Can I retire at age 66 with 493,000?

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 $493,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$40,711$40,349$39,995$39,650$39,313$38,316
2 years$20,154$19,779$19,415$19,062$18,720$17,722
3 years$13,303$12,926$12,563$12,213$11,877$10,909
4 years$9,878$9,502$9,143$8,799$8,471$7,541
5 years$7,823$7,449$7,095$6,759$6,439$5,549
6 years$6,454$6,083$5,734$5,405$5,095$4,246
7 years$5,476$5,109$4,765$4,444$4,144$3,336
8 years$4,743$4,379$4,041$3,728$3,438$2,671
9 years$4,174$3,813$3,480$3,175$2,895$2,169
10 years$3,718$3,361$3,034$2,737$2,467$1,780
11 years$3,346$2,992$2,671$2,382$2,121$1,473
12 years$3,035$2,685$2,371$2,089$1,838$1,227
13 years$2,773$2,427$2,118$1,845$1,603$1,027
14 years$2,549$2,206$1,903$1,637$1,405$864
15 years$2,354$2,015$1,718$1,460$1,237$730
16 years$2,184$1,849$1,558$1,308$1,094$618
17 years$2,034$1,703$1,418$1,175$970$524
18 years$1,901$1,573$1,294$1,059$862$446
19 years$1,782$1,458$1,185$957$768$380
20 years$1,676$1,355$1,087$866$686$324
21 years$1,579$1,262$1,000$786$614$277
22 years$1,491$1,178$922$715$551$237
23 years$1,411$1,102$851$651$494$203
24 years$1,338$1,032$787$594$444$174
25 years$1,271$969$729$542$400$149
26 years$1,209$911$676$496$360$128
27 years$1,152$857$628$454$325$110
28 years$1,099$808$584$416$293$94
29 years$1,049$762$543$381$264$81
30 years$1,004$719$506$350$239$69
31 years$961$680$472$321$216$60
32 years$921$644$440$295$195$51
33 years$883$609$411$272$177$44
34 years$848$578$384$250$160$38
35 years$814$548$359$230$145$33
36 years$783$520$336$212$131$28
37 years$753$494$314$195$119$24
38 years$726$469$294$180$108$21
39 years$699$446$276$166$98$18
40 years$674$425$258$153$89$15
41 years$650$404$242$141$81$13
42 years$628$385$227$130$73$11
43 years$606$367$213$120$66$10
44 years$586$350$200$111$60$8
45 years$566$333$188$103$55$7
46 years$548$318$177$95$50$6
47 years$530$303$166$88$45$5
48 years$513$290$156$81$41$5
49 years$497$277$147$75$37$4
50 years$481$264$138$69$34$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $493,000, adding $5,876 every year, while hoping to spend $31,556 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: 30/43/27 Blend
65$493,000$493,000$493,000$493,000
66$549,347$523,218$515,577$561,123
67$571,805$515,280$499,273$562,825
68$595,496$505,896$481,366$561,491
69$620,513$494,961$461,768$559,427
70$646,956$482,365$440,388$556,589
71$674,936$467,991$417,131$552,936
72$704,572$451,715$391,897$548,424
73$735,996$433,407$364,584$543,008
74$769,351$412,928$335,081$536,642
75$804,795$390,131$303,276$529,282
76$842,498$364,862$269,050$520,880
77$882,649$336,956$232,279$511,391
78$925,453$306,241$192,834$500,768
79$971,136$272,533$150,581$488,965
80$1,019,943$235,639$105,377$475,939
81$1,072,147$195,354$57,076$461,644
82$1,128,042$151,463$5,524$446,039
83$1,187,954$103,737$0$429,083
84$1,252,241$51,935$0$424,997
85$1,321,293$0$0$422,115
86$1,395,539$0$0$420,850
87$1,475,453$0$0$445,993
88$1,561,550$0$0$473,140
89$1,654,402$0$0$502,479
90$1,754,631$0$0$534,214
91$1,862,926$0$0$568,572
92$1,980,041$0$0$605,800
93$2,106,804$0$0$646,170
94$2,244,129$0$0$689,984
95$2,393,018$0$0$737,571
96$2,554,572$0$0$789,294
97$2,730,006$0$0$845,552
98$2,920,652$0$0$906,784
99$3,127,978$0$0$973,475
100$3,353,597$0$0$1,046,155