Can I retire at age 60 with 999,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $999,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$82,496$81,762$81,045$80,345$79,662$79,259
2 years$40,840$40,079$39,342$38,627$37,934$37,528
3 years$26,956$26,192$25,457$24,749$24,067$23,670
4 years$20,016$19,254$18,526$17,830$17,165$16,780
5 years$15,852$15,095$14,377$13,695$13,048$12,676
6 years$13,078$12,327$11,619$10,952$10,325$9,966
7 years$11,097$10,352$9,655$9,004$8,397$8,052
8 years$9,612$8,873$8,188$7,554$6,966$6,635
9 years$8,457$7,726$7,053$6,434$5,866$5,549
10 years$7,534$6,810$6,149$5,546$4,998$4,694
11 years$6,779$6,063$5,413$4,827$4,299$4,008
12 years$6,151$5,441$4,804$4,234$3,725$3,448
13 years$5,620$4,917$4,292$3,738$3,248$2,984
14 years$5,164$4,470$3,857$3,318$2,848$2,595
15 years$4,770$4,083$3,482$2,959$2,507$2,267
16 years$4,426$3,746$3,157$2,650$2,216$1,988
17 years$4,122$3,450$2,873$2,381$1,965$1,748
18 years$3,853$3,188$2,622$2,145$1,747$1,541
19 years$3,612$2,955$2,401$1,939$1,557$1,362
20 years$3,395$2,746$2,203$1,756$1,391$1,206
21 years$3,200$2,558$2,026$1,593$1,245$1,070
22 years$3,022$2,387$1,868$1,449$1,116$951
23 years$2,860$2,233$1,725$1,319$1,001$846
24 years$2,712$2,092$1,595$1,203$900$754
25 years$2,576$1,963$1,477$1,099$810$672
26 years$2,450$1,845$1,370$1,005$730$600
27 years$2,334$1,736$1,272$920$658$536
28 years$2,227$1,636$1,183$843$594$479
29 years$2,127$1,544$1,101$773$536$428
30 years$2,034$1,458$1,025$709$484$383
31 years$1,947$1,378$956$651$438$343
32 years$1,865$1,304$892$599$396$307
33 years$1,789$1,235$833$550$358$275
34 years$1,717$1,170$778$507$325$247
35 years$1,650$1,110$727$466$294$221
36 years$1,587$1,054$680$429$266$199
37 years$1,527$1,001$637$396$241$178
38 years$1,470$951$596$365$219$160
39 years$1,417$904$559$336$198$144
40 years$1,366$860$524$310$180$129
41 years$1,318$819$491$286$163$116
42 years$1,272$780$461$264$148$104
43 years$1,228$743$432$244$134$93
44 years$1,187$708$406$225$122$84
45 years$1,147$676$381$208$111$75
46 years$1,110$644$358$192$101$68
47 years$1,074$615$336$177$91$61
48 years$1,040$587$316$164$83$55
49 years$1,007$561$297$151$75$49
50 years$975$536$279$140$68$44

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $999,000, adding $2,677 every year, while hoping to spend $44,346 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: 74/5/21 Blend
59$999,000$999,000$999,000$999,000
60$1,103,659$1,050,712$1,035,228$1,179,568
61$1,169,049$1,055,013$1,022,724$1,234,647
62$1,239,622$1,058,039$1,008,315$1,289,356
63$1,315,860$1,059,680$991,891$1,348,178
64$1,398,293$1,059,819$973,334$1,411,515
65$1,487,503$1,058,335$952,525$1,479,808
66$1,584,130$1,055,095$929,337$1,553,546
67$1,688,877$1,049,960$903,635$1,633,265
68$1,802,518$1,042,784$875,283$1,719,560
69$1,925,904$1,033,410$844,134$1,813,083
70$2,059,971$1,021,671$810,036$1,914,558
71$2,205,747$1,007,392$772,832$2,024,779
72$2,364,366$990,387$732,355$2,144,624
73$2,537,073$970,458$688,431$2,275,063
74$2,725,241$947,396$640,879$2,417,163
75$2,930,376$920,980$589,509$2,572,102
76$3,154,142$890,975$534,125$2,741,179
77$3,398,364$857,133$474,518$2,925,827
78$3,665,056$819,191$410,474$3,127,626
79$3,956,433$776,872$341,765$3,348,320
80$4,274,933$729,882$268,158$3,589,831
81$4,623,240$677,911$189,405$3,854,278
82$5,004,311$620,629$105,250$4,143,999
83$5,421,400$557,689$15,426$4,461,573
84$5,878,092$488,725$0$4,809,843
85$6,378,333$413,349$0$5,209,965
86$6,926,470$331,150$0$5,652,236
87$7,527,290$241,696$0$6,137,074
88$8,186,065$144,530$0$6,668,756
89$8,908,601$39,170$0$7,251,990
90$9,701,293$0$0$7,891,964
91$10,571,187$0$0$8,598,516
92$11,526,041$0$0$9,376,485
93$12,574,403$0$0$10,230,686
94$13,725,689$0$0$11,168,796
95$14,990,269$0$0$12,199,273
96$16,379,570$0$0$13,331,433
97$17,906,179$0$0$14,575,540
98$19,583,963$0$0$15,942,902
99$21,428,198$0$0$17,445,975
100$23,455,716$0$0$19,098,484