Can I retire at age 66 with 601,000?

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 $601,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.9%
1 years$49,630$49,188$48,757$48,336$47,925$47,345
2 years$24,569$24,112$23,668$23,238$22,821$22,238
3 years$16,217$15,757$15,315$14,889$14,479$13,910
4 years$12,041$11,583$11,145$10,727$10,326$9,777
5 years$9,537$9,081$8,649$8,239$7,850$7,321
6 years$7,868$7,416$6,990$6,589$6,211$5,703
7 years$6,676$6,228$5,809$5,417$5,052$4,564
8 years$5,782$5,338$4,926$4,544$4,191$3,725
9 years$5,088$4,648$4,243$3,871$3,529$3,084
10 years$4,533$4,097$3,699$3,337$3,007$2,583
11 years$4,078$3,647$3,257$2,904$2,586$2,182
12 years$3,700$3,274$2,890$2,547$2,241$1,857
13 years$3,381$2,958$2,582$2,249$1,954$1,590
14 years$3,107$2,689$2,320$1,996$1,713$1,367
15 years$2,870$2,456$2,095$1,780$1,508$1,181
16 years$2,663$2,254$1,899$1,594$1,333$1,023
17 years$2,480$2,076$1,728$1,432$1,182$889
18 years$2,318$1,918$1,578$1,291$1,051$775
19 years$2,173$1,778$1,444$1,166$937$677
20 years$2,043$1,652$1,325$1,056$837$592
21 years$1,925$1,539$1,219$959$749$518
22 years$1,818$1,436$1,124$872$671$455
23 years$1,721$1,343$1,037$794$602$399
24 years$1,631$1,259$959$724$542$351
25 years$1,549$1,181$889$661$487$309
26 years$1,474$1,110$824$605$439$272
27 years$1,404$1,045$765$553$396$240
28 years$1,339$984$711$507$357$211
29 years$1,279$929$662$465$322$187
30 years$1,223$877$617$427$291$165
31 years$1,171$829$575$392$263$145
32 years$1,122$784$536$360$238$128
33 years$1,076$743$501$331$216$113
34 years$1,033$704$468$305$195$100
35 years$993$668$438$281$177$89
36 years$955$634$409$258$160$78
37 years$918$602$383$238$145$69
38 years$884$572$359$219$132$61
39 years$852$544$336$202$119$54
40 years$822$518$315$187$108$48
41 years$793$493$295$172$98$43
42 years$765$469$277$159$89$38
43 years$739$447$260$147$81$33
44 years$714$426$244$135$73$29
45 years$690$406$229$125$67$26
46 years$668$388$215$116$61$23
47 years$646$370$202$107$55$20
48 years$625$353$190$99$50$18
49 years$606$337$179$91$45$16
50 years$587$322$168$84$41$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $601,000, adding $4,339 every year, while hoping to spend $24,526 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: 42/34/24 Blend
65$601,000$601,000$601,000$601,000
66$666,778$634,925$625,609$689,937
67$708,694$639,941$620,472$711,917
68$754,063$644,380$614,340$733,034
69$803,212$648,189$607,155$755,416
70$856,499$651,311$598,855$779,193
71$914,320$653,683$589,374$804,510
72$977,108$655,240$578,645$831,528
73$1,045,341$655,915$566,597$860,426
74$1,119,543$655,632$553,156$891,401
75$1,200,292$654,314$538,242$924,675
76$1,288,224$651,877$521,776$960,491
77$1,384,039$648,235$503,671$999,122
78$1,488,505$643,294$483,839$1,040,867
79$1,602,472$636,954$462,186$1,086,062
80$1,726,870$629,110$438,616$1,135,075
81$1,862,726$619,653$413,025$1,188,317
82$2,011,171$608,462$385,308$1,246,243
83$2,173,449$595,415$355,354$1,309,357
84$2,350,928$580,378$323,046$1,378,216
85$2,545,118$563,212$288,263$1,453,439
86$2,757,679$543,768$250,879$1,535,709
87$2,990,439$521,889$210,760$1,625,786
88$3,245,412$497,410$167,769$1,724,506
89$3,524,815$470,155$121,761$1,832,799
90$3,831,092$439,938$72,585$1,951,692
91$4,166,931$406,562$20,084$2,082,319
92$4,535,296$369,821$0$2,225,938
93$4,939,448$329,495$0$2,393,142
94$5,382,984$285,352$0$2,582,352
95$5,869,860$237,147$0$2,790,162
96$6,404,440$184,620$0$3,018,499
97$6,991,525$127,500$0$3,269,488
98$7,636,410$65,496$0$3,545,476
99$8,344,922$0$0$3,849,051
100$9,123,485$0$0$4,183,706