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%17.5%
1 years$61,934$61,383$60,844$60,319$59,806$57,985
2 years$30,661$30,090$29,536$29,000$28,479$26,660
3 years$20,237$19,664$19,112$18,580$18,068$16,308
4 years$15,027$14,455$13,909$13,386$12,886$11,199
5 years$11,901$11,333$10,794$10,282$9,796$8,185
6 years$9,818$9,254$8,723$8,222$7,751$6,219
7 years$8,331$7,772$7,249$6,760$6,304$4,850
8 years$7,216$6,662$6,147$5,671$5,230$3,853
9 years$6,349$5,800$5,295$4,830$4,404$3,104
10 years$5,656$5,113$4,616$4,164$3,753$2,527
11 years$5,090$4,551$4,064$3,624$3,227$2,073
12 years$4,618$4,085$3,607$3,179$2,797$1,712
13 years$4,219$3,692$3,222$2,806$2,439$1,422
14 years$3,877$3,356$2,895$2,491$2,138$1,185
15 years$3,581$3,066$2,614$2,222$1,882$991
16 years$3,323$2,813$2,370$1,989$1,664$832
17 years$3,095$2,590$2,157$1,787$1,475$699
18 years$2,892$2,394$1,969$1,611$1,312$589
19 years$2,712$2,218$1,802$1,455$1,169$497
20 years$2,549$2,061$1,654$1,318$1,044$420
21 years$2,402$1,920$1,521$1,196$934$355
22 years$2,269$1,792$1,402$1,088$838$301
23 years$2,147$1,676$1,295$991$752$255
24 years$2,036$1,571$1,197$903$676$216
25 years$1,934$1,474$1,109$825$608$183
26 years$1,839$1,385$1,029$754$548$156
27 years$1,752$1,304$955$691$494$132
28 years$1,672$1,228$888$633$446$112
29 years$1,597$1,159$826$580$402$95
30 years$1,527$1,094$770$532$364$81
31 years$1,461$1,035$717$489$329$69
32 years$1,400$979$669$449$297$59
33 years$1,343$927$625$413$269$50
34 years$1,289$879$584$380$244$42
35 years$1,239$833$546$350$221$36
36 years$1,191$791$511$322$200$31
37 years$1,146$751$478$297$181$26
38 years$1,104$714$448$274$164$22
39 years$1,063$679$419$252$149$19
40 years$1,025$646$393$233$135$16
41 years$989$615$369$215$123$14
42 years$955$586$346$198$111$12
43 years$922$558$324$183$101$10
44 years$891$532$305$169$92$8
45 years$861$507$286$156$83$7
46 years$833$484$269$144$76$6
47 years$806$462$252$133$69$5
48 years$780$441$237$123$62$4
49 years$756$421$223$114$57$4
50 years$732$402$210$105$51$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $750,000, adding $3,976 every year, while hoping to spend $24,439 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: 68/18/14 Blend
65$750,000$750,000$750,000$750,000
66$830,601$790,851$779,226$884,154
67$889,320$803,600$779,327$933,072
68$953,208$816,154$778,613$983,283
69$1,022,769$828,479$777,030$1,037,576
70$1,098,553$840,536$774,522$1,096,352
71$1,181,168$852,285$771,031$1,160,048
72$1,271,282$863,682$766,496$1,229,149
73$1,369,632$874,682$760,852$1,304,188
74$1,477,026$885,233$754,033$1,385,753
75$1,594,358$895,284$745,968$1,474,491
76$1,722,607$904,778$736,582$1,571,118
77$1,862,855$913,654$725,800$1,676,420
78$2,016,291$921,848$713,539$1,791,264
79$2,184,226$929,292$699,716$1,916,609
80$2,368,102$935,912$684,241$2,053,507
81$2,569,507$941,630$667,022$2,203,122
82$2,790,191$946,364$647,961$2,366,735
83$3,032,080$950,026$626,958$2,545,757
84$3,297,297$952,522$603,905$2,741,747
85$3,588,178$953,753$578,693$2,956,422
86$3,907,297$953,612$551,205$3,191,672
87$4,257,491$951,988$521,319$3,449,584
88$4,641,881$948,761$488,909$3,732,458
89$5,063,907$943,805$453,842$4,042,828
90$5,527,360$936,986$415,980$4,383,490
91$6,036,413$928,161$375,178$4,757,523
92$6,595,666$917,179$331,285$5,168,323
93$7,210,184$903,881$284,143$5,619,633
94$7,885,548$888,097$233,587$6,115,581
95$8,627,907$869,646$179,446$6,660,714
96$9,444,034$848,340$121,538$7,260,048
97$10,341,394$823,976$59,677$7,919,108
98$11,328,206$796,342$0$8,643,990
99$12,413,532$765,211$0$9,442,355
100$13,607,351$730,345$0$10,330,235