Can I retire at age 66 with 751,000?

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 $751,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$62,017$61,464$60,926$60,399$59,886$58,918
2 years$30,701$30,130$29,575$29,038$28,517$27,545
3 years$20,264$19,690$19,137$18,605$18,092$17,146
4 years$15,047$14,474$13,927$13,404$12,904$11,990
5 years$11,917$11,348$10,808$10,295$9,809$8,931
6 years$9,831$9,266$8,734$8,233$7,762$6,920
7 years$8,342$7,782$7,258$6,769$6,312$5,508
8 years$7,226$6,671$6,156$5,678$5,237$4,469
9 years$6,358$5,808$5,302$4,837$4,410$3,678
10 years$5,664$5,119$4,622$4,169$3,758$3,062
11 years$5,096$4,558$4,069$3,629$3,232$2,571
12 years$4,624$4,091$3,611$3,183$2,800$2,174
13 years$4,224$3,697$3,227$2,810$2,442$1,849
14 years$3,882$3,360$2,899$2,494$2,141$1,580
15 years$3,586$3,070$2,618$2,224$1,885$1,355
16 years$3,327$2,816$2,373$1,992$1,666$1,166
17 years$3,099$2,594$2,159$1,790$1,477$1,006
18 years$2,896$2,397$1,971$1,613$1,313$870
19 years$2,715$2,221$1,805$1,457$1,171$754
20 years$2,552$2,064$1,656$1,320$1,046$655
21 years$2,405$1,923$1,523$1,198$936$569
22 years$2,272$1,795$1,404$1,089$839$496
23 years$2,150$1,679$1,296$992$753$432
24 years$2,039$1,573$1,199$905$677$377
25 years$1,936$1,476$1,110$826$609$329
26 years$1,842$1,387$1,030$755$548$287
27 years$1,755$1,305$956$691$495$251
28 years$1,674$1,230$889$634$446$220
29 years$1,599$1,160$827$581$403$192
30 years$1,529$1,096$771$533$364$168
31 years$1,463$1,036$718$490$329$147
32 years$1,402$980$670$450$298$129
33 years$1,345$928$626$414$269$113
34 years$1,291$880$585$381$244$99
35 years$1,240$835$547$351$221$87
36 years$1,193$792$511$323$200$76
37 years$1,148$752$479$297$181$67
38 years$1,105$715$448$274$165$59
39 years$1,065$680$420$253$149$51
40 years$1,027$647$394$233$135$45
41 years$991$616$369$215$123$40
42 years$956$586$346$199$111$35
43 years$923$559$325$183$101$31
44 years$892$533$305$169$92$27
45 years$863$508$286$156$83$23
46 years$834$484$269$144$76$21
47 years$807$462$253$133$69$18
48 years$782$441$237$123$62$16
49 years$757$421$223$114$57$14
50 years$733$403$210$105$51$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $751,000, adding $5,834 every year, while hoping to spend $23,885 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: 65/5/30 Blend
65$751,000$751,000$751,000$751,000
66$833,620$793,817$782,176$880,797
67$893,236$807,300$782,966$926,929
68$958,132$820,644$782,981$974,181
69$1,028,821$833,816$782,171$1,025,321
70$1,105,870$846,781$780,483$1,080,735
71$1,189,898$859,504$777,859$1,140,847
72$1,281,592$871,943$774,241$1,206,129
73$1,381,703$884,057$769,567$1,277,099
74$1,491,061$895,801$763,772$1,354,327
75$1,610,579$907,125$756,788$1,438,445
76$1,741,262$917,978$748,544$1,530,148
77$1,884,217$928,305$738,966$1,630,202
78$2,040,661$938,046$727,976$1,739,452
79$2,211,937$947,138$715,491$1,858,831
80$2,399,521$955,515$701,427$1,989,368
81$2,605,041$963,104$685,694$2,132,196
82$2,830,288$969,829$668,197$2,288,566
83$3,077,236$975,608$648,840$2,459,857
84$3,348,057$980,356$627,519$2,647,588
85$3,645,146$983,981$604,128$2,853,438
86$3,971,139$986,384$578,555$3,079,254
87$4,328,940$987,462$550,681$3,327,075
88$4,721,748$987,104$520,385$3,599,148
89$5,153,088$985,193$487,539$3,897,954
90$5,626,840$981,605$452,009$4,226,223
91$6,147,281$976,207$413,655$4,586,969
92$6,719,122$968,859$372,331$4,983,513
93$7,347,553$959,413$327,884$5,419,519
94$8,038,290$947,712$280,155$5,899,023
95$8,797,633$933,587$228,978$6,426,478
96$9,632,522$916,863$174,179$7,006,792
97$10,550,601$897,352$115,576$7,645,374
98$11,560,295$874,854$52,980$8,348,190
99$12,670,884$849,161$0$9,121,815
100$13,892,593$820,049$0$9,977,922