Can I retire at age 67 with 479,000?

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 $479,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.6%
1 years$39,555$39,203$38,859$38,524$38,196$37,018
2 years$19,582$19,217$18,864$18,521$18,189$17,012
3 years$12,925$12,559$12,206$11,867$11,540$10,401
4 years$9,597$9,232$8,883$8,549$8,230$7,139
5 years$7,601$7,238$6,893$6,567$6,256$5,215
6 years$6,271$5,910$5,571$5,251$4,951$3,960
7 years$5,321$4,963$4,630$4,317$4,026$3,087
8 years$4,609$4,255$3,926$3,622$3,340$2,451
9 years$4,055$3,704$3,382$3,085$2,813$1,973
10 years$3,612$3,265$2,948$2,659$2,397$1,605
11 years$3,251$2,907$2,596$2,314$2,061$1,316
12 years$2,949$2,609$2,303$2,030$1,786$1,086
13 years$2,694$2,358$2,058$1,792$1,558$901
14 years$2,476$2,143$1,849$1,591$1,365$751
15 years$2,287$1,958$1,670$1,419$1,202$628
16 years$2,122$1,796$1,514$1,270$1,062$526
17 years$1,977$1,654$1,377$1,141$942$442
18 years$1,847$1,529$1,257$1,029$838$372
19 years$1,732$1,417$1,151$929$747$314
20 years$1,628$1,317$1,056$842$667$265
21 years$1,534$1,226$972$764$597$224
22 years$1,449$1,145$896$695$535$189
23 years$1,371$1,071$827$633$480$160
24 years$1,300$1,003$765$577$432$136
25 years$1,235$941$708$527$388$115
26 years$1,175$885$657$482$350$98
27 years$1,119$833$610$441$315$83
28 years$1,068$785$567$404$285$70
29 years$1,020$740$528$371$257$60
30 years$975$699$492$340$232$51
31 years$933$661$458$312$210$43
32 years$894$625$428$287$190$37
33 years$858$592$399$264$172$31
34 years$823$561$373$243$156$26
35 years$791$532$349$224$141$22
36 years$761$505$326$206$128$19
37 years$732$480$305$190$116$16
38 years$705$456$286$175$105$14
39 years$679$434$268$161$95$12
40 years$655$413$251$149$86$10
41 years$632$393$235$137$78$8
42 years$610$374$221$127$71$7
43 years$589$356$207$117$64$6
44 years$569$340$195$108$59$5
45 years$550$324$183$100$53$4
46 years$532$309$172$92$48$4
47 years$515$295$161$85$44$3
48 years$498$282$151$79$40$3
49 years$483$269$142$73$36$2
50 years$468$257$134$67$33$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 67 starting with $479,000, adding $5,291 every year, while hoping to spend $34,854 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: 67/19/14 Blend
66$479,000$479,000$479,000$479,000
67$533,316$507,929$500,504$566,972
68$550,629$495,733$480,187$577,888
69$568,541$481,771$458,020$585,219
70$587,075$465,920$433,907$592,354
71$606,256$448,050$407,742$599,271
72$626,112$428,022$379,419$605,947
73$646,670$405,690$348,825$612,358
74$667,962$380,900$315,841$618,477
75$690,017$353,488$280,346$624,278
76$712,872$323,281$242,210$629,734
77$736,560$290,098$201,299$634,814
78$761,120$253,744$157,474$639,488
79$786,593$214,015$110,587$643,724
80$813,020$170,697$60,487$647,489
81$840,449$123,561$7,014$650,749
82$868,926$72,368$0$653,466
83$898,506$16,863$0$663,082
84$929,242$0$0$673,684
85$961,194$0$0$693,248
86$994,427$0$0$717,267
87$1,029,008$0$0$742,265
88$1,065,010$0$0$768,296
89$1,102,512$0$0$795,417
90$1,141,599$0$0$823,690
91$1,182,362$0$0$853,182
92$1,224,898$0$0$883,965
93$1,269,314$0$0$916,116
94$1,315,725$0$0$949,719
95$1,364,252$0$0$984,864
96$1,415,031$0$0$1,021,650
97$1,468,205$0$0$1,060,182
98$1,523,932$0$0$1,100,576
99$1,582,381$0$0$1,142,956
100$1,643,736$0$0$1,187,458