Can I retire at age 64 with 1,520,000?

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 $1,520,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.2%
1 years$125,520$124,402$123,311$122,247$121,207$118,133
2 years$62,139$60,981$59,860$58,772$57,718$54,641
3 years$41,014$39,852$38,733$37,656$36,618$33,635
4 years$30,454$29,295$28,188$27,129$26,117$23,249
5 years$24,120$22,968$21,875$20,838$19,853$17,110
6 years$19,898$18,755$17,678$16,664$15,709$13,093
7 years$16,884$15,751$14,691$13,700$12,776$10,286
8 years$14,624$13,501$12,459$11,493$10,599$8,235
9 years$12,868$11,755$10,731$9,789$8,926$6,686
10 years$11,463$10,362$9,355$8,439$7,605$5,487
11 years$10,315$9,224$8,236$7,344$6,541$4,540
12 years$9,359$8,279$7,310$6,442$5,668$3,782
13 years$8,550$7,482$6,531$5,687$4,943$3,168
14 years$7,858$6,801$5,868$5,048$4,333$2,664
15 years$7,258$6,213$5,298$4,502$3,815$2,249
16 years$6,734$5,700$4,803$4,031$3,372$1,905
17 years$6,272$5,250$4,371$3,622$2,989$1,617
18 years$5,862$4,851$3,990$3,264$2,658$1,375
19 years$5,495$4,496$3,653$2,950$2,369$1,172
20 years$5,166$4,178$3,352$2,671$2,116$1,000
21 years$4,868$3,891$3,083$2,424$1,894$854
22 years$4,598$3,632$2,842$2,204$1,698$731
23 years$4,352$3,397$2,624$2,008$1,524$625
24 years$4,126$3,183$2,427$1,831$1,370$536
25 years$3,919$2,987$2,248$1,672$1,232$459
26 years$3,728$2,807$2,084$1,529$1,110$394
27 years$3,551$2,642$1,936$1,399$1,001$338
28 years$3,388$2,490$1,799$1,282$903$290
29 years$3,236$2,349$1,675$1,176$815$249
30 years$3,094$2,218$1,560$1,079$737$214
31 years$2,962$2,097$1,454$991$666$184
32 years$2,838$1,984$1,357$911$603$158
33 years$2,722$1,879$1,267$838$545$136
34 years$2,613$1,781$1,184$771$494$117
35 years$2,511$1,689$1,107$709$447$100
36 years$2,414$1,603$1,035$653$405$86
37 years$2,323$1,523$969$602$367$74
38 years$2,237$1,447$907$555$333$64
39 years$2,155$1,376$850$512$302$55
40 years$2,078$1,309$797$472$274$47
41 years$2,005$1,246$747$435$248$41
42 years$1,935$1,187$701$402$225$35
43 years$1,869$1,131$658$371$205$30
44 years$1,806$1,078$617$342$186$26
45 years$1,746$1,028$580$316$169$22
46 years$1,689$981$544$292$153$19
47 years$1,634$936$511$270$139$17
48 years$1,582$893$481$249$126$14
49 years$1,532$853$452$231$115$12
50 years$1,484$815$425$213$104$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $1,520,000, adding $3,883 every year, while hoping to spend $48,071 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: 68/13/19 Blend
63$1,520,000$1,520,000$1,520,000$1,520,000
64$1,679,045$1,598,485$1,574,925$1,785,126
65$1,799,161$1,625,664$1,576,538$1,883,687
66$1,929,917$1,652,563$1,576,594$1,985,482
67$2,072,348$1,679,119$1,574,990$2,095,657
68$2,227,593$1,705,261$1,571,617$2,215,035
69$2,396,905$1,730,916$1,566,364$2,344,522
70$2,581,663$1,756,004$1,559,110$2,485,119
71$2,783,384$1,780,441$1,549,733$2,637,927
72$3,003,741$1,804,134$1,538,100$2,804,159
73$3,244,572$1,826,986$1,524,076$2,985,155
74$3,507,903$1,848,893$1,507,517$3,182,390
75$3,795,964$1,869,743$1,488,274$3,397,491
76$4,111,211$1,889,419$1,466,189$3,632,251
77$4,456,346$1,907,792$1,441,098$3,888,646
78$4,834,347$1,924,728$1,412,829$4,168,856
79$5,248,494$1,940,082$1,381,202$4,475,282
80$5,702,396$1,953,702$1,346,028$4,810,572
81$6,200,030$1,965,424$1,307,110$5,177,647
82$6,745,777$1,975,074$1,264,242$5,579,724
83$7,344,461$1,982,467$1,217,209$6,020,350
84$8,001,395$1,987,406$1,165,784$6,503,436
85$8,722,431$1,989,684$1,109,732$7,033,295
86$9,514,018$1,989,077$1,048,807$7,614,677
87$10,383,256$1,985,350$982,750$8,252,824
88$11,337,969$1,978,253$911,293$8,953,510
89$12,386,775$1,967,520$834,154$9,723,102
90$13,539,167$1,952,870$751,039$10,568,618
91$14,805,605$1,934,003$661,642$11,497,796
92$16,197,611$1,910,604$565,642$12,519,164
93$17,727,880$1,882,336$462,703$13,642,123
94$19,410,397$1,848,843$352,476$14,877,037
95$21,260,569$1,809,749$234,597$16,235,329
96$23,295,375$1,764,653$108,683$17,729,591
97$25,533,516$1,713,135$0$19,373,705
98$27,995,602$1,654,745$0$21,188,177
99$30,704,336$1,589,011$0$23,208,518
100$33,684,737$1,515,431$0$25,431,349