Can I retire at age 59 with 901,000?

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 $901,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$74,404$73,741$73,094$72,463$71,847$69,743
2 years$36,834$36,148$35,483$34,838$34,213$32,110
3 years$24,312$23,623$22,960$22,321$21,706$19,670
4 years$18,052$17,365$16,709$16,081$15,481$13,528
5 years$14,297$13,615$12,967$12,352$11,768$9,904
6 years$11,795$11,117$10,479$9,878$9,312$7,537
7 years$10,008$9,336$8,708$8,121$7,573$5,888
8 years$8,669$8,003$7,385$6,813$6,283$4,686
9 years$7,628$6,968$6,361$5,803$5,291$3,782
10 years$6,795$6,142$5,546$5,002$4,508$3,084
11 years$6,114$5,468$4,882$4,353$3,877$2,536
12 years$5,548$4,908$4,333$3,818$3,360$2,099
13 years$5,068$4,435$3,871$3,371$2,930$1,746
14 years$4,658$4,031$3,478$2,993$2,568$1,458
15 years$4,302$3,683$3,140$2,669$2,261$1,223
16 years$3,992$3,379$2,847$2,390$1,999$1,028
17 years$3,718$3,112$2,591$2,147$1,772$866
18 years$3,475$2,875$2,365$1,935$1,576$731
19 years$3,258$2,665$2,165$1,748$1,404$618
20 years$3,062$2,476$1,987$1,583$1,254$524
21 years$2,886$2,307$1,828$1,437$1,123$444
22 years$2,726$2,153$1,685$1,307$1,006$377
23 years$2,579$2,014$1,555$1,190$903$320
24 years$2,446$1,887$1,438$1,085$812$272
25 years$2,323$1,771$1,332$991$731$231
26 years$2,210$1,664$1,236$906$658$197
27 years$2,105$1,566$1,147$830$593$167
28 years$2,008$1,476$1,067$760$535$143
29 years$1,918$1,392$993$697$483$121
30 years$1,834$1,315$925$640$437$103
31 years$1,756$1,243$862$587$395$88
32 years$1,682$1,176$804$540$357$75
33 years$1,614$1,114$751$496$323$64
34 years$1,549$1,056$702$457$293$55
35 years$1,488$1,001$656$421$265$47
36 years$1,431$950$614$387$240$40
37 years$1,377$903$574$357$218$34
38 years$1,326$858$538$329$197$29
39 years$1,278$816$504$303$179$25
40 years$1,232$776$472$280$162$21
41 years$1,188$739$443$258$147$18
42 years$1,147$704$415$238$134$15
43 years$1,108$670$390$220$121$13
44 years$1,071$639$366$203$110$11
45 years$1,035$609$344$187$100$9
46 years$1,001$581$323$173$91$8
47 years$969$555$303$160$82$7
48 years$938$530$285$148$75$6
49 years$908$506$268$137$68$5
50 years$880$483$252$126$62$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $901,000, adding $2,260 every year, while hoping to spend $35,920 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: 73/21/6 Blend
58$901,000$901,000$901,000$901,000
59$995,233$947,480$933,515$1,067,031
60$1,058,528$955,688$926,569$1,122,845
61$1,127,076$963,094$918,186$1,179,204
62$1,201,373$969,622$908,281$1,239,905
63$1,281,968$975,188$896,764$1,305,364
64$1,369,462$979,706$883,539$1,376,039
65$1,464,518$983,082$868,508$1,452,438
66$1,567,864$985,218$851,568$1,535,117
67$1,680,300$986,008$832,610$1,624,692
68$1,802,710$985,341$811,521$1,721,841
69$1,936,062$983,099$788,183$1,827,310
70$2,081,425$979,155$762,472$1,941,924
71$2,239,973$973,377$734,257$2,066,589
72$2,413,000$965,622$703,404$2,202,308
73$2,601,929$955,740$669,771$2,350,183
74$2,808,327$943,572$633,210$2,511,430
75$3,033,919$928,950$593,565$2,687,392
76$3,280,604$911,694$550,675$2,879,546
77$3,550,474$891,615$504,371$3,089,522
78$3,845,831$868,513$454,476$3,319,119
79$4,169,210$842,175$400,805$3,570,317
80$4,523,404$812,376$343,166$3,845,301
81$4,911,487$778,878$281,358$4,146,481
82$5,336,846$741,430$215,171$4,476,511
83$5,803,209$699,765$144,384$4,838,321
84$6,314,684$653,601$68,769$5,235,137
85$6,875,796$602,641$0$5,670,520
86$7,491,527$546,571$0$6,149,156
87$8,167,366$485,056$0$6,679,358
88$8,909,359$417,746$0$7,261,503
89$9,724,167$344,268$0$7,900,867
90$10,619,126$264,231$0$8,603,268
91$11,602,318$177,220$0$9,375,114
92$12,682,647$82,796$0$10,223,473
93$13,869,921$0$0$11,156,133
94$15,174,948$0$0$12,186,187
95$16,609,631$0$0$13,339,656
96$18,187,088$0$0$14,607,960
97$19,921,768$0$0$16,002,722
98$21,829,593$0$0$17,536,749
99$23,928,104$0$0$19,224,152
100$26,236,627$0$0$21,080,478