Can I retire at age 66 with 991,000?

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 $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%17.3%
1 years$81,836$81,107$80,396$79,702$79,024$76,678
2 years$40,513$39,758$39,027$38,318$37,630$35,287
3 years$26,740$25,982$25,253$24,551$23,874$21,606
4 years$19,855$19,100$18,378$17,687$17,027$14,852
5 years$15,725$14,975$14,262$13,586$12,944$10,867
6 years$12,973$12,228$11,526$10,865$10,242$8,266
7 years$11,008$10,269$9,578$8,932$8,330$6,454
8 years$9,535$8,802$8,123$7,493$6,910$5,133
9 years$8,389$7,664$6,996$6,382$5,819$4,140
10 years$7,474$6,755$6,099$5,502$4,958$3,374
11 years$6,725$6,014$5,370$4,788$4,264$2,772
12 years$6,102$5,398$4,766$4,200$3,695$2,293
13 years$5,575$4,878$4,258$3,708$3,222$1,906
14 years$5,123$4,434$3,826$3,291$2,825$1,591
15 years$4,732$4,051$3,454$2,935$2,487$1,333
16 years$4,391$3,716$3,132$2,628$2,198$1,120
17 years$4,089$3,423$2,850$2,362$1,949$943
18 years$3,822$3,163$2,601$2,128$1,733$796
19 years$3,583$2,931$2,381$1,923$1,545$672
20 years$3,368$2,724$2,186$1,742$1,380$569
21 years$3,174$2,537$2,010$1,581$1,235$482
22 years$2,998$2,368$1,853$1,437$1,107$409
23 years$2,837$2,215$1,711$1,309$993$347
24 years$2,690$2,075$1,582$1,194$893$295
25 years$2,555$1,948$1,465$1,090$804$250
26 years$2,430$1,830$1,359$997$724$213
27 years$2,315$1,723$1,262$912$653$181
28 years$2,209$1,623$1,173$836$589$154
29 years$2,110$1,531$1,092$767$532$131
30 years$2,017$1,446$1,017$704$480$112
31 years$1,931$1,367$948$646$434$95
32 years$1,850$1,294$885$594$393$81
33 years$1,775$1,225$826$546$356$69
34 years$1,704$1,161$772$502$322$59
35 years$1,637$1,101$721$463$292$50
36 years$1,574$1,045$675$426$264$43
37 years$1,515$993$632$392$239$36
38 years$1,458$943$592$362$217$31
39 years$1,405$897$554$334$197$26
40 years$1,355$854$519$308$179$22
41 years$1,307$812$487$284$162$19
42 years$1,262$774$457$262$147$16
43 years$1,219$737$429$242$133$14
44 years$1,177$703$402$223$121$12
45 years$1,138$670$378$206$110$10
46 years$1,101$639$355$190$100$9
47 years$1,065$610$333$176$91$7
48 years$1,031$582$313$163$82$6
49 years$999$556$295$150$75$5
50 years$968$531$277$139$68$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $991,000, adding $5,666 every year, while hoping to spend $33,972 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: 35/44/21 Blend
65$991,000$991,000$991,000$991,000
66$1,097,926$1,045,403$1,030,043$1,129,166
67$1,173,769$1,060,482$1,028,403$1,167,722
68$1,256,209$1,075,161$1,025,570$1,205,753
69$1,345,883$1,089,385$1,021,468$1,246,091
70$1,443,493$1,103,095$1,016,017$1,288,961
71$1,549,809$1,116,226$1,009,133$1,334,615
72$1,665,681$1,128,712$1,000,730$1,383,329
73$1,792,041$1,140,481$990,716$1,435,410
74$1,929,919$1,151,454$978,995$1,491,199
75$2,080,446$1,161,550$965,466$1,551,072
76$2,244,868$1,170,682$950,025$1,615,447
77$2,424,555$1,178,757$932,562$1,684,785
78$2,621,018$1,185,674$912,961$1,759,600
79$2,835,918$1,191,329$891,102$1,840,456
80$3,071,087$1,195,608$866,859$1,927,980
81$3,328,538$1,198,394$840,099$2,022,866
82$3,610,492$1,199,558$810,685$2,125,883
83$3,919,392$1,198,966$778,473$2,237,878
84$4,257,930$1,196,476$743,312$2,359,791
85$4,629,070$1,191,934$705,044$2,492,662
86$5,036,076$1,185,179$663,504$2,637,639
87$5,482,544$1,176,041$618,519$2,795,993
88$5,972,435$1,164,339$569,911$2,969,128
89$6,510,111$1,149,879$517,490$3,158,599
90$7,100,377$1,132,458$461,061$3,366,121
91$7,748,526$1,111,859$400,418$3,593,593
92$8,460,390$1,087,855$335,346$3,843,111
93$9,242,392$1,060,201$265,622$4,116,992
94$10,101,608$1,028,643$191,012$4,417,796
95$11,045,833$992,908$111,273$4,748,353
96$12,083,656$952,708$26,148$5,111,786
97$13,224,538$907,740$0$5,511,547
98$14,478,903$857,682$0$5,965,945
99$15,858,236$802,192$0$6,471,887
100$17,375,188$740,912$0$7,028,222