Can I retire at age 66 with 704,000?

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 $704,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12%
1 years$58,136$57,618$57,113$56,619$56,138$55,668
2 years$28,780$28,244$27,725$27,221$26,732$26,258
3 years$18,996$18,458$17,940$17,441$16,960$16,497
4 years$14,105$13,568$13,055$12,565$12,096$11,648
5 years$11,171$10,638$10,132$9,651$9,195$8,763
6 years$9,216$8,687$8,188$7,718$7,276$6,860
7 years$7,820$7,295$6,804$6,345$5,917$5,518
8 years$6,773$6,253$5,770$5,323$4,909$4,526
9 years$5,960$5,444$4,970$4,534$4,134$3,768
10 years$5,309$4,799$4,333$3,908$3,522$3,172
11 years$4,777$4,272$3,815$3,401$3,029$2,695
12 years$4,335$3,835$3,385$2,984$2,625$2,307
13 years$3,960$3,465$3,025$2,634$2,289$1,986
14 years$3,639$3,150$2,718$2,338$2,007$1,719
15 years$3,362$2,877$2,454$2,085$1,767$1,493
16 years$3,119$2,640$2,225$1,867$1,562$1,302
17 years$2,905$2,431$2,024$1,678$1,385$1,139
18 years$2,715$2,247$1,848$1,512$1,231$999
19 years$2,545$2,082$1,692$1,366$1,097$877
20 years$2,393$1,935$1,553$1,237$980$773
21 years$2,255$1,802$1,428$1,123$877$681
22 years$2,130$1,682$1,316$1,021$786$602
23 years$2,015$1,573$1,215$930$706$532
24 years$1,911$1,474$1,124$848$634$471
25 years$1,815$1,384$1,041$774$571$418
26 years$1,727$1,300$965$708$514$370
27 years$1,645$1,224$897$648$464$329
28 years$1,569$1,153$833$594$418$292
29 years$1,499$1,088$776$545$378$259
30 years$1,433$1,027$722$500$341$231
31 years$1,372$971$673$459$309$205
32 years$1,314$919$628$422$279$183
33 years$1,261$870$587$388$253$163
34 years$1,210$825$548$357$229$145
35 years$1,163$782$513$329$207$129
36 years$1,118$743$479$303$188$115
37 years$1,076$705$449$279$170$102
38 years$1,036$670$420$257$154$91
39 years$998$637$394$237$140$81
40 years$962$606$369$219$127$73
41 years$929$577$346$202$115$65
42 years$896$550$325$186$104$58
43 years$866$524$305$172$95$51
44 years$836$499$286$159$86$46
45 years$809$476$268$146$78$41
46 years$782$454$252$135$71$37
47 years$757$433$237$125$64$33
48 years$733$414$223$116$58$29
49 years$709$395$209$107$53$26
50 years$687$377$197$99$48$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $704,000, adding $5,883 every year, while hoping to spend $37,505 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: 53/37/10 Blend
65$704,000$704,000$704,000$704,000
66$781,876$744,564$733,652$821,015
67$821,723$741,143$718,325$844,848
68$864,376$736,297$701,226$866,208
69$910,084$729,917$682,259$888,565
70$959,117$721,887$661,319$912,023
71$1,011,771$712,083$638,297$936,696
72$1,068,373$700,377$613,081$962,713
73$1,129,280$686,629$585,553$990,216
74$1,194,886$670,693$555,588$1,019,367
75$1,265,622$652,414$523,058$1,050,342
76$1,341,962$631,629$487,827$1,083,343
77$1,424,427$608,164$449,754$1,118,590
78$1,513,589$581,835$408,692$1,156,333
79$1,610,078$552,447$364,485$1,196,847
80$1,714,585$519,796$316,975$1,240,440
81$1,827,870$483,664$265,991$1,287,454
82$1,950,770$443,821$211,359$1,338,271
83$2,084,205$400,023$152,895$1,393,315
84$2,229,184$352,016$90,408$1,453,056
85$2,386,823$299,526$23,698$1,518,020
86$2,558,343$242,267$0$1,588,788
87$2,745,093$179,937$0$1,671,074
88$2,948,553$112,215$0$1,763,557
89$3,170,356$38,763$0$1,864,528
90$3,412,296$0$0$1,974,895
91$3,676,348$0$0$2,112,268
92$3,964,687$0$0$2,279,575
93$4,279,708$0$0$2,462,431
94$4,624,046$0$0$2,662,373
95$5,000,601$0$0$2,881,097
96$5,412,570$0$0$3,120,465
97$5,863,470$0$0$3,382,533
98$6,357,175$0$0$3,669,560
99$6,897,949$0$0$3,984,037
100$7,490,492$0$0$4,328,707