Can I retire at age 61 with 284,000?

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 $284,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.4%
1 years$23,452$23,244$23,040$22,841$22,647$22,235
2 years$11,610$11,394$11,184$10,981$10,784$10,371
3 years$7,663$7,446$7,237$7,036$6,842$6,440
4 years$5,690$5,474$5,267$5,069$4,880$4,492
5 years$4,507$4,291$4,087$3,893$3,709$3,337
6 years$3,718$3,504$3,303$3,114$2,935$2,579
7 years$3,155$2,943$2,745$2,560$2,387$2,047
8 years$2,732$2,523$2,328$2,147$1,980$1,656
9 years$2,404$2,196$2,005$1,829$1,668$1,359
10 years$2,142$1,936$1,748$1,577$1,421$1,128
11 years$1,927$1,723$1,539$1,372$1,222$944
12 years$1,749$1,547$1,366$1,204$1,059$796
13 years$1,598$1,398$1,220$1,063$923$674
14 years$1,468$1,271$1,096$943$810$574
15 years$1,356$1,161$990$841$713$491
16 years$1,258$1,065$897$753$630$421
17 years$1,172$981$817$677$559$362
18 years$1,095$906$745$610$497$312
19 years$1,027$840$682$551$443$269
20 years$965$781$626$499$395$233
21 years$910$727$576$453$354$202
22 years$859$679$531$412$317$175
23 years$813$635$490$375$285$152
24 years$771$595$453$342$256$132
25 years$732$558$420$312$230$115
26 years$697$525$389$286$207$100
27 years$664$494$362$261$187$87
28 years$633$465$336$240$169$76
29 years$605$439$313$220$152$66
30 years$578$414$291$202$138$58
31 years$553$392$272$185$124$50
32 years$530$371$253$170$113$44
33 years$509$351$237$156$102$38
34 years$488$333$221$144$92$33
35 years$469$316$207$133$84$29
36 years$451$300$193$122$76$25
37 years$434$284$181$112$69$22
38 years$418$270$170$104$62$19
39 years$403$257$159$96$56$17
40 years$388$245$149$88$51$15
41 years$375$233$140$81$46$13
42 years$362$222$131$75$42$11
43 years$349$211$123$69$38$10
44 years$337$201$115$64$35$9
45 years$326$192$108$59$32$8
46 years$316$183$102$55$29$7
47 years$305$175$96$50$26$6
48 years$296$167$90$47$24$5
49 years$286$159$84$43$21$4
50 years$277$152$79$40$19$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $284,000, adding $4,153 every year, while hoping to spend $21,612 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: 75/8/17 Blend
60$284,000$284,000$284,000$284,000
61$317,252$302,200$297,798$339,522
62$326,617$294,013$284,779$346,637
63$336,212$284,700$270,600$351,357
64$346,039$274,184$255,198$355,955
65$356,098$262,381$238,510$360,412
66$366,388$249,206$220,468$364,710
67$376,907$234,565$201,002$368,826
68$387,654$218,361$180,037$372,737
69$398,624$200,490$157,498$376,420
70$409,813$180,843$133,304$379,845
71$421,215$159,306$107,371$382,985
72$432,823$135,755$79,611$385,808
73$444,626$110,063$49,934$388,279
74$456,615$82,093$18,244$390,360
75$468,776$51,702$0$392,012
76$481,094$18,738$0$396,016
77$493,549$0$0$403,215
78$506,122$0$0$411,757
79$518,787$0$0$422,018
80$531,517$0$0$432,326
81$544,279$0$0$442,655
82$557,037$0$0$452,973
83$569,750$0$0$463,246
84$582,371$0$0$473,436
85$594,845$0$0$483,498
86$607,114$0$0$493,381
87$619,109$0$0$503,031
88$630,755$0$0$512,383
89$641,967$0$0$521,368
90$652,648$0$0$529,906
91$662,693$0$0$537,909
92$671,982$0$0$545,277
93$680,382$0$0$551,901
94$687,745$0$0$557,657
95$693,904$0$0$562,409
96$698,675$0$0$566,003
97$701,854$0$0$568,270
98$703,213$0$0$569,020
99$702,498$0$0$568,046
100$699,428$0$0$565,112