Can I retire at age 65 with 897,000?

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 $897,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.8%
1 years$74,073$73,414$72,770$72,142$71,528$69,266
2 years$36,670$35,987$35,325$34,683$34,061$31,803
3 years$24,204$23,518$22,858$22,222$21,610$19,426
4 years$17,972$17,288$16,635$16,010$15,412$13,319
5 years$14,234$13,554$12,909$12,297$11,716$9,720
6 years$11,743$11,068$10,432$9,834$9,271$7,373
7 years$9,964$9,295$8,669$8,085$7,539$5,740
8 years$8,630$7,967$7,352$6,782$6,255$4,553
9 years$7,594$6,937$6,333$5,777$5,267$3,660
10 years$6,765$6,115$5,521$4,980$4,488$2,974
11 years$6,087$5,444$4,861$4,334$3,860$2,436
12 years$5,523$4,886$4,314$3,802$3,345$2,008
13 years$5,046$4,415$3,854$3,356$2,917$1,663
14 years$4,637$4,013$3,463$2,979$2,557$1,384
15 years$4,283$3,666$3,126$2,657$2,251$1,155
16 years$3,974$3,364$2,835$2,379$1,990$967
17 years$3,701$3,098$2,579$2,138$1,764$811
18 years$3,459$2,863$2,355$1,926$1,569$682
19 years$3,243$2,653$2,156$1,741$1,398$574
20 years$3,049$2,465$1,978$1,576$1,249$484
21 years$2,873$2,296$1,820$1,431$1,118$408
22 years$2,713$2,144$1,677$1,301$1,002$345
23 years$2,568$2,005$1,548$1,185$899$292
24 years$2,435$1,878$1,432$1,081$808$247
25 years$2,313$1,763$1,326$987$727$209
26 years$2,200$1,657$1,230$902$655$177
27 years$2,096$1,559$1,142$826$591$150
28 years$1,999$1,469$1,062$757$533$127
29 years$1,909$1,386$988$694$481$108
30 years$1,826$1,309$920$637$435$91
31 years$1,748$1,237$858$585$393$77
32 years$1,675$1,171$801$538$356$66
33 years$1,606$1,109$748$494$322$56
34 years$1,542$1,051$698$455$291$47
35 years$1,482$997$653$419$264$40
36 years$1,425$946$611$386$239$34
37 years$1,371$899$572$355$217$29
38 years$1,320$854$535$327$196$24
39 years$1,272$812$502$302$178$21
40 years$1,226$773$470$278$162$18
41 years$1,183$735$441$257$147$15
42 years$1,142$700$414$237$133$13
43 years$1,103$667$388$219$121$11
44 years$1,066$636$364$202$110$9
45 years$1,030$607$342$187$99$8
46 years$997$579$321$172$90$7
47 years$964$552$302$159$82$6
48 years$933$527$284$147$74$5
49 years$904$503$267$136$68$4
50 years$876$481$251$126$61$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $897,000, adding $5,345 every year, while hoping to spend $29,314 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: 42/30/28 Blend
64$897,000$897,000$897,000$897,000
65$994,007$946,466$932,563$1,027,415
66$1,064,206$961,653$932,614$1,067,157
67$1,140,583$976,602$931,684$1,107,008
68$1,223,737$991,270$929,710$1,149,607
69$1,314,327$1,005,611$926,624$1,195,226
70$1,413,079$1,019,576$922,356$1,244,164
71$1,520,791$1,033,114$916,834$1,296,754
72$1,638,343$1,046,168$909,979$1,353,363
73$1,766,701$1,058,677$901,711$1,414,396
74$1,906,932$1,070,580$891,945$1,480,302
75$2,060,206$1,081,806$880,593$1,551,575
76$2,227,817$1,092,283$867,562$1,628,765
77$2,411,183$1,101,934$852,754$1,712,476
78$2,611,871$1,110,676$836,069$1,803,378
79$2,831,604$1,118,421$817,399$1,902,209
80$3,072,279$1,125,076$796,633$2,009,787
81$3,335,986$1,130,539$773,655$2,127,012
82$3,625,027$1,134,706$748,343$2,254,883
83$3,941,936$1,137,463$720,569$2,394,500
84$4,289,506$1,138,691$690,200$2,547,079
85$4,670,811$1,138,262$657,097$2,713,962
86$5,089,237$1,136,041$621,114$2,896,634
87$5,548,517$1,131,884$582,098$3,096,730
88$6,052,758$1,125,639$539,891$3,316,060
89$6,606,488$1,117,144$494,326$3,556,620
90$7,214,694$1,106,228$445,230$3,820,613
91$7,882,868$1,092,709$392,421$4,110,473
92$8,617,063$1,076,394$335,710$4,428,885
93$9,423,946$1,057,079$274,898$4,778,814
94$10,310,860$1,034,548$209,779$5,163,531
95$11,285,899$1,008,571$140,137$5,586,646
96$12,357,976$978,907$65,748$6,052,146
97$13,536,914$945,298$0$6,564,427
98$14,833,534$907,473$0$7,132,416
99$16,259,759$865,143$0$7,778,619
100$17,828,725$818,005$0$8,489,356