Can I retire at age 65 with 995,000?

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 $995,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$82,166$81,434$80,720$80,023$79,343$78,942
2 years$40,676$39,919$39,185$38,473$37,782$37,378
3 years$26,848$26,087$25,355$24,650$23,971$23,575
4 years$19,935$19,177$18,452$17,759$17,096$16,712
5 years$15,789$15,035$14,319$13,640$12,996$12,625
6 years$13,025$12,277$11,572$10,908$10,283$9,926
7 years$11,052$10,310$9,617$8,968$8,363$8,020
8 years$9,573$8,838$8,156$7,523$6,938$6,608
9 years$8,423$7,695$7,024$6,408$5,843$5,527
10 years$7,504$6,783$6,124$5,524$4,978$4,676
11 years$6,752$6,038$5,392$4,808$4,282$3,992
12 years$6,126$5,420$4,785$4,217$3,710$3,434
13 years$5,597$4,898$4,275$3,723$3,235$2,972
14 years$5,144$4,452$3,841$3,305$2,836$2,585
15 years$4,751$4,067$3,468$2,947$2,497$2,258
16 years$4,408$3,731$3,144$2,639$2,207$1,980
17 years$4,106$3,436$2,861$2,371$1,957$1,741
18 years$3,837$3,175$2,612$2,137$1,740$1,535
19 years$3,597$2,943$2,391$1,931$1,551$1,357
20 years$3,382$2,735$2,194$1,749$1,385$1,202
21 years$3,187$2,547$2,018$1,587$1,240$1,066
22 years$3,010$2,378$1,860$1,443$1,111$947
23 years$2,849$2,224$1,718$1,314$997$843
24 years$2,701$2,084$1,588$1,199$897$751
25 years$2,565$1,955$1,471$1,095$807$669
26 years$2,440$1,838$1,365$1,001$727$597
27 years$2,325$1,730$1,267$916$655$534
28 years$2,218$1,630$1,178$839$591$477
29 years$2,118$1,537$1,096$770$534$427
30 years$2,025$1,452$1,021$706$482$382
31 years$1,939$1,373$952$649$436$342
32 years$1,858$1,299$888$596$394$306
33 years$1,782$1,230$829$548$357$274
34 years$1,711$1,166$775$504$323$246
35 years$1,644$1,106$724$464$293$221
36 years$1,580$1,049$678$428$265$198
37 years$1,521$997$634$394$240$178
38 years$1,464$947$594$363$218$159
39 years$1,411$901$556$335$198$143
40 years$1,360$857$522$309$179$128
41 years$1,312$816$489$285$163$115
42 years$1,267$777$459$263$148$104
43 years$1,223$740$430$243$134$93
44 years$1,182$706$404$224$122$84
45 years$1,143$673$379$207$110$75
46 years$1,105$642$356$191$100$67
47 years$1,070$613$335$177$91$61
48 years$1,035$585$315$163$83$54
49 years$1,003$558$296$151$75$49
50 years$971$533$278$139$68$44

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $995,000, adding $2,580 every year, while hoping to spend $21,127 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: 24/49/27 Blend
64$995,000$995,000$995,000$995,000
65$1,099,151$1,046,416$1,030,994$1,116,112
66$1,188,786$1,075,212$1,043,053$1,159,432
67$1,286,855$1,104,710$1,054,808$1,203,852
68$1,394,197$1,134,923$1,066,227$1,251,000
69$1,511,734$1,165,864$1,077,275$1,301,117
70$1,640,483$1,197,543$1,087,915$1,354,466
71$1,781,562$1,229,973$1,098,111$1,411,339
72$1,936,205$1,263,165$1,107,821$1,472,057
73$2,105,769$1,297,131$1,117,004$1,536,973
74$2,291,748$1,331,881$1,125,614$1,606,477
75$2,495,790$1,367,427$1,133,606$1,680,994
76$2,719,708$1,403,778$1,140,929$1,760,998
77$2,965,500$1,440,945$1,147,532$1,847,008
78$3,235,366$1,478,937$1,153,360$1,939,594
79$3,531,732$1,517,764$1,158,356$2,039,387
80$3,857,267$1,557,433$1,162,460$2,147,081
81$4,214,914$1,597,953$1,165,608$2,263,441
82$4,607,914$1,639,330$1,167,734$2,389,308
83$5,039,836$1,681,573$1,168,768$2,525,611
84$5,514,615$1,724,685$1,168,637$2,673,373
85$6,036,583$1,768,672$1,167,264$2,833,722
86$6,610,516$1,813,539$1,164,569$3,007,898
87$7,241,674$1,859,287$1,160,467$3,197,273
88$7,935,851$1,905,919$1,154,869$3,403,354
89$8,699,434$1,953,435$1,147,683$3,627,806
90$9,539,457$2,001,834$1,138,811$3,872,460
91$10,463,671$2,051,114$1,128,152$4,139,338
92$11,480,619$2,101,271$1,115,597$4,430,667
93$12,599,708$2,152,300$1,101,037$4,748,901
94$13,831,310$2,204,194$1,084,352$5,096,747
95$15,186,847$2,256,942$1,065,421$5,477,188
96$16,678,908$2,310,536$1,044,116$5,893,510
97$18,321,364$2,364,959$1,020,301$6,349,339
98$20,129,498$2,420,198$993,837$6,848,670
99$22,120,152$2,476,232$964,575$7,395,905
100$24,311,882$2,533,043$932,363$7,995,900