Can I retire at age 66 with 850,000?

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 $850,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%20%
1 years$70,192$69,567$68,957$68,362$67,780$65,065
2 years$34,749$34,101$33,474$32,866$32,276$29,575
3 years$22,936$22,286$21,660$21,058$20,477$17,875
4 years$17,030$16,382$15,763$15,171$14,605$12,121
5 years$13,488$12,844$12,233$11,653$11,102$8,743
6 years$11,127$10,488$9,886$9,319$8,785$6,552
7 years$9,442$8,808$8,215$7,661$7,144$5,038
8 years$8,178$7,550$6,967$6,427$5,927$3,944
9 years$7,196$6,574$6,001$5,474$4,991$3,128
10 years$6,410$5,794$5,232$4,719$4,253$2,506
11 years$5,768$5,158$4,606$4,107$3,658$2,024
12 years$5,234$4,630$4,088$3,602$3,170$1,644
13 years$4,781$4,184$3,652$3,180$2,764$1,342
14 years$4,394$3,803$3,281$2,823$2,423$1,099
15 years$4,059$3,474$2,963$2,518$2,133$903
16 years$3,766$3,188$2,686$2,254$1,885$744
17 years$3,507$2,936$2,444$2,026$1,672$614
18 years$3,278$2,713$2,231$1,825$1,486$508
19 years$3,073$2,514$2,043$1,649$1,325$420
20 years$2,889$2,336$1,875$1,494$1,183$349
21 years$2,722$2,176$1,724$1,356$1,059$289
22 years$2,571$2,031$1,589$1,233$949$240
23 years$2,433$1,900$1,467$1,123$852$199
24 years$2,307$1,780$1,357$1,024$766$166
25 years$2,191$1,670$1,257$935$689$138
26 years$2,085$1,570$1,166$855$621$115
27 years$1,986$1,478$1,082$783$560$95
28 years$1,894$1,392$1,006$717$505$79
29 years$1,809$1,313$936$658$456$66
30 years$1,730$1,240$872$603$412$55
31 years$1,656$1,173$813$554$373$46
32 years$1,587$1,109$759$509$337$38
33 years$1,522$1,051$708$468$305$32
34 years$1,461$996$662$431$276$26
35 years$1,404$945$619$397$250$22
36 years$1,350$897$579$365$227$18
37 years$1,299$851$542$337$205$15
38 years$1,251$809$507$310$186$13
39 years$1,205$769$475$286$169$11
40 years$1,162$732$446$264$153$9
41 years$1,121$697$418$243$139$7
42 years$1,082$664$392$225$126$6
43 years$1,045$632$368$207$114$5
44 years$1,010$603$345$192$104$4
45 years$976$575$324$177$94$4
46 years$944$548$304$163$86$3
47 years$914$523$286$151$78$2
48 years$885$500$269$139$71$2
49 years$857$477$253$129$64$2
50 years$830$456$238$119$58$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $850,000, adding $6,917 every year, while hoping to spend $48,967 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: 27/47/26 Blend
65$850,000$850,000$850,000$850,000
66$943,835$898,785$885,610$961,506
67$988,006$890,725$863,177$968,158
68$1,035,040$880,629$838,352$970,602
69$1,085,180$868,345$811,002$972,215
70$1,138,688$853,713$780,990$972,961
71$1,195,852$836,563$748,171$972,802
72$1,256,989$816,715$712,395$971,704
73$1,322,445$793,978$673,504$969,633
74$1,392,602$768,149$631,334$966,558
75$1,467,875$739,016$585,711$962,453
76$1,548,723$706,353$536,457$957,294
77$1,635,647$669,919$483,383$951,062
78$1,729,200$629,462$426,293$943,743
79$1,829,987$584,714$364,983$935,331
80$1,938,673$535,392$299,237$925,828
81$2,055,989$481,198$228,833$915,241
82$2,182,738$421,814$153,536$903,594
83$2,319,802$356,908$73,104$890,917
84$2,468,150$286,125$0$877,257
85$2,628,850$209,094$0$866,208
86$2,803,073$125,419$0$876,192
87$2,992,108$34,686$0$887,084
88$3,197,373$0$0$899,089
89$3,420,427$0$0$945,306
90$3,662,986$0$0$1,015,196
91$3,926,936$0$0$1,091,379
92$4,214,355$0$0$1,174,471
93$4,527,527$0$0$1,265,149
94$4,868,967$0$0$1,364,159
95$5,241,442$0$0$1,472,321
96$5,647,998$0$0$1,590,541
97$6,091,989$0$0$1,719,812
98$6,577,106$0$0$1,861,230
99$7,107,412$0$0$2,016,003
100$7,687,382$0$0$2,185,457