Can I retire at age 67 with 979,000?

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 $979,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.1%
1 years$80,845$80,125$79,422$78,736$78,067$75,507
2 years$40,022$39,277$38,554$37,854$37,175$34,621
3 years$26,416$25,668$24,947$24,253$23,585$21,116
4 years$19,615$18,869$18,155$17,473$16,821$14,457
5 years$15,535$14,793$14,089$13,421$12,787$10,533
6 years$12,816$12,080$11,386$10,733$10,118$7,977
7 years$10,875$10,145$9,462$8,824$8,229$6,200
8 years$9,419$8,696$8,024$7,402$6,826$4,908
9 years$8,288$7,571$6,911$6,305$5,749$3,939
10 years$7,383$6,674$6,026$5,435$4,898$3,194
11 years$6,644$5,941$5,305$4,730$4,213$2,611
12 years$6,028$5,332$4,708$4,149$3,651$2,148
13 years$5,507$4,819$4,206$3,663$3,183$1,776
14 years$5,061$4,380$3,779$3,252$2,791$1,475
15 years$4,675$4,002$3,412$2,900$2,457$1,228
16 years$4,337$3,671$3,094$2,596$2,172$1,026
17 years$4,040$3,381$2,815$2,333$1,925$859
18 years$3,776$3,124$2,570$2,102$1,712$720
19 years$3,540$2,896$2,353$1,900$1,526$605
20 years$3,327$2,691$2,159$1,721$1,363$509
21 years$3,136$2,506$1,986$1,562$1,220$428
22 years$2,961$2,340$1,830$1,420$1,093$361
23 years$2,803$2,188$1,690$1,293$981$304
24 years$2,657$2,050$1,563$1,179$882$257
25 years$2,524$1,924$1,448$1,077$794$217
26 years$2,401$1,808$1,343$985$715$183
27 years$2,287$1,702$1,247$901$645$155
28 years$2,182$1,604$1,159$826$582$131
29 years$2,084$1,513$1,079$757$525$111
30 years$1,993$1,429$1,005$695$475$94
31 years$1,908$1,351$937$638$429$79
32 years$1,828$1,278$874$587$388$67
33 years$1,753$1,210$816$539$351$57
34 years$1,683$1,147$762$496$318$48
35 years$1,617$1,088$713$457$288$41
36 years$1,555$1,033$667$421$261$34
37 years$1,496$981$624$388$237$29
38 years$1,441$932$584$357$214$25
39 years$1,388$886$548$330$194$21
40 years$1,338$843$513$304$176$18
41 years$1,291$803$481$280$160$15
42 years$1,246$764$451$259$145$13
43 years$1,204$728$424$239$132$11
44 years$1,163$694$398$221$120$9
45 years$1,125$662$373$204$109$8
46 years$1,088$632$351$188$99$6
47 years$1,052$603$329$174$90$5
48 years$1,019$575$310$161$81$5
49 years$987$549$291$148$74$4
50 years$956$525$274$137$67$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 67 starting with $979,000, adding $6,412 every year, while hoping to spend $21,750 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: 33/43/24 Blend
66$979,000$979,000$979,000$979,000
67$1,085,472$1,033,585$1,018,410$1,113,153
68$1,173,048$1,061,089$1,029,385$1,161,997
69$1,268,828$1,089,211$1,039,999$1,212,192
70$1,373,626$1,117,960$1,050,216$1,265,852
71$1,488,338$1,147,342$1,060,000$1,323,297
72$1,613,950$1,177,363$1,069,312$1,384,879
73$1,751,549$1,208,030$1,078,110$1,450,985
74$1,902,332$1,239,349$1,086,352$1,522,044
75$2,067,617$1,271,324$1,093,992$1,598,524
76$2,248,855$1,303,960$1,100,982$1,680,945
77$2,447,646$1,337,261$1,107,272$1,769,877
78$2,665,749$1,371,230$1,112,809$1,865,949
79$2,905,105$1,405,870$1,117,537$1,969,853
80$3,167,849$1,441,182$1,121,399$2,082,353
81$3,456,336$1,477,166$1,124,332$2,204,290
82$3,773,158$1,513,823$1,126,273$2,336,590
83$4,121,170$1,551,150$1,127,153$2,480,274
84$4,503,519$1,589,146$1,126,902$2,636,468
85$4,923,670$1,627,806$1,125,445$2,806,413
86$5,385,441$1,667,125$1,122,704$2,991,474
87$5,893,039$1,707,098$1,118,598$3,193,159
88$6,451,098$1,747,714$1,113,040$3,413,127
89$7,064,724$1,788,966$1,105,940$3,653,210
90$7,739,541$1,830,840$1,097,204$3,915,423
91$8,481,747$1,873,324$1,086,734$4,201,990
92$9,298,171$1,916,403$1,074,425$4,515,363
93$10,196,335$1,960,057$1,060,169$4,858,241
94$11,184,529$2,004,268$1,043,852$5,233,602
95$12,271,886$2,049,013$1,025,357$5,644,728
96$13,468,470$2,094,265$1,004,557$6,095,236
97$14,785,368$2,139,998$981,324$6,589,114
98$16,234,797$2,186,180$955,521$7,130,757
99$17,830,221$2,232,777$927,004$7,725,010
100$19,586,470$2,279,750$895,626$8,377,213