Can I retire at age 66 with 872,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $872,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.9%
1 years$72,009$71,368$70,742$70,131$69,535$67,580
2 years$35,648$34,984$34,341$33,717$33,112$31,157
3 years$23,529$22,862$22,221$21,603$21,007$19,114
4 years$17,471$16,806$16,171$15,564$14,983$13,166
5 years$13,837$13,176$12,549$11,954$11,390$9,653
6 years$11,415$10,760$10,142$9,560$9,012$7,359
7 years$9,686$9,036$8,428$7,860$7,329$5,758
8 years$8,390$7,745$7,147$6,593$6,080$4,591
9 years$7,382$6,744$6,156$5,616$5,121$3,712
10 years$6,576$5,944$5,367$4,841$4,363$3,033
11 years$5,918$5,292$4,725$4,213$3,752$2,498
12 years$5,369$4,750$4,193$3,696$3,252$2,072
13 years$4,905$4,292$3,746$3,263$2,836$1,727
14 years$4,508$3,902$3,366$2,896$2,486$1,446
15 years$4,164$3,564$3,039$2,583$2,189$1,214
16 years$3,863$3,270$2,756$2,313$1,934$1,023
17 years$3,598$3,012$2,507$2,078$1,715$864
18 years$3,363$2,783$2,289$1,873$1,525$731
19 years$3,153$2,579$2,095$1,692$1,359$620
20 years$2,964$2,397$1,923$1,533$1,214$526
21 years$2,793$2,232$1,769$1,391$1,086$447
22 years$2,638$2,084$1,630$1,265$974$380
23 years$2,496$1,949$1,505$1,152$874$324
24 years$2,367$1,826$1,392$1,050$786$276
25 years$2,248$1,714$1,289$959$707$235
26 years$2,139$1,611$1,196$877$637$200
27 years$2,037$1,516$1,110$803$574$171
28 years$1,943$1,428$1,032$736$518$146
29 years$1,856$1,347$961$675$468$125
30 years$1,775$1,272$895$619$423$106
31 years$1,699$1,203$834$569$382$91
32 years$1,628$1,138$778$523$346$78
33 years$1,562$1,078$727$481$313$66
34 years$1,499$1,022$679$442$283$57
35 years$1,440$969$635$407$257$49
36 years$1,385$920$594$375$232$41
37 years$1,333$874$556$345$211$35
38 years$1,283$830$521$318$191$30
39 years$1,236$789$488$294$173$26
40 years$1,192$751$457$271$157$22
41 years$1,150$715$429$250$143$19
42 years$1,110$681$402$231$129$16
43 years$1,072$649$377$213$117$14
44 years$1,036$618$354$196$107$12
45 years$1,002$590$333$181$97$10
46 years$969$563$312$168$88$9
47 years$937$537$293$155$80$7
48 years$907$512$276$143$72$6
49 years$879$489$259$132$66$5
50 years$851$467$244$122$60$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $872,000, adding $2,502 every year, while hoping to spend $33,890 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: 50/36/14 Blend
65$872,000$872,000$872,000$872,000
66$963,525$917,309$903,793$1,007,895
67$1,025,746$926,198$898,011$1,047,533
68$1,093,177$934,387$890,900$1,086,834
69$1,166,315$941,806$882,379$1,128,788
70$1,245,704$948,380$872,364$1,173,654
71$1,331,945$954,029$860,767$1,221,719
72$1,425,696$958,670$847,495$1,273,302
73$1,527,684$962,211$832,453$1,328,756
74$1,638,706$964,557$815,538$1,388,468
75$1,759,641$965,608$796,646$1,452,870
76$1,891,455$965,254$775,665$1,522,437
77$2,035,214$963,381$752,479$1,597,696
78$2,192,086$959,868$726,968$1,679,228
79$2,363,362$954,584$699,005$1,767,677
80$2,550,461$947,394$668,457$1,863,754
81$2,754,943$938,152$635,186$1,968,244
82$2,978,529$926,703$599,046$2,082,016
83$3,223,112$912,885$559,888$2,206,030
84$3,490,777$896,524$517,551$2,341,346
85$3,783,820$877,437$471,873$2,489,136
86$4,104,768$855,430$422,679$2,650,695
87$4,456,405$830,296$369,789$2,827,454
88$4,841,796$801,819$313,015$3,020,991
89$5,264,320$769,769$252,161$3,233,052
90$5,727,693$733,900$187,022$3,465,565
91$6,236,012$693,956$117,382$3,720,658
92$6,793,790$649,664$43,018$4,000,683
93$7,405,994$600,734$0$4,308,233
94$8,078,098$546,864$0$4,651,605
95$8,816,134$487,729$0$5,035,744
96$9,626,742$422,991$0$5,457,748
97$10,517,240$352,288$0$5,921,512
98$11,495,688$275,240$0$6,431,336
99$12,570,968$191,446$0$6,991,959
100$13,752,862$100,482$0$7,608,613