Can I retire at age 66 with 1,200,000?

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 $1,200,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.8%
1 years$99,095$98,212$97,351$96,510$95,690$94,967
2 years$49,057$48,143$47,258$46,399$45,567$44,838
3 years$32,380$31,462$30,579$29,728$28,909$28,198
4 years$24,043$23,128$22,254$21,418$20,618$19,929
5 years$19,042$18,133$17,270$16,451$15,674$15,008
6 years$15,709$14,807$13,956$13,156$12,402$11,762
7 years$13,329$12,435$11,598$10,816$10,086$9,471
8 years$11,546$10,659$9,836$9,073$8,367$7,778
9 years$10,159$9,280$8,472$7,729$7,047$6,482
10 years$9,050$8,180$7,386$6,662$6,004$5,464
11 years$8,143$7,282$6,502$5,798$5,164$4,648
12 years$7,388$6,536$5,771$5,086$4,475$3,983
13 years$6,750$5,907$5,156$4,490$3,902$3,434
14 years$6,204$5,369$4,632$3,986$3,421$2,975
15 years$5,730$4,905$4,182$3,554$3,012$2,589
16 years$5,316$4,500$3,792$3,183$2,662$2,260
17 years$4,952$4,144$3,451$2,860$2,360$1,980
18 years$4,628$3,830$3,150$2,577$2,098$1,738
19 years$4,339$3,549$2,884$2,329$1,870$1,530
20 years$4,078$3,298$2,646$2,109$1,671$1,349
21 years$3,843$3,072$2,434$1,914$1,495$1,191
22 years$3,630$2,868$2,244$1,740$1,340$1,054
23 years$3,435$2,682$2,071$1,585$1,203$933
24 years$3,257$2,513$1,916$1,446$1,081$828
25 years$3,094$2,358$1,774$1,320$973$734
26 years$2,943$2,216$1,646$1,207$876$652
27 years$2,804$2,086$1,528$1,105$790$580
28 years$2,675$1,966$1,421$1,012$713$516
29 years$2,555$1,854$1,322$928$644$459
30 years$2,443$1,751$1,231$852$582$409
31 years$2,338$1,655$1,148$782$526$364
32 years$2,241$1,566$1,071$719$476$325
33 years$2,149$1,483$1,000$661$431$290
34 years$2,063$1,406$934$608$390$258
35 years$1,982$1,333$874$560$353$231
36 years$1,906$1,266$817$516$320$206
37 years$1,834$1,202$765$475$290$184
38 years$1,766$1,142$716$438$263$164
39 years$1,702$1,086$671$404$238$147
40 years$1,641$1,034$629$373$216$131
41 years$1,583$984$590$344$196$117
42 years$1,528$937$553$317$178$104
43 years$1,476$893$519$293$162$93
44 years$1,426$851$487$270$147$83
45 years$1,378$811$458$250$133$75
46 years$1,333$774$430$231$121$67
47 years$1,290$739$404$213$110$60
48 years$1,249$705$379$197$100$53
49 years$1,209$673$357$182$91$48
50 years$1,172$643$335$168$82$43

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $1,200,000, adding $4,291 every year, while hoping to spend $35,635 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: 60/11/29 Blend
65$1,200,000$1,200,000$1,200,000$1,200,000
66$1,326,826$1,263,226$1,244,626$1,395,757
67$1,424,247$1,287,209$1,248,406$1,467,302
68$1,530,411$1,311,172$1,251,118$1,541,167
69$1,646,171$1,335,078$1,252,688$1,621,031
70$1,772,468$1,358,885$1,253,041$1,707,488
71$1,910,336$1,382,547$1,252,095$1,801,193
72$2,060,915$1,406,016$1,249,765$1,902,869
73$2,225,459$1,429,241$1,245,962$2,013,312
74$2,405,347$1,452,165$1,240,593$2,133,400
75$2,602,100$1,474,729$1,233,560$2,264,102
76$2,817,391$1,496,868$1,224,761$2,406,486
77$3,053,063$1,518,512$1,214,089$2,561,732
78$3,311,145$1,539,589$1,201,430$2,731,138
79$3,593,871$1,560,018$1,186,668$2,916,137
80$3,903,702$1,579,715$1,169,678$3,118,311
81$4,243,349$1,598,591$1,150,331$3,339,401
82$4,615,796$1,616,547$1,128,493$3,581,331
83$5,024,331$1,633,481$1,104,021$3,846,219
84$5,472,575$1,649,284$1,076,767$4,136,402
85$5,964,516$1,663,837$1,046,578$4,454,459
86$6,504,548$1,677,017$1,013,289$4,803,231
87$7,097,510$1,688,689$976,733$5,185,852
88$7,748,733$1,698,712$936,731$5,605,778
89$8,464,091$1,706,935$893,098$6,066,819
90$9,250,052$1,713,199$845,640$6,573,175
91$10,113,743$1,717,332$794,156$7,129,481
92$11,063,017$1,719,154$738,432$7,740,841
93$12,106,524$1,718,471$678,249$8,412,889
94$13,253,794$1,715,080$613,374$9,151,833
95$14,515,325$1,708,764$543,567$9,964,517
96$15,902,687$1,699,292$468,575$10,858,488
97$17,428,623$1,686,420$388,135$11,842,067
98$19,107,177$1,669,889$301,971$12,924,426
99$20,953,820$1,649,424$209,798$14,115,678
100$22,985,598$1,624,734$111,315$15,426,969