Can I retire at age 61 with 909,000?

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 $909,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.1%
1 years$75,064$74,396$73,743$73,107$72,485$70,963
2 years$37,161$36,468$35,798$35,147$34,517$32,991
3 years$24,528$23,833$23,164$22,519$21,899$20,416
4 years$18,212$17,519$16,857$16,224$15,618$14,191
5 years$14,424$13,735$13,082$12,462$11,873$10,504
6 years$11,900$11,216$10,572$9,966$9,395$8,086
7 years$10,097$9,419$8,785$8,193$7,640$6,393
8 years$8,746$8,074$7,451$6,873$6,338$5,151
9 years$7,695$7,030$6,417$5,854$5,338$4,210
10 years$6,855$6,196$5,595$5,047$4,548$3,478
11 years$6,169$5,516$4,926$4,392$3,912$2,898
12 years$5,597$4,951$4,371$3,852$3,390$2,432
13 years$5,113$4,474$3,905$3,401$2,956$2,052
14 years$4,699$4,067$3,509$3,019$2,591$1,739
15 years$4,341$3,715$3,168$2,692$2,281$1,479
16 years$4,027$3,409$2,872$2,411$2,016$1,262
17 years$3,751$3,139$2,614$2,166$1,788$1,080
18 years$3,506$2,901$2,386$1,952$1,590$926
19 years$3,286$2,689$2,184$1,764$1,417$796
20 years$3,089$2,498$2,005$1,598$1,266$685
21 years$2,911$2,327$1,844$1,450$1,133$590
22 years$2,750$2,172$1,699$1,318$1,015$509
23 years$2,602$2,032$1,569$1,201$911$439
24 years$2,467$1,904$1,451$1,095$819$380
25 years$2,344$1,786$1,344$1,000$737$328
26 years$2,229$1,679$1,247$914$664$284
27 years$2,124$1,580$1,158$837$599$246
28 years$2,026$1,489$1,076$767$540$213
29 years$1,935$1,405$1,001$703$488$185
30 years$1,850$1,326$933$645$441$160
31 years$1,771$1,254$870$593$398$139
32 years$1,697$1,187$811$545$360$120
33 years$1,628$1,124$758$501$326$104
34 years$1,563$1,065$708$461$295$91
35 years$1,501$1,010$662$424$267$79
36 years$1,444$959$619$391$242$68
37 years$1,389$911$579$360$220$59
38 years$1,338$865$543$332$199$51
39 years$1,289$823$508$306$181$45
40 years$1,243$783$476$282$164$39
41 years$1,199$745$447$260$149$34
42 years$1,157$710$419$240$135$29
43 years$1,118$676$393$222$122$25
44 years$1,080$645$369$205$111$22
45 years$1,044$615$347$189$101$19
46 years$1,010$586$326$175$92$17
47 years$977$560$306$161$83$14
48 years$946$534$287$149$75$13
49 years$916$510$270$138$69$11
50 years$888$487$254$127$62$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $909,000, adding $5,701 every year, while hoping to spend $21,224 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: 59/17/24 Blend
60$909,000$909,000$909,000$909,000
61$1,007,599$959,422$945,332$1,060,244
62$1,087,791$983,851$954,419$1,121,173
63$1,175,453$1,008,766$963,098$1,184,819
64$1,271,322$1,034,169$971,335$1,253,780
65$1,376,212$1,060,059$979,090$1,328,577
66$1,491,021$1,086,437$986,325$1,409,781
67$1,616,735$1,113,302$992,997$1,498,026
68$1,754,441$1,140,653$999,061$1,594,005
69$1,905,337$1,168,488$1,004,472$1,698,485
70$2,070,740$1,196,802$1,009,181$1,812,312
71$2,252,102$1,225,592$1,013,135$1,936,415
72$2,451,023$1,254,853$1,016,282$2,071,820
73$2,669,264$1,284,577$1,018,564$2,219,657
74$2,908,765$1,314,758$1,019,922$2,381,171
75$3,171,663$1,345,385$1,020,293$2,557,735
76$3,460,312$1,376,448$1,019,612$2,750,861
77$3,777,305$1,407,935$1,017,811$2,962,216
78$4,125,499$1,439,832$1,014,816$3,193,637
79$4,508,040$1,472,124$1,010,552$3,447,148
80$4,928,395$1,504,794$1,004,941$3,724,980
81$5,390,383$1,537,820$997,898$4,029,594
82$5,898,212$1,571,183$989,337$4,363,698
83$6,456,517$1,604,858$979,167$4,730,280
84$7,070,404$1,638,818$967,292$5,132,633
85$7,745,500$1,673,036$953,611$5,574,383
86$8,488,005$1,707,478$938,021$6,059,531
87$9,304,747$1,742,111$920,410$6,592,483
88$10,203,253$1,776,895$900,666$7,178,098
89$11,191,813$1,811,792$878,666$7,821,728
90$12,279,563$1,846,754$854,286$8,529,275
91$13,476,568$1,881,735$827,395$9,307,241
92$14,793,919$1,916,681$797,854$10,162,795
93$16,243,836$1,951,536$765,519$11,103,836
94$17,839,785$1,986,238$730,241$12,139,070
95$19,596,601$2,020,722$691,862$13,278,093
96$21,530,632$2,054,916$650,218$14,531,482
97$23,659,893$2,088,743$605,137$15,910,892
98$26,004,233$2,122,122$556,439$17,429,169
99$28,585,522$2,154,964$503,938$19,100,472
100$31,427,862$2,187,174$447,436$20,940,406