Can I retire at age 67 with 980,000?

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 $980,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16%
1 years$80,927$80,207$79,503$78,817$78,147$76,226
2 years$40,063$39,317$38,594$37,893$37,213$35,290
3 years$26,443$25,694$24,973$24,278$23,609$21,744
4 years$19,635$18,888$18,174$17,491$16,838$15,045
5 years$15,551$14,808$14,104$13,435$12,800$11,084
6 years$12,829$12,092$11,398$10,744$10,128$8,491
7 years$10,886$10,155$9,472$8,833$8,237$6,678
8 years$9,429$8,705$8,033$7,410$6,833$5,353
9 years$8,296$7,579$6,919$6,312$5,755$4,351
10 years$7,391$6,680$6,032$5,441$4,903$3,575
11 years$6,650$5,947$5,310$4,735$4,217$2,962
12 years$6,034$5,338$4,713$4,153$3,654$2,471
13 years$5,513$4,824$4,211$3,667$3,187$2,072
14 years$5,066$4,385$3,783$3,255$2,793$1,745
15 years$4,680$4,006$3,416$2,903$2,460$1,476
16 years$4,342$3,675$3,097$2,599$2,174$1,251
17 years$4,044$3,385$2,818$2,335$1,927$1,064
18 years$3,779$3,128$2,572$2,105$1,714$906
19 years$3,543$2,899$2,355$1,902$1,528$773
20 years$3,331$2,693$2,161$1,722$1,364$661
21 years$3,139$2,509$1,988$1,563$1,221$565
22 years$2,964$2,342$1,832$1,421$1,094$484
23 years$2,806$2,190$1,692$1,294$982$415
24 years$2,660$2,052$1,565$1,181$883$356
25 years$2,527$1,926$1,449$1,078$795$306
26 years$2,403$1,810$1,344$986$716$263
27 years$2,290$1,703$1,248$902$645$226
28 years$2,184$1,605$1,160$827$582$194
29 years$2,086$1,514$1,080$758$526$167
30 years$1,995$1,430$1,006$696$475$144
31 years$1,910$1,352$938$639$430$124
32 years$1,830$1,279$875$587$389$106
33 years$1,755$1,211$817$540$352$92
34 years$1,685$1,148$763$497$318$79
35 years$1,619$1,089$713$457$288$68
36 years$1,556$1,034$667$421$261$59
37 years$1,498$982$625$388$237$50
38 years$1,442$933$585$358$215$43
39 years$1,390$887$548$330$195$37
40 years$1,340$844$514$304$177$32
41 years$1,293$803$482$281$160$28
42 years$1,248$765$452$259$145$24
43 years$1,205$729$424$239$132$21
44 years$1,164$695$398$221$120$18
45 years$1,126$663$374$204$109$15
46 years$1,089$632$351$188$99$13
47 years$1,054$603$330$174$90$11
48 years$1,020$576$310$161$81$10
49 years$988$550$291$149$74$8
50 years$957$525$274$137$67$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 67 starting with $980,000, adding $3,246 every year, while hoping to spend $34,883 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: 54/40/6 Blend
66$980,000$980,000$980,000$980,000
67$1,083,308$1,031,368$1,016,178$1,140,174
68$1,156,690$1,044,790$1,013,105$1,192,386
69$1,236,389$1,057,700$1,008,760$1,245,050
70$1,323,010$1,070,037$1,003,063$1,301,513
71$1,417,223$1,081,735$995,931$1,362,138
72$1,519,762$1,092,723$987,277$1,427,330
73$1,631,437$1,102,925$977,010$1,497,531
74$1,753,137$1,112,262$965,034$1,573,232
75$1,885,842$1,120,649$951,248$1,654,975
76$2,030,631$1,127,993$935,548$1,743,355
77$2,188,690$1,134,200$917,823$1,839,033
78$2,361,326$1,139,164$897,959$1,942,735
79$2,549,976$1,142,778$875,836$2,055,264
80$2,756,224$1,144,925$851,327$2,177,504
81$2,981,813$1,145,480$824,300$2,310,435
82$3,228,662$1,144,313$794,619$2,455,134
83$3,498,885$1,141,284$762,138$2,612,792
84$3,794,809$1,136,245$726,707$2,784,721
85$4,118,997$1,129,038$688,170$2,972,373
86$4,474,271$1,119,498$646,360$3,177,346
87$4,863,741$1,107,447$601,107$3,401,405
88$5,290,828$1,092,698$552,230$3,646,499
89$5,759,305$1,075,052$499,542$3,914,775
90$6,273,324$1,054,299$442,846$4,208,606
91$6,837,459$1,030,217$381,938$4,530,607
92$7,456,751$1,002,568$316,604$4,883,665
93$8,136,749$971,103$246,619$5,270,965
94$8,883,569$935,558$171,752$5,696,020
95$9,703,945$895,653$91,758$6,162,706
96$10,605,299$851,092$6,384$6,675,298
97$11,595,805$801,561$0$7,238,515
98$12,684,468$746,728$0$7,862,982
99$13,881,211$686,245$0$8,549,805
100$15,196,964$619,740$0$9,304,922