Can I retire at age 66 with 732,000?

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 $732,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.6%
1 years$60,448$59,909$59,384$58,871$58,371$57,262
2 years$29,925$29,367$28,827$28,304$27,796$26,683
3 years$19,752$19,192$18,653$18,134$17,635$16,553
4 years$14,666$14,108$13,575$13,065$12,577$11,535
5 years$11,616$11,061$10,535$10,035$9,561$8,560
6 years$9,583$9,032$8,513$8,025$7,565$6,608
7 years$8,131$7,585$7,075$6,598$6,153$5,239
8 years$7,043$6,502$6,000$5,535$5,104$4,233
9 years$6,197$5,661$5,168$4,714$4,298$3,470
10 years$5,520$4,990$4,505$4,064$3,662$2,876
11 years$4,967$4,442$3,966$3,537$3,150$2,404
12 years$4,507$3,987$3,520$3,102$2,730$2,024
13 years$4,118$3,603$3,145$2,739$2,380$1,713
14 years$3,784$3,275$2,826$2,431$2,087$1,457
15 years$3,495$2,992$2,551$2,168$1,837$1,244
16 years$3,243$2,745$2,313$1,941$1,624$1,065
17 years$3,021$2,528$2,105$1,744$1,440$914
18 years$2,823$2,336$1,921$1,572$1,280$787
19 years$2,647$2,165$1,759$1,420$1,141$679
20 years$2,488$2,012$1,614$1,286$1,019$586
21 years$2,344$1,874$1,485$1,168$912$507
22 years$2,214$1,749$1,369$1,062$817$439
23 years$2,096$1,636$1,264$967$734$380
24 years$1,987$1,533$1,169$882$660$330
25 years$1,887$1,439$1,082$805$594$287
26 years$1,795$1,352$1,004$736$535$249
27 years$1,710$1,272$932$674$482$216
28 years$1,631$1,199$867$617$435$188
29 years$1,558$1,131$806$566$393$164
30 years$1,490$1,068$751$520$355$143
31 years$1,426$1,010$700$477$321$124
32 years$1,367$955$653$439$290$108
33 years$1,311$905$610$403$263$94
34 years$1,258$858$570$371$238$82
35 years$1,209$813$533$342$215$72
36 years$1,163$772$499$315$195$62
37 years$1,119$733$467$290$177$54
38 years$1,077$697$437$267$160$47
39 years$1,038$663$409$246$145$41
40 years$1,001$630$384$227$132$36
41 years$965$600$360$210$120$31
42 years$932$572$338$194$109$27
43 years$900$545$317$179$99$24
44 years$870$519$297$165$89$21
45 years$841$495$279$152$81$18
46 years$813$472$262$141$74$16
47 years$787$451$246$130$67$14
48 years$762$430$231$120$61$12
49 years$738$411$218$111$55$11
50 years$715$392$205$103$50$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $732,000, adding $6,040 every year, while hoping to spend $44,930 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: 70/16/14 Blend
65$732,000$732,000$732,000$732,000
66$812,894$774,098$762,752$866,831
67$848,004$764,224$740,499$893,573
68$885,190$752,360$715,995$916,847
69$924,615$738,361$689,116$941,152
70$966,459$722,074$659,735$966,580
71$1,010,918$703,337$627,717$993,237
72$1,058,208$681,976$592,922$1,021,240
73$1,108,563$657,811$555,202$1,050,717
74$1,162,240$630,647$514,405$1,081,814
75$1,219,521$600,281$470,370$1,114,690
76$1,280,715$566,498$422,931$1,149,523
77$1,346,160$529,068$371,911$1,186,510
78$1,416,227$487,751$317,128$1,225,871
79$1,491,323$442,292$258,393$1,267,849
80$1,571,893$392,420$195,505$1,312,715
81$1,658,429$337,850$128,256$1,360,768
82$1,751,466$278,282$56,430$1,412,341
83$1,851,595$213,398$0$1,467,804
84$1,959,464$142,861$0$1,530,587
85$2,075,784$66,316$0$1,607,314
86$2,201,337$0$0$1,690,087
87$2,336,982$0$0$1,782,427
88$2,483,663$0$0$1,894,937
89$2,642,417$0$0$2,016,739
90$2,814,384$0$0$2,148,714
91$3,000,819$0$0$2,291,827
92$3,203,101$0$0$2,447,143
93$3,422,745$0$0$2,615,829
94$3,661,421$0$0$2,799,172
95$3,920,962$0$0$2,998,587
96$4,203,388$0$0$3,215,630
97$4,510,920$0$0$3,452,014
98$4,846,002$0$0$3,709,624
99$5,211,324$0$0$3,990,533
100$5,609,846$0$0$4,297,024