Can I retire at age 66 with 809,000?

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 $809,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$66,806$66,211$65,631$65,064$64,511$63,626
2 years$33,073$32,457$31,860$31,281$30,719$29,829
3 years$21,829$21,211$20,615$20,042$19,490$18,622
4 years$16,209$15,592$15,003$14,439$13,900$13,062
5 years$12,837$12,224$11,643$11,091$10,567$9,760
6 years$10,591$9,982$9,409$8,869$8,361$7,587
7 years$8,986$8,383$7,819$7,292$6,800$6,059
8 years$7,784$7,186$6,631$6,117$5,641$4,933
9 years$6,849$6,257$5,711$5,210$4,751$4,075
10 years$6,101$5,515$4,979$4,491$4,048$3,404
11 years$5,490$4,910$4,384$3,909$3,481$2,869
12 years$4,981$4,407$3,890$3,429$3,017$2,435
13 years$4,551$3,982$3,476$3,027$2,631$2,079
14 years$4,182$3,620$3,123$2,687$2,306$1,784
15 years$3,863$3,307$2,820$2,396$2,030$1,536
16 years$3,584$3,034$2,556$2,146$1,794$1,328
17 years$3,338$2,794$2,326$1,928$1,591$1,151
18 years$3,120$2,582$2,124$1,737$1,415$1,000
19 years$2,925$2,393$1,944$1,570$1,261$870
20 years$2,750$2,223$1,784$1,422$1,126$759
21 years$2,591$2,071$1,641$1,290$1,008$663
22 years$2,447$1,933$1,512$1,173$903$580
23 years$2,316$1,808$1,397$1,068$811$508
24 years$2,196$1,694$1,292$975$729$445
25 years$2,086$1,590$1,196$890$656$390
26 years$1,984$1,494$1,109$814$591$343
27 years$1,890$1,406$1,030$745$533$301
28 years$1,803$1,325$958$682$481$264
29 years$1,722$1,250$891$626$434$233
30 years$1,647$1,181$830$574$392$205
31 years$1,576$1,116$774$527$355$180
32 years$1,511$1,056$722$485$321$159
33 years$1,449$1,000$674$446$290$140
34 years$1,391$948$630$410$263$123
35 years$1,336$899$589$378$238$108
36 years$1,285$853$551$348$216$96
37 years$1,236$810$516$320$195$84
38 years$1,191$770$483$295$177$74
39 years$1,147$732$452$272$161$65
40 years$1,106$697$424$251$146$58
41 years$1,067$663$398$232$132$51
42 years$1,030$632$373$214$120$45
43 years$995$602$350$197$109$40
44 years$961$574$329$182$99$35
45 years$929$547$308$168$90$31
46 years$899$522$290$155$81$27
47 years$870$498$272$144$74$24
48 years$842$475$256$133$67$21
49 years$815$454$240$123$61$19
50 years$790$434$226$113$55$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $809,000, adding $5,612 every year, while hoping to spend $38,368 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: 36/44/20 Blend
65$809,000$809,000$809,000$809,000
66$897,307$854,430$841,890$923,993
67$948,009$855,474$829,270$945,009
68$1,002,597$855,283$814,942$963,699
69$1,061,426$853,756$798,807$983,084
70$1,124,887$850,786$780,763$1,003,249
71$1,193,411$846,259$760,703$1,024,290
72$1,267,468$840,055$738,516$1,046,314
73$1,347,577$832,045$714,084$1,069,446
74$1,434,308$822,094$687,284$1,093,822
75$1,528,288$810,057$657,989$1,119,598
76$1,630,206$795,783$626,064$1,146,951
77$1,740,820$779,109$591,370$1,176,077
78$1,860,963$759,864$553,760$1,207,198
79$1,991,552$737,868$513,081$1,240,561
80$2,133,595$712,928$469,174$1,276,447
81$2,288,201$684,842$421,872$1,315,167
82$2,456,593$653,395$371,000$1,357,070
83$2,640,113$618,358$316,375$1,402,547
84$2,840,240$579,493$257,809$1,452,034
85$3,058,601$536,545$195,103$1,506,019
86$3,296,987$489,245$128,048$1,565,046
87$3,557,371$437,309$56,429$1,629,721
88$3,841,923$380,437$0$1,700,720
89$4,153,033$318,312$0$1,783,065
90$4,493,332$250,599$0$1,886,454
91$4,865,717$176,944$0$1,999,819
92$5,273,378$96,972$0$2,124,251
93$5,719,829$10,290$0$2,260,962
94$6,208,937$0$0$2,411,294
95$6,744,964$0$0$2,617,172
96$7,332,600$0$0$2,848,450
97$7,977,015$0$0$3,102,196
98$8,683,900$0$0$3,380,664
99$9,459,523$0$0$3,686,340
100$10,310,791$0$0$4,021,962