Can I retire at age 61 with 899,000?

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 $899,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.4%
1 years$74,239$73,577$72,932$72,302$71,688$69,532
2 years$36,752$36,067$35,404$34,761$34,137$31,983
3 years$24,258$23,570$22,909$22,272$21,658$19,574
4 years$18,012$17,327$16,672$16,045$15,447$13,448
5 years$14,266$13,584$12,938$12,324$11,742$9,835
6 years$11,769$11,093$10,456$9,856$9,291$7,476
7 years$9,986$9,316$8,689$8,103$7,556$5,834
8 years$8,650$7,985$7,369$6,797$6,269$4,638
9 years$7,611$6,953$6,347$5,790$5,279$3,738
10 years$6,780$6,128$5,533$4,991$4,498$3,045
11 years$6,101$5,456$4,871$4,344$3,868$2,500
12 years$5,535$4,897$4,323$3,810$3,352$2,066
13 years$5,057$4,425$3,862$3,364$2,923$1,717
14 years$4,647$4,022$3,470$2,986$2,563$1,432
15 years$4,293$3,675$3,133$2,663$2,256$1,199
16 years$3,983$3,371$2,841$2,384$1,994$1,006
17 years$3,710$3,105$2,585$2,142$1,768$847
18 years$3,467$2,869$2,360$1,931$1,572$714
19 years$3,250$2,659$2,160$1,744$1,401$603
20 years$3,055$2,471$1,983$1,580$1,252$510
21 years$2,879$2,302$1,824$1,434$1,120$431
22 years$2,719$2,148$1,681$1,304$1,004$366
23 years$2,574$2,009$1,552$1,187$901$310
24 years$2,440$1,883$1,435$1,083$810$263
25 years$2,318$1,767$1,329$989$729$223
26 years$2,205$1,660$1,233$904$657$190
27 years$2,100$1,563$1,145$828$592$161
28 years$2,004$1,473$1,064$758$534$137
29 years$1,914$1,389$990$695$482$117
30 years$1,830$1,312$923$638$436$99
31 years$1,752$1,240$860$586$394$84
32 years$1,679$1,173$802$539$356$72
33 years$1,610$1,111$749$495$323$61
34 years$1,546$1,053$700$456$292$52
35 years$1,485$999$654$420$265$44
36 years$1,428$948$612$386$240$38
37 years$1,374$901$573$356$217$32
38 years$1,323$856$537$328$197$27
39 years$1,275$814$503$303$179$23
40 years$1,229$774$471$279$162$20
41 years$1,186$737$442$258$147$17
42 years$1,145$702$415$238$133$14
43 years$1,105$669$389$219$121$12
44 years$1,068$638$365$203$110$10
45 years$1,033$608$343$187$100$9
46 years$999$580$322$173$91$8
47 years$966$553$302$160$82$6
48 years$936$528$284$148$75$5
49 years$906$505$267$136$68$5
50 years$878$482$251$126$62$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $899,000, adding $2,875 every year, while hoping to spend $26,968 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: 63/32/5 Blend
60$899,000$899,000$899,000$899,000
61$993,664$946,017$932,082$1,055,343
62$1,066,324$963,678$934,613$1,114,431
63$1,145,491$981,300$936,325$1,175,472
64$1,231,801$998,854$937,162$1,241,405
65$1,325,953$1,016,306$937,065$1,312,703
66$1,428,717$1,033,622$935,973$1,389,885
67$1,540,939$1,050,762$933,822$1,473,522
68$1,663,553$1,067,687$930,542$1,564,246
69$1,797,584$1,084,353$926,065$1,662,750
70$1,944,163$1,100,712$920,314$1,769,801
71$2,104,536$1,116,715$913,212$1,886,240
72$2,280,071$1,132,307$904,677$2,012,997
73$2,472,279$1,147,430$894,624$2,151,097
74$2,682,820$1,162,023$882,963$2,301,667
75$2,913,525$1,176,019$869,600$2,465,951
76$3,166,409$1,189,349$854,436$2,645,320
77$3,443,693$1,201,937$837,369$2,841,284
78$3,747,820$1,213,702$818,291$3,055,508
79$4,081,483$1,224,559$797,090$3,289,828
80$4,447,648$1,234,417$773,647$3,546,264
81$4,849,583$1,243,178$747,838$3,827,048
82$5,290,886$1,250,739$719,536$4,134,635
83$5,775,521$1,256,990$688,606$4,471,735
84$6,307,856$1,261,814$654,905$4,841,333
85$6,892,700$1,265,085$618,287$5,246,719
86$7,535,354$1,266,673$578,598$5,691,520
87$8,241,655$1,266,436$535,677$6,179,735
88$9,018,037$1,264,224$489,355$6,715,770
89$9,871,586$1,259,880$439,457$7,304,483
90$10,810,108$1,253,234$385,800$7,951,228
91$11,842,206$1,244,110$328,191$8,661,908
92$12,977,355$1,232,316$266,430$9,443,028
93$14,225,999$1,217,652$200,308$10,301,759
94$15,599,640$1,199,906$129,608$11,246,006
95$17,110,953$1,178,852$54,100$12,284,480
96$18,773,906$1,154,251$0$13,426,786
97$20,603,885$1,125,850$0$14,684,922
98$22,617,846$1,093,381$0$16,072,316
99$24,834,470$1,056,561$0$17,598,952
100$27,274,343$1,015,089$0$19,279,022