Can I retire at age 61 with 386,000?

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 $386,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$31,876$31,592$31,315$31,044$30,780$29,617
2 years$15,780$15,486$15,201$14,925$14,657$13,499
3 years$10,415$10,120$9,836$9,563$9,299$8,182
4 years$7,734$7,440$7,158$6,889$6,632$5,565
5 years$6,125$5,833$5,555$5,292$5,042$4,027
6 years$5,053$4,763$4,489$4,232$3,989$3,028
7 years$4,288$4,000$3,731$3,479$3,244$2,336
8 years$3,714$3,429$3,164$2,919$2,692$1,835
9 years$3,268$2,985$2,725$2,486$2,267$1,461
10 years$2,911$2,631$2,376$2,143$1,931$1,175
11 years$2,619$2,342$2,092$1,865$1,661$953
12 years$2,377$2,102$1,856$1,636$1,439$777
13 years$2,171$1,900$1,658$1,444$1,255$637
14 years$1,995$1,727$1,490$1,282$1,100$524
15 years$1,843$1,578$1,345$1,143$969$432
16 years$1,710$1,448$1,220$1,024$856$358
17 years$1,593$1,333$1,110$920$759$297
18 years$1,489$1,232$1,013$829$675$246
19 years$1,396$1,142$928$749$602$205
20 years$1,312$1,061$851$678$537$171
21 years$1,236$988$783$616$481$142
22 years$1,168$922$722$560$431$119
23 years$1,105$863$666$510$387$99
24 years$1,048$808$616$465$348$83
25 years$995$759$571$425$313$69
26 years$947$713$529$388$282$58
27 years$902$671$492$355$254$48
28 years$860$632$457$326$229$40
29 years$822$596$425$299$207$34
30 years$786$563$396$274$187$28
31 years$752$532$369$252$169$24
32 years$721$504$345$231$153$20
33 years$691$477$322$213$138$17
34 years$664$452$301$196$125$14
35 years$638$429$281$180$114$12
36 years$613$407$263$166$103$10
37 years$590$387$246$153$93$8
38 years$568$367$230$141$85$7
39 years$547$349$216$130$77$6
40 years$528$332$202$120$70$5
41 years$509$316$190$111$63$4
42 years$491$301$178$102$57$3
43 years$475$287$167$94$52$3
44 years$459$274$157$87$47$2
45 years$443$261$147$80$43$2
46 years$429$249$138$74$39$2
47 years$415$238$130$69$35$1
48 years$402$227$122$63$32$1
49 years$389$217$115$59$29$1
50 years$377$207$108$54$26$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $386,000, adding $3,724 every year, while hoping to spend $31,477 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: 55/19/26 Blend
60$386,000$386,000$386,000$386,000
61$429,213$408,755$402,772$449,559
62$439,502$395,293$382,774$450,505
63$449,785$380,116$361,051$447,954
64$460,028$363,107$337,511$444,528
65$470,194$344,143$312,061$440,154
66$480,239$323,091$284,600$434,753
67$490,115$299,813$255,025$428,241
68$499,765$274,163$223,227$420,525
69$509,129$245,985$189,094$411,506
70$518,138$215,116$152,506$401,079
71$526,713$181,382$113,340$389,130
72$534,769$144,600$71,468$375,533
73$542,208$104,578$26,754$360,156
74$548,921$61,111$0$342,855
75$554,789$13,983$0$329,291
76$559,676$0$0$321,778
77$563,433$0$0$320,490
78$565,893$0$0$321,320
79$566,872$0$0$321,230
80$566,163$0$0$320,096
81$563,538$0$0$317,779
82$558,743$0$0$314,124
83$551,498$0$0$308,960
84$541,490$0$0$302,097
85$528,374$0$0$293,326
86$511,768$0$0$282,412
87$491,247$0$0$269,100
88$466,342$0$0$253,102
89$436,534$0$0$234,105
90$401,248$0$0$211,758
91$359,848$0$0$185,676
92$311,633$0$0$155,431
93$255,825$0$0$120,552
94$191,565$0$0$80,517
95$117,905$0$0$34,751
96$33,795$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0