Can I retire at age 66 with 962,000?

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 $962,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$79,441$78,733$78,043$77,369$76,711$74,796
2 years$39,327$38,595$37,885$37,197$36,529$34,612
3 years$25,958$25,222$24,514$23,832$23,176$21,316
4 years$19,274$18,541$17,840$17,170$16,529$14,741
5 years$15,265$14,536$13,845$13,188$12,565$10,855
6 years$12,593$11,870$11,188$10,547$9,942$8,311
7 years$10,686$9,968$9,298$8,671$8,086$6,533
8 years$9,256$8,545$7,885$7,274$6,708$5,233
9 years$8,144$7,440$6,791$6,196$5,649$4,251
10 years$7,255$6,558$5,921$5,341$4,813$3,491
11 years$6,528$5,838$5,213$4,648$4,140$2,891
12 years$5,923$5,240$4,626$4,077$3,587$2,410
13 years$5,411$4,735$4,133$3,599$3,128$2,019
14 years$4,973$4,304$3,714$3,195$2,742$1,700
15 years$4,594$3,932$3,353$2,849$2,414$1,436
16 years$4,262$3,608$3,040$2,551$2,134$1,217
17 years$3,970$3,322$2,766$2,292$1,892$1,034
18 years$3,710$3,070$2,525$2,066$1,682$880
19 years$3,478$2,845$2,312$1,867$1,499$750
20 years$3,270$2,644$2,122$1,691$1,339$641
21 years$3,081$2,463$1,951$1,534$1,199$548
22 years$2,910$2,299$1,799$1,395$1,074$469
23 years$2,754$2,150$1,661$1,271$964$402
24 years$2,611$2,015$1,536$1,159$867$344
25 years$2,480$1,891$1,422$1,058$780$295
26 years$2,359$1,777$1,319$968$703$254
27 years$2,248$1,672$1,225$886$633$218
28 years$2,144$1,576$1,139$812$572$187
29 years$2,048$1,486$1,060$744$516$161
30 years$1,958$1,404$987$683$466$138
31 years$1,875$1,327$920$627$422$119
32 years$1,796$1,256$859$576$381$102
33 years$1,723$1,189$802$530$345$88
34 years$1,654$1,127$749$488$312$76
35 years$1,589$1,069$700$449$283$65
36 years$1,528$1,015$655$414$256$56
37 years$1,470$964$613$381$232$48
38 years$1,416$916$574$351$211$42
39 years$1,364$871$538$324$191$36
40 years$1,315$829$504$299$173$31
41 years$1,269$789$473$276$157$27
42 years$1,225$751$444$254$143$23
43 years$1,183$716$416$235$129$20
44 years$1,143$682$391$217$118$17
45 years$1,105$651$367$200$107$15
46 years$1,069$621$345$185$97$13
47 years$1,034$592$324$171$88$11
48 years$1,001$565$304$158$80$9
49 years$969$540$286$146$73$8
50 years$939$516$269$135$66$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $962,000, adding $6,880 every year, while hoping to spend $36,016 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: 46/41/13 Blend
65$962,000$962,000$962,000$962,000
66$1,067,221$1,016,235$1,001,324$1,112,094
67$1,137,756$1,027,709$996,547$1,155,385
68$1,214,280$1,038,539$990,404$1,198,095
69$1,297,363$1,048,655$982,809$1,243,631
70$1,387,637$1,057,982$973,676$1,292,268
71$1,485,794$1,066,441$962,912$1,344,312
72$1,592,596$1,073,948$950,421$1,400,100
73$1,708,883$1,080,413$936,102$1,460,006
74$1,835,577$1,085,741$919,849$1,524,441
75$1,973,693$1,089,830$901,552$1,593,863
76$2,124,351$1,092,573$881,095$1,668,775
77$2,288,780$1,093,854$858,357$1,749,738
78$2,468,335$1,093,552$833,211$1,837,367
79$2,664,506$1,091,537$805,525$1,932,345
80$2,878,936$1,087,672$775,160$2,035,427
81$3,113,431$1,081,812$741,971$2,147,446
82$3,369,981$1,073,800$705,807$2,269,325
83$3,650,777$1,063,475$666,509$2,402,082
84$3,958,231$1,050,660$623,913$2,546,844
85$4,295,001$1,035,172$577,844$2,704,854
86$4,664,011$1,016,816$528,122$2,877,489
87$5,068,485$995,385$474,559$3,066,266
88$5,511,970$970,658$416,956$3,272,864
89$5,998,376$942,405$355,109$3,499,137
90$6,532,006$910,380$288,802$3,747,133
91$7,117,604$874,321$217,809$4,019,113
92$7,760,392$833,955$141,898$4,317,576
93$8,466,123$788,990$60,823$4,645,281
94$9,241,135$739,118$0$5,005,272
95$10,092,409$684,013$0$5,404,479
96$11,027,637$623,332$0$5,852,285
97$12,055,290$556,710$0$6,344,383
98$13,184,704$483,763$0$6,885,339
99$14,426,161$404,084$0$7,480,190
100$15,790,990$317,245$0$8,134,495