Can I retire at age 66 with 603,000?

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 $603,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.6%
1 years$49,795$49,352$48,919$48,497$48,084$47,562
2 years$24,651$24,192$23,747$23,316$22,897$22,372
3 years$16,271$15,810$15,366$14,939$14,527$14,014
4 years$12,081$11,622$11,182$10,762$10,361$9,865
5 years$9,569$9,112$8,678$8,267$7,876$7,398
6 years$7,894$7,440$7,013$6,611$6,232$5,773
7 years$6,698$6,248$5,828$5,435$5,068$4,628
8 years$5,802$5,356$4,943$4,559$4,205$3,783
9 years$5,105$4,663$4,257$3,884$3,541$3,138
10 years$4,548$4,111$3,711$3,348$3,017$2,633
11 years$4,092$3,659$3,267$2,913$2,595$2,229
12 years$3,713$3,284$2,900$2,556$2,249$1,900
13 years$3,392$2,968$2,591$2,256$1,961$1,630
14 years$3,117$2,698$2,328$2,003$1,719$1,405
15 years$2,879$2,465$2,102$1,786$1,513$1,216
16 years$2,672$2,261$1,905$1,599$1,338$1,056
17 years$2,488$2,083$1,734$1,437$1,186$919
18 years$2,326$1,924$1,583$1,295$1,054$803
19 years$2,180$1,783$1,449$1,170$940$702
20 years$2,049$1,657$1,330$1,060$840$616
21 years$1,931$1,544$1,223$962$751$541
22 years$1,824$1,441$1,127$874$673$475
23 years$1,726$1,348$1,041$796$605$418
24 years$1,637$1,263$963$726$543$369
25 years$1,555$1,185$892$663$489$325
26 years$1,479$1,114$827$607$440$287
27 years$1,409$1,048$768$555$397$254
28 years$1,344$988$714$509$358$224
29 years$1,284$932$664$466$324$198
30 years$1,227$880$619$428$292$175
31 years$1,175$832$577$393$264$155
32 years$1,126$787$538$361$239$137
33 years$1,080$745$503$332$216$122
34 years$1,037$706$470$306$196$108
35 years$996$670$439$281$177$96
36 years$958$636$411$259$161$85
37 years$922$604$384$239$146$75
38 years$887$574$360$220$132$67
39 years$855$546$337$203$120$59
40 years$824$519$316$187$109$52
41 years$795$494$296$173$99$47
42 years$768$471$278$159$89$41
43 years$741$449$261$147$81$37
44 years$716$428$245$136$74$33
45 years$693$408$230$125$67$29
46 years$670$389$216$116$61$26
47 years$648$371$203$107$55$23
48 years$628$354$191$99$50$20
49 years$608$338$179$91$45$18
50 years$589$323$168$85$41$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $603,000, adding $2,221 every year, while hoping to spend $38,883 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: 38/48/14 Blend
65$603,000$603,000$603,000$603,000
66$666,797$634,838$625,491$689,230
67$693,439$624,574$605,074$695,189
68$721,495$612,504$582,670$697,706
69$751,069$598,498$558,171$699,583
70$782,273$582,419$531,464$700,782
71$815,229$564,122$502,433$701,266
72$850,072$543,453$470,953$700,993
73$886,947$520,249$436,898$699,926
74$926,013$494,339$400,131$698,024
75$967,445$465,540$360,514$695,250
76$1,011,433$433,660$317,900$691,564
77$1,058,184$398,495$272,135$686,929
78$1,107,928$359,830$223,060$681,309
79$1,160,912$317,437$170,508$674,670
80$1,217,409$271,076$114,305$666,980
81$1,277,719$220,493$54,268$658,210
82$1,342,169$165,420$0$648,334
83$1,411,118$105,573$0$638,796
84$1,484,959$40,653$0$636,863
85$1,564,124$0$0$634,441
86$1,649,086$0$0$647,223
87$1,740,365$0$0$684,082
88$1,838,531$0$0$723,781
89$1,944,211$0$0$766,583
90$2,058,091$0$0$812,773
91$2,180,928$0$0$862,666
92$2,313,551$0$0$916,609
93$2,456,872$0$0$974,981
94$2,611,893$0$0$1,038,201
95$2,779,715$0$0$1,106,729
96$2,961,550$0$0$1,181,069
97$3,158,728$0$0$1,261,777
98$3,372,714$0$0$1,349,465
99$3,605,118$0$0$1,444,806
100$3,857,712$0$0$1,548,538