Can I retire at age 66 with 688,000?

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:
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 $688,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.1%
1 years$56,814$56,308$55,815$55,333$54,862$53,277
2 years$28,126$27,602$27,094$26,602$26,125$24,540
3 years$18,564$18,038$17,532$17,044$16,575$15,040
4 years$13,785$13,260$12,759$12,279$11,821$10,349
5 years$10,917$10,396$9,901$9,432$8,986$7,580
6 years$9,007$8,489$8,002$7,543$7,111$5,772
7 years$7,642$7,129$6,649$6,201$5,783$4,512
8 years$6,619$6,111$5,639$5,202$4,797$3,593
9 years$5,824$5,321$4,857$4,431$4,040$2,901
10 years$5,189$4,690$4,235$3,820$3,442$2,368
11 years$4,669$4,175$3,728$3,324$2,961$1,948
12 years$4,236$3,747$3,309$2,916$2,566$1,613
13 years$3,870$3,387$2,956$2,574$2,237$1,343
14 years$3,557$3,078$2,656$2,285$1,961$1,123
15 years$3,285$2,812$2,398$2,038$1,727$942
16 years$3,048$2,580$2,174$1,825$1,526$792
17 years$2,839$2,376$1,978$1,639$1,353$668
18 years$2,653$2,196$1,806$1,477$1,203$564
19 years$2,487$2,035$1,653$1,335$1,072$478
20 years$2,338$1,891$1,517$1,209$958$405
21 years$2,204$1,761$1,396$1,097$857$343
22 years$2,081$1,644$1,286$998$768$292
23 years$1,970$1,538$1,188$909$690$248
24 years$1,868$1,441$1,098$829$620$211
25 years$1,774$1,352$1,017$757$558$180
26 years$1,687$1,271$944$692$502$153
27 years$1,607$1,196$876$633$453$130
28 years$1,533$1,127$814$580$409$111
29 years$1,465$1,063$758$532$369$95
30 years$1,400$1,004$706$488$334$81
31 years$1,341$949$658$449$302$69
32 years$1,285$898$614$412$273$59
33 years$1,232$850$573$379$247$50
34 years$1,183$806$536$349$223$43
35 years$1,136$765$501$321$202$36
36 years$1,093$726$469$296$183$31
37 years$1,051$689$439$272$166$27
38 years$1,012$655$411$251$151$23
39 years$976$623$385$232$137$19
40 years$941$593$361$214$124$17
41 years$907$564$338$197$112$14
42 years$876$537$317$182$102$12
43 years$846$512$298$168$93$10
44 years$817$488$279$155$84$9
45 years$790$465$262$143$76$7
46 years$764$444$246$132$69$6
47 years$740$424$232$122$63$5
48 years$716$404$218$113$57$5
49 years$693$386$204$104$52$4
50 years$672$369$192$96$47$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $688,000, adding $4,472 every year, while hoping to spend $53,884 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: 70/21/9 Blend
65$688,000$688,000$688,000$688,000
66$762,789$726,325$715,661$814,594
67$783,261$704,583$682,303$827,741
68$804,016$679,969$646,022$835,107
69$825,024$652,287$606,663$841,712
70$846,254$621,326$564,064$847,469
71$867,668$586,867$518,055$852,284
72$889,221$548,674$468,461$856,057
73$910,863$506,501$415,097$858,677
74$932,538$460,086$357,769$860,024
75$954,180$409,153$296,277$859,969
76$975,715$353,410$230,411$858,371
77$997,058$292,548$159,951$855,076
78$1,018,117$226,241$84,667$849,920
79$1,038,782$154,145$4,322$842,721
80$1,058,936$75,896$0$833,285
81$1,078,443$0$0$829,217
82$1,097,151$0$0$825,473
83$1,114,892$0$0$838,501
84$1,131,476$0$0$850,615
85$1,146,692$0$0$861,653
86$1,160,303$0$0$871,432
87$1,172,048$0$0$879,748
88$1,181,633$0$0$886,374
89$1,188,731$0$0$891,057
90$1,192,980$0$0$893,518
91$1,193,977$0$0$893,445
92$1,191,274$0$0$890,491
93$1,184,375$0$0$884,272
94$1,172,726$0$0$874,362
95$1,155,717$0$0$860,287
96$1,132,669$0$0$841,524
97$1,102,831$0$0$817,493
98$1,065,371$0$0$787,549
99$1,019,366$0$0$750,981
100$963,796$0$0$707,001