Can I retire at age 66 with 818,000?

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 $818,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.9%
1 years$67,550$66,948$66,361$65,788$65,228$63,652
2 years$33,440$32,818$32,214$31,629$31,061$29,482
3 years$22,072$21,447$20,845$20,265$19,706$18,174
4 years$16,389$15,766$15,170$14,600$14,055$12,581
5 years$12,980$12,360$11,772$11,214$10,684$9,274
6 years$10,708$10,093$9,514$8,968$8,454$7,108
7 years$9,086$8,476$7,906$7,373$6,875$5,594
8 years$7,870$7,266$6,705$6,185$5,704$4,486
9 years$6,925$6,326$5,775$5,268$4,803$3,649
10 years$6,169$5,576$5,035$4,541$4,093$3,000
11 years$5,551$4,964$4,432$3,952$3,520$2,487
12 years$5,036$4,456$3,934$3,467$3,050$2,076
13 years$4,601$4,027$3,514$3,061$2,660$1,742
14 years$4,229$3,660$3,158$2,717$2,332$1,469
15 years$3,906$3,343$2,851$2,423$2,053$1,242
16 years$3,624$3,068$2,585$2,169$1,814$1,054
17 years$3,375$2,825$2,352$1,949$1,609$897
18 years$3,155$2,611$2,147$1,757$1,430$764
19 years$2,957$2,419$1,966$1,587$1,275$653
20 years$2,780$2,248$1,804$1,438$1,139$558
21 years$2,620$2,094$1,659$1,305$1,019$478
22 years$2,474$1,955$1,529$1,186$914$410
23 years$2,342$1,828$1,412$1,080$820$352
24 years$2,220$1,713$1,306$985$737$302
25 years$2,109$1,608$1,210$900$663$259
26 years$2,006$1,511$1,122$823$597$223
27 years$1,911$1,422$1,042$753$539$192
28 years$1,823$1,340$968$690$486$165
29 years$1,741$1,264$901$633$439$142
30 years$1,665$1,194$839$581$397$122
31 years$1,594$1,128$783$533$359$105
32 years$1,527$1,068$730$490$324$91
33 years$1,465$1,011$682$451$293$78
34 years$1,406$958$637$415$266$67
35 years$1,351$909$596$382$241$58
36 years$1,299$863$557$352$218$50
37 years$1,250$819$521$324$198$43
38 years$1,204$779$488$299$179$37
39 years$1,160$741$457$275$162$32
40 years$1,118$705$429$254$147$28
41 years$1,079$671$402$234$134$24
42 years$1,041$639$377$216$121$21
43 years$1,006$609$354$200$110$18
44 years$972$580$332$184$100$15
45 years$940$553$312$170$91$13
46 years$909$528$293$157$82$11
47 years$879$504$275$145$75$10
48 years$851$481$259$134$68$9
49 years$824$459$243$124$62$7
50 years$799$439$229$115$56$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $818,000, adding $6,237 every year, while hoping to spend $29,698 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: 28/45/27 Blend
65$818,000$818,000$818,000$818,000
66$907,869$864,515$851,836$925,544
67$968,874$875,278$848,775$950,862
68$1,035,105$885,573$844,615$975,057
69$1,107,065$895,346$839,289$1,000,449
70$1,185,306$904,538$832,725$1,027,162
71$1,270,436$913,089$824,850$1,055,333
72$1,363,121$920,931$815,583$1,085,116
73$1,464,099$927,996$804,844$1,116,681
74$1,574,177$934,207$792,547$1,150,219
75$1,694,246$939,487$778,600$1,185,942
76$1,825,287$943,749$762,911$1,224,086
77$1,968,378$946,905$745,381$1,264,914
78$2,124,707$948,858$725,905$1,308,720
79$2,295,582$949,506$704,378$1,355,827
80$2,482,441$948,743$680,685$1,406,599
81$2,686,871$946,452$654,708$1,461,437
82$2,910,616$942,512$626,325$1,520,787
83$3,155,598$936,795$595,407$1,585,147
84$3,423,934$929,162$561,817$1,655,066
85$3,717,953$919,469$525,416$1,731,156
86$4,040,223$907,561$486,056$1,814,095
87$4,393,570$893,276$443,583$1,904,636
88$4,781,107$876,440$397,837$2,003,612
89$5,206,265$856,870$348,648$2,111,949
90$5,672,819$834,372$295,843$2,230,671
91$6,184,930$808,740$239,238$2,360,914
92$6,747,182$779,757$178,641$2,503,936
93$7,364,621$747,192$113,853$2,661,132
94$8,042,811$710,802$44,665$2,834,042
95$8,787,876$670,330$0$3,024,377
96$9,606,566$625,503$0$3,242,430
97$10,506,315$576,032$0$3,496,167
98$11,495,315$521,614$0$3,775,091
99$12,582,590$461,925$0$4,081,833
100$13,778,081$396,627$0$4,419,301