Can I retire at age 61 with 344,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $344,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$28,407$28,154$27,907$27,666$27,431$26,943
2 years$14,063$13,801$13,547$13,301$13,062$12,573
3 years$9,282$9,019$8,766$8,522$8,287$7,811
4 years$6,892$6,630$6,379$6,140$5,911$5,451
5 years$5,459$5,198$4,951$4,716$4,493$4,052
6 years$4,503$4,245$4,001$3,771$3,555$3,133
7 years$3,821$3,565$3,325$3,101$2,891$2,488
8 years$3,310$3,056$2,820$2,601$2,399$2,014
9 years$2,912$2,660$2,429$2,216$2,020$1,654
10 years$2,594$2,345$2,117$1,910$1,721$1,373
11 years$2,334$2,088$1,864$1,662$1,480$1,150
12 years$2,118$1,874$1,654$1,458$1,283$970
13 years$1,935$1,693$1,478$1,287$1,119$823
14 years$1,778$1,539$1,328$1,143$981$701
15 years$1,643$1,406$1,199$1,019$863$600
16 years$1,524$1,290$1,087$912$763$515
17 years$1,420$1,188$989$820$677$443
18 years$1,327$1,098$903$739$602$382
19 years$1,244$1,017$827$668$536$330
20 years$1,169$945$759$605$479$286
21 years$1,102$881$698$549$429$248
22 years$1,041$822$643$499$384$215
23 years$985$769$594$454$345$187
24 years$934$720$549$414$310$162
25 years$887$676$509$378$279$141
26 years$844$635$472$346$251$123
27 years$804$598$438$317$227$107
28 years$767$563$407$290$204$94
29 years$732$532$379$266$185$82
30 years$700$502$353$244$167$71
31 years$670$475$329$224$151$62
32 years$642$449$307$206$136$54
33 years$616$425$287$190$123$47
34 years$591$403$268$174$112$41
35 years$568$382$250$161$101$36
36 years$546$363$234$148$92$32
37 years$526$345$219$136$83$28
38 years$506$327$205$126$75$24
39 years$488$311$192$116$68$21
40 years$470$296$180$107$62$18
41 years$454$282$169$99$56$16
42 years$438$269$159$91$51$14
43 years$423$256$149$84$46$12
44 years$409$244$140$78$42$11
45 years$395$233$131$72$38$9
46 years$382$222$123$66$35$8
47 years$370$212$116$61$31$7
48 years$358$202$109$56$29$6
49 years$347$193$102$52$26$6
50 years$336$184$96$48$24$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $344,000, adding $4,188 every year, while hoping to spend $20,843 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: 45/26/29 Blend
60$344,000$344,000$344,000$344,000
61$383,408$365,176$359,844$397,285
62$400,339$360,893$349,722$403,291
63$418,298$355,701$338,562$407,484
64$437,368$349,535$326,308$411,635
65$457,641$342,323$312,900$415,754
66$479,214$333,990$298,277$419,849
67$502,197$324,459$282,372$423,934
68$526,709$313,645$265,119$428,025
69$552,879$301,460$246,447$432,140
70$580,851$287,810$226,281$436,304
71$610,781$272,595$204,544$440,543
72$642,840$255,712$181,156$444,889
73$677,216$237,048$156,031$449,381
74$714,117$216,488$129,082$454,063
75$753,767$193,907$100,217$458,984
76$796,417$169,173$69,340$464,206
77$842,338$142,149$36,349$469,793
78$891,831$112,689$1,141$475,826
79$945,225$80,638$0$482,391
80$1,002,881$45,833$0$500,862
81$1,065,197$8,101$0$521,192
82$1,132,611$0$0$543,192
83$1,205,602$0$0$576,416
84$1,284,698$0$0$614,964
85$1,370,479$0$0$656,806
86$1,463,585$0$0$702,259
87$1,564,717$0$0$751,669
88$1,674,647$0$0$805,419
89$1,794,226$0$0$863,929
90$1,924,388$0$0$927,663
91$2,066,162$0$0$997,129
92$2,220,680$0$0$1,072,889
93$2,389,187$0$0$1,155,559
94$2,573,055$0$0$1,245,818
95$2,773,792$0$0$1,344,414
96$2,993,061$0$0$1,452,169
97$3,232,690$0$0$1,569,990
98$3,494,693$0$0$1,698,875
99$3,781,287$0$0$1,839,921
100$4,094,912$0$0$1,994,338