Can I retire at age 66 with 656,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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 $656,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.3%
1 years$54,172$53,689$53,219$52,759$52,310$50,555
2 years$26,818$26,318$25,834$25,365$24,910$23,158
3 years$17,701$17,199$16,716$16,252$15,804$14,112
4 years$13,143$12,643$12,165$11,708$11,271$9,651
5 years$10,410$9,913$9,441$8,993$8,568$7,025
6 years$8,588$8,094$7,630$7,192$6,780$5,314
7 years$7,287$6,798$6,340$5,913$5,514$4,125
8 years$6,312$5,827$5,377$4,960$4,574$3,262
9 years$5,553$5,073$4,631$4,225$3,852$2,615
10 years$4,947$4,472$4,038$3,642$3,282$2,118
11 years$4,452$3,981$3,555$3,170$2,823$1,729
12 years$4,039$3,573$3,155$2,780$2,446$1,420
13 years$3,690$3,229$2,818$2,454$2,133$1,173
14 years$3,391$2,935$2,532$2,179$1,870$972
15 years$3,133$2,681$2,286$1,943$1,646$809
16 years$2,906$2,460$2,073$1,740$1,455$675
17 years$2,707$2,266$1,886$1,563$1,290$564
18 years$2,530$2,094$1,722$1,409$1,147$472
19 years$2,372$1,940$1,576$1,273$1,023$396
20 years$2,230$1,803$1,447$1,153$913$333
21 years$2,101$1,679$1,331$1,046$817$280
22 years$1,984$1,568$1,226$951$733$235
23 years$1,878$1,466$1,132$866$658$198
24 years$1,781$1,374$1,047$790$591$167
25 years$1,691$1,289$970$722$532$141
26 years$1,609$1,212$900$660$479$119
27 years$1,533$1,140$835$604$432$100
28 years$1,462$1,074$777$553$390$84
29 years$1,396$1,014$723$507$352$71
30 years$1,335$957$673$466$318$60
31 years$1,278$905$628$428$288$51
32 years$1,225$856$586$393$260$43
33 years$1,175$811$547$361$235$36
34 years$1,128$769$511$333$213$31
35 years$1,084$729$478$306$193$26
36 years$1,042$692$447$282$175$22
37 years$1,003$657$418$260$158$18
38 years$965$625$392$239$144$16
39 years$930$594$367$221$130$13
40 years$897$565$344$204$118$11
41 years$865$538$322$188$107$9
42 years$835$512$302$173$97$8
43 years$807$488$284$160$88$7
44 years$779$465$266$148$80$6
45 years$754$444$250$137$73$5
46 years$729$423$235$126$66$4
47 years$705$404$221$116$60$3
48 years$683$386$207$108$54$3
49 years$661$368$195$99$49$2
50 years$640$352$183$92$45$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $656,000, adding $4,377 every year, while hoping to spend $49,818 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: 76/18/6 Blend
65$656,000$656,000$656,000$656,000
66$727,427$692,659$682,491$781,945
67$748,618$673,593$652,348$799,306
68$770,302$651,924$619,526$811,487
69$792,475$627,470$583,883$823,382
70$815,133$600,041$545,268$834,942
71$838,269$569,437$503,528$846,114
72$861,876$535,442$458,499$856,840
73$885,940$497,831$410,011$867,059
74$910,448$456,367$357,889$876,701
75$935,381$410,796$301,945$885,692
76$960,717$360,853$241,988$893,952
77$986,430$306,255$177,815$901,394
78$1,012,489$246,705$109,215$907,922
79$1,038,858$181,888$35,968$913,434
80$1,065,494$111,473$0$917,816
81$1,092,348$35,109$0$923,648
82$1,119,363$0$0$930,729
83$1,146,476$0$0$946,050
84$1,173,611$0$0$968,331
85$1,200,685$0$0$990,547
86$1,227,603$0$0$1,012,617
87$1,254,257$0$0$1,034,451
88$1,280,524$0$0$1,055,946
89$1,306,268$0$0$1,076,987
90$1,331,335$0$0$1,097,444
91$1,355,551$0$0$1,117,172
92$1,378,723$0$0$1,136,007
93$1,400,632$0$0$1,153,768
94$1,421,037$0$0$1,170,249
95$1,439,665$0$0$1,185,224
96$1,456,215$0$0$1,198,438
97$1,470,348$0$0$1,209,608
98$1,481,689$0$0$1,218,419
99$1,489,820$0$0$1,224,519
100$1,494,275$0$0$1,227,519