Can I retire at age 66 with 531,000?

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 $531,000?

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$43,849$43,459$43,078$42,706$42,343$40,954
2 years$21,708$21,303$20,912$20,532$20,163$18,778
3 years$14,328$13,922$13,531$13,155$12,792$11,453
4 years$10,639$10,234$9,847$9,477$9,124$7,841
5 years$8,426$8,024$7,642$7,279$6,936$5,713
6 years$6,951$6,552$6,176$5,821$5,488$4,327
7 years$5,898$5,502$5,132$4,786$4,463$3,363
8 years$5,109$4,716$4,352$4,015$3,703$2,662
9 years$4,495$4,107$3,749$3,420$3,118$2,137
10 years$4,005$3,620$3,268$2,948$2,657$1,733
11 years$3,603$3,222$2,877$2,566$2,285$1,416
12 years$3,269$2,892$2,554$2,250$1,980$1,165
13 years$2,987$2,614$2,281$1,987$1,727$963
14 years$2,745$2,376$2,050$1,764$1,514$800
15 years$2,536$2,170$1,851$1,573$1,333$666
16 years$2,353$1,991$1,678$1,408$1,178$556
17 years$2,191$1,834$1,527$1,265$1,044$466
18 years$2,048$1,695$1,394$1,140$929$391
19 years$1,920$1,571$1,276$1,030$828$328
20 years$1,805$1,459$1,171$933$739$276
21 years$1,701$1,359$1,077$847$662$232
22 years$1,606$1,269$993$770$593$196
23 years$1,520$1,187$917$701$532$165
24 years$1,441$1,112$848$640$478$139
25 years$1,369$1,044$785$584$431$118
26 years$1,302$981$728$534$388$99
27 years$1,241$923$676$489$350$84
28 years$1,183$870$629$448$315$71
29 years$1,130$821$585$411$285$60
30 years$1,081$775$545$377$257$51
31 years$1,035$733$508$346$233$43
32 years$991$693$474$318$211$36
33 years$951$656$443$293$191$31
34 years$913$622$413$269$172$26
35 years$877$590$387$248$156$22
36 years$843$560$362$228$142$19
37 years$812$532$338$210$128$16
38 years$781$506$317$194$116$13
39 years$753$481$297$179$105$11
40 years$726$457$278$165$96$10
41 years$700$435$261$152$87$8
42 years$676$415$245$140$79$7
43 years$653$395$230$130$71$6
44 years$631$377$216$120$65$5
45 years$610$359$202$110$59$4
46 years$590$343$190$102$53$4
47 years$571$327$179$94$49$3
48 years$553$312$168$87$44$3
49 years$535$298$158$81$40$2
50 years$518$285$148$74$36$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $531,000, adding $4,357 every year, while hoping to spend $42,804 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: 72/15/13 Blend
65$531,000$531,000$531,000$531,000
66$589,656$561,513$553,283$630,165
67$604,258$543,484$526,275$639,545
68$618,915$523,137$496,927$644,152
69$633,586$500,313$465,117$648,054
70$648,228$474,845$430,714$651,172
71$662,789$446,554$393,585$653,419
72$677,211$415,252$353,587$654,701
73$691,429$380,742$310,574$654,915
74$705,369$342,813$264,393$653,950
75$718,948$301,242$214,882$651,683
76$732,074$255,796$161,874$647,981
77$744,642$206,227$105,193$642,700
78$756,536$152,272$44,657$635,680
79$767,625$93,656$0$626,751
80$777,764$30,086$0$618,489
81$786,790$0$0$614,714
82$794,522$0$0$615,426
83$800,758$0$0$619,902
84$805,274$0$0$622,998
85$807,820$0$0$624,517
86$808,119$0$0$624,236
87$805,862$0$0$621,911
88$800,707$0$0$617,269
89$792,275$0$0$610,011
90$780,144$0$0$599,799
91$763,849$0$0$586,265
92$742,871$0$0$568,997
93$716,638$0$0$547,539
94$684,517$0$0$521,389
95$645,805$0$0$489,989
96$599,725$0$0$452,721
97$545,419$0$0$408,904
98$481,936$0$0$357,783
99$408,226$0$0$298,523
100$323,127$0$0$230,203