Can I retire at age 65 with 612,000?

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 $612,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%20%
1 years$50,538$50,088$49,649$49,220$48,802$46,847
2 years$25,019$24,553$24,101$23,664$23,239$21,294
3 years$16,514$16,046$15,595$15,162$14,744$12,870
4 years$12,262$11,795$11,349$10,923$10,515$8,727
5 years$9,711$9,248$8,808$8,390$7,994$6,295
6 years$8,012$7,551$7,118$6,709$6,325$4,718
7 years$6,798$6,342$5,915$5,516$5,144$3,627
8 years$5,888$5,436$5,016$4,627$4,267$2,839
9 years$5,181$4,733$4,321$3,942$3,594$2,252
10 years$4,615$4,172$3,767$3,398$3,062$1,805
11 years$4,153$3,714$3,316$2,957$2,633$1,457
12 years$3,768$3,333$2,943$2,594$2,282$1,184
13 years$3,443$3,012$2,629$2,290$1,990$966
14 years$3,164$2,738$2,363$2,033$1,744$791
15 years$2,922$2,501$2,133$1,813$1,536$650
16 years$2,711$2,295$1,934$1,623$1,357$536
17 years$2,525$2,114$1,760$1,458$1,204$442
18 years$2,360$1,953$1,606$1,314$1,070$366
19 years$2,213$1,810$1,471$1,188$954$303
20 years$2,080$1,682$1,350$1,076$852$251
21 years$1,960$1,567$1,241$976$762$208
22 years$1,851$1,463$1,144$888$683$173
23 years$1,752$1,368$1,056$808$614$144
24 years$1,661$1,282$977$737$551$119
25 years$1,578$1,203$905$673$496$99
26 years$1,501$1,130$839$616$447$83
27 years$1,430$1,064$779$563$403$69
28 years$1,364$1,002$725$516$364$57
29 years$1,303$946$674$473$328$48
30 years$1,246$893$628$434$297$40
31 years$1,193$844$585$399$268$33
32 years$1,143$799$546$367$243$27
33 years$1,096$757$510$337$220$23
34 years$1,052$717$477$310$199$19
35 years$1,011$680$446$286$180$16
36 years$972$645$417$263$163$13
37 years$935$613$390$242$148$11
38 years$901$583$365$223$134$9
39 years$868$554$342$206$122$8
40 years$837$527$321$190$110$6
41 years$807$502$301$175$100$5
42 years$779$478$282$162$91$4
43 years$753$455$265$149$82$4
44 years$727$434$249$138$75$3
45 years$703$414$233$127$68$3
46 years$680$395$219$118$62$2
47 years$658$377$206$109$56$2
48 years$637$360$194$100$51$1
49 years$617$343$182$93$46$1
50 years$598$328$171$86$42$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $612,000, adding $5,997 every year, while hoping to spend $22,469 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: 38/37/25 Blend
64$612,000$612,000$612,000$612,000
65$680,610$648,174$638,688$701,205
66$726,125$656,028$636,177$724,629
67$775,530$663,513$632,829$747,407
68$829,198$670,588$628,592$771,583
69$887,538$677,209$623,412$797,297
70$951,002$683,328$617,232$824,705
71$1,020,087$688,894$609,992$853,981
72$1,095,340$693,854$601,631$885,316
73$1,177,361$698,149$592,082$918,922
74$1,266,813$701,719$581,277$955,036
75$1,364,424$704,499$569,146$993,919
76$1,470,995$706,420$555,613$1,035,861
77$1,587,410$707,408$540,599$1,081,182
78$1,714,640$707,385$524,023$1,130,238
79$1,853,754$706,268$505,799$1,183,423
80$2,005,932$703,970$485,838$1,241,173
81$2,172,469$700,396$464,046$1,303,970
82$2,354,793$695,449$440,324$1,372,349
83$2,554,478$689,022$414,571$1,446,902
84$2,773,255$681,004$386,679$1,528,281
85$3,013,031$671,277$356,537$1,617,212
86$3,275,907$659,716$324,027$1,714,496
87$3,564,195$646,188$289,028$1,821,018
88$3,880,445$630,553$251,412$1,937,757
89$4,227,462$612,662$211,046$2,065,798
90$4,608,338$592,357$167,791$2,206,337
91$5,026,478$569,472$121,502$2,360,698
92$5,485,634$543,831$72,027$2,530,346
93$5,989,936$515,247$19,208$2,716,896
94$6,543,938$483,522$0$2,922,136
95$7,152,653$448,448$0$3,157,953
96$7,821,606$409,804$0$3,422,727
97$8,556,883$367,358$0$3,713,788
98$9,365,188$320,862$0$4,033,847
99$10,253,909$270,055$0$4,385,896
100$11,231,184$214,664$0$4,773,236