Can I retire at age 66 with 1,020,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
Confused? Try the simple retirement calculator
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $1,020,000?

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$84,231$83,480$82,748$82,034$81,336$78,264
2 years$41,698$40,922$40,169$39,439$38,732$35,672
3 years$27,523$26,743$25,992$25,269$24,573$21,622
4 years$20,436$19,659$18,916$18,205$17,526$14,706
5 years$16,186$15,413$14,679$13,983$13,323$10,642
6 years$13,353$12,586$11,863$11,182$10,542$8,002
7 years$11,330$10,569$9,858$9,194$8,573$6,173
8 years$9,814$9,060$8,361$7,712$7,112$4,850
9 years$8,635$7,888$7,201$6,569$5,990$3,861
10 years$7,692$6,953$6,278$5,663$5,103$3,106
11 years$6,922$6,190$5,527$4,928$4,389$2,517
12 years$6,280$5,556$4,905$4,323$3,804$2,053
13 years$5,738$5,021$4,382$3,816$3,317$1,682
14 years$5,273$4,564$3,938$3,388$2,907$1,384
15 years$4,871$4,169$3,555$3,021$2,560$1,142
16 years$4,519$3,825$3,223$2,705$2,262$945
17 years$4,209$3,523$2,933$2,431$2,006$784
18 years$3,934$3,255$2,677$2,190$1,784$651
19 years$3,688$3,017$2,451$1,979$1,590$541
20 years$3,467$2,803$2,249$1,793$1,420$451
21 years$3,267$2,611$2,069$1,627$1,271$376
22 years$3,085$2,438$1,907$1,479$1,139$313
23 years$2,920$2,280$1,761$1,347$1,023$262
24 years$2,769$2,136$1,628$1,229$919$219
25 years$2,630$2,005$1,508$1,122$827$183
26 years$2,502$1,884$1,399$1,026$745$153
27 years$2,383$1,773$1,299$939$672$128
28 years$2,273$1,671$1,208$860$606$107
29 years$2,171$1,576$1,124$789$547$89
30 years$2,076$1,488$1,047$724$494$75
31 years$1,988$1,407$976$665$447$63
32 years$1,905$1,331$910$611$404$52
33 years$1,827$1,261$850$562$366$44
34 years$1,754$1,195$794$517$331$37
35 years$1,685$1,133$743$476$300$31
36 years$1,620$1,076$695$438$272$26
37 years$1,559$1,022$650$404$246$22
38 years$1,501$971$609$372$223$18
39 years$1,446$923$570$343$203$15
40 years$1,395$879$535$317$184$13
41 years$1,345$836$501$292$167$11
42 years$1,299$796$470$270$151$9
43 years$1,254$759$441$249$137$7
44 years$1,212$723$414$230$125$6
45 years$1,172$690$389$212$113$5
46 years$1,133$658$365$196$103$4
47 years$1,097$628$343$181$93$4
48 years$1,061$599$323$167$85$3
49 years$1,028$572$303$155$77$3
50 years$996$547$285$143$70$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $1,020,000, adding $5,953 every year, while hoping to spend $39,419 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: 41/41/18 Blend
65$1,020,000$1,020,000$1,020,000$1,020,000
66$1,130,181$1,076,121$1,060,311$1,170,299
67$1,203,517$1,086,909$1,053,889$1,210,146
68$1,283,014$1,096,905$1,045,932$1,248,973
69$1,369,255$1,106,028$1,036,345$1,290,172
70$1,462,888$1,114,192$1,025,032$1,333,979
71$1,564,622$1,121,306$1,011,889$1,380,658
72$1,675,237$1,127,273$996,811$1,430,499
73$1,795,591$1,131,990$979,684$1,483,825
74$1,926,630$1,135,347$960,393$1,540,994
75$2,069,394$1,137,226$938,814$1,602,403
76$2,225,027$1,137,505$914,818$1,668,492
77$2,394,788$1,136,051$888,272$1,739,748
78$2,580,062$1,132,723$859,036$1,816,711
79$2,782,377$1,127,375$826,962$1,899,980
80$3,003,410$1,119,847$791,896$1,990,217
81$3,245,012$1,109,974$753,678$2,088,156
82$3,509,218$1,097,577$712,141$2,194,609
83$3,798,269$1,082,469$667,109$2,310,475
84$4,114,633$1,064,450$618,397$2,436,751
85$4,461,027$1,043,311$565,816$2,574,538
86$4,840,446$1,018,827$509,164$2,725,054
87$5,256,183$990,761$448,233$2,889,648
88$5,711,869$958,863$382,804$3,069,813
89$6,211,501$922,869$312,649$3,267,197
90$6,759,481$882,497$237,530$3,483,625
91$7,360,659$837,450$157,199$3,721,114
92$8,020,377$787,416$71,395$3,981,895
93$8,744,516$732,060$0$4,268,433
94$9,539,559$671,034$0$4,587,326
95$10,412,645$603,964$0$4,952,597
96$11,371,636$530,460$0$5,353,903
97$12,425,197$450,107$0$5,794,980
98$13,582,871$362,466$0$6,279,952
99$14,855,173$267,076$0$6,813,369
100$16,253,685$163,447$0$7,400,254