Can I retire at age 66 with 618,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $618,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.1%
1 years$51,034$50,579$50,136$49,703$49,280$48,246
2 years$25,264$24,794$24,338$23,896$23,467$22,429
3 years$16,676$16,203$15,748$15,310$14,888$13,880
4 years$12,382$11,911$11,461$11,030$10,618$9,648
5 years$9,807$9,338$8,894$8,472$8,072$7,141
6 years$8,090$7,625$7,188$6,775$6,387$5,498
7 years$6,865$6,404$5,973$5,570$5,194$4,346
8 years$5,946$5,489$5,066$4,673$4,309$3,502
9 years$5,232$4,779$4,363$3,980$3,629$2,862
10 years$4,661$4,213$3,804$3,431$3,092$2,365
11 years$4,194$3,750$3,349$2,986$2,659$1,970
12 years$3,805$3,366$2,972$2,619$2,305$1,653
13 years$3,476$3,042$2,655$2,312$2,010$1,395
14 years$3,195$2,765$2,386$2,053$1,762$1,182
15 years$2,951$2,526$2,154$1,831$1,551$1,006
16 years$2,738$2,318$1,953$1,639$1,371$858
17 years$2,550$2,134$1,777$1,473$1,215$734
18 years$2,383$1,972$1,622$1,327$1,081$630
19 years$2,234$1,828$1,485$1,199$963$541
20 years$2,100$1,699$1,363$1,086$860$465
21 years$1,979$1,582$1,254$986$770$401
22 years$1,869$1,477$1,155$896$690$346
23 years$1,769$1,381$1,067$816$620$299
24 years$1,678$1,294$987$744$557$258
25 years$1,593$1,215$914$680$501$223
26 years$1,516$1,141$848$622$451$193
27 years$1,444$1,074$787$569$407$167
28 years$1,377$1,012$732$521$367$145
29 years$1,316$955$681$478$332$126
30 years$1,258$902$634$439$300$109
31 years$1,204$853$591$403$271$94
32 years$1,154$807$552$370$245$82
33 years$1,107$764$515$341$222$71
34 years$1,062$724$481$313$201$62
35 years$1,021$687$450$288$182$53
36 years$982$652$421$266$165$46
37 years$944$619$394$245$149$40
38 years$909$588$369$226$135$35
39 years$876$559$346$208$123$30
40 years$845$532$324$192$111$26
41 years$815$507$304$177$101$23
42 years$787$483$285$163$92$20
43 years$760$460$267$151$83$17
44 years$734$438$251$139$76$15
45 years$710$418$236$129$69$13
46 years$687$399$221$119$62$11
47 years$664$380$208$110$57$10
48 years$643$363$195$101$51$9
49 years$623$347$184$94$47$7
50 years$603$331$173$87$42$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $618,000, adding $4,257 every year, while hoping to spend $29,881 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: 41/32/27 Blend
65$618,000$618,000$618,000$618,000
66$685,427$652,673$643,094$707,939
67$723,548$652,861$632,845$724,773
68$764,555$652,056$621,250$739,863
69$808,712$650,180$608,234$755,620
70$856,307$647,145$593,717$772,126
71$907,658$642,863$577,614$789,470
72$963,113$637,237$559,838$807,752
73$1,023,055$630,166$540,297$827,086
74$1,087,904$621,542$518,895$847,600
75$1,158,124$611,252$495,532$869,436
76$1,234,223$599,173$470,103$892,754
77$1,316,761$585,179$442,497$917,733
78$1,406,351$569,133$412,602$944,574
79$1,503,671$550,893$380,296$973,501
80$1,609,464$530,306$345,455$1,004,765
81$1,724,550$507,211$307,948$1,038,644
82$1,849,828$481,438$267,638$1,075,450
83$1,986,290$452,808$224,383$1,115,532
84$2,135,026$421,131$178,035$1,159,277
85$2,297,236$386,204$128,437$1,207,115
86$2,474,242$347,815$75,427$1,259,528
87$2,667,497$305,740$18,836$1,317,049
88$2,878,601$259,742$0$1,380,274
89$3,109,318$209,568$0$1,461,833
90$3,361,586$154,955$0$1,557,059
91$3,637,542$95,621$0$1,661,390
92$3,939,537$31,273$0$1,775,789
93$4,270,161$0$0$1,901,321
94$4,632,265$0$0$2,052,685
95$5,028,990$0$0$2,230,665
96$5,463,795$0$0$2,425,810
97$5,940,488$0$0$2,639,840
98$6,463,265$0$0$2,874,649
99$7,036,745$0$0$3,132,323
100$7,666,019$0$0$3,415,161