Can I retire at age 66 with 462,000?

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:
0%
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 $462,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$38,152$37,812$37,480$37,157$36,841$36,111
2 years$18,887$18,535$18,194$17,864$17,543$16,812
3 years$12,466$12,113$11,773$11,445$11,130$10,419
4 years$9,256$8,904$8,568$8,246$7,938$7,253
5 years$7,331$6,981$6,649$6,334$6,034$5,377
6 years$6,048$5,701$5,373$5,065$4,775$4,146
7 years$5,132$4,787$4,465$4,164$3,883$3,283
8 years$4,445$4,104$3,787$3,493$3,221$2,650
9 years$3,911$3,573$3,262$2,975$2,713$2,170
10 years$3,484$3,149$2,844$2,565$2,312$1,796
11 years$3,135$2,804$2,503$2,232$1,988$1,500
12 years$2,845$2,516$2,222$1,958$1,723$1,261
13 years$2,599$2,274$1,985$1,729$1,502$1,066
14 years$2,388$2,067$1,783$1,534$1,317$905
15 years$2,206$1,888$1,610$1,368$1,160$772
16 years$2,047$1,733$1,460$1,225$1,025$660
17 years$1,906$1,596$1,328$1,101$909$566
18 years$1,782$1,474$1,213$992$808$486
19 years$1,670$1,366$1,110$896$720$419
20 years$1,570$1,270$1,019$812$643$361
21 years$1,480$1,183$937$737$576$312
22 years$1,398$1,104$864$670$516$269
23 years$1,323$1,033$798$610$463$233
24 years$1,254$967$738$557$416$202
25 years$1,191$908$683$508$375$175
26 years$1,133$853$634$465$337$152
27 years$1,079$803$588$425$304$132
28 years$1,030$757$547$390$274$114
29 years$983$714$509$357$248$99
30 years$940$674$474$328$224$86
31 years$900$637$442$301$202$75
32 years$863$603$412$277$183$65
33 years$827$571$385$255$166$57
34 years$794$541$360$234$150$49
35 years$763$513$336$216$136$43
36 years$734$487$315$199$123$37
37 years$706$463$294$183$112$33
38 years$680$440$276$169$101$28
39 years$655$418$258$156$92$25
40 years$632$398$242$143$83$21
41 years$609$379$227$132$76$19
42 years$588$361$213$122$69$16
43 years$568$344$200$113$62$14
44 years$549$328$188$104$56$12
45 years$531$312$176$96$51$11
46 years$513$298$165$89$47$9
47 years$497$284$155$82$42$8
48 years$481$272$146$76$38$7
49 years$466$259$137$70$35$6
50 years$451$248$129$65$32$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $462,000, adding $2,670 every year, while hoping to spend $26,804 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: 89/5/6 Blend
65$462,000$462,000$462,000$462,000
66$511,878$487,392$480,231$557,120
67$535,570$482,755$467,800$582,322
68$560,781$476,992$454,053$605,979
69$587,636$470,021$438,920$631,102
70$616,275$461,752$422,324$657,819
71$646,849$452,092$404,185$686,267
72$679,525$440,941$384,422$716,601
73$714,484$428,195$362,948$748,989
74$751,927$413,742$339,673$783,614
75$792,074$397,465$314,502$820,680
76$835,163$379,239$287,336$860,411
77$881,461$358,933$258,072$903,052
78$931,255$336,406$226,603$948,873
79$984,865$311,512$192,817$998,173
80$1,042,640$284,095$156,595$1,051,277
81$1,104,964$253,990$117,815$1,108,547
82$1,172,258$221,023$76,349$1,170,379
83$1,244,985$185,010$32,063$1,237,210
84$1,323,655$145,756$0$1,309,519
85$1,408,827$103,058$0$1,388,811
86$1,501,116$56,697$0$1,476,947
87$1,601,200$6,445$0$1,572,525
88$1,709,822$0$0$1,676,262
89$1,827,800$0$0$1,791,585
90$1,956,035$0$0$1,917,321
91$2,095,516$0$0$2,054,086
92$2,247,333$0$0$2,202,949
93$2,412,685$0$0$2,365,085
94$2,592,891$0$0$2,541,789
95$2,789,402$0$0$2,734,483
96$3,003,816$0$0$2,944,735
97$3,237,893$0$0$3,174,271
98$3,493,567$0$0$3,424,987
99$3,772,971$0$0$3,698,975
100$4,078,450$0$0$3,998,537