Can I retire at age 66 with 624,000?

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 $624,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.8%
1 years$51,529$51,070$50,623$50,185$49,759$48,575
2 years$25,510$25,034$24,574$24,128$23,695$22,509
3 years$16,837$16,360$15,901$15,459$15,033$13,883
4 years$12,502$12,027$11,572$11,137$10,722$9,615
5 years$9,902$9,429$8,980$8,554$8,150$7,091
6 years$8,169$7,699$7,257$6,841$6,449$5,438
7 years$6,931$6,466$6,031$5,624$5,245$4,282
8 years$6,004$5,543$5,115$4,718$4,351$3,436
9 years$5,283$4,826$4,405$4,019$3,664$2,797
10 years$4,706$4,254$3,841$3,464$3,122$2,301
11 years$4,235$3,787$3,381$3,015$2,685$1,909
12 years$3,842$3,399$3,001$2,645$2,327$1,594
13 years$3,510$3,072$2,681$2,335$2,029$1,339
14 years$3,226$2,792$2,409$2,073$1,779$1,129
15 years$2,980$2,551$2,175$1,848$1,566$956
16 years$2,765$2,340$1,972$1,655$1,384$812
17 years$2,575$2,155$1,794$1,487$1,227$691
18 years$2,407$1,991$1,638$1,340$1,091$589
19 years$2,256$1,846$1,499$1,211$973$504
20 years$2,121$1,715$1,376$1,097$869$431
21 years$1,999$1,597$1,266$995$777$370
22 years$1,888$1,491$1,167$905$697$317
23 years$1,786$1,395$1,077$824$626$272
24 years$1,694$1,307$996$752$562$234
25 years$1,609$1,226$923$686$506$201
26 years$1,530$1,153$856$628$456$173
27 years$1,458$1,085$795$575$411$149
28 years$1,391$1,022$739$526$371$128
29 years$1,328$964$687$483$335$111
30 years$1,270$911$640$443$302$95
31 years$1,216$861$597$407$273$82
32 years$1,165$814$557$374$247$71
33 years$1,117$771$520$344$224$61
34 years$1,073$731$486$316$203$53
35 years$1,031$693$454$291$184$45
36 years$991$658$425$268$166$39
37 years$954$625$398$247$151$34
38 years$918$594$372$228$137$29
39 years$885$565$349$210$124$25
40 years$853$537$327$194$112$22
41 years$823$512$307$179$102$19
42 years$794$487$288$165$93$16
43 years$767$464$270$152$84$14
44 years$741$443$253$141$76$12
45 years$717$422$238$130$69$10
46 years$693$403$223$120$63$9
47 years$671$384$210$111$57$8
48 years$649$367$197$102$52$7
49 years$629$350$185$95$47$6
50 years$609$335$174$87$43$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $624,000, adding $5,637 every year, while hoping to spend $35,416 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: 54/21/25 Blend
65$624,000$624,000$624,000$624,000
66$693,463$660,391$650,719$725,844
67$726,513$655,067$634,835$743,443
68$761,748$648,296$617,233$758,458
69$799,353$639,969$597,817$774,075
70$839,530$629,971$576,487$790,364
71$882,503$618,180$553,140$807,402
72$928,515$604,468$527,667$825,280
73$977,834$588,697$499,954$844,097
74$1,030,754$570,724$469,884$863,965
75$1,087,598$550,396$437,331$885,011
76$1,148,717$527,550$402,166$907,376
77$1,214,502$502,016$364,255$931,219
78$1,285,379$473,612$323,454$956,716
79$1,361,815$442,146$279,617$984,067
80$1,444,325$407,417$232,590$1,013,493
81$1,533,475$369,209$182,211$1,045,242
82$1,629,886$327,297$128,311$1,079,590
83$1,734,241$281,441$70,716$1,116,846
84$1,847,291$231,388$9,242$1,157,354
85$1,969,860$176,872$0$1,201,497
86$2,102,857$117,610$0$1,264,735
87$2,247,280$53,305$0$1,336,117
88$2,404,227$0$0$1,413,759
89$2,574,906$0$0$1,502,087
90$2,760,645$0$0$1,611,666
91$2,962,908$0$0$1,731,048
92$3,183,303$0$0$1,861,189
93$3,423,601$0$0$2,003,141
94$3,685,750$0$0$2,158,065
95$3,971,897$0$0$2,327,234
96$4,284,401$0$0$2,512,054
97$4,625,864$0$0$2,714,070
98$4,999,146$0$0$2,934,984
99$5,407,398$0$0$3,176,670
100$5,854,089$0$0$3,441,190