Can I retire at age 66 with 995,000?

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 $995,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.7%
1 years$82,166$81,434$80,720$80,023$79,343$77,488
2 years$40,676$39,919$39,185$38,473$37,782$35,924
3 years$26,848$26,087$25,355$24,650$23,971$22,167
4 years$19,935$19,177$18,452$17,759$17,096$15,361
5 years$15,789$15,035$14,319$13,640$12,996$11,334
6 years$13,025$12,277$11,572$10,908$10,283$8,697
7 years$11,052$10,310$9,617$8,968$8,363$6,852
8 years$9,573$8,838$8,156$7,523$6,938$5,502
9 years$8,423$7,695$7,024$6,408$5,843$4,480
10 years$7,504$6,783$6,124$5,524$4,978$3,688
11 years$6,752$6,038$5,392$4,808$4,282$3,062
12 years$6,126$5,420$4,785$4,217$3,710$2,559
13 years$5,597$4,898$4,275$3,723$3,235$2,150
14 years$5,144$4,452$3,841$3,305$2,836$1,815
15 years$4,751$4,067$3,468$2,947$2,497$1,538
16 years$4,408$3,731$3,144$2,639$2,207$1,306
17 years$4,106$3,436$2,861$2,371$1,957$1,113
18 years$3,837$3,175$2,612$2,137$1,740$950
19 years$3,597$2,943$2,391$1,931$1,551$813
20 years$3,382$2,735$2,194$1,749$1,385$696
21 years$3,187$2,547$2,018$1,587$1,240$597
22 years$3,010$2,378$1,860$1,443$1,111$513
23 years$2,849$2,224$1,718$1,314$997$440
24 years$2,701$2,084$1,588$1,199$897$379
25 years$2,565$1,955$1,471$1,095$807$326
26 years$2,440$1,838$1,365$1,001$727$281
27 years$2,325$1,730$1,267$916$655$242
28 years$2,218$1,630$1,178$839$591$209
29 years$2,118$1,537$1,096$770$534$180
30 years$2,025$1,452$1,021$706$482$155
31 years$1,939$1,373$952$649$436$134
32 years$1,858$1,299$888$596$394$115
33 years$1,782$1,230$829$548$357$100
34 years$1,711$1,166$775$504$323$86
35 years$1,644$1,106$724$464$293$74
36 years$1,580$1,049$678$428$265$64
37 years$1,521$997$634$394$240$55
38 years$1,464$947$594$363$218$48
39 years$1,411$901$556$335$198$41
40 years$1,360$857$522$309$179$36
41 years$1,312$816$489$285$163$31
42 years$1,267$777$459$263$148$27
43 years$1,223$740$430$243$134$23
44 years$1,182$706$404$224$122$20
45 years$1,143$673$379$207$110$17
46 years$1,105$642$356$191$100$15
47 years$1,070$613$335$177$91$13
48 years$1,035$585$315$163$83$11
49 years$1,003$558$296$151$75$10
50 years$971$533$278$139$68$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $995,000, adding $4,109 every year, while hoping to spend $51,120 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: 51/38/11 Blend
65$995,000$995,000$995,000$995,000
66$1,100,728$1,047,993$1,032,571$1,153,455
67$1,158,611$1,044,954$1,012,771$1,186,882
68$1,220,685$1,040,052$990,594$1,217,421
69$1,287,323$1,033,143$965,907$1,249,443
70$1,358,935$1,024,072$938,570$1,283,102
71$1,435,971$1,012,676$908,437$1,318,570
72$1,518,926$998,782$875,355$1,356,037
73$1,608,340$982,207$839,163$1,395,717
74$1,704,812$962,756$799,696$1,437,848
75$1,808,995$940,223$756,778$1,482,698
76$1,921,608$914,390$710,226$1,530,563
77$2,043,443$885,026$659,850$1,581,773
78$2,175,369$851,887$605,449$1,636,697
79$2,318,342$814,714$546,817$1,695,746
80$2,473,412$773,234$483,734$1,759,377
81$2,641,735$727,158$415,974$1,828,098
82$2,824,582$676,179$343,300$1,902,475
83$3,023,351$619,973$265,462$1,983,137
84$3,239,580$558,200$182,203$2,070,781
85$3,474,963$490,496$93,251$2,166,186
86$3,731,359$416,481$0$2,270,214
87$4,010,820$335,751$0$2,384,017
88$4,315,600$247,879$0$2,520,157
89$4,648,181$152,415$0$2,668,891
90$5,011,296$48,884$0$2,831,566
91$5,407,952$0$0$3,009,671
92$5,841,461$0$0$3,231,291
93$6,315,466$0$0$3,496,062
94$6,833,984$0$0$3,785,799
95$7,401,431$0$0$4,102,982
96$8,022,675$0$0$4,450,345
97$8,703,075$0$0$4,830,899
98$9,448,531$0$0$5,247,957
99$10,265,542$0$0$5,705,172
100$11,161,267$0$0$6,206,562