Can I retire at age 66 with 750,000?

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 $750,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.1%
1 years$61,934$61,383$60,844$60,319$59,806$58,551
2 years$30,661$30,090$29,536$29,000$28,479$27,220
3 years$20,237$19,664$19,112$18,580$18,068$16,845
4 years$15,027$14,455$13,909$13,386$12,886$11,709
5 years$11,901$11,333$10,794$10,282$9,796$8,667
6 years$9,818$9,254$8,723$8,222$7,751$6,672
7 years$8,331$7,772$7,249$6,760$6,304$5,274
8 years$7,216$6,662$6,147$5,671$5,230$4,250
9 years$6,349$5,800$5,295$4,830$4,404$3,473
10 years$5,656$5,113$4,616$4,164$3,753$2,870
11 years$5,090$4,551$4,064$3,624$3,227$2,391
12 years$4,618$4,085$3,607$3,179$2,797$2,006
13 years$4,219$3,692$3,222$2,806$2,439$1,693
14 years$3,877$3,356$2,895$2,491$2,138$1,435
15 years$3,581$3,066$2,614$2,222$1,882$1,221
16 years$3,323$2,813$2,370$1,989$1,664$1,042
17 years$3,095$2,590$2,157$1,787$1,475$891
18 years$2,892$2,394$1,969$1,611$1,312$764
19 years$2,712$2,218$1,802$1,455$1,169$656
20 years$2,549$2,061$1,654$1,318$1,044$565
21 years$2,402$1,920$1,521$1,196$934$487
22 years$2,269$1,792$1,402$1,088$838$420
23 years$2,147$1,676$1,295$991$752$362
24 years$2,036$1,571$1,197$903$676$313
25 years$1,934$1,474$1,109$825$608$271
26 years$1,839$1,385$1,029$754$548$234
27 years$1,752$1,304$955$691$494$203
28 years$1,672$1,228$888$633$446$176
29 years$1,597$1,159$826$580$402$152
30 years$1,527$1,094$770$532$364$132
31 years$1,461$1,035$717$489$329$114
32 years$1,400$979$669$449$297$99
33 years$1,343$927$625$413$269$86
34 years$1,289$879$584$380$244$75
35 years$1,239$833$546$350$221$65
36 years$1,191$791$511$322$200$56
37 years$1,146$751$478$297$181$49
38 years$1,104$714$448$274$164$42
39 years$1,063$679$419$252$149$37
40 years$1,025$646$393$233$135$32
41 years$989$615$369$215$123$28
42 years$955$586$346$198$111$24
43 years$922$558$324$183$101$21
44 years$891$532$305$169$92$18
45 years$861$507$286$156$83$16
46 years$833$484$269$144$76$14
47 years$806$462$252$133$69$12
48 years$780$441$237$123$62$10
49 years$756$421$223$114$57$9
50 years$732$402$210$105$51$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $750,000, adding $3,639 every year, while hoping to spend $50,354 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: 63/28/9 Blend
65$750,000$750,000$750,000$750,000
66$830,254$790,504$778,879$880,742
67$861,363$775,662$751,395$900,068
68$893,958$758,406$721,303$914,966
69$928,137$738,563$688,462$929,954
70$964,007$715,952$652,725$945,037
71$1,001,683$690,381$613,938$960,225
72$1,041,292$661,646$571,942$975,532
73$1,082,970$629,533$526,568$990,975
74$1,126,866$593,814$477,642$1,006,572
75$1,173,142$554,247$424,979$1,022,350
76$1,221,977$510,579$368,389$1,038,339
77$1,273,561$462,539$307,673$1,054,575
78$1,328,105$409,845$242,621$1,071,101
79$1,385,839$352,195$173,016$1,087,968
80$1,447,014$289,271$98,631$1,105,237
81$1,511,902$220,739$19,228$1,122,976
82$1,580,804$146,243$0$1,141,266
83$1,654,046$65,409$0$1,166,492
84$1,731,988$0$0$1,194,851
85$1,815,020$0$0$1,231,469
86$1,903,571$0$0$1,292,045
87$1,998,113$0$0$1,356,752
88$2,099,160$0$0$1,425,945
89$2,207,277$0$0$1,500,017
90$2,323,083$0$0$1,579,395
91$2,447,257$0$0$1,664,551
92$2,580,544$0$0$1,756,001
93$2,723,762$0$0$1,854,311
94$2,877,808$0$0$1,960,104
95$3,043,668$0$0$2,074,061
96$3,222,424$0$0$2,196,935
97$3,415,265$0$0$2,329,548
98$3,623,496$0$0$2,472,806
99$3,848,552$0$0$2,627,704
100$4,092,012$0$0$2,795,336