Can I retire at age 65 with 511,000?

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 $511,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$42,198$41,822$41,455$41,097$40,748$39,811
2 years$20,890$20,501$20,124$19,758$19,404$18,465
3 years$13,788$13,398$13,022$12,659$12,311$11,400
4 years$10,238$9,849$9,476$9,120$8,780$7,904
5 years$8,109$7,721$7,354$7,005$6,674$5,835
6 years$6,689$6,305$5,943$5,602$5,281$4,480
7 years$5,676$5,295$4,939$4,606$4,295$3,531
8 years$4,916$4,539$4,188$3,864$3,563$2,837
9 years$4,326$3,952$3,608$3,291$3,001$2,312
10 years$3,854$3,483$3,145$2,837$2,557$1,904
11 years$3,468$3,101$2,769$2,469$2,199$1,582
12 years$3,146$2,783$2,457$2,166$1,906$1,323
13 years$2,874$2,515$2,195$1,912$1,662$1,112
14 years$2,642$2,286$1,973$1,697$1,457$940
15 years$2,440$2,089$1,781$1,514$1,282$796
16 years$2,264$1,916$1,615$1,355$1,133$677
17 years$2,109$1,765$1,469$1,218$1,005$577
18 years$1,971$1,631$1,341$1,097$894$493
19 years$1,847$1,511$1,228$992$796$422
20 years$1,737$1,404$1,127$898$711$362
21 years$1,637$1,308$1,037$815$637$311
22 years$1,546$1,221$955$741$571$267
23 years$1,463$1,142$882$675$512$230
24 years$1,387$1,070$816$616$460$198
25 years$1,317$1,004$756$562$414$170
26 years$1,253$944$701$514$373$147
27 years$1,194$888$651$470$336$126
28 years$1,139$837$605$431$304$109
29 years$1,088$790$563$395$274$94
30 years$1,040$746$524$363$248$81
31 years$996$705$489$333$224$70
32 years$954$667$456$306$203$61
33 years$915$632$426$282$183$52
34 years$879$599$398$259$166$45
35 years$844$568$372$238$150$39
36 years$812$539$348$220$136$34
37 years$781$512$326$202$123$29
38 years$752$486$305$187$112$25
39 years$725$463$286$172$102$22
40 years$699$440$268$159$92$19
41 years$674$419$251$146$84$16
42 years$651$399$236$135$76$14
43 years$628$380$221$125$69$12
44 years$607$362$208$115$62$11
45 years$587$346$195$106$57$9
46 years$568$330$183$98$51$8
47 years$549$315$172$91$47$7
48 years$532$300$162$84$42$6
49 years$515$287$152$77$39$5
50 years$499$274$143$72$35$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $511,000, adding $2,546 every year, while hoping to spend $29,111 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: 41/42/17 Blend
64$511,000$511,000$511,000$511,000
65$565,748$538,665$530,745$586,012
66$592,481$534,086$517,551$596,042
67$620,964$528,307$502,939$603,865
68$651,346$521,238$486,832$611,716
69$683,790$512,784$469,146$619,614
70$718,471$502,846$449,798$627,579
71$755,586$491,316$428,697$635,636
72$795,347$478,081$405,749$643,815
73$837,988$463,023$380,858$652,154
74$883,767$446,015$353,920$660,694
75$932,965$426,923$324,830$669,485
76$985,890$405,606$293,475$678,585
77$1,042,884$381,914$259,740$688,061
78$1,104,319$355,688$223,502$697,991
79$1,170,605$326,762$184,634$708,463
80$1,242,192$294,958$143,004$719,581
81$1,319,574$260,090$98,474$731,460
82$1,403,295$221,960$50,898$744,235
83$1,493,954$180,358$125$758,056
84$1,592,207$135,065$0$773,096
85$1,698,777$85,848$0$799,356
86$1,814,457$32,460$0$827,912
87$1,940,123$0$0$859,022
88$2,076,736$0$0$904,718
89$2,225,353$0$0$970,808
90$2,387,137$0$0$1,042,814
91$2,563,370$0$0$1,121,314
92$2,755,460$0$0$1,206,943
93$2,964,958$0$0$1,300,400
94$3,193,570$0$0$1,402,456
95$3,443,176$0$0$1,513,958
96$3,715,843$0$0$1,635,840
97$4,013,849$0$0$1,769,129
98$4,339,699$0$0$1,914,956
99$4,696,154$0$0$2,074,566
100$5,086,252$0$0$2,249,332