Can I retire at age 60 with 821,000?

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 $821,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.4%
1 years$67,797$67,194$66,604$66,029$65,468$63,756
2 years$33,563$32,938$32,332$31,745$31,175$29,462
3 years$22,153$21,525$20,921$20,339$19,779$18,118
4 years$16,449$15,823$15,225$14,653$14,106$12,511
5 years$13,028$12,406$11,815$11,255$10,723$9,198
6 years$10,748$10,130$9,549$9,001$8,485$7,030
7 years$9,120$8,507$7,935$7,400$6,901$5,517
8 years$7,899$7,292$6,729$6,208$5,725$4,412
9 years$6,950$6,349$5,796$5,288$4,821$3,578
10 years$6,192$5,597$5,053$4,558$4,108$2,932
11 years$5,571$4,982$4,449$3,967$3,533$2,423
12 years$5,055$4,472$3,948$3,479$3,061$2,016
13 years$4,618$4,041$3,527$3,072$2,670$1,686
14 years$4,244$3,673$3,169$2,727$2,340$1,416
15 years$3,920$3,356$2,862$2,432$2,061$1,194
16 years$3,637$3,079$2,594$2,177$1,821$1,010
17 years$3,388$2,835$2,361$1,956$1,615$856
18 years$3,166$2,620$2,155$1,763$1,436$727
19 years$2,968$2,428$1,973$1,593$1,280$618
20 years$2,790$2,256$1,811$1,443$1,143$527
21 years$2,630$2,102$1,665$1,310$1,023$449
22 years$2,484$1,962$1,535$1,191$917$384
23 years$2,350$1,835$1,417$1,084$823$328
24 years$2,229$1,719$1,311$989$740$281
25 years$2,117$1,613$1,214$903$666$240
26 years$2,014$1,516$1,126$826$600$206
27 years$1,918$1,427$1,045$756$541$176
28 years$1,830$1,345$972$693$488$151
29 years$1,748$1,269$904$635$440$129
30 years$1,671$1,198$842$583$398$111
31 years$1,600$1,133$785$535$360$95
32 years$1,533$1,072$733$492$325$82
33 years$1,470$1,015$684$452$295$70
34 years$1,411$962$639$416$267$60
35 years$1,356$912$598$383$242$52
36 years$1,304$866$559$353$219$44
37 years$1,255$822$523$325$198$38
38 years$1,208$782$490$300$180$33
39 years$1,164$743$459$276$163$28
40 years$1,122$707$430$255$148$24
41 years$1,083$673$404$235$134$21
42 years$1,045$641$379$217$122$18
43 years$1,009$611$355$200$111$15
44 years$975$582$333$185$100$13
45 years$943$555$313$171$91$11
46 years$912$530$294$158$83$10
47 years$883$505$276$146$75$8
48 years$854$482$260$135$68$7
49 years$827$461$244$125$62$6
50 years$802$440$229$115$56$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $821,000, adding $4,285 every year, while hoping to spend $47,228 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: 64/13/23 Blend
59$821,000$821,000$821,000$821,000
60$909,162$865,649$852,923$961,656
61$951,646$857,816$831,246$989,736
62$996,881$848,015$807,260$1,014,727
63$1,045,097$836,102$780,837$1,040,957
64$1,096,547$821,921$751,845$1,068,552
65$1,151,508$805,308$720,145$1,097,651
66$1,210,282$786,089$685,590$1,128,411
67$1,273,203$764,080$648,030$1,161,006
68$1,340,636$739,086$607,305$1,195,627
69$1,412,980$710,900$563,249$1,232,489
70$1,490,674$679,304$515,688$1,271,833
71$1,574,201$644,068$464,442$1,313,922
72$1,664,089$604,947$409,320$1,359,051
73$1,760,919$561,683$350,125$1,407,550
74$1,865,329$514,002$286,651$1,459,780
75$1,978,020$461,615$218,681$1,516,146
76$2,099,763$404,218$145,991$1,577,096
77$2,231,402$341,489$68,345$1,643,128
78$2,373,869$273,085$0$1,714,792
79$2,528,185$198,648$0$1,796,262
80$2,695,476$117,798$0$1,902,785
81$2,876,976$30,132$0$2,018,387
82$3,074,047$0$0$2,143,969
83$3,288,182$0$0$2,289,789
84$3,521,028$0$0$2,453,088
85$3,774,394$0$0$2,630,829
86$4,050,271$0$0$2,824,418
87$4,350,851$0$0$3,035,398
88$4,678,544$0$0$3,265,469
89$5,036,005$0$0$3,516,501
90$5,426,156$0$0$3,790,554
91$5,852,210$0$0$4,089,895
92$6,317,709$0$0$4,417,019
93$6,826,548$0$0$4,774,674
94$7,383,019$0$0$5,165,883
95$7,991,845$0$0$5,593,977
96$8,658,227$0$0$6,062,624
97$9,387,894$0$0$6,575,862
98$10,187,152$0$0$7,138,138
99$11,062,948$0$0$7,754,350
100$12,022,932$0$0$8,429,891