Can I retire at age 66 with 851,000?

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 $851,000?

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$70,275$69,649$69,038$68,442$67,860$66,166
2 years$34,789$34,142$33,514$32,905$32,314$30,618
3 years$22,963$22,312$21,686$21,082$20,501$18,856
4 years$17,050$16,402$15,782$15,189$14,622$13,041
5 years$13,504$12,859$12,247$11,666$11,115$9,602
6 years$11,140$10,500$9,897$9,330$8,795$7,352
7 years$9,453$8,818$8,225$7,670$7,153$5,779
8 years$8,188$7,559$6,975$6,435$5,934$4,629
9 years$7,204$6,581$6,008$5,481$4,997$3,761
10 years$6,418$5,801$5,238$4,725$4,258$3,088
11 years$5,775$5,164$4,611$4,112$3,662$2,557
12 years$5,240$4,635$4,092$3,607$3,173$2,132
13 years$4,787$4,189$3,656$3,184$2,767$1,786
14 years$4,399$3,808$3,285$2,826$2,426$1,504
15 years$4,064$3,478$2,966$2,521$2,136$1,270
16 years$3,770$3,191$2,689$2,257$1,888$1,076
17 years$3,512$2,939$2,447$2,028$1,674$914
18 years$3,282$2,716$2,234$1,828$1,488$778
19 years$3,077$2,517$2,045$1,651$1,326$664
20 years$2,892$2,339$1,877$1,496$1,185$567
21 years$2,726$2,179$1,726$1,357$1,060$485
22 years$2,574$2,034$1,591$1,234$950$415
23 years$2,436$1,902$1,469$1,124$853$355
24 years$2,310$1,782$1,359$1,025$767$305
25 years$2,194$1,672$1,258$936$690$261
26 years$2,087$1,572$1,167$856$622$224
27 years$1,988$1,479$1,084$784$560$193
28 years$1,897$1,394$1,007$718$506$166
29 years$1,812$1,315$938$658$457$142
30 years$1,732$1,242$873$604$413$122
31 years$1,658$1,174$814$555$373$105
32 years$1,589$1,111$760$510$337$90
33 years$1,524$1,052$709$469$305$78
34 years$1,463$997$663$431$276$67
35 years$1,406$946$620$397$250$58
36 years$1,352$898$580$366$227$50
37 years$1,301$852$542$337$206$43
38 years$1,252$810$508$311$186$37
39 years$1,207$770$476$286$169$32
40 years$1,163$733$446$264$153$27
41 years$1,122$698$418$244$139$23
42 years$1,083$664$392$225$126$20
43 years$1,046$633$368$208$115$17
44 years$1,011$603$346$192$104$15
45 years$977$575$325$177$94$13
46 years$945$549$305$164$86$11
47 years$915$524$286$151$78$10
48 years$886$500$269$140$71$8
49 years$858$478$253$129$64$7
50 years$831$456$238$119$58$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $851,000, adding $2,768 every year, while hoping to spend $46,878 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: 63/20/17 Blend
65$851,000$851,000$851,000$851,000
66$940,657$895,554$882,364$995,747
67$986,726$889,559$862,045$1,027,109
68$1,035,924$881,698$839,475$1,055,775
69$1,088,518$871,831$814,527$1,085,966
70$1,144,806$859,810$787,073$1,117,831
71$1,205,110$845,475$756,974$1,151,540
72$1,269,787$828,659$724,088$1,187,279
73$1,339,226$809,184$688,266$1,225,255
74$1,413,856$786,863$649,352$1,265,698
75$1,494,145$761,495$607,181$1,308,864
76$1,580,611$732,871$561,585$1,355,038
77$1,673,819$700,768$512,383$1,404,534
78$1,774,392$664,949$459,392$1,457,704
79$1,883,013$625,165$402,415$1,514,934
80$2,000,435$581,151$341,249$1,576,656
81$2,127,481$532,630$275,684$1,643,348
82$2,265,062$479,306$205,496$1,715,539
83$2,414,173$420,867$130,455$1,793,816
84$2,575,913$356,985$50,320$1,878,830
85$2,751,489$287,310$0$1,971,301
86$2,942,228$211,475$0$2,078,412
87$3,149,590$129,091$0$2,204,820
88$3,375,181$39,750$0$2,342,415
89$3,620,769$0$0$2,492,333
90$3,888,299$0$0$2,668,370
91$4,179,910$0$0$2,869,843
92$4,497,959$0$0$3,089,640
93$4,845,037$0$0$3,329,560
94$5,223,997$0$0$3,591,581
95$5,637,982$0$0$3,877,884
96$6,090,449$0$0$4,190,870
97$6,585,206$0$0$4,533,179
98$7,126,444$0$0$4,907,720
99$7,718,779$0$0$5,317,699
100$8,367,294$0$0$5,766,641