Can I retire at age 66 with 720,000?

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:
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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 $720,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.8%
1 years$59,457$58,927$58,411$57,906$57,414$55,377
2 years$29,434$28,886$28,355$27,840$27,340$25,309
3 years$19,428$18,877$18,347$17,837$17,346$15,385
4 years$14,426$13,877$13,352$12,851$12,371$10,496
5 years$11,425$10,880$10,362$9,870$9,404$7,619
6 years$9,425$8,884$8,374$7,894$7,441$5,748
7 years$7,998$7,461$6,959$6,490$6,052$4,450
8 years$6,927$6,395$5,902$5,444$5,020$3,508
9 years$6,095$5,568$5,083$4,637$4,228$2,803
10 years$5,430$4,908$4,431$3,997$3,602$2,263
11 years$4,886$4,369$3,901$3,479$3,098$1,842
12 years$4,433$3,922$3,462$3,051$2,685$1,508
13 years$4,050$3,544$3,093$2,694$2,341$1,241
14 years$3,722$3,221$2,779$2,391$2,052$1,025
15 years$3,438$2,943$2,509$2,133$1,807$850
16 years$3,190$2,700$2,275$1,910$1,597$706
17 years$2,971$2,487$2,070$1,716$1,416$588
18 years$2,777$2,298$1,890$1,546$1,259$491
19 years$2,603$2,130$1,730$1,397$1,122$410
20 years$2,447$1,979$1,588$1,265$1,002$343
21 years$2,306$1,843$1,461$1,148$897$287
22 years$2,178$1,721$1,346$1,044$804$241
23 years$2,061$1,609$1,243$951$722$202
24 years$1,954$1,508$1,149$867$649$169
25 years$1,856$1,415$1,065$792$584$142
26 years$1,766$1,330$987$724$526$119
27 years$1,682$1,252$917$663$474$100
28 years$1,605$1,179$852$607$428$84
29 years$1,533$1,113$793$557$386$71
30 years$1,466$1,051$739$511$349$60
31 years$1,403$993$689$469$316$50
32 years$1,344$940$643$431$285$42
33 years$1,289$890$600$397$258$35
34 years$1,238$844$561$365$234$30
35 years$1,189$800$524$336$212$25
36 years$1,144$759$490$309$192$21
37 years$1,100$721$459$285$174$18
38 years$1,060$685$430$263$158$15
39 years$1,021$652$403$242$143$13
40 years$984$620$377$224$130$11
41 years$950$590$354$206$118$9
42 years$917$562$332$190$107$8
43 years$885$536$312$176$97$6
44 years$855$511$292$162$88$5
45 years$827$487$275$150$80$4
46 years$800$464$258$138$73$4
47 years$774$443$242$128$66$3
48 years$749$423$228$118$60$3
49 years$726$404$214$109$54$2
50 years$703$386$201$101$49$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $720,000, adding $3,358 every year, while hoping to spend $22,448 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: 54/35/11 Blend
65$720,000$720,000$720,000$720,000
66$796,904$758,744$747,584$837,520
67$854,303$772,038$748,743$878,767
68$916,806$785,231$749,189$920,912
69$984,907$798,294$748,874$966,257
70$1,059,154$811,197$747,748$1,015,110
71$1,140,148$823,907$745,759$1,067,811
72$1,228,553$836,387$742,851$1,124,735
73$1,325,096$848,601$738,967$1,186,295
74$1,430,580$860,506$734,046$1,252,947
75$1,545,888$872,061$728,026$1,325,194
76$1,671,994$883,217$720,841$1,403,589
77$1,809,968$893,925$712,419$1,488,745
78$1,960,990$904,132$702,690$1,581,334
79$2,126,357$913,781$691,577$1,682,100
80$2,307,501$922,812$679,000$1,791,864
81$2,505,995$931,158$664,875$1,911,528
82$2,723,574$938,753$649,116$2,042,089
83$2,962,148$945,521$631,631$2,184,648
84$3,223,821$951,385$612,324$2,340,416
85$3,510,909$956,262$591,096$2,510,731
86$3,825,966$960,063$567,842$2,697,067
87$4,171,803$962,694$542,453$2,901,050
88$4,551,516$964,055$514,814$3,124,473
89$4,968,516$964,040$484,806$3,369,314
90$5,426,562$962,535$452,305$3,637,754
91$5,929,794$959,422$417,179$3,932,197
92$6,482,771$954,572$379,293$4,255,295
93$7,090,518$947,850$338,503$4,609,973
94$7,758,571$939,115$294,663$4,999,454
95$8,493,026$928,212$247,615$5,427,294
96$9,300,603$914,983$197,199$5,897,415
97$10,188,704$899,256$143,244$6,414,138
98$11,165,483$880,851$85,574$6,982,231
99$12,239,926$859,577$24,004$7,606,949
100$13,421,932$835,230$0$8,294,088