Can I retire at age 66 with 953,000?

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 $953,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$78,698$77,997$77,313$76,645$75,994$74,066
2 years$38,959$38,234$37,531$36,849$36,187$34,258
3 years$25,715$24,986$24,285$23,609$22,959$21,088
4 years$19,094$18,367$17,673$17,009$16,374$14,576
5 years$15,122$14,400$13,715$13,065$12,448$10,727
6 years$12,476$11,759$11,084$10,448$9,849$8,209
7 years$10,586$9,875$9,211$8,590$8,010$6,449
8 years$9,169$8,465$7,811$7,206$6,645$5,163
9 years$8,068$7,370$6,728$6,138$5,596$4,192
10 years$7,187$6,496$5,866$5,291$4,768$3,440
11 years$6,467$5,783$5,164$4,605$4,101$2,847
12 years$5,868$5,191$4,583$4,039$3,554$2,371
13 years$5,361$4,691$4,095$3,566$3,099$1,986
14 years$4,927$4,264$3,679$3,165$2,716$1,671
15 years$4,551$3,895$3,322$2,823$2,392$1,410
16 years$4,222$3,574$3,012$2,528$2,114$1,194
17 years$3,933$3,291$2,740$2,271$1,874$1,014
18 years$3,675$3,041$2,502$2,047$1,667$862
19 years$3,446$2,819$2,290$1,849$1,485$735
20 years$3,239$2,619$2,102$1,675$1,327$627
21 years$3,052$2,440$1,933$1,520$1,187$536
22 years$2,883$2,277$1,782$1,382$1,064$458
23 years$2,728$2,130$1,645$1,259$955$392
24 years$2,587$1,996$1,521$1,148$859$336
25 years$2,457$1,873$1,409$1,048$773$288
26 years$2,337$1,760$1,307$959$696$247
27 years$2,227$1,657$1,214$877$628$212
28 years$2,124$1,561$1,128$804$566$182
29 years$2,029$1,473$1,050$737$511$156
30 years$1,940$1,391$978$677$462$134
31 years$1,857$1,315$912$621$418$115
32 years$1,779$1,244$851$571$378$99
33 years$1,707$1,178$794$525$342$85
34 years$1,638$1,117$742$483$310$73
35 years$1,574$1,059$694$445$280$63
36 years$1,514$1,005$649$410$254$54
37 years$1,456$955$607$377$230$47
38 years$1,402$907$569$348$209$40
39 years$1,351$863$533$321$189$34
40 years$1,303$821$500$296$172$30
41 years$1,257$781$468$273$156$26
42 years$1,213$744$439$252$141$22
43 years$1,172$709$412$233$128$19
44 years$1,132$676$387$215$116$16
45 years$1,095$644$363$198$106$14
46 years$1,059$615$341$183$96$12
47 years$1,024$587$321$169$87$10
48 years$992$560$301$156$79$9
49 years$960$535$283$145$72$8
50 years$930$511$266$134$65$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $953,000, adding $3,980 every year, while hoping to spend $46,197 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: 45/29/26 Blend
65$953,000$953,000$953,000$953,000
66$1,054,311$1,003,802$989,031$1,093,680
67$1,112,698$1,003,835$973,010$1,122,004
68$1,175,491$1,002,322$954,904$1,147,924
69$1,243,093$999,137$934,595$1,175,131
70$1,315,942$994,149$911,958$1,203,770
71$1,394,523$987,216$886,863$1,234,004
72$1,479,366$978,192$859,175$1,266,012
73$1,571,055$966,917$828,751$1,300,000
74$1,670,232$953,225$795,443$1,336,195
75$1,777,600$936,938$759,095$1,374,850
76$1,893,936$917,868$719,545$1,416,249
77$2,020,091$895,818$676,624$1,460,708
78$2,157,003$870,575$630,153$1,508,582
79$2,305,702$841,918$579,948$1,560,263
80$2,467,322$809,610$525,815$1,616,191
81$2,643,110$773,402$467,550$1,676,852
82$2,834,438$733,030$404,944$1,742,792
83$3,042,816$688,213$337,775$1,814,614
84$3,269,906$638,658$265,813$1,892,990
85$3,517,535$584,051$188,817$1,978,668
86$3,787,717$524,063$106,535$2,072,479
87$4,082,666$458,344$18,706$2,175,343
88$4,404,820$386,526$0$2,288,285
89$4,756,865$308,219$0$2,433,254
90$5,141,755$223,011$0$2,597,588
91$5,562,745$130,469$0$2,777,572
92$6,023,415$30,133$0$2,974,844
93$6,527,713$0$0$3,191,212
94$7,079,980$0$0$3,453,717
95$7,685,002$0$0$3,751,944
96$8,348,047$0$0$4,078,888
97$9,074,915$0$0$4,437,424
98$9,871,999$0$0$4,830,718
99$10,746,336$0$0$5,262,260
100$11,705,677$0$0$5,735,892