Can I retire at age 65 with 674,000?

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 $674,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.1%
1 years$55,658$55,163$54,679$54,207$53,746$53,052
2 years$27,554$27,040$26,543$26,061$25,593$24,895
3 years$18,187$17,671$17,175$16,697$16,237$15,557
4 years$13,504$12,990$12,499$12,030$11,581$10,923
5 years$10,695$10,184$9,700$9,240$8,803$8,170
6 years$8,823$8,316$7,839$7,389$6,966$6,358
7 years$7,487$6,984$6,514$6,075$5,665$5,083
8 years$6,485$5,987$5,525$5,096$4,700$4,143
9 years$5,706$5,212$4,758$4,341$3,958$3,427
10 years$5,083$4,595$4,148$3,742$3,372$2,866
11 years$4,574$4,090$3,652$3,257$2,900$2,419
12 years$4,150$3,671$3,241$2,856$2,513$2,056
13 years$3,791$3,318$2,896$2,522$2,192$1,757
14 years$3,484$3,016$2,602$2,239$1,921$1,510
15 years$3,218$2,755$2,349$1,996$1,692$1,302
16 years$2,986$2,528$2,130$1,788$1,495$1,127
17 years$2,781$2,328$1,938$1,606$1,326$978
18 years$2,599$2,151$1,769$1,447$1,179$851
19 years$2,437$1,993$1,620$1,308$1,051$742
20 years$2,291$1,852$1,486$1,185$938$648
21 years$2,159$1,725$1,367$1,075$840$567
22 years$2,039$1,611$1,260$977$753$496
23 years$1,930$1,506$1,163$890$676$435
24 years$1,830$1,411$1,076$812$607$382
25 years$1,738$1,325$997$741$546$336
26 years$1,653$1,245$924$678$492$295
27 years$1,575$1,172$858$621$444$260
28 years$1,502$1,104$798$569$400$229
29 years$1,435$1,041$743$521$362$201
30 years$1,372$984$692$479$327$177
31 years$1,313$930$645$439$295$156
32 years$1,258$880$602$404$267$138
33 years$1,207$833$562$371$242$122
34 years$1,159$790$525$342$219$107
35 years$1,113$749$491$315$198$95
36 years$1,070$711$459$290$180$84
37 years$1,030$675$430$267$163$74
38 years$992$642$402$246$148$65
39 years$956$610$377$227$134$58
40 years$921$581$353$209$121$51
41 years$889$553$331$193$110$45
42 years$858$526$311$178$100$40
43 years$829$501$292$164$91$35
44 years$801$478$274$152$82$31
45 years$774$456$257$140$75$27
46 years$749$435$241$130$68$24
47 years$725$415$227$120$62$21
48 years$701$396$213$111$56$19
49 years$679$378$200$102$51$17
50 years$658$361$188$94$46$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $674,000, adding $3,048 every year, while hoping to spend $58,906 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: 65/26/9 Blend
64$674,000$674,000$674,000$674,000
65$745,892$710,170$699,723$792,801
66$759,297$682,293$660,488$796,551
67$772,096$651,075$617,965$793,411
68$784,164$616,292$571,980$788,458
69$795,361$577,703$522,355$781,511
70$805,534$535,057$468,900$772,373
71$814,510$488,086$411,419$760,828
72$822,096$436,508$349,708$746,643
73$828,078$380,025$283,551$729,564
74$832,216$318,321$212,724$709,313
75$834,247$251,063$136,995$685,587
76$833,875$177,900$56,119$658,058
77$830,773$98,459$0$626,365
78$824,577$12,349$0$593,016
79$814,885$0$0$560,624
80$801,249$0$0$546,486
81$783,175$0$0$532,675
82$760,114$0$0$515,264
83$731,458$0$0$493,818
84$696,534$0$0$467,853
85$654,597$0$0$436,835
86$604,824$0$0$400,173
87$546,303$0$0$357,212
88$478,026$0$0$307,231
89$398,879$0$0$249,430
90$307,630$0$0$182,925
91$202,917$0$0$106,741
92$83,237$0$0$19,798
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$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