Can I retire at age 75 with 981,000?

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 $981,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.9%
1 years$81,010$80,288$79,584$78,897$78,226$77,281
2 years$40,104$39,357$38,633$37,931$37,251$36,299
3 years$26,470$25,720$24,998$24,303$23,633$22,705
4 years$19,655$18,907$18,192$17,509$16,855$15,958
5 years$15,567$14,823$14,118$13,449$12,813$11,949
6 years$12,842$12,104$11,409$10,755$10,139$9,309
7 years$10,897$10,165$9,481$8,842$8,245$7,450
8 years$9,438$8,714$8,041$7,418$6,840$6,080
9 years$8,305$7,587$6,926$6,318$5,761$5,034
10 years$7,398$6,687$6,038$5,446$4,908$4,216
11 years$6,657$5,953$5,316$4,740$4,221$3,562
12 years$6,040$5,343$4,718$4,157$3,658$3,031
13 years$5,518$4,829$4,215$3,670$3,190$2,595
14 years$5,071$4,389$3,787$3,258$2,796$2,232
15 years$4,684$4,010$3,419$2,906$2,462$1,928
16 years$4,346$3,679$3,100$2,602$2,176$1,670
17 years$4,048$3,388$2,821$2,338$1,929$1,452
18 years$3,783$3,131$2,575$2,107$1,716$1,265
19 years$3,547$2,902$2,357$1,904$1,529$1,104
20 years$3,334$2,696$2,163$1,724$1,366$966
21 years$3,142$2,511$1,990$1,565$1,222$846
22 years$2,968$2,344$1,834$1,423$1,096$742
23 years$2,808$2,193$1,693$1,296$983$652
24 years$2,663$2,054$1,566$1,182$884$573
25 years$2,529$1,928$1,451$1,079$795$504
26 years$2,406$1,812$1,345$987$716$444
27 years$2,292$1,705$1,249$903$646$391
28 years$2,186$1,607$1,161$828$583$345
29 years$2,088$1,516$1,081$759$526$305
30 years$1,997$1,432$1,007$696$476$269
31 years$1,912$1,353$938$640$430$237
32 years$1,832$1,280$876$588$389$210
33 years$1,757$1,213$818$541$352$185
34 years$1,687$1,149$764$497$319$164
35 years$1,620$1,090$714$458$289$145
36 years$1,558$1,035$668$422$262$128
37 years$1,499$983$625$389$237$113
38 years$1,444$934$586$358$215$100
39 years$1,391$888$549$330$195$89
40 years$1,341$845$514$305$177$78
41 years$1,294$804$482$281$160$69
42 years$1,249$766$452$259$146$61
43 years$1,206$730$424$239$132$54
44 years$1,166$696$398$221$120$48
45 years$1,127$663$374$204$109$43
46 years$1,090$633$351$189$99$38
47 years$1,055$604$330$174$90$33
48 years$1,021$577$310$161$81$30
49 years$989$551$292$149$74$26
50 years$958$526$274$138$67$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 75 starting with $981,000, adding $5,727 every year, while hoping to spend $58,234 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: 65/5/30 Blend
74$981,000$981,000$981,000$981,000
75$1,086,969$1,034,976$1,019,771$1,148,595
76$1,135,880$1,023,730$991,973$1,179,769
77$1,187,827$1,009,980$961,292$1,206,899
78$1,243,060$993,544$927,569$1,235,303
79$1,301,850$974,225$890,641$1,265,115
80$1,364,494$951,818$850,333$1,296,483
81$1,431,319$926,103$806,465$1,329,574
82$1,502,681$896,849$758,849$1,364,572
83$1,578,970$863,811$707,286$1,401,684
84$1,660,616$826,729$651,572$1,441,139
85$1,748,089$785,329$591,489$1,483,192
86$1,841,904$739,319$526,814$1,528,129
87$1,942,626$688,394$457,310$1,576,266
88$2,050,877$632,228$382,733$1,627,954
89$2,167,337$570,478$302,825$1,683,583
90$2,292,756$502,782$217,320$1,743,589
91$2,427,954$428,756$125,938$1,808,453
92$2,573,835$347,994$28,386$1,878,711
93$2,731,389$260,069$0$1,954,955
94$2,901,708$164,529$0$2,062,082
95$3,085,988$60,897$0$2,187,858
96$3,285,546$0$0$2,324,102
97$3,501,830$0$0$2,474,646
98$3,736,432$0$0$2,641,629
99$3,991,101$0$0$2,822,953
100$4,267,764$0$0$3,019,996