Can I retire at age 64 with 1,020,000?

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 $1,020,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$84,231$83,480$82,748$82,034$81,336$78,544
2 years$41,698$40,922$40,169$39,439$38,732$35,947
3 years$27,523$26,743$25,992$25,269$24,573$21,883
4 years$20,436$19,659$18,916$18,205$17,526$14,952
5 years$16,186$15,413$14,679$13,983$13,323$10,871
6 years$13,353$12,586$11,863$11,182$10,542$8,214
7 years$11,330$10,569$9,858$9,194$8,573$6,370
8 years$9,814$9,060$8,361$7,712$7,112$5,031
9 years$8,635$7,888$7,201$6,569$5,990$4,028
10 years$7,692$6,953$6,278$5,663$5,103$3,258
11 years$6,922$6,190$5,527$4,928$4,389$2,656
12 years$6,280$5,556$4,905$4,323$3,804$2,180
13 years$5,738$5,021$4,382$3,816$3,317$1,797
14 years$5,273$4,564$3,938$3,388$2,907$1,488
15 years$4,871$4,169$3,555$3,021$2,560$1,236
16 years$4,519$3,825$3,223$2,705$2,262$1,029
17 years$4,209$3,523$2,933$2,431$2,006$859
18 years$3,934$3,255$2,677$2,190$1,784$718
19 years$3,688$3,017$2,451$1,979$1,590$602
20 years$3,467$2,803$2,249$1,793$1,420$504
21 years$3,267$2,611$2,069$1,627$1,271$423
22 years$3,085$2,438$1,907$1,479$1,139$356
23 years$2,920$2,280$1,761$1,347$1,023$299
24 years$2,769$2,136$1,628$1,229$919$251
25 years$2,630$2,005$1,508$1,122$827$212
26 years$2,502$1,884$1,399$1,026$745$178
27 years$2,383$1,773$1,299$939$672$150
28 years$2,273$1,671$1,208$860$606$126
29 years$2,171$1,576$1,124$789$547$107
30 years$2,076$1,488$1,047$724$494$90
31 years$1,988$1,407$976$665$447$76
32 years$1,905$1,331$910$611$404$64
33 years$1,827$1,261$850$562$366$54
34 years$1,754$1,195$794$517$331$45
35 years$1,685$1,133$743$476$300$38
36 years$1,620$1,076$695$438$272$32
37 years$1,559$1,022$650$404$246$27
38 years$1,501$971$609$372$223$23
39 years$1,446$923$570$343$203$19
40 years$1,395$879$535$317$184$16
41 years$1,345$836$501$292$167$14
42 years$1,299$796$470$270$151$12
43 years$1,254$759$441$249$137$10
44 years$1,212$723$414$230$125$8
45 years$1,172$690$389$212$113$7
46 years$1,133$658$365$196$103$6
47 years$1,097$628$343$181$93$5
48 years$1,061$599$323$167$85$4
49 years$1,028$572$303$155$77$4
50 years$996$547$285$143$70$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $1,020,000, adding $6,324 every year, while hoping to spend $43,016 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: 56/17/27 Blend
63$1,020,000$1,020,000$1,020,000$1,020,000
64$1,130,563$1,076,503$1,060,693$1,185,161
65$1,200,112$1,083,483$1,050,458$1,230,365
66$1,275,313$1,089,363$1,038,438$1,274,575
67$1,356,697$1,094,045$1,024,528$1,321,863
68$1,444,849$1,097,421$1,008,618$1,372,540
69$1,540,410$1,099,381$990,593$1,426,950
70$1,644,086$1,099,805$970,332$1,485,474
71$1,756,653$1,098,566$947,708$1,548,533
72$1,878,965$1,095,530$922,591$1,616,594
73$2,011,963$1,090,553$894,840$1,690,171
74$2,156,678$1,083,485$864,312$1,769,836
75$2,314,248$1,074,165$830,856$1,856,220
76$2,485,924$1,062,422$794,312$1,950,020
77$2,673,084$1,048,076$754,517$2,052,008
78$2,877,242$1,030,936$711,297$2,163,037
79$3,100,066$1,010,797$664,471$2,284,049
80$3,343,393$987,446$613,851$2,416,088
81$3,609,244$960,656$559,240$2,560,304
82$3,899,843$930,185$500,431$2,717,970
83$4,217,641$895,777$437,209$2,890,494
84$4,565,335$857,165$369,350$3,079,429
85$4,945,895$814,061$296,619$3,286,492
86$5,362,590$766,165$218,770$3,513,578
87$5,819,024$713,156$135,548$3,762,783
88$6,319,161$654,698$46,686$4,036,419
89$6,867,371$590,433$0$4,337,040
90$7,468,462$519,984$0$4,681,338
91$8,127,735$442,953$0$5,073,811
92$8,851,024$358,918$0$5,504,521
93$9,644,758$267,434$0$5,977,355
94$10,516,018$168,033$0$6,496,597
95$11,472,601$60,216$0$7,066,972
96$12,523,101$0$0$7,693,688
97$13,676,981$0$0$8,393,062
98$14,944,667$0$0$9,173,887
99$16,337,645$0$0$10,031,986
100$17,868,569$0$0$10,975,165