Can I retire at age 66 with 1,810,000?

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 $1,810,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.2%
1 years$149,468$148,137$146,838$145,570$144,332$139,544
2 years$73,994$72,616$71,280$69,986$68,729$63,952
3 years$48,839$47,455$46,123$44,840$43,605$38,988
4 years$36,265$34,885$33,566$32,305$31,099$26,679
5 years$28,722$27,350$26,048$24,813$23,641$19,428
6 years$23,695$22,333$21,051$19,843$18,706$14,705
7 years$20,105$18,756$17,494$16,314$15,213$11,422
8 years$17,414$16,077$14,836$13,686$12,621$9,038
9 years$15,323$13,998$12,778$11,657$10,629$7,249
10 years$13,650$12,338$11,140$10,049$9,056$5,875
11 years$12,283$10,984$9,808$8,745$7,789$4,799
12 years$11,144$9,859$8,704$7,671$6,749$3,945
13 years$10,182$8,909$7,777$6,772$5,886$3,260
14 years$9,357$8,098$6,987$6,012$5,159$2,704
15 years$8,643$7,398$6,309$5,361$4,543$2,251
16 years$8,019$6,788$5,720$4,800$4,015$1,879
17 years$7,469$6,251$5,205$4,313$3,560$1,572
18 years$6,980$5,776$4,751$3,887$3,165$1,317
19 years$6,544$5,353$4,349$3,512$2,821$1,105
20 years$6,152$4,975$3,992$3,181$2,520$929
21 years$5,797$4,634$3,672$2,887$2,255$782
22 years$5,475$4,325$3,384$2,625$2,021$658
23 years$5,182$4,045$3,124$2,391$1,815$555
24 years$4,913$3,790$2,890$2,180$1,631$468
25 years$4,666$3,557$2,676$1,991$1,468$394
26 years$4,439$3,343$2,482$1,821$1,322$333
27 years$4,229$3,146$2,305$1,666$1,192$281
28 years$4,034$2,965$2,143$1,527$1,075$237
29 years$3,853$2,797$1,994$1,400$971$201
30 years$3,684$2,641$1,857$1,285$877$169
31 years$3,527$2,497$1,732$1,180$793$143
32 years$3,380$2,363$1,616$1,085$718$121
33 years$3,241$2,237$1,508$997$649$102
34 years$3,112$2,121$1,409$918$588$87
35 years$2,990$2,011$1,318$845$533$73
36 years$2,875$1,909$1,233$778$483$62
37 years$2,766$1,813$1,154$717$437$52
38 years$2,664$1,723$1,080$661$396$44
39 years$2,567$1,639$1,012$609$360$37
40 years$2,475$1,559$949$562$326$32
41 years$2,387$1,484$890$518$296$27
42 years$2,304$1,413$835$478$268$23
43 years$2,226$1,347$783$442$244$19
44 years$2,151$1,284$735$408$221$16
45 years$2,079$1,224$690$377$201$14
46 years$2,011$1,168$648$348$182$12
47 years$1,946$1,114$609$321$166$10
48 years$1,884$1,064$572$297$150$8
49 years$1,824$1,016$538$274$137$7
50 years$1,767$970$506$254$124$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $1,810,000, adding $2,668 every year, while hoping to spend $40,915 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: 52/35/13 Blend
65$1,810,000$1,810,000$1,810,000$1,810,000
66$1,997,372$1,901,442$1,873,387$2,094,182
67$2,157,571$1,951,079$1,892,612$2,210,240
68$2,332,738$2,001,778$1,911,110$2,331,820
69$2,524,359$2,053,546$1,928,813$2,463,116
70$2,734,065$2,106,392$1,945,651$2,605,060
71$2,963,657$2,160,322$1,961,547$2,758,673
72$3,215,114$2,215,342$1,976,423$2,925,084
73$3,490,619$2,271,457$1,990,196$3,105,531
74$3,792,574$2,328,670$2,002,779$3,301,383
75$4,123,624$2,386,982$2,014,080$3,514,143
76$4,486,684$2,446,394$2,024,002$3,745,468
77$4,884,963$2,506,905$2,032,443$3,997,183
78$5,321,996$2,568,511$2,039,298$4,271,300
79$5,801,678$2,631,206$2,044,453$4,570,032
80$6,328,299$2,694,985$2,047,791$4,895,819
81$6,906,582$2,759,835$2,049,189$5,251,350
82$7,541,733$2,825,747$2,048,516$5,639,584
83$8,239,486$2,892,705$2,045,638$6,063,784
84$9,006,158$2,960,692$2,040,411$6,527,544
85$9,848,706$3,029,686$2,032,685$7,034,825
86$10,774,798$3,099,665$2,022,304$7,589,989
87$11,792,880$3,170,600$2,009,103$8,197,845
88$12,912,256$3,242,462$1,992,910$8,863,691
89$14,143,178$3,315,215$1,973,545$9,593,364
90$15,496,941$3,388,819$1,950,818$10,393,297
91$16,985,990$3,463,232$1,924,531$11,270,579
92$18,624,034$3,538,404$1,894,476$12,233,021
93$20,426,182$3,614,282$1,860,438$13,289,231
94$22,409,078$3,690,807$1,822,187$14,448,695
95$24,591,061$3,767,913$1,779,487$15,721,867
96$26,992,338$3,845,530$1,732,089$17,120,268
97$29,635,174$3,923,579$1,679,732$18,656,591
98$32,544,103$4,001,976$1,622,144$20,344,829
99$35,746,156$4,080,627$1,559,040$22,200,399
100$39,271,119$4,159,433$1,490,123$24,240,294