Can I retire at age 75 with 481,000?

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 $481,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.2%
1 years$39,721$39,367$39,022$38,685$38,356$37,083
2 years$19,664$19,297$18,942$18,598$18,265$16,995
3 years$12,979$12,611$12,257$11,916$11,588$10,361
4 years$9,637$9,270$8,920$8,585$8,265$7,090
5 years$7,633$7,268$6,922$6,594$6,283$5,163
6 years$6,297$5,935$5,594$5,273$4,971$3,908
7 years$5,343$4,984$4,649$4,335$4,043$3,035
8 years$4,628$4,272$3,943$3,637$3,354$2,402
9 years$4,072$3,720$3,396$3,098$2,825$1,926
10 years$3,628$3,279$2,960$2,670$2,407$1,561
11 years$3,264$2,919$2,606$2,324$2,070$1,275
12 years$2,962$2,620$2,313$2,038$1,794$1,048
13 years$2,706$2,368$2,067$1,800$1,564$866
14 years$2,487$2,152$1,857$1,598$1,371$719
15 years$2,297$1,966$1,676$1,425$1,207$598
16 years$2,131$1,804$1,520$1,276$1,067$499
17 years$1,985$1,661$1,383$1,146$946$418
18 years$1,855$1,535$1,263$1,033$841$350
19 years$1,739$1,423$1,156$933$750$294
20 years$1,635$1,322$1,061$845$670$247
21 years$1,541$1,231$976$767$599$208
22 years$1,455$1,149$899$698$537$175
23 years$1,377$1,075$830$635$482$147
24 years$1,306$1,007$768$579$433$124
25 years$1,240$945$711$529$390$105
26 years$1,180$888$660$484$351$88
27 years$1,124$836$613$443$317$75
28 years$1,072$788$569$406$286$63
29 years$1,024$743$530$372$258$53
30 years$979$702$494$341$233$45
31 years$937$664$460$314$211$38
32 years$898$628$429$288$191$32
33 years$861$595$401$265$173$27
34 years$827$564$375$244$156$23
35 years$794$534$350$224$142$19
36 years$764$507$328$207$128$16
37 years$735$482$307$190$116$14
38 years$708$458$287$176$105$12
39 years$682$435$269$162$96$10
40 years$658$414$252$149$87$8
41 years$634$394$236$138$79$7
42 years$612$376$222$127$71$6
43 years$591$358$208$117$65$5
44 years$571$341$195$108$59$4
45 years$552$325$183$100$53$4
46 years$534$310$172$92$48$3
47 years$517$296$162$85$44$3
48 years$501$283$152$79$40$2
49 years$485$270$143$73$36$2
50 years$470$258$134$67$33$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 75 starting with $481,000, adding $5,761 every year, while hoping to spend $34,053 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: 55/33/12 Blend
74$481,000$481,000$481,000$481,000
75$536,004$510,511$503,056$563,532
76$554,445$499,294$483,676$571,639
77$573,625$486,386$462,506$576,258
78$593,584$471,669$439,449$580,490
79$614,364$455,015$414,406$584,307
80$636,012$436,293$387,271$587,677
81$658,575$415,362$357,934$590,567
82$682,107$392,072$326,283$592,944
83$706,665$366,267$292,196$594,773
84$732,310$337,779$255,549$596,018
85$759,107$306,432$216,212$596,641
86$787,130$272,040$174,049$596,606
87$816,454$234,407$128,916$595,874
88$847,164$193,325$80,667$594,404
89$879,350$148,573$29,145$592,157
90$913,112$99,921$0$589,093
91$948,555$47,123$0$588,478
92$985,796$0$0$591,161
93$1,024,961$0$0$597,049
94$1,066,187$0$0$621,274
95$1,109,623$0$0$646,815
96$1,155,433$0$0$673,770
97$1,203,793$0$0$702,245
98$1,254,897$0$0$732,357
99$1,308,955$0$0$764,232
100$1,366,199$0$0$798,010