Can I retire at age 60 with 1,030,000?

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:
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 $1,030,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.7%
1 years$85,056$84,299$83,560$82,838$82,134$81,208
2 years$42,107$41,323$40,563$39,826$39,111$38,180
3 years$27,793$27,005$26,247$25,517$24,814$23,905
4 years$20,637$19,852$19,101$18,384$17,697$16,818
5 years$16,344$15,564$14,823$14,120$13,453$12,606
6 years$13,484$12,709$11,979$11,292$10,645$9,832
7 years$11,441$10,673$9,955$9,284$8,657$7,877
8 years$9,910$9,149$8,443$7,788$7,182$6,436
9 years$8,720$7,966$7,272$6,634$6,048$5,335
10 years$7,768$7,021$6,339$5,718$5,154$4,473
11 years$6,990$6,251$5,581$4,977$4,432$3,784
12 years$6,342$5,610$4,953$4,365$3,841$3,225
13 years$5,794$5,070$4,425$3,854$3,349$2,764
14 years$5,325$4,609$3,976$3,421$2,936$2,380
15 years$4,918$4,210$3,590$3,051$2,585$2,059
16 years$4,563$3,863$3,255$2,732$2,285$1,786
17 years$4,250$3,557$2,962$2,454$2,026$1,555
18 years$3,972$3,287$2,704$2,212$1,801$1,357
19 years$3,724$3,046$2,475$1,999$1,605$1,186
20 years$3,501$2,831$2,272$1,810$1,434$1,039
21 years$3,299$2,637$2,089$1,643$1,283$912
22 years$3,116$2,461$1,926$1,494$1,150$801
23 years$2,949$2,302$1,778$1,360$1,033$704
24 years$2,796$2,157$1,644$1,241$928$620
25 years$2,655$2,024$1,523$1,133$835$547
26 years$2,526$1,902$1,413$1,036$752$482
27 years$2,407$1,790$1,312$948$678$426
28 years$2,296$1,687$1,219$869$612$376
29 years$2,193$1,592$1,135$797$553$332
30 years$2,097$1,503$1,057$731$499$294
31 years$2,007$1,421$985$672$451$260
32 years$1,923$1,344$919$617$408$230
33 years$1,845$1,273$858$568$370$203
34 years$1,771$1,207$802$522$335$180
35 years$1,701$1,145$750$481$303$159
36 years$1,636$1,086$701$443$275$141
37 years$1,574$1,032$657$408$249$125
38 years$1,516$981$615$376$226$111
39 years$1,461$932$576$347$205$98
40 years$1,408$887$540$320$186$87
41 years$1,359$844$506$295$168$77
42 years$1,311$804$475$272$153$68
43 years$1,266$766$446$251$139$61
44 years$1,224$730$418$232$126$54
45 years$1,183$697$393$214$114$48
46 years$1,144$664$369$198$104$42
47 years$1,107$634$347$183$94$38
48 years$1,072$605$326$169$86$33
49 years$1,038$578$306$156$78$30
50 years$1,006$552$288$144$71$26

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $1,030,000, adding $3,526 every year, while hoping to spend $35,895 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: 55/31/14 Blend
59$1,030,000$1,030,000$1,030,000$1,030,000
60$1,138,697$1,084,107$1,068,142$1,196,978
61$1,216,652$1,099,036$1,065,733$1,251,911
62$1,301,356$1,113,494$1,062,040$1,307,509
63$1,393,458$1,127,419$1,056,982$1,367,223
64$1,493,675$1,140,747$1,050,475$1,431,454
65$1,602,793$1,153,407$1,042,430$1,500,644
66$1,721,680$1,165,326$1,032,753$1,575,280
67$1,851,288$1,176,423$1,021,347$1,655,901
68$1,992,667$1,186,616$1,008,110$1,743,100
69$2,146,972$1,195,813$992,934$1,837,533
70$2,315,474$1,203,919$975,709$1,939,923
71$2,499,573$1,210,832$956,316$2,051,068
72$2,700,810$1,216,443$934,632$2,171,849
73$2,920,881$1,220,637$910,531$2,303,239
74$3,161,653$1,223,290$883,876$2,446,311
75$3,425,184$1,224,274$854,528$2,602,247
76$3,713,737$1,223,448$822,340$2,772,354
77$4,029,808$1,220,666$787,157$2,958,075
78$4,376,142$1,215,772$748,820$3,161,000
79$4,755,763$1,208,600$707,161$3,382,883
80$5,172,004$1,198,974$662,003$3,625,662
81$5,628,532$1,186,708$613,164$3,891,473
82$6,129,389$1,171,603$560,452$4,182,674
83$6,679,026$1,153,451$503,667$4,501,865
84$7,282,346$1,132,029$442,599$4,851,916
85$7,944,749$1,107,103$377,030$5,235,992
86$8,672,185$1,078,423$306,732$5,657,586
87$9,471,207$1,045,725$231,467$6,120,548
88$10,349,035$1,008,730$150,986$6,629,129
89$11,313,622$967,143$65,029$7,188,016
90$12,373,730$920,652$0$7,802,378
91$13,539,012$868,925$0$8,481,907
92$14,820,102$811,613$0$9,239,529
93$16,228,717$748,346$0$10,072,500
94$17,777,764$678,734$0$10,988,518
95$19,481,467$602,363$0$11,996,067
96$21,355,494$518,796$0$13,104,502
97$23,417,110$427,572$0$14,324,138
98$25,685,336$328,204$0$15,666,344
99$28,181,132$220,177$0$17,143,656
100$30,927,589$102,948$0$18,769,893