Can I retire at age 66 with 465,000?

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:
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 $465,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$38,399$38,057$37,724$37,398$37,080$36,480
2 years$19,010$18,656$18,312$17,980$17,657$17,055
3 years$12,547$12,192$11,849$11,520$11,202$10,616
4 years$9,317$8,962$8,623$8,299$7,990$7,424
5 years$7,379$7,026$6,692$6,375$6,074$5,530
6 years$6,087$5,738$5,408$5,098$4,806$4,285
7 years$5,165$4,818$4,494$4,191$3,908$3,410
8 years$4,474$4,130$3,811$3,516$3,242$2,767
9 years$3,937$3,596$3,283$2,995$2,731$2,278
10 years$3,507$3,170$2,862$2,582$2,327$1,896
11 years$3,156$2,822$2,520$2,247$2,001$1,592
12 years$2,863$2,533$2,236$1,971$1,734$1,346
13 years$2,616$2,289$1,998$1,740$1,512$1,145
14 years$2,404$2,081$1,795$1,544$1,325$978
15 years$2,220$1,901$1,621$1,377$1,167$839
16 years$2,060$1,744$1,469$1,233$1,031$722
17 years$1,919$1,606$1,337$1,108$915$623
18 years$1,793$1,484$1,221$999$813$539
19 years$1,681$1,375$1,117$902$725$467
20 years$1,580$1,278$1,025$817$647$406
21 years$1,489$1,190$943$742$579$353
22 years$1,407$1,111$869$674$519$307
23 years$1,331$1,039$803$614$466$268
24 years$1,262$974$742$560$419$233
25 years$1,199$914$688$512$377$204
26 years$1,140$859$638$468$340$178
27 years$1,086$808$592$428$306$156
28 years$1,036$762$550$392$276$136
29 years$990$719$512$360$249$119
30 years$947$679$477$330$225$104
31 years$906$641$445$303$204$91
32 years$868$607$415$279$184$80
33 years$833$575$388$256$167$70
34 years$799$545$362$236$151$61
35 years$768$517$339$217$137$54
36 years$739$490$317$200$124$47
37 years$711$466$296$184$112$41
38 years$684$443$278$170$102$36
39 years$659$421$260$157$92$32
40 years$636$400$244$144$84$28
41 years$613$381$229$133$76$25
42 years$592$363$214$123$69$22
43 years$572$346$201$113$63$19
44 years$552$330$189$105$57$17
45 years$534$314$177$97$52$15
46 years$517$300$167$89$47$13
47 years$500$286$156$83$43$11
48 years$484$273$147$76$39$10
49 years$469$261$138$71$35$9
50 years$454$249$130$65$32$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $465,000, adding $4,121 every year, while hoping to spend $22,359 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: 74/8/18 Blend
65$465,000$465,000$465,000$465,000
66$516,681$492,036$484,828$552,464
67$545,592$492,356$477,280$577,059
68$576,704$491,942$468,730$600,868
69$610,215$490,735$459,120$626,373
70$646,348$488,672$448,391$653,738
71$685,343$485,684$436,480$683,142
72$727,468$481,703$423,322$714,784
73$773,014$476,651$408,848$748,884
74$822,304$470,449$392,987$785,685
75$875,690$463,011$375,662$825,453
76$933,561$454,250$356,798$868,482
77$996,344$444,068$336,310$915,100
78$1,064,509$432,365$314,115$965,663
79$1,138,572$419,035$290,121$1,020,568
80$1,219,103$403,964$264,237$1,080,253
81$1,306,727$387,033$236,364$1,145,198
82$1,402,131$368,116$206,401$1,215,935
83$1,506,074$347,079$174,240$1,293,052
84$1,619,388$323,780$139,771$1,377,195
85$1,742,990$298,070$102,878$1,469,077
86$1,877,890$269,790$63,439$1,569,488
87$2,025,198$238,774$21,329$1,679,294
88$2,186,139$204,845$0$1,799,454
89$2,362,059$167,815$0$1,935,560
90$2,554,439$127,489$0$2,088,909
91$2,764,914$83,657$0$2,256,714
92$2,995,279$36,100$0$2,440,423
93$3,247,514$0$0$2,641,629
94$3,523,798$0$0$2,863,446
95$3,826,533$0$0$3,110,000
96$4,158,360$0$0$3,380,269
97$4,522,192$0$0$3,676,627
98$4,921,235$0$0$4,001,688
99$5,359,020$0$0$4,358,331
100$5,839,437$0$0$4,749,729