Can I retire at age 60 with 966,000?

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 $966,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$79,771$79,061$78,368$77,691$77,030$76,641
2 years$39,491$38,755$38,043$37,351$36,681$36,288
3 years$26,066$25,327$24,616$23,931$23,272$22,888
4 years$19,354$18,618$17,914$17,241$16,598$16,225
5 years$15,329$14,597$13,902$13,243$12,617$12,257
6 years$12,646$11,919$11,235$10,590$9,984$9,637
7 years$10,730$10,010$9,336$8,707$8,119$7,786
8 years$9,294$8,580$7,918$7,304$6,736$6,416
9 years$8,178$7,471$6,820$6,221$5,673$5,365
10 years$7,285$6,585$5,946$5,363$4,833$4,539
11 years$6,555$5,862$5,234$4,667$4,157$3,876
12 years$5,948$5,262$4,645$4,094$3,602$3,334
13 years$5,434$4,755$4,150$3,614$3,141$2,885
14 years$4,994$4,322$3,729$3,208$2,754$2,510
15 years$4,613$3,948$3,367$2,861$2,424$2,192
16 years$4,280$3,623$3,053$2,562$2,143$1,922
17 years$3,986$3,336$2,778$2,302$1,900$1,690
18 years$3,725$3,083$2,536$2,075$1,689$1,490
19 years$3,493$2,857$2,321$1,874$1,506$1,317
20 years$3,283$2,655$2,130$1,698$1,345$1,167
21 years$3,094$2,473$1,960$1,541$1,204$1,035
22 years$2,922$2,308$1,806$1,401$1,079$920
23 years$2,766$2,159$1,668$1,276$968$818
24 years$2,622$2,023$1,542$1,164$870$729
25 years$2,490$1,898$1,428$1,063$783$650
26 years$2,369$1,784$1,325$972$706$580
27 years$2,257$1,679$1,230$889$636$518
28 years$2,153$1,582$1,144$815$574$463
29 years$2,056$1,493$1,064$747$518$414
30 years$1,966$1,410$991$686$468$371
31 years$1,882$1,333$924$630$423$332
32 years$1,804$1,261$862$579$383$297
33 years$1,730$1,194$805$532$347$266
34 years$1,661$1,132$752$490$314$239
35 years$1,596$1,073$703$451$284$214
36 years$1,534$1,019$658$415$258$192
37 years$1,476$968$616$383$233$172
38 years$1,422$920$577$353$212$155
39 years$1,370$874$540$325$192$139
40 years$1,321$832$506$300$174$125
41 years$1,274$792$475$277$158$112
42 years$1,230$754$445$255$143$101
43 years$1,188$719$418$236$130$90
44 years$1,148$685$392$218$118$81
45 years$1,110$653$368$201$107$73
46 years$1,073$623$346$186$97$65
47 years$1,038$595$325$172$88$59
48 years$1,005$568$305$159$80$53
49 years$974$542$287$146$73$48
50 years$943$518$270$135$66$43

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $966,000, adding $2,552 every year, while hoping to spend $41,065 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: 48/39/13 Blend
59$966,000$966,000$966,000$966,000
60$1,067,164$1,015,966$1,000,993$1,114,427
61$1,132,322$1,022,056$990,834$1,153,374
62$1,202,750$1,027,067$978,958$1,191,182
63$1,278,942$1,030,905$965,264$1,231,317
64$1,361,440$1,033,466$949,647$1,274,012
65$1,450,844$1,034,642$931,996$1,319,521
66$1,547,808$1,034,318$912,196$1,368,132
67$1,653,055$1,032,370$890,126$1,420,158
68$1,767,380$1,028,669$865,658$1,475,949
69$1,891,656$1,023,077$838,661$1,535,895
70$2,026,844$1,015,447$808,995$1,600,425
71$2,174,002$1,005,624$776,516$1,670,015
72$2,334,293$993,442$741,072$1,745,192
73$2,508,998$978,728$702,505$1,826,543
74$2,699,525$961,296$660,649$1,914,714
75$2,907,427$940,950$615,332$2,010,423
76$3,134,411$917,482$566,371$2,114,463
77$3,382,355$890,673$513,578$2,227,713
78$3,653,328$860,289$456,757$2,351,146
79$3,949,610$826,085$395,700$2,485,840
80$4,273,706$787,800$330,192$2,632,984
81$4,628,379$745,157$260,009$2,793,896
82$5,016,670$697,866$184,915$2,970,036
83$5,441,927$645,618$104,666$3,163,013
84$5,907,837$588,086$19,006$3,374,613
85$6,418,461$524,927$0$3,606,805
86$6,978,271$455,776$0$3,871,813
87$7,592,193$380,248$0$4,165,469
88$8,265,653$297,936$0$4,487,837
89$9,004,627$208,411$0$4,841,902
90$9,815,695$111,220$0$5,230,960
91$10,706,109$5,883$0$5,658,650
92$11,683,856$0$0$6,128,989
93$12,757,733$0$0$6,692,806
94$13,937,433$0$0$7,315,071
95$15,233,632$0$0$7,998,904
96$16,658,092$0$0$8,750,526
97$18,223,773$0$0$9,576,789
98$19,944,949$0$0$10,485,242
99$21,837,349$0$0$11,484,204
100$23,918,302$0$0$12,582,838