Can I retire at age 66 with 459,000?

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 $459,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.1%
1 years$37,904$37,566$37,237$36,915$36,601$35,261
2 years$18,764$18,415$18,076$17,748$17,429$16,093
3 years$12,385$12,034$11,696$11,371$11,058$9,769
4 years$9,196$8,846$8,512$8,192$7,887$6,654
5 years$7,284$6,936$6,606$6,292$5,995$4,823
6 years$6,009$5,664$5,338$5,032$4,744$3,632
7 years$5,099$4,756$4,436$4,137$3,858$2,807
8 years$4,416$4,077$3,762$3,471$3,201$2,209
9 years$3,886$3,550$3,240$2,956$2,695$1,762
10 years$3,462$3,129$2,825$2,548$2,297$1,420
11 years$3,115$2,785$2,487$2,218$1,975$1,153
12 years$2,826$2,500$2,207$1,945$1,712$942
13 years$2,582$2,259$1,972$1,717$1,493$774
14 years$2,373$2,054$1,772$1,524$1,308$638
15 years$2,192$1,876$1,600$1,360$1,152$528
16 years$2,034$1,721$1,450$1,217$1,018$438
17 years$1,894$1,585$1,320$1,094$903$364
18 years$1,770$1,465$1,205$986$803$303
19 years$1,659$1,358$1,103$891$715$252
20 years$1,560$1,262$1,012$807$639$211
21 years$1,470$1,175$931$732$572$176
22 years$1,388$1,097$858$666$513$147
23 years$1,314$1,026$792$606$460$123
24 years$1,246$961$733$553$414$103
25 years$1,183$902$679$505$372$86
26 years$1,126$848$629$462$335$72
27 years$1,072$798$585$423$302$61
28 years$1,023$752$543$387$273$51
29 years$977$709$506$355$246$43
30 years$934$670$471$326$223$36
31 years$894$633$439$299$201$30
32 years$857$599$410$275$182$25
33 years$822$567$383$253$165$21
34 years$789$538$357$233$149$18
35 years$758$510$334$214$135$15
36 years$729$484$313$197$122$12
37 years$701$460$293$182$111$10
38 years$675$437$274$168$101$9
39 years$651$416$257$154$91$7
40 years$628$395$241$142$83$6
41 years$605$376$226$131$75$5
42 years$584$358$212$121$68$4
43 years$564$341$199$112$62$4
44 years$545$325$186$103$56$3
45 years$527$310$175$96$51$3
46 years$510$296$164$88$46$2
47 years$493$283$154$82$42$2
48 years$478$270$145$75$38$2
49 years$463$258$136$70$35$1
50 years$448$246$128$64$31$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $459,000, adding $6,325 every year, while hoping to spend $29,647 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: 47/32/21 Blend
65$459,000$459,000$459,000$459,000
66$512,342$488,015$480,901$533,091
67$533,057$480,384$465,467$540,598
68$554,891$471,385$448,522$545,279
69$577,927$460,920$429,985$549,746
70$602,256$448,885$409,769$553,994
71$627,975$435,170$387,786$558,018
72$655,193$419,658$363,941$561,812
73$684,027$402,225$338,138$565,376
74$714,605$382,742$310,273$568,711
75$747,068$361,069$280,240$571,818
76$781,568$337,061$247,927$574,705
77$818,274$310,562$213,219$577,382
78$857,369$281,411$175,992$579,861
79$899,054$249,433$136,121$582,163
80$943,549$214,447$93,473$584,310
81$991,096$176,260$47,909$586,333
82$1,041,958$134,667$0$588,270
83$1,096,426$89,454$0$590,327
84$1,154,818$40,394$0$603,863
85$1,217,482$0$0$618,232
86$1,284,802$0$0$638,039
87$1,357,197$0$0$674,671
88$1,435,128$0$0$714,145
89$1,519,103$0$0$756,720
90$1,609,678$0$0$802,684
91$1,707,463$0$0$852,354
92$1,813,130$0$0$906,075
93$1,927,419$0$0$964,229
94$2,051,139$0$0$1,027,236
95$2,185,182$0$0$1,095,556
96$2,330,531$0$0$1,169,696
97$2,488,262$0$0$1,250,214
98$2,659,563$0$0$1,337,723
99$2,845,737$0$0$1,432,897
100$3,048,221$0$0$1,536,479