Can I retire at age 65 with 1,000,000?

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 $1,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%20%
1 years$82,579$81,843$81,126$80,425$79,741$76,547
2 years$40,881$40,119$39,381$38,666$37,972$34,794
3 years$26,983$26,218$25,482$24,774$24,091$21,029
4 years$20,036$19,273$18,545$17,848$17,182$14,260
5 years$15,868$15,111$14,391$13,709$13,061$10,286
6 years$13,091$12,339$11,630$10,963$10,335$7,709
7 years$11,108$10,362$9,665$9,013$8,405$5,927
8 years$9,621$8,882$8,197$7,561$6,973$4,639
9 years$8,466$7,734$7,060$6,440$5,872$3,680
10 years$7,542$6,817$6,155$5,552$5,003$2,949
11 years$6,786$6,069$5,419$4,832$4,303$2,381
12 years$6,157$5,447$4,809$4,238$3,729$1,934
13 years$5,625$4,922$4,296$3,742$3,252$1,578
14 years$5,170$4,474$3,860$3,321$2,850$1,293
15 years$4,775$4,087$3,485$2,962$2,510$1,063
16 years$4,430$3,750$3,160$2,652$2,218$875
17 years$4,126$3,454$2,875$2,383$1,967$723
18 years$3,857$3,191$2,625$2,148$1,749$597
19 years$3,615$2,958$2,403$1,940$1,559$495
20 years$3,399$2,748$2,205$1,757$1,392$410
21 years$3,203$2,560$2,029$1,595$1,246$340
22 years$3,025$2,390$1,870$1,450$1,117$282
23 years$2,863$2,235$1,726$1,321$1,002$235
24 years$2,714$2,094$1,596$1,205$901$195
25 years$2,578$1,965$1,479$1,100$811$162
26 years$2,453$1,847$1,371$1,006$730$135
27 years$2,336$1,738$1,273$921$658$112
28 years$2,229$1,638$1,184$844$594$93
29 years$2,129$1,545$1,102$774$537$78
30 years$2,036$1,459$1,026$710$485$65
31 years$1,949$1,380$957$652$438$54
32 years$1,867$1,305$893$599$396$45
33 years$1,791$1,236$833$551$359$37
34 years$1,719$1,172$779$507$325$31
35 years$1,652$1,111$728$467$294$26
36 years$1,588$1,055$681$430$267$22
37 years$1,528$1,002$637$396$242$18
38 years$1,472$952$597$365$219$15
39 years$1,418$905$559$337$199$13
40 years$1,367$861$524$310$180$10
41 years$1,319$820$492$286$163$9
42 years$1,273$781$461$264$148$7
43 years$1,230$744$433$244$135$6
44 years$1,188$709$406$225$122$5
45 years$1,149$676$381$208$111$4
46 years$1,111$645$358$192$101$3
47 years$1,075$616$336$178$91$3
48 years$1,041$588$316$164$83$2
49 years$1,008$561$297$152$75$2
50 years$976$536$279$140$69$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $1,000,000, adding $6,532 every year, while hoping to spend $43,961 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: 50/35/15 Blend
64$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
65$1,108,738$1,055,738$1,040,238$1,159,298
66$1,175,055$1,060,695$1,028,312$1,199,726
67$1,246,663$1,064,421$1,014,512$1,238,519
68$1,324,055$1,066,811$998,731$1,279,704
69$1,407,774$1,067,749$980,854$1,323,521
70$1,498,415$1,067,117$960,760$1,370,235
71$1,596,633$1,064,786$938,326$1,420,141
72$1,703,149$1,060,619$913,419$1,473,567
73$1,818,755$1,054,474$885,903$1,530,874
74$1,944,322$1,046,198$855,635$1,592,464
75$2,080,808$1,035,627$822,465$1,658,783
76$2,229,269$1,022,591$786,235$1,730,325
77$2,390,863$1,006,907$746,783$1,807,636
78$2,566,867$988,382$703,936$1,891,322
79$2,758,686$966,811$657,517$1,982,055
80$2,967,866$941,978$607,337$2,080,578
81$3,196,108$913,654$553,202$2,187,714
82$3,445,284$881,597$494,908$2,304,374
83$3,717,456$845,548$432,240$2,431,568
84$4,014,893$805,236$364,977$2,570,411
85$4,340,094$760,375$292,885$2,722,138
86$4,695,809$710,659$215,723$2,888,116
87$5,085,067$655,767$133,236$3,069,857
88$5,511,204$595,360$45,159$3,269,032
89$5,977,892$529,077$0$3,487,492
90$6,489,176$456,540$0$3,735,096
91$7,049,508$377,348$0$4,014,509
92$7,663,796$291,075$0$4,321,045
93$8,337,440$197,275$0$4,657,514
94$9,076,392$95,475$0$5,027,022
95$9,887,207$0$0$5,432,997
96$10,777,102$0$0$5,884,932
97$11,754,031$0$0$6,421,543
98$12,826,754$0$0$7,010,882
99$14,004,918$0$0$7,658,266
100$15,299,156$0$0$8,369,550