Can I retire at age 66 with 714,000?

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 $714,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$58,961$58,436$57,924$57,424$56,935$54,872
2 years$29,189$28,645$28,118$27,608$27,112$25,056
3 years$19,266$18,720$18,194$17,688$17,201$15,216
4 years$14,305$13,761$13,241$12,744$12,268$10,370
5 years$11,330$10,789$10,275$9,788$9,326$7,520
6 years$9,347$8,810$8,304$7,828$7,379$5,667
7 years$7,931$7,399$6,901$6,436$6,001$4,382
8 years$6,870$6,342$5,852$5,399$4,979$3,451
9 years$6,044$5,522$5,041$4,598$4,193$2,754
10 years$5,385$4,867$4,395$3,964$3,572$2,221
11 years$4,845$4,333$3,869$3,450$3,072$1,805
12 years$4,396$3,889$3,434$3,026$2,662$1,476
13 years$4,016$3,515$3,068$2,671$2,322$1,213
14 years$3,691$3,195$2,756$2,371$2,035$1,001
15 years$3,409$2,918$2,489$2,115$1,792$828
16 years$3,163$2,678$2,256$1,894$1,584$687
17 years$2,946$2,466$2,053$1,701$1,404$571
18 years$2,754$2,279$1,874$1,533$1,249$476
19 years$2,581$2,112$1,716$1,385$1,113$397
20 years$2,427$1,962$1,575$1,255$994$332
21 years$2,287$1,828$1,448$1,139$890$277
22 years$2,160$1,706$1,335$1,035$797$232
23 years$2,044$1,596$1,233$943$716$194
24 years$1,938$1,495$1,140$860$643$163
25 years$1,841$1,403$1,056$785$579$136
26 years$1,751$1,319$979$718$521$114
27 years$1,668$1,241$909$657$470$96
28 years$1,591$1,169$845$602$424$81
29 years$1,520$1,103$787$552$383$68
30 years$1,453$1,042$733$507$346$57
31 years$1,391$985$683$466$313$48
32 years$1,333$932$637$428$283$40
33 years$1,279$883$595$393$256$34
34 years$1,227$837$556$362$232$28
35 years$1,179$793$520$333$210$24
36 years$1,134$753$486$307$190$20
37 years$1,091$715$455$283$173$17
38 years$1,051$680$426$261$156$14
39 years$1,012$646$399$240$142$12
40 years$976$615$374$222$129$10
41 years$942$585$351$205$117$8
42 years$909$557$329$189$106$7
43 years$878$531$309$174$96$6
44 years$848$506$290$161$87$5
45 years$820$483$272$149$79$4
46 years$793$461$256$137$72$3
47 years$768$440$240$127$65$3
48 years$743$420$226$117$59$2
49 years$720$401$212$108$54$2
50 years$697$383$200$100$49$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $714,000, adding $6,317 every year, while hoping to spend $49,003 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: 64/15/21 Blend
65$714,000$714,000$714,000$714,000
66$793,344$755,502$744,435$839,457
67$822,126$740,383$717,235$856,147
68$852,202$722,880$687,481$868,278
69$883,651$702,826$655,036$880,396
70$916,561$680,042$619,757$892,504
71$951,025$654,339$581,494$904,606
72$987,145$625,517$540,089$916,707
73$1,025,031$593,365$495,380$928,818
74$1,064,804$557,659$447,194$940,950
75$1,106,592$518,163$395,354$953,119
76$1,150,538$474,626$339,672$965,346
77$1,196,796$426,786$279,954$977,655
78$1,245,532$374,361$215,995$990,076
79$1,296,930$317,058$147,584$1,002,645
80$1,351,186$254,564$74,498$1,015,405
81$1,408,520$186,550$0$1,028,408
82$1,469,165$112,667$0$1,042,496
83$1,533,382$32,550$0$1,074,821
84$1,601,451$0$0$1,108,809
85$1,673,680$0$0$1,153,559
86$1,750,407$0$0$1,206,826
87$1,831,998$0$0$1,263,499
88$1,918,859$0$0$1,323,860
89$2,011,429$0$0$1,388,219
90$2,110,192$0$0$1,456,917
91$2,215,677$0$0$1,530,326
92$2,328,464$0$0$1,608,853
93$2,449,189$0$0$1,692,947
94$2,578,550$0$0$1,783,099
95$2,717,311$0$0$1,879,846
96$2,866,312$0$0$1,983,780
97$3,026,474$0$0$2,095,549
98$3,198,808$0$0$2,215,865
99$3,384,424$0$0$2,345,511
100$3,584,542$0$0$2,485,344