Can I retire at age 61 with 904,000?

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 $904,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.2%
1 years$74,651$73,987$73,338$72,705$72,086$70,544
2 years$36,956$36,268$35,601$34,954$34,327$32,781
3 years$24,393$23,701$23,036$22,395$21,778$20,277
4 years$18,112$17,423$16,764$16,135$15,532$14,087
5 years$14,345$13,660$13,010$12,393$11,808$10,421
6 years$11,834$11,154$10,514$9,911$9,343$8,018
7 years$10,042$9,367$8,737$8,148$7,598$6,335
8 years$8,698$8,030$7,410$6,835$6,304$5,102
9 years$7,653$6,991$6,382$5,822$5,308$4,167
10 years$6,818$6,162$5,564$5,019$4,523$3,441
11 years$6,135$5,486$4,898$4,368$3,890$2,865
12 years$5,566$4,924$4,347$3,831$3,371$2,403
13 years$5,085$4,450$3,884$3,382$2,940$2,026
14 years$4,673$4,045$3,490$3,002$2,577$1,716
15 years$4,317$3,695$3,151$2,678$2,269$1,458
16 years$4,005$3,390$2,857$2,398$2,005$1,244
17 years$3,730$3,122$2,599$2,154$1,778$1,063
18 years$3,486$2,885$2,373$1,941$1,581$911
19 years$3,268$2,674$2,172$1,754$1,409$782
20 years$3,072$2,485$1,994$1,589$1,259$672
21 years$2,895$2,314$1,834$1,442$1,126$579
22 years$2,735$2,160$1,690$1,311$1,010$499
23 years$2,588$2,021$1,561$1,194$906$431
24 years$2,454$1,893$1,443$1,089$815$372
25 years$2,331$1,777$1,337$995$733$321
26 years$2,217$1,670$1,240$909$660$278
27 years$2,112$1,571$1,151$832$595$240
28 years$2,015$1,481$1,070$763$537$208
29 years$1,924$1,397$996$699$485$180
30 years$1,840$1,319$928$642$438$156
31 years$1,762$1,247$865$589$396$135
32 years$1,688$1,180$807$542$358$117
33 years$1,619$1,117$753$498$324$101
34 years$1,554$1,059$704$458$294$88
35 years$1,493$1,005$658$422$266$76
36 years$1,436$953$616$389$241$66
37 years$1,382$906$576$358$218$57
38 years$1,330$861$540$330$198$50
39 years$1,282$818$506$304$180$43
40 years$1,236$779$474$281$163$37
41 years$1,192$741$444$259$148$33
42 years$1,151$706$417$239$134$28
43 years$1,112$673$391$221$122$24
44 years$1,074$641$367$204$110$21
45 years$1,038$611$345$188$100$18
46 years$1,004$583$324$174$91$16
47 years$972$557$304$161$83$14
48 years$941$531$286$148$75$12
49 years$911$507$269$137$68$10
50 years$883$485$253$127$62$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $904,000, adding $4,971 every year, while hoping to spend $57,984 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: 45/32/23 Blend
60$904,000$904,000$904,000$904,000
61$1,001,336$953,424$939,412$1,039,555
62$1,041,777$938,447$909,187$1,052,028
63$1,084,401$920,793$876,007$1,059,486
64$1,129,367$900,269$839,711$1,066,407
65$1,176,852$876,672$800,131$1,072,769
66$1,227,048$849,786$757,092$1,078,553
67$1,280,164$819,382$710,412$1,083,743
68$1,336,428$785,219$659,898$1,088,327
69$1,396,090$747,042$605,351$1,092,294
70$1,459,424$704,579$546,563$1,095,640
71$1,526,726$657,545$483,314$1,098,365
72$1,598,324$605,637$415,377$1,100,475
73$1,674,576$548,535$342,515$1,101,984
74$1,755,871$485,902$264,478$1,102,914
75$1,842,639$417,381$181,007$1,103,295
76$1,935,349$342,593$91,831$1,103,169
77$2,034,516$261,141$0$1,102,591
78$2,140,703$172,603$0$1,102,447
79$2,254,529$76,535$0$1,126,108
80$2,376,672$0$0$1,151,190
81$2,507,878$0$0$1,187,593
82$2,648,964$0$0$1,255,792
83$2,800,826$0$0$1,329,279
84$2,964,452$0$0$1,408,542
85$3,140,922$0$0$1,494,115
86$3,331,426$0$0$1,586,587
87$3,537,271$0$0$1,686,603
88$3,759,892$0$0$1,794,874
89$4,000,868$0$0$1,912,179
90$4,261,933$0$0$2,039,378
91$4,544,996$0$0$2,177,415
92$4,852,155$0$0$2,327,326
93$5,185,716$0$0$2,490,255
94$5,548,217$0$0$2,667,457
95$5,942,450$0$0$2,860,315
96$6,371,488$0$0$3,070,348
97$6,838,708$0$0$3,299,231
98$7,347,831$0$0$3,548,804
99$7,902,950$0$0$3,821,096
100$8,508,567$0$0$4,118,335