Can I retire at age 66 with 509,000?

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 $509,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.7%
1 years$42,033$41,658$41,293$40,937$40,588$39,321
2 years$20,808$20,421$20,045$19,681$19,328$18,062
3 years$13,734$13,345$12,971$12,610$12,262$11,038
4 years$10,198$9,810$9,439$9,085$8,746$7,572
5 years$8,077$7,691$7,325$6,978$6,648$5,529
6 years$6,663$6,280$5,920$5,580$5,261$4,196
7 years$5,654$5,274$4,919$4,588$4,278$3,269
8 years$4,897$4,521$4,172$3,849$3,549$2,594
9 years$4,309$3,936$3,593$3,278$2,989$2,087
10 years$3,839$3,470$3,133$2,826$2,547$1,697
11 years$3,454$3,089$2,758$2,459$2,190$1,390
12 years$3,134$2,772$2,448$2,157$1,898$1,147
13 years$2,863$2,505$2,187$1,904$1,655$951
14 years$2,631$2,277$1,965$1,691$1,451$792
15 years$2,431$2,080$1,774$1,508$1,277$661
16 years$2,255$1,909$1,608$1,350$1,129$554
17 years$2,100$1,758$1,464$1,213$1,001$465
18 years$1,963$1,624$1,336$1,093$890$391
19 years$1,840$1,505$1,223$988$793$330
20 years$1,730$1,399$1,123$895$709$278
21 years$1,630$1,303$1,033$812$634$235
22 years$1,540$1,216$952$738$568$198
23 years$1,457$1,138$879$672$510$168
24 years$1,382$1,066$813$613$459$142
25 years$1,312$1,000$753$560$413$120
26 years$1,248$940$698$512$372$102
27 years$1,189$885$648$469$335$86
28 years$1,134$834$603$429$302$73
29 years$1,084$787$561$394$273$62
30 years$1,036$743$522$361$247$53
31 years$992$702$487$332$223$45
32 years$950$664$454$305$202$38
33 years$912$629$424$280$183$32
34 years$875$596$396$258$165$27
35 years$841$566$371$238$150$23
36 years$808$537$347$219$136$20
37 years$778$510$324$202$123$17
38 years$749$485$304$186$111$14
39 years$722$461$285$171$101$12
40 years$696$438$267$158$92$10
41 years$671$417$250$146$83$9
42 years$648$397$235$135$75$7
43 years$626$379$220$124$69$6
44 years$605$361$207$115$62$5
45 years$585$344$194$106$56$5
46 years$565$328$182$98$51$4
47 years$547$313$171$90$47$3
48 years$530$299$161$84$42$3
49 years$513$286$151$77$38$2
50 years$497$273$142$71$35$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $509,000, adding $2,576 every year, while hoping to spend $36,786 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: 50/36/14 Blend
65$509,000$509,000$509,000$509,000
66$563,575$536,598$528,709$589,475
67$581,920$523,751$507,280$594,696
68$600,903$509,042$483,901$596,308
69$620,550$492,341$458,467$597,240
70$640,890$473,509$430,870$597,439
71$661,951$452,401$400,994$596,849
72$683,764$428,864$368,722$595,412
73$706,363$402,733$333,929$593,068
74$729,782$373,837$296,486$589,750
75$754,058$341,993$256,256$585,392
76$779,230$307,008$213,098$579,922
77$805,339$268,679$166,865$573,264
78$832,431$226,792$117,402$565,339
79$860,551$181,117$64,547$556,064
80$889,751$131,415$8,134$545,353
81$920,085$77,434$0$533,113
82$951,609$18,903$0$527,027
83$984,385$0$0$521,019
84$1,018,479$0$0$531,408
85$1,053,962$0$0$550,021
86$1,090,910$0$0$569,412
87$1,129,404$0$0$589,624
88$1,169,532$0$0$610,705
89$1,211,388$0$0$632,706
90$1,255,074$0$0$655,682
91$1,300,700$0$0$679,692
92$1,348,384$0$0$704,801
93$1,398,256$0$0$731,078
94$1,450,452$0$0$758,598
95$1,505,125$0$0$787,444
96$1,562,436$0$0$817,703
97$1,622,562$0$0$849,471
98$1,685,694$0$0$882,854
99$1,752,042$0$0$917,963
100$1,821,830$0$0$954,924