Can I retire at age 66 with 887,000?

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 $887,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.2%
1 years$73,248$72,595$71,959$71,337$70,731$69,789
2 years$36,261$35,586$34,931$34,297$33,681$32,734
3 years$23,934$23,256$22,603$21,974$21,369$20,445
4 years$17,772$17,095$16,449$15,831$15,240$14,348
5 years$14,075$13,403$12,765$12,160$11,585$10,727
6 years$11,612$10,945$10,316$9,724$9,167$8,343
7 years$9,853$9,191$8,573$7,995$7,455$6,666
8 years$8,534$7,879$7,270$6,707$6,185$5,431
9 years$7,509$6,860$6,262$5,713$5,209$4,489
10 years$6,689$6,047$5,459$4,924$4,438$3,752
11 years$6,019$5,383$4,806$4,286$3,817$3,164
12 years$5,461$4,831$4,265$3,759$3,308$2,688
13 years$4,990$4,366$3,811$3,319$2,884$2,296
14 years$4,585$3,969$3,424$2,946$2,528$1,971
15 years$4,236$3,625$3,092$2,627$2,226$1,699
16 years$3,930$3,326$2,803$2,352$1,967$1,469
17 years$3,660$3,063$2,551$2,114$1,745$1,274
18 years$3,421$2,831$2,328$1,905$1,551$1,108
19 years$3,207$2,623$2,131$1,721$1,383$965
20 years$3,015$2,438$1,956$1,559$1,235$842
21 years$2,841$2,271$1,799$1,415$1,105$736
22 years$2,683$2,120$1,658$1,286$991$644
23 years$2,539$1,983$1,531$1,172$889$565
24 years$2,408$1,857$1,416$1,068$799$495
25 years$2,287$1,743$1,312$976$719$435
26 years$2,175$1,638$1,216$892$648$382
27 years$2,072$1,542$1,130$817$584$336
28 years$1,977$1,453$1,050$748$527$295
29 years$1,888$1,371$977$686$476$260
30 years$1,806$1,294$910$630$430$229
31 years$1,728$1,224$849$578$389$202
32 years$1,656$1,158$792$532$352$178
33 years$1,588$1,096$739$489$318$157
34 years$1,525$1,039$691$450$288$138
35 years$1,465$986$646$414$261$122
36 years$1,409$936$604$381$236$107
37 years$1,356$889$565$351$214$95
38 years$1,305$844$529$324$194$84
39 years$1,258$803$496$299$176$74
40 years$1,213$764$465$275$160$65
41 years$1,170$727$436$254$145$57
42 years$1,129$693$409$234$132$51
43 years$1,091$660$384$216$119$45
44 years$1,054$629$360$200$108$40
45 years$1,019$600$338$185$98$35
46 years$985$572$318$170$89$31
47 years$954$546$298$158$81$27
48 years$923$521$280$146$74$24
49 years$894$498$264$135$67$21
50 years$866$476$248$124$61$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $887,000, adding $5,648 every year, while hoping to spend $25,765 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: 49/21/30 Blend
65$887,000$887,000$887,000$887,000
66$983,300$936,289$922,540$1,022,841
67$1,056,183$954,753$926,032$1,069,684
68$1,135,636$973,259$928,777$1,117,576
69$1,222,303$991,781$930,723$1,169,120
70$1,316,891$1,010,291$931,815$1,224,677
71$1,420,179$1,028,761$931,996$1,284,642
72$1,533,025$1,047,158$931,206$1,349,453
73$1,656,374$1,065,448$929,381$1,419,593
74$1,791,263$1,083,594$926,454$1,495,593
75$1,938,838$1,101,557$922,357$1,578,043
76$2,100,359$1,119,293$917,016$1,667,590
77$2,277,214$1,136,756$910,354$1,764,950
78$2,470,931$1,153,898$902,291$1,870,912
79$2,683,192$1,170,665$892,744$1,986,348
80$2,915,850$1,187,001$881,624$2,112,218
81$3,170,948$1,202,845$868,839$2,249,582
82$3,450,732$1,218,132$854,293$2,399,612
83$3,757,679$1,232,793$837,884$2,563,596
84$4,094,517$1,246,754$819,508$2,742,959
85$4,464,249$1,259,936$799,053$2,939,272
86$4,870,185$1,272,255$776,403$3,154,266
87$5,315,969$1,283,621$751,438$3,389,854
88$5,805,618$1,293,938$724,031$3,648,142
89$6,343,554$1,303,105$694,049$3,931,457
90$6,934,652$1,311,012$661,355$4,242,363
91$7,584,279$1,317,544$625,803$4,583,689
92$8,298,350$1,322,579$587,243$4,958,554
93$9,083,382$1,325,985$545,515$5,370,401
94$9,946,553$1,327,624$500,456$5,823,022
95$10,895,772$1,327,349$451,892$6,320,604
96$11,939,754$1,325,002$399,643$6,867,761
97$13,088,099$1,320,417$343,522$7,469,583
98$14,351,386$1,313,418$283,330$8,131,683
99$15,741,269$1,303,818$218,864$8,860,248
100$17,270,591$1,291,418$149,909$9,662,104