Can I retire at age 75 with 496,000?

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 $496,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$40,959$40,594$40,238$39,891$39,552$39,352
2 years$20,277$19,899$19,533$19,178$18,834$18,633
3 years$13,384$13,004$12,639$12,288$11,949$11,752
4 years$9,938$9,560$9,198$8,853$8,522$8,331
5 years$7,871$7,495$7,138$6,800$6,478$6,294
6 years$6,493$6,120$5,769$5,438$5,126$4,948
7 years$5,510$5,140$4,794$4,471$4,169$3,998
8 years$4,772$4,406$4,066$3,750$3,459$3,294
9 years$4,199$3,836$3,502$3,194$2,913$2,755
10 years$3,741$3,381$3,053$2,754$2,482$2,331
11 years$3,366$3,010$2,688$2,397$2,134$1,990
12 years$3,054$2,702$2,385$2,102$1,850$1,712
13 years$2,790$2,441$2,131$1,856$1,613$1,481
14 years$2,564$2,219$1,915$1,647$1,414$1,289
15 years$2,368$2,027$1,729$1,469$1,245$1,126
16 years$2,197$1,860$1,567$1,315$1,100$987
17 years$2,047$1,713$1,426$1,182$976$868
18 years$1,913$1,583$1,302$1,065$867$765
19 years$1,793$1,467$1,192$962$773$676
20 years$1,686$1,363$1,094$872$691$599
21 years$1,589$1,270$1,006$791$618$531
22 years$1,500$1,185$927$719$554$472
23 years$1,420$1,109$856$655$497$420
24 years$1,346$1,039$792$597$447$374
25 years$1,279$975$733$546$402$334
26 years$1,216$916$680$499$362$298
27 years$1,159$862$632$457$327$266
28 years$1,105$812$587$418$295$238
29 years$1,056$766$546$384$266$213
30 years$1,010$724$509$352$240$190
31 years$966$684$475$323$217$170
32 years$926$647$443$297$197$153
33 years$888$613$413$273$178$137
34 years$853$581$386$251$161$123
35 years$819$551$361$231$146$110
36 years$788$523$338$213$132$99
37 years$758$497$316$196$120$88
38 years$730$472$296$181$109$79
39 years$703$449$277$167$99$71
40 years$678$427$260$154$89$64
41 years$654$407$244$142$81$57
42 years$631$387$229$131$74$52
43 years$610$369$215$121$67$46
44 years$589$352$201$112$61$42
45 years$570$335$189$103$55$37
46 years$551$320$178$95$50$34
47 years$533$305$167$88$45$30
48 years$516$291$157$81$41$27
49 years$500$278$147$75$37$24
50 years$484$266$139$70$34$22

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 75 starting with $496,000, adding $4,305 every year, while hoping to spend $37,529 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: 81/6/13 Blend
74$496,000$496,000$496,000$496,000
75$551,033$524,745$517,057$593,960
76$567,307$510,527$494,447$608,544
77$583,984$494,354$469,823$619,217
78$601,065$476,091$443,076$629,837
79$618,549$455,596$414,095$640,381
80$636,437$432,715$382,763$650,822
81$654,725$407,290$348,957$661,132
82$673,410$379,150$312,550$671,280
83$692,485$348,116$273,408$681,231
84$711,943$313,998$231,392$690,948
85$731,774$276,597$186,356$700,390
86$751,965$235,700$138,149$709,511
87$772,501$191,085$86,612$718,263
88$793,361$142,513$31,579$726,592
89$814,525$89,737$0$734,438
90$835,965$32,493$0$745,504
91$857,650$0$0$760,873
92$879,544$0$0$778,056
93$901,605$0$0$797,526
94$923,785$0$0$817,096
95$946,030$0$0$836,716
96$968,276$0$0$856,330
97$990,452$0$0$875,873
98$1,012,478$0$0$895,275
99$1,034,262$0$0$914,453
100$1,055,701$0$0$933,314