Can I retire at age 75 with 497,000?

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 $497,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.6%
1 years$41,042$40,676$40,320$39,971$39,631$38,879
2 years$20,318$19,939$19,573$19,217$18,872$18,117
3 years$13,411$13,031$12,665$12,313$11,973$11,239
4 years$9,958$9,579$9,217$8,870$8,539$7,832
5 years$7,887$7,510$7,153$6,813$6,492$5,812
6 years$6,506$6,132$5,780$5,449$5,137$4,486
7 years$5,521$5,150$4,803$4,480$4,177$3,557
8 years$4,782$4,415$4,074$3,758$3,466$2,874
9 years$4,207$3,844$3,509$3,201$2,918$2,356
10 years$3,748$3,388$3,059$2,759$2,487$1,953
11 years$3,373$3,016$2,693$2,401$2,139$1,632
12 years$3,060$2,707$2,390$2,106$1,853$1,374
13 years$2,796$2,446$2,135$1,860$1,616$1,163
14 years$2,569$2,224$1,919$1,651$1,417$989
15 years$2,373$2,031$1,732$1,472$1,247$844
16 years$2,202$1,864$1,571$1,318$1,102$723
17 years$2,051$1,716$1,429$1,184$977$621
18 years$1,917$1,586$1,305$1,067$869$534
19 years$1,797$1,470$1,194$964$775$461
20 years$1,689$1,366$1,096$873$692$398
21 years$1,592$1,272$1,008$793$619$344
22 years$1,503$1,188$929$721$555$298
23 years$1,423$1,111$858$656$498$258
24 years$1,349$1,041$793$599$448$224
25 years$1,281$977$735$547$403$195
26 years$1,219$918$682$500$363$169
27 years$1,161$864$633$458$327$147
28 years$1,108$814$588$419$295$128
29 years$1,058$768$548$384$267$111
30 years$1,012$725$510$353$241$97
31 years$968$686$475$324$218$84
32 years$928$649$444$298$197$73
33 years$890$614$414$274$178$64
34 years$854$582$387$252$161$56
35 years$821$552$362$232$146$49
36 years$789$524$338$214$132$42
37 years$760$498$317$197$120$37
38 years$731$473$297$181$109$32
39 years$705$450$278$167$99$28
40 years$679$428$261$154$90$24
41 years$656$407$244$142$81$21
42 years$633$388$229$131$74$19
43 years$611$370$215$121$67$16
44 years$591$352$202$112$61$14
45 years$571$336$190$103$55$12
46 years$552$321$178$96$50$11
47 years$534$306$167$88$45$9
48 years$517$292$157$82$41$8
49 years$501$279$148$75$37$7
50 years$485$266$139$70$34$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 75 starting with $497,000, adding $2,029 every year, while hoping to spend $43,328 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: 68/15/17 Blend
74$497,000$497,000$497,000$497,000
75$549,787$523,446$515,742$584,793
76$559,765$502,994$486,919$587,959
77$569,308$480,088$455,678$586,137
78$578,326$454,562$421,893$583,066
79$586,720$426,239$385,430$578,621
80$594,376$394,935$346,152$572,662
81$601,168$360,454$303,915$565,041
82$606,958$322,586$258,567$555,594
83$611,589$281,115$209,950$544,141
84$614,889$235,807$157,901$530,488
85$616,663$186,417$102,247$514,422
86$616,699$132,688$42,808$495,710
87$614,759$74,346$0$474,098
88$610,578$11,102$0$453,050
89$603,864$0$0$437,051
90$594,291$0$0$427,501
91$581,500$0$0$417,354
92$565,093$0$0$404,479
93$544,626$0$0$388,545
94$519,612$0$0$369,183
95$489,508$0$0$345,989
96$453,716$0$0$318,511
97$411,573$0$0$286,254
98$362,346$0$0$248,667
99$305,225$0$0$205,143
100$239,314$0$0$155,009