Can I retire at age 60 with 955,000?

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 $955,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.8%
1 years$78,863$78,161$77,475$76,806$76,153$75,264
2 years$39,041$38,314$37,609$36,926$36,263$35,368
3 years$25,769$25,039$24,336$23,659$23,007$22,134
4 years$19,134$18,406$17,710$17,045$16,409$15,564
5 years$15,154$14,431$13,744$13,092$12,474$11,661
6 years$12,502$11,784$11,107$10,470$9,870$9,089
7 years$10,608$9,896$9,230$8,608$8,027$7,278
8 years$9,188$8,483$7,828$7,221$6,659$5,943
9 years$8,085$7,386$6,742$6,151$5,608$4,924
10 years$7,202$6,510$5,878$5,302$4,778$4,126
11 years$6,481$5,796$5,175$4,614$4,109$3,488
12 years$5,880$5,202$4,592$4,047$3,561$2,970
13 years$5,372$4,701$4,103$3,573$3,105$2,544
14 years$4,937$4,273$3,687$3,172$2,722$2,190
15 years$4,560$3,903$3,329$2,829$2,397$1,893
16 years$4,231$3,581$3,018$2,533$2,118$1,641
17 years$3,941$3,298$2,746$2,276$1,878$1,427
18 years$3,683$3,048$2,507$2,051$1,670$1,245
19 years$3,453$2,825$2,295$1,853$1,489$1,087
20 years$3,246$2,625$2,106$1,678$1,330$952
21 years$3,059$2,445$1,937$1,523$1,190$834
22 years$2,889$2,282$1,785$1,385$1,067$733
23 years$2,734$2,134$1,649$1,261$957$644
24 years$2,592$2,000$1,525$1,150$861$566
25 years$2,462$1,877$1,412$1,051$774$499
26 years$2,342$1,764$1,310$961$697$440
27 years$2,231$1,660$1,216$879$629$388
28 years$2,128$1,564$1,131$806$567$342
29 years$2,033$1,476$1,052$739$512$302
30 years$1,944$1,394$980$678$463$267
31 years$1,861$1,317$914$623$419$236
32 years$1,783$1,247$852$572$379$209
33 years$1,710$1,181$796$526$343$184
34 years$1,642$1,119$744$484$310$163
35 years$1,577$1,061$695$446$281$144
36 years$1,517$1,007$650$411$255$128
37 years$1,460$957$609$378$231$113
38 years$1,405$909$570$349$209$100
39 years$1,354$865$534$321$190$89
40 years$1,306$823$501$296$172$79
41 years$1,260$783$469$274$156$70
42 years$1,216$746$440$252$142$62
43 years$1,174$710$413$233$129$55
44 years$1,135$677$388$215$117$48
45 years$1,097$646$364$199$106$43
46 years$1,061$616$342$184$96$38
47 years$1,027$588$321$170$87$34
48 years$994$561$302$157$79$30
49 years$962$536$284$145$72$26
50 years$932$512$267$134$65$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $955,000, adding $5,103 every year, while hoping to spend $27,861 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: 44/33/23 Blend
59$955,000$955,000$955,000$955,000
60$1,057,674$1,007,059$992,256$1,096,961
61$1,135,913$1,026,761$995,853$1,144,972
62$1,221,198$1,046,494$998,636$1,193,883
63$1,314,219$1,066,232$1,000,550$1,246,340
64$1,415,735$1,085,943$1,001,534$1,302,689
65$1,526,581$1,105,595$1,001,526$1,363,307
66$1,647,676$1,125,152$1,000,461$1,428,614
67$1,780,032$1,144,578$998,269$1,499,069
68$1,924,764$1,163,831$994,880$1,575,183
69$2,083,098$1,182,867$990,217$1,657,517
70$2,256,386$1,201,639$984,200$1,746,691
71$2,446,114$1,220,096$976,748$1,843,390
72$2,653,921$1,238,185$967,773$1,948,367
73$2,881,612$1,255,846$957,184$2,062,457
74$3,131,172$1,273,018$944,885$2,186,577
75$3,404,789$1,289,634$930,777$2,321,744
76$3,704,874$1,305,623$914,754$2,469,074
77$4,034,081$1,320,908$896,708$2,629,804
78$4,395,333$1,335,408$876,524$2,805,295
79$4,791,851$1,349,037$854,081$2,997,050
80$5,227,182$1,361,702$829,255$3,206,729
81$5,705,233$1,373,304$801,914$3,436,159
82$6,230,309$1,383,738$771,920$3,687,360
83$6,807,152$1,392,893$739,131$3,962,557
84$7,440,986$1,400,648$703,395$4,264,208
85$8,137,564$1,406,878$664,557$4,595,020
86$8,903,229$1,411,448$622,453$4,957,984
87$9,744,963$1,414,214$576,910$5,356,395
88$10,670,463$1,415,024$527,750$5,793,890
89$11,688,206$1,413,716$474,786$6,274,480
90$12,807,534$1,410,120$417,822$6,802,587
91$14,038,738$1,404,051$356,655$7,383,090
92$15,393,158$1,395,317$291,071$8,021,371
93$16,883,285$1,383,714$220,847$8,723,363
94$18,522,887$1,369,022$145,752$9,495,610
95$20,327,129$1,351,012$65,543$10,345,329
96$22,312,724$1,329,439$0$11,280,478
97$24,498,085$1,304,045$0$12,314,756
98$26,903,500$1,274,553$0$13,470,403
99$29,551,326$1,240,676$0$14,742,057
100$32,466,196$1,202,103$0$16,141,553