Can I retire at age 66 with 623,000?

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 $623,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.9%
1 years$51,447$50,988$50,541$50,105$49,679$48,282
2 years$25,469$24,994$24,535$24,089$23,657$22,260
3 years$16,810$16,334$15,876$15,434$15,009$13,656
4 years$12,482$12,007$11,553$11,119$10,704$9,406
5 years$9,886$9,414$8,966$8,541$8,137$6,897
6 years$8,156$7,687$7,246$6,830$6,439$5,257
7 years$6,920$6,456$6,021$5,615$5,236$4,114
8 years$5,994$5,534$5,106$4,711$4,344$3,280
9 years$5,274$4,818$4,398$4,012$3,658$2,652
10 years$4,698$4,247$3,834$3,459$3,117$2,167
11 years$4,228$3,781$3,376$3,010$2,681$1,785
12 years$3,836$3,393$2,996$2,640$2,323$1,480
13 years$3,504$3,067$2,677$2,331$2,026$1,234
14 years$3,221$2,787$2,405$2,069$1,776$1,033
15 years$2,975$2,546$2,171$1,845$1,564$868
16 years$2,760$2,336$1,969$1,652$1,382$731
17 years$2,571$2,152$1,791$1,485$1,225$617
18 years$2,403$1,988$1,635$1,338$1,089$522
19 years$2,252$1,843$1,497$1,209$971$443
20 years$2,117$1,712$1,374$1,095$867$376
21 years$1,995$1,595$1,264$994$776$319
22 years$1,885$1,489$1,165$903$696$272
23 years$1,784$1,392$1,075$823$625$231
24 years$1,691$1,305$995$750$561$197
25 years$1,606$1,224$921$685$505$168
26 years$1,528$1,151$854$627$455$143
27 years$1,456$1,083$793$574$410$122
28 years$1,389$1,020$738$526$370$104
29 years$1,326$963$686$482$334$89
30 years$1,268$909$639$442$302$76
31 years$1,214$859$596$406$273$65
32 years$1,163$813$556$373$247$56
33 years$1,116$770$519$343$224$47
34 years$1,071$730$485$316$202$41
35 years$1,029$692$454$291$183$35
36 years$989$657$424$268$166$30
37 years$952$624$397$247$151$25
38 years$917$593$372$227$136$22
39 years$883$564$348$210$124$19
40 years$852$537$327$193$112$16
41 years$822$511$306$178$102$14
42 years$793$486$287$165$92$12
43 years$766$463$270$152$84$10
44 years$740$442$253$140$76$8
45 years$716$421$238$130$69$7
46 years$692$402$223$120$63$6
47 years$670$384$210$111$57$5
48 years$648$366$197$102$52$5
49 years$628$350$185$94$47$4
50 years$608$334$174$87$43$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $623,000, adding $2,418 every year, while hoping to spend $23,876 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: 41/45/14 Blend
65$623,000$623,000$623,000$623,000
66$689,040$656,021$646,365$714,348
67$733,918$662,762$642,614$739,177
68$782,574$669,034$637,937$763,500
69$835,367$674,787$632,279$789,306
70$892,693$679,970$625,579$816,743
71$954,989$684,530$617,777$845,973
72$1,022,733$688,406$608,807$877,176
73$1,096,452$691,539$598,603$910,550
74$1,176,726$693,861$587,093$946,316
75$1,264,195$695,302$574,202$984,719
76$1,359,559$695,789$559,855$1,026,031
77$1,463,593$695,241$543,969$1,070,551
78$1,577,148$693,576$526,459$1,118,612
79$1,701,159$690,703$507,238$1,170,583
80$1,836,658$686,528$486,211$1,226,871
81$1,984,781$680,952$463,283$1,287,928
82$2,146,776$673,867$438,351$1,354,254
83$2,324,021$665,160$411,310$1,426,401
84$2,518,031$654,712$382,048$1,504,983
85$2,730,474$642,397$350,451$1,590,677
86$2,963,188$628,080$316,396$1,684,231
87$3,218,195$611,618$279,758$1,786,476
88$3,497,726$592,862$240,405$1,898,328
89$3,804,234$571,653$198,198$2,020,801
90$4,140,423$547,820$152,995$2,155,016
91$4,509,270$521,187$104,643$2,302,212
92$4,914,054$491,564$52,988$2,463,760
93$5,358,389$458,753$0$2,641,174
94$5,846,254$422,541$0$2,836,447
95$6,382,033$382,706$0$3,059,578
96$6,970,554$339,012$0$3,304,712
97$7,617,137$291,210$0$3,574,137
98$8,327,642$239,037$0$3,870,374
99$9,108,526$182,214$0$4,196,211
100$9,966,902$120,448$0$4,554,721