Can I retire at age 66 with 745,000?

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 $745,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$61,521$60,973$60,439$59,917$59,407$59,132
2 years$30,456$29,889$29,339$28,806$28,289$28,011
3 years$20,102$19,533$18,984$18,456$17,948$17,676
4 years$14,927$14,359$13,816$13,297$12,801$12,537
5 years$11,822$11,257$10,722$10,213$9,731$9,476
6 years$9,753$9,192$8,665$8,168$7,700$7,454
7 years$8,275$7,720$7,200$6,715$6,262$6,026
8 years$7,168$6,617$6,106$5,633$5,195$4,968
9 years$6,307$5,762$5,260$4,798$4,375$4,157
10 years$5,619$5,079$4,585$4,136$3,728$3,519
11 years$5,056$4,521$4,037$3,600$3,206$3,007
12 years$4,587$4,058$3,583$3,157$2,778$2,588
13 years$4,191$3,667$3,201$2,787$2,423$2,241
14 years$3,851$3,333$2,876$2,474$2,124$1,950
15 years$3,558$3,045$2,597$2,207$1,870$1,705
16 years$3,301$2,794$2,354$1,976$1,653$1,496
17 years$3,074$2,573$2,142$1,775$1,465$1,316
18 years$2,873$2,378$1,956$1,600$1,303$1,162
19 years$2,694$2,203$1,790$1,446$1,161$1,027
20 years$2,532$2,048$1,643$1,309$1,037$911
21 years$2,386$1,907$1,511$1,188$928$808
22 years$2,254$1,780$1,393$1,080$832$719
23 years$2,133$1,665$1,286$984$747$640
24 years$2,022$1,560$1,189$897$671$570
25 years$1,921$1,464$1,102$820$604$509
26 years$1,827$1,376$1,022$749$544$455
27 years$1,741$1,295$949$686$491$406
28 years$1,660$1,220$882$628$443$364
29 years$1,586$1,151$821$576$400$325
30 years$1,516$1,087$764$529$361$291
31 years$1,452$1,028$713$486$327$261
32 years$1,391$972$665$446$295$234
33 years$1,334$921$621$411$267$210
34 years$1,281$873$580$378$242$188
35 years$1,231$828$542$348$219$169
36 years$1,183$786$507$320$199$152
37 years$1,139$746$475$295$180$136
38 years$1,096$709$445$272$163$122
39 years$1,056$674$417$251$148$110
40 years$1,019$642$391$231$134$99
41 years$983$611$366$213$122$89
42 years$948$582$343$197$110$80
43 years$916$554$322$182$100$72
44 years$885$528$303$168$91$65
45 years$856$504$284$155$83$58
46 years$828$481$267$143$75$52
47 years$801$459$251$132$68$47
48 years$775$438$236$122$62$42
49 years$751$418$221$113$56$38
50 years$727$399$208$104$51$34

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $745,000, adding $5,731 every year, while hoping to spend $55,762 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: 40/43/17 Blend
65$745,000$745,000$745,000$745,000
66$826,902$787,417$775,869$855,595
67$851,915$766,670$742,530$855,813
68$877,611$743,037$706,206$850,225
69$904,001$716,319$666,737$843,001
70$931,093$686,303$623,957$834,022
71$958,898$652,765$577,693$823,161
72$987,423$615,468$527,763$810,282
73$1,016,676$574,162$473,978$795,242
74$1,046,660$528,579$416,141$777,889
75$1,077,382$478,442$354,043$758,062
76$1,108,842$423,452$287,471$735,591
77$1,141,040$363,298$216,197$710,294
78$1,173,973$297,647$139,987$681,981
79$1,207,638$226,151$58,596$650,447
80$1,242,024$148,439$0$615,479
81$1,277,121$64,123$0$581,975
82$1,312,912$0$0$556,243
83$1,349,379$0$0$540,312
84$1,386,495$0$0$554,956
85$1,424,231$0$0$569,820
86$1,462,550$0$0$584,884
87$1,501,408$0$0$600,129
88$1,540,755$0$0$615,529
89$1,580,530$0$0$631,058
90$1,620,665$0$0$646,682
91$1,661,080$0$0$662,364
92$1,701,683$0$0$678,062
93$1,742,369$0$0$693,727
94$1,783,020$0$0$709,305
95$1,823,499$0$0$724,734
96$1,863,653$0$0$739,943
97$1,903,309$0$0$754,855
98$1,942,271$0$0$769,379
99$1,980,320$0$0$783,417
100$2,017,207$0$0$796,858