Can I retire at age 66 with 698,000?

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 $698,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.6%
1 years$57,640$57,127$56,626$56,137$55,660$53,727
2 years$28,535$28,003$27,488$26,989$26,505$24,578
3 years$18,834$18,300$17,787$17,292$16,816$14,955
4 years$13,985$13,453$12,944$12,458$11,993$10,213
5 years$11,076$10,547$10,045$9,569$9,117$7,422
6 years$9,137$8,613$8,118$7,652$7,214$5,605
7 years$7,753$7,233$6,746$6,291$5,867$4,344
8 years$6,716$6,200$5,721$5,278$4,867$3,429
9 years$5,909$5,398$4,928$4,495$4,099$2,743
10 years$5,264$4,758$4,296$3,875$3,492$2,218
11 years$4,737$4,236$3,782$3,373$3,004$1,807
12 years$4,298$3,802$3,357$2,958$2,603$1,482
13 years$3,926$3,436$2,999$2,612$2,270$1,221
14 years$3,608$3,123$2,695$2,318$1,990$1,010
15 years$3,333$2,853$2,433$2,067$1,752$838
16 years$3,092$2,618$2,206$1,851$1,548$698
17 years$2,880$2,411$2,007$1,663$1,373$582
18 years$2,692$2,228$1,832$1,499$1,221$486
19 years$2,524$2,064$1,677$1,354$1,088$407
20 years$2,372$1,918$1,539$1,227$972$341
21 years$2,236$1,787$1,416$1,113$870$286
22 years$2,111$1,668$1,305$1,012$780$240
23 years$1,998$1,560$1,205$922$700$202
24 years$1,895$1,462$1,114$841$629$169
25 years$1,800$1,372$1,032$768$566$142
26 years$1,712$1,289$957$702$510$120
27 years$1,631$1,213$889$643$460$101
28 years$1,556$1,143$826$589$415$85
29 years$1,486$1,079$769$540$374$72
30 years$1,421$1,019$716$496$338$60
31 years$1,360$963$668$455$306$51
32 years$1,303$911$623$418$277$43
33 years$1,250$863$582$385$250$36
34 years$1,200$818$544$354$227$30
35 years$1,153$776$508$326$205$26
36 years$1,109$736$475$300$186$22
37 years$1,067$699$445$276$169$18
38 years$1,027$664$417$255$153$15
39 years$990$632$390$235$139$13
40 years$954$601$366$217$126$11
41 years$921$572$343$200$114$9
42 years$889$545$322$185$104$8
43 years$858$519$302$170$94$7
44 years$829$495$283$157$85$5
45 years$802$472$266$145$77$5
46 years$775$450$250$134$70$4
47 years$750$430$235$124$64$3
48 years$726$410$221$115$58$3
49 years$703$392$207$106$53$2
50 years$681$374$195$98$48$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $698,000, adding $3,871 every year, while hoping to spend $23,508 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: 64/31/5 Blend
65$698,000$698,000$698,000$698,000
66$773,189$736,195$725,376$821,874
67$827,042$747,256$724,664$865,798
68$885,600$758,071$723,140$910,601
69$949,318$768,604$720,752$958,908
70$1,018,697$778,814$717,446$1,011,059
71$1,094,289$788,660$713,164$1,067,423
72$1,176,698$798,097$707,848$1,128,412
73$1,266,593$807,076$701,432$1,194,477
74$1,364,709$815,545$693,853$1,266,117
75$1,471,853$823,451$685,042$1,343,880
76$1,588,917$830,735$674,925$1,428,371
77$1,716,879$837,333$663,428$1,520,257
78$1,856,819$843,181$650,471$1,620,275
79$2,009,925$848,207$635,972$1,729,233
80$2,177,504$852,336$619,844$1,848,027
81$2,360,998$855,489$601,997$1,977,641
82$2,561,991$857,579$582,335$2,119,161
83$2,782,231$858,518$560,760$2,273,785
84$3,023,641$858,208$537,169$2,442,834
85$3,288,341$856,548$511,452$2,627,762
86$3,578,663$853,430$483,497$2,830,175
87$3,897,177$848,739$453,185$3,051,841
88$4,246,715$842,353$420,392$3,294,713
89$4,630,395$834,143$384,990$3,560,939
90$5,051,651$823,972$346,843$3,852,892
91$5,514,267$811,694$305,810$4,173,185
92$6,022,411$797,157$261,744$4,524,701
93$6,580,676$780,196$214,491$4,910,617
94$7,194,119$760,639$163,890$5,334,436
95$7,868,313$738,304$109,774$5,800,022
96$8,609,397$712,997$51,968$6,311,631
97$9,424,134$684,514$0$6,873,958
98$10,319,977$652,636$0$7,492,698
99$11,305,136$617,136$0$8,176,029
100$12,388,655$577,771$0$8,927,477