Can I retire at age 66 with 548,000?

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 $548,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16%
1 years$45,253$44,850$44,457$44,073$43,698$42,625
2 years$22,403$21,985$21,581$21,189$20,809$19,734
3 years$14,787$14,368$13,964$13,576$13,202$12,159
4 years$10,980$10,562$10,162$9,781$9,416$8,413
5 years$8,696$8,281$7,887$7,513$7,158$6,198
6 years$7,174$6,762$6,373$6,008$5,664$4,748
7 years$6,087$5,678$5,296$4,939$4,606$3,734
8 years$5,272$4,867$4,492$4,144$3,821$2,993
9 years$4,639$4,238$3,869$3,529$3,218$2,433
10 years$4,133$3,736$3,373$3,042$2,742$1,999
11 years$3,719$3,326$2,969$2,648$2,358$1,656
12 years$3,374$2,985$2,635$2,322$2,043$1,382
13 years$3,083$2,697$2,354$2,050$1,782$1,159
14 years$2,833$2,452$2,115$1,820$1,562$976
15 years$2,617$2,240$1,910$1,623$1,375$825
16 years$2,428$2,055$1,732$1,453$1,216$700
17 years$2,261$1,893$1,576$1,306$1,078$595
18 years$2,113$1,749$1,438$1,177$958$507
19 years$1,981$1,621$1,317$1,063$854$432
20 years$1,862$1,506$1,209$963$763$369
21 years$1,755$1,403$1,112$874$683$316
22 years$1,658$1,310$1,025$795$612$271
23 years$1,569$1,225$946$724$549$232
24 years$1,488$1,148$875$660$494$199
25 years$1,413$1,077$810$603$444$171
26 years$1,344$1,012$752$551$400$147
27 years$1,280$953$698$505$361$126
28 years$1,221$898$649$462$326$109
29 years$1,167$847$604$424$294$93
30 years$1,115$800$562$389$266$80
31 years$1,068$756$524$357$240$69
32 years$1,023$715$489$328$217$60
33 years$981$677$457$302$197$51
34 years$942$642$427$278$178$44
35 years$905$609$399$256$161$38
36 years$870$578$373$236$146$33
37 years$837$549$349$217$132$28
38 years$806$522$327$200$120$24
39 years$777$496$306$184$109$21
40 years$749$472$287$170$99$18
41 years$723$449$269$157$90$16
42 years$698$428$253$145$81$13
43 years$674$408$237$134$74$12
44 years$651$389$223$123$67$10
45 years$629$371$209$114$61$9
46 years$609$354$196$105$55$7
47 years$589$337$184$97$50$6
48 years$570$322$173$90$46$5
49 years$552$308$163$83$41$5
50 years$535$294$153$77$38$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $548,000, adding $6,400 every year, while hoping to spend $20,743 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: 62/30/8 Blend
65$548,000$548,000$548,000$548,000
66$610,498$581,454$572,960$646,940
67$650,698$587,874$570,083$678,501
68$694,304$593,915$566,416$709,948
69$741,640$599,534$561,908$743,743
70$793,065$604,688$556,509$780,114
71$848,972$609,333$550,167$819,311
72$909,794$613,418$542,825$861,609
73$976,009$616,891$534,425$907,314
74$1,048,140$619,697$524,907$956,760
75$1,126,765$621,776$514,206$1,010,319
76$1,212,519$623,067$502,255$1,068,399
77$1,306,100$623,502$488,985$1,131,451
78$1,408,279$623,010$474,322$1,199,973
79$1,519,902$621,516$458,191$1,274,513
80$1,641,902$618,940$440,510$1,355,677
81$1,775,305$615,197$421,197$1,444,133
82$1,921,242$610,198$400,163$1,540,618
83$2,080,958$603,847$377,318$1,645,944
84$2,255,823$596,043$352,565$1,761,008
85$2,447,347$586,678$325,805$1,886,800
86$2,657,190$575,640$296,934$2,024,411
87$2,887,185$562,808$265,843$2,175,044
88$3,139,346$548,054$232,417$2,340,028
89$3,415,895$531,243$196,538$2,520,828
90$3,719,275$512,234$158,082$2,719,059
91$4,052,182$490,874$116,918$2,936,504
92$4,417,582$467,004$72,912$3,175,127
93$4,818,744$440,455$25,923$3,437,098
94$5,259,266$411,048$0$3,724,808
95$5,743,116$378,594$0$4,042,962
96$6,274,661$342,893$0$4,394,896
97$6,858,715$303,734$0$4,781,618
98$7,500,580$260,893$0$5,206,681
99$8,206,097$214,134$0$5,673,999
100$8,981,701$163,209$0$6,187,893