Can I retire at age 66 with 956,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $956,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$78,946$78,242$77,556$76,887$76,233$73,616
2 years$39,082$38,354$37,649$36,965$36,301$33,691
3 years$25,796$25,065$24,361$23,684$23,031$20,510
4 years$19,154$18,425$17,729$17,063$16,426$14,013
5 years$15,170$14,446$13,758$13,106$12,487$10,189
6 years$12,515$11,796$11,119$10,481$9,880$7,699
7 years$10,619$9,906$9,240$8,617$8,035$5,970
8 years$9,198$8,491$7,836$7,228$6,666$4,715
9 years$8,093$7,393$6,749$6,157$5,614$3,775
10 years$7,210$6,517$5,884$5,307$4,783$3,054
11 years$6,488$5,802$5,180$4,619$4,114$2,490
12 years$5,886$5,207$4,597$4,052$3,565$2,043
13 years$5,378$4,706$4,107$3,577$3,109$1,684
14 years$4,942$4,277$3,691$3,175$2,725$1,395
15 years$4,565$3,908$3,332$2,832$2,399$1,158
16 years$4,235$3,585$3,021$2,535$2,121$965
17 years$3,945$3,302$2,749$2,278$1,880$805
18 years$3,687$3,051$2,509$2,053$1,672$673
19 years$3,456$2,828$2,297$1,855$1,490$564
20 years$3,249$2,628$2,108$1,680$1,331$473
21 years$3,062$2,447$1,939$1,525$1,191$397
22 years$2,892$2,285$1,787$1,386$1,068$333
23 years$2,737$2,137$1,650$1,263$958$280
24 years$2,595$2,002$1,526$1,152$861$236
25 years$2,465$1,879$1,414$1,052$775$198
26 years$2,345$1,766$1,311$962$698$167
27 years$2,234$1,662$1,217$880$630$141
28 years$2,131$1,566$1,132$806$568$119
29 years$2,035$1,477$1,053$740$513$100
30 years$1,946$1,395$981$679$463$84
31 years$1,863$1,319$915$623$419$71
32 years$1,785$1,248$853$573$379$60
33 years$1,712$1,182$797$527$343$50
34 years$1,644$1,120$744$485$311$43
35 years$1,579$1,062$696$446$281$36
36 years$1,518$1,008$651$411$255$30
37 years$1,461$958$609$379$231$26
38 years$1,407$910$571$349$209$22
39 years$1,356$865$535$322$190$18
40 years$1,307$823$501$297$172$15
41 years$1,261$784$470$274$156$13
42 years$1,217$746$441$253$142$11
43 years$1,175$711$414$233$129$9
44 years$1,136$678$388$215$117$8
45 years$1,098$646$365$199$106$7
46 years$1,062$617$342$184$96$6
47 years$1,028$589$322$170$87$5
48 years$995$562$302$157$79$4
49 years$963$537$284$145$72$3
50 years$933$513$267$134$65$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $956,000, adding $5,821 every year, while hoping to spend $36,596 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: 27/50/23 Blend
65$956,000$956,000$956,000$956,000
66$1,059,516$1,008,848$994,030$1,080,317
67$1,128,649$1,019,344$988,393$1,107,736
68$1,203,607$1,029,128$981,339$1,133,567
69$1,284,945$1,038,125$972,785$1,160,530
70$1,373,275$1,046,259$962,638$1,188,744
71$1,469,268$1,053,445$950,806$1,218,343
72$1,573,665$1,059,594$937,189$1,249,476
73$1,687,277$1,064,613$921,683$1,282,312
74$1,811,000$1,068,400$904,180$1,317,039
75$1,945,819$1,070,848$884,567$1,353,866
76$2,092,818$1,071,845$862,725$1,393,029
77$2,253,189$1,071,269$838,530$1,434,790
78$2,428,245$1,068,993$811,852$1,479,440
79$2,619,432$1,064,879$782,555$1,527,307
80$2,828,341$1,058,785$750,497$1,578,755
81$3,056,722$1,050,556$715,530$1,634,190
82$3,306,505$1,040,030$677,497$1,694,062
83$3,579,813$1,027,036$636,238$1,758,876
84$3,878,983$1,011,390$591,581$1,829,190
85$4,206,591$992,900$543,351$1,905,628
86$4,565,471$971,360$491,361$1,988,881
87$4,958,747$946,554$435,419$2,079,720
88$5,389,855$918,251$375,321$2,178,998
89$5,862,584$886,209$310,858$2,287,665
90$6,381,105$850,171$241,809$2,406,775
91$6,950,011$809,863$167,944$2,537,498
92$7,574,364$764,998$89,022$2,681,130
93$8,259,738$715,272$4,793$2,839,112
94$9,012,273$660,362$0$3,013,040
95$9,838,733$599,928$0$3,225,566
96$10,746,569$533,609$0$3,460,379
97$11,743,989$461,026$0$3,718,545
98$12,840,036$381,776$0$4,002,543
99$14,044,672$295,435$0$4,315,113
100$15,368,871$201,555$0$4,659,286