Can I retire at age 67 with 496,000?

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:
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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 $496,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$40,959$40,594$40,238$39,891$39,552$38,424
2 years$20,277$19,899$19,533$19,178$18,834$17,707
3 years$13,384$13,004$12,639$12,288$11,949$10,858
4 years$9,938$9,560$9,198$8,853$8,522$7,475
5 years$7,871$7,495$7,138$6,800$6,478$5,478
6 years$6,493$6,120$5,769$5,438$5,126$4,173
7 years$5,510$5,140$4,794$4,471$4,169$3,264
8 years$4,772$4,406$4,066$3,750$3,459$2,601
9 years$4,199$3,836$3,502$3,194$2,913$2,101
10 years$3,741$3,381$3,053$2,754$2,482$1,716
11 years$3,366$3,010$2,688$2,397$2,134$1,413
12 years$3,054$2,702$2,385$2,102$1,850$1,171
13 years$2,790$2,441$2,131$1,856$1,613$975
14 years$2,564$2,219$1,915$1,647$1,414$816
15 years$2,368$2,027$1,729$1,469$1,245$685
16 years$2,197$1,860$1,567$1,315$1,100$577
17 years$2,047$1,713$1,426$1,182$976$487
18 years$1,913$1,583$1,302$1,065$867$411
19 years$1,793$1,467$1,192$962$773$348
20 years$1,686$1,363$1,094$872$691$295
21 years$1,589$1,270$1,006$791$618$251
22 years$1,500$1,185$927$719$554$213
23 years$1,420$1,109$856$655$497$181
24 years$1,346$1,039$792$597$447$154
25 years$1,279$975$733$546$402$132
26 years$1,216$916$680$499$362$112
27 years$1,159$862$632$457$327$96
28 years$1,105$812$587$418$295$82
29 years$1,056$766$546$384$266$70
30 years$1,010$724$509$352$240$59
31 years$966$684$475$323$217$51
32 years$926$647$443$297$197$43
33 years$888$613$413$273$178$37
34 years$853$581$386$251$161$32
35 years$819$551$361$231$146$27
36 years$788$523$338$213$132$23
37 years$758$497$316$196$120$20
38 years$730$472$296$181$109$17
39 years$703$449$277$167$99$14
40 years$678$427$260$154$89$12
41 years$654$407$244$142$81$10
42 years$631$387$229$131$74$9
43 years$610$369$215$121$67$8
44 years$589$352$201$112$61$7
45 years$570$335$189$103$55$6
46 years$551$320$178$95$50$5
47 years$533$305$167$88$45$4
48 years$516$291$157$81$41$3
49 years$500$278$147$75$37$3
50 years$484$266$139$70$34$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 67 starting with $496,000, adding $3,029 every year, while hoping to spend $37,064 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: 63/29/8 Blend
66$496,000$496,000$496,000$496,000
67$549,716$523,428$515,740$583,266
68$566,352$509,641$493,582$592,243
69$583,442$493,935$469,439$597,434
70$600,993$476,178$443,206$602,153
71$619,013$456,230$414,772$606,352
72$637,508$433,941$384,022$609,979
73$656,483$409,153$350,836$612,983
74$675,943$381,700$315,088$615,304
75$695,892$351,406$276,646$616,880
76$716,332$318,084$235,372$617,647
77$737,264$281,537$191,124$617,532
78$758,690$241,557$143,751$616,461
79$780,607$197,924$93,098$614,353
80$803,012$150,405$39,000$611,122
81$825,901$98,756$0$606,675
82$849,265$42,718$0$602,513
83$873,094$0$0$600,587
84$897,376$0$0$603,208
85$922,095$0$0$619,746
86$947,229$0$0$636,552
87$972,757$0$0$653,612
88$998,650$0$0$670,903
89$1,024,873$0$0$688,403
90$1,051,389$0$0$706,083
91$1,078,151$0$0$723,912
92$1,105,108$0$0$741,852
93$1,132,200$0$0$759,861
94$1,159,358$0$0$777,891
95$1,186,504$0$0$795,887
96$1,213,549$0$0$813,785
97$1,240,392$0$0$831,516
98$1,266,919$0$0$849,000
99$1,293,003$0$0$866,145
100$1,318,498$0$0$882,852