Can I retire at age 66 with 659,000?

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:
0%
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 $659,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$54,420$53,935$53,462$53,000$52,550$51,615
2 years$26,940$26,439$25,952$25,481$25,024$24,086
3 years$17,782$17,278$16,793$16,326$15,876$14,963
4 years$13,203$12,701$12,221$11,762$11,323$10,443
5 years$10,457$9,958$9,484$9,034$8,607$7,762
6 years$8,627$8,131$7,664$7,225$6,811$6,001
7 years$7,320$6,829$6,369$5,940$5,539$4,766
8 years$6,340$5,853$5,402$4,983$4,595$3,858
9 years$5,579$5,096$4,652$4,244$3,870$3,168
10 years$4,970$4,492$4,056$3,659$3,297$2,630
11 years$4,472$3,999$3,571$3,184$2,836$2,203
12 years$4,058$3,589$3,169$2,793$2,457$1,858
13 years$3,707$3,244$2,831$2,466$2,143$1,576
14 years$3,407$2,949$2,544$2,189$1,878$1,343
15 years$3,147$2,694$2,297$1,952$1,654$1,149
16 years$2,920$2,471$2,082$1,748$1,462$986
17 years$2,719$2,276$1,895$1,570$1,296$848
18 years$2,542$2,103$1,730$1,415$1,152$732
19 years$2,383$1,949$1,584$1,279$1,027$632
20 years$2,240$1,811$1,453$1,158$917$547
21 years$2,111$1,687$1,337$1,051$821$474
22 years$1,993$1,575$1,232$956$736$412
23 years$1,887$1,473$1,138$870$661$358
24 years$1,789$1,380$1,052$794$594$311
25 years$1,699$1,295$974$725$534$271
26 years$1,616$1,217$904$663$481$236
27 years$1,540$1,145$839$607$434$205
28 years$1,469$1,079$780$556$392$179
29 years$1,403$1,018$726$510$354$156
30 years$1,341$962$676$468$319$136
31 years$1,284$909$630$430$289$119
32 years$1,230$860$588$395$261$104
33 years$1,180$815$549$363$236$91
34 years$1,133$772$513$334$214$79
35 years$1,089$732$480$308$194$69
36 years$1,047$695$449$283$176$61
37 years$1,007$660$420$261$159$53
38 years$970$627$393$241$144$46
39 years$934$597$369$222$131$40
40 years$901$568$345$205$119$35
41 years$869$540$324$189$108$31
42 years$839$515$304$174$98$27
43 years$810$490$285$161$89$24
44 years$783$467$268$148$81$21
45 years$757$446$251$137$73$18
46 years$732$425$236$127$66$16
47 years$708$406$222$117$60$14
48 years$686$387$208$108$55$12
49 years$664$370$196$100$50$11
50 years$643$353$184$92$45$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $659,000, adding $2,701 every year, while hoping to spend $57,639 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: 70/20/10 Blend
65$659,000$659,000$659,000$659,000
66$729,004$694,077$683,863$778,413
67$742,035$666,759$645,445$784,184
68$754,463$636,171$603,808$783,214
69$766,167$602,092$558,783$780,607
70$777,008$564,287$510,195$776,191
71$786,836$522,509$457,859$769,777
72$795,478$476,498$401,583$761,160
73$802,747$425,976$341,166$750,114
74$808,430$370,651$276,397$736,393
75$812,292$310,216$207,059$719,730
76$814,072$244,343$132,922$699,831
77$813,481$172,689$53,748$676,375
78$810,194$94,889$0$649,011
79$803,855$10,560$0$620,637
80$794,067$0$0$593,886
81$780,390$0$0$580,350
82$762,335$0$0$565,741
83$739,362$0$0$547,317
84$710,873$0$0$524,615
85$676,205$0$0$497,124
86$634,625$0$0$464,277
87$585,321$0$0$425,448
88$527,397$0$0$379,944
89$459,858$0$0$326,998
90$381,609$0$0$265,763
91$291,436$0$0$195,302
92$187,999$0$0$114,581
93$69,817$0$0$22,456
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0