Can I retire at age 65 with 548,000?

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 $548,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.5%
1 years$45,253$44,850$44,457$44,073$43,698$42,538
2 years$22,403$21,985$21,581$21,189$20,809$19,648
3 years$14,787$14,368$13,964$13,576$13,202$12,077
4 years$10,980$10,562$10,162$9,781$9,416$8,335
5 years$8,696$8,281$7,887$7,513$7,158$6,125
6 years$7,174$6,762$6,373$6,008$5,664$4,679
7 years$6,087$5,678$5,296$4,939$4,606$3,670
8 years$5,272$4,867$4,492$4,144$3,821$2,933
9 years$4,639$4,238$3,869$3,529$3,218$2,377
10 years$4,133$3,736$3,373$3,042$2,742$1,947
11 years$3,719$3,326$2,969$2,648$2,358$1,608
12 years$3,374$2,985$2,635$2,322$2,043$1,337
13 years$3,083$2,697$2,354$2,050$1,782$1,117
14 years$2,833$2,452$2,115$1,820$1,562$938
15 years$2,617$2,240$1,910$1,623$1,375$790
16 years$2,428$2,055$1,732$1,453$1,216$668
17 years$2,261$1,893$1,576$1,306$1,078$565
18 years$2,113$1,749$1,438$1,177$958$480
19 years$1,981$1,621$1,317$1,063$854$408
20 years$1,862$1,506$1,209$963$763$347
21 years$1,755$1,403$1,112$874$683$296
22 years$1,658$1,310$1,025$795$612$253
23 years$1,569$1,225$946$724$549$216
24 years$1,488$1,148$875$660$494$184
25 years$1,413$1,077$810$603$444$158
26 years$1,344$1,012$752$551$400$135
27 years$1,280$953$698$505$361$115
28 years$1,221$898$649$462$326$99
29 years$1,167$847$604$424$294$85
30 years$1,115$800$562$389$266$73
31 years$1,068$756$524$357$240$62
32 years$1,023$715$489$328$217$53
33 years$981$677$457$302$197$46
34 years$942$642$427$278$178$39
35 years$905$609$399$256$161$34
36 years$870$578$373$236$146$29
37 years$837$549$349$217$132$25
38 years$806$522$327$200$120$21
39 years$777$496$306$184$109$18
40 years$749$472$287$170$99$16
41 years$723$449$269$157$90$13
42 years$698$428$253$145$81$12
43 years$674$408$237$134$74$10
44 years$651$389$223$123$67$8
45 years$629$371$209$114$61$7
46 years$609$354$196$105$55$6
47 years$589$337$184$97$50$5
48 years$570$322$173$90$46$5
49 years$552$308$163$83$41$4
50 years$535$294$153$77$38$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $548,000, adding $6,512 every year, while hoping to spend $31,754 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: 29/43/28 Blend
64$548,000$548,000$548,000$548,000
65$610,613$581,569$573,075$622,901
66$639,110$576,280$558,487$627,832
67$669,449$569,667$542,346$629,938
68$701,784$561,633$524,567$631,569
69$736,286$552,073$505,059$632,706
70$773,139$540,876$483,730$633,330
71$812,545$527,925$460,482$633,427
72$854,729$513,098$435,212$632,982
73$899,933$496,262$407,814$631,982
74$948,426$477,278$378,175$630,420
75$1,000,502$456,000$346,180$628,287
76$1,056,482$432,273$311,706$625,583
77$1,116,720$405,932$274,625$622,309
78$1,181,606$376,804$234,806$618,473
79$1,251,567$344,704$192,109$614,089
80$1,327,070$309,438$146,388$609,176
81$1,408,632$270,801$97,493$603,763
82$1,496,819$228,577$45,265$597,887
83$1,592,253$182,535$0$591,597
84$1,695,617$132,434$0$588,080
85$1,807,665$78,018$0$598,917
86$1,929,224$19,018$0$610,711
87$2,061,202$0$0$623,625
88$2,204,601$0$0$659,065
89$2,360,522$0$0$707,461
90$2,530,174$0$0$760,201
91$2,714,890$0$0$817,708
92$2,916,136$0$0$880,450
93$3,135,526$0$0$948,941
94$3,374,835$0$0$1,023,746
95$3,636,018$0$0$1,105,489
96$3,921,224$0$0$1,194,855
97$4,232,824$0$0$1,292,600
98$4,573,422$0$0$1,399,555
99$4,945,891$0$0$1,516,635
100$5,353,390$0$0$1,644,848