Can I retire at age 66 with 865,000?

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 $865,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.1%
1 years$71,431$70,795$70,174$69,568$68,976$67,528
2 years$35,362$34,703$34,065$33,446$32,846$31,394
3 years$23,340$22,679$22,042$21,429$20,839$19,428
4 years$17,331$16,671$16,041$15,439$14,862$13,504
5 years$13,726$13,071$12,449$11,858$11,298$9,996
6 years$11,324$10,673$10,060$9,483$8,940$7,695
7 years$9,608$8,963$8,360$7,797$7,270$6,083
8 years$8,322$7,683$7,090$6,540$6,032$4,901
9 years$7,323$6,690$6,107$5,571$5,079$4,006
10 years$6,524$5,897$5,324$4,802$4,328$3,310
11 years$5,870$5,249$4,687$4,179$3,722$2,758
12 years$5,326$4,712$4,160$3,666$3,226$2,314
13 years$4,866$4,258$3,716$3,236$2,813$1,952
14 years$4,472$3,870$3,339$2,873$2,466$1,655
15 years$4,131$3,536$3,015$2,562$2,171$1,408
16 years$3,832$3,244$2,733$2,294$1,919$1,201
17 years$3,569$2,987$2,487$2,061$1,701$1,028
18 years$3,336$2,761$2,271$1,858$1,513$881
19 years$3,127$2,558$2,079$1,679$1,348$757
20 years$2,940$2,377$1,908$1,520$1,204$651
21 years$2,770$2,214$1,755$1,380$1,078$561
22 years$2,617$2,067$1,617$1,254$966$484
23 years$2,476$1,933$1,493$1,142$867$418
24 years$2,348$1,811$1,381$1,042$779$361
25 years$2,230$1,700$1,279$952$701$312
26 years$2,121$1,598$1,186$870$632$270
27 years$2,021$1,504$1,102$796$570$234
28 years$1,928$1,417$1,024$730$514$203
29 years$1,841$1,337$953$669$464$176
30 years$1,761$1,262$888$614$419$152
31 years$1,686$1,193$828$564$379$132
32 years$1,615$1,129$772$518$343$115
33 years$1,549$1,069$721$477$310$99
34 years$1,487$1,013$674$439$281$86
35 years$1,429$961$630$404$255$75
36 years$1,374$912$589$372$231$65
37 years$1,322$866$551$343$209$56
38 years$1,273$823$516$316$189$49
39 years$1,227$783$484$291$172$42
40 years$1,183$745$453$269$156$37
41 years$1,141$709$425$248$141$32
42 years$1,101$675$399$229$128$28
43 years$1,064$644$374$211$116$24
44 years$1,028$613$351$195$106$21
45 years$994$585$330$180$96$18
46 years$961$558$310$166$87$16
47 years$930$533$291$154$79$14
48 years$900$508$274$142$72$12
49 years$872$485$257$131$65$10
50 years$845$464$242$121$59$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $865,000, adding $6,134 every year, while hoping to spend $57,716 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: 74/18/8 Blend
65$865,000$865,000$865,000$865,000
66$959,557$913,712$900,305$1,028,914
67$996,023$897,075$869,056$1,058,817
68$1,034,273$877,688$834,825$1,083,687
69$1,074,430$855,355$797,453$1,109,301
70$1,116,625$829,870$756,770$1,135,713
71$1,161,000$801,014$712,602$1,162,984
72$1,207,712$768,553$664,764$1,191,183
73$1,256,929$732,243$613,064$1,220,385
74$1,308,837$691,824$557,303$1,250,675
75$1,363,636$647,021$497,270$1,282,148
76$1,421,545$597,543$432,747$1,314,910
77$1,482,804$543,084$363,505$1,349,080
78$1,547,673$483,319$289,306$1,384,790
79$1,616,438$417,904$209,900$1,422,186
80$1,689,411$346,477$125,027$1,461,434
81$1,766,932$268,655$34,417$1,502,716
82$1,849,374$184,034$0$1,546,238
83$1,937,145$92,186$0$1,597,543
84$2,030,691$0$0$1,655,049
85$2,130,501$0$0$1,717,578
86$2,237,111$0$0$1,803,893
87$2,351,109$0$0$1,896,213
88$2,473,138$0$0$1,995,061
89$2,603,903$0$0$2,101,012
90$2,744,179$0$0$2,214,699
91$2,894,816$0$0$2,336,811
92$3,056,745$0$0$2,468,111
93$3,230,992$0$0$2,609,430
94$3,418,678$0$0$2,761,685
95$3,621,040$0$0$2,925,882
96$3,839,433$0$0$3,103,127
97$4,075,347$0$0$3,294,633
98$4,330,419$0$0$3,501,734
99$4,606,450$0$0$3,725,898
100$4,905,416$0$0$3,968,736