Can I retire at age 65 with 672,000?

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 $672,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$55,493$54,999$54,517$54,046$53,586$52,634
2 years$27,472$26,960$26,464$25,984$25,517$24,561
3 years$18,133$17,619$17,124$16,648$16,189$15,259
4 years$13,464$12,952$12,462$11,994$11,546$10,649
5 years$10,663$10,154$9,671$9,212$8,777$7,915
6 years$8,797$8,292$7,816$7,367$6,945$6,120
7 years$7,464$6,963$6,495$6,057$5,648$4,860
8 years$6,465$5,969$5,508$5,081$4,686$3,934
9 years$5,689$5,197$4,744$4,328$3,946$3,231
10 years$5,068$4,581$4,136$3,731$3,362$2,682
11 years$4,560$4,078$3,641$3,247$2,892$2,247
12 years$4,138$3,660$3,232$2,848$2,506$1,895
13 years$3,780$3,308$2,887$2,514$2,185$1,607
14 years$3,474$3,007$2,594$2,232$1,916$1,369
15 years$3,209$2,747$2,342$1,990$1,687$1,171
16 years$2,977$2,520$2,124$1,782$1,491$1,005
17 years$2,773$2,321$1,932$1,601$1,322$865
18 years$2,592$2,145$1,764$1,443$1,175$746
19 years$2,430$1,988$1,615$1,304$1,047$645
20 years$2,284$1,847$1,482$1,181$936$558
21 years$2,152$1,720$1,363$1,072$837$484
22 years$2,033$1,606$1,256$975$750$420
23 years$1,924$1,502$1,160$888$674$365
24 years$1,824$1,407$1,073$809$606$317
25 years$1,733$1,321$994$739$545$276
26 years$1,648$1,241$922$676$491$240
27 years$1,570$1,168$856$619$442$210
28 years$1,498$1,101$796$567$399$183
29 years$1,431$1,038$740$520$361$159
30 years$1,368$981$690$477$326$139
31 years$1,309$927$643$438$295$121
32 years$1,255$877$600$403$266$106
33 years$1,203$831$560$370$241$93
34 years$1,155$787$523$341$218$81
35 years$1,110$747$489$314$198$71
36 years$1,067$709$458$289$179$62
37 years$1,027$673$428$266$162$54
38 years$989$640$401$245$147$47
39 years$953$608$376$226$133$41
40 years$919$579$352$209$121$36
41 years$886$551$330$192$110$32
42 years$856$525$310$178$100$28
43 years$826$500$291$164$90$24
44 years$798$477$273$151$82$21
45 years$772$454$256$140$75$18
46 years$747$434$241$129$68$16
47 years$722$414$226$119$61$14
48 years$699$395$212$110$56$12
49 years$677$377$200$102$51$11
50 years$656$360$188$94$46$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $672,000, adding $2,579 every year, while hoping to spend $57,016 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: 73/22/5 Blend
64$672,000$672,000$672,000$672,000
65$743,204$707,588$697,172$796,970
66$758,346$681,595$659,863$806,729
67$773,122$652,418$619,393$809,957
68$787,434$619,840$575,596$811,860
69$801,173$583,632$528,298$812,289
70$814,215$543,553$477,319$811,079
71$826,425$499,347$422,469$808,053
72$837,648$450,743$363,550$803,014
73$847,714$397,456$300,355$795,749
74$856,433$339,183$232,669$786,023
75$863,592$275,606$160,266$773,582
76$868,955$206,387$82,912$758,144
77$872,260$131,171$361$739,405
78$873,214$49,582$0$717,029
79$871,492$0$0$695,331
80$866,735$0$0$678,941
81$858,542$0$0$671,774
82$846,472$0$0$661,469
83$830,031$0$0$647,629
84$808,676$0$0$629,816
85$781,803$0$0$607,545
86$748,744$0$0$580,277
87$708,759$0$0$547,416
88$661,032$0$0$508,305
89$604,655$0$0$462,212
90$538,628$0$0$408,334
91$461,844$0$0$345,777
92$373,078$0$0$273,558
93$270,978$0$0$190,586
94$154,050$0$0$95,658
95$20,640$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0