Can I retire at age 60 with 999,000?

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:
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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 $999,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.2%
1 years$82,496$81,762$81,045$80,345$79,662$76,713
2 years$40,840$40,079$39,342$38,627$37,934$34,997
3 years$26,956$26,192$25,457$24,749$24,067$21,233
4 years$20,016$19,254$18,526$17,830$17,165$14,456
5 years$15,852$15,095$14,377$13,695$13,048$10,472
6 years$13,078$12,327$11,619$10,952$10,325$7,883
7 years$11,097$10,352$9,655$9,004$8,397$6,088
8 years$9,612$8,873$8,188$7,554$6,966$4,789
9 years$8,457$7,726$7,053$6,434$5,866$3,817
10 years$7,534$6,810$6,149$5,546$4,998$3,074
11 years$6,779$6,063$5,413$4,827$4,299$2,495
12 years$6,151$5,441$4,804$4,234$3,725$2,038
13 years$5,620$4,917$4,292$3,738$3,248$1,672
14 years$5,164$4,470$3,857$3,318$2,848$1,378
15 years$4,770$4,083$3,482$2,959$2,507$1,139
16 years$4,426$3,746$3,157$2,650$2,216$943
17 years$4,122$3,450$2,873$2,381$1,965$783
18 years$3,853$3,188$2,622$2,145$1,747$652
19 years$3,612$2,955$2,401$1,939$1,557$543
20 years$3,395$2,746$2,203$1,756$1,391$453
21 years$3,200$2,558$2,026$1,593$1,245$378
22 years$3,022$2,387$1,868$1,449$1,116$316
23 years$2,860$2,233$1,725$1,319$1,001$264
24 years$2,712$2,092$1,595$1,203$900$221
25 years$2,576$1,963$1,477$1,099$810$185
26 years$2,450$1,845$1,370$1,005$730$155
27 years$2,334$1,736$1,272$920$658$130
28 years$2,227$1,636$1,183$843$594$109
29 years$2,127$1,544$1,101$773$536$91
30 years$2,034$1,458$1,025$709$484$76
31 years$1,947$1,378$956$651$438$64
32 years$1,865$1,304$892$599$396$54
33 years$1,789$1,235$833$550$358$45
34 years$1,717$1,170$778$507$325$38
35 years$1,650$1,110$727$466$294$32
36 years$1,587$1,054$680$429$266$26
37 years$1,527$1,001$637$396$241$22
38 years$1,470$951$596$365$219$19
39 years$1,417$904$559$336$198$16
40 years$1,366$860$524$310$180$13
41 years$1,318$819$491$286$163$11
42 years$1,272$780$461$264$148$9
43 years$1,228$743$432$244$134$8
44 years$1,187$708$406$225$122$6
45 years$1,147$676$381$208$111$5
46 years$1,110$644$358$192$101$5
47 years$1,074$615$336$177$91$4
48 years$1,040$587$316$164$83$3
49 years$1,007$561$297$151$75$3
50 years$975$536$279$140$68$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $999,000, adding $3,727 every year, while hoping to spend $40,605 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: 46/40/14 Blend
59$999,000$999,000$999,000$999,000
60$1,104,742$1,051,795$1,036,311$1,151,019
61$1,174,223$1,060,130$1,027,824$1,191,860
62$1,249,429$1,067,512$1,017,692$1,231,712
63$1,330,903$1,073,852$1,005,816$1,274,055
64$1,419,239$1,079,055$992,095$1,319,135
65$1,515,091$1,083,019$976,421$1,367,226
66$1,619,180$1,085,636$958,680$1,418,632
67$1,732,297$1,086,793$938,757$1,473,689
68$1,855,313$1,086,367$916,526$1,532,769
69$1,989,185$1,084,229$891,860$1,596,286
70$2,134,968$1,080,243$864,624$1,664,697
71$2,293,822$1,074,262$834,676$1,738,509
72$2,467,023$1,066,132$801,869$1,818,282
73$2,655,977$1,055,690$766,048$1,904,638
74$2,862,229$1,042,761$727,054$1,998,265
75$3,087,482$1,027,162$684,716$2,099,925
76$3,333,611$1,008,698$638,859$2,210,459
77$3,602,677$987,162$589,299$2,330,801
78$3,896,953$962,336$535,843$2,461,983
79$4,218,939$933,988$478,291$2,605,146
80$4,571,389$901,872$416,432$2,761,554
81$4,957,337$865,729$350,048$2,932,602
82$5,380,120$825,284$278,909$3,119,836
83$5,843,417$780,248$202,777$3,324,963
84$6,351,277$730,312$121,403$3,549,873
85$6,908,162$675,152$34,524$3,796,651
86$7,518,985$614,425$0$4,067,606
87$8,189,156$547,767$0$4,373,980
88$8,924,637$474,794$0$4,715,967
89$9,731,993$395,102$0$5,091,562
90$10,618,456$308,262$0$5,504,251
91$11,591,993$213,821$0$5,957,883
92$12,661,380$111,302$0$6,456,706
93$13,836,285$200$0$7,005,409
94$15,127,359$0$0$7,609,167
95$16,546,336$0$0$8,326,519
96$18,106,141$0$0$9,115,290
97$19,821,017$0$0$9,982,608
98$21,706,654$0$0$10,936,426
99$23,780,339$0$0$11,985,504
100$26,061,117$0$0$13,139,495