Can I retire at age 60 with 966,000?

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 $966,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.5%
1 years$79,771$79,061$78,368$77,691$77,030$75,599
2 years$39,491$38,755$38,043$37,351$36,681$35,244
3 years$26,066$25,327$24,616$23,931$23,272$21,874
4 years$19,354$18,618$17,914$17,241$16,598$15,250
5 years$15,329$14,597$13,902$13,243$12,617$11,324
6 years$12,646$11,919$11,235$10,590$9,984$8,746
7 years$10,730$10,010$9,336$8,707$8,119$6,937
8 years$9,294$8,580$7,918$7,304$6,736$5,609
9 years$8,178$7,471$6,820$6,221$5,673$4,601
10 years$7,285$6,585$5,946$5,363$4,833$3,815
11 years$6,555$5,862$5,234$4,667$4,157$3,192
12 years$5,948$5,262$4,645$4,094$3,602$2,688
13 years$5,434$4,755$4,150$3,614$3,141$2,277
14 years$4,994$4,322$3,729$3,208$2,754$1,938
15 years$4,613$3,948$3,367$2,861$2,424$1,655
16 years$4,280$3,623$3,053$2,562$2,143$1,419
17 years$3,986$3,336$2,778$2,302$1,900$1,219
18 years$3,725$3,083$2,536$2,075$1,689$1,050
19 years$3,493$2,857$2,321$1,874$1,506$906
20 years$3,283$2,655$2,130$1,698$1,345$783
21 years$3,094$2,473$1,960$1,541$1,204$678
22 years$2,922$2,308$1,806$1,401$1,079$587
23 years$2,766$2,159$1,668$1,276$968$509
24 years$2,622$2,023$1,542$1,164$870$442
25 years$2,490$1,898$1,428$1,063$783$384
26 years$2,369$1,784$1,325$972$706$334
27 years$2,257$1,679$1,230$889$636$291
28 years$2,153$1,582$1,144$815$574$253
29 years$2,056$1,493$1,064$747$518$220
30 years$1,966$1,410$991$686$468$192
31 years$1,882$1,333$924$630$423$167
32 years$1,804$1,261$862$579$383$146
33 years$1,730$1,194$805$532$347$127
34 years$1,661$1,132$752$490$314$111
35 years$1,596$1,073$703$451$284$97
36 years$1,534$1,019$658$415$258$84
37 years$1,476$968$616$383$233$74
38 years$1,422$920$577$353$212$64
39 years$1,370$874$540$325$192$56
40 years$1,321$832$506$300$174$49
41 years$1,274$792$475$277$158$43
42 years$1,230$754$445$255$143$37
43 years$1,188$719$418$236$130$33
44 years$1,148$685$392$218$118$28
45 years$1,110$653$368$201$107$25
46 years$1,073$623$346$186$97$22
47 years$1,038$595$325$172$88$19
48 years$1,005$568$305$159$80$17
49 years$974$542$287$146$73$14
50 years$943$518$270$135$66$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $966,000, adding $2,893 every year, while hoping to spend $23,812 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: 72/13/15 Blend
59$966,000$966,000$966,000$966,000
60$1,067,516$1,016,318$1,001,345$1,140,586
61$1,151,067$1,040,782$1,009,554$1,213,890
62$1,242,342$1,065,646$1,017,241$1,290,961
63$1,342,104$1,090,906$1,024,361$1,374,734
64$1,451,192$1,116,554$1,030,871$1,465,868
65$1,570,532$1,142,583$1,036,723$1,565,088
66$1,701,140$1,168,984$1,041,868$1,673,192
67$1,844,139$1,195,747$1,046,253$1,791,062
68$2,000,762$1,222,860$1,049,823$1,919,666
69$2,172,370$1,250,309$1,052,522$2,060,071
70$2,360,458$1,278,081$1,054,288$2,213,456
71$2,566,676$1,306,159$1,055,058$2,381,116
72$2,792,841$1,334,524$1,054,766$2,564,479
73$3,040,952$1,363,157$1,053,342$2,765,119
74$3,313,212$1,392,034$1,050,712$2,984,770
75$3,612,048$1,421,132$1,046,799$3,225,341
76$3,940,133$1,450,425$1,041,524$3,488,938
77$4,300,412$1,479,881$1,034,800$3,777,881
78$4,696,129$1,509,470$1,026,541$4,094,724
79$5,130,857$1,539,157$1,016,653$4,442,285
80$5,608,533$1,568,904$1,005,039$4,823,666
81$6,133,493$1,598,669$991,597$5,242,288
82$6,710,514$1,628,409$976,221$5,701,918
83$7,344,861$1,658,076$958,799$6,206,709
84$8,042,333$1,687,618$939,214$6,761,237
85$8,809,318$1,716,978$917,345$7,370,545
86$9,652,855$1,746,097$893,063$8,040,191
87$10,580,701$1,774,910$866,235$8,776,298
88$11,601,399$1,803,347$836,720$9,585,615
89$12,724,364$1,831,334$804,373$10,475,579
90$13,959,970$1,858,790$769,041$11,454,386
91$15,319,646$1,885,630$730,563$12,531,069
92$16,815,986$1,911,761$688,772$13,715,581
93$18,462,865$1,937,086$643,494$15,018,892
94$20,275,572$1,961,498$594,547$16,453,090
95$22,270,955$1,984,886$541,738$18,031,498
96$24,467,575$2,007,129$484,870$19,768,796
97$26,885,888$2,028,098$423,733$21,681,165
98$29,548,432$2,047,658$358,111$23,786,435
99$32,480,041$2,065,662$287,777$26,104,255
100$35,708,080$2,081,955$212,492$28,656,281