Can I retire at age 65 with 598,000?

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 $598,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.6%
1 years$49,382$48,942$48,513$48,094$47,685$46,401
2 years$24,447$23,991$23,550$23,122$22,707$21,422
3 years$16,136$15,679$15,238$14,815$14,406$13,161
4 years$11,981$11,525$11,090$10,673$10,275$9,079
5 years$9,489$9,036$8,606$8,198$7,811$6,668
6 years$7,828$7,379$6,955$6,556$6,180$5,091
7 years$6,643$6,197$5,780$5,390$5,026$3,991
8 years$5,754$5,312$4,902$4,522$4,170$3,187
9 years$5,062$4,625$4,222$3,851$3,512$2,582
10 years$4,510$4,076$3,681$3,320$2,992$2,113
11 years$4,058$3,629$3,240$2,889$2,573$1,744
12 years$3,682$3,257$2,876$2,534$2,230$1,449
13 years$3,364$2,944$2,569$2,237$1,945$1,210
14 years$3,091$2,676$2,308$1,986$1,705$1,015
15 years$2,856$2,444$2,084$1,771$1,501$855
16 years$2,649$2,243$1,890$1,586$1,326$722
17 years$2,468$2,065$1,720$1,425$1,176$611
18 years$2,306$1,908$1,570$1,284$1,046$518
19 years$2,162$1,769$1,437$1,160$932$440
20 years$2,032$1,644$1,319$1,051$833$374
21 years$1,915$1,531$1,213$954$745$319
22 years$1,809$1,429$1,118$867$668$272
23 years$1,712$1,337$1,032$790$599$232
24 years$1,623$1,252$955$720$539$198
25 years$1,542$1,175$884$658$485$169
26 years$1,467$1,105$820$602$437$145
27 years$1,397$1,039$762$551$394$124
28 years$1,333$979$708$504$355$106
29 years$1,273$924$659$463$321$91
30 years$1,217$873$614$425$290$78
31 years$1,165$825$572$390$262$66
32 years$1,117$781$534$358$237$57
33 years$1,071$739$498$330$215$49
34 years$1,028$701$466$303$194$42
35 years$988$665$435$279$176$36
36 years$950$631$407$257$159$31
37 years$914$599$381$237$144$26
38 years$880$569$357$218$131$23
39 years$848$541$334$201$119$19
40 years$818$515$313$186$108$17
41 years$789$490$294$171$98$14
42 years$761$467$276$158$89$12
43 years$735$445$259$146$80$10
44 years$711$424$243$135$73$9
45 years$687$404$228$124$66$8
46 years$664$386$214$115$60$7
47 years$643$368$201$106$55$6
48 years$622$351$189$98$50$5
49 years$603$336$178$91$45$4
50 years$584$321$167$84$41$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $598,000, adding $4,347 every year, while hoping to spend $28,836 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: 55/16/29 Blend
64$598,000$598,000$598,000$598,000
65$663,480$631,786$622,517$694,422
66$700,474$632,062$612,690$716,535
67$740,274$631,385$601,567$737,282
68$783,137$629,679$589,075$759,304
69$829,345$626,860$575,136$782,735
70$879,204$622,843$559,670$807,723
71$933,055$617,534$542,591$834,433
72$991,270$610,837$523,811$863,048
73$1,054,260$602,647$503,239$893,771
74$1,122,473$592,856$480,776$926,828
75$1,196,405$581,346$456,322$962,468
76$1,276,601$567,994$429,771$1,000,970
77$1,363,659$552,671$401,013$1,042,642
78$1,458,237$535,237$369,932$1,087,825
79$1,561,060$515,546$336,408$1,136,897
80$1,672,925$493,445$300,314$1,190,277
81$1,794,708$468,768$261,519$1,248,430
82$1,927,374$441,344$219,886$1,311,872
83$2,071,985$410,988$175,271$1,381,170
84$2,229,708$377,507$127,523$1,456,957
85$2,401,830$340,697$76,487$1,539,930
86$2,589,766$300,341$21,999$1,630,862
87$2,795,075$256,210$0$1,730,609
88$3,019,472$208,063$0$1,851,301
89$3,264,845$155,645$0$1,990,791
90$3,533,273$98,686$0$2,143,480
91$3,827,047$36,902$0$2,310,707
92$4,148,688$0$0$2,493,948
93$4,500,971$0$0$2,700,117
94$4,886,954$0$0$2,933,182
95$5,310,004$0$0$3,188,686
96$5,773,830$0$0$3,468,875
97$6,282,515$0$0$3,776,224
98$6,840,558$0$0$4,113,458
99$7,452,915$0$0$4,483,580
100$8,125,042$0$0$4,889,897