Can I retire at age 61 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:
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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%18.4%
1 years$74,404$73,741$73,094$72,463$71,847$69,408
2 years$36,834$36,148$35,483$34,838$34,213$31,780
3 years$24,312$23,623$22,960$22,321$21,706$19,356
4 years$18,052$17,365$16,709$16,081$15,481$13,232
5 years$14,297$13,615$12,967$12,352$11,768$9,626
6 years$11,795$11,117$10,479$9,878$9,312$7,277
7 years$10,008$9,336$8,708$8,121$7,573$5,646
8 years$8,669$8,003$7,385$6,813$6,283$4,462
9 years$7,628$6,968$6,361$5,803$5,291$3,575
10 years$6,795$6,142$5,546$5,002$4,508$2,893
11 years$6,114$5,468$4,882$4,353$3,877$2,361
12 years$5,548$4,908$4,333$3,818$3,360$1,938
13 years$5,068$4,435$3,871$3,371$2,930$1,599
14 years$4,658$4,031$3,478$2,993$2,568$1,325
15 years$4,302$3,683$3,140$2,669$2,261$1,101
16 years$3,992$3,379$2,847$2,390$1,999$918
17 years$3,718$3,112$2,591$2,147$1,772$767
18 years$3,475$2,875$2,365$1,935$1,576$641
19 years$3,258$2,665$2,165$1,748$1,404$538
20 years$3,062$2,476$1,987$1,583$1,254$451
21 years$2,886$2,307$1,828$1,437$1,123$379
22 years$2,726$2,153$1,685$1,307$1,006$319
23 years$2,579$2,014$1,555$1,190$903$268
24 years$2,446$1,887$1,438$1,085$812$226
25 years$2,323$1,771$1,332$991$731$190
26 years$2,210$1,664$1,236$906$658$160
27 years$2,105$1,566$1,147$830$593$135
28 years$2,008$1,476$1,067$760$535$114
29 years$1,918$1,392$993$697$483$96
30 years$1,834$1,315$925$640$437$81
31 years$1,756$1,243$862$587$395$68
32 years$1,682$1,176$804$540$357$58
33 years$1,614$1,114$751$496$323$49
34 years$1,549$1,056$702$457$293$41
35 years$1,488$1,001$656$421$265$35
36 years$1,431$950$614$387$240$29
37 years$1,377$903$574$357$218$25
38 years$1,326$858$538$329$197$21
39 years$1,278$816$504$303$179$18
40 years$1,232$776$472$280$162$15
41 years$1,188$739$443$258$147$13
42 years$1,147$704$415$238$134$11
43 years$1,108$670$390$220$121$9
44 years$1,071$639$366$203$110$8
45 years$1,035$609$344$187$100$6
46 years$1,001$581$323$173$91$5
47 years$969$555$303$160$82$5
48 years$938$530$285$148$75$4
49 years$908$506$268$137$68$3
50 years$880$483$252$126$62$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $901,000, adding $3,917 every year, while hoping to spend $34,413 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: 64/19/17 Blend
60$901,000$901,000$901,000$901,000
61$996,942$949,189$935,224$1,056,296
62$1,062,015$959,085$929,939$1,106,499
63$1,132,572$968,311$923,323$1,157,030
64$1,209,136$976,800$915,296$1,211,407
65$1,292,283$984,478$905,773$1,270,004
66$1,382,645$991,266$894,665$1,333,237
67$1,480,917$997,081$881,880$1,401,564
68$1,587,867$1,001,834$867,319$1,475,491
69$1,704,336$1,005,431$850,881$1,555,575
70$1,831,253$1,007,771$832,459$1,642,431
71$1,969,636$1,008,747$811,942$1,736,739
72$2,120,610$1,008,247$789,213$1,839,247
73$2,285,410$1,006,149$764,150$1,950,782
74$2,465,398$1,002,326$736,625$2,072,256
75$2,662,071$996,643$706,504$2,204,675
76$2,877,079$988,955$673,649$2,349,149
77$3,112,236$979,109$637,912$2,506,903
78$3,369,544$966,945$599,141$2,679,288
79$3,651,202$952,290$557,177$2,867,794
80$3,959,635$934,963$511,853$3,074,067
81$4,297,513$914,771$462,995$3,299,918
82$4,667,776$891,511$410,422$3,547,351
83$5,073,660$864,966$353,942$3,818,571
84$5,518,732$834,909$293,358$4,116,015
85$6,006,920$801,096$228,463$4,442,366
86$6,542,549$763,273$159,040$4,800,588
87$7,130,385$721,169$84,863$5,193,947
88$7,775,675$674,498$5,697$5,626,047
89$8,484,202$622,956$0$6,100,863
90$9,262,334$566,224$0$6,637,068
91$10,117,086$503,964$0$7,227,236
92$11,056,188$435,817$0$7,875,713
93$12,088,155$361,407$0$8,588,429
94$13,222,365$280,334$0$9,371,918
95$14,469,153$192,177$0$10,233,385
96$15,839,903$96,491$0$11,180,771
97$17,347,160$0$0$12,222,827
98$19,004,741$0$0$13,370,706
99$20,827,873$0$0$14,655,486
100$22,833,332$0$0$16,068,825