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%12.6%
1 years$45,584$45,178$44,781$44,395$44,017$43,539
2 years$22,566$22,146$21,739$21,344$20,961$20,480
3 years$14,895$14,473$14,066$13,675$13,298$12,829
4 years$11,060$10,639$10,237$9,852$9,484$9,030
5 years$8,759$8,341$7,944$7,567$7,210$6,772
6 years$7,226$6,811$6,420$6,052$5,705$5,285
7 years$6,132$5,720$5,335$4,975$4,640$4,237
8 years$5,311$4,903$4,525$4,174$3,849$3,463
9 years$4,673$4,269$3,897$3,555$3,241$2,873
10 years$4,163$3,763$3,397$3,065$2,762$2,410
11 years$3,746$3,350$2,991$2,667$2,375$2,040
12 years$3,399$3,007$2,655$2,339$2,058$1,739
13 years$3,105$2,717$2,372$2,065$1,795$1,492
14 years$2,854$2,470$2,131$1,833$1,573$1,286
15 years$2,636$2,256$1,924$1,635$1,385$1,113
16 years$2,446$2,070$1,744$1,464$1,224$966
17 years$2,278$1,906$1,587$1,315$1,086$842
18 years$2,129$1,762$1,449$1,185$965$735
19 years$1,996$1,633$1,326$1,071$860$643
20 years$1,876$1,517$1,217$970$769$564
21 years$1,768$1,413$1,120$880$688$495
22 years$1,670$1,319$1,032$801$616$435
23 years$1,580$1,234$953$729$553$383
24 years$1,498$1,156$881$665$497$337
25 years$1,423$1,085$816$607$448$298
26 years$1,354$1,020$757$555$403$263
27 years$1,290$960$703$508$363$232
28 years$1,230$904$653$466$328$205
29 years$1,175$853$608$427$296$181
30 years$1,124$806$566$392$268$161
31 years$1,076$761$528$360$242$142
32 years$1,031$721$493$331$219$126
33 years$989$682$460$304$198$111
34 years$949$647$430$280$179$99
35 years$912$613$402$258$162$88
36 years$877$582$376$237$147$78
37 years$844$553$352$219$133$69
38 years$812$526$330$202$121$61
39 years$783$500$309$186$110$54
40 years$755$475$289$171$99$48
41 years$728$453$271$158$90$43
42 years$703$431$255$146$82$38
43 years$679$411$239$135$74$34
44 years$656$391$224$124$67$30
45 years$634$373$210$115$61$26
46 years$613$356$198$106$56$23
47 years$593$340$186$98$50$21
48 years$574$324$175$91$46$18
49 years$556$310$164$84$42$16
50 years$539$296$154$77$38$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $552,000, adding $6,292 every year, while hoping to spend $36,448 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: 50/20/30 Blend
64$552,000$552,000$552,000$552,000
65$614,794$585,538$576,982$640,031
66$638,723$575,449$557,531$648,275
67$663,871$563,644$536,206$653,130
68$690,323$550,001$512,907$657,709
69$718,175$534,389$487,527$662,002
70$747,526$516,672$459,957$666,005
71$778,488$496,703$430,080$669,710
72$811,182$474,330$397,776$673,116
73$845,739$449,388$362,918$676,221
74$882,303$421,707$325,375$679,027
75$921,032$391,104$285,008$681,541
76$962,095$357,387$241,675$683,772
77$1,005,682$320,351$195,223$685,734
78$1,051,996$279,783$145,498$687,446
79$1,101,261$235,454$92,334$688,933
80$1,153,724$187,126$35,561$690,228
81$1,209,652$134,543$0$691,369
82$1,269,339$77,438$0$700,416
83$1,333,108$15,529$0$722,084
84$1,401,312$0$0$745,110
85$1,474,337$0$0$780,971
86$1,552,610$0$0$823,110
87$1,636,594$0$0$868,366
88$1,726,802$0$0$917,019
89$1,823,794$0$0$969,376
90$1,928,187$0$0$1,025,777
91$2,040,656$0$0$1,086,593
92$2,161,944$0$0$1,152,232
93$2,292,868$0$0$1,223,142
94$2,434,324$0$0$1,299,817
95$2,587,297$0$0$1,382,798
96$2,752,871$0$0$1,472,681
97$2,932,235$0$0$1,570,120
98$3,126,700$0$0$1,675,836
99$3,337,705$0$0$1,790,620
100$3,566,833$0$0$1,915,343