Can I retire at age 65 with 978,000?

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:
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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 $978,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$80,762$80,043$79,341$78,656$77,987$75,310
2 years$39,981$39,237$38,515$37,815$37,137$34,467
3 years$26,389$25,642$24,922$24,229$23,561$20,982
4 years$19,595$18,849$18,137$17,455$16,804$14,336
5 years$15,519$14,778$14,075$13,407$12,774$10,423
6 years$12,803$12,067$11,375$10,722$10,108$7,876
7 years$10,863$10,134$9,452$8,815$8,220$6,108
8 years$9,410$8,687$8,016$7,395$6,820$4,824
9 years$8,279$7,563$6,904$6,299$5,743$3,862
10 years$7,376$6,667$6,019$5,430$4,893$3,124
11 years$6,637$5,935$5,299$4,725$4,208$2,547
12 years$6,022$5,327$4,703$4,145$3,647$2,090
13 years$5,501$4,814$4,202$3,659$3,180$1,723
14 years$5,056$4,376$3,775$3,248$2,788$1,427
15 years$4,670$3,997$3,409$2,897$2,455$1,185
16 years$4,333$3,668$3,091$2,594$2,169$987
17 years$4,036$3,378$2,812$2,331$1,923$824
18 years$3,772$3,121$2,567$2,100$1,710$689
19 years$3,536$2,893$2,350$1,898$1,524$577
20 years$3,324$2,688$2,157$1,719$1,362$484
21 years$3,132$2,504$1,984$1,560$1,219$406
22 years$2,958$2,337$1,828$1,418$1,092$341
23 years$2,800$2,186$1,688$1,292$980$287
24 years$2,655$2,048$1,561$1,178$881$241
25 years$2,521$1,922$1,446$1,076$793$203
26 years$2,399$1,806$1,341$984$714$171
27 years$2,285$1,700$1,245$900$644$144
28 years$2,180$1,602$1,158$825$581$121
29 years$2,082$1,511$1,077$757$525$102
30 years$1,991$1,427$1,004$694$474$86
31 years$1,906$1,349$936$638$429$73
32 years$1,826$1,277$873$586$388$61
33 years$1,751$1,209$815$539$351$52
34 years$1,681$1,146$762$496$318$44
35 years$1,615$1,087$712$456$288$37
36 years$1,553$1,032$666$420$261$31
37 years$1,495$980$623$387$236$26
38 years$1,439$931$584$357$214$22
39 years$1,387$885$547$329$194$19
40 years$1,337$842$513$304$176$16
41 years$1,290$802$481$280$160$13
42 years$1,245$764$451$259$145$11
43 years$1,203$728$423$239$132$9
44 years$1,162$694$397$220$119$8
45 years$1,123$661$373$204$108$7
46 years$1,087$631$350$188$98$6
47 years$1,051$602$329$174$89$5
48 years$1,018$575$309$160$81$4
49 years$986$549$291$148$74$3
50 years$955$524$273$137$67$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $978,000, adding $3,694 every year, while hoping to spend $39,611 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: 41/39/20 Blend
64$978,000$978,000$978,000$978,000
65$1,081,566$1,029,732$1,014,573$1,119,402
66$1,149,740$1,038,043$1,006,416$1,155,026
67$1,223,540$1,045,434$996,657$1,189,467
68$1,303,499$1,051,818$985,203$1,225,930
69$1,390,200$1,057,101$971,951$1,264,622
70$1,484,288$1,061,187$956,799$1,305,771
71$1,586,470$1,063,970$939,637$1,349,631
72$1,697,525$1,065,339$920,349$1,396,486
73$1,818,308$1,065,176$898,816$1,446,648
74$1,949,761$1,063,355$874,912$1,500,467
75$2,092,921$1,059,744$848,506$1,558,329
76$2,248,928$1,054,200$819,460$1,620,664
77$2,419,037$1,046,575$787,631$1,687,946
78$2,604,631$1,036,709$752,868$1,760,706
79$2,807,229$1,024,433$715,015$1,839,527
80$3,028,505$1,009,569$673,907$1,925,060
81$3,270,301$991,927$629,372$2,018,025
82$3,534,647$971,307$581,231$2,119,217
83$3,823,776$947,495$529,296$2,229,523
84$4,140,146$920,268$473,373$2,349,919
85$4,486,466$889,386$413,256$2,481,490
86$4,865,718$854,598$348,732$2,625,436
87$5,281,184$815,637$279,578$2,783,086
88$5,736,482$772,220$205,561$2,955,909
89$6,235,594$724,049$126,438$3,145,533
90$6,782,905$670,809$41,955$3,353,759
91$7,383,248$612,165$0$3,582,578
92$8,041,943$547,765$0$3,844,479
93$8,764,852$477,235$0$4,141,836
94$9,558,430$400,183$0$4,468,441
95$10,429,789$316,192$0$4,827,337
96$11,386,764$224,821$0$5,221,883
97$12,437,984$125,607$0$5,655,787
98$13,592,956$18,059$0$6,133,145
99$14,862,153$0$0$6,658,476
100$16,257,114$0$0$7,278,971