Can I retire at age 65 with 466,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $466,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$38,482$38,139$37,805$37,478$37,159$36,484
2 years$19,050$18,696$18,352$18,018$17,695$17,017
3 years$12,574$12,218$11,875$11,545$11,226$10,567
4 years$9,337$8,981$8,642$8,317$8,007$7,371
5 years$7,395$7,042$6,706$6,388$6,087$5,476
6 years$6,100$5,750$5,420$5,109$4,816$4,231
7 years$5,176$4,829$4,504$4,200$3,917$3,358
8 years$4,484$4,139$3,820$3,524$3,249$2,717
9 years$3,945$3,604$3,290$3,001$2,736$2,230
10 years$3,514$3,177$2,868$2,587$2,332$1,850
11 years$3,162$2,828$2,525$2,252$2,005$1,549
12 years$2,869$2,538$2,241$1,975$1,738$1,305
13 years$2,621$2,294$2,002$1,744$1,515$1,106
14 years$2,409$2,085$1,799$1,548$1,328$942
15 years$2,225$1,905$1,624$1,380$1,170$805
16 years$2,065$1,748$1,473$1,236$1,034$691
17 years$1,923$1,609$1,340$1,110$917$594
18 years$1,797$1,487$1,223$1,001$815$512
19 years$1,685$1,378$1,120$904$726$442
20 years$1,584$1,281$1,028$819$649$382
21 years$1,493$1,193$945$743$581$331
22 years$1,410$1,114$871$676$520$287
23 years$1,334$1,042$804$615$467$249
24 years$1,265$976$744$561$420$217
25 years$1,201$916$689$513$378$188
26 years$1,143$861$639$469$340$164
27 years$1,089$810$593$429$307$143
28 years$1,039$763$552$393$277$124
29 years$992$720$513$360$250$108
30 years$949$680$478$331$226$94
31 years$908$643$446$304$204$82
32 years$870$608$416$279$185$72
33 years$835$576$388$257$167$63
34 years$801$546$363$236$151$55
35 years$770$518$339$217$137$48
36 years$740$491$317$200$124$42
37 years$712$467$297$185$113$36
38 years$686$444$278$170$102$32
39 years$661$422$261$157$93$28
40 years$637$401$244$145$84$24
41 years$615$382$229$133$76$21
42 years$593$364$215$123$69$19
43 years$573$347$202$114$63$16
44 years$554$330$189$105$57$14
45 years$535$315$178$97$52$12
46 years$518$301$167$90$47$11
47 years$501$287$157$83$43$9
48 years$485$274$147$76$39$8
49 years$470$262$138$71$35$7
50 years$455$250$130$65$32$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $466,000, adding $2,237 every year, while hoping to spend $25,005 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: 58/31/11 Blend
64$466,000$466,000$466,000$466,000
65$515,839$491,141$483,918$544,252
66$541,850$488,602$473,525$561,126
67$569,675$485,101$461,944$576,521
68$599,475$480,563$449,112$592,701
69$631,422$474,911$434,958$609,743
70$665,708$468,063$419,410$627,734
71$702,542$459,930$402,392$646,772
72$742,155$450,420$383,826$666,964
73$784,799$439,434$363,628$688,430
74$830,751$426,870$341,712$711,305
75$880,316$412,615$317,988$735,736
76$933,829$396,554$292,362$761,890
77$991,658$378,563$264,734$789,949
78$1,054,206$358,512$235,002$820,119
79$1,121,918$336,262$203,058$852,626
80$1,195,283$311,668$168,789$887,722
81$1,274,837$284,575$132,079$925,687
82$1,361,172$254,820$92,804$966,832
83$1,454,935$222,231$50,838$1,011,501
84$1,556,843$186,624$6,045$1,060,076
85$1,667,681$147,809$0$1,112,981
86$1,788,314$105,580$0$1,175,589
87$1,919,692$59,725$0$1,244,593
88$2,062,864$10,015$0$1,319,881
89$2,218,982$0$0$1,402,109
90$2,389,313$0$0$1,506,944
91$2,575,254$0$0$1,625,154
92$2,778,341$0$0$1,754,302
93$3,000,265$0$0$1,895,470
94$3,242,890$0$0$2,049,848
95$3,508,266$0$0$2,218,745
96$3,798,650$0$0$2,403,603
97$4,116,528$0$0$2,606,011
98$4,464,637$0$0$2,827,718
99$4,845,993$0$0$3,070,649
100$5,263,915$0$0$3,336,927