Can I retire at age 66 with 825,000?

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 $825,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$68,128$67,521$66,929$66,351$65,787$64,144
2 years$33,727$33,098$32,490$31,899$31,327$29,683
3 years$22,261$21,630$21,023$20,438$19,875$18,280
4 years$16,529$15,900$15,299$14,725$14,175$12,642
5 years$13,091$12,466$11,873$11,310$10,776$9,309
6 years$10,800$10,180$9,595$9,045$8,526$7,127
7 years$9,164$8,549$7,974$7,436$6,934$5,603
8 years$7,938$7,328$6,762$6,238$5,753$4,488
9 years$6,984$6,380$5,824$5,313$4,845$3,646
10 years$6,222$5,624$5,078$4,580$4,128$2,994
11 years$5,599$5,007$4,470$3,986$3,550$2,479
12 years$5,080$4,494$3,967$3,496$3,076$2,066
13 years$4,641$4,061$3,545$3,087$2,683$1,732
14 years$4,265$3,691$3,185$2,740$2,352$1,458
15 years$3,940$3,372$2,875$2,444$2,071$1,231
16 years$3,655$3,094$2,607$2,188$1,830$1,043
17 years$3,404$2,849$2,372$1,966$1,623$886
18 years$3,182$2,633$2,166$1,772$1,443$754
19 years$2,983$2,440$1,982$1,601$1,286$643
20 years$2,804$2,267$1,819$1,450$1,149$549
21 years$2,642$2,112$1,674$1,316$1,028$470
22 years$2,496$1,972$1,542$1,196$921$402
23 years$2,362$1,844$1,424$1,090$827$344
24 years$2,239$1,728$1,317$994$743$295
25 years$2,127$1,621$1,220$908$669$253
26 years$2,023$1,524$1,131$830$603$217
27 years$1,928$1,434$1,051$760$543$187
28 years$1,839$1,351$977$696$490$160
29 years$1,756$1,275$909$638$443$138
30 years$1,679$1,204$847$586$400$119
31 years$1,608$1,138$789$538$362$102
32 years$1,540$1,077$736$494$327$88
33 years$1,477$1,020$688$455$296$75
34 years$1,418$967$642$418$268$65
35 years$1,363$917$601$385$243$56
36 years$1,310$870$562$355$220$48
37 years$1,261$826$526$327$199$41
38 years$1,214$785$492$301$181$36
39 years$1,170$747$461$278$164$31
40 years$1,128$711$432$256$149$26
41 years$1,088$676$406$236$135$23
42 years$1,050$644$380$218$122$20
43 years$1,014$614$357$201$111$17
44 years$980$585$335$186$101$15
45 years$948$558$315$172$92$13
46 years$917$532$295$159$83$11
47 years$887$508$278$147$75$9
48 years$859$485$261$135$69$8
49 years$831$463$245$125$62$7
50 years$805$442$231$116$57$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $825,000, adding $2,634 every year, while hoping to spend $59,791 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: 52/41/7 Blend
65$825,000$825,000$825,000$825,000
66$911,867$868,142$855,354$957,591
67$941,260$847,064$820,392$967,846
68$971,648$822,949$782,254$972,280
69$1,003,068$795,585$740,771$975,671
70$1,035,560$764,748$695,767$977,933
71$1,069,168$730,201$647,055$978,975
72$1,103,934$691,693$594,443$978,701
73$1,139,907$648,958$537,729$977,008
74$1,177,136$601,714$476,700$973,790
75$1,215,671$549,666$411,138$968,932
76$1,255,570$492,500$340,811$962,314
77$1,296,888$429,883$265,478$953,811
78$1,339,689$361,465$184,890$943,287
79$1,384,037$286,876$98,783$930,604
80$1,430,000$205,725$6,884$915,611
81$1,477,653$117,598$0$898,154
82$1,527,073$22,060$0$884,878
83$1,578,342$0$0$869,792
84$1,631,550$0$0$888,924
85$1,686,790$0$0$919,129
86$1,744,162$0$0$950,510
87$1,803,773$0$0$983,128
88$1,865,739$0$0$1,017,046
89$1,930,181$0$0$1,052,333
90$1,997,232$0$0$1,089,063
91$2,067,033$0$0$1,127,315
92$2,139,735$0$0$1,167,176
93$2,215,501$0$0$1,208,735
94$2,294,508$0$0$1,252,092
95$2,376,943$0$0$1,297,354
96$2,463,010$0$0$1,344,635
97$2,552,931$0$0$1,394,060
98$2,646,943$0$0$1,445,763
99$2,745,302$0$0$1,499,889
100$2,848,288$0$0$1,556,596