Can I retire at age 66 with 996,000?

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 $996,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.6%
1 years$82,249$81,516$80,801$80,104$79,422$76,665
2 years$40,717$39,959$39,224$38,511$37,820$35,071
3 years$26,875$26,114$25,380$24,675$23,995$21,340
4 years$19,956$19,196$18,470$17,777$17,113$14,573
5 years$15,805$15,050$14,334$13,654$13,009$10,590
6 years$13,039$12,290$11,584$10,919$10,294$7,998
7 years$11,063$10,321$9,626$8,977$8,372$6,198
8 years$9,583$8,847$8,164$7,531$6,945$4,893
9 years$8,432$7,703$7,032$6,415$5,849$3,915
10 years$7,511$6,790$6,130$5,530$4,983$3,165
11 years$6,759$6,044$5,397$4,812$4,286$2,578
12 years$6,132$5,425$4,790$4,221$3,714$2,114
13 years$5,603$4,903$4,279$3,727$3,239$1,742
14 years$5,149$4,456$3,845$3,308$2,839$1,441
15 years$4,756$4,071$3,471$2,950$2,500$1,196
16 years$4,413$3,735$3,147$2,642$2,209$996
17 years$4,110$3,440$2,864$2,373$1,959$830
18 years$3,841$3,179$2,614$2,139$1,742$694
19 years$3,601$2,946$2,393$1,933$1,552$581
20 years$3,385$2,737$2,197$1,750$1,387$486
21 years$3,190$2,550$2,020$1,589$1,241$408
22 years$3,013$2,380$1,862$1,444$1,112$342
23 years$2,851$2,226$1,719$1,315$998$288
24 years$2,704$2,086$1,590$1,200$897$242
25 years$2,568$1,957$1,473$1,096$808$203
26 years$2,443$1,840$1,366$1,002$727$171
27 years$2,327$1,731$1,268$917$656$144
28 years$2,220$1,631$1,179$840$592$121
29 years$2,120$1,539$1,097$770$534$102
30 years$2,027$1,453$1,022$707$483$86
31 years$1,941$1,374$953$649$437$72
32 years$1,860$1,300$889$597$395$61
33 years$1,784$1,231$830$549$357$51
34 years$1,712$1,167$776$505$324$43
35 years$1,645$1,107$725$465$293$36
36 years$1,582$1,050$678$428$266$31
37 years$1,522$998$635$394$241$26
38 years$1,466$948$595$364$218$22
39 years$1,412$902$557$335$198$18
40 years$1,362$858$522$309$179$16
41 years$1,314$817$490$285$163$13
42 years$1,268$778$459$263$148$11
43 years$1,225$741$431$243$134$9
44 years$1,183$706$404$224$122$8
45 years$1,144$674$380$207$110$7
46 years$1,107$643$357$191$100$6
47 years$1,071$613$335$177$91$5
48 years$1,036$585$315$163$83$4
49 years$1,004$559$296$151$75$3
50 years$972$534$278$140$68$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $996,000, adding $4,764 every year, while hoping to spend $33,638 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: 48/40/12 Blend
65$996,000$996,000$996,000$996,000
66$1,102,506$1,049,718$1,034,280$1,151,558
67$1,179,171$1,065,364$1,033,138$1,201,488
68$1,262,529$1,080,649$1,030,830$1,251,790
69$1,353,226$1,095,519$1,027,282$1,305,650
70$1,451,974$1,109,919$1,022,415$1,363,409
71$1,559,558$1,123,788$1,016,149$1,425,449
72$1,676,839$1,137,059$1,008,395$1,492,185
73$1,804,766$1,149,665$999,066$1,564,081
74$1,944,383$1,161,530$988,066$1,641,646
75$2,096,841$1,172,575$975,297$1,725,443
76$2,263,404$1,182,717$960,655$1,816,093
77$2,445,467$1,191,866$944,033$1,914,282
78$2,644,563$1,199,925$925,316$2,020,768
79$2,862,380$1,206,794$904,386$2,136,386
80$3,100,780$1,212,363$881,120$2,262,060
81$3,361,808$1,216,518$855,386$2,398,808
82$3,647,722$1,219,136$827,051$2,547,756
83$3,961,003$1,220,088$795,971$2,710,144
84$4,304,387$1,219,234$761,998$2,887,343
85$4,680,886$1,216,428$724,976$3,080,866
86$5,093,818$1,211,515$684,745$3,292,383
87$5,546,837$1,204,328$641,133$3,523,735
88$6,043,967$1,194,693$593,963$3,776,956
89$6,589,642$1,182,424$543,052$4,054,291
90$7,188,746$1,167,322$488,204$4,358,216
91$7,846,657$1,149,180$429,218$4,691,464
92$8,569,302$1,127,776$365,883$5,057,050
93$9,363,209$1,102,875$297,978$5,458,303
94$10,235,569$1,074,229$225,273$5,898,893
95$11,194,306$1,041,574$147,528$6,382,871
96$12,248,146$1,004,633$64,491$6,914,707
97$13,406,707$963,110$0$7,499,331
98$14,680,583$916,694$0$8,145,271
99$16,081,446$865,055$0$8,864,452
100$17,622,154$807,844$0$9,655,263