Can I retire at age 65 with 824,000?

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 $824,000?

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$68,045$67,439$66,848$66,271$65,707$64,859
2 years$33,686$33,058$32,450$31,861$31,289$30,436
3 years$22,234$21,604$20,998$20,414$19,851$19,019
4 years$16,509$15,881$15,281$14,707$14,158$13,354
5 years$13,075$12,451$11,859$11,296$10,763$9,989
6 years$10,787$10,167$9,583$9,034$8,516$7,773
7 years$9,153$8,538$7,964$7,427$6,926$6,214
8 years$7,928$7,319$6,754$6,230$5,746$5,066
9 years$6,976$6,373$5,817$5,307$4,839$4,189
10 years$6,214$5,617$5,072$4,575$4,123$3,504
11 years$5,592$5,001$4,465$3,981$3,546$2,957
12 years$5,073$4,488$3,963$3,492$3,073$2,513
13 years$4,635$4,056$3,540$3,083$2,679$2,148
14 years$4,260$3,687$3,181$2,737$2,349$1,846
15 years$3,935$3,368$2,872$2,441$2,068$1,592
16 years$3,651$3,090$2,604$2,185$1,828$1,378
17 years$3,400$2,846$2,369$1,964$1,621$1,196
18 years$3,178$2,630$2,163$1,770$1,441$1,040
19 years$2,979$2,437$1,980$1,599$1,284$907
20 years$2,801$2,265$1,817$1,448$1,147$792
21 years$2,639$2,110$1,671$1,314$1,027$693
22 years$2,493$1,969$1,541$1,195$920$607
23 years$2,359$1,842$1,422$1,088$826$532
24 years$2,237$1,726$1,315$993$742$467
25 years$2,124$1,619$1,218$906$668$410
26 years$2,021$1,522$1,130$829$602$361
27 years$1,925$1,432$1,049$759$543$317
28 years$1,837$1,350$975$695$490$279
29 years$1,754$1,273$908$637$442$246
30 years$1,677$1,202$846$585$399$217
31 years$1,606$1,137$788$537$361$191
32 years$1,539$1,076$735$494$327$169
33 years$1,476$1,019$687$454$296$149
34 years$1,417$965$642$418$268$131
35 years$1,361$916$600$385$242$116
36 years$1,309$869$561$354$220$102
37 years$1,259$825$525$326$199$90
38 years$1,213$784$492$301$180$80
39 years$1,168$746$461$277$164$70
40 years$1,127$710$432$256$148$62
41 years$1,087$676$405$236$135$55
42 years$1,049$643$380$218$122$49
43 years$1,013$613$357$201$111$43
44 years$979$584$335$186$101$38
45 years$946$557$314$171$91$34
46 years$915$532$295$158$83$30
47 years$886$507$277$146$75$26
48 years$857$484$261$135$68$23
49 years$830$462$245$125$62$20
50 years$805$442$230$116$56$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $824,000, adding $2,179 every year, while hoping to spend $35,289 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: 47/34/19 Blend
64$824,000$824,000$824,000$824,000
65$910,296$866,624$853,852$948,076
66$965,599$871,541$844,908$979,541
67$1,025,360$875,517$834,483$1,009,948
68$1,089,996$878,467$822,488$1,042,210
69$1,159,968$880,303$808,833$1,076,514
70$1,235,778$880,932$793,423$1,113,069
71$1,317,982$880,252$776,157$1,152,108
72$1,407,189$878,158$756,932$1,193,888
73$1,504,072$874,536$735,638$1,238,695
74$1,609,366$869,268$712,161$1,286,847
75$1,723,885$862,226$686,382$1,338,694
76$1,848,521$853,275$658,175$1,394,628
77$1,984,258$842,272$627,412$1,455,081
78$2,132,176$829,067$593,953$1,520,532
79$2,293,465$813,499$557,658$1,591,512
80$2,469,436$795,398$518,377$1,668,611
81$2,661,530$774,584$475,955$1,752,480
82$2,871,335$750,867$430,228$1,843,842
83$3,100,597$724,046$381,026$1,943,496
84$3,351,239$693,906$328,172$2,052,327
85$3,625,381$660,222$271,481$2,171,317
86$3,925,352$622,756$210,758$2,301,549
87$4,253,722$581,254$145,802$2,444,224
88$4,613,316$535,451$76,402$2,600,669
89$5,007,250$485,063$2,336$2,772,354
90$5,438,950$429,792$0$2,960,902
91$5,912,195$369,324$0$3,183,662
92$6,431,142$303,324$0$3,428,584
93$7,000,374$231,441$0$3,697,441
94$7,624,934$153,304$0$3,992,715
95$8,310,380$68,519$0$4,317,142
96$9,062,835$0$0$4,673,746
97$9,889,041$0$0$5,074,590
98$10,796,427$0$0$5,543,071
99$11,793,176$0$0$6,057,789
100$12,888,302$0$0$6,623,411