Can I retire at age 66 with 296,000?

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 $296,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$24,443$24,226$24,013$23,806$23,603$22,757
2 years$12,101$11,875$11,657$11,445$11,240$10,396
3 years$7,987$7,761$7,543$7,333$7,131$6,317
4 years$5,931$5,705$5,489$5,283$5,086$4,307
5 years$4,697$4,473$4,260$4,058$3,866$3,125
6 years$3,875$3,652$3,443$3,245$3,059$2,356
7 years$3,288$3,067$2,861$2,668$2,488$1,823
8 years$2,848$2,629$2,426$2,238$2,064$1,436
9 years$2,506$2,289$2,090$1,906$1,738$1,147
10 years$2,232$2,018$1,822$1,643$1,481$926
11 years$2,009$1,796$1,604$1,430$1,274$753
12 years$1,822$1,612$1,423$1,254$1,104$616
13 years$1,665$1,457$1,272$1,107$963$506
14 years$1,530$1,324$1,143$983$844$418
15 years$1,413$1,210$1,032$877$743$346
16 years$1,311$1,110$935$785$657$288
17 years$1,221$1,022$851$705$582$239
18 years$1,142$945$777$636$518$200
19 years$1,070$875$711$574$461$167
20 years$1,006$814$653$520$412$139
21 years$948$758$600$472$369$117
22 years$895$707$553$429$331$98
23 years$847$662$511$391$297$82
24 years$803$620$473$357$267$69
25 years$763$582$438$326$240$58
26 years$726$547$406$298$216$48
27 years$692$515$377$273$195$41
28 years$660$485$350$250$176$34
29 years$630$457$326$229$159$29
30 years$603$432$304$210$143$24
31 years$577$408$283$193$130$20
32 years$553$386$264$177$117$17
33 years$530$366$247$163$106$14
34 years$509$347$230$150$96$12
35 years$489$329$215$138$87$10
36 years$470$312$202$127$79$8
37 years$452$297$189$117$72$7
38 years$436$282$177$108$65$6
39 years$420$268$166$100$59$5
40 years$405$255$155$92$53$4
41 years$390$243$145$85$48$4
42 years$377$231$136$78$44$3
43 years$364$220$128$72$40$3
44 years$352$210$120$67$36$2
45 years$340$200$113$62$33$2
46 years$329$191$106$57$30$1
47 years$318$182$100$53$27$1
48 years$308$174$94$49$25$1
49 years$298$166$88$45$22$1
50 years$289$159$83$41$20$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $296,000, adding $2,877 every year, while hoping to spend $21,322 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: 36/50/14 Blend
65$296,000$296,000$296,000$296,000
66$329,160$313,472$308,884$339,497
67$340,047$306,145$296,545$339,879
68$351,331$297,745$283,078$338,048
69$363,029$288,197$268,423$335,609
70$375,159$277,420$252,516$332,517
71$387,743$265,330$235,293$328,728
72$400,800$251,840$216,683$324,194
73$414,356$236,854$196,616$318,862
74$428,433$220,272$175,015$312,682
75$443,058$201,991$151,803$305,595
76$458,259$181,897$126,898$297,543
77$474,066$159,875$100,213$288,464
78$490,510$135,798$71,660$278,293
79$507,627$109,537$41,146$266,961
80$525,453$80,952$8,572$254,395
81$544,028$49,898$0$240,521
82$563,394$16,218$0$229,170
83$583,597$0$0$217,968
84$604,688$0$0$216,704
85$626,719$0$0$224,714
86$649,748$0$0$233,096
87$673,838$0$0$241,876
88$699,056$0$0$251,079
89$725,476$0$0$260,734
90$753,177$0$0$270,870
91$782,246$0$0$281,522
92$812,774$0$0$292,726
93$844,865$0$0$304,521
94$878,629$0$0$316,950
95$914,185$0$0$330,060
96$951,666$0$0$343,902
97$991,212$0$0$358,531
98$1,032,981$0$0$374,008
99$1,077,141$0$0$390,400
100$1,123,877$0$0$407,778