Can I retire at age 65 with 1,150,000?

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:
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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 $1,150,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$94,966$94,120$93,295$92,489$91,703$88,239
2 years$47,013$46,137$45,289$44,466$43,668$40,218
3 years$31,031$30,151$29,305$28,490$27,705$24,378
4 years$23,041$22,164$21,326$20,525$19,759$16,580
5 years$18,248$17,377$16,550$15,765$15,021$11,998
6 years$15,055$14,190$13,375$12,608$11,885$9,021
7 years$12,774$11,916$11,115$10,365$9,666$6,960
8 years$11,064$10,215$9,426$8,695$8,019$5,468
9 years$9,735$8,894$8,119$7,407$6,753$4,353
10 years$8,673$7,839$7,078$6,384$5,754$3,501
11 years$7,804$6,979$6,231$5,556$4,949$2,838
12 years$7,081$6,264$5,530$4,874$4,288$2,315
13 years$6,469$5,661$4,941$4,303$3,739$1,897
14 years$5,945$5,145$4,439$3,820$3,278$1,561
15 years$5,491$4,700$4,008$3,406$2,886$1,288
16 years$5,095$4,313$3,634$3,050$2,551$1,066
17 years$4,745$3,972$3,307$2,740$2,262$884
18 years$4,435$3,670$3,019$2,470$2,011$734
19 years$4,158$3,401$2,763$2,232$1,792$610
20 years$3,908$3,161$2,536$2,021$1,601$508
21 years$3,683$2,944$2,333$1,834$1,433$424
22 years$3,479$2,748$2,150$1,668$1,284$353
23 years$3,292$2,570$1,985$1,519$1,153$295
24 years$3,122$2,408$1,836$1,385$1,036$246
25 years$2,965$2,260$1,700$1,265$932$206
26 years$2,820$2,124$1,577$1,157$840$172
27 years$2,687$1,999$1,464$1,059$757$144
28 years$2,563$1,884$1,361$970$683$120
29 years$2,448$1,777$1,267$890$617$101
30 years$2,341$1,678$1,180$816$557$84
31 years$2,241$1,586$1,100$750$504$70
32 years$2,147$1,501$1,026$689$456$59
33 years$2,059$1,422$958$634$413$49
34 years$1,977$1,347$895$583$374$41
35 years$1,900$1,278$837$537$338$35
36 years$1,826$1,213$783$494$307$29
37 years$1,758$1,152$733$455$278$24
38 years$1,692$1,095$686$420$252$20
39 years$1,631$1,041$643$387$228$17
40 years$1,572$990$603$357$207$14
41 years$1,517$943$565$329$188$12
42 years$1,464$898$530$304$171$10
43 years$1,414$856$498$281$155$8
44 years$1,366$816$467$259$141$7
45 years$1,321$778$439$239$128$6
46 years$1,278$742$412$221$116$5
47 years$1,236$708$387$204$105$4
48 years$1,197$676$364$189$96$3
49 years$1,159$645$342$174$87$3
50 years$1,123$617$321$161$79$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $1,150,000, adding $4,231 every year, while hoping to spend $35,205 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: 59/35/6 Blend
64$1,150,000$1,150,000$1,150,000$1,150,000
65$1,271,664$1,210,714$1,192,889$1,344,949
66$1,363,916$1,232,581$1,195,393$1,416,432
67$1,464,398$1,254,340$1,196,801$1,489,932
68$1,573,912$1,275,948$1,197,039$1,569,181
69$1,693,340$1,297,359$1,196,030$1,654,729
70$1,823,656$1,318,524$1,193,691$1,747,186
71$1,965,928$1,339,391$1,189,939$1,847,223
72$2,121,333$1,359,902$1,184,683$1,955,579
73$2,291,169$1,379,998$1,177,830$2,073,068
74$2,476,862$1,399,611$1,169,281$2,200,590
75$2,679,984$1,418,674$1,158,934$2,339,132
76$2,902,264$1,437,111$1,146,680$2,489,788
77$3,145,608$1,454,842$1,132,406$2,653,757
78$3,412,113$1,471,783$1,115,995$2,832,368
79$3,704,090$1,487,841$1,097,322$3,027,079
80$4,024,083$1,502,921$1,076,258$3,239,502
81$4,374,893$1,516,918$1,052,667$3,471,413
82$4,759,608$1,529,722$1,026,406$3,724,768
83$5,181,625$1,541,216$997,328$4,001,726
84$5,644,688$1,551,273$965,277$4,304,664
85$6,152,923$1,559,762$930,089$4,636,206
86$6,710,870$1,566,539$891,596$4,999,242
87$7,323,533$1,571,454$849,620$5,396,960
88$7,996,426$1,574,348$803,974$5,832,872
89$8,735,619$1,575,048$754,465$6,310,853
90$9,547,801$1,573,375$700,889$6,835,172
91$10,440,343$1,569,136$643,034$7,410,538
92$11,421,361$1,562,127$580,679$8,042,140
93$12,499,801$1,552,133$513,593$8,735,700
94$13,685,516$1,538,922$441,533$9,497,526
95$14,989,362$1,522,252$364,248$10,334,571
96$16,423,299$1,501,865$281,473$11,254,500
97$18,000,507$1,477,488$192,933$12,265,766
98$19,735,503$1,448,830$98,341$13,377,683
99$21,644,286$1,415,584$0$14,600,523
100$23,744,482$1,377,426$0$15,945,772