Can I retire at age 66 with 691,000?

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 $691,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$57,062$56,554$56,058$55,574$55,101$54,011
2 years$28,249$27,722$27,213$26,718$26,239$25,145
3 years$18,645$18,117$17,608$17,119$16,647$15,583
4 years$13,845$13,318$12,814$12,333$11,873$10,848
5 years$10,965$10,441$9,944$9,473$9,025$8,042
6 years$9,046$8,526$8,037$7,576$7,142$6,201
7 years$7,676$7,160$6,678$6,228$5,808$4,911
8 years$6,648$6,138$5,664$5,225$4,818$3,964
9 years$5,850$5,344$4,878$4,450$4,058$3,245
10 years$5,211$4,710$4,253$3,836$3,457$2,686
11 years$4,689$4,193$3,744$3,339$2,973$2,243
12 years$4,255$3,764$3,323$2,928$2,577$1,885
13 years$3,887$3,401$2,969$2,585$2,247$1,594
14 years$3,572$3,092$2,668$2,295$1,970$1,354
15 years$3,300$2,824$2,408$2,047$1,734$1,154
16 years$3,061$2,591$2,184$1,833$1,533$987
17 years$2,851$2,386$1,987$1,647$1,359$846
18 years$2,665$2,205$1,814$1,484$1,208$727
19 years$2,498$2,044$1,660$1,341$1,077$626
20 years$2,348$1,899$1,524$1,214$962$540
21 years$2,213$1,769$1,402$1,102$861$466
22 years$2,090$1,651$1,292$1,002$772$403
23 years$1,978$1,544$1,193$913$693$349
24 years$1,876$1,447$1,103$832$623$302
25 years$1,782$1,358$1,022$760$560$262
26 years$1,695$1,276$948$695$505$227
27 years$1,614$1,201$880$636$455$197
28 years$1,540$1,132$818$583$411$171
29 years$1,471$1,068$761$535$371$149
30 years$1,407$1,008$709$491$335$129
31 years$1,346$953$661$451$303$112
32 years$1,290$902$617$414$274$98
33 years$1,237$854$576$381$248$85
34 years$1,188$810$538$350$224$74
35 years$1,141$768$503$323$203$64
36 years$1,097$729$471$297$184$56
37 years$1,056$692$440$274$167$49
38 years$1,017$658$412$252$151$42
39 years$980$626$386$233$137$37
40 years$945$595$362$215$124$32
41 years$911$567$340$198$113$28
42 years$880$540$319$183$102$24
43 years$850$514$299$169$93$21
44 years$821$490$281$156$84$18
45 years$794$467$264$144$77$16
46 years$768$446$247$133$70$14
47 years$743$425$233$123$63$12
48 years$719$406$218$113$57$11
49 years$696$388$205$105$52$9
50 years$675$370$193$97$47$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $691,000, adding $6,667 every year, while hoping to spend $30,139 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: 52/27/21 Blend
65$691,000$691,000$691,000$691,000
66$768,359$731,736$721,026$803,534
67$814,664$735,523$713,112$832,278
68$864,682$738,486$703,924$859,860
69$918,760$740,552$693,385$889,223
70$977,279$741,645$681,419$920,548
71$1,040,658$741,682$667,944$954,034
72$1,109,358$740,578$652,873$989,902
73$1,183,887$738,240$636,118$1,028,398
74$1,264,800$734,571$617,585$1,069,792
75$1,352,712$729,467$597,176$1,114,386
76$1,448,296$722,818$574,789$1,162,512
77$1,552,294$714,508$550,316$1,214,540
78$1,665,522$704,414$523,646$1,270,878
79$1,788,879$692,404$494,662$1,331,979
80$1,923,353$678,340$463,242$1,398,342
81$2,070,032$662,075$429,257$1,470,523
82$2,230,112$643,453$392,574$1,549,134
83$2,404,912$622,311$353,054$1,634,854
84$2,595,882$598,474$310,550$1,728,433
85$2,804,620$571,757$264,912$1,830,702
86$3,032,884$541,966$215,979$1,942,578
87$3,282,610$508,894$163,586$2,065,076
88$3,555,930$472,323$107,560$2,199,319
89$3,855,191$432,023$47,719$2,346,548
90$4,182,978$387,750$0$2,508,134
91$4,542,138$339,246$0$2,689,209
92$4,935,806$286,238$0$2,899,477
93$5,367,434$228,441$0$3,130,133
94$5,840,827$165,548$0$3,383,267
95$6,360,171$97,240$0$3,661,190
96$6,930,081$23,178$0$3,966,449
97$7,555,640$0$0$4,301,854
98$8,242,444$0$0$4,687,440
99$8,996,660$0$0$5,118,508
100$9,825,081$0$0$5,592,063