Can I retire at age 66 with 378,000?

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 $378,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.4%
1 years$31,215$30,937$30,666$30,401$30,142$29,965
2 years$15,453$15,165$14,886$14,616$14,353$14,174
3 years$10,200$9,911$9,632$9,364$9,106$8,931
4 years$7,573$7,285$7,010$6,747$6,495$6,325
5 years$5,998$5,712$5,440$5,182$4,937$4,773
6 years$4,948$4,664$4,396$4,144$3,907$3,749
7 years$4,199$3,917$3,653$3,407$3,177$3,025
8 years$3,637$3,358$3,098$2,858$2,636$2,490
9 years$3,200$2,923$2,669$2,434$2,220$2,080
10 years$2,851$2,577$2,327$2,099$1,891$1,758
11 years$2,565$2,294$2,048$1,826$1,627$1,499
12 years$2,327$2,059$1,818$1,602$1,410$1,288
13 years$2,126$1,861$1,624$1,414$1,229$1,113
14 years$1,954$1,691$1,459$1,255$1,077$967
15 years$1,805$1,545$1,317$1,120$949$843
16 years$1,675$1,418$1,194$1,003$838$739
17 years$1,560$1,305$1,087$901$743$649
18 years$1,458$1,206$992$812$661$571
19 years$1,367$1,118$908$733$589$504
20 years$1,285$1,039$834$664$526$446
21 years$1,211$968$767$603$471$395
22 years$1,143$903$707$548$422$350
23 years$1,082$845$653$499$379$311
24 years$1,026$792$603$455$341$277
25 years$975$743$559$416$306$246
26 years$927$698$518$380$276$220
27 years$883$657$481$348$249$196
28 years$842$619$447$319$225$175
29 years$805$584$416$292$203$156
30 years$769$552$388$268$183$139
31 years$737$521$362$246$166$125
32 years$706$493$337$227$150$111
33 years$677$467$315$208$136$100
34 years$650$443$294$192$123$89
35 years$624$420$275$176$111$80
36 years$600$399$257$162$101$72
37 years$578$379$241$150$91$64
38 years$556$360$226$138$83$57
39 years$536$342$211$127$75$51
40 years$517$326$198$117$68$46
41 years$499$310$186$108$62$41
42 years$481$295$174$100$56$37
43 years$465$281$164$92$51$33
44 years$449$268$154$85$46$30
45 years$434$256$144$79$42$27
46 years$420$244$135$73$38$24
47 years$406$233$127$67$35$22
48 years$393$222$120$62$31$19
49 years$381$212$112$57$29$17
50 years$369$203$106$53$26$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $378,000, adding $2,691 every year, while hoping to spend $29,199 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: 58/13/29 Blend
65$378,000$378,000$378,000$378,000
66$419,332$399,298$393,439$440,183
67$431,036$387,796$375,551$443,281
68$442,956$374,752$356,086$443,360
69$455,082$360,059$334,960$442,851
70$467,403$343,605$312,084$441,705
71$479,907$325,271$287,368$439,870
72$492,579$304,930$260,716$437,290
73$505,400$282,450$232,028$433,908
74$518,351$257,690$201,201$429,658
75$531,407$230,501$168,125$424,473
76$544,540$200,725$132,687$418,279
77$557,718$168,196$94,767$410,999
78$570,907$132,739$54,244$402,548
79$584,064$94,168$10,986$392,837
80$597,144$52,287$0$381,767
81$610,093$6,890$0$380,121
82$622,852$0$0$381,237
83$635,354$0$0$387,680
84$647,525$0$0$394,879
85$659,278$0$0$401,793
86$670,520$0$0$408,361
87$681,144$0$0$414,515
88$691,033$0$0$420,179
89$700,053$0$0$425,267
90$708,057$0$0$429,684
91$714,880$0$0$433,325
92$720,340$0$0$436,071
93$724,231$0$0$437,791
94$726,327$0$0$438,340
95$726,376$0$0$437,555
96$724,098$0$0$435,258
97$719,182$0$0$431,247
98$711,283$0$0$425,303
99$700,018$0$0$417,180
100$684,965$0$0$406,606