Can I retire at age 66 with 542,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
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 $542,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.9%
1 years$44,758$44,359$43,970$43,591$43,220$41,836
2 years$22,157$21,745$21,345$20,957$20,581$19,200
3 years$14,625$14,210$13,811$13,427$13,057$11,722
4 years$10,859$10,446$10,051$9,674$9,313$8,033
5 years$8,601$8,190$7,800$7,430$7,079$5,859
6 years$7,095$6,688$6,304$5,942$5,602$4,442
7 years$6,020$5,616$5,238$4,885$4,556$3,456
8 years$5,215$4,814$4,443$4,098$3,779$2,740
9 years$4,588$4,192$3,826$3,491$3,183$2,201
10 years$4,088$3,695$3,336$3,009$2,712$1,787
11 years$3,678$3,289$2,937$2,619$2,332$1,463
12 years$3,337$2,952$2,606$2,297$2,021$1,205
13 years$3,049$2,668$2,329$2,028$1,762$998
14 years$2,802$2,425$2,092$1,800$1,545$830
15 years$2,588$2,215$1,889$1,605$1,360$692
16 years$2,401$2,033$1,713$1,437$1,202$579
17 years$2,237$1,872$1,559$1,292$1,066$485
18 years$2,090$1,730$1,423$1,164$948$408
19 years$1,960$1,603$1,302$1,052$845$343
20 years$1,842$1,490$1,195$953$755$289
21 years$1,736$1,388$1,099$864$675$244
22 years$1,640$1,295$1,013$786$605$206
23 years$1,552$1,211$936$716$543$174
24 years$1,471$1,135$865$653$488$147
25 years$1,397$1,065$801$596$439$124
26 years$1,329$1,001$743$545$396$105
27 years$1,266$942$690$499$357$89
28 years$1,208$888$642$457$322$75
29 years$1,154$837$597$419$291$64
30 years$1,103$791$556$385$263$54
31 years$1,056$748$519$353$238$46
32 years$1,012$707$484$325$215$39
33 years$971$670$452$299$194$33
34 years$932$635$422$275$176$28
35 years$895$602$395$253$159$24
36 years$861$572$369$233$144$20
37 years$828$543$345$215$131$17
38 years$798$516$324$198$119$14
39 years$769$491$303$182$108$12
40 years$741$467$284$168$98$10
41 years$715$444$266$155$89$9
42 years$690$423$250$143$80$7
43 years$666$403$234$132$73$6
44 years$644$384$220$122$66$5
45 years$623$367$207$113$60$5
46 years$602$350$194$104$55$4
47 years$583$334$182$96$50$3
48 years$564$319$171$89$45$3
49 years$546$304$161$82$41$2
50 years$529$291$151$76$37$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $542,000, adding $3,387 every year, while hoping to spend $24,609 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: 72/7/21 Blend
65$542,000$542,000$542,000$542,000
66$600,778$572,052$563,651$640,726
67$635,873$573,898$556,349$669,613
68$673,724$575,011$547,978$697,979
69$714,584$575,327$538,476$728,432
70$758,735$574,781$527,778$761,174
71$806,484$573,303$515,817$796,432
72$858,169$570,819$502,521$834,451
73$914,163$567,251$487,816$875,507
74$974,876$562,513$471,626$919,900
75$1,040,756$556,519$453,868$967,963
76$1,112,299$549,174$434,458$1,020,065
77$1,190,048$540,379$413,308$1,076,610
78$1,274,604$530,028$390,324$1,138,046
79$1,366,624$518,010$365,411$1,204,866
80$1,466,834$504,207$338,466$1,277,615
81$1,576,030$488,492$309,384$1,356,894
82$1,695,091$470,735$278,054$1,443,365
83$1,824,984$450,794$244,362$1,537,760
84$1,966,770$428,521$208,186$1,640,886
85$2,121,621$403,759$169,402$1,753,633
86$2,290,826$376,343$127,876$1,876,982
87$2,475,803$346,096$83,472$2,012,016
88$2,678,114$312,834$36,047$2,159,931
89$2,899,478$276,359$0$2,322,044
90$3,141,790$236,466$0$2,503,072
91$3,407,135$192,935$0$2,710,186
92$3,697,808$145,534$0$2,937,107
93$4,016,339$94,020$0$3,185,821
94$4,365,514$38,135$0$3,458,520
95$4,748,398$0$0$3,757,617
96$5,168,371$0$0$4,087,497
97$5,629,154$0$0$4,452,682
98$6,134,845$0$0$4,853,486
99$6,689,960$0$0$5,293,490
100$7,299,471$0$0$5,776,641