Can I retire at age 60 with 951,000?

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 $951,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.5%
1 years$78,533$77,833$77,151$76,485$75,834$74,121
2 years$38,878$38,154$37,452$36,771$36,111$34,395
3 years$25,661$24,934$24,234$23,560$22,911$21,244
4 years$19,054$18,329$17,636$16,974$16,340$14,736
5 years$15,091$14,370$13,686$13,037$12,421$10,885
6 years$12,449$11,734$11,061$10,426$9,829$8,361
7 years$10,564$9,854$9,191$8,572$7,993$6,595
8 years$9,150$8,447$7,795$7,191$6,631$5,302
9 years$8,051$7,355$6,714$6,125$5,584$4,322
10 years$7,172$6,483$5,853$5,280$4,758$3,562
11 years$6,454$5,771$5,153$4,595$4,092$2,961
12 years$5,855$5,180$4,573$4,030$3,546$2,478
13 years$5,350$4,681$4,086$3,558$3,092$2,085
14 years$4,916$4,255$3,671$3,159$2,711$1,762
15 years$4,541$3,887$3,315$2,817$2,387$1,495
16 years$4,213$3,566$3,005$2,522$2,109$1,272
17 years$3,924$3,284$2,735$2,266$1,870$1,085
18 years$3,668$3,035$2,496$2,042$1,663$928
19 years$3,438$2,813$2,285$1,845$1,482$795
20 years$3,232$2,614$2,097$1,671$1,324$682
21 years$3,046$2,435$1,929$1,517$1,185$586
22 years$2,877$2,273$1,778$1,379$1,062$504
23 years$2,723$2,126$1,642$1,256$953$433
24 years$2,581$1,992$1,518$1,146$857$373
25 years$2,452$1,869$1,406$1,046$771$322
26 years$2,332$1,756$1,304$957$695$278
27 years$2,222$1,653$1,211$876$626$240
28 years$2,120$1,558$1,126$802$565$207
29 years$2,024$1,469$1,048$736$510$179
30 years$1,936$1,388$976$675$461$154
31 years$1,853$1,312$910$620$417$133
32 years$1,776$1,241$849$570$377$115
33 years$1,703$1,176$793$524$341$100
34 years$1,635$1,114$741$482$309$86
35 years$1,571$1,057$692$444$280$75
36 years$1,510$1,003$648$409$254$65
37 years$1,453$953$606$377$230$56
38 years$1,399$905$568$347$208$48
39 years$1,348$861$532$320$189$42
40 years$1,300$819$499$295$171$36
41 years$1,254$780$467$272$155$31
42 years$1,211$743$438$251$141$27
43 years$1,169$707$411$232$128$23
44 years$1,130$674$386$214$116$20
45 years$1,092$643$363$198$105$18
46 years$1,057$613$341$183$96$15
47 years$1,022$585$320$169$87$13
48 years$990$559$301$156$79$11
49 years$958$534$283$144$72$10
50 years$929$510$266$133$65$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $951,000, adding $4,559 every year, while hoping to spend $44,823 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: 83/7/10 Blend
59$951,000$951,000$951,000$951,000
60$1,052,705$1,002,302$987,561$1,138,100
61$1,112,389$1,003,723$972,953$1,196,077
62$1,176,659$1,003,712$956,353$1,253,283
63$1,245,935$1,002,151$937,648$1,314,741
64$1,320,679$998,914$916,718$1,380,851
65$1,401,398$993,871$893,437$1,452,056
66$1,488,649$986,879$867,676$1,528,841
67$1,583,046$977,791$839,298$1,611,743
68$1,685,262$966,448$808,160$1,701,350
69$1,796,038$952,683$774,112$1,798,313
70$1,916,187$936,317$736,998$1,903,347
71$2,046,605$917,164$696,655$2,017,241
72$2,188,278$895,024$652,911$2,140,864
73$2,342,288$869,686$605,590$2,275,173
74$2,509,827$840,927$554,503$2,421,222
75$2,692,207$808,510$499,457$2,580,174
76$2,890,871$772,186$440,247$2,753,309
77$3,107,407$731,689$376,662$2,942,039
78$3,343,561$686,741$308,479$3,147,919
79$3,601,258$637,045$235,467$3,372,662
80$3,882,615$582,289$157,384$3,618,157
81$4,189,962$522,141$73,976$3,886,486
82$4,525,865$456,253$0$4,179,943
83$4,893,149$384,255$0$4,502,660
84$5,294,923$305,757$0$4,864,347
85$5,734,613$220,347$0$5,260,206
86$6,215,989$127,589$0$5,693,652
87$6,743,203$27,024$0$6,168,450
88$7,320,828$0$0$6,688,748
89$7,953,901$0$0$7,265,416
90$8,647,966$0$0$7,899,944
91$9,409,134$0$0$8,595,839
92$10,244,131$0$0$9,359,252
93$11,160,369$0$0$10,196,963
94$12,166,011$0$0$11,116,437
95$13,270,047$0$0$12,125,898
96$14,482,383$0$0$13,234,405
97$15,813,929$0$0$14,451,938
98$17,276,704$0$0$15,789,488
99$18,883,950$0$0$17,259,168
100$20,650,253$0$0$18,874,318