Can I retire at age 60 with 954,000?

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 $954,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$78,780$78,079$77,394$76,726$76,073$74,875
2 years$39,000$38,274$37,570$36,887$36,225$35,021
3 years$25,742$25,012$24,310$23,634$22,983$21,810
4 years$19,114$18,387$17,692$17,027$16,392$15,259
5 years$15,138$14,415$13,729$13,078$12,461$11,372
6 years$12,489$11,771$11,095$10,459$9,860$8,817
7 years$10,597$9,886$9,220$8,599$8,019$7,021
8 years$9,179$8,474$7,820$7,213$6,652$5,700
9 years$8,076$7,378$6,735$6,144$5,602$4,695
10 years$7,195$6,503$5,872$5,296$4,773$3,910
11 years$6,474$5,789$5,169$4,609$4,105$3,285
12 years$5,874$5,196$4,588$4,043$3,557$2,780
13 years$5,366$4,696$4,099$3,569$3,102$2,365
14 years$4,932$4,268$3,683$3,169$2,719$2,022
15 years$4,556$3,899$3,325$2,826$2,394$1,736
16 years$4,227$3,578$3,015$2,530$2,116$1,495
17 years$3,937$3,295$2,743$2,273$1,876$1,291
18 years$3,679$3,045$2,504$2,049$1,668$1,118
19 years$3,449$2,822$2,292$1,851$1,487$969
20 years$3,242$2,622$2,104$1,677$1,328$842
21 years$3,055$2,442$1,935$1,522$1,189$733
22 years$2,886$2,280$1,784$1,384$1,065$638
23 years$2,731$2,132$1,647$1,260$956$557
24 years$2,590$1,998$1,523$1,149$860$486
25 years$2,460$1,875$1,411$1,050$774$425
26 years$2,340$1,762$1,308$960$697$371
27 years$2,229$1,658$1,215$878$628$325
28 years$2,126$1,563$1,129$805$567$284
29 years$2,031$1,474$1,051$738$512$249
30 years$1,942$1,392$979$677$462$218
31 years$1,859$1,316$913$622$418$191
32 years$1,781$1,245$852$572$378$168
33 years$1,708$1,179$795$526$342$147
34 years$1,640$1,118$743$484$310$129
35 years$1,576$1,060$695$445$281$113
36 years$1,515$1,006$650$410$254$99
37 years$1,458$956$608$378$230$87
38 years$1,404$908$569$348$209$77
39 years$1,353$864$534$321$189$67
40 years$1,304$822$500$296$172$59
41 years$1,258$782$469$273$156$52
42 years$1,215$745$440$252$141$46
43 years$1,173$710$413$233$128$40
44 years$1,133$677$387$215$117$35
45 years$1,096$645$364$199$106$31
46 years$1,060$615$342$183$96$27
47 years$1,026$587$321$169$87$24
48 years$993$561$302$157$79$21
49 years$961$535$284$145$72$18
50 years$931$511$267$134$65$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $954,000, adding $4,932 every year, while hoping to spend $25,605 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: 43/39/18 Blend
59$954,000$954,000$954,000$954,000
60$1,056,395$1,005,833$991,046$1,096,093
61$1,136,904$1,027,876$997,003$1,146,600
62$1,224,767$1,050,140$1,002,301$1,198,388
63$1,320,706$1,072,610$1,006,891$1,253,957
64$1,425,518$1,095,268$1,010,722$1,313,669
65$1,540,079$1,118,094$1,013,739$1,377,919
66$1,665,354$1,141,067$1,015,886$1,447,147
67$1,802,404$1,164,164$1,017,103$1,521,834
68$1,952,400$1,187,359$1,017,327$1,602,514
69$2,116,630$1,210,624$1,016,492$1,689,772
70$2,296,511$1,233,930$1,014,529$1,784,255
71$2,493,605$1,257,242$1,011,366$1,886,678
72$2,709,633$1,280,527$1,006,927$1,997,826
73$2,946,489$1,303,746$1,001,132$2,118,567
74$3,206,258$1,326,858$993,897$2,249,856
75$3,491,240$1,349,817$985,137$2,392,750
76$3,803,966$1,372,577$974,757$2,548,410
77$4,147,222$1,395,086$962,664$2,718,118
78$4,524,082$1,417,287$948,756$2,903,290
79$4,937,927$1,439,123$932,928$3,105,484
80$5,392,484$1,460,529$915,070$3,326,419
81$5,891,860$1,481,437$895,067$3,567,992
82$6,440,576$1,501,774$872,798$3,832,294
83$7,043,615$1,521,461$848,137$4,121,630
84$7,706,466$1,540,415$820,952$4,438,543
85$8,435,177$1,558,547$791,105$4,785,836
86$9,236,409$1,575,760$758,452$5,166,601
87$10,117,504$1,591,954$722,841$5,584,245
88$11,086,549$1,607,019$684,116$6,042,528
89$12,152,453$1,620,839$642,110$6,545,595
90$13,325,035$1,633,292$596,652$7,098,013
91$14,615,111$1,644,245$547,562$7,704,823
92$16,034,598$1,653,559$494,651$8,371,579
93$17,596,628$1,661,085$437,724$9,104,406
94$19,315,671$1,666,664$376,574$9,910,058
95$21,207,667$1,670,129$310,987$10,795,980
96$23,290,184$1,671,300$240,740$11,770,383
97$25,582,577$1,669,987$165,598$12,842,316
98$28,106,172$1,665,989$85,319$14,021,758
99$30,884,471$1,659,092$0$15,319,710
100$33,943,368$1,649,068$0$16,748,367