Can I retire at age 60 with 1,020,000?

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 $1,020,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.7%
1 years$84,231$83,480$82,748$82,034$81,336$79,113
2 years$41,698$40,922$40,169$39,439$38,732$36,508
3 years$27,523$26,743$25,992$25,269$24,573$22,419
4 years$20,436$19,659$18,916$18,205$17,526$15,457
5 years$16,186$15,413$14,679$13,983$13,323$11,346
6 years$13,353$12,586$11,863$11,182$10,542$8,658
7 years$11,330$10,569$9,858$9,194$8,573$6,783
8 years$9,814$9,060$8,361$7,712$7,112$5,415
9 years$8,635$7,888$7,201$6,569$5,990$4,383
10 years$7,692$6,953$6,278$5,663$5,103$3,585
11 years$6,922$6,190$5,527$4,928$4,389$2,957
12 years$6,280$5,556$4,905$4,323$3,804$2,456
13 years$5,738$5,021$4,382$3,816$3,317$2,050
14 years$5,273$4,564$3,938$3,388$2,907$1,718
15 years$4,871$4,169$3,555$3,021$2,560$1,445
16 years$4,519$3,825$3,223$2,705$2,262$1,219
17 years$4,209$3,523$2,933$2,431$2,006$1,031
18 years$3,934$3,255$2,677$2,190$1,784$874
19 years$3,688$3,017$2,451$1,979$1,590$742
20 years$3,467$2,803$2,249$1,793$1,420$631
21 years$3,267$2,611$2,069$1,627$1,271$537
22 years$3,085$2,438$1,907$1,479$1,139$457
23 years$2,920$2,280$1,761$1,347$1,023$390
24 years$2,769$2,136$1,628$1,229$919$333
25 years$2,630$2,005$1,508$1,122$827$284
26 years$2,502$1,884$1,399$1,026$745$243
27 years$2,383$1,773$1,299$939$672$207
28 years$2,273$1,671$1,208$860$606$177
29 years$2,171$1,576$1,124$789$547$152
30 years$2,076$1,488$1,047$724$494$130
31 years$1,988$1,407$976$665$447$111
32 years$1,905$1,331$910$611$404$95
33 years$1,827$1,261$850$562$366$81
34 years$1,754$1,195$794$517$331$70
35 years$1,685$1,133$743$476$300$60
36 years$1,620$1,076$695$438$272$51
37 years$1,559$1,022$650$404$246$44
38 years$1,501$971$609$372$223$37
39 years$1,446$923$570$343$203$32
40 years$1,395$879$535$317$184$27
41 years$1,345$836$501$292$167$24
42 years$1,299$796$470$270$151$20
43 years$1,254$759$441$249$137$17
44 years$1,212$723$414$230$125$15
45 years$1,172$690$389$212$113$13
46 years$1,133$658$365$196$103$11
47 years$1,097$628$343$181$93$9
48 years$1,061$599$323$167$85$8
49 years$1,028$572$303$155$77$7
50 years$996$547$285$143$70$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $1,020,000, adding $2,333 every year, while hoping to spend $46,943 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
59$1,020,000$1,020,000$1,020,000$1,020,000
60$1,126,446$1,072,386$1,056,576$1,192,477
61$1,191,397$1,074,986$1,042,025$1,239,734
62$1,261,399$1,076,140$1,025,412$1,285,782
63$1,336,919$1,075,728$1,006,620$1,334,954
64$1,418,467$1,073,622$985,525$1,387,555
65$1,506,607$1,069,685$961,996$1,443,924
66$1,601,956$1,063,775$935,898$1,504,438
67$1,705,193$1,055,737$907,088$1,569,510
68$1,817,065$1,045,411$875,418$1,639,599
69$1,938,393$1,032,624$840,732$1,715,211
70$2,070,081$1,017,194$802,868$1,796,908
71$2,213,121$998,928$761,656$1,885,307
72$2,368,605$977,621$716,917$1,981,095
73$2,537,736$953,058$668,467$2,085,026
74$2,721,835$925,008$616,111$2,197,937
75$2,922,358$893,229$559,646$2,320,752
76$3,140,905$857,464$498,862$2,454,492
77$3,379,239$817,441$433,535$2,600,283
78$3,639,299$772,873$363,436$2,759,372
79$3,923,220$723,456$288,323$2,933,134
80$4,233,350$668,867$207,944$3,123,090
81$4,572,278$608,768$122,036$3,330,918
82$4,942,851$542,798$30,325$3,558,471
83$5,348,205$470,578$0$3,807,798
84$5,791,791$391,706$0$4,093,410
85$6,277,414$305,759$0$4,412,218
86$6,809,257$212,289$0$4,761,528
87$7,391,932$110,822$0$5,144,441
88$8,030,517$860$0$5,564,376
89$8,730,602$0$0$6,025,105
90$9,498,346$0$0$6,556,784
91$10,340,533$0$0$7,140,298
92$11,264,634$0$0$7,780,645
93$12,278,877$0$0$8,483,535
94$13,392,330$0$0$9,255,263
95$14,614,976$0$0$10,102,759
96$15,957,815$0$0$11,033,658
97$17,432,966$0$0$12,056,372
98$19,053,777$0$0$13,180,167
99$20,834,954$0$0$14,415,251
100$22,792,699$0$0$15,772,872