Can I retire at age 61 with 402,000?

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 $402,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.3%
1 years$33,197$32,901$32,613$32,331$32,056$31,230
2 years$16,434$16,128$15,831$15,544$15,265$14,438
3 years$10,847$10,540$10,244$9,959$9,685$8,883
4 years$8,054$7,748$7,455$7,175$6,907$6,137
5 years$6,379$6,074$5,785$5,511$5,251$4,514
6 years$5,263$4,960$4,675$4,407$4,155$3,453
7 years$4,465$4,166$3,885$3,623$3,379$2,711
8 years$3,868$3,571$3,295$3,040$2,803$2,169
9 years$3,403$3,109$2,838$2,589$2,361$1,760
10 years$3,032$2,740$2,474$2,232$2,011$1,443
11 years$2,728$2,440$2,178$1,942$1,730$1,194
12 years$2,475$2,190$1,933$1,704$1,499$994
13 years$2,261$1,979$1,727$1,504$1,307$832
14 years$2,078$1,799$1,552$1,335$1,146$699
15 years$1,920$1,643$1,401$1,191$1,009$590
16 years$1,781$1,508$1,270$1,066$892$499
17 years$1,659$1,388$1,156$958$791$423
18 years$1,550$1,283$1,055$863$703$360
19 years$1,453$1,189$966$780$627$306
20 years$1,366$1,105$887$707$560$261
21 years$1,288$1,029$815$641$501$223
22 years$1,216$961$752$583$449$191
23 years$1,151$898$694$531$403$163
24 years$1,091$842$642$484$362$140
25 years$1,036$790$594$442$326$119
26 years$986$742$551$404$294$102
27 years$939$699$512$370$265$88
28 years$896$658$476$339$239$75
29 years$856$621$443$311$216$65
30 years$818$587$413$285$195$55
31 years$783$555$385$262$176$48
32 years$751$525$359$241$159$41
33 years$720$497$335$222$144$35
34 years$691$471$313$204$131$30
35 years$664$447$293$188$118$26
36 years$638$424$274$173$107$22
37 years$614$403$256$159$97$19
38 years$592$383$240$147$88$16
39 years$570$364$225$135$80$14
40 years$550$346$211$125$72$12
41 years$530$330$198$115$66$10
42 years$512$314$185$106$60$9
43 years$494$299$174$98$54$8
44 years$478$285$163$91$49$7
45 years$462$272$153$84$45$6
46 years$447$259$144$77$40$5
47 years$432$247$135$71$37$4
48 years$418$236$127$66$33$4
49 years$405$226$119$61$30$3
50 years$392$216$112$56$28$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $402,000, adding $2,377 every year, while hoping to spend $31,348 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: 28/45/27 Blend
60$402,000$402,000$402,000$402,000
61$445,456$424,150$417,919$454,142
62$457,538$411,579$398,565$448,671
63$469,803$397,342$377,512$439,923
64$482,234$381,323$354,671$429,888
65$494,816$363,402$329,946$418,478
66$507,527$343,449$303,240$405,598
67$520,346$321,329$274,449$391,149
68$533,246$296,899$243,468$375,024
69$546,196$270,005$210,182$357,113
70$559,161$240,489$174,477$337,295
71$572,102$208,180$136,229$315,443
72$584,975$172,898$95,310$291,426
73$597,727$134,456$51,588$265,099
74$610,303$92,651$4,924$236,312
75$622,637$47,274$0$204,905
76$634,656$0$0$183,637
77$646,280$0$0$162,693
78$657,416$0$0$164,972
79$667,963$0$0$167,033
80$677,805$0$0$168,839
81$686,815$0$0$170,350
82$694,850$0$0$171,520
83$701,750$0$0$172,298
84$707,340$0$0$172,629
85$711,421$0$0$172,451
86$713,774$0$0$171,695
87$714,156$0$0$170,283
88$712,295$0$0$168,132
89$707,891$0$0$165,146
90$700,610$0$0$161,221
91$690,084$0$0$156,242
92$675,900$0$0$150,080
93$657,607$0$0$142,593
94$634,699$0$0$133,624
95$606,620$0$0$123,000
96$572,753$0$0$110,529
97$532,416$0$0$95,997
98$484,854$0$0$79,170
99$429,231$0$0$59,789
100$364,626$0$0$37,565