Can I retire at age 66 with 556,000?

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 $556,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.9%
1 years$45,914$45,505$45,106$44,717$44,336$43,090
2 years$22,730$22,306$21,896$21,498$21,112$19,866
3 years$15,003$14,577$14,168$13,774$13,395$12,188
4 years$11,140$10,716$10,311$9,924$9,553$8,395
5 years$8,823$8,401$8,002$7,622$7,262$6,155
6 years$7,279$6,860$6,467$6,096$5,746$4,692
7 years$6,176$5,761$5,374$5,011$4,673$3,672
8 years$5,349$4,939$4,557$4,204$3,877$2,927
9 years$4,707$4,300$3,925$3,581$3,265$2,367
10 years$4,193$3,790$3,422$3,087$2,782$1,934
11 years$3,773$3,374$3,013$2,686$2,393$1,593
12 years$3,423$3,028$2,674$2,356$2,073$1,321
13 years$3,128$2,737$2,389$2,080$1,808$1,101
14 years$2,874$2,488$2,146$1,847$1,585$922
15 years$2,655$2,273$1,938$1,647$1,395$774
16 years$2,463$2,085$1,757$1,475$1,233$652
17 years$2,294$1,920$1,599$1,325$1,094$551
18 years$2,144$1,774$1,459$1,194$972$466
19 years$2,010$1,644$1,336$1,079$867$395
20 years$1,890$1,528$1,226$977$774$335
21 years$1,781$1,423$1,128$887$693$285
22 years$1,682$1,329$1,039$806$621$242
23 years$1,592$1,243$960$734$557$206
24 years$1,509$1,164$888$670$501$176
25 years$1,433$1,093$822$612$451$150
26 years$1,364$1,027$762$559$406$128
27 years$1,299$966$708$512$366$109
28 years$1,239$911$658$469$330$93
29 years$1,184$859$613$430$298$79
30 years$1,132$811$571$395$270$68
31 years$1,083$767$532$363$244$58
32 years$1,038$726$496$333$220$50
33 years$996$687$463$306$199$42
34 years$956$651$433$282$181$36
35 years$918$618$405$260$164$31
36 years$883$586$379$239$148$26
37 years$850$557$354$220$134$23
38 years$818$529$332$203$122$19
39 years$788$503$311$187$110$17
40 years$760$479$291$173$100$14
41 years$733$456$273$159$91$12
42 years$708$434$256$147$82$10
43 years$684$414$241$136$75$9
44 years$661$394$226$125$68$8
45 years$639$376$212$116$62$6
46 years$618$359$199$107$56$6
47 years$598$342$187$99$51$5
48 years$579$327$176$91$46$4
49 years$560$312$165$84$42$3
50 years$543$298$155$78$38$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $556,000, adding $5,160 every year, while hoping to spend $27,430 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: 39/36/25 Blend
65$556,000$556,000$556,000$556,000
66$618,035$588,567$579,949$637,379
67$651,889$588,221$570,192$651,548
68$688,277$586,939$559,188$663,920
69$727,428$584,646$546,868$676,760
70$769,595$581,263$533,157$690,126
71$815,053$576,705$517,978$704,087
72$864,108$570,882$501,249$718,717
73$917,092$563,701$482,887$734,103
74$974,374$555,061$462,802$750,342
75$1,036,356$544,855$440,901$767,543
76$1,103,482$532,970$417,089$785,829
77$1,176,240$519,288$391,264$805,340
78$1,255,165$503,682$363,320$826,229
79$1,340,848$486,018$333,147$848,672
80$1,433,936$466,155$300,630$872,865
81$1,535,143$443,943$265,647$899,025
82$1,645,255$419,223$228,073$927,399
83$1,765,134$391,827$187,776$958,259
84$1,895,730$361,580$144,619$991,913
85$2,038,090$328,292$98,459$1,028,702
86$2,193,364$291,767$49,146$1,069,007
87$2,362,818$251,795$0$1,113,253
88$2,547,847$208,155$0$1,162,841
89$2,749,986$160,613$0$1,231,423
90$2,970,925$108,923$0$1,306,508
91$3,212,523$52,824$0$1,388,795
92$3,476,828$0$0$1,479,062
93$3,766,097$0$0$1,581,319
94$4,082,812$0$0$1,716,263
95$4,429,708$0$0$1,864,141
96$4,809,796$0$0$2,026,246
97$5,226,394$0$0$2,204,002
98$5,683,154$0$0$2,398,979
99$6,184,098$0$0$2,612,904
100$6,733,659$0$0$2,847,680