Can I retire at age 66 with 891,000?

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 $891,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.7%
1 years$73,578$72,923$72,283$71,659$71,050$69,108
2 years$36,425$35,746$35,089$34,451$33,833$31,891
3 years$24,042$23,361$22,705$22,073$21,465$19,583
4 years$17,852$17,173$16,523$15,903$15,309$13,502
5 years$14,139$13,463$12,823$12,215$11,638$9,911
6 years$11,664$10,994$10,363$9,768$9,209$7,563
7 years$9,897$9,233$8,611$8,031$7,489$5,925
8 years$8,573$7,914$7,303$6,737$6,213$4,730
9 years$7,543$6,891$6,290$5,738$5,232$3,828
10 years$6,720$6,074$5,484$4,947$4,458$3,132
11 years$6,046$5,407$4,828$4,305$3,834$2,583
12 years$5,486$4,853$4,285$3,776$3,323$2,145
13 years$5,012$4,386$3,828$3,334$2,897$1,790
14 years$4,606$3,987$3,440$2,959$2,540$1,501
15 years$4,255$3,642$3,105$2,639$2,236$1,263
16 years$3,947$3,341$2,816$2,363$1,976$1,065
17 years$3,677$3,077$2,562$2,123$1,752$901
18 years$3,436$2,843$2,339$1,913$1,558$763
19 years$3,221$2,635$2,141$1,729$1,389$648
20 years$3,028$2,449$1,965$1,566$1,240$551
21 years$2,854$2,281$1,807$1,421$1,110$469
22 years$2,695$2,129$1,666$1,292$995$399
23 years$2,551$1,991$1,538$1,177$893$341
24 years$2,419$1,866$1,422$1,073$803$291
25 years$2,297$1,751$1,317$980$722$248
26 years$2,185$1,646$1,222$896$651$212
27 years$2,082$1,549$1,135$820$587$181
28 years$1,986$1,459$1,055$752$529$155
29 years$1,897$1,377$982$689$478$132
30 years$1,814$1,300$914$633$432$113
31 years$1,736$1,229$852$581$391$97
32 years$1,664$1,163$795$534$353$83
33 years$1,596$1,101$743$491$320$71
34 years$1,532$1,044$694$452$289$61
35 years$1,472$990$649$416$262$52
36 years$1,415$940$607$383$238$45
37 years$1,362$893$568$353$215$38
38 years$1,311$848$532$325$195$33
39 years$1,263$807$498$300$177$28
40 years$1,218$767$467$277$161$24
41 years$1,175$730$438$255$146$21
42 years$1,134$696$411$236$132$18
43 years$1,096$663$385$217$120$15
44 years$1,059$632$362$201$109$13
45 years$1,023$603$340$185$99$11
46 years$990$575$319$171$90$9
47 years$958$549$300$158$81$8
48 years$927$524$282$146$74$7
49 years$898$500$265$135$67$6
50 years$870$478$249$125$61$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $891,000, adding $6,880 every year, while hoping to spend $28,824 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: 74/12/14 Blend
65$891,000$891,000$891,000$891,000
66$988,979$941,756$927,945$1,058,694
67$1,059,186$957,233$928,363$1,121,205
68$1,135,588$972,503$927,828$1,185,438
69$1,218,787$987,525$926,280$1,255,038
70$1,309,445$1,002,254$923,651$1,330,529
71$1,408,289$1,016,646$919,874$1,412,491
72$1,516,122$1,030,649$914,877$1,501,560
73$1,633,825$1,044,209$908,585$1,598,439
74$1,762,371$1,057,271$900,918$1,703,900
75$1,902,827$1,069,772$891,793$1,818,796
76$2,056,373$1,081,648$881,125$1,944,068
77$2,224,303$1,092,829$868,823$2,080,748
78$2,408,044$1,103,240$854,791$2,229,980
79$2,609,169$1,112,803$838,930$2,393,018
80$2,829,406$1,121,432$821,137$2,571,250
81$3,070,662$1,129,039$801,301$2,766,201
82$3,335,034$1,135,526$779,310$2,979,554
83$3,624,834$1,140,794$755,043$3,213,165
84$3,942,607$1,144,733$728,377$3,469,076
85$4,291,156$1,147,228$699,181$3,749,542
86$4,673,569$1,148,157$667,319$4,057,044
87$5,093,247$1,147,390$632,647$4,394,319
88$5,553,935$1,144,789$595,018$4,764,384
89$6,059,761$1,140,208$554,275$5,170,562
90$6,615,269$1,133,491$510,256$5,616,518
91$7,225,468$1,124,474$462,791$6,106,290
92$7,895,873$1,112,981$411,702$6,644,328
93$8,632,562$1,098,827$356,805$7,235,539
94$9,442,230$1,081,816$297,904$7,885,329
95$10,332,252$1,061,739$234,798$8,599,659
96$11,310,754$1,038,377$167,276$9,385,095
97$12,386,689$1,011,495$95,118$10,248,878
98$13,569,919$980,846$18,092$11,198,986
99$14,871,312$946,169$0$12,244,215
100$16,302,841$907,186$0$13,403,833