Can I retire at age 66 with 364,000?

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:
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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 $364,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.5%
1 years$30,059$29,791$29,530$29,275$29,026$28,604
2 years$14,881$14,603$14,335$14,074$13,822$13,398
3 years$9,822$9,544$9,276$9,018$8,769$8,356
4 years$7,293$7,015$6,750$6,497$6,254$5,855
5 years$5,776$5,500$5,238$4,990$4,754$4,370
6 years$4,765$4,491$4,233$3,991$3,762$3,394
7 years$4,043$3,772$3,518$3,281$3,059$2,707
8 years$3,502$3,233$2,984$2,752$2,538$2,202
9 years$3,081$2,815$2,570$2,344$2,137$1,816
10 years$2,745$2,481$2,240$2,021$1,821$1,516
11 years$2,470$2,209$1,972$1,759$1,566$1,276
12 years$2,241$1,983$1,750$1,543$1,357$1,082
13 years$2,048$1,792$1,564$1,362$1,184$922
14 years$1,882$1,629$1,405$1,209$1,038$790
15 years$1,738$1,488$1,269$1,078$914$680
16 years$1,613$1,365$1,150$965$807$586
17 years$1,502$1,257$1,047$867$716$508
18 years$1,404$1,162$955$782$637$440
19 years$1,316$1,077$875$706$567$383
20 years$1,237$1,000$803$640$507$333
21 years$1,166$932$738$581$454$291
22 years$1,101$870$681$528$407$254
23 years$1,042$814$628$481$365$222
24 years$988$762$581$438$328$194
25 years$938$715$538$400$295$170
26 years$893$672$499$366$266$149
27 years$850$633$464$335$240$131
28 years$811$596$431$307$216$115
29 years$775$562$401$282$195$101
30 years$741$531$374$258$176$88
31 years$709$502$348$237$160$78
32 years$680$475$325$218$144$68
33 years$652$450$303$201$131$60
34 years$626$426$283$185$118$53
35 years$601$404$265$170$107$46
36 years$578$384$248$156$97$41
37 years$556$365$232$144$88$36
38 years$536$347$217$133$80$32
39 years$516$330$204$123$72$28
40 years$498$314$191$113$66$25
41 years$480$298$179$104$59$22
42 years$463$284$168$96$54$19
43 years$448$271$157$89$49$17
44 years$432$258$148$82$44$15
45 years$418$246$139$76$40$13
46 years$404$235$130$70$37$11
47 years$391$224$122$65$33$10
48 years$379$214$115$60$30$9
49 years$367$204$108$55$27$8
50 years$355$195$102$51$25$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $364,000, adding $4,964 every year, while hoping to spend $29,595 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: 61/34/5 Blend
65$364,000$364,000$364,000$364,000
66$406,248$386,956$381,314$430,392
67$416,197$374,428$362,600$434,593
68$426,168$360,295$342,266$435,285
69$436,133$344,445$320,228$435,274
70$446,060$326,764$296,396$434,494
71$455,910$307,127$270,678$432,871
72$465,642$285,406$242,975$430,324
73$475,208$261,462$213,185$426,769
74$484,556$235,149$181,203$422,112
75$493,624$206,315$146,917$416,251
76$502,347$174,797$110,211$409,079
77$510,647$140,424$70,965$400,477
78$518,442$103,013$29,051$390,317
79$525,637$62,374$0$378,461
80$532,126$18,305$0$365,595
81$537,793$0$0$352,430
82$542,506$0$0$348,248
83$546,121$0$0$350,161
84$548,476$0$0$351,209
85$549,390$0$0$351,273
86$548,663$0$0$350,216
87$546,075$0$0$347,890
88$541,378$0$0$344,129
89$534,300$0$0$338,747
90$524,538$0$0$331,541
91$511,755$0$0$322,285
92$495,581$0$0$310,728
93$475,603$0$0$296,592
94$451,365$0$0$279,571
95$422,364$0$0$259,325
96$388,041$0$0$235,477
97$347,779$0$0$207,613
98$300,895$0$0$175,272
99$246,634$0$0$137,947
100$184,163$0$0$95,075