Can I retire at age 66 with 721,000?

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 $721,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.1%
1 years$59,540$59,009$58,492$57,987$57,494$56,752
2 years$29,475$28,926$28,394$27,878$27,378$26,631
3 years$19,455$18,903$18,373$17,862$17,370$16,642
4 years$14,446$13,896$13,371$12,868$12,388$11,685
5 years$11,441$10,895$10,376$9,884$9,417$8,740
6 years$9,439$8,896$8,386$7,904$7,452$6,802
7 years$8,009$7,471$6,968$6,499$6,060$5,438
8 years$6,937$6,404$5,910$5,452$5,027$4,432
9 years$6,104$5,576$5,090$4,644$4,234$3,666
10 years$5,438$4,915$4,438$4,003$3,607$3,066
11 years$4,893$4,375$3,907$3,484$3,103$2,587
12 years$4,439$3,927$3,467$3,056$2,689$2,199
13 years$4,056$3,549$3,098$2,698$2,345$1,880
14 years$3,727$3,226$2,783$2,395$2,055$1,615
15 years$3,443$2,947$2,513$2,136$1,810$1,393
16 years$3,194$2,704$2,278$1,912$1,599$1,205
17 years$2,975$2,490$2,073$1,718$1,418$1,046
18 years$2,781$2,301$1,893$1,548$1,261$910
19 years$2,607$2,133$1,733$1,399$1,124$793
20 years$2,450$1,982$1,590$1,267$1,004$693
21 years$2,309$1,846$1,463$1,150$898$606
22 years$2,181$1,723$1,348$1,046$805$531
23 years$2,064$1,611$1,245$952$723$466
24 years$1,957$1,510$1,151$869$650$409
25 years$1,859$1,417$1,066$793$585$359
26 years$1,768$1,332$989$725$527$316
27 years$1,685$1,253$918$664$475$278
28 years$1,607$1,181$854$608$428$245
29 years$1,535$1,114$794$558$387$215
30 years$1,468$1,052$740$512$350$190
31 years$1,405$995$690$470$316$167
32 years$1,346$941$644$432$286$148
33 years$1,291$891$601$397$259$130
34 years$1,240$845$561$366$234$115
35 years$1,191$801$525$337$212$101
36 years$1,145$760$491$310$192$89
37 years$1,102$722$460$286$174$79
38 years$1,061$686$430$263$158$70
39 years$1,022$653$403$243$143$62
40 years$986$621$378$224$130$54
41 years$951$591$354$207$118$48
42 years$918$563$332$191$107$42
43 years$887$536$312$176$97$38
44 years$857$511$293$162$88$33
45 years$828$488$275$150$80$29
46 years$801$465$258$139$73$26
47 years$775$444$243$128$66$23
48 years$750$424$228$118$60$20
49 years$727$405$214$109$54$18
50 years$704$387$201$101$49$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $721,000, adding $5,529 every year, while hoping to spend $55,891 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: 51/38/11 Blend
65$721,000$721,000$721,000$721,000
66$800,245$762,032$750,857$838,452
67$822,403$739,904$716,543$843,027
68$844,947$714,819$679,206$841,593
69$867,858$686,572$638,686$838,747
70$891,114$654,948$594,816$834,372
71$914,685$619,718$547,421$828,341
72$938,541$580,641$496,317$820,519
73$962,642$537,463$441,313$810,762
74$986,944$489,912$382,211$798,914
75$1,011,399$437,704$318,801$784,811
76$1,035,947$380,537$250,866$768,275
77$1,060,523$318,092$178,179$749,116
78$1,085,050$250,033$100,502$727,131
79$1,109,445$176,004$17,589$702,102
80$1,133,611$95,631$0$673,796
81$1,157,438$8,515$0$650,284
82$1,180,803$0$0$625,722
83$1,203,569$0$0$633,650
84$1,225,580$0$0$644,673
85$1,246,663$0$0$655,132
86$1,266,622$0$0$664,915
87$1,285,241$0$0$673,900
88$1,302,275$0$0$681,948
89$1,317,454$0$0$688,906
90$1,330,475$0$0$694,601
91$1,341,001$0$0$698,842
92$1,348,658$0$0$701,419
93$1,353,029$0$0$702,093
94$1,353,649$0$0$700,605
95$1,350,006$0$0$696,661
96$1,341,526$0$0$689,941
97$1,327,577$0$0$680,084
98$1,307,455$0$0$666,695
99$1,280,382$0$0$649,334
100$1,245,494$0$0$627,512