Can I retire at age 65 with 552,000?

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:
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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 $552,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.4%
1 years$45,584$45,178$44,781$44,395$44,017$43,758
2 years$22,566$22,146$21,739$21,344$20,961$20,699
3 years$14,895$14,473$14,066$13,675$13,298$13,043
4 years$11,060$10,639$10,237$9,852$9,484$9,237
5 years$8,759$8,341$7,944$7,567$7,210$6,971
6 years$7,226$6,811$6,420$6,052$5,705$5,474
7 years$6,132$5,720$5,335$4,975$4,640$4,418
8 years$5,311$4,903$4,525$4,174$3,849$3,636
9 years$4,673$4,269$3,897$3,555$3,241$3,038
10 years$4,163$3,763$3,397$3,065$2,762$2,567
11 years$3,746$3,350$2,991$2,667$2,375$2,189
12 years$3,399$3,007$2,655$2,339$2,058$1,880
13 years$3,105$2,717$2,372$2,065$1,795$1,625
14 years$2,854$2,470$2,131$1,833$1,573$1,412
15 years$2,636$2,256$1,924$1,635$1,385$1,232
16 years$2,446$2,070$1,744$1,464$1,224$1,078
17 years$2,278$1,906$1,587$1,315$1,086$947
18 years$2,129$1,762$1,449$1,185$965$834
19 years$1,996$1,633$1,326$1,071$860$736
20 years$1,876$1,517$1,217$970$769$651
21 years$1,768$1,413$1,120$880$688$577
22 years$1,670$1,319$1,032$801$616$512
23 years$1,580$1,234$953$729$553$454
24 years$1,498$1,156$881$665$497$404
25 years$1,423$1,085$816$607$448$360
26 years$1,354$1,020$757$555$403$321
27 years$1,290$960$703$508$363$286
28 years$1,230$904$653$466$328$255
29 years$1,175$853$608$427$296$228
30 years$1,124$806$566$392$268$204
31 years$1,076$761$528$360$242$182
32 years$1,031$721$493$331$219$163
33 years$989$682$460$304$198$146
34 years$949$647$430$280$179$130
35 years$912$613$402$258$162$117
36 years$877$582$376$237$147$104
37 years$844$553$352$219$133$94
38 years$812$526$330$202$121$84
39 years$783$500$309$186$110$75
40 years$755$475$289$171$99$67
41 years$728$453$271$158$90$60
42 years$703$431$255$146$82$54
43 years$679$411$239$135$74$49
44 years$656$391$224$124$67$44
45 years$634$373$210$115$61$39
46 years$613$356$198$106$56$35
47 years$593$340$186$98$50$31
48 years$574$324$175$91$46$28
49 years$556$310$164$84$42$25
50 years$539$296$154$77$38$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $552,000, adding $3,055 every year, while hoping to spend $22,737 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: 40/35/25 Blend
64$552,000$552,000$552,000$552,000
65$611,455$582,199$573,643$631,290
66$649,632$586,535$568,668$650,238
67$690,940$590,321$562,765$668,362
68$735,676$593,507$555,877$687,524
69$784,164$596,038$547,948$707,832
70$836,761$597,856$538,917$729,407
71$893,861$598,901$528,721$752,383
72$955,895$599,108$517,293$776,909
73$1,023,339$598,406$504,565$803,153
74$1,096,715$596,724$490,463$831,299
75$1,176,598$593,982$474,913$861,552
76$1,263,623$590,098$457,833$894,140
77$1,358,484$584,985$439,143$929,318
78$1,461,950$578,550$418,755$967,366
79$1,574,864$570,694$396,578$1,008,597
80$1,698,154$561,312$372,517$1,053,358
81$1,832,844$550,294$346,475$1,102,034
82$1,980,058$537,523$318,346$1,155,050
83$2,141,037$522,874$288,023$1,212,879
84$2,317,145$506,217$255,394$1,276,046
85$2,509,883$487,412$220,339$1,345,132
86$2,720,908$466,311$182,737$1,420,780
87$2,952,039$442,759$142,458$1,503,703
88$3,205,285$416,592$99,368$1,594,690
89$3,482,854$387,635$53,327$1,694,615
90$3,787,180$355,704$4,188$1,804,445
91$4,120,943$320,604$0$1,925,251
92$4,487,095$282,129$0$2,071,089
93$4,888,888$240,063$0$2,232,427
94$5,329,903$194,175$0$2,409,640
95$5,814,085$144,222$0$2,604,379
96$6,345,781$89,948$0$2,818,464
97$6,929,778$31,082$0$3,053,907
98$7,571,350$0$0$3,312,925
99$8,276,305$0$0$3,610,549
100$9,051,046$0$0$3,950,869