Can I retire at age 65 with 800,000?

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:
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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 $800,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.8%
1 years$66,063$65,475$64,901$64,340$63,793$63,048
2 years$32,705$32,095$31,505$30,933$30,378$29,628
3 years$21,586$20,975$20,386$19,819$19,273$18,542
4 years$16,029$15,419$14,836$14,278$13,746$13,038
5 years$12,695$12,088$11,513$10,967$10,449$9,768
6 years$10,473$9,871$9,304$8,771$8,268$7,614
7 years$8,886$8,290$7,732$7,211$6,724$6,097
8 years$7,697$7,106$6,557$6,049$5,578$4,978
9 years$6,773$6,187$5,648$5,152$4,698$4,125
10 years$6,033$5,453$4,924$4,441$4,003$3,456
11 years$5,429$4,855$4,335$3,865$3,442$2,922
12 years$4,926$4,357$3,847$3,390$2,983$2,488
13 years$4,500$3,938$3,437$2,993$2,601$2,131
14 years$4,136$3,579$3,088$2,657$2,280$1,834
15 years$3,820$3,270$2,788$2,370$2,008$1,585
16 years$3,544$3,000$2,528$2,122$1,775$1,375
17 years$3,301$2,763$2,300$1,906$1,573$1,196
18 years$3,085$2,553$2,100$1,718$1,399$1,043
19 years$2,892$2,366$1,922$1,552$1,247$911
20 years$2,719$2,199$1,764$1,406$1,114$797
21 years$2,562$2,048$1,623$1,276$997$699
22 years$2,420$1,912$1,496$1,160$893$614
23 years$2,290$1,788$1,381$1,057$802$539
24 years$2,172$1,675$1,277$964$721$475
25 years$2,063$1,572$1,183$880$649$418
26 years$1,962$1,478$1,097$805$584$368
27 years$1,869$1,391$1,019$737$527$325
28 years$1,783$1,310$947$675$475$287
29 years$1,703$1,236$881$619$429$253
30 years$1,628$1,167$821$568$388$224
31 years$1,559$1,104$765$522$351$198
32 years$1,494$1,044$714$479$317$175
33 years$1,433$989$667$441$287$154
34 years$1,375$937$623$406$260$137
35 years$1,321$889$582$373$235$121
36 years$1,271$844$545$344$213$107
37 years$1,223$801$510$317$193$95
38 years$1,177$762$478$292$175$84
39 years$1,134$724$447$269$159$74
40 years$1,094$689$419$248$144$66
41 years$1,055$656$393$229$131$58
42 years$1,019$625$369$211$119$52
43 years$984$595$346$195$108$46
44 years$951$567$325$180$98$41
45 years$919$541$305$166$89$36
46 years$889$516$287$154$81$32
47 years$860$492$269$142$73$28
48 years$833$470$253$131$66$25
49 years$806$449$238$121$60$22
50 years$781$429$224$112$55$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $800,000, adding $4,050 every year, while hoping to spend $39,711 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: 39/39/22 Blend
64$800,000$800,000$800,000$800,000
65$885,778$843,378$830,978$914,386
66$933,875$842,451$816,563$934,477
67$985,547$840,148$800,335$952,141
68$1,041,117$836,359$782,190$970,439
69$1,100,938$830,969$762,021$989,452
70$1,165,401$823,853$739,716$1,009,271
71$1,234,932$814,882$715,157$1,030,000
72$1,310,002$803,918$688,221$1,051,756
73$1,391,125$790,813$658,780$1,074,672
74$1,478,869$775,412$626,698$1,098,898
75$1,573,858$757,551$591,836$1,124,601
76$1,676,775$737,055$554,047$1,151,972
77$1,788,376$713,740$513,177$1,181,225
78$1,909,487$687,411$469,065$1,212,599
79$2,041,021$657,860$421,545$1,246,364
80$2,183,980$624,869$370,441$1,282,820
81$2,339,465$588,208$315,571$1,322,306
82$2,508,691$547,630$256,743$1,365,200
83$2,692,992$502,879$193,758$1,411,925
84$2,893,836$453,679$126,408$1,462,952
85$3,112,841$399,743$54,476$1,518,809
86$3,351,785$340,764$0$1,580,084
87$3,612,626$276,421$0$1,652,665
88$3,897,521$206,372$0$1,746,038
89$4,208,841$130,258$0$1,848,273
90$4,549,200$47,697$0$1,960,339
91$4,921,474$0$0$2,083,306
92$5,328,830$0$0$2,236,262
93$5,774,755$0$0$2,426,212
94$6,263,090$0$0$2,634,335
95$6,798,063$0$0$2,862,447
96$7,384,332$0$0$3,112,548
97$8,027,025$0$0$3,386,841
98$8,731,792$0$0$3,687,751
99$9,504,855$0$0$4,017,950
100$10,353,066$0$0$4,380,382