Can I retire at age 60 with 936,000?

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 $936,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.2%
1 years$77,294$76,606$75,934$75,278$74,638$73,341
2 years$38,264$37,552$36,861$36,191$35,542$34,240
3 years$25,256$24,540$23,852$23,188$22,549$21,282
4 years$18,753$18,040$17,358$16,706$16,082$14,860
5 years$14,853$14,143$13,470$12,832$12,226$11,051
6 years$12,253$11,549$10,886$10,262$9,674$8,549
7 years$10,397$9,699$9,046$8,437$7,867$6,793
8 years$9,006$8,314$7,672$7,077$6,527$5,502
9 years$7,924$7,239$6,608$6,028$5,496$4,521
10 years$7,059$6,381$5,761$5,196$4,683$3,756
11 years$6,352$5,680$5,072$4,522$4,028$3,148
12 years$5,763$5,098$4,501$3,967$3,490$2,657
13 years$5,265$4,607$4,021$3,502$3,044$2,255
14 years$4,839$4,188$3,613$3,109$2,668$1,923
15 years$4,470$3,826$3,262$2,772$2,349$1,646
16 years$4,147$3,510$2,958$2,482$2,076$1,413
17 years$3,862$3,233$2,691$2,230$1,841$1,217
18 years$3,610$2,987$2,457$2,010$1,637$1,050
19 years$3,384$2,768$2,249$1,816$1,459$908
20 years$3,181$2,573$2,064$1,645$1,303$787
21 years$2,998$2,396$1,899$1,493$1,166$683
22 years$2,831$2,237$1,750$1,357$1,045$593
23 years$2,680$2,092$1,616$1,236$938$516
24 years$2,541$1,960$1,494$1,128$843$449
25 years$2,413$1,839$1,384$1,030$759$391
26 years$2,296$1,729$1,284$942$684$341
27 years$2,187$1,627$1,192$862$616$297
28 years$2,086$1,533$1,108$790$556$259
29 years$1,993$1,446$1,031$724$502$226
30 years$1,905$1,366$960$665$454$198
31 years$1,824$1,291$895$610$410$173
32 years$1,748$1,222$835$561$371$151
33 years$1,676$1,157$780$516$336$132
34 years$1,609$1,097$729$475$304$115
35 years$1,546$1,040$681$437$275$101
36 years$1,487$987$637$402$250$88
37 years$1,430$938$597$371$226$77
38 years$1,377$891$559$342$205$67
39 years$1,327$847$523$315$186$59
40 years$1,280$806$491$291$169$52
41 years$1,235$767$460$268$153$45
42 years$1,192$731$432$247$139$40
43 years$1,151$696$405$228$126$35
44 years$1,112$664$380$211$114$30
45 years$1,075$633$357$195$104$27
46 years$1,040$604$335$180$94$23
47 years$1,006$576$315$166$86$20
48 years$974$550$296$154$78$18
49 years$943$525$278$142$71$16
50 years$914$502$262$131$64$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $936,000, adding $4,607 every year, while hoping to spend $26,818 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: 53/31/16 Blend
59$936,000$936,000$936,000$936,000
60$1,036,224$986,616$972,108$1,086,448
61$1,113,385$1,006,426$976,140$1,141,107
62$1,197,517$1,026,308$979,407$1,197,318
63$1,289,304$1,046,237$981,857$1,257,882
64$1,389,496$1,066,186$983,433$1,323,219
65$1,498,922$1,086,126$984,075$1,393,795
66$1,618,492$1,106,026$983,721$1,470,119
67$1,749,208$1,125,851$982,306$1,552,756
68$1,892,174$1,145,565$979,760$1,642,328
69$2,048,606$1,165,129$976,013$1,739,519
70$2,219,843$1,184,499$970,988$1,845,085
71$2,407,357$1,203,629$964,606$1,959,860
72$2,612,772$1,222,472$956,785$2,084,760
73$2,837,876$1,240,973$947,438$2,220,799
74$3,084,635$1,259,077$936,474$2,369,093
75$3,355,219$1,276,723$923,797$2,530,873
76$3,652,015$1,293,847$909,308$2,707,495
77$3,977,653$1,310,377$892,902$2,900,457
78$4,335,030$1,326,242$874,470$3,111,408
79$4,727,336$1,341,361$853,898$3,342,166
80$5,158,087$1,355,650$831,066$3,594,739
81$5,631,154$1,369,019$805,849$3,871,337
82$6,150,803$1,381,372$778,116$4,174,399
83$6,721,731$1,392,606$747,730$4,506,613
84$7,349,117$1,402,613$714,547$4,870,943
85$8,038,661$1,411,275$678,419$5,270,658
86$8,796,646$1,418,470$639,188$5,709,360
87$9,629,995$1,424,065$596,691$6,191,024
88$10,546,332$1,427,922$550,758$6,720,028
89$11,554,058$1,429,891$501,209$7,301,203
90$12,662,431$1,429,814$447,859$7,939,872
91$13,881,649$1,427,525$390,511$8,641,906
92$15,222,947$1,422,844$328,964$9,413,775
93$16,698,708$1,415,583$263,004$10,262,614
94$18,322,570$1,405,541$192,409$11,196,290
95$20,109,566$1,392,506$116,948$12,223,472
96$22,076,255$1,376,252$36,379$13,353,720
97$24,240,885$1,356,541$0$14,597,573
98$26,623,562$1,333,118$0$15,975,117
99$29,246,441$1,305,716$0$17,497,867
100$32,133,932$1,274,051$0$19,173,773