Can I retire at age 66 with 579,000?

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 $579,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$47,813$47,387$46,972$46,566$46,170$44,585
2 years$23,670$23,229$22,802$22,388$21,986$20,405
3 years$15,623$15,180$14,754$14,344$13,949$12,422
4 years$11,601$11,159$10,737$10,334$9,948$8,487
5 years$9,188$8,749$8,333$7,938$7,563$6,171
6 years$7,580$7,144$6,734$6,348$5,984$4,663
7 years$6,431$6,000$5,596$5,219$4,867$3,616
8 years$5,571$5,143$4,746$4,378$4,037$2,856
9 years$4,902$4,478$4,088$3,729$3,400$2,286
10 years$4,367$3,947$3,564$3,214$2,897$1,849
11 years$3,929$3,514$3,137$2,798$2,491$1,508
12 years$3,565$3,154$2,784$2,454$2,159$1,237
13 years$3,257$2,850$2,488$2,166$1,883$1,020
14 years$2,993$2,591$2,235$1,923$1,650$845
15 years$2,765$2,367$2,018$1,715$1,453$702
16 years$2,565$2,171$1,830$1,536$1,284$584
17 years$2,389$2,000$1,665$1,380$1,139$488
18 years$2,233$1,848$1,520$1,243$1,013$408
19 years$2,093$1,713$1,391$1,124$902$341
20 years$1,968$1,591$1,277$1,018$806$286
21 years$1,854$1,482$1,175$924$721$240
22 years$1,751$1,384$1,082$840$647$202
23 years$1,658$1,294$999$765$580$170
24 years$1,572$1,212$924$697$522$143
25 years$1,493$1,138$856$637$469$120
26 years$1,420$1,069$794$582$423$101
27 years$1,353$1,006$737$533$381$85
28 years$1,290$948$685$488$344$72
29 years$1,233$895$638$448$311$60
30 years$1,179$845$594$411$281$51
31 years$1,128$799$554$378$254$43
32 years$1,081$756$517$347$230$36
33 years$1,037$716$483$319$208$31
34 years$995$678$451$294$188$26
35 years$956$643$422$270$170$22
36 years$920$611$394$249$154$18
37 years$885$580$369$229$140$15
38 years$852$551$346$211$127$13
39 years$821$524$324$195$115$11
40 years$792$499$304$180$104$9
41 years$764$475$285$166$95$8
42 years$737$452$267$153$86$7
43 years$712$431$251$141$78$6
44 years$688$411$235$130$71$5
45 years$665$392$221$120$64$4
46 years$643$374$207$111$58$3
47 years$622$356$195$103$53$3
48 years$603$340$183$95$48$2
49 years$584$325$172$88$44$2
50 years$565$310$162$81$40$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $579,000, adding $3,936 every year, while hoping to spend $21,445 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: 52/39/9 Blend
65$579,000$579,000$579,000$579,000
66$642,118$611,431$602,456$673,834
67$684,797$618,574$599,821$702,988
68$731,110$625,348$596,379$732,033
69$781,406$631,712$592,081$763,114
70$836,067$637,624$586,873$796,428
71$895,515$643,037$580,702$832,194
72$960,212$647,901$573,511$870,651
73$1,030,670$652,164$565,240$912,064
74$1,107,449$655,770$555,826$956,726
75$1,191,166$658,660$545,203$1,004,960
76$1,282,501$660,771$533,304$1,057,125
77$1,382,202$662,034$520,055$1,113,613
78$1,491,092$662,380$505,383$1,174,862
79$1,610,078$661,731$489,208$1,241,352
80$1,740,159$660,008$471,449$1,313,615
81$1,882,431$657,125$452,018$1,392,237
82$2,038,106$652,991$430,828$1,477,866
83$2,208,515$647,510$407,783$1,571,217
84$2,395,125$640,580$382,786$1,673,081
85$2,599,552$632,092$355,733$1,784,329
86$2,823,575$621,933$326,518$1,905,923
87$3,069,152$609,980$295,029$2,038,927
88$3,338,441$596,105$261,148$2,184,513
89$3,633,819$580,171$224,754$2,343,976
90$3,957,904$562,035$185,718$2,518,746
91$4,313,579$541,543$143,908$2,710,400
92$4,704,019$518,534$99,185$2,920,678
93$5,132,724$492,837$51,402$3,151,503
94$5,603,547$464,271$409$3,404,995
95$6,120,733$432,645$0$3,683,493
96$6,688,960$397,756$0$3,994,767
97$7,313,379$359,391$0$4,336,857
98$7,999,666$317,324$0$4,712,884
99$8,754,075$271,316$0$5,126,334
100$9,583,494$221,114$0$5,581,052