Can I retire at age 66 with 519,000?

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 $519,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.1%
1 years$42,859$42,477$42,104$41,741$41,386$40,029
2 years$21,217$20,822$20,439$20,068$19,708$18,353
3 years$14,004$13,607$13,225$12,858$12,503$11,195
4 years$10,398$10,003$9,625$9,263$8,917$7,664
5 years$8,236$7,842$7,469$7,115$6,779$5,584
6 years$6,794$6,404$6,036$5,690$5,364$4,229
7 years$5,765$5,378$5,016$4,678$4,362$3,287
8 years$4,993$4,610$4,254$3,924$3,619$2,602
9 years$4,394$4,014$3,664$3,343$3,048$2,088
10 years$3,914$3,538$3,194$2,881$2,597$1,693
11 years$3,522$3,150$2,812$2,508$2,233$1,384
12 years$3,196$2,827$2,496$2,200$1,935$1,139
13 years$2,919$2,555$2,230$1,942$1,688$942
14 years$2,683$2,322$2,004$1,724$1,479$782
15 years$2,478$2,121$1,809$1,537$1,303$651
16 years$2,299$1,946$1,640$1,376$1,151$544
17 years$2,142$1,792$1,492$1,237$1,021$455
18 years$2,002$1,656$1,362$1,115$908$382
19 years$1,876$1,535$1,247$1,007$809$321
20 years$1,764$1,426$1,145$912$723$270
21 years$1,662$1,329$1,053$828$647$227
22 years$1,570$1,240$970$753$580$191
23 years$1,486$1,160$896$685$520$161
24 years$1,409$1,087$829$625$468$136
25 years$1,338$1,020$767$571$421$115
26 years$1,273$959$712$522$379$97
27 years$1,213$902$661$478$342$82
28 years$1,157$850$614$438$308$69
29 years$1,105$802$572$401$278$59
30 years$1,056$757$533$368$252$50
31 years$1,011$716$497$338$227$42
32 years$969$677$463$311$206$35
33 years$929$642$433$286$186$30
34 years$892$608$404$263$169$25
35 years$857$577$378$242$153$22
36 years$824$547$353$223$138$18
37 years$793$520$331$206$125$15
38 years$764$494$310$189$114$13
39 years$736$470$290$175$103$11
40 years$710$447$272$161$94$9
41 years$685$426$255$149$85$8
42 years$661$405$239$137$77$7
43 years$638$386$225$127$70$6
44 years$617$368$211$117$63$5
45 years$596$351$198$108$58$4
46 years$577$335$186$100$52$3
47 years$558$320$175$92$47$3
48 years$540$305$164$85$43$2
49 years$523$291$154$79$39$2
50 years$507$278$145$73$36$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $519,000, adding $2,577 every year, while hoping to spend $32,628 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: 46/34/20 Blend
65$519,000$519,000$519,000$519,000
66$574,596$547,089$539,045$597,633
67$598,489$539,181$522,387$606,107
68$623,725$529,791$504,077$611,844
69$650,408$518,813$484,026$617,389
70$678,649$506,134$462,140$622,740
71$708,569$491,633$438,321$627,897
72$740,304$475,184$412,465$632,860
73$773,999$456,652$384,467$637,633
74$809,814$435,895$354,213$642,224
75$847,923$412,761$321,587$646,643
76$888,517$387,093$286,466$650,906
77$931,807$358,721$248,724$655,031
78$978,021$327,468$208,226$659,045
79$1,027,410$293,146$164,833$662,979
80$1,080,251$255,555$118,399$666,871
81$1,136,845$214,485$68,774$670,770
82$1,197,523$169,715$15,798$674,729
83$1,262,649$121,010$0$678,817
84$1,332,622$68,122$0$691,805
85$1,407,879$10,790$0$709,254
86$1,488,901$0$0$727,933
87$1,576,217$0$0$767,186
88$1,670,405$0$0$813,929
89$1,772,103$0$0$864,448
90$1,882,010$0$0$919,095
91$2,000,897$0$0$978,261
92$2,129,607$0$0$1,042,372
93$2,269,072$0$0$1,111,899
94$2,420,313$0$0$1,187,358
95$2,584,454$0$0$1,269,319
96$2,762,732$0$0$1,358,406
97$2,956,505$0$0$1,455,308
98$3,167,271$0$0$1,560,783
99$3,396,675$0$0$1,675,662
100$3,646,528$0$0$1,800,862