Can I retire at age 65 with 950,000?

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 $950,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.8%
1 years$78,450$77,751$77,070$76,404$75,754$73,067
2 years$38,837$38,113$37,412$36,733$36,073$33,394
3 years$25,634$24,908$24,208$23,535$22,887$20,300
4 years$19,034$18,310$17,617$16,956$16,323$13,849
5 years$15,075$14,355$13,672$13,024$12,408$10,053
6 years$12,436$11,722$11,049$10,415$9,818$7,584
7 years$10,552$9,844$9,182$8,563$7,985$5,871
8 years$9,140$8,438$7,787$7,183$6,624$4,629
9 years$8,042$7,347$6,707$6,118$5,579$3,699
10 years$7,165$6,476$5,847$5,274$4,753$2,986
11 years$6,447$5,765$5,148$4,590$4,088$2,430
12 years$5,849$5,175$4,568$4,026$3,543$1,990
13 years$5,344$4,676$4,082$3,554$3,089$1,637
14 years$4,911$4,251$3,667$3,155$2,708$1,353
15 years$4,536$3,883$3,311$2,814$2,384$1,121
16 years$4,209$3,563$3,002$2,520$2,107$932
17 years$3,920$3,281$2,732$2,264$1,868$776
18 years$3,664$3,032$2,494$2,040$1,661$647
19 years$3,435$2,810$2,283$1,843$1,481$541
20 years$3,229$2,611$2,095$1,670$1,323$453
21 years$3,043$2,432$1,927$1,515$1,184$379
22 years$2,874$2,270$1,776$1,378$1,061$318
23 years$2,720$2,123$1,640$1,255$952$266
24 years$2,579$1,989$1,517$1,144$856$224
25 years$2,449$1,867$1,405$1,045$770$188
26 years$2,330$1,755$1,303$956$694$158
27 years$2,220$1,651$1,210$875$626$132
28 years$2,117$1,556$1,125$801$564$111
29 years$2,022$1,468$1,047$735$510$94
30 years$1,934$1,386$975$674$461$79
31 years$1,851$1,311$909$619$416$66
32 years$1,774$1,240$848$569$377$56
33 years$1,701$1,174$792$523$341$47
34 years$1,633$1,113$740$482$309$39
35 years$1,569$1,056$692$443$280$33
36 years$1,509$1,002$647$408$253$28
37 years$1,452$952$606$376$230$23
38 years$1,398$904$567$347$208$20
39 years$1,347$860$531$320$189$17
40 years$1,299$818$498$295$171$14
41 years$1,253$779$467$272$155$12
42 years$1,209$742$438$251$141$10
43 years$1,168$707$411$232$128$8
44 years$1,129$674$386$214$116$7
45 years$1,091$642$362$198$105$6
46 years$1,055$613$340$183$96$5
47 years$1,021$585$320$169$87$4
48 years$989$558$300$156$79$4
49 years$957$533$282$144$72$3
50 years$928$509$265$133$65$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $950,000, adding $3,574 every year, while hoping to spend $46,935 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: 69/13/18 Blend
64$950,000$950,000$950,000$950,000
65$1,050,587$1,000,237$985,512$1,118,277
66$1,107,808$999,310$968,588$1,162,951
67$1,169,293$996,764$949,524$1,205,940
68$1,235,427$992,472$928,199$1,251,808
69$1,306,632$986,295$904,486$1,300,836
70$1,383,374$978,089$878,252$1,353,333
71$1,466,163$967,700$849,358$1,409,640
72$1,555,560$954,965$817,659$1,470,134
73$1,652,180$939,712$783,004$1,535,232
74$1,756,701$921,756$745,233$1,605,394
75$1,869,867$900,905$704,181$1,681,130
76$1,992,497$876,952$659,674$1,763,001
77$2,125,489$849,681$611,531$1,851,629
78$2,269,835$818,861$559,563$1,947,698
79$2,426,621$784,248$503,571$2,051,968
80$2,597,045$745,585$443,350$2,165,275
81$2,782,424$702,599$378,683$2,288,542
82$2,984,207$655,002$309,344$2,422,791
83$3,203,988$602,489$235,099$2,569,149
84$3,443,522$544,738$155,701$2,728,860
85$3,704,738$481,408$70,895$2,903,299
86$3,989,764$412,138$0$3,093,983
87$4,300,936$336,550$0$3,306,352
88$4,640,831$254,241$0$3,553,265
89$5,012,284$164,786$0$3,823,190
90$5,418,414$67,738$0$4,118,437
91$5,862,658$0$0$4,441,555
92$6,348,799$0$0$4,800,699
93$6,881,004$0$0$5,204,532
94$7,463,859$0$0$5,646,852
95$8,102,416$0$0$6,131,500
96$8,802,240$0$0$6,662,706
97$9,569,457$0$0$7,245,126
98$10,410,815$0$0$7,883,893
99$11,333,749$0$0$8,584,656
100$12,346,444$0$0$9,353,640