Can I retire at age 64 with 956,000?

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 $956,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$78,946$78,242$77,556$76,887$76,233$73,616
2 years$39,082$38,354$37,649$36,965$36,301$33,691
3 years$25,796$25,065$24,361$23,684$23,031$20,510
4 years$19,154$18,425$17,729$17,063$16,426$14,013
5 years$15,170$14,446$13,758$13,106$12,487$10,189
6 years$12,515$11,796$11,119$10,481$9,880$7,699
7 years$10,619$9,906$9,240$8,617$8,035$5,970
8 years$9,198$8,491$7,836$7,228$6,666$4,715
9 years$8,093$7,393$6,749$6,157$5,614$3,775
10 years$7,210$6,517$5,884$5,307$4,783$3,054
11 years$6,488$5,802$5,180$4,619$4,114$2,490
12 years$5,886$5,207$4,597$4,052$3,565$2,043
13 years$5,378$4,706$4,107$3,577$3,109$1,684
14 years$4,942$4,277$3,691$3,175$2,725$1,395
15 years$4,565$3,908$3,332$2,832$2,399$1,158
16 years$4,235$3,585$3,021$2,535$2,121$965
17 years$3,945$3,302$2,749$2,278$1,880$805
18 years$3,687$3,051$2,509$2,053$1,672$673
19 years$3,456$2,828$2,297$1,855$1,490$564
20 years$3,249$2,628$2,108$1,680$1,331$473
21 years$3,062$2,447$1,939$1,525$1,191$397
22 years$2,892$2,285$1,787$1,386$1,068$333
23 years$2,737$2,137$1,650$1,263$958$280
24 years$2,595$2,002$1,526$1,152$861$236
25 years$2,465$1,879$1,414$1,052$775$198
26 years$2,345$1,766$1,311$962$698$167
27 years$2,234$1,662$1,217$880$630$141
28 years$2,131$1,566$1,132$806$568$119
29 years$2,035$1,477$1,053$740$513$100
30 years$1,946$1,395$981$679$463$84
31 years$1,863$1,319$915$623$419$71
32 years$1,785$1,248$853$573$379$60
33 years$1,712$1,182$797$527$343$50
34 years$1,644$1,120$744$485$311$43
35 years$1,579$1,062$696$446$281$36
36 years$1,518$1,008$651$411$255$30
37 years$1,461$958$609$379$231$26
38 years$1,407$910$571$349$209$22
39 years$1,356$865$535$322$190$18
40 years$1,307$823$501$297$172$15
41 years$1,261$784$470$274$156$13
42 years$1,217$746$441$253$142$11
43 years$1,175$711$414$233$129$9
44 years$1,136$678$388$215$117$8
45 years$1,098$646$365$199$106$7
46 years$1,062$617$342$184$96$6
47 years$1,028$589$322$170$87$5
48 years$995$562$302$157$79$4
49 years$963$537$284$145$72$3
50 years$933$513$267$134$65$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $956,000, adding $4,033 every year, while hoping to spend $42,769 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: 45/38/17 Blend
63$956,000$956,000$956,000$956,000
64$1,057,672$1,007,004$992,186$1,099,942
65$1,120,049$1,010,841$979,918$1,133,736
66$1,187,354$1,013,433$965,806$1,165,767
67$1,260,047$1,014,674$949,743$1,199,591
68$1,338,628$1,014,450$931,616$1,235,393
69$1,423,652$1,012,641$911,309$1,273,378
70$1,515,726$1,009,122$888,699$1,313,775
71$1,615,517$1,003,756$863,657$1,356,841
72$1,723,760$996,400$836,050$1,402,857
73$1,841,263$986,903$805,738$1,452,141
74$1,968,914$975,104$772,572$1,505,041
75$2,107,691$960,831$736,401$1,561,949
76$2,258,668$943,905$697,063$1,623,297
77$2,423,028$924,133$654,391$1,689,567
78$2,602,074$901,312$608,210$1,761,291
79$2,797,237$875,228$558,337$1,839,063
80$3,010,094$845,653$504,580$1,923,540
81$3,242,380$812,346$446,739$2,015,451
82$3,496,004$775,053$384,607$2,115,607
83$3,773,070$733,503$317,964$2,224,903
84$4,075,891$687,413$246,584$2,344,335
85$4,407,016$636,480$170,229$2,475,003
86$4,769,250$580,387$88,650$2,618,129
87$5,165,683$518,795$1,589$2,775,065
88$5,599,716$451,349$0$2,947,309
89$6,075,095$377,673$0$3,153,084
90$6,595,946$297,370$0$3,379,045
91$7,166,810$210,019$0$3,626,988
92$7,792,692$115,177$0$3,899,219
93$8,479,103$12,377$0$4,198,282
94$9,232,111$0$0$4,526,991
95$10,058,403$0$0$4,929,797
96$10,965,342$0$0$5,377,716
97$11,961,039$0$0$5,869,592
98$13,054,431$0$0$6,409,856
99$14,255,359$0$0$7,003,385
100$15,574,667$0$0$7,655,556