Can I retire at age 66 with 786,000?

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 $786,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.4%
1 years$64,907$64,329$63,765$63,214$62,677$61,286
2 years$32,132$31,534$30,954$30,392$29,846$28,452
3 years$21,209$20,608$20,029$19,472$18,936$17,582
4 years$15,748$15,149$14,576$14,029$13,505$12,202
5 years$12,472$11,877$11,312$10,775$10,266$9,018
6 years$10,289$9,698$9,142$8,617$8,123$6,931
7 years$8,731$8,145$7,597$7,085$6,606$5,470
8 years$7,562$6,981$6,443$5,943$5,481$4,400
9 years$6,654$6,079$5,549$5,062$4,616$3,589
10 years$5,928$5,358$4,838$4,364$3,933$2,960
11 years$5,334$4,770$4,259$3,798$3,382$2,462
12 years$4,839$4,281$3,780$3,331$2,931$2,062
13 years$4,421$3,869$3,377$2,941$2,556$1,736
14 years$4,063$3,517$3,034$2,611$2,240$1,468
15 years$3,753$3,213$2,740$2,328$1,973$1,246
16 years$3,482$2,948$2,484$2,085$1,743$1,061
17 years$3,243$2,715$2,260$1,873$1,546$906
18 years$3,031$2,508$2,063$1,688$1,375$775
19 years$2,842$2,325$1,889$1,525$1,225$665
20 years$2,671$2,160$1,733$1,381$1,094$570
21 years$2,517$2,012$1,594$1,254$979$490
22 years$2,378$1,878$1,469$1,140$878$422
23 years$2,250$1,757$1,357$1,038$788$364
24 years$2,134$1,646$1,255$947$708$313
25 years$2,026$1,545$1,162$865$637$270
26 years$1,928$1,452$1,078$791$574$233
27 years$1,836$1,366$1,001$724$518$202
28 years$1,752$1,287$930$663$467$174
29 years$1,673$1,215$866$608$422$151
30 years$1,600$1,147$807$558$381$130
31 years$1,532$1,084$752$512$344$113
32 years$1,468$1,026$702$471$312$97
33 years$1,408$972$655$433$282$84
34 years$1,351$921$612$399$255$73
35 years$1,298$873$572$367$231$63
36 years$1,248$829$535$338$210$55
37 years$1,201$787$501$311$190$47
38 years$1,157$748$469$287$172$41
39 years$1,115$712$440$265$156$36
40 years$1,075$677$412$244$142$31
41 years$1,037$644$386$225$128$27
42 years$1,001$614$362$208$117$23
43 years$966$585$340$192$106$20
44 years$934$557$319$177$96$17
45 years$903$532$300$164$87$15
46 years$873$507$282$151$79$13
47 years$845$484$264$140$72$11
48 years$818$462$249$129$65$10
49 years$792$441$234$119$59$8
50 years$767$421$220$110$54$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $786,000, adding $2,480 every year, while hoping to spend $27,060 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: 62/8/30 Blend
65$786,000$786,000$786,000$786,000
66$868,730$827,072$814,889$915,418
67$928,549$838,807$813,396$959,231
68$993,562$850,210$810,946$1,003,918
69$1,064,272$861,236$807,479$1,052,152
70$1,141,228$871,838$802,931$1,104,286
71$1,225,039$881,963$797,234$1,160,709
72$1,316,372$891,558$790,321$1,221,852
73$1,415,962$900,565$782,116$1,288,190
74$1,524,617$908,920$772,544$1,360,245
75$1,643,229$916,557$761,525$1,438,597
76$1,772,776$923,407$748,974$1,523,882
77$1,914,339$929,393$734,804$1,616,805
78$2,069,104$934,436$718,923$1,718,141
79$2,238,379$938,450$701,234$1,828,748
80$2,423,605$941,345$681,636$1,949,570
81$2,626,366$943,025$660,024$2,081,650
82$2,848,410$943,386$636,289$2,226,137
83$3,091,657$942,322$610,314$2,384,302
84$3,358,226$939,716$581,979$2,557,544
85$3,650,448$935,445$551,159$2,747,406
86$3,970,892$929,380$517,721$2,955,592
87$4,322,386$921,383$481,528$3,183,981
88$4,708,047$911,308$442,436$3,434,644
89$5,131,305$898,999$400,295$3,709,866
90$5,595,941$884,293$354,949$4,012,169
91$6,106,119$867,016$306,232$4,344,332
92$6,666,427$846,983$253,973$4,709,420
93$7,281,916$823,999$197,995$5,110,814
94$7,958,154$797,857$138,111$5,552,242
95$8,701,273$768,340$74,125$6,037,817
96$9,518,029$735,214$5,834$6,572,070
97$10,415,864$698,236$0$7,160,002
98$11,402,979$657,147$0$7,828,586
99$12,488,408$611,672$0$8,565,826
100$13,682,104$561,522$0$9,376,628