Can I retire at age 64 with 1,210,000?

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 $1,210,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.2%
1 years$99,921$99,031$98,162$97,315$96,487$94,811
2 years$49,466$48,544$47,652$46,786$45,946$44,263
3 years$32,650$31,724$30,834$29,976$29,150$27,512
4 years$24,243$23,321$22,439$21,596$20,790$19,210
5 years$19,201$18,284$17,414$16,588$15,804$14,287
6 years$15,840$14,930$14,073$13,265$12,505$11,052
7 years$13,441$12,538$11,695$10,906$10,170$8,781
8 years$11,642$10,748$9,918$9,149$8,437$7,113
9 years$10,243$9,358$8,542$7,793$7,105$5,844
10 years$9,125$8,248$7,447$6,718$6,054$4,855
11 years$8,211$7,343$6,557$5,846$5,207$4,069
12 years$7,450$6,591$5,819$5,128$4,512$3,434
13 years$6,806$5,956$5,199$4,527$3,935$2,915
14 years$6,255$5,414$4,671$4,019$3,449$2,485
15 years$5,778$4,946$4,217$3,584$3,037$2,128
16 years$5,361$4,538$3,824$3,209$2,684$1,827
17 years$4,993$4,179$3,479$2,883$2,380$1,573
18 years$4,667$3,862$3,176$2,599$2,116$1,358
19 years$4,375$3,579$2,908$2,348$1,886$1,174
20 years$4,112$3,326$2,668$2,127$1,685$1,017
21 years$3,875$3,098$2,455$1,930$1,508$883
22 years$3,660$2,892$2,262$1,755$1,351$767
23 years$3,464$2,704$2,089$1,598$1,213$667
24 years$3,285$2,534$1,932$1,458$1,090$580
25 years$3,120$2,378$1,789$1,331$981$505
26 years$2,968$2,235$1,659$1,217$884$440
27 years$2,827$2,103$1,541$1,114$797$384
28 years$2,697$1,982$1,432$1,021$719$335
29 years$2,576$1,870$1,333$936$649$293
30 years$2,463$1,766$1,242$859$587$255
31 years$2,358$1,669$1,158$789$530$223
32 years$2,259$1,579$1,080$725$480$195
33 years$2,167$1,496$1,008$667$434$170
34 years$2,080$1,418$942$613$393$149
35 years$1,999$1,345$881$565$356$130
36 years$1,922$1,276$824$520$323$114
37 years$1,849$1,212$771$479$292$100
38 years$1,781$1,152$722$442$265$87
39 years$1,716$1,095$677$407$240$76
40 years$1,654$1,042$634$376$218$67
41 years$1,596$992$595$347$198$58
42 years$1,541$945$558$320$179$51
43 years$1,488$900$524$295$163$45
44 years$1,438$858$491$273$148$39
45 years$1,390$818$461$252$134$34
46 years$1,344$781$433$233$122$30
47 years$1,301$745$407$215$111$26
48 years$1,259$711$383$199$100$23
49 years$1,219$679$360$183$91$20
50 years$1,181$649$338$170$83$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $1,210,000, adding $3,311 every year, while hoping to spend $38,914 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: 74/16/10 Blend
63$1,210,000$1,210,000$1,210,000$1,210,000
64$1,336,835$1,272,705$1,253,950$1,433,073
65$1,431,788$1,293,664$1,254,553$1,517,970
66$1,535,122$1,314,345$1,253,873$1,605,750
67$1,647,651$1,334,694$1,251,824$1,700,836
68$1,770,270$1,354,652$1,248,318$1,803,937
69$1,903,965$1,374,158$1,243,264$1,915,838
70$2,049,820$1,393,142$1,236,564$2,037,401
71$2,209,029$1,411,534$1,228,117$2,169,579
72$2,382,907$1,429,255$1,217,815$2,313,419
73$2,572,899$1,446,225$1,205,548$2,470,075
74$2,780,600$1,462,355$1,191,199$2,640,819
75$3,007,762$1,477,551$1,174,644$2,827,054
76$3,256,315$1,491,713$1,155,757$3,030,324
77$3,528,387$1,504,734$1,134,403$3,252,331
78$3,826,318$1,516,502$1,110,440$3,494,950
79$4,152,686$1,526,894$1,083,724$3,760,248
80$4,510,330$1,535,782$1,054,098$4,050,504
81$4,902,376$1,543,028$1,021,404$4,368,228
82$5,332,270$1,548,487$985,472$4,716,186
83$5,803,803$1,552,005$946,127$5,097,427
84$6,321,153$1,553,415$903,184$5,515,312
85$6,888,921$1,552,543$856,451$5,973,543
86$7,512,177$1,549,204$805,728$6,476,203
87$8,196,503$1,543,199$750,804$7,027,790
88$8,948,050$1,534,320$691,460$7,633,262
89$9,773,594$1,522,343$627,467$8,298,083
90$10,680,597$1,507,035$558,583$9,028,276
91$11,677,283$1,488,145$484,561$9,830,478
92$12,772,710$1,465,407$405,137$10,712,005
93$13,976,856$1,438,543$320,040$11,680,920
94$15,300,718$1,407,254$228,984$12,746,110
95$16,756,408$1,371,226$131,671$13,917,369
96$18,357,271$1,330,125$27,792$15,205,493
97$20,118,011$1,283,600$0$16,622,380
98$22,054,828$1,231,276$0$18,190,006
99$24,185,571$1,172,759$0$19,917,702
100$26,529,905$1,107,630$0$21,818,467