Can I retire at age 66 with 554,000?

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:
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 $554,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.9%
1 years$45,749$45,341$44,944$44,556$44,177$43,109
2 years$22,648$22,226$21,817$21,421$21,037$19,967
3 years$14,949$14,525$14,117$13,725$13,346$12,309
4 years$11,100$10,677$10,274$9,888$9,519$8,521
5 years$8,791$8,371$7,973$7,595$7,236$6,281
6 years$7,252$6,836$6,443$6,074$5,726$4,814
7 years$6,154$5,741$5,354$4,993$4,656$3,789
8 years$5,330$4,921$4,541$4,189$3,863$3,038
9 years$4,690$4,284$3,911$3,568$3,253$2,471
10 years$4,178$3,777$3,410$3,076$2,772$2,032
11 years$3,760$3,362$3,002$2,677$2,384$1,685
12 years$3,411$3,018$2,664$2,348$2,066$1,406
13 years$3,116$2,727$2,380$2,073$1,801$1,180
14 years$2,864$2,479$2,139$1,840$1,579$995
15 years$2,645$2,264$1,931$1,641$1,390$841
16 years$2,454$2,078$1,751$1,469$1,229$714
17 years$2,286$1,913$1,593$1,320$1,090$607
18 years$2,137$1,768$1,454$1,190$969$518
19 years$2,003$1,639$1,331$1,075$864$442
20 years$1,883$1,523$1,222$974$771$378
21 years$1,774$1,418$1,124$884$690$324
22 years$1,676$1,324$1,036$803$619$278
23 years$1,586$1,238$956$732$555$238
24 years$1,504$1,160$884$667$499$205
25 years$1,428$1,089$819$609$449$176
26 years$1,359$1,023$760$557$405$151
27 years$1,294$963$705$510$365$130
28 years$1,235$907$656$467$329$112
29 years$1,179$856$610$429$297$96
30 years$1,128$808$568$393$269$83
31 years$1,080$764$530$361$243$71
32 years$1,034$723$494$332$220$62
33 years$992$685$462$305$199$53
34 years$952$649$431$281$180$46
35 years$915$616$403$259$163$39
36 years$880$584$377$238$148$34
37 years$847$555$353$219$134$29
38 years$815$527$331$202$121$25
39 years$786$502$310$186$110$22
40 years$757$477$290$172$100$19
41 years$731$454$272$159$91$16
42 years$705$433$255$146$82$14
43 years$681$412$240$135$75$12
44 years$658$393$225$125$68$10
45 years$636$375$211$115$61$9
46 years$615$357$198$106$56$8
47 years$596$341$186$98$51$7
48 years$577$326$175$91$46$6
49 years$558$311$165$84$42$5
50 years$541$297$155$78$38$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $554,000, adding $5,602 every year, while hoping to spend $26,887 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: 54/33/13 Blend
65$554,000$554,000$554,000$554,000
66$616,286$586,924$578,337$647,181
67$650,540$587,076$569,104$668,976
68$687,387$586,334$558,661$689,311
69$727,062$584,626$546,937$710,825
70$769,825$581,876$533,863$733,636
71$815,961$578,002$519,361$757,876
72$865,783$572,918$503,354$783,691
73$919,634$566,532$485,757$811,242
74$977,893$558,749$466,486$840,709
75$1,040,975$549,464$445,450$872,291
76$1,109,336$538,569$422,554$906,211
77$1,183,478$525,949$397,700$942,714
78$1,263,954$511,482$370,784$982,073
79$1,351,372$495,038$341,700$1,024,589
80$1,446,398$476,482$310,333$1,070,598
81$1,549,768$455,667$276,567$1,120,472
82$1,662,291$432,442$240,279$1,174,622
83$1,784,857$406,643$201,340$1,233,504
84$1,918,444$378,101$159,617$1,297,625
85$2,064,130$346,632$114,969$1,367,543
86$2,223,102$312,047$67,250$1,443,879
87$2,396,664$274,143$16,309$1,527,320
88$2,586,254$232,707$0$1,618,625
89$2,793,453$187,511$0$1,723,914
90$3,020,004$138,318$0$1,841,596
91$3,267,824$84,875$0$1,970,460
92$3,539,025$26,917$0$2,111,671
93$3,835,932$0$0$2,266,516
94$4,161,105$0$0$2,449,428
95$4,517,363$0$0$2,660,588
96$4,907,813$0$0$2,892,067
97$5,335,873$0$0$3,145,900
98$5,805,311$0$0$3,424,328
99$6,320,274$0$0$3,729,817
100$6,885,332$0$0$4,065,088