Can I retire at age 66 with 661,000?

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 $661,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16%
1 years$54,585$54,099$53,624$53,161$52,709$51,414
2 years$27,022$26,519$26,031$25,558$25,100$23,803
3 years$17,836$17,330$16,844$16,375$15,924$14,666
4 years$13,244$12,740$12,258$11,798$11,357$10,148
5 years$10,489$9,988$9,513$9,062$8,634$7,476
6 years$8,653$8,156$7,688$7,247$6,831$5,727
7 years$7,342$6,849$6,389$5,958$5,556$4,505
8 years$6,360$5,871$5,418$4,998$4,609$3,611
9 years$5,596$5,112$4,666$4,257$3,882$2,935
10 years$4,985$4,506$4,068$3,670$3,307$2,411
11 years$4,486$4,011$3,582$3,194$2,844$1,998
12 years$4,070$3,600$3,179$2,801$2,465$1,667
13 years$3,718$3,254$2,840$2,473$2,149$1,398
14 years$3,417$2,958$2,552$2,195$1,884$1,177
15 years$3,156$2,702$2,304$1,958$1,659$995
16 years$2,928$2,479$2,089$1,753$1,466$844
17 years$2,728$2,283$1,901$1,575$1,300$717
18 years$2,549$2,109$1,735$1,420$1,156$611
19 years$2,390$1,955$1,588$1,283$1,030$521
20 years$2,247$1,817$1,458$1,162$920$446
21 years$2,117$1,692$1,341$1,054$824$381
22 years$2,000$1,580$1,236$959$738$327
23 years$1,892$1,477$1,141$873$663$280
24 years$1,794$1,384$1,055$796$596$240
25 years$1,704$1,299$977$727$536$206
26 years$1,621$1,221$906$665$483$177
27 years$1,544$1,149$842$609$435$152
28 years$1,473$1,083$783$558$393$131
29 years$1,407$1,021$728$511$355$113
30 years$1,346$965$678$469$320$97
31 years$1,288$912$632$431$290$83
32 years$1,234$863$590$396$262$72
33 years$1,184$817$551$364$237$62
34 years$1,136$774$515$335$215$53
35 years$1,092$735$481$309$194$46
36 years$1,050$697$450$284$176$40
37 years$1,010$662$421$262$160$34
38 years$973$629$395$241$145$29
39 years$937$598$370$222$131$25
40 years$904$569$346$205$119$22
41 years$872$542$325$189$108$19
42 years$842$516$305$175$98$16
43 years$813$492$286$161$89$14
44 years$785$469$268$149$81$12
45 years$759$447$252$138$73$10
46 years$734$426$237$127$67$9
47 years$711$407$222$117$60$8
48 years$688$388$209$108$55$7
49 years$666$371$196$100$50$6
50 years$645$354$185$93$45$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $661,000, adding $3,564 every year, while hoping to spend $32,199 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: 76/16/8 Blend
65$661,000$661,000$661,000$661,000
66$732,098$697,065$686,820$786,605
67$772,513$696,962$675,569$822,845
68$815,970$695,774$662,862$858,087
69$862,748$693,416$648,616$895,788
70$913,148$689,793$632,744$936,180
71$967,504$684,808$615,157$979,518
72$1,026,184$678,358$595,758$1,026,084
73$1,089,588$670,331$574,450$1,076,189
74$1,158,160$660,611$551,128$1,130,174
75$1,232,385$649,074$525,683$1,188,417
76$1,312,798$635,588$498,004$1,251,334
77$1,399,987$620,015$467,970$1,319,385
78$1,494,597$602,207$435,458$1,393,076
79$1,597,339$582,009$400,340$1,472,964
80$1,708,996$559,256$362,479$1,559,668
81$1,830,427$533,772$321,735$1,653,864
82$1,962,577$505,374$277,960$1,756,304
83$2,106,488$473,866$231,000$1,867,813
84$2,263,306$439,041$180,695$1,989,303
85$2,434,291$400,682$126,876$2,121,779
86$2,620,830$358,556$69,368$2,266,350
87$2,824,451$312,422$7,988$2,424,240
88$3,046,834$262,020$0$2,596,797
89$3,289,831$207,079$0$2,790,419
90$3,555,478$147,310$0$3,002,884
91$3,846,019$82,411$0$3,235,336
92$4,163,924$12,059$0$3,489,792
93$4,511,911$0$0$3,768,472
94$4,892,976$0$0$4,085,105
95$5,310,417$0$0$4,434,315
96$5,767,865$0$0$4,817,019
97$6,269,319$0$0$5,236,566
98$6,819,186$0$0$5,696,646
99$7,422,316$0$0$6,201,321
100$8,084,055$0$0$6,755,067