Can I retire at age 79 with 570,000?

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 $570,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.1%
1 years$47,070$46,651$46,242$45,842$45,453$45,053
2 years$23,302$22,868$22,447$22,040$21,644$21,241
3 years$15,380$14,945$14,525$14,121$13,732$13,339
4 years$11,420$10,986$10,570$10,173$9,794$9,413
5 years$9,045$8,613$8,203$7,814$7,445$7,078
6 years$7,462$7,033$6,629$6,249$5,891$5,538
7 years$6,331$5,906$5,509$5,138$4,791$4,452
8 years$5,484$5,063$4,672$4,310$3,975$3,650
9 years$4,825$4,408$4,024$3,671$3,347$3,036
10 years$4,299$3,886$3,508$3,164$2,852$2,555
11 years$3,868$3,459$3,089$2,754$2,453$2,169
12 years$3,510$3,105$2,741$2,416$2,126$1,856
13 years$3,206$2,806$2,449$2,133$1,853$1,597
14 years$2,947$2,550$2,200$1,893$1,625$1,381
15 years$2,722$2,330$1,987$1,688$1,431$1,199
16 years$2,525$2,138$1,801$1,512$1,264$1,045
17 years$2,352$1,969$1,639$1,358$1,121$913
18 years$2,198$1,819$1,496$1,224$997$800
19 years$2,061$1,686$1,370$1,106$888$702
20 years$1,937$1,567$1,257$1,002$794$618
21 years$1,826$1,459$1,156$909$710$545
22 years$1,724$1,362$1,066$827$637$481
23 years$1,632$1,274$984$753$571$425
24 years$1,547$1,194$910$687$514$376
25 years$1,470$1,120$843$627$462$333
26 years$1,398$1,053$782$573$416$295
27 years$1,332$991$726$525$375$262
28 years$1,270$934$675$481$339$232
29 years$1,213$881$628$441$306$206
30 years$1,160$832$585$405$276$183
31 years$1,111$786$545$372$250$163
32 years$1,064$744$509$342$226$145
33 years$1,021$705$475$314$205$129
34 years$980$668$444$289$185$115
35 years$942$633$415$266$168$102
36 years$905$601$388$245$152$91
37 years$871$571$363$226$138$81
38 years$839$543$340$208$125$72
39 years$808$516$319$192$113$64
40 years$779$491$299$177$103$57
41 years$752$467$280$163$93$51
42 years$726$445$263$151$85$45
43 years$701$424$247$139$77$40
44 years$677$404$231$128$70$36
45 years$655$385$217$119$63$32
46 years$633$368$204$110$57$29
47 years$613$351$192$101$52$26
48 years$593$335$180$94$47$23
49 years$574$320$169$86$43$20
50 years$557$306$159$80$39$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 79 starting with $570,000, adding $4,687 every year, while hoping to spend $42,304 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: 41/35/24 Blend
78$570,000$570,000$570,000$570,000
79$632,975$602,765$593,930$654,290
80$652,527$587,289$568,815$654,553
81$672,656$569,637$541,441$650,472
82$693,375$549,658$511,688$645,216
83$714,699$527,191$479,430$638,702
84$736,642$502,067$444,534$630,841
85$759,219$474,107$406,865$621,540
86$782,442$443,122$366,278$610,700
87$806,326$408,910$322,624$598,217
88$830,885$371,260$275,745$583,980
89$856,132$329,948$225,479$567,873
90$882,079$284,737$171,655$549,773
91$908,740$235,378$114,094$529,548
92$936,126$181,606$52,610$507,063
93$964,248$123,142$0$482,170
94$993,117$59,691$0$458,047
95$1,022,741$0$0$445,794
96$1,053,129$0$0$435,297
97$1,084,289$0$0$448,099
98$1,116,224$0$0$461,211
99$1,148,939$0$0$474,634
100$1,182,434$0$0$488,367