Can I retire at age 66 with 1,600,000?

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 $1,600,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.9%
1 years$132,127$130,950$129,801$128,681$127,586$122,524
2 years$65,409$64,191$63,010$61,866$60,755$55,718
3 years$43,173$41,950$40,772$39,638$38,546$33,692
4 years$32,057$30,837$29,671$28,557$27,491$22,858
5 years$25,389$24,177$23,026$21,934$20,898$16,497
6 years$20,945$19,742$18,609$17,541$16,536$12,370
7 years$17,773$16,579$15,464$14,422$13,448$9,516
8 years$15,394$14,212$13,115$12,098$11,157$7,454
9 years$13,545$12,374$11,296$10,305$9,396$5,916
10 years$12,067$10,907$9,848$8,883$8,005$4,743
11 years$10,858$9,710$8,670$7,731$6,885$3,832
12 years$9,851$8,715$7,694$6,781$5,966$3,115
13 years$9,000$7,876$6,874$5,986$5,203$2,544
14 years$8,271$7,159$6,177$5,314$4,561$2,086
15 years$7,640$6,540$5,577$4,739$4,016$1,715
16 years$7,089$6,000$5,056$4,243$3,549$1,414
17 years$6,602$5,526$4,601$3,813$3,147$1,168
18 years$6,171$5,106$4,200$3,436$2,798$967
19 years$5,785$4,732$3,845$3,105$2,494$801
20 years$5,438$4,398$3,529$2,812$2,228$664
21 years$5,124$4,096$3,246$2,552$1,993$552
22 years$4,840$3,824$2,991$2,320$1,787$458
23 years$4,581$3,576$2,762$2,113$1,604$381
24 years$4,343$3,351$2,554$1,927$1,442$317
25 years$4,125$3,144$2,366$1,760$1,297$264
26 years$3,924$2,955$2,194$1,609$1,169$220
27 years$3,738$2,781$2,038$1,473$1,054$183
28 years$3,566$2,621$1,894$1,350$951$152
29 years$3,406$2,472$1,763$1,238$858$127
30 years$3,257$2,335$1,642$1,136$776$106
31 years$3,118$2,207$1,531$1,043$701$88
32 years$2,987$2,088$1,428$959$634$73
33 years$2,865$1,978$1,333$882$574$61
34 years$2,751$1,875$1,246$811$520$51
35 years$2,643$1,778$1,165$747$471$43
36 years$2,541$1,688$1,090$688$427$35
37 years$2,445$1,603$1,020$634$387$30
38 years$2,355$1,523$955$584$350$25
39 years$2,269$1,448$895$539$318$21
40 years$2,187$1,378$839$497$288$17
41 years$2,110$1,312$786$458$262$14
42 years$2,037$1,249$738$423$237$12
43 years$1,967$1,190$692$390$215$10
44 years$1,901$1,135$650$361$195$8
45 years$1,838$1,082$610$333$177$7
46 years$1,778$1,032$573$308$161$6
47 years$1,720$985$538$284$146$5
48 years$1,665$940$506$263$133$4
49 years$1,612$898$476$243$121$3
50 years$1,562$858$447$224$110$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $1,600,000, adding $6,258 every year, while hoping to spend $57,425 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: 81/9/10 Blend
65$1,600,000$1,600,000$1,600,000$1,600,000
66$1,769,655$1,684,855$1,660,055$1,909,680
67$1,889,060$1,706,313$1,654,567$2,023,828
68$2,018,720$1,726,898$1,646,971$2,140,897
69$2,159,620$1,746,507$1,637,135$2,267,681
70$2,312,843$1,765,028$1,624,921$2,405,123
71$2,479,584$1,782,345$1,610,186$2,554,261
72$2,661,153$1,798,331$1,592,779$2,716,241
73$2,858,994$1,812,853$1,572,541$2,892,320
74$3,074,697$1,825,768$1,549,307$3,083,889
75$3,310,010$1,836,925$1,522,903$3,292,475
76$3,566,859$1,846,162$1,493,148$3,519,763
77$3,847,362$1,853,308$1,459,851$3,767,609
78$4,153,852$1,858,178$1,422,815$4,038,057
79$4,488,897$1,860,581$1,381,831$4,333,361
80$4,855,323$1,860,309$1,336,682$4,656,001
81$5,256,245$1,857,143$1,287,140$5,008,713
82$5,695,090$1,850,851$1,232,967$5,394,511
83$6,175,633$1,841,185$1,173,914$5,816,714
84$6,702,029$1,827,885$1,109,722$6,278,981
85$7,278,857$1,810,673$1,040,119$6,785,346
86$7,911,158$1,789,253$964,821$7,340,250
87$8,604,484$1,763,315$883,530$7,948,590
88$9,364,951$1,732,526$795,938$8,615,762
89$10,199,293$1,696,538$701,719$9,347,711
90$11,114,931$1,654,978$600,537$10,150,991
91$12,120,036$1,607,454$492,037$11,032,823
92$13,223,611$1,553,550$375,851$12,001,165
93$14,435,571$1,492,826$251,594$13,064,787
94$15,766,840$1,424,815$118,863$14,233,356
95$17,229,452$1,349,026$0$15,517,522
96$18,836,664$1,264,936$0$16,931,458
97$20,603,080$1,171,995$0$18,499,360
98$22,544,791$1,069,619$0$20,222,842
99$24,679,523$957,193$0$22,117,667
100$27,026,805$834,066$0$24,201,206