Can I retire at age 61 with 437,000?

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 $437,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$36,087$35,766$35,452$35,146$34,847$33,478
2 years$17,865$17,532$17,210$16,897$16,594$15,231
3 years$11,792$11,457$11,136$10,826$10,528$9,214
4 years$8,756$8,422$8,104$7,800$7,509$6,254
5 years$6,934$6,603$6,289$5,991$5,708$4,516
6 years$5,721$5,392$5,082$4,791$4,516$3,388
7 years$4,854$4,528$4,224$3,939$3,673$2,608
8 years$4,204$3,882$3,582$3,304$3,047$2,044
9 years$3,699$3,380$3,085$2,814$2,566$1,623
10 years$3,296$2,979$2,690$2,426$2,186$1,302
11 years$2,966$2,652$2,368$2,111$1,880$1,053
12 years$2,691$2,380$2,101$1,852$1,630$856
13 years$2,458$2,151$1,878$1,635$1,421$700
14 years$2,259$1,955$1,687$1,451$1,246$574
15 years$2,087$1,786$1,523$1,294$1,097$473
16 years$1,936$1,639$1,381$1,159$969$390
17 years$1,803$1,509$1,257$1,041$859$322
18 years$1,685$1,395$1,147$938$764$267
19 years$1,580$1,293$1,050$848$681$221
20 years$1,485$1,201$964$768$608$184
21 years$1,400$1,119$886$697$544$153
22 years$1,322$1,044$817$634$488$127
23 years$1,251$977$754$577$438$106
24 years$1,186$915$698$526$394$88
25 years$1,127$859$646$481$354$73
26 years$1,072$807$599$440$319$61
27 years$1,021$760$556$402$288$51
28 years$974$716$517$369$260$42
29 years$930$675$481$338$234$35
30 years$890$638$448$310$212$29
31 years$852$603$418$285$192$25
32 years$816$570$390$262$173$21
33 years$783$540$364$241$157$17
34 years$751$512$340$222$142$14
35 years$722$486$318$204$129$12
36 years$694$461$298$188$116$10
37 years$668$438$279$173$106$8
38 years$643$416$261$160$96$7
39 years$620$396$244$147$87$6
40 years$597$376$229$136$79$5
41 years$576$358$215$125$71$4
42 years$556$341$201$116$65$3
43 years$537$325$189$107$59$3
44 years$519$310$177$98$53$2
45 years$502$296$167$91$48$2
46 years$485$282$157$84$44$2
47 years$470$269$147$78$40$1
48 years$455$257$138$72$36$1
49 years$440$245$130$66$33$1
50 years$427$234$122$61$30$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $437,000, adding $5,870 every year, while hoping to spend $25,648 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: 59/27/14 Blend
60$437,000$437,000$437,000$437,000
61$487,629$464,468$457,694$514,349
62$510,078$459,938$445,738$528,536
63$533,957$454,326$432,521$540,627
64$559,385$447,552$417,975$553,205
65$586,492$439,532$402,027$566,322
66$615,420$430,175$384,601$580,033
67$646,327$419,387$365,619$594,402
68$679,381$407,066$344,996$609,498
69$714,772$393,107$322,648$625,402
70$752,705$377,395$298,482$642,202
71$793,405$359,812$272,406$659,997
72$837,120$340,230$244,319$678,899
73$884,122$318,517$214,120$699,031
74$934,709$294,531$181,699$720,532
75$989,209$268,123$146,946$743,556
76$1,047,981$239,134$109,741$768,275
77$1,111,421$207,397$69,964$794,882
78$1,179,964$172,737$27,484$823,590
79$1,254,085$134,966$0$854,639
80$1,334,310$93,888$0$890,958
81$1,421,217$49,295$0$934,733
82$1,515,438$967$0$982,202
83$1,617,671$0$0$1,033,755
84$1,728,683$0$0$1,105,068
85$1,849,318$0$0$1,182,908
86$1,980,503$0$0$1,267,588
87$2,123,260$0$0$1,359,773
88$2,278,711$0$0$1,460,191
89$2,448,093$0$0$1,569,646
90$2,632,766$0$0$1,689,022
91$2,834,227$0$0$1,819,292
92$3,054,124$0$0$1,961,525
93$3,294,271$0$0$2,116,901
94$3,556,665$0$0$2,286,718
95$3,843,504$0$0$2,472,404
96$4,157,208$0$0$2,675,531
97$4,500,442$0$0$2,897,832
98$4,876,142$0$0$3,141,214
99$5,287,537$0$0$3,407,776
100$5,738,186$0$0$3,699,832