Can I retire at age 60 with 872,000?

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 $872,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$72,009$71,368$70,742$70,131$69,535$67,607
2 years$35,648$34,984$34,341$33,717$33,112$31,184
3 years$23,529$22,862$22,221$21,603$21,007$19,140
4 years$17,471$16,806$16,171$15,564$14,983$13,190
5 years$13,837$13,176$12,549$11,954$11,390$9,676
6 years$11,415$10,760$10,142$9,560$9,012$7,380
7 years$9,686$9,036$8,428$7,860$7,329$5,779
8 years$8,390$7,745$7,147$6,593$6,080$4,610
9 years$7,382$6,744$6,156$5,616$5,121$3,729
10 years$6,576$5,944$5,367$4,841$4,363$3,049
11 years$5,918$5,292$4,725$4,213$3,752$2,513
12 years$5,369$4,750$4,193$3,696$3,252$2,085
13 years$4,905$4,292$3,746$3,263$2,836$1,740
14 years$4,508$3,902$3,366$2,896$2,486$1,457
15 years$4,164$3,564$3,039$2,583$2,189$1,225
16 years$3,863$3,270$2,756$2,313$1,934$1,033
17 years$3,598$3,012$2,507$2,078$1,715$873
18 years$3,363$2,783$2,289$1,873$1,525$739
19 years$3,153$2,579$2,095$1,692$1,359$627
20 years$2,964$2,397$1,923$1,533$1,214$533
21 years$2,793$2,232$1,769$1,391$1,086$453
22 years$2,638$2,084$1,630$1,265$974$386
23 years$2,496$1,949$1,505$1,152$874$328
24 years$2,367$1,826$1,392$1,050$786$280
25 years$2,248$1,714$1,289$959$707$239
26 years$2,139$1,611$1,196$877$637$204
27 years$2,037$1,516$1,110$803$574$174
28 years$1,943$1,428$1,032$736$518$149
29 years$1,856$1,347$961$675$468$127
30 years$1,775$1,272$895$619$423$109
31 years$1,699$1,203$834$569$382$93
32 years$1,628$1,138$778$523$346$79
33 years$1,562$1,078$727$481$313$68
34 years$1,499$1,022$679$442$283$58
35 years$1,440$969$635$407$257$50
36 years$1,385$920$594$375$232$43
37 years$1,333$874$556$345$211$36
38 years$1,283$830$521$318$191$31
39 years$1,236$789$488$294$173$27
40 years$1,192$751$457$271$157$23
41 years$1,150$715$429$250$143$20
42 years$1,110$681$402$231$129$17
43 years$1,072$649$377$213$117$14
44 years$1,036$618$354$196$107$12
45 years$1,002$590$333$181$97$10
46 years$969$563$312$168$88$9
47 years$937$537$293$155$80$8
48 years$907$512$276$143$72$7
49 years$879$489$259$132$66$6
50 years$851$467$244$122$60$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $872,000, adding $4,220 every year, while hoping to spend $40,683 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: 37/42/21 Blend
59$872,000$872,000$872,000$872,000
60$965,297$919,081$905,565$994,774
61$1,020,471$920,829$892,615$1,018,344
62$1,079,909$921,300$877,868$1,039,675
63$1,144,003$920,388$861,220$1,061,885
64$1,213,184$917,979$842,564$1,085,078
65$1,287,926$913,957$821,786$1,109,369
66$1,368,747$908,193$798,768$1,134,889
67$1,456,219$900,555$773,388$1,161,785
68$1,550,972$890,901$745,514$1,190,224
69$1,653,695$879,079$715,013$1,220,391
70$1,765,148$864,930$681,742$1,252,494
71$1,886,167$848,286$645,555$1,286,769
72$2,017,671$828,966$606,295$1,323,478
73$2,160,670$806,782$563,803$1,362,913
74$2,316,277$781,533$517,909$1,405,405
75$2,485,715$753,006$468,436$1,451,319
76$2,670,331$720,976$415,202$1,501,067
77$2,871,607$685,206$358,013$1,555,105
78$3,091,173$645,443$296,669$1,613,944
79$3,330,824$601,422$230,959$1,678,155
80$3,592,537$552,860$160,665$1,748,370
81$3,878,487$499,462$85,558$1,825,297
82$4,191,069$440,911$5,400$1,909,721
83$4,532,918$376,876$0$2,002,517
84$4,906,938$307,006$0$2,122,617
85$5,316,326$230,929$0$2,255,601
86$5,764,601$148,254$0$2,401,520
87$6,255,640$58,568$0$2,561,773
88$6,793,710$0$0$2,737,907
89$7,383,514$0$0$2,949,459
90$8,030,228$0$0$3,211,226
91$8,739,555$0$0$3,498,462
92$9,517,777$0$0$3,813,726
93$10,371,810$0$0$4,159,838
94$11,309,277$0$0$4,539,902
95$12,338,570$0$0$4,957,339
96$13,468,938$0$0$5,415,917
97$14,710,566$0$0$5,919,787
98$16,074,675$0$0$6,473,523
99$17,573,629$0$0$7,082,162
100$19,221,044$0$0$7,751,255