Can I retire at age 66 with 991,000?

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 $991,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.2%
1 years$81,836$81,107$80,396$79,702$79,024$77,651
2 years$40,513$39,758$39,027$38,318$37,630$36,251
3 years$26,740$25,982$25,253$24,551$23,874$22,533
4 years$19,855$19,100$18,378$17,687$17,027$15,733
5 years$15,725$14,975$14,262$13,586$12,944$11,701
6 years$12,973$12,228$11,526$10,865$10,242$9,052
7 years$11,008$10,269$9,578$8,932$8,330$7,192
8 years$9,535$8,802$8,123$7,493$6,910$5,825
9 years$8,389$7,664$6,996$6,382$5,819$4,786
10 years$7,474$6,755$6,099$5,502$4,958$3,977
11 years$6,725$6,014$5,370$4,788$4,264$3,333
12 years$6,102$5,398$4,766$4,200$3,695$2,813
13 years$5,575$4,878$4,258$3,708$3,222$2,387
14 years$5,123$4,434$3,826$3,291$2,825$2,036
15 years$4,732$4,051$3,454$2,935$2,487$1,742
16 years$4,391$3,716$3,132$2,628$2,198$1,496
17 years$4,089$3,423$2,850$2,362$1,949$1,289
18 years$3,822$3,163$2,601$2,128$1,733$1,112
19 years$3,583$2,931$2,381$1,923$1,545$962
20 years$3,368$2,724$2,186$1,742$1,380$833
21 years$3,174$2,537$2,010$1,581$1,235$723
22 years$2,998$2,368$1,853$1,437$1,107$628
23 years$2,837$2,215$1,711$1,309$993$546
24 years$2,690$2,075$1,582$1,194$893$475
25 years$2,555$1,948$1,465$1,090$804$414
26 years$2,430$1,830$1,359$997$724$361
27 years$2,315$1,723$1,262$912$653$315
28 years$2,209$1,623$1,173$836$589$274
29 years$2,110$1,531$1,092$767$532$240
30 years$2,017$1,446$1,017$704$480$209
31 years$1,931$1,367$948$646$434$183
32 years$1,850$1,294$885$594$393$160
33 years$1,775$1,225$826$546$356$140
34 years$1,704$1,161$772$502$322$122
35 years$1,637$1,101$721$463$292$107
36 years$1,574$1,045$675$426$264$93
37 years$1,515$993$632$392$239$82
38 years$1,458$943$592$362$217$71
39 years$1,405$897$554$334$197$63
40 years$1,355$854$519$308$179$55
41 years$1,307$812$487$284$162$48
42 years$1,262$774$457$262$147$42
43 years$1,219$737$429$242$133$37
44 years$1,177$703$402$223$121$32
45 years$1,138$670$378$206$110$28
46 years$1,101$639$355$190$100$25
47 years$1,065$610$333$176$91$22
48 years$1,031$582$313$163$82$19
49 years$999$556$295$150$75$16
50 years$968$531$277$139$68$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $991,000, adding $2,233 every year, while hoping to spend $46,142 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: 64/13/23 Blend
65$991,000$991,000$991,000$991,000
66$1,094,385$1,041,862$1,026,502$1,157,749
67$1,156,918$1,043,819$1,011,795$1,202,701
68$1,224,282$1,044,325$995,049$1,246,423
69$1,296,923$1,043,260$976,147$1,293,143
70$1,375,327$1,040,498$954,966$1,343,159
71$1,460,031$1,035,903$931,378$1,396,801
72$1,551,624$1,029,333$905,249$1,454,431
73$1,650,754$1,020,634$876,439$1,516,455
74$1,758,133$1,009,647$844,801$1,583,315
75$1,874,542$996,200$810,182$1,655,506
76$2,000,844$980,111$772,421$1,733,572
77$2,137,983$961,190$731,351$1,818,113
78$2,287,002$939,234$686,796$1,909,795
79$2,449,046$914,026$638,573$2,009,354
80$2,625,375$885,339$586,491$2,117,600
81$2,817,374$852,932$530,350$2,235,433
82$3,026,571$816,549$469,941$2,363,843
83$3,254,642$775,922$405,045$2,503,927
84$3,503,437$730,763$335,436$2,656,894
85$3,774,989$680,772$260,874$2,824,081
86$4,071,536$625,628$181,112$3,006,964
87$4,395,544$564,995$95,890$3,207,175
88$4,749,724$498,515$4,937$3,426,514
89$5,137,065$425,811$0$3,666,969
90$5,560,855$346,485$0$3,953,345
91$6,024,716$260,116$0$4,268,219
92$6,532,635$166,260$0$4,613,129
93$7,089,003$64,446$0$4,991,109
94$7,698,658$0$0$5,405,500
95$8,366,925$0$0$5,866,543
96$9,099,669$0$0$6,382,247
97$9,903,351$0$0$6,947,948
98$10,785,089$0$0$7,568,664
99$11,752,718$0$0$8,249,922
100$12,814,874$0$0$8,997,809