Can I retire at age 66 with 828,000?

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 $828,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.2%
1 years$68,375$67,766$67,172$66,592$66,026$63,582
2 years$33,849$33,219$32,608$32,015$31,441$29,006
3 years$22,342$21,709$21,099$20,513$19,947$17,599
4 years$16,590$15,958$15,355$14,778$14,227$11,982
5 years$13,139$12,512$11,916$11,351$10,815$8,680
6 years$10,839$10,217$9,630$9,078$8,557$6,533
7 years$9,197$8,580$8,003$7,463$6,959$5,046
8 years$7,966$7,355$6,787$6,261$5,774$3,969
9 years$7,010$6,403$5,845$5,333$4,862$3,164
10 years$6,244$5,644$5,096$4,597$4,143$2,548
11 years$5,619$5,025$4,487$4,001$3,563$2,068
12 years$5,098$4,510$3,982$3,509$3,088$1,689
13 years$4,658$4,076$3,557$3,098$2,692$1,386
14 years$4,280$3,705$3,196$2,750$2,360$1,142
15 years$3,954$3,384$2,886$2,453$2,078$944
16 years$3,668$3,105$2,617$2,196$1,837$782
17 years$3,417$2,860$2,381$1,973$1,628$649
18 years$3,193$2,642$2,173$1,778$1,448$540
19 years$2,994$2,449$1,990$1,607$1,291$450
20 years$2,814$2,276$1,826$1,455$1,153$375
21 years$2,652$2,120$1,680$1,321$1,032$313
22 years$2,505$1,979$1,548$1,201$925$262
23 years$2,370$1,851$1,429$1,094$830$219
24 years$2,248$1,734$1,322$997$746$183
25 years$2,135$1,627$1,224$911$671$153
26 years$2,031$1,529$1,136$833$605$128
27 years$1,935$1,439$1,054$762$545$107
28 years$1,845$1,356$980$698$492$90
29 years$1,763$1,279$912$641$444$75
30 years$1,685$1,208$850$588$401$63
31 years$1,613$1,142$792$540$363$53
32 years$1,546$1,081$739$496$328$44
33 years$1,483$1,024$690$456$297$37
34 years$1,423$970$645$420$269$31
35 years$1,368$920$603$386$244$26
36 years$1,315$873$564$356$221$22
37 years$1,265$829$528$328$200$18
38 years$1,218$788$494$302$181$15
39 years$1,174$750$463$279$164$13
40 years$1,132$713$434$257$149$11
41 years$1,092$679$407$237$135$9
42 years$1,054$647$382$219$123$8
43 years$1,018$616$358$202$111$6
44 years$984$587$336$187$101$5
45 years$951$560$316$172$92$5
46 years$920$534$297$159$83$4
47 years$890$510$279$147$76$3
48 years$862$487$262$136$69$3
49 years$834$465$246$126$62$2
50 years$808$444$231$116$57$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $828,000, adding $4,824 every year, while hoping to spend $34,607 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: 52/25/23 Blend
65$828,000$828,000$828,000$828,000
66$917,432$873,548$860,714$959,046
67$974,188$879,530$852,726$994,291
68$1,035,574$884,646$843,311$1,028,656
69$1,102,025$888,816$832,384$1,065,318
70$1,174,019$891,955$819,857$1,104,509
71$1,252,084$893,976$805,637$1,146,487
72$1,336,799$894,783$789,628$1,191,533
73$1,428,800$894,275$771,728$1,239,964
74$1,528,788$892,345$751,832$1,292,128
75$1,637,534$888,879$729,827$1,348,409
76$1,755,885$883,757$705,599$1,409,235
77$1,884,775$876,851$679,026$1,475,079
78$2,025,230$868,024$649,982$1,546,461
79$2,178,380$857,134$618,332$1,623,962
80$2,345,468$844,027$583,940$1,708,221
81$2,527,863$828,542$546,660$1,799,945
82$2,727,072$810,508$506,340$1,899,917
83$2,944,754$789,743$462,823$2,009,002
84$3,182,734$766,055$415,942$2,128,157
85$3,443,023$739,242$365,526$2,258,441
86$3,727,834$709,088$311,394$2,401,022
87$4,039,605$675,365$253,358$2,557,192
88$4,381,021$637,833$191,221$2,728,381
89$4,755,035$596,238$124,778$2,916,167
90$5,164,905$550,309$53,814$3,122,293
91$5,614,214$499,764$0$3,348,686
92$6,106,911$444,299$0$3,602,853
93$6,647,345$383,599$0$3,896,209
94$7,240,305$317,326$0$4,218,191
95$7,891,067$245,126$0$4,571,728
96$8,605,443$166,624$0$4,960,052
97$9,389,835$81,425$0$5,386,727
98$10,251,293$0$0$5,855,683
99$11,197,586$0$0$6,374,251
100$12,237,272$0$0$6,968,697