Can I retire at age 61 with 417,000?

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 $417,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.5%
1 years$34,435$34,129$33,829$33,537$33,252$32,501
2 years$17,047$16,730$16,422$16,124$15,834$15,082
3 years$11,252$10,933$10,626$10,331$10,046$9,315
4 years$8,355$8,037$7,733$7,443$7,165$6,462
5 years$6,617$6,301$6,001$5,717$5,447$4,773
6 years$5,459$5,145$4,850$4,572$4,310$3,666
7 years$4,632$4,321$4,030$3,759$3,505$2,892
8 years$4,012$3,704$3,418$3,153$2,908$2,325
9 years$3,530$3,225$2,944$2,686$2,449$1,895
10 years$3,145$2,843$2,567$2,315$2,086$1,562
11 years$2,830$2,531$2,260$2,015$1,794$1,298
12 years$2,567$2,271$2,005$1,767$1,555$1,087
13 years$2,346$2,053$1,792$1,560$1,356$914
14 years$2,156$1,866$1,610$1,385$1,189$773
15 years$1,991$1,704$1,453$1,235$1,047$656
16 years$1,847$1,564$1,318$1,106$925$558
17 years$1,721$1,440$1,199$994$820$476
18 years$1,608$1,331$1,095$896$729$407
19 years$1,508$1,233$1,002$809$650$349
20 years$1,417$1,146$920$733$581$299
21 years$1,336$1,068$846$665$520$257
22 years$1,261$997$780$605$466$221
23 years$1,194$932$720$551$418$190
24 years$1,132$873$666$502$376$164
25 years$1,075$819$617$459$338$141
26 years$1,023$770$572$419$305$122
27 years$974$725$531$384$275$105
28 years$929$683$494$352$248$91
29 years$888$644$459$323$224$78
30 years$849$609$428$296$202$68
31 years$813$575$399$272$183$59
32 years$779$544$372$250$165$51
33 years$747$515$348$230$150$44
34 years$717$489$325$211$135$38
35 years$689$463$304$195$123$33
36 years$662$440$284$179$111$28
37 years$637$418$266$165$101$24
38 years$614$397$249$152$91$21
39 years$591$377$233$140$83$18
40 years$570$359$219$129$75$16
41 years$550$342$205$119$68$14
42 years$531$326$192$110$62$12
43 years$513$310$180$102$56$10
44 years$495$296$169$94$51$9
45 years$479$282$159$87$46$8
46 years$463$269$149$80$42$7
47 years$448$257$140$74$38$6
48 years$434$245$132$68$35$5
49 years$420$234$124$63$31$4
50 years$407$224$117$58$29$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $417,000, adding $3,697 every year, while hoping to spend $26,725 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: 44/39/17 Blend
60$417,000$417,000$417,000$417,000
61$463,347$441,246$434,783$481,310
62$482,174$434,432$420,913$487,461
63$502,025$426,389$405,683$491,182
64$522,976$417,027$389,018$494,647
65$545,112$406,253$370,842$497,846
66$568,522$393,969$351,075$500,767
67$593,307$380,068$329,631$503,401
68$619,573$364,441$306,423$505,739
69$647,440$346,969$281,358$507,774
70$677,036$327,527$254,341$509,502
71$708,503$305,986$225,271$510,919
72$741,996$282,204$194,043$512,026
73$777,683$256,036$160,547$512,824
74$815,751$227,326$124,669$513,321
75$856,402$195,909$86,290$513,527
76$899,859$161,613$45,285$513,456
77$946,366$124,253$1,523$513,130
78$996,190$83,637$0$512,575
79$1,049,625$39,559$0$520,019
80$1,106,993$0$0$528,137
81$1,168,647$0$0$540,249
82$1,234,976$0$0$571,579
83$1,306,404$0$0$605,355
84$1,383,400$0$0$641,804
85$1,466,477$0$0$681,173
86$1,556,200$0$0$723,737
87$1,653,190$0$0$769,794
88$1,758,127$0$0$819,674
89$1,871,762$0$0$873,740
90$1,994,919$0$0$932,390
91$2,128,503$0$0$996,063
92$2,273,510$0$0$1,065,240
93$2,431,037$0$0$1,140,452
94$2,602,290$0$0$1,222,282
95$2,788,593$0$0$1,311,372
96$2,991,407$0$0$1,408,428
97$3,212,337$0$0$1,514,228
98$3,453,150$0$0$1,629,627
99$3,715,790$0$0$1,755,567
100$4,002,397$0$0$1,893,084