Can I retire at age 66 with 457,000?

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 $457,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.2%
1 years$37,739$37,402$37,075$36,754$36,442$36,106
2 years$18,682$18,335$17,997$17,670$17,353$17,015
3 years$12,331$11,982$11,645$11,322$11,010$10,680
4 years$9,156$8,808$8,475$8,157$7,852$7,533
5 years$7,252$6,906$6,577$6,265$5,969$5,661
6 years$5,983$5,639$5,315$5,010$4,723$4,427
7 years$5,076$4,736$4,417$4,119$3,841$3,557
8 years$4,397$4,059$3,746$3,455$3,187$2,914
9 years$3,869$3,534$3,226$2,943$2,684$2,423
10 years$3,447$3,115$2,813$2,537$2,287$2,038
11 years$3,101$2,773$2,476$2,208$1,967$1,729
12 years$2,814$2,489$2,198$1,937$1,704$1,478
13 years$2,571$2,250$1,963$1,710$1,486$1,271
14 years$2,363$2,045$1,764$1,518$1,303$1,098
15 years$2,182$1,868$1,593$1,354$1,147$953
16 years$2,025$1,714$1,444$1,212$1,014$830
17 years$1,886$1,578$1,314$1,089$899$725
18 years$1,762$1,458$1,200$981$799$635
19 years$1,652$1,352$1,098$887$712$557
20 years$1,553$1,256$1,008$803$636$490
21 years$1,464$1,170$927$729$569$431
22 years$1,382$1,092$854$663$510$380
23 years$1,308$1,021$789$604$458$336
24 years$1,241$957$730$551$412$297
25 years$1,178$898$676$503$371$263
26 years$1,121$844$627$460$334$233
27 years$1,068$794$582$421$301$206
28 years$1,019$749$541$386$272$183
29 years$973$706$503$354$245$162
30 years$930$667$469$324$222$144
31 years$890$630$437$298$200$128
32 years$853$597$408$274$181$114
33 years$818$565$381$252$164$101
34 years$786$535$356$232$148$90
35 years$755$508$333$213$134$80
36 years$726$482$311$196$122$71
37 years$698$458$291$181$110$63
38 years$673$435$273$167$100$56
39 years$648$414$256$154$91$50
40 years$625$394$240$142$82$45
41 years$603$375$225$131$75$40
42 years$582$357$211$121$68$35
43 years$562$340$198$112$62$31
44 years$543$324$186$103$56$28
45 years$525$309$174$95$51$25
46 years$508$295$164$88$46$22
47 years$491$281$154$81$42$20
48 years$476$269$145$75$38$18
49 years$461$256$136$69$34$16
50 years$446$245$128$64$31$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $457,000, adding $5,464 every year, while hoping to spend $26,067 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: 29/46/25 Blend
65$457,000$457,000$457,000$457,000
66$509,250$485,029$477,946$519,940
67$533,459$481,060$466,222$524,751
68$559,263$476,024$453,231$527,264
69$586,797$469,839$438,905$529,432
70$616,211$462,422$423,169$531,243
71$647,667$453,682$405,946$532,687
72$681,341$443,525$387,158$533,753
73$717,430$431,850$366,720$534,434
74$756,148$418,551$344,546$534,724
75$797,730$403,514$320,543$534,621
76$842,433$386,622$294,616$534,125
77$890,542$367,746$266,665$533,239
78$942,366$346,754$236,587$531,972
79$998,247$323,505$204,273$530,337
80$1,058,560$297,849$169,608$528,352
81$1,123,718$269,628$132,475$526,042
82$1,194,173$238,676$92,749$523,440
83$1,270,424$204,816$50,300$520,586
84$1,353,017$167,862$4,995$517,531
85$1,442,554$127,617$0$514,334
86$1,539,698$83,873$0$522,635
87$1,645,175$36,411$0$533,129
88$1,759,786$0$0$544,627
89$1,884,412$0$0$564,884
90$2,020,021$0$0$607,046
91$2,167,680$0$0$653,022
92$2,328,560$0$0$703,185
93$2,503,954$0$0$757,946
94$2,695,281$0$0$817,759
95$2,904,104$0$0$883,121
96$3,132,146$0$0$954,582
97$3,381,300$0$0$1,032,746
98$3,653,653$0$0$1,118,277
99$3,951,501$0$0$1,211,909
100$4,277,373$0$0$1,314,447