Can I retire at age 66 with 897,000?

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:
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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 $897,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.3%
1 years$74,073$73,414$72,770$72,142$71,528$69,128
2 years$36,670$35,987$35,325$34,683$34,061$31,666
3 years$24,204$23,518$22,858$22,222$21,610$19,296
4 years$17,972$17,288$16,635$16,010$15,412$13,197
5 years$14,234$13,554$12,909$12,297$11,716$9,606
6 years$11,743$11,068$10,432$9,834$9,271$7,266
7 years$9,964$9,295$8,669$8,085$7,539$5,641
8 years$8,630$7,967$7,352$6,782$6,255$4,461
9 years$7,594$6,937$6,333$5,777$5,267$3,576
10 years$6,765$6,115$5,521$4,980$4,488$2,896
11 years$6,087$5,444$4,861$4,334$3,860$2,364
12 years$5,523$4,886$4,314$3,802$3,345$1,942
13 years$5,046$4,415$3,854$3,356$2,917$1,604
14 years$4,637$4,013$3,463$2,979$2,557$1,330
15 years$4,283$3,666$3,126$2,657$2,251$1,106
16 years$3,974$3,364$2,835$2,379$1,990$922
17 years$3,701$3,098$2,579$2,138$1,764$771
18 years$3,459$2,863$2,355$1,926$1,569$646
19 years$3,243$2,653$2,156$1,741$1,398$541
20 years$3,049$2,465$1,978$1,576$1,249$455
21 years$2,873$2,296$1,820$1,431$1,118$382
22 years$2,713$2,144$1,677$1,301$1,002$322
23 years$2,568$2,005$1,548$1,185$899$271
24 years$2,435$1,878$1,432$1,081$808$228
25 years$2,313$1,763$1,326$987$727$192
26 years$2,200$1,657$1,230$902$655$162
27 years$2,096$1,559$1,142$826$591$137
28 years$1,999$1,469$1,062$757$533$115
29 years$1,909$1,386$988$694$481$97
30 years$1,826$1,309$920$637$435$82
31 years$1,748$1,237$858$585$393$69
32 years$1,675$1,171$801$538$356$59
33 years$1,606$1,109$748$494$322$50
34 years$1,542$1,051$698$455$291$42
35 years$1,482$997$653$419$264$35
36 years$1,425$946$611$386$239$30
37 years$1,371$899$572$355$217$25
38 years$1,320$854$535$327$196$21
39 years$1,272$812$502$302$178$18
40 years$1,226$773$470$278$162$15
41 years$1,183$735$441$257$147$13
42 years$1,142$700$414$237$133$11
43 years$1,103$667$388$219$121$9
44 years$1,066$636$364$202$110$8
45 years$1,030$607$342$187$99$7
46 years$997$579$321$172$90$6
47 years$964$552$302$159$82$5
48 years$933$527$284$147$74$4
49 years$904$503$267$136$68$3
50 years$876$481$251$126$61$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $897,000, adding $3,883 every year, while hoping to spend $59,491 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: 42/32/26 Blend
65$897,000$897,000$897,000$897,000
66$992,499$944,958$931,055$1,026,486
67$1,030,436$927,963$898,947$1,034,237
68$1,070,249$908,142$863,770$1,036,692
69$1,112,066$885,292$825,358$1,038,193
70$1,156,026$859,201$783,537$1,038,687
71$1,202,283$829,644$738,127$1,038,119
72$1,251,000$796,381$688,939$1,036,436
73$1,302,358$759,160$635,775$1,033,583
74$1,356,553$717,713$578,428$1,029,506
75$1,413,799$671,758$516,682$1,024,150
76$1,474,328$620,996$450,313$1,017,463
77$1,538,395$565,110$379,084$1,009,394
78$1,606,278$503,768$302,750$999,892
79$1,678,281$436,615$221,055$988,912
80$1,754,735$363,278$133,729$976,410
81$1,836,004$283,364$40,495$962,347
82$1,922,484$196,457$0$946,687
83$2,014,610$102,116$0$945,773
84$2,112,857$0$0$956,266
85$2,217,748$0$0$967,042
86$2,329,854$0$0$1,017,057
87$2,449,799$0$0$1,070,642
88$2,578,272$0$0$1,128,112
89$2,716,024$0$0$1,189,815
90$2,863,883$0$0$1,256,131
91$3,022,753$0$0$1,327,477
92$3,193,632$0$0$1,404,312
93$3,377,611$0$0$1,487,139
94$3,575,889$0$0$1,576,512
95$3,789,786$0$0$1,673,037
96$4,020,748$0$0$1,777,383
97$4,270,368$0$0$1,890,285
98$4,540,393$0$0$2,012,547
99$4,832,745$0$0$2,145,058
100$5,149,539$0$0$2,288,794