Can I retire at age 66 with 866,000?

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 $866,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16%
1 years$71,513$70,876$70,255$69,648$69,056$67,359
2 years$35,403$34,743$34,104$33,485$32,884$31,185
3 years$23,367$22,705$22,068$21,454$20,863$19,215
4 years$17,351$16,691$16,060$15,456$14,880$13,295
5 years$13,742$13,086$12,463$11,872$11,311$9,795
6 years$11,337$10,685$10,072$9,494$8,950$7,503
7 years$9,619$8,974$8,370$7,806$7,279$5,902
8 years$8,332$7,692$7,098$6,548$6,039$4,730
9 years$7,331$6,697$6,114$5,577$5,085$3,845
10 years$6,531$5,903$5,330$4,808$4,333$3,159
11 years$5,877$5,255$4,693$4,184$3,726$2,618
12 years$5,332$4,717$4,165$3,670$3,229$2,183
13 years$4,871$4,263$3,721$3,240$2,816$1,831
14 years$4,477$3,875$3,343$2,876$2,468$1,542
15 years$4,135$3,540$3,018$2,565$2,173$1,304
16 years$3,837$3,248$2,737$2,297$1,921$1,106
17 years$3,574$2,991$2,490$2,064$1,703$940
18 years$3,340$2,764$2,273$1,860$1,514$801
19 years$3,131$2,561$2,081$1,680$1,350$683
20 years$2,943$2,380$1,910$1,522$1,206$584
21 years$2,774$2,217$1,757$1,381$1,079$500
22 years$2,620$2,070$1,619$1,256$967$428
23 years$2,479$1,936$1,495$1,144$868$367
24 years$2,351$1,814$1,383$1,043$780$315
25 years$2,233$1,702$1,281$953$702$270
26 years$2,124$1,599$1,188$871$632$232
27 years$2,023$1,505$1,103$797$570$200
28 years$1,930$1,418$1,025$731$515$172
29 years$1,843$1,338$954$670$465$148
30 years$1,763$1,264$889$615$420$127
31 years$1,687$1,195$828$565$380$109
32 years$1,617$1,130$773$519$343$94
33 years$1,551$1,070$722$477$311$81
34 years$1,489$1,015$674$439$281$70
35 years$1,430$962$630$404$255$60
36 years$1,375$913$590$372$231$52
37 years$1,323$867$552$343$209$45
38 years$1,274$824$517$316$190$38
39 years$1,228$784$484$291$172$33
40 years$1,184$746$454$269$156$29
41 years$1,142$710$426$248$142$25
42 years$1,103$676$399$229$128$21
43 years$1,065$644$375$211$117$18
44 years$1,029$614$352$195$106$16
45 years$995$586$330$180$96$14
46 years$962$559$310$166$87$12
47 years$931$533$291$154$79$10
48 years$901$509$274$142$72$9
49 years$873$486$257$131$65$7
50 years$846$464$242$121$59$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $866,000, adding $6,791 every year, while hoping to spend $34,799 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: 75/6/19 Blend
65$866,000$866,000$866,000$866,000
66$961,337$915,439$902,016$1,028,686
67$1,022,367$923,270$895,208$1,082,062
68$1,088,457$930,318$887,005$1,135,617
69$1,160,084$936,508$877,324$1,193,409
70$1,237,776$941,761$866,078$1,255,851
71$1,322,113$945,991$853,176$1,323,398
72$1,413,732$949,108$838,521$1,396,553
73$1,513,335$951,015$822,013$1,475,869
74$1,621,691$951,612$803,547$1,561,958
75$1,739,651$950,788$783,013$1,655,492
76$1,868,149$948,430$760,297$1,757,214
77$2,008,211$944,414$735,277$1,867,942
78$2,160,969$938,610$707,830$1,988,578
79$2,327,667$930,882$677,822$2,120,117
80$2,509,677$921,083$645,117$2,263,654
81$2,708,507$909,059$609,571$2,420,400
82$2,925,816$894,644$571,033$2,591,686
83$3,163,434$877,667$529,347$2,778,982
84$3,423,373$857,941$484,350$2,983,909
85$3,707,850$835,273$435,868$3,208,252
86$4,019,306$809,457$383,725$3,453,981
87$4,360,427$780,272$327,732$3,723,266
88$4,734,174$747,489$267,694$4,018,501
89$5,143,807$710,862$203,408$4,342,326
90$5,592,914$670,134$134,662$4,697,648
91$6,085,450$625,029$61,232$5,087,675
92$6,625,770$575,259$0$5,515,943
93$7,218,670$520,518$0$5,989,823
94$7,869,433$460,483$0$6,523,612
95$8,583,879$394,811$0$7,109,670
96$9,368,420$323,141$0$7,753,275
97$10,230,117$245,093$0$8,460,238
98$11,176,750$160,264$0$9,236,964
99$12,216,888$68,227$0$10,090,509
100$13,359,975$0$0$11,028,647