Can I retire at age 66 with 972,000?

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 $972,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$80,267$79,552$78,854$78,173$77,509$74,463
2 years$39,736$38,996$38,279$37,583$36,909$33,878
3 years$26,228$25,484$24,769$24,080$23,417$20,495
4 years$19,475$18,734$18,025$17,348$16,701$13,912
5 years$15,424$14,687$13,988$13,325$12,696$10,046
6 years$12,724$11,993$11,305$10,656$10,046$7,537
7 years$10,797$10,072$9,394$8,761$8,170$5,801
8 years$9,352$8,634$7,967$7,349$6,778$4,547
9 years$8,229$7,517$6,862$6,260$5,708$3,611
10 years$7,330$6,626$5,983$5,396$4,863$2,897
11 years$6,596$5,899$5,267$4,696$4,183$2,342
12 years$5,985$5,294$4,674$4,119$3,625$1,905
13 years$5,468$4,785$4,176$3,637$3,161$1,557
14 years$5,025$4,349$3,752$3,228$2,771$1,277
15 years$4,641$3,973$3,388$2,879$2,439$1,051
16 years$4,306$3,645$3,072$2,578$2,156$867
17 years$4,011$3,357$2,795$2,316$1,912$717
18 years$3,749$3,102$2,551$2,087$1,700$594
19 years$3,514$2,875$2,336$1,886$1,515$492
20 years$3,304$2,671$2,144$1,708$1,353$409
21 years$3,113$2,488$1,972$1,550$1,211$340
22 years$2,940$2,323$1,817$1,410$1,086$282
23 years$2,783$2,172$1,678$1,284$974$235
24 years$2,638$2,035$1,552$1,171$876$196
25 years$2,506$1,910$1,437$1,069$788$163
26 years$2,384$1,795$1,333$978$710$136
27 years$2,271$1,690$1,238$895$640$113
28 years$2,166$1,592$1,151$820$578$94
29 years$2,069$1,502$1,071$752$521$79
30 years$1,979$1,418$997$690$471$66
31 years$1,894$1,341$930$634$426$55
32 years$1,815$1,269$868$582$385$46
33 years$1,741$1,202$810$536$349$38
34 years$1,671$1,139$757$493$316$32
35 years$1,606$1,080$708$454$286$27
36 years$1,544$1,025$662$418$259$22
37 years$1,485$974$620$385$235$18
38 years$1,430$925$580$355$213$15
39 years$1,378$880$544$327$193$13
40 years$1,329$837$510$302$175$11
41 years$1,282$797$478$278$159$9
42 years$1,237$759$448$257$144$7
43 years$1,195$723$421$237$131$6
44 years$1,155$689$395$219$119$5
45 years$1,116$657$371$202$108$4
46 years$1,080$627$348$187$98$4
47 years$1,045$598$327$173$89$3
48 years$1,012$571$307$159$81$3
49 years$980$545$289$147$73$2
50 years$949$521$272$136$67$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $972,000, adding $2,619 every year, while hoping to spend $40,283 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: 89/6/5 Blend
65$972,000$972,000$972,000$972,000
66$1,073,845$1,022,329$1,007,263$1,169,344
67$1,140,517$1,029,563$998,146$1,239,065
68$1,212,639$1,035,801$987,373$1,309,765
69$1,290,724$1,040,951$974,846$1,386,160
70$1,375,338$1,044,918$960,464$1,468,791
71$1,467,101$1,047,597$944,117$1,558,255
72$1,566,695$1,048,879$925,695$1,655,209
73$1,674,871$1,048,647$905,079$1,760,377
74$1,792,455$1,046,778$882,146$1,874,553
75$1,920,354$1,043,139$856,767$1,998,614
76$2,059,570$1,037,592$828,808$2,133,525
77$2,211,200$1,029,988$798,128$2,280,347
78$2,376,456$1,020,171$764,578$2,440,250
79$2,556,668$1,007,974$728,006$2,614,523
80$2,753,304$993,220$688,249$2,804,583
81$2,967,976$975,722$645,140$3,011,993
82$3,202,460$955,283$598,503$3,238,472
83$3,458,712$931,693$548,154$3,485,917
84$3,738,883$904,729$493,900$3,756,415
85$4,045,345$874,157$435,542$4,052,265
86$4,380,707$839,727$372,869$4,376,000
87$4,747,841$801,176$305,662$4,730,412
88$5,149,913$758,225$233,694$5,118,573
89$5,590,407$710,581$156,725$5,543,871
90$6,073,159$657,930$74,507$6,010,038
91$6,602,398$599,945$0$6,521,184
92$7,182,776$536,276$0$7,082,545
93$7,819,422$466,556$0$7,702,695
94$8,517,981$390,396$0$8,383,166
95$9,284,675$307,385$0$9,130,036
96$10,126,353$217,089$0$9,949,995
97$11,050,564$119,049$0$10,850,417
98$12,065,622$12,782$0$11,839,426
99$13,180,684$0$0$12,925,973
100$14,405,840$0$0$14,126,667