Can I retire at age 66 with 873,000?

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:
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 $873,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$72,092$71,449$70,823$70,211$69,614$67,575
2 years$35,689$35,024$34,380$33,755$33,150$31,112
3 years$23,556$22,889$22,246$21,627$21,031$19,059
4 years$17,491$16,826$16,190$15,581$15,000$13,108
5 years$13,853$13,191$12,564$11,968$11,403$9,596
6 years$11,428$10,772$10,153$9,571$9,023$7,303
7 years$9,697$9,046$8,437$7,869$7,338$5,705
8 years$8,399$7,754$7,156$6,601$6,087$4,541
9 years$7,390$6,751$6,163$5,623$5,126$3,664
10 years$6,584$5,951$5,373$4,847$4,368$2,988
11 years$5,924$5,298$4,730$4,218$3,757$2,457
12 years$5,375$4,755$4,198$3,700$3,255$2,033
13 years$4,911$4,297$3,751$3,266$2,839$1,691
14 years$4,513$3,906$3,370$2,900$2,488$1,413
15 years$4,169$3,568$3,043$2,586$2,191$1,185
16 years$3,868$3,274$2,759$2,315$1,936$996
17 years$3,602$3,015$2,510$2,080$1,717$839
18 years$3,367$2,786$2,292$1,875$1,527$708
19 years$3,156$2,582$2,098$1,694$1,361$599
20 years$2,967$2,399$1,925$1,534$1,215$507
21 years$2,796$2,235$1,771$1,392$1,088$430
22 years$2,641$2,086$1,632$1,266$975$365
23 years$2,499$1,951$1,507$1,153$875$310
24 years$2,370$1,828$1,394$1,052$787$264
25 years$2,251$1,716$1,291$960$708$224
26 years$2,141$1,612$1,197$878$638$191
27 years$2,040$1,517$1,112$804$575$162
28 years$1,946$1,430$1,033$736$519$138
29 years$1,858$1,349$962$675$468$118
30 years$1,777$1,274$896$620$423$100
31 years$1,701$1,204$835$569$383$85
32 years$1,630$1,140$779$523$346$73
33 years$1,563$1,079$728$481$313$62
34 years$1,501$1,023$680$443$284$53
35 years$1,442$970$636$407$257$45
36 years$1,387$921$595$375$233$38
37 years$1,334$875$556$346$211$33
38 years$1,285$831$521$319$191$28
39 years$1,238$790$488$294$173$24
40 years$1,194$752$458$271$157$20
41 years$1,151$716$429$250$143$17
42 years$1,111$682$403$231$129$15
43 years$1,073$649$378$213$118$13
44 years$1,037$619$355$197$107$11
45 years$1,003$590$333$182$97$9
46 years$970$563$313$168$88$8
47 years$938$537$294$155$80$7
48 years$908$513$276$143$73$6
49 years$880$490$259$132$66$5
50 years$852$468$244$122$60$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $873,000, adding $6,548 every year, while hoping to spend $30,649 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: 60/20/20 Blend
65$873,000$873,000$873,000$873,000
66$968,800$922,531$909,000$1,021,483
67$1,035,008$935,125$906,841$1,070,514
68$1,106,941$947,309$903,583$1,120,039
69$1,185,152$959,030$899,156$1,173,378
70$1,270,247$970,232$893,487$1,230,907
71$1,362,895$980,856$886,502$1,293,038
72$1,463,830$990,838$878,119$1,360,228
73$1,573,861$1,000,109$868,256$1,432,980
74$1,693,877$1,008,597$856,825$1,511,849
75$1,824,859$1,016,225$843,736$1,597,448
76$1,967,885$1,022,910$828,891$1,690,453
77$2,124,141$1,028,564$812,191$1,791,610
78$2,294,935$1,033,095$793,530$1,901,741
79$2,481,705$1,036,403$772,800$2,021,754
80$2,686,034$1,038,383$749,885$2,152,652
81$2,909,669$1,038,923$724,665$2,295,539
82$3,154,528$1,037,903$697,014$2,451,633
83$3,422,727$1,035,197$666,801$2,622,281
84$3,716,595$1,030,672$633,889$2,808,966
85$4,038,698$1,024,185$598,134$3,013,323
86$4,391,859$1,015,584$559,386$3,237,160
87$4,779,192$1,004,711$517,489$3,482,466
88$5,204,122$991,394$472,277$3,751,440
89$5,670,425$975,455$423,581$4,046,503
90$6,182,258$956,702$371,221$4,370,328
91$6,744,203$934,935$315,011$4,725,863
92$7,361,303$909,938$254,755$5,116,358
93$8,039,117$881,486$190,250$5,545,400
94$8,783,767$849,339$121,284$6,016,941
95$9,601,998$813,244$47,634$6,535,344
96$10,501,241$772,932$0$7,105,417
97$11,489,682$728,119$0$7,739,071
98$12,576,339$678,507$0$8,446,823
99$13,771,148$623,776$0$9,225,002
100$15,085,057$563,593$0$10,080,775