Can I retire at age 66 with 845,000?

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 $845,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.4%
1 years$69,779$69,158$68,551$67,959$67,381$65,094
2 years$34,544$33,901$33,277$32,673$32,086$29,805
3 years$22,801$22,155$21,533$20,934$20,357$18,153
4 years$16,930$16,286$15,670$15,082$14,519$12,409
5 years$13,409$12,768$12,161$11,584$11,037$9,027
6 years$11,062$10,426$9,828$9,264$8,733$6,825
7 years$9,386$8,756$8,167$7,616$7,102$5,295
8 years$8,130$7,506$6,926$6,389$5,892$4,185
9 years$7,153$6,535$5,965$5,442$4,962$3,353
10 years$6,373$5,760$5,201$4,691$4,228$2,714
11 years$5,734$5,128$4,579$4,083$3,636$2,214
12 years$5,203$4,603$4,064$3,581$3,151$1,818
13 years$4,753$4,159$3,630$3,162$2,748$1,500
14 years$4,368$3,781$3,262$2,807$2,409$1,243
15 years$4,035$3,454$2,945$2,503$2,121$1,033
16 years$3,744$3,169$2,670$2,241$1,874$861
17 years$3,487$2,918$2,430$2,014$1,662$719
18 years$3,259$2,697$2,218$1,815$1,478$602
19 years$3,055$2,499$2,031$1,640$1,317$504
20 years$2,872$2,322$1,864$1,485$1,176$423
21 years$2,706$2,163$1,714$1,348$1,053$355
22 years$2,556$2,019$1,580$1,225$944$299
23 years$2,419$1,889$1,459$1,116$847$251
24 years$2,294$1,770$1,349$1,018$761$212
25 years$2,179$1,661$1,249$930$685$178
26 years$2,072$1,561$1,159$850$617$150
27 years$1,974$1,469$1,076$778$556$127
28 years$1,883$1,384$1,000$713$502$107
29 years$1,799$1,306$931$654$453$90
30 years$1,720$1,233$867$600$410$76
31 years$1,647$1,166$808$551$370$64
32 years$1,578$1,103$754$506$335$54
33 years$1,513$1,045$704$466$303$46
34 years$1,453$990$658$428$274$39
35 years$1,396$939$615$394$249$33
36 years$1,342$891$575$363$225$27
37 years$1,291$846$539$335$204$23
38 years$1,244$804$504$308$185$20
39 years$1,198$765$473$284$168$17
40 years$1,155$728$443$262$152$14
41 years$1,115$693$415$242$138$12
42 years$1,076$660$390$223$125$10
43 years$1,039$629$366$206$114$8
44 years$1,004$599$343$190$103$7
45 years$971$571$322$176$94$6
46 years$939$545$303$162$85$5
47 years$908$520$284$150$77$4
48 years$879$497$267$139$70$4
49 years$852$474$251$128$64$3
50 years$825$453$236$118$58$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $845,000, adding $2,402 every year, while hoping to spend $57,344 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: 51/19/30 Blend
65$845,000$845,000$845,000$845,000
66$933,668$888,883$875,785$973,263
67$967,888$871,424$844,110$983,728
68$1,003,677$851,189$809,453$989,200
69$1,041,134$827,979$771,651$994,047
70$1,080,367$801,587$730,539$998,236
71$1,121,492$771,793$685,940$1,001,733
72$1,164,637$738,362$637,671$1,004,508
73$1,209,937$701,050$585,540$1,006,528
74$1,257,544$659,594$529,348$1,007,764
75$1,307,618$613,719$468,886$1,008,188
76$1,360,337$563,133$403,936$1,007,772
77$1,415,892$507,527$334,268$1,006,493
78$1,474,493$446,576$259,647$1,004,331
79$1,536,368$379,935$179,821$1,001,267
80$1,601,766$307,240$94,534$997,288
81$1,670,958$228,107$3,513$992,388
82$1,744,240$142,129$0$986,563
83$1,821,938$48,878$0$1,009,789
84$1,904,403$0$0$1,035,257
85$1,992,024$0$0$1,072,856
86$2,085,223$0$0$1,123,765
87$2,184,464$0$0$1,178,023
88$2,290,254$0$0$1,235,914
89$2,403,148$0$0$1,297,748
90$2,523,755$0$0$1,363,866
91$2,652,742$0$0$1,434,641
92$2,790,840$0$0$1,510,483
93$2,938,850$0$0$1,591,840
94$3,097,653$0$0$1,679,205
95$3,268,213$0$0$1,773,119
96$3,451,590$0$0$1,874,174
97$3,648,948$0$0$1,983,024
98$3,861,563$0$0$2,100,384
99$4,090,838$0$0$2,227,039
100$4,338,313$0$0$2,363,854