Can I retire at age 61 with 421,000?

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 $421,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.4%
1 years$34,766$34,456$34,154$33,859$33,571$32,693
2 years$17,211$16,890$16,580$16,278$15,986$15,108
3 years$11,360$11,038$10,728$10,430$10,142$9,291
4 years$8,435$8,114$7,807$7,514$7,234$6,415
5 years$6,681$6,362$6,059$5,771$5,499$4,716
6 years$5,511$5,195$4,896$4,616$4,351$3,605
7 years$4,676$4,362$4,069$3,795$3,539$2,829
8 years$4,051$3,739$3,451$3,183$2,936$2,262
9 years$3,564$3,256$2,972$2,711$2,472$1,835
10 years$3,175$2,870$2,591$2,337$2,106$1,504
11 years$2,857$2,555$2,281$2,034$1,812$1,243
12 years$2,592$2,293$2,025$1,784$1,570$1,034
13 years$2,368$2,072$1,809$1,575$1,369$865
14 years$2,176$1,884$1,625$1,398$1,200$726
15 years$2,010$1,721$1,467$1,247$1,057$612
16 years$1,865$1,579$1,330$1,117$934$518
17 years$1,737$1,454$1,211$1,003$828$439
18 years$1,624$1,344$1,105$904$736$373
19 years$1,522$1,245$1,012$817$656$317
20 years$1,431$1,157$928$740$586$270
21 years$1,348$1,078$854$672$525$230
22 years$1,274$1,006$787$611$470$197
23 years$1,205$941$727$556$422$168
24 years$1,143$882$672$507$379$144
25 years$1,085$827$623$463$341$123
26 years$1,033$778$577$423$307$105
27 years$984$732$536$388$277$90
28 years$938$690$498$355$250$77
29 years$896$651$464$326$226$66
30 years$857$614$432$299$204$57
31 years$820$581$403$275$185$49
32 years$786$550$376$252$167$42
33 years$754$520$351$232$151$36
34 years$724$493$328$213$137$31
35 years$695$468$306$196$124$26
36 years$669$444$287$181$112$23
37 years$643$422$268$167$102$20
38 years$620$401$251$154$92$17
39 years$597$381$235$142$84$14
40 years$576$363$221$131$76$12
41 years$555$345$207$121$69$11
42 years$536$329$194$111$62$9
43 years$518$313$182$103$57$8
44 years$500$299$171$95$51$7
45 years$484$285$161$88$47$6
46 years$468$272$151$81$42$5
47 years$453$259$142$75$39$4
48 years$438$247$133$69$35$4
49 years$424$236$125$64$32$3
50 years$411$226$118$59$29$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $421,000, adding $2,749 every year, while hoping to spend $35,521 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: 48/40/12 Blend
60$421,000$421,000$421,000$421,000
61$466,778$444,465$437,939$487,511
62$476,595$428,449$414,816$486,066
63$486,223$410,459$389,728$480,584
64$495,605$390,359$362,571$473,834
65$504,677$368,007$333,238$465,709
66$513,369$343,253$301,615$456,092
67$521,599$315,939$267,586$444,862
68$529,278$285,896$231,026$431,885
69$536,306$252,947$191,808$417,018
70$542,573$216,905$149,796$400,106
71$547,952$177,570$104,852$380,983
72$552,307$134,735$56,828$359,471
73$555,482$88,177$5,571$335,376
74$557,307$37,663$0$308,489
75$557,590$0$0$284,877
76$556,121$0$0$266,683
77$552,663$0$0$263,989
78$546,958$0$0$260,078
79$538,715$0$0$254,797
80$527,615$0$0$247,975
81$513,301$0$0$239,424
82$495,382$0$0$228,934
83$473,421$0$0$216,275
84$446,936$0$0$201,190
85$415,395$0$0$183,397
86$378,207$0$0$162,581
87$334,720$0$0$138,398
88$284,212$0$0$110,464
89$225,886$0$0$78,355
90$158,860$0$0$41,606
91$82,161$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0