Can I retire at age 66 with 673,000?

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:
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 $673,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.3%
1 years$55,576$55,081$54,598$54,126$53,666$52,497
2 years$27,513$27,000$26,504$26,022$25,555$24,383
3 years$18,160$17,645$17,150$16,673$16,213$15,075
4 years$13,484$12,971$12,481$12,012$11,563$10,467
5 years$10,679$10,169$9,685$9,226$8,790$7,740
6 years$8,810$8,304$7,827$7,378$6,956$5,952
7 years$7,476$6,974$6,504$6,066$5,657$4,700
8 years$6,475$5,978$5,516$5,089$4,693$3,783
9 years$5,697$5,205$4,751$4,334$3,952$3,088
10 years$5,076$4,588$4,142$3,736$3,367$2,548
11 years$4,567$4,084$3,647$3,252$2,896$2,121
12 years$4,144$3,666$3,236$2,852$2,510$1,777
13 years$3,786$3,313$2,891$2,518$2,188$1,497
14 years$3,479$3,011$2,598$2,235$1,918$1,267
15 years$3,214$2,751$2,346$1,993$1,689$1,076
16 years$2,982$2,524$2,127$1,785$1,493$917
17 years$2,777$2,324$1,935$1,604$1,324$784
18 years$2,596$2,148$1,767$1,445$1,177$671
19 years$2,433$1,991$1,617$1,306$1,049$576
20 years$2,287$1,850$1,484$1,183$937$495
21 years$2,155$1,723$1,365$1,073$838$425
22 years$2,036$1,608$1,258$976$752$366
23 years$1,927$1,504$1,162$889$675$316
24 years$1,827$1,409$1,074$811$606$273
25 years$1,735$1,323$995$740$546$235
26 years$1,651$1,243$923$677$492$203
27 years$1,572$1,170$857$620$443$176
28 years$1,500$1,102$797$568$400$152
29 years$1,433$1,040$741$521$361$131
30 years$1,370$982$691$478$326$114
31 years$1,311$928$644$439$295$98
32 years$1,257$878$601$403$267$85
33 years$1,205$832$561$371$241$74
34 years$1,157$788$524$341$219$64
35 years$1,112$748$490$314$198$55
36 years$1,069$710$458$289$179$48
37 years$1,029$674$429$267$163$42
38 years$990$641$402$246$147$36
39 years$954$609$376$227$134$31
40 years$920$580$353$209$121$27
41 years$888$552$331$193$110$24
42 years$857$525$310$178$100$20
43 years$828$501$291$164$91$18
44 years$800$477$273$152$82$15
45 years$773$455$257$140$75$13
46 years$748$434$241$129$68$12
47 years$723$414$226$120$62$10
48 years$700$396$213$110$56$9
49 years$678$378$200$102$51$8
50 years$657$361$188$94$46$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $673,000, adding $4,996 every year, while hoping to spend $30,494 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: 72/9/19 Blend
65$673,000$673,000$673,000$673,000
66$746,799$711,130$700,699$796,837
67$790,528$713,530$691,727$833,164
68$837,694$715,026$681,432$868,793
69$888,617$715,541$669,739$907,039
70$943,647$714,993$656,566$948,155
71$1,003,168$713,297$641,830$992,422
72$1,067,604$710,361$625,444$1,040,150
73$1,137,418$706,087$607,315$1,091,681
74$1,213,122$700,373$587,348$1,147,391
75$1,295,279$693,109$565,442$1,207,697
76$1,384,505$684,180$541,492$1,273,057
77$1,481,481$673,461$515,389$1,343,978
78$1,586,956$660,824$487,018$1,421,019
79$1,701,751$646,130$456,258$1,504,796
80$1,826,773$629,234$422,986$1,595,989
81$1,963,017$609,979$387,069$1,695,349
82$2,111,580$588,204$348,372$1,803,703
83$2,273,669$563,734$306,750$1,921,965
84$2,450,613$536,387$262,056$2,051,143
85$2,643,874$505,968$214,133$2,192,347
86$2,855,061$472,272$162,818$2,346,804
87$3,085,946$435,083$107,942$2,515,866
88$3,338,482$394,171$49,327$2,701,025
89$3,614,816$349,294$0$2,903,928
90$3,917,313$300,196$0$3,129,069
91$4,248,580$246,606$0$3,386,616
92$4,611,485$188,240$0$3,668,807
93$5,009,187$124,794$0$3,978,121
94$5,445,165$55,950$0$4,317,288
95$5,923,252$0$0$4,689,315
96$6,447,669$0$0$5,099,364
97$7,023,063$0$0$5,555,386
98$7,654,556$0$0$6,055,902
99$8,347,789$0$0$6,605,389
100$9,108,973$0$0$7,208,774