Can I retire at age 66 with 1,300,000?

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:
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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 $1,300,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$107,353$106,397$105,464$104,553$103,664$101,035
2 years$53,145$52,155$51,196$50,266$49,364$46,732
3 years$35,078$34,084$33,127$32,206$31,318$28,766
4 years$26,046$25,055$24,108$23,202$22,337$19,884
5 years$20,629$19,644$18,709$17,822$16,980$14,633
6 years$17,018$16,041$15,120$14,252$13,436$11,198
7 years$14,440$13,471$12,564$11,718$10,927$8,797
8 years$12,508$11,547$10,656$9,830$9,065$7,043
9 years$11,005$10,054$9,178$8,373$7,634$5,718
10 years$9,804$8,862$8,001$7,217$6,504$4,692
11 years$8,822$7,889$7,044$6,281$5,594$3,883
12 years$8,004$7,081$6,252$5,509$4,848$3,235
13 years$7,313$6,399$5,585$4,864$4,227$2,709
14 years$6,720$5,817$5,018$4,318$3,706$2,279
15 years$6,208$5,314$4,531$3,851$3,263$1,924
16 years$5,759$4,875$4,108$3,448$2,884$1,629
17 years$5,364$4,490$3,738$3,098$2,557$1,383
18 years$5,014$4,149$3,412$2,792$2,273$1,176
19 years$4,700$3,845$3,124$2,523$2,026$1,002
20 years$4,418$3,573$2,867$2,285$1,810$855
21 years$4,164$3,328$2,637$2,074$1,620$730
22 years$3,932$3,107$2,430$1,885$1,452$625
23 years$3,722$2,906$2,244$1,717$1,303$535
24 years$3,529$2,722$2,075$1,566$1,171$458
25 years$3,352$2,555$1,922$1,430$1,054$393
26 years$3,188$2,401$1,783$1,308$949$337
27 years$3,037$2,260$1,655$1,197$856$289
28 years$2,897$2,129$1,539$1,097$772$248
29 years$2,767$2,009$1,432$1,006$697$213
30 years$2,646$1,897$1,334$923$630$183
31 years$2,533$1,793$1,244$848$570$157
32 years$2,427$1,697$1,160$779$515$135
33 years$2,328$1,607$1,083$716$466$116
34 years$2,235$1,523$1,012$659$422$100
35 years$2,147$1,445$946$607$382$86
36 years$2,065$1,371$885$559$347$74
37 years$1,987$1,302$829$515$314$64
38 years$1,913$1,238$776$475$285$55
39 years$1,843$1,177$727$438$258$47
40 years$1,777$1,120$681$404$234$40
41 years$1,715$1,066$639$372$212$35
42 years$1,655$1,015$599$344$193$30
43 years$1,598$967$562$317$175$26
44 years$1,545$922$528$293$159$22
45 years$1,493$879$496$271$144$19
46 years$1,444$839$466$250$131$16
47 years$1,398$800$437$231$119$14
48 years$1,353$764$411$213$108$12
49 years$1,310$730$386$197$98$10
50 years$1,269$697$363$182$89$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $1,300,000, adding $2,371 every year, while hoping to spend $41,603 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: 76/15/9 Blend
65$1,300,000$1,300,000$1,300,000$1,300,000
66$1,435,046$1,366,146$1,345,996$1,541,825
67$1,537,155$1,388,822$1,346,821$1,635,094
68$1,648,285$1,411,214$1,346,280$1,731,763
69$1,769,312$1,433,266$1,344,283$1,836,537
70$1,901,201$1,454,914$1,340,735$1,950,203
71$2,045,012$1,476,093$1,335,537$2,073,630
72$2,201,912$1,496,732$1,328,588$2,207,778
73$2,373,189$1,516,753$1,319,777$2,353,699
74$2,560,256$1,536,076$1,308,991$2,512,556
75$2,764,672$1,554,613$1,296,112$2,685,630
76$2,988,151$1,572,271$1,281,014$2,874,329
77$3,232,581$1,588,952$1,263,567$3,080,208
78$3,500,042$1,604,548$1,243,634$3,304,979
79$3,792,823$1,618,947$1,221,073$3,550,529
80$4,113,444$1,632,029$1,195,732$3,818,935
81$4,464,682$1,643,665$1,167,456$4,112,488
82$4,849,594$1,653,719$1,136,080$4,433,712
83$5,271,547$1,662,045$1,101,432$4,785,388
84$5,734,248$1,668,489$1,063,334$5,170,581
85$6,241,783$1,672,887$1,021,597$5,592,669
86$6,798,649$1,675,062$976,025$6,055,373
87$7,409,802$1,674,831$926,413$6,562,796
88$8,080,700$1,671,996$872,546$7,119,458
89$8,817,355$1,666,348$814,200$7,730,341
90$9,626,390$1,657,664$751,140$8,400,934
91$10,515,102$1,645,709$683,123$9,137,290
92$11,491,527$1,630,233$609,892$9,946,077
93$12,564,519$1,610,972$531,180$10,834,643
94$13,743,834$1,587,643$446,709$11,811,090
95$15,040,217$1,559,950$356,186$12,884,342
96$16,465,509$1,527,577$259,308$14,064,239
97$18,032,753$1,490,190$155,756$15,361,624
98$19,756,320$1,447,436$45,201$16,788,446
99$21,652,044$1,398,940$0$18,357,876
100$23,737,371$1,344,306$0$20,091,417