Can I retire at age 66 with 555,000?

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 $555,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.2%
1 years$45,831$45,423$45,025$44,636$44,256$42,618
2 years$22,689$22,266$21,857$21,460$21,075$19,443
3 years$14,976$14,551$14,143$13,749$13,371$11,796
4 years$11,120$10,697$10,292$9,906$9,536$8,031
5 years$8,807$8,386$7,987$7,609$7,249$5,818
6 years$7,265$6,848$6,455$6,085$5,736$4,379
7 years$6,165$5,751$5,364$5,002$4,665$3,382
8 years$5,340$4,930$4,549$4,196$3,870$2,660
9 years$4,698$4,292$3,918$3,574$3,259$2,121
10 years$4,186$3,783$3,416$3,081$2,777$1,708
11 years$3,766$3,368$3,007$2,682$2,388$1,386
12 years$3,417$3,023$2,669$2,352$2,070$1,132
13 years$3,122$2,732$2,385$2,077$1,805$929
14 years$2,869$2,483$2,143$1,843$1,582$765
15 years$2,650$2,268$1,934$1,644$1,393$633
16 years$2,459$2,081$1,754$1,472$1,231$524
17 years$2,290$1,917$1,596$1,323$1,092$435
18 years$2,140$1,771$1,457$1,192$971$362
19 years$2,007$1,642$1,334$1,077$865$302
20 years$1,886$1,525$1,224$975$773$251
21 years$1,778$1,421$1,126$885$691$210
22 years$1,679$1,326$1,038$805$620$175
23 years$1,589$1,240$958$733$556$147
24 years$1,507$1,162$886$669$500$123
25 years$1,431$1,091$821$611$450$103
26 years$1,361$1,025$761$558$405$86
27 years$1,297$965$707$511$365$72
28 years$1,237$909$657$468$330$60
29 years$1,181$858$611$429$298$51
30 years$1,130$810$570$394$269$42
31 years$1,081$766$531$362$243$35
32 years$1,036$724$495$333$220$30
33 years$994$686$463$306$199$25
34 years$954$650$432$281$180$21
35 years$917$617$404$259$163$18
36 years$881$585$378$239$148$15
37 years$848$556$354$220$134$12
38 years$817$528$331$203$122$10
39 years$787$502$310$187$110$9
40 years$759$478$291$172$100$7
41 years$732$455$273$159$91$6
42 years$707$433$256$147$82$5
43 years$682$413$240$135$75$4
44 years$659$394$225$125$68$4
45 years$637$375$212$115$62$3
46 years$617$358$199$107$56$3
47 years$597$342$187$99$51$2
48 years$578$326$175$91$46$2
49 years$559$311$165$84$42$1
50 years$542$298$155$78$38$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $555,000, adding $4,802 every year, while hoping to spend $30,841 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: 53/28/19 Blend
65$555,000$555,000$555,000$555,000
66$616,563$587,148$578,546$645,806
67$646,638$583,104$565,112$662,346
68$678,747$577,828$550,195$676,697
69$713,065$571,227$533,713$691,645
70$749,783$563,203$515,578$707,254
71$789,112$553,651$495,701$723,600
72$831,283$542,461$473,988$740,766
73$876,548$529,516$450,341$758,847
74$925,184$514,691$424,656$777,949
75$977,498$497,855$396,827$798,189
76$1,033,823$478,870$366,740$819,700
77$1,094,526$457,588$334,280$842,630
78$1,160,012$433,854$299,322$867,147
79$1,230,723$407,503$261,739$893,434
80$1,307,147$378,361$221,398$921,701
81$1,389,819$346,244$178,158$952,177
82$1,479,329$310,958$131,874$985,121
83$1,576,322$272,296$82,394$1,020,821
84$1,681,511$230,043$29,558$1,059,598
85$1,795,678$183,968$0$1,101,808
86$1,919,683$133,828$0$1,153,288
87$2,054,474$79,369$0$1,215,791
88$2,201,091$20,319$0$1,283,845
89$2,360,680$0$0$1,358,036
90$2,534,503$0$0$1,452,448
91$2,723,946$0$0$1,562,216
92$2,930,536$0$0$1,681,972
93$3,155,954$0$0$1,812,697
94$3,402,050$0$0$1,955,468
95$3,670,860$0$0$2,111,476
96$3,964,624$0$0$2,282,027
97$4,285,812$0$0$2,468,563
98$4,637,140$0$0$2,672,670
99$5,021,600$0$0$2,896,093
100$5,442,486$0$0$3,140,756