Can I retire at age 66 with 943,000?

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 $943,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.6%
1 years$77,872$77,178$76,502$75,841$75,196$73,171
2 years$38,551$37,833$37,137$36,462$35,808$33,781
3 years$25,445$24,724$24,030$23,362$22,718$20,754
4 years$18,894$18,175$17,488$16,831$16,203$14,317
5 years$14,964$14,249$13,571$12,928$12,317$10,514
6 years$12,345$11,636$10,967$10,338$9,746$8,028
7 years$10,475$9,772$9,114$8,500$7,926$6,293
8 years$9,073$8,376$7,729$7,130$6,575$5,026
9 years$7,983$7,293$6,657$6,073$5,537$4,071
10 years$7,112$6,428$5,804$5,235$4,718$3,332
11 years$6,399$5,723$5,110$4,556$4,058$2,750
12 years$5,806$5,136$4,535$3,996$3,516$2,285
13 years$5,305$4,642$4,052$3,528$3,066$1,909
14 years$4,875$4,219$3,640$3,132$2,688$1,601
15 years$4,503$3,854$3,287$2,793$2,367$1,348
16 years$4,178$3,536$2,980$2,501$2,092$1,138
17 years$3,891$3,257$2,712$2,247$1,855$963
18 years$3,637$3,009$2,475$2,025$1,649$817
19 years$3,409$2,789$2,266$1,830$1,470$694
20 years$3,205$2,592$2,080$1,657$1,313$590
21 years$3,020$2,414$1,913$1,504$1,175$503
22 years$2,853$2,254$1,763$1,368$1,053$429
23 years$2,700$2,108$1,628$1,245$945$366
24 years$2,560$1,975$1,505$1,136$850$312
25 years$2,431$1,853$1,394$1,037$765$267
26 years$2,313$1,742$1,293$949$689$228
27 years$2,203$1,639$1,201$868$621$195
28 years$2,102$1,545$1,116$795$560$167
29 years$2,007$1,457$1,039$729$506$143
30 years$1,920$1,376$968$669$457$122
31 years$1,837$1,301$902$615$413$105
32 years$1,761$1,231$842$565$374$90
33 years$1,689$1,166$786$520$338$77
34 years$1,621$1,105$734$478$306$66
35 years$1,558$1,048$687$440$277$56
36 years$1,498$995$642$405$251$48
37 years$1,441$945$601$373$228$42
38 years$1,388$898$563$344$207$36
39 years$1,337$854$527$317$187$30
40 years$1,289$812$494$293$170$26
41 years$1,244$773$464$270$154$22
42 years$1,201$736$435$249$140$19
43 years$1,160$702$408$230$127$16
44 years$1,120$669$383$212$115$14
45 years$1,083$638$360$196$105$12
46 years$1,048$608$338$181$95$10
47 years$1,014$581$317$167$86$9
48 years$981$554$298$155$78$8
49 years$950$529$280$143$71$7
50 years$921$506$263$132$65$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $943,000, adding $6,866 every year, while hoping to spend $34,688 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: 44/45/11 Blend
65$943,000$943,000$943,000$943,000
66$1,046,268$996,289$981,673$1,088,714
67$1,116,080$1,008,200$977,651$1,130,836
68$1,191,850$1,019,531$972,332$1,172,402
69$1,274,149$1,030,219$965,636$1,216,675
70$1,363,605$1,040,193$957,478$1,263,919
71$1,460,911$1,049,380$947,771$1,314,424
72$1,566,825$1,057,701$936,422$1,368,510
73$1,682,185$1,065,072$923,336$1,426,534
74$1,807,911$1,071,403$908,411$1,488,887
75$1,945,017$1,076,601$891,542$1,556,004
76$2,094,617$1,080,563$872,618$1,628,367
77$2,257,940$1,083,183$851,522$1,706,506
78$2,436,337$1,084,346$828,135$1,791,009
79$2,631,294$1,083,930$802,329$1,882,525
80$2,844,451$1,081,807$773,971$1,981,774
81$3,077,610$1,077,840$742,924$2,089,548
82$3,332,756$1,071,884$709,042$2,206,727
83$3,612,075$1,063,785$672,173$2,334,280
84$3,917,976$1,053,380$632,160$2,473,279
85$4,253,109$1,040,495$588,837$2,624,910
86$4,620,394$1,024,947$542,031$2,790,482
87$5,023,046$1,006,541$491,561$2,971,441
88$5,464,607$985,072$437,238$3,169,388
89$5,948,977$960,320$378,866$3,386,087
90$6,480,452$932,056$316,238$3,623,489
91$7,063,766$900,034$249,139$3,883,750
92$7,704,130$863,996$177,345$4,169,248
93$8,407,287$823,667$100,622$4,482,614
94$9,179,562$778,759$18,725$4,826,749
95$10,027,923$728,964$0$5,204,859
96$10,960,047$673,959$0$5,628,542
97$11,984,389$613,400$0$6,096,516
98$13,110,267$546,926$0$6,610,925
99$14,347,943$474,155$0$7,176,567
100$15,708,725$394,681$0$7,798,732