Can I retire at age 66 with 576,000?

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 $576,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.8%
1 years$47,566$47,142$46,728$46,325$45,931$44,479
2 years$23,547$23,109$22,684$22,272$21,872$20,422
3 years$15,542$15,102$14,678$14,270$13,876$12,474
4 years$11,541$11,101$10,682$10,280$9,897$8,553
5 years$9,140$8,704$8,289$7,896$7,523$6,242
6 years$7,540$7,107$6,699$6,315$5,953$4,735
7 years$6,398$5,969$5,567$5,192$4,841$3,686
8 years$5,542$5,116$4,721$4,355$4,016$2,923
9 years$4,876$4,455$4,066$3,710$3,382$2,351
10 years$4,344$3,926$3,545$3,198$2,882$1,910
11 years$3,909$3,496$3,121$2,783$2,479$1,564
12 years$3,546$3,137$2,770$2,441$2,148$1,289
13 years$3,240$2,835$2,475$2,155$1,873$1,068
14 years$2,978$2,577$2,224$1,913$1,642$889
15 years$2,750$2,354$2,008$1,706$1,446$742
16 years$2,552$2,160$1,820$1,528$1,278$621
17 years$2,377$1,989$1,656$1,373$1,133$521
18 years$2,221$1,838$1,512$1,237$1,007$438
19 years$2,083$1,704$1,384$1,118$898$369
20 years$1,958$1,583$1,270$1,012$802$311
21 years$1,845$1,475$1,168$919$718$262
22 years$1,742$1,376$1,077$835$643$221
23 years$1,649$1,287$994$761$577$187
24 years$1,564$1,206$920$694$519$158
25 years$1,485$1,132$852$634$467$134
26 years$1,413$1,064$790$579$421$113
27 years$1,346$1,001$734$530$379$96
28 years$1,284$943$682$486$342$81
29 years$1,226$890$635$446$309$69
30 years$1,172$841$591$409$279$59
31 years$1,122$795$551$376$252$50
32 years$1,075$752$514$345$228$42
33 years$1,032$712$480$317$207$36
34 years$990$675$449$292$187$30
35 years$951$640$419$269$169$26
36 years$915$608$392$248$154$22
37 years$880$577$367$228$139$19
38 years$848$548$344$210$126$16
39 years$817$521$322$194$114$13
40 years$787$496$302$179$104$11
41 years$760$472$283$165$94$10
42 years$733$450$266$152$85$8
43 years$708$429$249$141$78$7
44 years$684$408$234$130$70$6
45 years$662$390$220$120$64$5
46 years$640$372$206$111$58$4
47 years$619$355$194$102$53$4
48 years$599$339$182$95$48$3
49 years$580$323$171$87$43$3
50 years$562$309$161$81$39$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $576,000, adding $6,128 every year, while hoping to spend $39,924 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: 44/48/8 Blend
65$576,000$576,000$576,000$576,000
66$641,073$610,545$601,617$667,558
67$663,984$597,983$579,292$673,964
68$687,893$583,467$554,882$676,325
69$712,861$566,860$528,273$677,968
70$738,952$548,015$499,349$678,840
71$766,236$526,779$467,988$678,887
72$794,788$502,986$434,062$678,054
73$824,689$476,466$397,436$676,282
74$856,029$447,034$357,972$673,511
75$888,903$414,498$315,523$669,676
76$923,415$378,652$269,937$664,714
77$959,678$339,282$221,055$658,558
78$997,816$296,157$168,711$651,138
79$1,037,962$249,037$112,731$642,383
80$1,080,261$197,667$52,934$632,222
81$1,124,872$141,777$0$620,578
82$1,171,968$81,083$0$608,306
83$1,221,737$15,284$0$599,282
84$1,274,384$0$0$588,923
85$1,330,135$0$0$606,715
86$1,389,233$0$0$634,166
87$1,451,948$0$0$663,332
88$1,518,571$0$0$694,355
89$1,589,423$0$0$727,388
90$1,664,855$0$0$762,600
91$1,745,251$0$0$800,175
92$1,831,030$0$0$840,317
93$1,922,653$0$0$883,246
94$2,020,624$0$0$929,207
95$2,125,498$0$0$978,465
96$2,237,879$0$0$1,031,314
97$2,358,434$0$0$1,088,075
98$2,487,893$0$0$1,149,099
99$2,627,058$0$0$1,214,775
100$2,776,807$0$0$1,285,525