Can I retire at age 64 with 986,000?

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 $986,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.2%
1 years$81,423$80,698$79,990$79,299$78,625$76,017
2 years$40,308$39,558$38,830$38,125$37,440$34,838
3 years$26,605$25,851$25,126$24,427$23,754$21,239
4 years$19,755$19,004$18,285$17,598$16,941$14,533
5 years$15,646$14,899$14,190$13,517$12,879$10,584
6 years$12,908$12,166$11,468$10,810$10,190$8,010
7 years$10,952$10,217$9,530$8,887$8,288$6,222
8 years$9,487$8,758$8,082$7,455$6,875$4,923
9 years$8,347$7,625$6,961$6,350$5,790$3,949
10 years$7,436$6,721$6,069$5,474$4,933$3,200
11 years$6,691$5,984$5,343$4,764$4,243$2,614
12 years$6,071$5,371$4,742$4,179$3,677$2,149
13 years$5,546$4,853$4,236$3,689$3,206$1,776
14 years$5,097$4,412$3,806$3,275$2,811$1,473
15 years$4,708$4,030$3,437$2,921$2,475$1,226
16 years$4,368$3,698$3,116$2,615$2,187$1,024
17 years$4,069$3,405$2,835$2,350$1,939$856
18 years$3,803$3,147$2,588$2,117$1,724$718
19 years$3,565$2,916$2,369$1,913$1,537$602
20 years$3,351$2,710$2,174$1,733$1,373$506
21 years$3,158$2,524$2,000$1,573$1,228$426
22 years$2,983$2,356$1,843$1,430$1,101$359
23 years$2,823$2,204$1,702$1,302$988$302
24 years$2,676$2,065$1,574$1,188$888$255
25 years$2,542$1,938$1,458$1,085$799$215
26 years$2,418$1,821$1,352$992$720$181
27 years$2,304$1,714$1,256$908$649$153
28 years$2,198$1,615$1,167$832$586$129
29 years$2,099$1,524$1,086$763$529$109
30 years$2,007$1,439$1,012$700$478$92
31 years$1,921$1,360$943$643$432$78
32 years$1,841$1,287$880$591$391$66
33 years$1,766$1,219$822$543$354$56
34 years$1,695$1,155$768$500$320$47
35 years$1,629$1,096$718$460$290$40
36 years$1,566$1,040$672$424$263$34
37 years$1,507$988$629$391$238$29
38 years$1,451$939$589$360$216$24
39 years$1,398$893$551$332$196$20
40 years$1,348$849$517$306$178$17
41 years$1,300$808$485$282$161$15
42 years$1,255$770$455$261$146$12
43 years$1,212$734$427$241$133$10
44 years$1,172$699$400$222$120$9
45 years$1,133$667$376$205$109$7
46 years$1,095$636$353$190$99$6
47 years$1,060$607$332$175$90$5
48 years$1,026$579$312$162$82$5
49 years$994$553$293$150$74$4
50 years$963$529$276$138$68$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $986,000, adding $4,121 every year, while hoping to spend $39,005 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: 37/38/25 Blend
63$986,000$986,000$986,000$986,000
64$1,090,823$1,038,565$1,023,282$1,122,880
65$1,160,586$1,047,953$1,016,061$1,156,164
66$1,236,157$1,056,495$1,007,290$1,188,201
67$1,318,088$1,064,106$996,878$1,222,038
68$1,406,986$1,070,700$984,726$1,257,864
69$1,503,516$1,076,182$970,732$1,295,885
70$1,608,412$1,080,452$954,789$1,336,335
71$1,722,481$1,083,405$936,785$1,379,469
72$1,846,611$1,084,929$916,604$1,425,577
73$1,981,777$1,084,902$894,122$1,474,975
74$2,129,055$1,083,199$869,212$1,528,020
75$2,289,627$1,079,685$841,739$1,585,104
76$2,464,795$1,074,215$811,563$1,646,666
77$2,655,991$1,066,639$778,538$1,713,190
78$2,864,793$1,056,794$742,509$1,785,216
79$3,092,935$1,044,511$703,317$1,863,343
80$3,342,331$1,029,608$660,794$1,948,235
81$3,615,083$1,011,893$614,765$2,040,627
82$3,913,508$991,163$565,046$2,141,337
83$4,240,158$967,202$511,448$2,251,268
84$4,597,842$939,782$453,769$2,371,425
85$4,989,652$908,663$391,801$2,502,919
86$5,418,997$873,587$325,326$2,646,980
87$5,889,627$834,286$254,117$2,804,972
88$6,405,676$790,472$177,937$2,978,405
89$6,971,693$741,843$96,536$3,168,950
90$7,592,692$688,080$9,656$3,378,455
91$8,274,195$628,844$0$3,608,969
92$9,022,283$563,778$0$3,884,912
93$9,843,655$492,502$0$4,190,822
94$10,745,693$414,620$0$4,526,970
95$11,736,524$329,707$0$4,896,502
96$12,825,106$237,319$0$5,302,890
97$14,021,304$136,984$0$5,749,971
98$15,335,987$28,207$0$6,241,976
99$16,781,130$0$0$6,783,578
100$18,369,925$0$0$7,417,376