Can I retire at age 66 with 738,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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 $738,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$60,943$60,400$59,871$59,354$58,849$56,537
2 years$30,170$29,608$29,064$28,536$28,023$25,722
3 years$19,914$19,349$18,806$18,283$17,779$15,561
4 years$14,786$14,224$13,686$13,172$12,680$10,562
5 years$11,711$11,152$10,621$10,117$9,639$7,627
6 years$9,661$9,106$8,583$8,091$7,627$5,722
7 years$8,198$7,647$7,133$6,652$6,203$4,404
8 years$7,100$6,555$6,049$5,580$5,146$3,452
9 years$6,248$5,707$5,210$4,753$4,334$2,742
10 years$5,566$5,031$4,542$4,097$3,693$2,200
11 years$5,008$4,479$3,999$3,566$3,176$1,778
12 years$4,544$4,020$3,549$3,128$2,752$1,446
13 years$4,151$3,633$3,171$2,761$2,400$1,182
14 years$3,815$3,302$2,849$2,451$2,104$970
15 years$3,524$3,016$2,572$2,186$1,852$798
16 years$3,270$2,768$2,332$1,957$1,637$658
17 years$3,045$2,549$2,122$1,759$1,451$544
18 years$2,846$2,355$1,937$1,585$1,291$451
19 years$2,668$2,183$1,773$1,432$1,150$374
20 years$2,508$2,028$1,628$1,297$1,027$310
21 years$2,364$1,889$1,497$1,177$919$258
22 years$2,232$1,764$1,380$1,070$824$214
23 years$2,113$1,649$1,274$975$740$178
24 years$2,003$1,545$1,178$889$665$149
25 years$1,903$1,450$1,091$812$598$124
26 years$1,810$1,363$1,012$742$539$103
27 years$1,724$1,283$940$679$486$86
28 years$1,645$1,209$874$623$438$72
29 years$1,571$1,140$813$571$396$60
30 years$1,502$1,077$757$524$358$50
31 years$1,438$1,018$706$481$323$42
32 years$1,378$963$659$442$293$35
33 years$1,322$912$615$407$265$29
34 years$1,269$865$575$374$240$24
35 years$1,219$820$537$344$217$20
36 years$1,172$778$503$317$197$17
37 years$1,128$739$470$292$178$14
38 years$1,086$703$441$269$162$12
39 years$1,046$668$413$248$147$10
40 years$1,009$636$387$229$133$8
41 years$973$605$363$211$121$7
42 years$940$576$340$195$109$6
43 years$907$549$319$180$99$5
44 years$877$523$300$166$90$4
45 years$848$499$281$154$82$3
46 years$820$476$264$142$74$3
47 years$793$454$248$131$67$2
48 years$768$434$233$121$61$2
49 years$744$414$219$112$56$2
50 years$721$396$206$103$51$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $738,000, adding $4,660 every year, while hoping to spend $22,129 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: 63/25/12 Blend
65$738,000$738,000$738,000$738,000
66$818,083$778,969$767,530$867,049
67$877,982$793,593$769,697$915,022
68$943,250$808,192$771,195$964,408
69$1,014,409$822,742$771,978$1,017,786
70$1,092,038$837,216$771,999$1,075,542
71$1,176,771$851,584$771,206$1,138,104
72$1,269,307$865,817$769,547$1,205,943
73$1,370,416$879,882$766,966$1,279,577
74$1,480,944$893,742$763,405$1,359,578
75$1,601,825$907,360$758,804$1,446,575
76$1,734,085$920,695$753,098$1,541,264
77$1,878,856$933,702$746,220$1,644,409
78$2,037,381$946,336$738,100$1,756,855
79$2,211,033$958,545$728,666$1,879,530
80$2,401,321$970,277$717,839$2,013,460
81$2,609,909$981,473$705,540$2,159,775
82$2,838,627$992,073$691,683$2,319,718
83$3,089,494$1,002,012$676,181$2,494,664
84$3,364,732$1,011,219$658,942$2,686,125
85$3,666,786$1,019,621$639,869$2,895,769
86$3,998,355$1,027,139$618,861$3,125,434
87$4,362,406$1,033,688$595,812$3,377,147
88$4,762,211$1,039,178$570,611$3,653,141
89$5,201,374$1,043,515$543,144$3,955,880
90$5,683,865$1,046,598$513,290$4,288,078
91$6,214,055$1,048,318$480,921$4,652,727
92$6,796,764$1,048,560$445,908$5,053,125
93$7,437,299$1,047,205$408,110$5,492,909
94$8,141,507$1,044,121$367,386$5,976,087
95$8,915,831$1,039,174$323,583$6,507,078
96$9,767,369$1,032,216$276,546$7,090,750
97$10,703,940$1,023,094$226,110$7,732,474
98$11,734,161$1,011,645$172,104$8,438,166
99$12,867,524$997,694$114,348$9,214,350
100$14,114,490$981,060$52,657$10,068,216