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

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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%18%
1 years$84,231$83,480$82,748$82,034$81,336$78,701
2 years$41,698$40,922$40,169$39,439$38,732$36,101
3 years$27,523$26,743$25,992$25,269$24,573$22,030
4 years$20,436$19,659$18,916$18,205$17,526$15,090
5 years$16,186$15,413$14,679$13,983$13,323$11,001
6 years$13,353$12,586$11,863$11,182$10,542$8,335
7 years$11,330$10,569$9,858$9,194$8,573$6,482
8 years$9,814$9,060$8,361$7,712$7,112$5,135
9 years$8,635$7,888$7,201$6,569$5,990$4,124
10 years$7,692$6,953$6,278$5,663$5,103$3,346
11 years$6,922$6,190$5,527$4,928$4,389$2,737
12 years$6,280$5,556$4,905$4,323$3,804$2,253
13 years$5,738$5,021$4,382$3,816$3,317$1,864
14 years$5,273$4,564$3,938$3,388$2,907$1,549
15 years$4,871$4,169$3,555$3,021$2,560$1,291
16 years$4,519$3,825$3,223$2,705$2,262$1,079
17 years$4,209$3,523$2,933$2,431$2,006$904
18 years$3,934$3,255$2,677$2,190$1,784$759
19 years$3,688$3,017$2,451$1,979$1,590$638
20 years$3,467$2,803$2,249$1,793$1,420$537
21 years$3,267$2,611$2,069$1,627$1,271$452
22 years$3,085$2,438$1,907$1,479$1,139$381
23 years$2,920$2,280$1,761$1,347$1,023$322
24 years$2,769$2,136$1,628$1,229$919$272
25 years$2,630$2,005$1,508$1,122$827$230
26 years$2,502$1,884$1,399$1,026$745$194
27 years$2,383$1,773$1,299$939$672$164
28 years$2,273$1,671$1,208$860$606$139
29 years$2,171$1,576$1,124$789$547$118
30 years$2,076$1,488$1,047$724$494$100
31 years$1,988$1,407$976$665$447$84
32 years$1,905$1,331$910$611$404$71
33 years$1,827$1,261$850$562$366$60
34 years$1,754$1,195$794$517$331$51
35 years$1,685$1,133$743$476$300$43
36 years$1,620$1,076$695$438$272$37
37 years$1,559$1,022$650$404$246$31
38 years$1,501$971$609$372$223$26
39 years$1,446$923$570$343$203$22
40 years$1,395$879$535$317$184$19
41 years$1,345$836$501$292$167$16
42 years$1,299$796$470$270$151$14
43 years$1,254$759$441$249$137$11
44 years$1,212$723$414$230$125$10
45 years$1,172$690$389$212$113$8
46 years$1,133$658$365$196$103$7
47 years$1,097$628$343$181$93$6
48 years$1,061$599$323$167$85$5
49 years$1,028$572$303$155$77$4
50 years$996$547$285$143$70$4

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 $4,861 every year, while hoping to spend $26,916 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: 65/19/16 Blend
65$1,020,000$1,020,000$1,020,000$1,020,000
66$1,129,054$1,074,994$1,059,184$1,197,739
67$1,215,579$1,099,030$1,066,028$1,268,364
68$1,310,028$1,123,342$1,072,200$1,341,957
69$1,413,180$1,147,915$1,077,647$1,421,719
70$1,525,893$1,172,732$1,082,318$1,508,251
71$1,649,113$1,197,775$1,086,154$1,602,220
72$1,783,880$1,223,024$1,089,098$1,704,356
73$1,931,341$1,248,456$1,091,088$1,815,464
74$2,092,755$1,274,048$1,092,057$1,936,435
75$2,269,513$1,299,774$1,091,937$2,068,245
76$2,463,144$1,325,603$1,090,658$2,211,973
77$2,675,333$1,351,506$1,088,143$2,368,807
78$2,907,935$1,377,448$1,084,314$2,540,057
79$3,162,993$1,403,392$1,079,088$2,727,165
80$3,442,759$1,429,298$1,072,378$2,931,720
81$3,749,711$1,455,124$1,064,093$3,155,477
82$4,086,579$1,480,823$1,054,137$3,400,364
83$4,456,371$1,506,344$1,042,412$3,668,510
84$4,862,400$1,531,635$1,028,812$3,962,261
85$5,308,316$1,556,636$1,013,228$4,284,200
86$5,798,139$1,581,286$995,546$4,637,177
87$6,336,297$1,605,517$975,645$5,024,330
88$6,927,670$1,629,258$953,400$5,449,120
89$7,577,633$1,652,432$928,680$5,915,359
90$8,292,108$1,674,957$901,346$6,427,251
91$9,077,618$1,696,745$871,256$6,989,428
92$9,941,351$1,717,701$838,259$7,606,994
93$10,891,225$1,737,726$802,198$8,285,576
94$11,935,967$1,756,711$762,908$9,031,375
95$13,085,188$1,774,542$720,218$9,851,225
96$14,349,480$1,791,097$673,948$10,752,660
97$15,740,512$1,806,246$623,910$11,743,981
98$17,271,141$1,819,850$569,909$12,834,338
99$18,955,536$1,831,761$511,739$14,033,816
100$20,809,305$1,841,821$449,187$15,353,529