Can I retire at age 66 with 603,000?

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 $603,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.1%
1 years$49,795$49,352$48,919$48,497$48,084$47,661
2 years$24,651$24,192$23,747$23,316$22,897$22,471
3 years$16,271$15,810$15,366$14,939$14,527$14,111
4 years$12,081$11,622$11,182$10,762$10,361$9,958
5 years$9,569$9,112$8,678$8,267$7,876$7,487
6 years$7,894$7,440$7,013$6,611$6,232$5,858
7 years$6,698$6,248$5,828$5,435$5,068$4,710
8 years$5,802$5,356$4,943$4,559$4,205$3,861
9 years$5,105$4,663$4,257$3,884$3,541$3,212
10 years$4,548$4,111$3,711$3,348$3,017$2,703
11 years$4,092$3,659$3,267$2,913$2,595$2,295
12 years$3,713$3,284$2,900$2,556$2,249$1,963
13 years$3,392$2,968$2,591$2,256$1,961$1,689
14 years$3,117$2,698$2,328$2,003$1,719$1,461
15 years$2,879$2,465$2,102$1,786$1,513$1,268
16 years$2,672$2,261$1,905$1,599$1,338$1,105
17 years$2,488$2,083$1,734$1,437$1,186$966
18 years$2,326$1,924$1,583$1,295$1,054$846
19 years$2,180$1,783$1,449$1,170$940$743
20 years$2,049$1,657$1,330$1,060$840$654
21 years$1,931$1,544$1,223$962$751$576
22 years$1,824$1,441$1,127$874$673$509
23 years$1,726$1,348$1,041$796$605$449
24 years$1,637$1,263$963$726$543$398
25 years$1,555$1,185$892$663$489$352
26 years$1,479$1,114$827$607$440$312
27 years$1,409$1,048$768$555$397$277
28 years$1,344$988$714$509$358$246
29 years$1,284$932$664$466$324$218
30 years$1,227$880$619$428$292$194
31 years$1,175$832$577$393$264$172
32 years$1,126$787$538$361$239$153
33 years$1,080$745$503$332$216$136
34 years$1,037$706$470$306$196$121
35 years$996$670$439$281$177$108
36 years$958$636$411$259$161$96
37 years$922$604$384$239$146$85
38 years$887$574$360$220$132$76
39 years$855$546$337$203$120$68
40 years$824$519$316$187$109$60
41 years$795$494$296$173$99$54
42 years$768$471$278$159$89$48
43 years$741$449$261$147$81$43
44 years$716$428$245$136$74$38
45 years$693$408$230$125$67$34
46 years$670$389$216$116$61$30
47 years$648$371$203$107$55$27
48 years$628$354$191$99$50$24
49 years$608$338$179$91$45$21
50 years$589$323$168$85$41$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $603,000, adding $2,554 every year, while hoping to spend $32,817 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: 77/12/11 Blend
65$603,000$603,000$603,000$603,000
66$667,140$635,181$625,835$716,968
67$700,272$631,388$611,883$746,326
68$735,683$626,309$596,365$774,067
69$773,571$619,847$579,191$803,551
70$814,153$611,898$560,273$834,938
71$857,668$602,352$539,513$868,407
72$904,376$591,093$516,812$904,152
73$954,564$577,998$492,067$942,390
74$1,008,546$562,937$465,168$983,359
75$1,066,668$545,771$436,002$1,027,322
76$1,129,309$526,355$404,448$1,074,568
77$1,196,885$504,533$370,384$1,125,417
78$1,269,854$480,141$333,678$1,180,223
79$1,348,719$453,008$294,196$1,239,376
80$1,434,032$422,949$251,796$1,303,304
81$1,526,401$389,771$206,329$1,372,482
82$1,626,494$353,270$157,640$1,447,435
83$1,735,045$313,229$105,570$1,528,739
84$1,852,861$269,419$49,948$1,617,032
85$1,980,831$221,599$0$1,713,017
86$2,119,932$169,513$0$1,818,576
87$2,271,239$112,893$0$1,939,787
88$2,435,934$51,453$0$2,071,751
89$2,615,318$0$0$2,215,533
90$2,810,823$0$0$2,374,303
91$3,024,025$0$0$2,554,873
92$3,256,658$0$0$2,751,921
93$3,510,631$0$0$2,967,066
94$3,788,047$0$0$3,202,091
95$4,091,218$0$0$3,458,959
96$4,422,691$0$0$3,739,830
97$4,785,270$0$0$4,047,084
98$5,182,044$0$0$4,383,340
99$5,616,412$0$0$4,751,483
100$6,092,118$0$0$5,154,689