Can I retire at age 66 with 480,000?

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 $480,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.7%
1 years$39,638$39,285$38,940$38,604$38,276$37,845
2 years$19,623$19,257$18,903$18,560$18,227$17,793
3 years$12,952$12,585$12,232$11,891$11,564$11,140
4 years$9,617$9,251$8,901$8,567$8,247$7,838
5 years$7,617$7,253$6,908$6,580$6,269$5,875
6 years$6,284$5,923$5,583$5,262$4,961$4,582
7 years$5,332$4,974$4,639$4,326$4,034$3,671
8 years$4,618$4,264$3,934$3,629$3,347$2,999
9 years$4,064$3,712$3,389$3,091$2,819$2,486
10 years$3,620$3,272$2,954$2,665$2,402$2,085
11 years$3,257$2,913$2,601$2,319$2,065$1,764
12 years$2,955$2,614$2,308$2,034$1,790$1,503
13 years$2,700$2,363$2,062$1,796$1,561$1,288
14 years$2,481$2,148$1,853$1,594$1,368$1,109
15 years$2,292$1,962$1,673$1,422$1,205$959
16 years$2,127$1,800$1,517$1,273$1,065$833
17 years$1,981$1,658$1,380$1,144$944$725
18 years$1,851$1,532$1,260$1,031$839$632
19 years$1,735$1,420$1,153$931$748$553
20 years$1,631$1,319$1,059$844$668$484
21 years$1,537$1,229$974$766$598$425
22 years$1,452$1,147$897$696$536$373
23 years$1,374$1,073$829$634$481$328
24 years$1,303$1,005$766$578$433$289
25 years$1,238$943$710$528$389$255
26 years$1,177$887$658$483$351$225
27 years$1,121$834$611$442$316$198
28 years$1,070$786$568$405$285$175
29 years$1,022$742$529$371$258$155
30 years$977$700$493$341$233$137
31 years$935$662$459$313$210$121
32 years$896$627$428$288$190$107
33 years$860$593$400$265$172$95
34 years$825$562$374$243$156$84
35 years$793$533$349$224$141$74
36 years$762$506$327$206$128$66
37 years$734$481$306$190$116$58
38 years$706$457$287$175$105$52
39 years$681$435$268$162$95$46
40 years$656$413$252$149$86$41
41 years$633$394$236$137$78$36
42 years$611$375$221$127$71$32
43 years$590$357$208$117$65$28
44 years$570$340$195$108$59$25
45 years$551$325$183$100$53$22
46 years$533$310$172$92$48$20
47 years$516$295$162$85$44$17
48 years$500$282$152$79$40$16
49 years$484$269$143$73$36$14
50 years$469$257$134$67$33$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $480,000, adding $5,681 every year, while hoping to spend $31,872 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: 71/15/14 Blend
65$480,000$480,000$480,000$480,000
66$534,820$509,380$501,940$570,736
67$555,460$500,428$484,843$586,362
68$577,137$489,969$466,106$599,056
69$599,924$477,896$445,639$612,116
70$623,898$464,095$423,349$625,573
71$649,144$448,445$399,141$639,461
72$675,757$430,819$372,912$653,817
73$703,837$411,082$344,558$668,684
74$733,495$389,091$313,966$684,111
75$764,850$364,695$281,023$700,151
76$798,034$337,735$245,607$716,864
77$833,192$308,041$207,593$734,318
78$870,478$275,436$166,848$752,589
79$910,065$239,731$123,236$771,762
80$952,141$200,727$76,613$791,930
81$996,909$158,212$26,829$813,200
82$1,044,595$111,965$0$835,689
83$1,095,443$61,752$0$863,459
84$1,149,724$7,323$0$897,259
85$1,207,731$0$0$933,267
86$1,269,789$0$0$980,207
87$1,336,250$0$0$1,031,789
88$1,407,505$0$0$1,087,108
89$1,483,978$0$0$1,146,496
90$1,566,138$0$0$1,210,320
91$1,654,499$0$0$1,278,981
92$1,749,624$0$0$1,352,920
93$1,852,132$0$0$1,432,619
94$1,962,704$0$0$1,518,612
95$2,082,085$0$0$1,611,482
96$2,211,099$0$0$1,711,870
97$2,350,645$0$0$1,820,483
98$2,501,717$0$0$1,938,095
99$2,665,404$0$0$2,065,560
100$2,842,906$0$0$2,203,814