Can I retire at age 66 with 735,000?

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 $735,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.7%
1 years$60,696$60,155$59,627$59,113$58,610$56,779
2 years$30,047$29,488$28,945$28,420$27,909$26,081
3 years$19,833$19,271$18,730$18,209$17,707$15,939
4 years$14,726$14,166$13,630$13,118$12,629$10,934
5 years$11,663$11,106$10,578$10,076$9,600$7,984
6 years$9,622$9,069$8,548$8,058$7,596$6,059
7 years$8,164$7,616$7,104$6,625$6,178$4,720
8 years$7,072$6,528$6,025$5,557$5,125$3,746
9 years$6,222$5,684$5,189$4,734$4,316$3,013
10 years$5,543$5,010$4,524$4,081$3,678$2,450
11 years$4,988$4,460$3,983$3,551$3,163$2,008
12 years$4,525$4,003$3,535$3,115$2,741$1,656
13 years$4,134$3,618$3,158$2,750$2,390$1,373
14 years$3,800$3,289$2,837$2,441$2,095$1,143
15 years$3,510$3,004$2,562$2,177$1,845$955
16 years$3,256$2,756$2,323$1,949$1,630$800
17 years$3,033$2,538$2,113$1,751$1,446$672
18 years$2,835$2,346$1,929$1,578$1,285$565
19 years$2,657$2,174$1,766$1,426$1,146$476
20 years$2,498$2,020$1,621$1,292$1,023$401
21 years$2,354$1,882$1,491$1,172$916$339
22 years$2,223$1,756$1,374$1,066$821$287
23 years$2,104$1,643$1,269$971$737$242
24 years$1,995$1,539$1,173$885$662$205
25 years$1,895$1,444$1,087$809$596$174
26 years$1,803$1,358$1,008$739$537$147
27 years$1,717$1,278$936$677$484$125
28 years$1,638$1,204$870$620$437$106
29 years$1,565$1,136$810$569$394$90
30 years$1,496$1,073$754$522$356$76
31 years$1,432$1,014$703$479$322$65
32 years$1,372$959$656$440$291$55
33 years$1,316$909$613$405$264$47
34 years$1,264$861$572$373$239$40
35 years$1,214$817$535$343$216$34
36 years$1,167$775$501$316$196$29
37 years$1,123$736$469$291$178$24
38 years$1,082$700$439$268$161$21
39 years$1,042$665$411$247$146$17
40 years$1,005$633$385$228$132$15
41 years$969$603$361$211$120$13
42 years$936$574$339$194$109$11
43 years$904$547$318$179$99$9
44 years$873$521$298$166$90$8
45 years$844$497$280$153$82$7
46 years$817$474$263$141$74$6
47 years$790$452$247$131$67$5
48 years$765$432$232$121$61$4
49 years$741$412$218$111$55$3
50 years$718$394$205$103$50$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $735,000, adding $2,274 every year, while hoping to spend $57,788 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: 26/50/24 Blend
65$735,000$735,000$735,000$735,000
66$812,316$773,361$761,968$827,232
67$833,686$749,769$726,008$815,832
68$855,299$723,085$686,907$798,445
69$877,119$693,096$644,497$778,566
70$899,104$659,576$598,607$756,023
71$921,205$622,288$549,053$730,632
72$943,368$580,981$495,647$702,199
73$965,531$535,388$438,189$670,517
74$987,621$485,227$376,474$635,367
75$1,009,557$430,203$310,286$596,517
76$1,031,249$370,000$239,397$553,719
77$1,052,593$304,286$163,574$506,712
78$1,073,473$232,712$82,569$455,217
79$1,093,759$154,906$0$398,940
80$1,113,304$70,478$0$338,560
81$1,131,943$0$0$295,380
82$1,149,494$0$0$259,498
83$1,165,752$0$0$261,956
84$1,180,486$0$0$263,908
85$1,193,441$0$0$265,279
86$1,204,334$0$0$265,984
87$1,212,846$0$0$265,932
88$1,218,624$0$0$265,018
89$1,221,278$0$0$263,128
90$1,220,370$0$0$260,134
91$1,215,417$0$0$255,895
92$1,205,881$0$0$250,254
93$1,191,168$0$0$243,038
94$1,170,615$0$0$234,054
95$1,143,492$0$0$223,090
96$1,108,987$0$0$209,910
97$1,066,201$0$0$194,255
98$1,014,140$0$0$175,834
99$951,703$0$0$154,331
100$877,673$0$0$129,391