,439,675$0$0$1,375,125