Can I retire at age 64 with 957,000?

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 $957,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18%
1 years$79,028$78,324$77,637$76,967$76,313$73,840
2 years$39,123$38,394$37,688$37,003$36,339$33,872
3 years$25,823$25,091$24,387$23,708$23,055$20,670
4 years$19,174$18,445$17,747$17,081$16,443$14,158
5 years$15,186$14,461$13,773$13,120$12,500$10,321
6 years$12,528$11,808$11,130$10,492$9,891$7,820
7 years$10,630$9,917$9,249$8,626$8,044$6,082
8 years$9,208$8,500$7,844$7,236$6,673$4,818
9 years$8,102$7,401$6,756$6,164$5,620$3,869
10 years$7,217$6,524$5,890$5,313$4,788$3,139
11 years$6,494$5,808$5,186$4,624$4,118$2,568
12 years$5,892$5,213$4,602$4,056$3,569$2,114
13 years$5,383$4,711$4,112$3,581$3,112$1,749
14 years$4,947$4,282$3,694$3,178$2,728$1,453
15 years$4,570$3,912$3,336$2,835$2,402$1,211
16 years$4,240$3,589$3,024$2,538$2,123$1,012
17 years$3,949$3,305$2,752$2,280$1,882$848
18 years$3,691$3,054$2,512$2,055$1,674$712
19 years$3,460$2,831$2,300$1,857$1,492$598
20 years$3,253$2,630$2,111$1,682$1,332$504
21 years$3,065$2,450$1,941$1,526$1,192$424
22 years$2,895$2,287$1,789$1,388$1,069$358
23 years$2,740$2,139$1,652$1,264$959$302
24 years$2,598$2,004$1,528$1,153$862$255
25 years$2,467$1,881$1,415$1,053$776$216
26 years$2,347$1,768$1,312$963$699$182
27 years$2,236$1,663$1,219$881$630$154
28 years$2,133$1,568$1,133$807$569$130
29 years$2,037$1,479$1,054$740$513$110
30 years$1,948$1,397$982$679$464$93
31 years$1,865$1,320$916$624$419$79
32 years$1,787$1,249$854$573$379$67
33 years$1,714$1,183$798$527$343$57
34 years$1,645$1,121$745$485$311$48
35 years$1,581$1,063$697$447$282$41
36 years$1,520$1,009$652$411$255$34
37 years$1,463$959$610$379$231$29
38 years$1,408$911$571$349$210$25
39 years$1,357$866$535$322$190$21
40 years$1,308$824$502$297$172$18
41 years$1,262$785$470$274$156$15
42 years$1,218$747$441$253$142$13
43 years$1,177$712$414$234$129$11
44 years$1,137$679$389$216$117$9
45 years$1,099$647$365$199$106$8
46 years$1,063$617$343$184$96$7
47 years$1,029$589$322$170$88$6
48 years$996$562$303$157$79$5
49 years$964$537$284$145$72$4
50 years$934$513$267$134$66$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $957,000, adding $6,680 every year, while hoping to spend $56,665 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: 58/34/8 Blend
63$957,000$957,000$957,000$957,000
64$1,061,504$1,010,783$995,950$1,120,781
65$1,109,487$1,000,021$969,023$1,150,659
66$1,160,464$986,831$939,295$1,176,228
67$1,214,682$971,037$906,612$1,202,701
68$1,272,410$952,448$870,814$1,230,167
69$1,333,941$930,863$831,732$1,258,729
70$1,399,599$906,071$789,190$1,288,504
71$1,469,736$877,847$743,006$1,319,622
72$1,544,739$845,951$692,987$1,352,229
73$1,625,033$810,134$638,933$1,386,491
74$1,711,083$770,127$580,634$1,422,593
75$1,803,400$725,649$517,871$1,460,742
76$1,902,543$676,402$450,416$1,501,172
77$2,009,127$622,071$378,030$1,544,144
78$2,123,828$562,322$300,463$1,589,949
79$2,247,385$496,803$217,456$1,638,914
80$2,380,614$425,142$128,736$1,691,405
81$2,524,408$346,945$34,020$1,747,829
82$2,679,750$261,797$0$1,808,641
83$2,847,718$169,259$0$1,880,075
84$3,029,501$68,868$0$1,960,444
85$3,226,402$0$0$2,047,500
86$3,439,855$0$0$2,156,890
87$3,671,437$0$0$2,303,594
88$3,922,884$0$0$2,462,953
89$4,196,103$0$0$2,636,185
90$4,493,192$0$0$2,824,630
91$4,816,460$0$0$3,029,762
92$5,168,448$0$0$3,253,204
93$5,551,952$0$0$3,496,740
94$5,970,046$0$0$3,762,337
95$6,426,118$0$0$4,052,155
96$6,923,894$0$0$4,368,576
97$7,467,476$0$0$4,714,219
98$8,061,379$0$0$5,091,970
99$8,710,575$0$0$5,505,003
100$9,420,538$0$0$5,956,816