Can I retire at age 65 with 556,000?

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 $556,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.2%
1 years$45,914$45,505$45,106$44,717$44,336$42,695
2 years$22,730$22,306$21,896$21,498$21,112$19,478
3 years$15,003$14,577$14,168$13,774$13,395$11,818
4 years$11,140$10,716$10,311$9,924$9,553$8,046
5 years$8,823$8,401$8,002$7,622$7,262$5,828
6 years$7,279$6,860$6,467$6,096$5,746$4,387
7 years$6,176$5,761$5,374$5,011$4,673$3,388
8 years$5,349$4,939$4,557$4,204$3,877$2,665
9 years$4,707$4,300$3,925$3,581$3,265$2,125
10 years$4,193$3,790$3,422$3,087$2,782$1,711
11 years$3,773$3,374$3,013$2,686$2,393$1,389
12 years$3,423$3,028$2,674$2,356$2,073$1,134
13 years$3,128$2,737$2,389$2,080$1,808$931
14 years$2,874$2,488$2,146$1,847$1,585$767
15 years$2,655$2,273$1,938$1,647$1,395$634
16 years$2,463$2,085$1,757$1,475$1,233$525
17 years$2,294$1,920$1,599$1,325$1,094$436
18 years$2,144$1,774$1,459$1,194$972$363
19 years$2,010$1,644$1,336$1,079$867$302
20 years$1,890$1,528$1,226$977$774$252
21 years$1,781$1,423$1,128$887$693$210
22 years$1,682$1,329$1,039$806$621$176
23 years$1,592$1,243$960$734$557$147
24 years$1,509$1,164$888$670$501$123
25 years$1,433$1,093$822$612$451$103
26 years$1,364$1,027$762$559$406$86
27 years$1,299$966$708$512$366$72
28 years$1,239$911$658$469$330$60
29 years$1,184$859$613$430$298$51
30 years$1,132$811$571$395$270$42
31 years$1,083$767$532$363$244$36
32 years$1,038$726$496$333$220$30
33 years$996$687$463$306$199$25
34 years$956$651$433$282$181$21
35 years$918$618$405$260$164$18
36 years$883$586$379$239$148$15
37 years$850$557$354$220$134$12
38 years$818$529$332$203$122$10
39 years$788$503$311$187$110$9
40 years$760$479$291$173$100$7
41 years$733$456$273$159$91$6
42 years$708$434$256$147$82$5
43 years$684$414$241$136$75$4
44 years$661$394$226$125$68$4
45 years$639$376$212$116$62$3
46 years$618$359$199$107$56$3
47 years$598$342$187$99$51$2
48 years$579$327$176$91$46$2
49 years$560$312$165$84$42$2
50 years$543$298$155$78$38$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $556,000, adding $3,225 every year, while hoping to spend $45,826 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: 55/37/8 Blend
64$556,000$556,000$556,000$556,000
65$616,039$586,571$577,953$648,576
66$630,116$566,554$548,555$650,915
67$644,093$544,021$516,638$648,120
68$657,912$518,799$482,066$643,969
69$671,507$490,707$444,703$638,342
70$684,802$459,554$404,402$631,106
71$697,714$425,134$361,012$622,120
72$710,150$387,235$314,375$611,229
73$722,005$345,629$264,326$598,270
74$733,160$300,076$210,692$583,063
75$743,485$250,322$153,292$565,415
76$752,832$196,100$91,940$545,119
77$761,039$137,126$26,437$521,949
78$767,922$73,103$0$495,662
79$773,280$3,714$0$469,705
80$776,884$0$0$442,733
81$778,486$0$0$441,258
82$777,805$0$0$439,882
83$774,533$0$0$436,904
84$768,324$0$0$432,116
85$758,797$0$0$425,285
86$745,531$0$0$416,154
87$728,055$0$0$404,436
88$705,851$0$0$389,818
89$678,343$0$0$371,949
90$644,895$0$0$350,441
91$604,802$0$0$324,868
92$557,285$0$0$294,754
93$501,481$0$0$259,576
94$436,437$0$0$218,755
95$361,098$0$0$171,650
96$274,299$0$0$117,554
97$174,752$0$0$55,685
98$61,034$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0