Can I retire at age 66 with 1,350,000?

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 $1,350,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$111,482$110,489$109,520$108,574$107,651$103,955
2 years$55,189$54,161$53,165$52,199$51,262$47,577
3 years$36,427$35,395$34,401$33,445$32,523$28,963
4 years$27,048$26,019$25,035$24,095$23,196$19,789
5 years$21,422$20,399$19,428$18,507$17,633$14,388
6 years$17,673$16,657$15,701$14,800$13,952$10,872
7 years$14,996$13,989$13,048$12,168$11,347$8,431
8 years$12,989$11,991$11,065$10,208$9,413$6,659
9 years$11,429$10,440$9,531$8,695$7,927$5,331
10 years$10,181$9,203$8,309$7,495$6,755$4,312
11 years$9,161$8,193$7,315$6,523$5,809$3,516
12 years$8,312$7,353$6,492$5,721$5,034$2,885
13 years$7,594$6,645$5,800$5,051$4,390$2,379
14 years$6,979$6,040$5,211$4,484$3,848$1,969
15 years$6,446$5,518$4,705$3,999$3,388$1,636
16 years$5,981$5,063$4,266$3,580$2,994$1,362
17 years$5,571$4,662$3,882$3,217$2,655$1,137
18 years$5,206$4,308$3,544$2,899$2,361$951
19 years$4,881$3,993$3,244$2,620$2,104$796
20 years$4,588$3,710$2,977$2,373$1,880$668
21 years$4,324$3,456$2,738$2,153$1,682$560
22 years$4,084$3,226$2,524$1,958$1,508$471
23 years$3,865$3,017$2,330$1,783$1,353$396
24 years$3,665$2,827$2,155$1,626$1,216$333
25 years$3,481$2,653$1,996$1,485$1,095$280
26 years$3,311$2,493$1,851$1,358$986$236
27 years$3,154$2,347$1,719$1,243$889$199
28 years$3,009$2,211$1,598$1,139$802$167
29 years$2,874$2,086$1,487$1,044$724$141
30 years$2,748$1,970$1,385$958$654$119
31 years$2,631$1,862$1,291$880$592$100
32 years$2,521$1,762$1,205$809$535$85
33 years$2,418$1,669$1,125$744$484$71
34 years$2,321$1,582$1,051$684$439$60
35 years$2,230$1,500$983$630$397$51
36 years$2,144$1,424$919$580$360$43
37 years$2,063$1,352$861$535$326$36
38 years$1,987$1,285$806$493$296$30
39 years$1,914$1,222$755$454$268$26
40 years$1,846$1,163$708$419$243$22
41 years$1,781$1,107$664$387$221$18
42 years$1,719$1,054$622$357$200$15
43 years$1,660$1,004$584$329$182$13
44 years$1,604$957$548$304$165$11
45 years$1,551$913$515$281$150$9
46 years$1,500$871$484$259$136$8
47 years$1,451$831$454$240$123$7
48 years$1,405$793$427$222$112$6
49 years$1,361$758$401$205$102$5
50 years$1,318$724$377$189$92$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $1,350,000, adding $4,752 every year, while hoping to spend $24,194 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: 47/41/12 Blend
65$1,350,000$1,350,000$1,350,000$1,350,000
66$1,492,602$1,421,052$1,400,127$1,557,549
67$1,619,105$1,464,941$1,421,289$1,646,779
68$1,757,700$1,510,170$1,442,349$1,740,686
69$1,909,596$1,556,779$1,463,278$1,842,060
70$2,076,123$1,604,809$1,484,045$1,951,606
71$2,258,745$1,654,302$1,504,619$2,070,096
72$2,459,077$1,705,303$1,524,963$2,198,380
73$2,678,896$1,757,855$1,545,042$2,337,393
74$2,920,159$1,812,006$1,564,817$2,488,166
75$3,185,024$1,867,803$1,584,247$2,651,830
76$3,475,866$1,925,295$1,603,289$2,829,632
77$3,795,302$1,984,532$1,621,897$3,022,943
78$4,146,214$2,045,566$1,640,022$3,233,272
79$4,531,779$2,108,450$1,657,614$3,462,281
80$4,955,495$2,173,238$1,674,619$3,711,799
81$5,421,217$2,239,988$1,690,980$3,983,840
82$5,933,191$2,308,757$1,706,637$4,280,621
83$6,496,094$2,379,604$1,721,527$4,604,581
84$7,115,082$2,452,591$1,735,585$4,958,410
85$7,795,833$2,527,781$1,748,739$5,345,067
86$8,544,603$2,605,237$1,760,917$5,767,811
87$9,368,286$2,685,027$1,772,042$6,230,231
88$10,274,477$2,767,220$1,782,031$6,736,281
89$11,271,544$2,851,884$1,790,800$7,290,315
90$12,368,708$2,939,092$1,798,258$7,897,128
91$13,576,128$3,028,919$1,804,311$8,562,003
92$14,904,997$3,121,441$1,808,859$9,290,757
93$16,367,651$3,216,735$1,811,800$10,089,800
94$17,977,679$3,314,883$1,813,023$10,966,193
95$19,750,056$3,415,966$1,812,413$11,927,713
96$21,701,284$3,520,071$1,809,851$12,982,927
97$23,849,544$3,627,283$1,805,210$14,141,276
98$26,214,870$3,737,692$1,798,357$15,413,157
99$28,819,338$3,851,391$1,789,153$16,810,027
100$31,687,275$3,968,473$1,777,454$18,344,509