Can I retire at age 67 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%14.5%
1 years$99,095$98,212$97,351$96,510$95,690$93,911
2 years$49,057$48,143$47,258$46,399$45,567$43,782
3 years$32,380$31,462$30,579$29,728$28,909$27,173
4 years$24,043$23,128$22,254$21,418$20,618$18,945
5 years$19,042$18,133$17,270$16,451$15,674$14,067
6 years$15,709$14,807$13,956$13,156$12,402$10,864
7 years$13,329$12,435$11,598$10,816$10,086$8,618
8 years$11,546$10,659$9,836$9,073$8,367$6,968
9 years$10,159$9,280$8,472$7,729$7,047$5,715
10 years$9,050$8,180$7,386$6,662$6,004$4,740
11 years$8,143$7,282$6,502$5,798$5,164$3,965
12 years$7,388$6,536$5,771$5,086$4,475$3,339
13 years$6,750$5,907$5,156$4,490$3,902$2,829
14 years$6,204$5,369$4,632$3,986$3,421$2,407
15 years$5,730$4,905$4,182$3,554$3,012$2,056
16 years$5,316$4,500$3,792$3,183$2,662$1,762
17 years$4,952$4,144$3,451$2,860$2,360$1,514
18 years$4,628$3,830$3,150$2,577$2,098$1,304
19 years$4,339$3,549$2,884$2,329$1,870$1,125
20 years$4,078$3,298$2,646$2,109$1,671$973
21 years$3,843$3,072$2,434$1,914$1,495$842
22 years$3,630$2,868$2,244$1,740$1,340$730
23 years$3,435$2,682$2,071$1,585$1,203$633
24 years$3,257$2,513$1,916$1,446$1,081$549
25 years$3,094$2,358$1,774$1,320$973$477
26 years$2,943$2,216$1,646$1,207$876$415
27 years$2,804$2,086$1,528$1,105$790$361
28 years$2,675$1,966$1,421$1,012$713$314
29 years$2,555$1,854$1,322$928$644$274
30 years$2,443$1,751$1,231$852$582$238
31 years$2,338$1,655$1,148$782$526$208
32 years$2,241$1,566$1,071$719$476$181
33 years$2,149$1,483$1,000$661$431$158
34 years$2,063$1,406$934$608$390$138
35 years$1,982$1,333$874$560$353$120
36 years$1,906$1,266$817$516$320$105
37 years$1,834$1,202$765$475$290$91
38 years$1,766$1,142$716$438$263$80
39 years$1,702$1,086$671$404$238$70
40 years$1,641$1,034$629$373$216$61
41 years$1,583$984$590$344$196$53
42 years$1,528$937$553$317$178$46
43 years$1,476$893$519$293$162$40
44 years$1,426$851$487$270$147$35
45 years$1,378$811$458$250$133$31
46 years$1,333$774$430$231$121$27
47 years$1,290$739$404$213$110$23
48 years$1,249$705$379$197$100$21
49 years$1,209$673$357$182$91$18
50 years$1,172$643$335$168$82$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 67 starting with $1,200,000, adding $3,213 every year, while hoping to spend $32,722 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: 51/39/10 Blend
66$1,200,000$1,200,000$1,200,000$1,200,000
67$1,325,714$1,262,114$1,243,514$1,389,692
68$1,426,121$1,289,142$1,250,356$1,460,727
69$1,535,673$1,316,397$1,256,330$1,534,147
70$1,655,268$1,343,857$1,261,373$1,613,201
71$1,785,894$1,371,495$1,265,419$1,698,427
72$1,928,641$1,399,284$1,268,396$1,790,420
73$2,084,706$1,427,193$1,270,231$1,889,832
74$2,255,410$1,455,188$1,270,847$1,997,383
75$2,442,204$1,483,235$1,270,163$2,113,867
76$2,646,688$1,511,293$1,268,093$2,240,158
77$2,870,625$1,539,321$1,264,548$2,377,219
78$3,115,953$1,567,272$1,259,435$2,526,113
79$3,384,809$1,595,097$1,252,655$2,688,010
80$3,679,546$1,622,743$1,244,105$2,864,199
81$4,002,754$1,650,153$1,233,678$3,056,103
82$4,357,289$1,677,264$1,221,260$3,265,289
83$4,746,293$1,704,011$1,206,733$3,493,485
84$5,173,230$1,730,322$1,189,973$3,742,593
85$5,641,912$1,756,121$1,170,850$4,014,715
86$6,156,542$1,781,326$1,149,229$4,312,163
87$6,721,748$1,805,849$1,124,966$4,637,488
88$7,342,628$1,829,597$1,097,914$4,993,501
89$8,024,798$1,852,470$1,067,917$5,383,304
90$8,774,446$1,874,359$1,034,810$5,810,311
91$9,598,389$1,895,152$998,426$6,278,291
92$10,504,135$1,914,725$958,584$6,791,395
93$11,499,959$1,932,949$915,098$7,354,202
94$12,594,976$1,949,684$867,775$7,971,756
95$13,799,228$1,964,783$816,410$8,649,621
96$15,123,780$1,978,089$760,791$9,393,930
97$16,580,823$1,989,432$700,694$10,211,442
98$18,183,788$1,998,636$635,889$11,109,609
99$19,947,475$2,005,510$566,132$12,096,646
100$21,888,190$2,009,852$491,170$13,181,609