Can I retire at age 65 with 797,000?

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 $797,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.3%
1 years$65,816$65,229$64,657$64,099$63,554$61,177
2 years$32,582$31,975$31,387$30,817$30,264$27,897
3 years$21,506$20,896$20,309$19,745$19,201$16,917
4 years$15,968$15,361$14,780$14,225$13,694$11,512
5 years$12,647$12,043$11,470$10,926$10,410$8,335
6 years$10,433$9,834$9,269$8,738$8,237$6,270
7 years$8,853$8,259$7,703$7,184$6,699$4,840
8 years$7,668$7,079$6,533$6,026$5,557$3,805
9 years$6,747$6,164$5,627$5,133$4,680$3,031
10 years$6,011$5,433$4,905$4,425$3,988$2,440
11 years$5,409$4,837$4,319$3,851$3,430$1,979
12 years$4,907$4,341$3,833$3,378$2,972$1,615
13 years$4,483$3,923$3,424$2,982$2,592$1,324
14 years$4,120$3,566$3,077$2,647$2,272$1,090
15 years$3,806$3,258$2,778$2,361$2,000$900
16 years$3,531$2,989$2,519$2,114$1,768$746
17 years$3,289$2,753$2,292$1,899$1,568$619
18 years$3,074$2,544$2,092$1,712$1,394$514
19 years$2,882$2,357$1,915$1,547$1,242$428
20 years$2,709$2,191$1,758$1,401$1,110$357
21 years$2,553$2,040$1,617$1,271$993$298
22 years$2,411$1,905$1,490$1,156$890$248
23 years$2,282$1,781$1,376$1,053$799$207
24 years$2,163$1,669$1,272$960$718$173
25 years$2,055$1,566$1,178$877$646$145
26 years$1,955$1,472$1,093$802$582$121
27 years$1,862$1,385$1,015$734$525$102
28 years$1,776$1,305$944$672$474$85
29 years$1,697$1,232$878$617$428$71
30 years$1,622$1,163$818$566$386$60
31 years$1,553$1,099$762$520$349$50
32 years$1,488$1,040$711$478$316$42
33 years$1,427$985$664$439$286$35
34 years$1,370$934$621$404$259$29
35 years$1,316$886$580$372$234$25
36 years$1,266$841$543$343$212$21
37 years$1,218$798$508$316$193$17
38 years$1,173$759$476$291$175$14
39 years$1,130$721$446$268$158$12
40 years$1,090$686$418$247$144$10
41 years$1,051$653$392$228$130$9
42 years$1,015$622$367$211$118$7
43 years$980$593$345$194$107$6
44 years$947$565$324$180$97$5
45 years$915$539$304$166$88$4
46 years$885$514$285$153$80$4
47 years$857$491$268$142$73$3
48 years$829$468$252$131$66$2
49 years$803$447$237$121$60$2
50 years$778$427$223$112$55$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $797,000, adding $4,768 every year, while hoping to spend $52,410 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: 61/30/9 Blend
64$797,000$797,000$797,000$797,000
65$883,212$840,971$828,618$935,047
66$917,536$826,415$800,613$955,785
67$953,604$809,389$769,913$971,958
68$991,540$789,717$736,372$988,293
69$1,031,475$767,212$699,840$1,004,808
70$1,073,557$741,676$660,155$1,021,522
71$1,117,942$712,900$617,153$1,038,462
72$1,164,803$680,663$570,659$1,055,658
73$1,214,328$644,731$520,491$1,073,145
74$1,266,723$604,856$466,460$1,090,965
75$1,322,210$560,776$408,368$1,109,169
76$1,381,035$512,213$346,008$1,127,815
77$1,443,465$458,876$279,164$1,146,970
78$1,509,792$400,454$207,609$1,166,713
79$1,580,335$336,621$131,109$1,187,134
80$1,655,446$267,032$49,417$1,208,336
81$1,735,506$191,321$0$1,230,439
82$1,820,935$109,103$0$1,257,205
83$1,912,192$19,971$0$1,290,463
84$2,009,782$0$0$1,325,665
85$2,114,256$0$0$1,388,296
86$2,226,220$0$0$1,462,522
87$2,346,338$0$0$1,542,197
88$2,475,340$0$0$1,627,810
89$2,614,023$0$0$1,719,897
90$2,763,268$0$0$1,819,048
91$2,924,039$0$0$1,925,909
92$3,097,393$0$0$2,041,191
93$3,284,496$0$0$2,165,676
94$3,486,625$0$0$2,300,221
95$3,705,185$0$0$2,445,769
96$3,941,721$0$0$2,603,357
97$4,197,929$0$0$2,774,126
98$4,475,676$0$0$2,959,327
99$4,777,014$0$0$3,160,339
100$5,104,201$0$0$3,378,678