Can I retire at age 65 with 994,000?

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 $994,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.7%
1 years$82,084$81,352$80,639$79,943$79,263$77,097
2 years$40,635$39,879$39,145$38,434$37,744$35,578
3 years$26,821$26,061$25,330$24,625$23,947$21,847
4 years$19,915$19,158$18,433$17,741$17,079$15,063
5 years$15,773$15,020$14,305$13,627$12,983$11,057
6 years$13,012$12,265$11,561$10,897$10,273$8,437
7 years$11,041$10,300$9,607$8,959$8,355$6,610
8 years$9,564$8,829$8,147$7,516$6,931$5,277
9 years$8,415$7,687$7,017$6,402$5,837$4,271
10 years$7,496$6,776$6,118$5,518$4,973$3,494
11 years$6,745$6,032$5,386$4,803$4,277$2,882
12 years$6,120$5,414$4,780$4,213$3,707$2,393
13 years$5,591$4,893$4,271$3,719$3,232$1,997
14 years$5,139$4,447$3,837$3,301$2,833$1,674
15 years$4,747$4,063$3,464$2,944$2,495$1,409
16 years$4,404$3,728$3,141$2,636$2,205$1,188
17 years$4,102$3,433$2,858$2,369$1,955$1,005
18 years$3,833$3,172$2,609$2,135$1,738$852
19 years$3,594$2,940$2,389$1,929$1,549$723
20 years$3,378$2,732$2,192$1,747$1,384$615
21 years$3,184$2,545$2,016$1,585$1,238$523
22 years$3,007$2,375$1,858$1,442$1,110$446
23 years$2,846$2,222$1,716$1,313$996$380
24 years$2,698$2,082$1,587$1,197$896$324
25 years$2,563$1,953$1,470$1,094$806$277
26 years$2,438$1,836$1,363$1,000$726$236
27 years$2,322$1,728$1,266$915$655$202
28 years$2,215$1,628$1,177$839$591$173
29 years$2,116$1,536$1,095$769$533$148
30 years$2,023$1,451$1,020$706$482$126
31 years$1,937$1,371$951$648$436$108
32 years$1,856$1,297$887$596$394$93
33 years$1,780$1,229$828$548$357$79
34 years$1,709$1,165$774$504$323$68
35 years$1,642$1,105$724$464$292$58
36 years$1,579$1,048$677$427$265$50
37 years$1,519$996$634$394$240$43
38 years$1,463$946$593$363$218$36
39 years$1,409$900$556$335$197$31
40 years$1,359$856$521$309$179$27
41 years$1,311$815$489$285$162$23
42 years$1,266$776$458$263$147$20
43 years$1,222$739$430$243$134$17
44 years$1,181$705$404$224$121$14
45 years$1,142$672$379$207$110$12
46 years$1,104$641$356$191$100$11
47 years$1,069$612$334$177$91$9
48 years$1,034$584$314$163$83$8
49 years$1,002$558$295$151$75$7
50 years$970$533$278$139$68$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $994,000, adding $6,028 every year, while hoping to spend $31,662 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: 57/16/27 Blend
64$994,000$994,000$994,000$994,000
65$1,101,606$1,048,924$1,033,517$1,155,945
66$1,180,282$1,066,633$1,034,452$1,211,592
67$1,265,921$1,084,149$1,034,356$1,268,378
68$1,359,201$1,101,428$1,033,163$1,329,621
69$1,460,867$1,118,425$1,030,801$1,395,759
70$1,571,737$1,135,090$1,027,196$1,467,280
71$1,692,716$1,151,371$1,022,268$1,544,719
72$1,824,794$1,167,210$1,015,936$1,628,667
73$1,969,067$1,182,547$1,008,113$1,719,778
74$2,126,737$1,197,317$998,710$1,818,770
75$2,299,129$1,211,450$987,632$1,926,440
76$2,487,703$1,224,874$974,780$2,043,662
77$2,694,064$1,237,508$960,050$2,171,405
78$2,919,981$1,249,268$943,335$2,310,734
79$3,167,402$1,260,066$924,519$2,462,826
80$3,438,472$1,269,804$903,486$2,628,980
81$3,735,553$1,278,381$880,109$2,810,628
82$4,061,246$1,285,688$854,260$3,009,349
83$4,418,417$1,291,611$825,801$3,226,887
84$4,810,222$1,296,026$794,592$3,465,162
85$5,240,136$1,298,803$760,482$3,726,295
86$5,711,989$1,299,803$723,317$4,012,625
87$6,229,997$1,298,879$682,934$4,326,731
88$6,798,807$1,295,874$639,162$4,671,457
89$7,423,535$1,290,622$591,824$5,049,941
90$8,109,821$1,282,947$540,735$5,465,643
91$8,863,874$1,272,663$485,701$5,922,378
92$9,692,536$1,259,570$426,519$6,424,355
93$10,603,345$1,243,460$362,978$6,976,214
94$11,604,604$1,224,108$294,856$7,583,072
95$12,705,464$1,201,279$221,923$8,250,572
96$13,916,002$1,174,722$143,939$8,984,937
97$15,247,325$1,144,174$60,651$9,793,028
98$16,711,667$1,109,354$0$10,682,409
99$18,322,509$1,069,964$0$11,669,557
100$20,094,704$1,025,691$0$12,774,711