Can I retire at age 66 with 785,000?

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 $785,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.3%
1 years$64,825$64,247$63,684$63,134$62,597$60,985
2 years$32,091$31,494$30,914$30,353$29,808$28,195
3 years$21,182$20,581$20,004$19,447$18,911$17,347
4 years$15,728$15,130$14,558$14,011$13,488$11,985
5 years$12,457$11,862$11,297$10,762$10,253$8,815
6 years$10,276$9,686$9,130$8,606$8,113$6,742
7 years$8,720$8,134$7,587$7,076$6,598$5,294
8 years$7,553$6,973$6,434$5,936$5,474$4,236
9 years$6,646$6,071$5,542$5,056$4,610$3,437
10 years$5,920$5,351$4,832$4,358$3,928$2,819
11 years$5,327$4,764$4,254$3,793$3,378$2,331
12 years$4,833$4,276$3,775$3,327$2,927$1,940
13 years$4,416$3,864$3,373$2,937$2,553$1,624
14 years$4,058$3,512$3,030$2,607$2,238$1,365
15 years$3,749$3,209$2,736$2,325$1,970$1,152
16 years$3,478$2,944$2,481$2,082$1,741$974
17 years$3,239$2,711$2,257$1,871$1,544$826
18 years$3,027$2,505$2,061$1,686$1,373$702
19 years$2,838$2,322$1,886$1,523$1,224$598
20 years$2,668$2,158$1,731$1,380$1,093$510
21 years$2,514$2,010$1,592$1,252$978$435
22 years$2,375$1,876$1,468$1,138$877$372
23 years$2,247$1,755$1,355$1,037$787$318
24 years$2,131$1,644$1,253$946$707$272
25 years$2,024$1,543$1,161$864$636$233
26 years$1,925$1,450$1,077$790$573$200
27 years$1,834$1,365$1,000$723$517$171
28 years$1,750$1,286$929$662$466$147
29 years$1,671$1,213$865$607$421$126
30 years$1,598$1,146$806$557$381$108
31 years$1,530$1,083$751$512$344$93
32 years$1,466$1,025$701$470$311$80
33 years$1,406$970$654$433$282$69
34 years$1,350$920$611$398$255$59
35 years$1,297$872$571$366$231$51
36 years$1,247$828$535$337$209$43
37 years$1,200$786$500$311$190$37
38 years$1,155$747$469$287$172$32
39 years$1,113$711$439$264$156$28
40 years$1,073$676$411$244$141$24
41 years$1,035$644$386$225$128$20
42 years$999$613$362$208$116$18
43 years$965$584$340$192$106$15
44 years$933$557$319$177$96$13
45 years$902$531$299$163$87$11
46 years$872$506$281$151$79$10
47 years$844$483$264$139$72$8
48 years$817$461$248$129$65$7
49 years$791$441$233$119$59$6
50 years$766$421$219$110$54$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $785,000, adding $6,498 every year, while hoping to spend $40,615 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: 53/25/22 Blend
65$785,000$785,000$785,000$785,000
66$871,773$830,168$818,000$912,374
67$917,479$827,632$802,189$938,487
68$966,487$823,611$784,487$962,131
69$1,019,089$817,988$764,788$987,004
70$1,075,609$810,642$742,981$1,013,237
71$1,136,399$801,441$718,949$1,040,975
72$1,201,849$790,249$692,571$1,070,383
73$1,272,385$776,919$663,720$1,101,642
74$1,348,477$761,296$632,262$1,134,955
75$1,430,638$743,216$598,060$1,170,548
76$1,519,435$722,506$560,967$1,208,675
77$1,615,490$698,982$520,832$1,249,614
78$1,719,486$672,448$477,496$1,293,680
79$1,832,176$642,700$430,794$1,341,218
80$1,954,384$609,519$380,552$1,392,615
81$2,087,021$572,675$326,590$1,448,301
82$2,231,085$531,924$268,719$1,508,753
83$2,387,677$487,009$206,742$1,574,501
84$2,558,004$437,657$140,452$1,646,133
85$2,743,399$383,580$69,636$1,724,301
86$2,945,325$324,475$0$1,809,731
87$3,165,394$260,020$0$1,904,621
88$3,405,379$189,876$0$2,026,002
89$3,667,231$113,683$0$2,158,556
90$3,953,099$31,064$0$2,303,440
91$4,265,347$0$0$2,461,927
92$4,606,580$0$0$2,651,490
93$4,979,662$0$0$2,868,163
94$5,387,750$0$0$3,105,243
95$5,834,318$0$0$3,364,757
96$6,323,192$0$0$3,648,940
97$6,858,585$0$0$3,960,250
98$7,445,137$0$0$4,301,395
99$8,087,956$0$0$4,675,360
100$8,792,671$0$0$5,085,428