Can I retire at age 60 with 900,000?

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 $900,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$74,321$73,659$73,013$72,383$71,767$68,947
2 years$36,793$36,107$35,443$34,799$34,175$31,368
3 years$24,285$23,597$22,934$22,296$21,682$18,977
4 years$18,032$17,346$16,690$16,063$15,464$12,881
5 years$14,281$13,599$12,952$12,338$11,755$9,302
6 years$11,782$11,105$10,467$9,867$9,302$6,978
7 years$9,997$9,326$8,698$8,112$7,565$5,371
8 years$8,659$7,994$7,377$6,805$6,276$4,210
9 years$7,619$6,960$6,354$5,796$5,285$3,344
10 years$6,787$6,135$5,539$4,997$4,503$2,682
11 years$6,108$5,462$4,877$4,348$3,873$2,169
12 years$5,541$4,902$4,328$3,814$3,356$1,764
13 years$5,063$4,430$3,867$3,367$2,927$1,442
14 years$4,653$4,027$3,474$2,989$2,565$1,183
15 years$4,298$3,679$3,137$2,666$2,259$973
16 years$3,987$3,375$2,844$2,387$1,996$803
17 years$3,714$3,108$2,588$2,145$1,770$664
18 years$3,471$2,872$2,362$1,933$1,574$550
19 years$3,254$2,662$2,163$1,746$1,403$456
20 years$3,059$2,474$1,985$1,582$1,253$378
21 years$2,883$2,304$1,826$1,436$1,121$314
22 years$2,722$2,151$1,683$1,305$1,005$261
23 years$2,577$2,012$1,554$1,189$902$218
24 years$2,443$1,885$1,437$1,084$811$181
25 years$2,320$1,769$1,331$990$730$151
26 years$2,207$1,662$1,234$905$657$126
27 years$2,103$1,564$1,146$829$593$105
28 years$2,006$1,474$1,065$759$535$87
29 years$1,916$1,391$991$696$483$73
30 years$1,832$1,313$924$639$436$61
31 years$1,754$1,242$861$587$394$51
32 years$1,680$1,175$803$539$357$42
33 years$1,612$1,113$750$496$323$35
34 years$1,547$1,054$701$456$292$29
35 years$1,487$1,000$655$420$265$25
36 years$1,429$949$613$387$240$20
37 years$1,375$902$574$356$217$17
38 years$1,324$857$537$329$197$14
39 years$1,276$815$503$303$179$12
40 years$1,230$775$472$279$162$10
41 years$1,187$738$442$258$147$8
42 years$1,146$703$415$238$133$7
43 years$1,107$670$389$220$121$6
44 years$1,069$638$366$203$110$5
45 years$1,034$609$343$187$100$4
46 years$1,000$581$322$173$91$3
47 years$968$554$303$160$82$3
48 years$937$529$285$148$75$2
49 years$907$505$267$136$68$2
50 years$879$482$251$126$62$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $900,000, adding $3,570 every year, while hoping to spend $36,745 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: 81/9/10 Blend
59$900,000$900,000$900,000$900,000
60$995,482$947,782$933,832$1,074,246
61$1,057,925$955,127$926,019$1,133,736
62$1,125,506$961,601$916,713$1,193,821
63$1,198,709$967,121$905,825$1,258,674
64$1,278,069$971,601$893,261$1,328,755
65$1,364,172$974,949$878,925$1,404,569
66$1,457,663$977,068$862,715$1,486,672
67$1,559,252$977,851$844,523$1,575,676
68$1,669,719$977,190$824,239$1,672,257
69$1,789,925$974,966$801,745$1,777,158
70$1,920,813$971,055$776,919$1,891,199
71$2,063,423$965,324$749,633$2,015,282
72$2,218,900$957,633$719,754$2,150,402
73$2,388,504$947,833$687,142$2,297,654
74$2,573,620$935,766$651,650$2,458,247
75$2,775,776$921,265$613,126$2,633,511
76$2,996,650$904,152$571,411$2,824,912
77$3,238,092$884,239$526,337$3,034,067
78$3,502,138$861,328$477,730$3,262,757
79$3,791,031$835,207$425,409$3,512,943
80$4,107,238$805,655$369,182$3,786,790
81$4,453,479$772,434$308,852$4,086,680
82$4,832,746$735,295$244,211$4,415,241
83$5,248,336$693,975$175,042$4,775,369
84$5,703,880$648,193$101,119$5,170,255
85$6,203,376$597,655$22,207$5,603,415
86$6,751,228$542,048$0$6,078,727
87$7,352,287$481,042$0$6,607,078
88$8,011,895$414,289$0$7,189,520
89$8,735,939$341,419$0$7,828,899
90$9,530,900$262,044$0$8,530,965
91$10,403,920$175,752$0$9,302,054
92$11,362,865$82,109$0$10,149,146
93$12,416,402$0$0$11,079,934
94$13,574,077$0$0$12,104,810
95$14,846,407$0$0$13,240,149
96$16,244,980$0$0$14,488,164
97$17,782,562$0$0$15,860,248
98$19,473,215$0$0$17,368,955
99$21,332,435$0$0$19,028,115
100$23,377,293$0$0$20,852,967