Can I retire at age 80 with 521,000?

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 $521,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.6%
1 years$43,024$42,640$42,267$41,902$41,545$41,094
2 years$21,299$20,902$20,518$20,145$19,783$19,329
3 years$14,058$13,660$13,276$12,907$12,551$12,108
4 years$10,439$10,041$9,662$9,299$8,952$8,523
5 years$8,267$7,873$7,498$7,142$6,805$6,392
6 years$6,820$6,429$6,059$5,712$5,385$4,988
7 years$5,787$5,399$5,035$4,696$4,379$3,999
8 years$5,013$4,628$4,270$3,939$3,633$3,269
9 years$4,411$4,029$3,678$3,355$3,059$2,711
10 years$3,929$3,552$3,207$2,892$2,607$2,275
11 years$3,536$3,162$2,823$2,517$2,242$1,925
12 years$3,208$2,838$2,505$2,208$1,943$1,642
13 years$2,931$2,565$2,238$1,949$1,694$1,408
14 years$2,693$2,331$2,011$1,730$1,485$1,214
15 years$2,488$2,130$1,816$1,543$1,308$1,050
16 years$2,308$1,954$1,646$1,382$1,156$912
17 years$2,150$1,799$1,498$1,242$1,025$794
18 years$2,009$1,663$1,368$1,119$911$694
19 years$1,884$1,541$1,252$1,011$812$607
20 years$1,771$1,432$1,149$916$725$532
21 years$1,669$1,334$1,057$831$649$467
22 years$1,576$1,245$974$756$582$411
23 years$1,492$1,164$899$688$522$361
24 years$1,414$1,091$832$628$469$319
25 years$1,343$1,024$770$573$422$281
26 years$1,278$962$714$524$381$248
27 years$1,217$906$663$480$343$219
28 years$1,161$853$617$440$310$194
29 years$1,109$805$574$403$280$171
30 years$1,061$760$535$370$253$152
31 years$1,015$719$498$340$228$134
32 years$973$680$465$312$207$119
33 years$933$644$434$287$187$105
34 years$896$610$406$264$169$93
35 years$861$579$379$243$153$83
36 years$827$550$355$224$139$73
37 years$796$522$332$206$126$65
38 years$767$496$311$190$114$58
39 years$739$472$291$175$103$51
40 years$712$449$273$162$94$45
41 years$687$427$256$149$85$40
42 years$663$407$240$138$77$36
43 years$641$388$225$127$70$32
44 years$619$369$212$117$64$28
45 years$598$352$199$108$58$25
46 years$579$336$187$100$52$22
47 years$560$321$175$93$48$20
48 years$542$306$165$85$43$17
49 years$525$292$155$79$39$15
50 years$509$279$146$73$36$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 80 starting with $521,000, adding $2,112 every year, while hoping to spend $22,730 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: 50/28/22 Blend
79$521,000$521,000$521,000$521,000
80$576,321$548,708$540,632$601,485
81$610,921$551,410$534,559$621,863
82$648,288$553,482$527,520$641,516
83$688,681$554,871$519,460$662,405
84$732,384$555,517$510,319$684,655
85$779,709$555,358$500,036$708,406
86$830,998$554,330$488,546$733,814
87$886,629$552,361$475,781$761,050
88$947,016$549,378$461,671$790,306
89$1,012,617$545,303$446,142$821,792
90$1,083,932$540,051$429,117$855,744
91$1,161,515$533,535$410,514$892,421
92$1,245,972$525,661$390,249$932,111
93$1,337,973$516,330$368,233$975,134
94$1,438,252$505,436$344,375$1,021,843
95$1,547,619$492,868$318,577$1,072,630
96$1,666,966$478,508$290,739$1,127,927
97$1,797,273$462,232$260,756$1,188,216
98$1,939,621$443,906$228,516$1,254,027
99$2,095,197$423,392$193,906$1,325,948
100$2,265,310$400,542$156,806$1,404,629