Can I retire at age 66 with 1,610,000?

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:
0%
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 $1,610,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.4%
1 years$132,952$131,768$130,613$129,485$128,384$127,628
2 years$65,818$64,592$63,404$62,252$61,135$60,373
3 years$43,443$42,212$41,027$39,886$38,787$38,041
4 years$32,257$31,030$29,857$28,735$27,663$26,940
5 years$25,548$24,328$23,170$22,072$21,029$20,331
6 years$21,076$19,866$18,725$17,651$16,639$15,967
7 years$17,884$16,683$15,561$14,512$13,532$12,886
8 years$15,490$14,300$13,197$12,173$11,226$10,606
9 years$13,630$12,451$11,366$10,369$9,454$8,860
10 years$12,142$10,975$9,909$8,938$8,055$7,487
11 years$10,926$9,770$8,724$7,779$6,928$6,384
12 years$9,913$8,769$7,742$6,823$6,004$5,485
13 years$9,056$7,925$6,917$6,024$5,235$4,741
14 years$8,323$7,204$6,215$5,347$4,589$4,118
15 years$7,688$6,581$5,611$4,769$4,041$3,593
16 years$7,133$6,038$5,088$4,270$3,571$3,146
17 years$6,644$5,560$4,630$3,837$3,166$2,762
18 years$6,209$5,138$4,226$3,458$2,815$2,433
19 years$5,821$4,762$3,869$3,124$2,509$2,147
20 years$5,472$4,425$3,551$2,830$2,242$1,899
21 years$5,157$4,122$3,266$2,568$2,006$1,682
22 years$4,870$3,847$3,010$2,335$1,798$1,492
23 years$4,609$3,598$2,779$2,126$1,614$1,325
24 years$4,370$3,372$2,570$1,939$1,451$1,179
25 years$4,151$3,164$2,381$1,771$1,305$1,049
26 years$3,949$2,974$2,208$1,619$1,176$935
27 years$3,762$2,799$2,050$1,482$1,060$834
28 years$3,588$2,637$1,906$1,358$957$744
29 years$3,427$2,488$1,774$1,245$864$665
30 years$3,277$2,349$1,652$1,143$780$594
31 years$3,137$2,221$1,540$1,050$706$531
32 years$3,006$2,102$1,437$965$638$475
33 years$2,883$1,990$1,342$887$578$425
34 years$2,768$1,886$1,254$816$523$380
35 years$2,659$1,789$1,172$751$474$340
36 years$2,557$1,698$1,096$692$429$305
37 years$2,461$1,613$1,026$638$389$273
38 years$2,369$1,533$961$588$353$245
39 years$2,283$1,457$900$542$320$219
40 years$2,201$1,387$844$500$290$196
41 years$2,123$1,320$791$461$263$176
42 years$2,050$1,257$742$426$239$158
43 years$1,980$1,198$697$393$217$142
44 years$1,913$1,142$654$363$197$127
45 years$1,849$1,089$614$335$179$114
46 years$1,789$1,039$577$309$162$102
47 years$1,731$991$542$286$147$92
48 years$1,675$946$509$264$134$82
49 years$1,623$904$479$244$121$74
50 years$1,572$863$450$226$110$66

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $1,610,000, adding $6,261 every year, while hoping to spend $26,215 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: 25/50/25 Blend
65$1,610,000$1,610,000$1,610,000$1,610,000
66$1,780,678$1,695,348$1,670,393$1,810,998
67$1,934,415$1,750,528$1,698,459$1,891,551
68$2,102,954$1,807,532$1,726,586$1,975,201
69$2,287,778$1,866,424$1,754,749$2,064,338
70$2,490,519$1,927,267$1,782,921$2,159,438
71$2,712,975$1,990,126$1,811,072$2,261,025
72$2,957,127$2,055,071$1,839,172$2,369,671
73$3,225,157$2,122,172$1,867,187$2,486,006
74$3,519,468$2,191,503$1,895,082$2,610,722
75$3,842,706$2,263,139$1,922,820$2,744,578
76$4,197,789$2,337,160$1,950,361$2,888,408
77$4,587,929$2,413,646$1,977,664$3,043,131
78$5,016,664$2,492,682$2,004,683$3,209,753
79$5,487,896$2,574,355$2,031,371$3,389,382
80$6,005,917$2,658,755$2,057,678$3,583,236
81$6,575,463$2,745,975$2,083,552$3,792,655
82$7,201,745$2,836,113$2,108,936$4,019,111
83$7,890,509$2,929,269$2,133,772$4,264,225
84$8,648,084$3,025,546$2,157,996$4,529,777
85$9,481,444$3,125,053$2,181,544$4,817,730
86$10,398,270$3,227,899$2,204,345$5,130,239
87$11,407,028$3,334,201$2,226,325$5,469,679
88$12,517,047$3,444,079$2,247,409$5,838,663
89$13,738,602$3,557,655$2,267,513$6,240,065
90$15,083,017$3,675,058$2,286,553$6,677,050
91$16,562,770$3,796,420$2,304,437$7,153,102
92$18,191,608$3,921,880$2,321,071$7,672,056
93$19,984,679$4,051,580$2,336,355$8,238,135
94$21,958,676$4,185,667$2,350,182$8,855,988
95$24,131,991$4,324,295$2,362,443$9,530,733
96$26,524,890$4,467,621$2,373,021$10,268,006
97$29,159,705$4,615,811$2,381,793$11,074,016
98$32,061,043$4,769,034$2,388,632$11,955,597
99$35,256,020$4,927,467$2,393,402$12,920,278
100$38,774,514$5,091,293$2,395,961$13,976,349