Can I retire at age 65 with 1,260,000?

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 $1,260,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$104,050$103,123$102,219$101,336$100,474$97,610
2 years$51,510$50,550$49,621$48,719$47,845$44,982
3 years$33,999$33,035$32,108$31,215$30,355$27,582
4 years$25,245$24,284$23,366$22,489$21,649$18,988
5 years$19,994$19,039$18,133$17,273$16,457$13,916
6 years$16,495$15,547$14,654$13,814$13,022$10,602
7 years$13,996$13,056$12,178$11,357$10,591$8,292
8 years$12,123$11,192$10,328$9,527$8,786$6,607
9 years$10,667$9,744$8,895$8,115$7,399$5,338
10 years$9,502$8,589$7,755$6,995$6,304$4,359
11 years$8,551$7,646$6,827$6,088$5,422$3,589
12 years$7,758$6,863$6,059$5,340$4,699$2,974
13 years$7,088$6,202$5,414$4,714$4,097$2,477
14 years$6,514$5,638$4,864$4,185$3,592$2,072
15 years$6,017$5,150$4,392$3,732$3,162$1,740
16 years$5,582$4,725$3,982$3,342$2,795$1,465
17 years$5,199$4,352$3,623$3,003$2,478$1,236
18 years$4,859$4,021$3,307$2,706$2,203$1,045
19 years$4,555$3,727$3,028$2,445$1,964$885
20 years$4,282$3,463$2,779$2,214$1,754$751
21 years$4,036$3,226$2,556$2,010$1,570$637
22 years$3,811$3,011$2,356$1,827$1,407$542
23 years$3,607$2,816$2,175$1,664$1,263$461
24 years$3,420$2,639$2,012$1,518$1,135$392
25 years$3,248$2,476$1,863$1,386$1,022$334
26 years$3,090$2,327$1,728$1,267$920$285
27 years$2,944$2,190$1,605$1,160$830$243
28 years$2,808$2,064$1,492$1,063$749$207
29 years$2,682$1,947$1,388$975$676$177
30 years$2,565$1,839$1,293$895$611$151
31 years$2,455$1,738$1,205$822$552$129
32 years$2,353$1,645$1,125$755$500$110
33 years$2,256$1,558$1,050$694$452$94
34 years$2,166$1,476$981$639$409$80
35 years$2,081$1,400$917$588$371$68
36 years$2,001$1,329$858$542$336$58
37 years$1,926$1,262$803$499$304$50
38 years$1,854$1,200$752$460$276$43
39 years$1,787$1,141$705$424$250$36
40 years$1,723$1,085$660$391$227$31
41 years$1,662$1,033$619$361$206$27
42 years$1,604$984$581$333$187$23
43 years$1,549$937$545$307$170$19
44 years$1,497$894$512$284$154$17
45 years$1,447$852$480$262$140$14
46 years$1,400$813$451$242$127$12
47 years$1,355$776$424$224$115$10
48 years$1,311$740$398$207$105$9
49 years$1,270$707$374$191$95$8
50 years$1,230$675$352$177$86$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $1,260,000, adding $4,750 every year, while hoping to spend $54,337 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: 60/22/18 Blend
64$1,260,000$1,260,000$1,260,000$1,260,000
65$1,393,420$1,326,640$1,307,110$1,470,270
66$1,477,734$1,333,831$1,293,084$1,529,962
67$1,568,828$1,339,553$1,276,767$1,588,620
68$1,667,335$1,343,678$1,258,025$1,651,364
69$1,773,951$1,346,066$1,236,717$1,718,598
70$1,889,444$1,346,573$1,212,697$1,790,766
71$2,014,655$1,345,043$1,185,810$1,868,362
72$2,150,512$1,341,312$1,155,896$1,951,930
73$2,298,032$1,335,204$1,122,787$2,042,073
74$2,458,336$1,326,534$1,086,305$2,139,455
75$2,632,658$1,315,106$1,046,268$2,244,813
76$2,822,352$1,300,710$1,002,481$2,358,959
77$3,028,913$1,283,125$954,745$2,482,791
78$3,253,980$1,262,117$902,847$2,617,303
79$3,499,363$1,237,437$846,569$2,763,591
80$3,767,049$1,208,822$785,680$2,922,867
81$4,059,228$1,175,994$719,940$3,096,469
82$4,378,309$1,138,658$649,098$3,285,877
83$4,726,945$1,096,500$572,891$3,492,722
84$5,108,056$1,049,192$491,046$3,718,810
85$5,524,858$996,383$403,277$3,966,133
86$5,980,891$937,703$309,284$4,236,890
87$6,480,053$872,761$208,756$4,533,512
88$7,026,636$801,145$101,367$4,858,680
89$7,625,368$722,416$0$5,215,357
90$8,281,455$636,113$0$5,609,354
91$9,000,628$541,747$0$6,062,679
92$9,789,203$438,804$0$6,559,900
93$10,654,133$326,737$0$7,105,489
94$11,603,079$204,971$0$7,704,376
95$12,644,477$72,899$0$8,362,001
96$13,787,622$0$0$9,084,358
97$15,042,749$0$0$9,895,036
98$16,421,136$0$0$10,804,812
99$17,935,206$0$0$11,804,250
100$19,598,643$0$0$12,902,398