Can I retire at age 66 with 695,000?

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 $695,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$57,392$56,881$56,382$55,896$55,420$54,146
2 years$28,412$27,883$27,370$26,873$26,391$25,114
3 years$18,753$18,222$17,710$17,218$16,743$15,504
4 years$13,925$13,395$12,889$12,404$11,941$10,749
5 years$11,028$10,502$10,002$9,528$9,078$7,936
6 years$9,098$8,576$8,083$7,619$7,183$6,093
7 years$7,720$7,202$6,717$6,264$5,842$4,803
8 years$6,687$6,173$5,697$5,255$4,846$3,859
9 years$5,884$5,375$4,907$4,476$4,081$3,144
10 years$5,241$4,738$4,278$3,858$3,477$2,590
11 years$4,716$4,218$3,766$3,358$2,991$2,151
12 years$4,279$3,786$3,342$2,945$2,592$1,799
13 years$3,909$3,421$2,986$2,600$2,260$1,513
14 years$3,593$3,110$2,683$2,308$1,981$1,278
15 years$3,319$2,841$2,422$2,059$1,744$1,083
16 years$3,079$2,606$2,196$1,843$1,542$921
17 years$2,868$2,400$1,998$1,656$1,367$785
18 years$2,680$2,218$1,824$1,493$1,215$671
19 years$2,513$2,056$1,670$1,349$1,083$574
20 years$2,362$1,910$1,533$1,221$968$492
21 years$2,226$1,779$1,410$1,109$866$422
22 years$2,102$1,661$1,299$1,008$776$363
23 years$1,990$1,553$1,200$918$697$312
24 years$1,887$1,455$1,110$837$626$269
25 years$1,792$1,366$1,028$765$564$231
26 years$1,705$1,284$953$699$508$199
27 years$1,624$1,208$885$640$458$172
28 years$1,549$1,138$823$586$413$148
29 years$1,479$1,074$766$538$373$128
30 years$1,415$1,014$713$493$337$111
31 years$1,354$959$665$453$305$95
32 years$1,298$907$620$416$276$82
33 years$1,245$859$579$383$249$71
34 years$1,195$814$541$352$226$62
35 years$1,148$772$506$324$204$53
36 years$1,104$733$473$299$185$46
37 years$1,062$696$443$275$168$40
38 years$1,023$662$415$254$152$34
39 years$985$629$389$234$138$30
40 years$950$599$364$216$125$26
41 years$917$570$342$199$114$22
42 years$885$543$320$184$103$19
43 years$855$517$301$170$94$17
44 years$826$493$282$157$85$14
45 years$798$470$265$145$77$12
46 years$772$448$249$134$70$11
47 years$747$428$234$123$64$9
48 years$723$408$220$114$58$8
49 years$700$390$207$105$52$7
50 years$679$373$194$97$48$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $695,000, adding $4,820 every year, while hoping to spend $32,543 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: 69/21/10 Blend
65$695,000$695,000$695,000$695,000
66$770,862$734,027$723,254$822,177
67$814,864$735,369$712,858$858,184
68$862,264$735,686$701,022$893,164
69$913,374$734,893$687,665$930,566
70$968,536$732,901$672,700$970,623
71$1,028,128$729,614$656,037$1,013,590
72$1,092,564$724,932$637,581$1,059,750
73$1,162,298$718,746$617,232$1,109,416
74$1,237,831$710,944$594,889$1,162,932
75$1,319,714$701,404$570,441$1,220,680
76$1,408,551$689,998$543,777$1,283,079
77$1,505,007$676,592$514,778$1,350,593
78$1,609,814$661,042$483,319$1,423,735
79$1,723,778$643,196$449,273$1,503,069
80$1,847,784$622,893$412,504$1,589,221
81$1,982,805$599,962$372,871$1,682,878
82$2,129,916$574,225$330,226$1,784,802
83$2,290,294$545,489$284,416$1,895,833
84$2,465,240$513,554$235,280$2,016,895
85$2,656,182$478,206$182,650$2,149,013
86$2,864,695$439,219$126,350$2,293,315
87$3,092,509$396,357$66,198$2,451,047
88$3,341,533$349,366$2,004$2,623,584
89$3,613,865$297,980$0$2,812,442
90$3,911,816$241,919$0$3,026,393
91$4,237,933$180,885$0$3,260,878
92$4,595,018$114,564$0$3,517,744
93$4,986,158$42,625$0$3,799,265
94$5,414,750$0$0$4,107,949
95$5,884,539$0$0$4,454,714
96$6,399,648$0$0$4,845,769
97$6,964,616$0$0$5,274,717
98$7,584,446$0$0$5,745,361
99$8,264,646$0$0$6,261,887
100$9,011,283$0$0$6,828,910