Can I retire at age 60 with 1,040,000?

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 $1,040,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$85,882$85,117$84,371$83,642$82,931$81,290
2 years$42,516$41,724$40,957$40,213$39,491$37,844
3 years$28,062$27,267$26,502$25,765$25,055$23,454
4 years$20,837$20,044$19,286$18,562$17,869$16,327
5 years$16,503$15,715$14,967$14,257$13,584$12,104
6 years$13,615$12,832$12,096$11,402$10,748$9,333
7 years$11,552$10,777$10,052$9,374$8,741$7,391
8 years$10,006$9,238$8,524$7,864$7,252$5,966
9 years$8,804$8,043$7,342$6,698$6,107$4,884
10 years$7,843$7,089$6,401$5,774$5,204$4,043
11 years$7,058$6,311$5,635$5,025$4,475$3,376
12 years$6,403$5,665$5,001$4,408$3,878$2,838
13 years$5,850$5,119$4,468$3,891$3,382$2,399
14 years$5,376$4,653$4,015$3,454$2,964$2,037
15 years$4,966$4,251$3,625$3,081$2,610$1,737
16 years$4,608$3,900$3,286$2,758$2,307$1,485
17 years$4,292$3,592$2,991$2,478$2,045$1,273
18 years$4,011$3,319$2,730$2,233$1,819$1,094
19 years$3,760$3,076$2,499$2,018$1,621$942
20 years$3,535$2,858$2,294$1,828$1,448$813
21 years$3,331$2,662$2,110$1,659$1,296$702
22 years$3,146$2,485$1,944$1,508$1,161$607
23 years$2,977$2,324$1,795$1,374$1,043$525
24 years$2,823$2,178$1,660$1,253$937$455
25 years$2,681$2,044$1,538$1,144$843$394
26 years$2,551$1,921$1,426$1,046$760$342
27 years$2,430$1,808$1,324$958$685$297
28 years$2,318$1,703$1,231$877$618$258
29 years$2,214$1,607$1,146$805$558$224
30 years$2,117$1,518$1,067$738$504$195
31 years$2,027$1,435$995$678$456$169
32 years$1,942$1,357$928$623$412$147
33 years$1,862$1,286$867$573$373$128
34 years$1,788$1,218$810$527$338$111
35 years$1,718$1,156$757$485$306$97
36 years$1,652$1,097$708$447$277$84
37 years$1,589$1,042$663$412$251$73
38 years$1,530$990$621$380$228$64
39 years$1,475$941$582$350$207$56
40 years$1,422$896$545$323$187$48
41 years$1,372$853$511$298$170$42
42 years$1,324$812$480$275$154$37
43 years$1,279$774$450$254$140$32
44 years$1,236$738$422$234$127$28
45 years$1,195$703$397$216$115$24
46 years$1,155$671$372$200$105$21
47 years$1,118$640$350$185$95$18
48 years$1,082$611$329$171$86$16
49 years$1,048$584$309$158$78$14
50 years$1,015$558$291$146$71$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $1,040,000, adding $6,557 every year, while hoping to spend $47,796 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: 69/16/15 Blend
59$1,040,000$1,040,000$1,040,000$1,040,000
60$1,152,844$1,097,724$1,081,604$1,227,954
61$1,219,579$1,100,657$1,066,983$1,281,720
62$1,291,520$1,102,133$1,050,270$1,334,213
63$1,369,146$1,102,029$1,031,345$1,390,424
64$1,452,985$1,100,215$1,010,082$1,450,715
65$1,543,618$1,096,554$986,348$1,515,483
66$1,641,682$1,090,900$960,006$1,585,168
67$1,747,879$1,083,099$930,911$1,660,253
68$1,862,977$1,072,986$898,911$1,741,274
69$1,987,825$1,060,386$863,849$1,828,822
70$2,123,355$1,045,117$825,560$1,923,548
71$2,270,591$1,026,981$783,870$2,026,173
72$2,430,661$1,005,773$738,599$2,137,491
73$2,604,805$981,272$689,558$2,258,379
74$2,794,387$953,247$636,551$2,389,805
75$3,000,909$921,450$579,370$2,532,839
76$3,226,023$885,623$517,800$2,688,659
77$3,471,548$845,489$451,617$2,858,568
78$3,739,486$800,758$380,586$3,044,002
79$4,032,039$751,121$304,462$3,246,548
80$4,351,633$696,252$222,987$3,467,954
81$4,700,939$635,807$135,896$3,710,153
82$5,082,894$569,421$42,908$3,975,274
83$5,500,736$496,710$0$4,265,670
84$5,958,029$417,267$0$4,592,951
85$6,458,697$330,662$0$4,958,878
86$7,007,061$236,441$0$5,359,787
87$7,607,880$134,125$0$5,799,215
88$8,266,394$23,207$0$6,281,062
89$8,988,375$0$0$6,809,627
90$9,780,182$0$0$7,406,700
91$10,648,815$0$0$8,066,248
92$11,601,986$0$0$8,790,047
93$12,648,191$0$0$9,584,557
94$13,796,788$0$0$10,456,891
95$15,058,084$0$0$11,414,887
96$16,443,433$0$0$12,467,177
97$17,965,345$0$0$13,623,272
98$19,637,599$0$0$14,893,648
99$21,475,377$0$0$16,289,848
100$23,495,403$0$0$17,824,588