Can I retire at age 64 with 981,000?

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 $981,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$81,010$80,288$79,584$78,897$78,226$75,152
2 years$40,104$39,357$38,633$37,931$37,251$34,191
3 years$26,470$25,720$24,998$24,303$23,633$20,685
4 years$19,655$18,907$18,192$17,509$16,855$14,040
5 years$15,567$14,823$14,118$13,449$12,813$10,139
6 years$12,842$12,104$11,409$10,755$10,139$7,606
7 years$10,897$10,165$9,481$8,842$8,245$5,855
8 years$9,438$8,714$8,041$7,418$6,840$4,589
9 years$8,305$7,587$6,926$6,318$5,761$3,645
10 years$7,398$6,687$6,038$5,446$4,908$2,924
11 years$6,657$5,953$5,316$4,740$4,221$2,364
12 years$6,040$5,343$4,718$4,157$3,658$1,923
13 years$5,518$4,829$4,215$3,670$3,190$1,571
14 years$5,071$4,389$3,787$3,258$2,796$1,289
15 years$4,684$4,010$3,419$2,906$2,462$1,061
16 years$4,346$3,679$3,100$2,602$2,176$875
17 years$4,048$3,388$2,821$2,338$1,929$724
18 years$3,783$3,131$2,575$2,107$1,716$599
19 years$3,547$2,902$2,357$1,904$1,529$497
20 years$3,334$2,696$2,163$1,724$1,366$412
21 years$3,142$2,511$1,990$1,565$1,222$343
22 years$2,968$2,344$1,834$1,423$1,096$285
23 years$2,808$2,193$1,693$1,296$983$237
24 years$2,663$2,054$1,566$1,182$884$197
25 years$2,529$1,928$1,451$1,079$795$164
26 years$2,406$1,812$1,345$987$716$137
27 years$2,292$1,705$1,249$903$646$114
28 years$2,186$1,607$1,161$828$583$95
29 years$2,088$1,516$1,081$759$526$79
30 years$1,997$1,432$1,007$696$476$66
31 years$1,912$1,353$938$640$430$55
32 years$1,832$1,280$876$588$389$46
33 years$1,757$1,213$818$541$352$38
34 years$1,687$1,149$764$497$319$32
35 years$1,620$1,090$714$458$289$27
36 years$1,558$1,035$668$422$262$22
37 years$1,499$983$625$389$237$19
38 years$1,444$934$586$358$215$16
39 years$1,391$888$549$330$195$13
40 years$1,341$845$514$305$177$11
41 years$1,294$804$482$281$160$9
42 years$1,249$766$452$259$146$8
43 years$1,206$730$424$239$132$6
44 years$1,166$696$398$221$120$5
45 years$1,127$663$374$204$109$4
46 years$1,090$633$351$189$99$4
47 years$1,055$604$330$174$90$3
48 years$1,021$577$310$161$81$3
49 years$989$551$292$149$74$2
50 years$958$526$274$138$67$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $981,000, adding $5,784 every year, while hoping to spend $32,697 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: 37/46/17 Blend
63$981,000$981,000$981,000$981,000
64$1,087,028$1,035,035$1,019,830$1,121,456
65$1,163,116$1,050,963$1,019,205$1,162,745
66$1,245,868$1,066,575$1,017,463$1,203,786
67$1,335,931$1,081,821$1,014,532$1,247,425
68$1,434,015$1,096,649$1,010,337$1,293,912
69$1,540,900$1,111,000$1,004,799$1,343,525
70$1,657,447$1,124,814$997,835$1,396,570
71$1,784,602$1,138,026$989,358$1,453,386
72$1,923,406$1,150,564$979,277$1,514,349
73$2,075,008$1,162,356$967,497$1,579,873
74$2,240,668$1,173,320$953,917$1,650,417
75$2,421,777$1,183,374$938,434$1,726,488
76$2,619,864$1,192,425$920,938$1,808,649
77$2,836,615$1,200,379$901,314$1,897,519
78$3,073,885$1,207,133$879,443$1,993,784
79$3,333,716$1,212,577$855,199$2,098,204
80$3,618,358$1,216,597$828,452$2,211,616
81$3,930,289$1,219,068$799,063$2,334,946
82$4,272,237$1,219,861$766,890$2,469,221
83$4,647,206$1,218,835$731,782$2,615,570
84$5,058,508$1,215,845$693,583$2,775,246
85$5,509,786$1,210,732$652,129$2,949,631
86$6,005,058$1,203,331$607,249$3,140,250
87$6,548,745$1,193,465$558,763$3,348,793
88$7,145,720$1,180,948$506,485$3,577,122
89$7,801,351$1,165,582$450,219$3,827,295
90$8,521,548$1,147,155$389,761$4,101,587
91$9,312,827$1,125,446$324,899$4,402,509
92$10,182,361$1,100,219$255,409$4,732,832
93$11,138,056$1,071,224$181,059$5,095,620
94$12,188,620$1,038,197$101,607$5,494,253
95$13,343,649$1,000,857$16,800$5,932,464
96$14,613,711$958,909$0$6,414,374
97$16,010,454$912,040$0$6,957,900
98$17,546,707$859,918$0$7,558,817
99$19,236,610$802,192$0$8,219,668
100$21,095,736$738,491$0$8,946,625