Can I retire at age 66 with 917,000?

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 $917,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11%
1 years$75,725$75,050$74,392$73,750$73,123$72,815
2 years$37,488$36,789$36,113$35,457$34,820$34,509
3 years$24,743$24,042$23,367$22,717$22,092$21,787
4 years$18,373$17,674$17,005$16,367$15,756$15,460
5 years$14,551$13,856$13,197$12,571$11,977$11,692
6 years$12,004$11,315$10,665$10,053$9,477$9,202
7 years$10,186$9,502$8,863$8,265$7,708$7,443
8 years$8,823$8,145$7,516$6,934$6,394$6,140
9 years$7,763$7,092$6,474$5,906$5,385$5,141
10 years$6,916$6,251$5,644$5,091$4,588$4,354
11 years$6,223$5,565$4,969$4,431$3,946$3,722
12 years$5,646$4,995$4,410$3,886$3,419$3,206
13 years$5,158$4,514$3,940$3,431$2,982$2,778
14 years$4,741$4,103$3,540$3,046$2,614$2,420
15 years$4,379$3,748$3,196$2,716$2,301$2,116
16 years$4,063$3,439$2,898$2,432$2,034$1,858
17 years$3,784$3,167$2,637$2,185$1,804$1,636
18 years$3,537$2,926$2,407$1,969$1,604$1,445
19 years$3,315$2,712$2,204$1,779$1,429$1,279
20 years$3,117$2,520$2,022$1,612$1,277$1,134
21 years$2,937$2,348$1,860$1,463$1,143$1,008
22 years$2,774$2,191$1,714$1,330$1,024$897
23 years$2,625$2,050$1,583$1,211$919$799
24 years$2,489$1,920$1,464$1,105$826$713
25 years$2,364$1,802$1,356$1,009$744$636
26 years$2,249$1,694$1,258$922$670$569
27 years$2,142$1,594$1,168$844$604$509
28 years$2,044$1,502$1,086$774$545$456
29 years$1,952$1,417$1,010$709$492$408
30 years$1,867$1,338$941$651$445$366
31 years$1,787$1,265$877$598$402$328
32 years$1,712$1,197$818$549$364$294
33 years$1,642$1,134$764$505$329$264
34 years$1,576$1,074$714$465$298$237
35 years$1,515$1,019$668$428$270$213
36 years$1,456$967$625$394$244$192
37 years$1,401$919$585$363$222$172
38 years$1,349$873$547$335$201$155
39 years$1,300$830$513$309$182$139
40 years$1,254$790$481$285$165$125
41 years$1,209$752$451$263$150$113
42 years$1,167$716$423$242$136$101
43 years$1,128$682$397$224$123$91
44 years$1,090$650$372$207$112$82
45 years$1,053$620$350$191$102$74
46 years$1,019$592$328$176$92$66
47 years$986$565$309$163$84$60
48 years$954$539$290$150$76$54
49 years$924$515$273$139$69$48
50 years$895$492$256$129$63$44

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $917,000, adding $3,618 every year, while hoping to spend $59,906 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: 68/9/23 Blend
65$917,000$917,000$917,000$917,000
66$1,014,266$965,665$951,451$1,077,079
67$1,053,982$949,243$919,586$1,103,213
68$1,095,740$930,009$884,644$1,124,547
69$1,139,688$907,761$846,462$1,146,472
70$1,185,981$882,286$804,863$1,169,043
71$1,234,793$853,360$759,668$1,192,326
72$1,286,311$820,744$710,686$1,216,394
73$1,340,739$784,184$657,718$1,241,329
74$1,398,300$743,415$600,557$1,267,223
75$1,459,237$698,154$538,987$1,294,182
76$1,523,818$648,101$472,781$1,322,323
77$1,592,331$592,942$401,703$1,351,777
78$1,665,094$532,342$325,506$1,382,692
79$1,742,456$465,948$243,932$1,415,235
80$1,824,795$393,388$156,713$1,449,591
81$1,912,528$314,268$63,567$1,485,969
82$2,006,110$228,172$0$1,524,600
83$2,106,040$134,660$0$1,574,540
84$2,212,866$33,267$0$1,644,503
85$2,327,186$0$0$1,719,275
86$2,449,658$0$0$1,806,877
87$2,581,003$0$0$1,904,394
88$2,722,011$0$0$2,009,124
89$2,873,551$0$0$2,121,717
90$3,036,576$0$0$2,242,886
91$3,212,132$0$0$2,373,414
92$3,401,369$0$0$2,514,161
93$3,605,548$0$0$2,666,072
94$3,826,056$0$0$2,830,185
95$4,064,417$0$0$3,007,640
96$4,322,307$0$0$3,199,693
97$4,601,565$0$0$3,407,721
98$4,904,218$0$0$3,633,241
99$5,232,489$0$0$3,877,918
100$5,588,828$0$0$4,143,586