Can I retire at age 66 with 797,000?

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 $797,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.7%
1 years$65,816$65,229$64,657$64,099$63,554$62,322
2 years$32,582$31,975$31,387$30,817$30,264$29,027
3 years$21,506$20,896$20,309$19,745$19,201$17,998
4 years$15,968$15,361$14,780$14,225$13,694$12,536
5 years$12,647$12,043$11,470$10,926$10,410$9,298
6 years$10,433$9,834$9,269$8,738$8,237$7,174
7 years$8,853$8,259$7,703$7,184$6,699$5,684
8 years$7,668$7,079$6,533$6,026$5,557$4,590
9 years$6,747$6,164$5,627$5,133$4,680$3,761
10 years$6,011$5,433$4,905$4,425$3,988$3,115
11 years$5,409$4,837$4,319$3,851$3,430$2,602
12 years$4,907$4,341$3,833$3,378$2,972$2,189
13 years$4,483$3,923$3,424$2,982$2,592$1,852
14 years$4,120$3,566$3,077$2,647$2,272$1,574
15 years$3,806$3,258$2,778$2,361$2,000$1,342
16 years$3,531$2,989$2,519$2,114$1,768$1,149
17 years$3,289$2,753$2,292$1,899$1,568$986
18 years$3,074$2,544$2,092$1,712$1,394$848
19 years$2,882$2,357$1,915$1,547$1,242$730
20 years$2,709$2,191$1,758$1,401$1,110$630
21 years$2,553$2,040$1,617$1,271$993$545
22 years$2,411$1,905$1,490$1,156$890$471
23 years$2,282$1,781$1,376$1,053$799$408
24 years$2,163$1,669$1,272$960$718$354
25 years$2,055$1,566$1,178$877$646$307
26 years$1,955$1,472$1,093$802$582$267
27 years$1,862$1,385$1,015$734$525$232
28 years$1,776$1,305$944$672$474$201
29 years$1,697$1,232$878$617$428$175
30 years$1,622$1,163$818$566$386$152
31 years$1,553$1,099$762$520$349$132
32 years$1,488$1,040$711$478$316$115
33 years$1,427$985$664$439$286$100
34 years$1,370$934$621$404$259$87
35 years$1,316$886$580$372$234$76
36 years$1,266$841$543$343$212$66
37 years$1,218$798$508$316$193$58
38 years$1,173$759$476$291$175$50
39 years$1,130$721$446$268$158$44
40 years$1,090$686$418$247$144$38
41 years$1,051$653$392$228$130$33
42 years$1,015$622$367$211$118$29
43 years$980$593$345$194$107$25
44 years$947$565$324$180$97$22
45 years$915$539$304$166$88$19
46 years$885$514$285$153$80$17
47 years$857$491$268$142$73$15
48 years$829$468$252$131$66$13
49 years$803$447$237$121$60$11
50 years$778$427$223$112$55$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $797,000, adding $6,564 every year, while hoping to spend $55,622 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: 72/23/5 Blend
65$797,000$797,000$797,000$797,000
66$885,065$842,824$830,470$947,924
67$916,160$824,941$799,110$972,358
68$948,563$804,317$764,834$991,481
69$982,348$780,760$727,488$1,010,840
70$1,017,595$754,065$686,906$1,030,441
71$1,054,392$724,017$642,920$1,050,291
72$1,092,831$690,385$595,349$1,070,400
73$1,133,015$652,929$544,008$1,090,781
74$1,175,051$611,391$488,701$1,111,449
75$1,219,059$565,502$429,226$1,132,421
76$1,265,167$514,976$365,369$1,153,721
77$1,313,513$459,509$296,908$1,175,374
78$1,364,249$398,782$223,611$1,197,410
79$1,417,537$332,457$145,237$1,219,865
80$1,473,557$260,178$61,533$1,242,783
81$1,532,500$181,567$0$1,266,211
82$1,594,577$96,226$0$1,291,689
83$1,660,018$3,735$0$1,321,400
84$1,729,072$0$0$1,352,149
85$1,802,011$0$0$1,408,424
86$1,879,132$0$0$1,468,942
87$1,960,759$0$0$1,533,013
88$2,047,245$0$0$1,600,919
89$2,138,977$0$0$1,672,964
90$2,236,377$0$0$1,749,484
91$2,339,908$0$0$1,830,844
92$2,450,075$0$0$1,917,444
93$2,567,431$0$0$2,009,723
94$2,692,582$0$0$2,108,160
95$2,826,192$0$0$2,213,282
96$2,968,987$0$0$2,325,663
97$3,121,764$0$0$2,445,937
98$3,285,399$0$0$2,574,794
99$3,460,848$0$0$2,712,995
100$3,649,163$0$0$2,861,373