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:
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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%15.2%
1 years$51,529$51,070$50,623$50,185$49,759$48,694
2 years$25,510$25,034$24,574$24,128$23,695$22,627
3 years$16,837$16,360$15,901$15,459$15,033$13,996
4 years$12,502$12,027$11,572$11,137$10,722$9,723
5 years$9,902$9,429$8,980$8,554$8,150$7,194
6 years$8,169$7,699$7,257$6,841$6,449$5,535
7 years$6,931$6,466$6,031$5,624$5,245$4,373
8 years$6,004$5,543$5,115$4,718$4,351$3,521
9 years$5,283$4,826$4,405$4,019$3,664$2,876
10 years$4,706$4,254$3,841$3,464$3,122$2,375
11 years$4,235$3,787$3,381$3,015$2,685$1,978
12 years$3,842$3,399$3,001$2,645$2,327$1,658
13 years$3,510$3,072$2,681$2,335$2,029$1,398
14 years$3,226$2,792$2,409$2,073$1,779$1,184
15 years$2,980$2,551$2,175$1,848$1,566$1,007
16 years$2,765$2,340$1,972$1,655$1,384$859
17 years$2,575$2,155$1,794$1,487$1,227$734
18 years$2,407$1,991$1,638$1,340$1,091$629
19 years$2,256$1,846$1,499$1,211$973$540
20 years$2,121$1,715$1,376$1,097$869$464
21 years$1,999$1,597$1,266$995$777$400
22 years$1,888$1,491$1,167$905$697$344
23 years$1,786$1,395$1,077$824$626$297
24 years$1,694$1,307$996$752$562$257
25 years$1,609$1,226$923$686$506$222
26 years$1,530$1,153$856$628$456$192
27 years$1,458$1,085$795$575$411$166
28 years$1,391$1,022$739$526$371$144
29 years$1,328$964$687$483$335$124
30 years$1,270$911$640$443$302$108
31 years$1,216$861$597$407$273$93
32 years$1,165$814$557$374$247$81
33 years$1,117$771$520$344$224$70
34 years$1,073$731$486$316$203$61
35 years$1,031$693$454$291$184$53
36 years$991$658$425$268$166$46
37 years$954$625$398$247$151$40
38 years$918$594$372$228$137$34
39 years$885$565$349$210$124$30
40 years$853$537$327$194$112$26
41 years$823$512$307$179$102$22
42 years$794$487$288$165$93$19
43 years$767$464$270$152$84$17
44 years$741$443$253$141$76$15
45 years$717$422$238$130$69$13
46 years$693$403$223$120$63$11
47 years$671$384$210$111$57$10
48 years$649$367$197$102$52$8
49 years$629$350$185$95$47$7
50 years$609$335$174$87$43$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $624,000, adding $2,683 every year, while hoping to spend $39,136 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: 59/32/9 Blend
65$624,000$624,000$624,000$624,000
66$690,416$657,344$647,672$729,576
67$719,197$647,913$627,728$746,772
68$749,604$636,709$605,805$760,844
69$781,758$623,602$581,794$775,224
70$815,797$608,458$555,584$789,944
71$851,868$591,132$527,056$805,041
72$890,133$571,473$496,087$820,557
73$930,770$549,318$462,549$836,543
74$973,972$524,498$426,307$853,054
75$1,019,950$496,832$387,222$870,154
76$1,068,937$466,129$345,147$887,918
77$1,121,188$432,188$299,927$906,427
78$1,176,979$394,795$251,405$925,777
79$1,236,615$353,724$199,412$946,074
80$1,300,432$308,739$143,774$967,441
81$1,368,795$259,586$84,309$990,013
82$1,442,106$205,999$20,827$1,013,945
83$1,520,806$147,699$0$1,039,412
84$1,605,379$84,387$0$1,071,114
85$1,696,356$15,750$0$1,107,195
86$1,794,320$0$0$1,145,918
87$1,899,913$0$0$1,208,199
88$2,013,836$0$0$1,281,417
89$2,136,865$0$0$1,360,527
90$2,269,847$0$0$1,446,082
91$2,413,716$0$0$1,538,687
92$2,569,499$0$0$1,639,008
93$2,738,324$0$0$1,747,778
94$2,921,431$0$0$1,865,803
95$3,120,184$0$0$1,993,968
96$3,336,085$0$0$2,133,249
97$3,570,783$0$0$2,284,717
98$3,826,095$0$0$2,449,552
99$4,104,018$0$0$2,629,052
100$4,406,750$0$0$2,824,644