Can I retire at age 65 with 998,000?

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 $998,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.9%
1 years$82,414$81,680$80,964$80,265$79,582$76,424
2 years$40,799$40,039$39,303$38,589$37,896$34,754
3 years$26,929$26,166$25,431$24,724$24,043$21,015
4 years$19,996$19,235$18,508$17,812$17,148$14,258
5 years$15,837$15,080$14,363$13,682$13,035$10,290
6 years$13,065$12,314$11,607$10,941$10,314$7,716
7 years$11,086$10,341$9,646$8,995$8,388$5,935
8 years$9,602$8,865$8,180$7,546$6,959$4,649
9 years$8,449$7,718$7,046$6,428$5,860$3,690
10 years$7,527$6,803$6,143$5,541$4,993$2,959
11 years$6,773$6,056$5,408$4,822$4,294$2,390
12 years$6,145$5,436$4,799$4,230$3,722$1,943
13 years$5,614$4,913$4,288$3,734$3,245$1,587
14 years$5,159$4,465$3,853$3,315$2,845$1,301
15 years$4,766$4,079$3,478$2,956$2,505$1,070
16 years$4,422$3,743$3,154$2,647$2,214$882
17 years$4,118$3,447$2,870$2,378$1,963$729
18 years$3,849$3,185$2,620$2,143$1,745$603
19 years$3,608$2,952$2,398$1,937$1,556$500
20 years$3,392$2,743$2,201$1,754$1,389$414
21 years$3,196$2,555$2,024$1,592$1,243$344
22 years$3,019$2,385$1,866$1,447$1,115$286
23 years$2,857$2,231$1,723$1,318$1,000$238
24 years$2,709$2,090$1,593$1,202$899$198
25 years$2,573$1,961$1,476$1,098$809$165
26 years$2,448$1,843$1,369$1,004$729$137
27 years$2,332$1,735$1,271$919$657$114
28 years$2,224$1,635$1,181$842$593$95
29 years$2,124$1,542$1,099$772$535$79
30 years$2,031$1,456$1,024$709$484$66
31 years$1,945$1,377$955$651$437$55
32 years$1,863$1,303$891$598$396$46
33 years$1,787$1,234$832$550$358$38
34 years$1,716$1,169$777$506$324$32
35 years$1,648$1,109$727$466$294$27
36 years$1,585$1,053$680$429$266$22
37 years$1,525$1,000$636$395$241$18
38 years$1,469$950$596$364$219$15
39 years$1,415$903$558$336$198$13
40 years$1,364$860$523$310$180$11
41 years$1,316$818$491$286$163$9
42 years$1,271$779$460$264$148$7
43 years$1,227$742$432$244$134$6
44 years$1,186$708$405$225$122$5
45 years$1,146$675$381$208$111$4
46 years$1,109$644$357$192$101$4
47 years$1,073$614$336$177$91$3
48 years$1,039$587$316$164$83$3
49 years$1,006$560$297$151$75$2
50 years$974$535$279$140$68$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $998,000, adding $4,099 every year, while hoping to spend $30,171 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: 71/5/24 Blend
64$998,000$998,000$998,000$998,000
65$1,104,024$1,051,130$1,035,661$1,175,477
66$1,184,533$1,070,534$1,038,254$1,243,142
67$1,272,242$1,089,877$1,039,923$1,313,280
68$1,367,855$1,109,125$1,040,604$1,389,354
69$1,472,144$1,128,240$1,040,232$1,471,952
70$1,585,961$1,147,182$1,038,739$1,561,719
71$1,710,243$1,165,908$1,036,050$1,659,370
72$1,846,021$1,184,370$1,032,090$1,765,689
73$1,994,429$1,202,519$1,026,780$1,881,543
74$2,156,719$1,220,301$1,020,035$2,007,886
75$2,334,267$1,237,658$1,011,769$2,145,770
76$2,528,588$1,254,529$1,001,889$2,296,356
77$2,741,351$1,270,847$990,299$2,460,921
78$2,974,393$1,286,543$976,898$2,640,875
79$3,229,738$1,301,541$961,581$2,837,771
80$3,509,615$1,315,760$944,238$3,053,322
81$3,816,479$1,329,115$924,753$3,289,415
82$4,153,032$1,341,515$903,005$3,548,131
83$4,522,253$1,352,860$878,867$3,831,763
84$4,927,422$1,363,049$852,208$4,142,838
85$5,372,150$1,371,970$822,888$4,484,145
86$5,860,418$1,379,505$790,763$4,858,753
87$6,396,609$1,385,529$755,682$5,270,050
88$6,985,551$1,389,908$717,486$5,721,767
89$7,632,566$1,392,502$676,010$6,218,018
90$8,343,512$1,393,159$631,081$6,763,338
91$9,124,846$1,391,720$582,518$7,362,724
92$9,983,680$1,388,014$530,132$8,021,688
93$10,927,851$1,381,862$473,727$8,746,300
94$11,965,991$1,373,072$413,096$9,543,255
95$13,107,611$1,361,442$348,024$10,419,931
96$14,363,191$1,346,756$278,286$11,384,460
97$15,744,276$1,328,787$203,648$12,445,805
98$17,263,587$1,307,292$123,866$13,613,847
99$18,935,140$1,282,016$38,682$14,899,475
100$20,774,377$1,252,688$0$16,314,691