Can I retire at age 66 with 684,000?

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 $684,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16%
1 years$56,484$55,981$55,490$55,011$54,543$53,203
2 years$27,962$27,442$26,937$26,448$25,973$24,631
3 years$18,456$17,933$17,430$16,945$16,478$15,177
4 years$13,704$13,183$12,685$12,208$11,752$10,501
5 years$10,854$10,336$9,844$9,377$8,934$7,736
6 years$8,954$8,440$7,955$7,499$7,069$5,926
7 years$7,598$7,088$6,611$6,165$5,749$4,661
8 years$6,581$6,075$5,606$5,172$4,769$3,736
9 years$5,790$5,290$4,829$4,405$4,017$3,037
10 years$5,158$4,663$4,210$3,797$3,422$2,495
11 years$4,642$4,151$3,706$3,305$2,943$2,068
12 years$4,211$3,726$3,289$2,899$2,551$1,725
13 years$3,848$3,367$2,939$2,559$2,224$1,446
14 years$3,536$3,060$2,640$2,272$1,950$1,218
15 years$3,266$2,796$2,384$2,026$1,717$1,030
16 years$3,030$2,565$2,161$1,814$1,517$873
17 years$2,823$2,362$1,967$1,630$1,345$742
18 years$2,638$2,183$1,795$1,469$1,196$632
19 years$2,473$2,023$1,644$1,327$1,066$540
20 years$2,325$1,880$1,508$1,202$952$461
21 years$2,191$1,751$1,388$1,091$852$395
22 years$2,069$1,635$1,279$992$764$338
23 years$1,958$1,529$1,181$903$686$290
24 years$1,857$1,432$1,092$824$616$249
25 years$1,763$1,344$1,011$752$555$213
26 years$1,678$1,263$938$688$500$183
27 years$1,598$1,189$871$630$450$158
28 years$1,524$1,120$810$577$406$136
29 years$1,456$1,057$754$529$367$117
30 years$1,392$998$702$486$332$100
31 years$1,333$944$654$446$300$86
32 years$1,277$893$611$410$271$74
33 years$1,225$846$570$377$245$64
34 years$1,176$801$533$347$222$55
35 years$1,130$760$498$319$201$47
36 years$1,086$721$466$294$182$41
37 years$1,045$685$436$271$165$35
38 years$1,007$651$408$250$150$30
39 years$970$619$383$230$136$26
40 years$935$589$359$212$123$23
41 years$902$561$336$196$112$19
42 years$871$534$315$181$101$17
43 years$841$509$296$167$92$14
44 years$813$485$278$154$84$12
45 years$786$463$261$142$76$11
46 years$760$441$245$131$69$9
47 years$735$421$230$121$63$8
48 years$712$402$216$112$57$7
49 years$689$384$203$104$52$6
50 years$668$367$191$96$47$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $684,000, adding $5,210 every year, while hoping to spend $37,720 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: 63/16/21 Blend
65$684,000$684,000$684,000$684,000
66$759,142$722,890$712,288$802,538
67$796,441$718,178$696,016$827,712
68$836,280$711,971$677,935$850,504
69$878,878$704,155$657,943$874,531
70$924,477$694,612$635,937$899,917
71$973,339$683,213$611,806$926,799
72$1,025,753$669,825$585,436$955,332
73$1,082,038$654,304$556,706$985,684
74$1,142,541$636,500$525,491$1,018,047
75$1,207,645$616,253$491,659$1,052,629
76$1,277,769$593,393$455,074$1,089,664
77$1,353,374$567,742$415,592$1,129,412
78$1,434,967$539,111$373,063$1,172,160
79$1,523,105$507,298$327,332$1,218,226
80$1,618,398$472,092$278,234$1,267,964
81$1,721,519$433,269$225,599$1,321,767
82$1,833,207$390,592$169,250$1,380,070
83$1,954,274$343,811$109,000$1,443,353
84$2,085,613$292,662$44,654$1,512,151
85$2,228,207$236,864$0$1,587,054
86$2,383,137$176,122$0$1,674,100
87$2,551,590$110,125$0$1,779,659
88$2,734,874$38,544$0$1,894,568
89$2,934,429$0$0$2,019,766
90$3,151,837$0$0$2,163,153
91$3,388,841$0$0$2,326,907
92$3,647,358$0$0$2,505,571
93$3,929,499$0$0$2,700,611
94$4,237,587$0$0$2,913,638
95$4,574,179$0$0$3,146,428
96$4,942,090$0$0$3,400,933
97$5,344,421$0$0$3,679,305
98$5,784,584$0$0$3,983,913
99$6,266,337$0$0$4,317,364
100$6,793,819$0$0$4,682,530