Can I retire at age 66 with 1,580,000?

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 $1,580,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.7%
1 years$130,475$129,313$128,179$127,072$125,991$122,056
2 years$64,592$63,389$62,223$61,092$59,996$56,066
3 years$42,633$41,425$40,262$39,142$38,064$34,263
4 years$31,656$30,452$29,301$28,200$27,147$23,505
5 years$25,072$23,875$22,738$21,660$20,637$17,162
6 years$20,684$19,495$18,376$17,322$16,329$13,025
7 years$17,550$16,372$15,271$14,241$13,280$10,146
8 years$15,202$14,034$12,951$11,947$11,017$8,052
9 years$13,376$12,219$11,154$10,176$9,278$6,478
10 years$11,916$10,771$9,725$8,772$7,905$5,266
11 years$10,722$9,588$8,561$7,634$6,799$4,316
12 years$9,728$8,606$7,598$6,696$5,892$3,560
13 years$8,888$7,777$6,788$5,912$5,138$2,952
14 years$8,168$7,069$6,099$5,248$4,504$2,457
15 years$7,545$6,458$5,507$4,680$3,965$2,053
16 years$7,000$5,925$4,993$4,190$3,505$1,719
17 years$6,520$5,457$4,543$3,765$3,107$1,444
18 years$6,093$5,042$4,147$3,393$2,763$1,214
19 years$5,712$4,673$3,797$3,066$2,463$1,023
20 years$5,370$4,343$3,484$2,777$2,200$863
21 years$5,060$4,045$3,205$2,520$1,969$729
22 years$4,779$3,776$2,954$2,291$1,765$616
23 years$4,523$3,531$2,727$2,087$1,584$521
24 years$4,289$3,309$2,522$1,903$1,424$441
25 years$4,073$3,105$2,336$1,738$1,281$374
26 years$3,875$2,918$2,167$1,589$1,154$317
27 years$3,692$2,746$2,012$1,455$1,040$268
28 years$3,521$2,588$1,870$1,333$939$228
29 years$3,363$2,441$1,741$1,222$848$193
30 years$3,216$2,306$1,621$1,122$766$164
31 years$3,079$2,180$1,512$1,030$692$139
32 years$2,950$2,062$1,410$947$626$118
33 years$2,830$1,953$1,317$871$567$100
34 years$2,716$1,851$1,230$801$513$85
35 years$2,610$1,756$1,150$737$465$72
36 years$2,509$1,666$1,076$679$421$61
37 years$2,415$1,583$1,007$626$382$52
38 years$2,325$1,504$943$577$346$44
39 years$2,240$1,430$884$532$314$38
40 years$2,160$1,361$828$491$285$32
41 years$2,084$1,295$777$453$258$27
42 years$2,012$1,234$728$418$234$23
43 years$1,943$1,175$684$386$213$20
44 years$1,877$1,120$642$356$193$17
45 years$1,815$1,068$603$329$175$14
46 years$1,755$1,019$566$304$159$12
47 years$1,699$973$532$281$144$10
48 years$1,644$929$500$259$131$9
49 years$1,592$887$470$240$119$7
50 years$1,543$847$441$221$108$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $1,580,000, adding $3,271 every year, while hoping to spend $43,817 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: 35/36/29 Blend
65$1,580,000$1,580,000$1,580,000$1,580,000
66$1,744,534$1,660,794$1,636,304$1,790,261
67$1,875,856$1,695,552$1,644,499$1,859,647
68$2,019,103$1,730,545$1,651,500$1,930,303
69$2,175,448$1,765,737$1,657,221$2,005,705
70$2,346,176$1,801,091$1,661,571$2,086,308
71$2,532,708$1,836,566$1,664,456$2,172,616
72$2,736,603$1,872,117$1,665,774$2,265,184
73$2,959,580$1,907,694$1,665,421$2,364,624
74$3,203,532$1,943,246$1,663,288$2,471,615
75$3,470,543$1,978,716$1,659,258$2,586,903
76$3,762,907$2,014,041$1,653,212$2,711,314
77$4,083,150$2,049,156$1,645,021$2,845,760
78$4,434,056$2,083,989$1,634,554$2,991,248
79$4,818,688$2,118,463$1,621,670$3,148,888
80$5,240,422$2,152,496$1,606,224$3,319,908
81$5,702,976$2,185,998$1,588,063$3,505,662
82$6,210,442$2,218,875$1,567,026$3,707,646
83$6,767,332$2,251,025$1,542,946$3,927,510
84$7,378,613$2,282,338$1,515,647$4,167,076
85$8,049,755$2,312,697$1,484,946$4,428,355
86$8,786,789$2,341,977$1,450,649$4,713,569
87$9,596,352$2,370,044$1,412,557$5,025,167
88$10,485,759$2,396,757$1,370,457$5,365,854
89$11,463,070$2,421,961$1,324,131$5,738,613
90$12,537,161$2,445,495$1,273,347$6,146,740
91$13,717,812$2,467,185$1,217,865$6,593,868
92$15,015,798$2,486,846$1,157,433$7,084,009
93$16,442,990$2,504,282$1,091,787$7,621,588
94$18,012,467$2,519,283$1,020,654$8,211,487
95$19,738,637$2,531,627$943,744$8,859,096
96$21,637,377$2,541,075$860,758$9,570,356
97$23,726,178$2,547,377$771,383$10,351,827
98$26,024,314$2,550,264$675,289$11,210,742
99$28,553,018$2,549,451$572,136$12,155,082
100$31,335,688$2,544,637$461,565$13,193,650