Can I retire at age 65 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:
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 $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%14.9%
1 years$74,321$73,659$73,013$72,383$71,767$70,318
2 years$36,793$36,107$35,443$34,799$34,175$32,721
3 years$24,285$23,597$22,934$22,296$21,682$20,269
4 years$18,032$17,346$16,690$16,063$15,464$14,103
5 years$14,281$13,599$12,952$12,338$11,755$10,450
6 years$11,782$11,105$10,467$9,867$9,302$8,053
7 years$9,997$9,326$8,698$8,112$7,565$6,374
8 years$8,659$7,994$7,377$6,805$6,276$5,142
9 years$7,619$6,960$6,354$5,796$5,285$4,207
10 years$6,787$6,135$5,539$4,997$4,503$3,480
11 years$6,108$5,462$4,877$4,348$3,873$2,904
12 years$5,541$4,902$4,328$3,814$3,356$2,440
13 years$5,063$4,430$3,867$3,367$2,927$2,061
14 years$4,653$4,027$3,474$2,989$2,565$1,749
15 years$4,298$3,679$3,137$2,666$2,259$1,490
16 years$3,987$3,375$2,844$2,387$1,996$1,273
17 years$3,714$3,108$2,588$2,145$1,770$1,091
18 years$3,471$2,872$2,362$1,933$1,574$937
19 years$3,254$2,662$2,163$1,746$1,403$806
20 years$3,059$2,474$1,985$1,582$1,253$695
21 years$2,883$2,304$1,826$1,436$1,121$599
22 years$2,722$2,151$1,683$1,305$1,005$518
23 years$2,577$2,012$1,554$1,189$902$448
24 years$2,443$1,885$1,437$1,084$811$388
25 years$2,320$1,769$1,331$990$730$336
26 years$2,207$1,662$1,234$905$657$291
27 years$2,103$1,564$1,146$829$593$252
28 years$2,006$1,474$1,065$759$535$219
29 years$1,916$1,391$991$696$483$190
30 years$1,832$1,313$924$639$436$165
31 years$1,754$1,242$861$587$394$143
32 years$1,680$1,175$803$539$357$124
33 years$1,612$1,113$750$496$323$108
34 years$1,547$1,054$701$456$292$94
35 years$1,487$1,000$655$420$265$82
36 years$1,429$949$613$387$240$71
37 years$1,375$902$574$356$217$62
38 years$1,324$857$537$329$197$54
39 years$1,276$815$503$303$179$47
40 years$1,230$775$472$279$162$41
41 years$1,187$738$442$258$147$35
42 years$1,146$703$415$238$133$31
43 years$1,107$670$389$220$121$27
44 years$1,069$638$366$203$110$23
45 years$1,034$609$343$187$100$20
46 years$1,000$581$322$173$91$18
47 years$968$554$303$160$82$15
48 years$937$529$285$148$75$13
49 years$907$505$267$136$68$12
50 years$879$482$251$126$62$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $900,000, adding $5,158 every year, while hoping to spend $58,236 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: 44/28/28 Blend
64$900,000$900,000$900,000$900,000
65$997,120$949,420$935,470$1,032,692
66$1,036,864$933,979$904,846$1,043,140
67$1,078,710$915,830$871,244$1,048,508
68$1,122,810$894,778$834,503$1,053,213
69$1,169,333$870,617$794,454$1,057,226
70$1,218,458$843,131$750,922$1,060,521
71$1,270,384$812,088$703,721$1,063,072
72$1,325,328$777,245$652,661$1,064,858
73$1,383,525$738,344$597,538$1,065,859
74$1,445,233$695,111$538,144$1,066,059
75$1,510,734$647,258$474,259$1,065,447
76$1,580,335$594,480$405,653$1,064,015
77$1,654,374$536,455$332,088$1,061,765
78$1,733,220$472,841$253,312$1,058,702
79$1,817,277$403,278$169,066$1,054,840
80$1,906,986$327,386$79,077$1,050,205
81$2,002,832$244,762$0$1,044,830
82$2,105,347$154,981$0$1,043,829
83$2,215,112$57,595$0$1,067,738
84$2,332,767$0$0$1,093,077
85$2,459,011$0$0$1,134,787
86$2,594,613$0$0$1,198,726
87$2,740,418$0$0$1,267,554
88$2,897,351$0$0$1,341,719
89$3,066,430$0$0$1,421,713
90$3,248,772$0$0$1,508,075
91$3,445,604$0$0$1,601,399
92$3,658,274$0$0$1,702,335
93$3,888,265$0$0$1,811,601
94$4,137,207$0$0$1,929,985
95$4,406,888$0$0$2,058,352
96$4,699,280$0$0$2,197,656
97$5,016,546$0$0$2,348,943
98$5,361,069$0$0$2,513,365
99$5,735,467$0$0$2,692,191
100$6,142,623$0$0$2,886,814