Can I retire at age 66 with 894,000?

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 $894,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%20%
1 years$73,826$73,168$72,527$71,900$71,289$68,433
2 years$36,547$35,867$35,207$34,567$33,947$31,106
3 years$24,123$23,439$22,781$22,148$21,537$18,800
4 years$17,912$17,230$16,579$15,956$15,361$12,748
5 years$14,186$13,509$12,866$12,256$11,677$9,196
6 years$11,703$11,031$10,398$9,801$9,240$6,892
7 years$9,930$9,264$8,640$8,058$7,514$5,298
8 years$8,601$7,941$7,328$6,760$6,234$4,148
9 years$7,568$6,914$6,311$5,758$5,250$3,290
10 years$6,742$6,094$5,502$4,963$4,473$2,636
11 years$6,067$5,425$4,844$4,320$3,847$2,129
12 years$5,504$4,869$4,299$3,789$3,334$1,729
13 years$5,029$4,401$3,841$3,345$2,907$1,411
14 years$4,622$4,000$3,451$2,969$2,548$1,156
15 years$4,269$3,654$3,116$2,648$2,244$950
16 years$3,961$3,353$2,825$2,371$1,983$783
17 years$3,689$3,088$2,571$2,130$1,758$646
18 years$3,448$2,853$2,347$1,920$1,563$534
19 years$3,232$2,644$2,148$1,735$1,393$442
20 years$3,038$2,457$1,972$1,571$1,245$367
21 years$2,863$2,289$1,813$1,426$1,114$304
22 years$2,704$2,136$1,671$1,297$998$252
23 years$2,559$1,998$1,543$1,181$896$210
24 years$2,427$1,872$1,427$1,077$806$174
25 years$2,305$1,757$1,322$984$725$145
26 years$2,193$1,651$1,226$899$653$121
27 years$2,089$1,554$1,138$823$589$100
28 years$1,993$1,464$1,058$754$531$84
29 years$1,903$1,381$985$692$480$70
30 years$1,820$1,305$917$635$433$58
31 years$1,742$1,233$855$583$392$48
32 years$1,669$1,167$798$536$354$40
33 years$1,601$1,105$745$493$321$33
34 years$1,537$1,047$696$453$290$28
35 years$1,477$993$651$417$263$23
36 years$1,420$943$609$384$238$19
37 years$1,366$896$570$354$216$16
38 years$1,316$851$534$326$196$13
39 years$1,268$809$500$301$178$11
40 years$1,222$770$469$278$161$9
41 years$1,179$733$439$256$146$8
42 years$1,138$698$412$236$133$6
43 years$1,099$665$387$218$120$5
44 years$1,062$634$363$201$109$4
45 years$1,027$605$341$186$99$4
46 years$993$577$320$172$90$3
47 years$961$550$301$159$82$3
48 years$930$525$283$147$74$2
49 years$901$502$266$136$67$2
50 years$873$479$250$125$61$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $894,000, adding $2,945 every year, while hoping to spend $24,077 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: 62/14/24 Blend
65$894,000$894,000$894,000$894,000
66$988,226$940,844$926,987$1,043,060
67$1,063,407$961,327$932,423$1,101,023
68$1,145,450$982,008$937,235$1,161,371
69$1,235,029$1,002,869$941,375$1,226,731
70$1,332,886$1,023,894$944,795$1,297,594
71$1,439,839$1,045,063$947,445$1,374,504
72$1,556,788$1,066,357$949,269$1,458,059
73$1,684,723$1,087,751$950,212$1,548,919
74$1,824,735$1,109,222$950,215$1,647,811
75$1,978,027$1,130,742$949,216$1,755,537
76$2,145,919$1,152,282$947,148$1,872,979
77$2,329,870$1,173,811$943,945$2,001,112
78$2,531,484$1,195,295$939,534$2,141,010
79$2,752,527$1,216,696$933,840$2,293,855
80$2,994,946$1,237,975$926,785$2,460,951
81$3,260,884$1,259,089$918,286$2,643,738
82$3,552,701$1,279,992$908,256$2,843,799
83$3,873,000$1,300,634$896,605$3,062,881
84$4,224,643$1,320,962$883,238$3,302,911
85$4,610,786$1,340,920$868,057$3,566,012
86$5,034,906$1,360,444$850,957$3,854,524
87$5,500,832$1,379,471$831,829$4,171,026
88$6,012,781$1,397,930$810,560$4,518,363
89$6,575,402$1,415,745$787,030$4,899,669
90$7,193,813$1,432,837$761,116$5,318,399
91$7,873,655$1,449,120$732,687$5,778,363
92$8,621,143$1,464,501$701,607$6,283,759
93$9,443,122$1,478,884$667,733$6,839,216
94$10,347,136$1,492,165$630,917$7,449,834
95$11,341,494$1,504,232$591,004$8,121,237
96$12,435,355$1,514,967$547,830$8,859,624
97$13,638,805$1,524,245$501,227$9,671,828
98$14,962,961$1,531,931$451,016$10,565,379
99$16,420,071$1,537,883$397,013$11,548,578
100$18,023,629$1,541,950$339,023$12,630,577