Can I retire at age 66 with 827,000?

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 $827,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$68,293$67,685$67,091$66,512$65,946$64,774
2 years$33,808$33,179$32,568$31,977$31,403$30,226
3 years$22,315$21,683$21,074$20,488$19,923$18,778
4 years$16,569$15,939$15,336$14,760$14,209$13,105
5 years$13,123$12,496$11,902$11,337$10,802$9,741
6 years$10,826$10,204$9,618$9,067$8,547$7,531
7 years$9,186$8,570$7,993$7,454$6,951$5,981
8 years$7,957$7,346$6,779$6,253$5,767$4,841
9 years$7,001$6,396$5,838$5,326$4,856$3,976
10 years$6,237$5,638$5,090$4,591$4,138$3,301
11 years$5,612$5,019$4,481$3,996$3,559$2,765
12 years$5,092$4,505$3,977$3,505$3,084$2,332
13 years$4,652$4,071$3,553$3,094$2,689$1,978
14 years$4,275$3,700$3,193$2,747$2,357$1,685
15 years$3,949$3,380$2,882$2,450$2,076$1,442
16 years$3,664$3,101$2,613$2,193$1,834$1,237
17 years$3,413$2,856$2,378$1,971$1,627$1,065
18 years$3,189$2,639$2,171$1,776$1,446$918
19 years$2,990$2,446$1,987$1,605$1,289$794
20 years$2,811$2,273$1,824$1,453$1,151$687
21 years$2,649$2,117$1,678$1,319$1,030$595
22 years$2,502$1,976$1,546$1,199$924$517
23 years$2,368$1,848$1,428$1,092$829$449
24 years$2,245$1,732$1,320$996$745$390
25 years$2,132$1,625$1,223$910$671$340
26 years$2,028$1,527$1,134$832$604$296
27 years$1,932$1,438$1,053$761$545$258
28 years$1,843$1,355$979$698$491$225
29 years$1,760$1,278$911$640$444$196
30 years$1,683$1,207$849$587$401$171
31 years$1,611$1,141$791$539$362$149
32 years$1,544$1,079$738$496$328$130
33 years$1,481$1,022$689$456$297$114
34 years$1,422$969$644$419$269$99
35 years$1,366$919$602$386$243$87
36 years$1,313$872$563$355$220$76
37 years$1,264$828$527$328$200$66
38 years$1,217$787$494$302$181$58
39 years$1,173$749$463$278$164$51
40 years$1,131$712$434$257$149$44
41 years$1,091$678$406$237$135$39
42 years$1,053$646$381$219$123$34
43 years$1,017$615$358$202$111$30
44 years$983$586$336$186$101$26
45 years$950$559$315$172$92$23
46 years$919$533$296$159$83$20
47 years$889$509$278$147$76$17
48 years$861$486$261$136$69$15
49 years$833$464$246$125$62$13
50 years$807$443$231$116$57$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $827,000, adding $3,748 every year, while hoping to spend $47,887 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: 52/34/14 Blend
65$827,000$827,000$827,000$827,000
66$915,220$871,389$858,571$959,186
67$957,621$863,136$836,381$981,407
68$1,002,742$852,873$811,844$1,000,172
69$1,050,810$840,452$784,829$1,019,501
70$1,102,073$825,714$755,201$1,039,461
71$1,156,803$808,493$722,819$1,060,127
72$1,215,299$788,612$687,535$1,081,587
73$1,277,888$765,881$649,196$1,103,938
74$1,344,927$740,104$607,638$1,127,291
75$1,416,810$711,070$562,695$1,151,773
76$1,493,968$678,556$514,189$1,177,526
77$1,576,875$642,327$461,936$1,204,710
78$1,666,049$602,134$405,744$1,233,508
79$1,762,062$557,714$345,412$1,264,123
80$1,865,539$508,790$280,730$1,296,785
81$1,977,169$455,065$211,480$1,331,751
82$2,097,708$396,231$137,432$1,369,311
83$2,227,986$331,958$58,348$1,409,790
84$2,368,917$261,900$0$1,453,550
85$2,521,503$185,690$0$1,504,890
86$2,686,848$102,940$0$1,569,929
87$2,866,164$13,243$0$1,640,490
88$3,060,787$0$0$1,717,183
89$3,272,183$0$0$1,832,052
90$3,501,966$0$0$1,962,372
91$3,751,912$0$0$2,104,202
92$4,023,973$0$0$2,258,661
93$4,320,300$0$0$2,426,981
94$4,643,257$0$0$2,610,513
95$4,995,448$0$0$2,810,750
96$5,379,738$0$0$3,029,330
97$5,799,280$0$0$3,268,060
98$6,257,546$0$0$3,528,927
99$6,758,357$0$0$3,814,120
100$7,305,921$0$0$4,126,047