Can I retire at age 61 with 442,000?

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 $442,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.1%
1 years$36,500$36,175$35,858$35,548$35,246$34,506
2 years$18,069$17,733$17,407$17,090$16,784$16,042
3 years$11,927$11,589$11,263$10,950$10,648$9,927
4 years$8,856$8,519$8,197$7,889$7,594$6,900
5 years$7,014$6,679$6,361$6,059$5,773$5,108
6 years$5,786$5,454$5,141$4,846$4,568$3,932
7 years$4,910$4,580$4,272$3,984$3,715$3,108
8 years$4,253$3,926$3,623$3,342$3,082$2,505
9 years$3,742$3,418$3,120$2,847$2,596$2,047
10 years$3,333$3,013$2,720$2,454$2,212$1,691
11 years$2,999$2,682$2,395$2,136$1,902$1,409
12 years$2,721$2,408$2,126$1,873$1,648$1,182
13 years$2,486$2,176$1,899$1,654$1,437$998
14 years$2,285$1,978$1,706$1,468$1,260$846
15 years$2,111$1,807$1,541$1,309$1,109$719
16 years$1,958$1,658$1,397$1,172$980$614
17 years$1,824$1,527$1,271$1,053$869$525
18 years$1,705$1,411$1,160$949$773$450
19 years$1,598$1,307$1,062$858$689$387
20 years$1,502$1,215$975$777$615$333
21 years$1,416$1,132$897$705$551$287
22 years$1,337$1,056$826$641$494$247
23 years$1,265$988$763$584$443$214
24 years$1,200$926$706$532$398$185
25 years$1,140$869$654$486$358$160
26 years$1,084$816$606$445$323$138
27 years$1,033$768$563$407$291$120
28 years$985$724$523$373$263$104
29 years$941$683$487$342$237$90
30 years$900$645$454$314$214$78
31 years$861$610$423$288$194$67
32 years$825$577$395$265$175$59
33 years$792$546$368$244$159$51
34 years$760$518$344$224$144$44
35 years$730$491$322$206$130$38
36 years$702$466$301$190$118$33
37 years$675$443$282$175$107$29
38 years$650$421$264$161$97$25
39 years$627$400$247$149$88$22
40 years$604$381$232$137$80$19
41 years$583$362$217$127$72$16
42 years$563$345$204$117$66$14
43 years$543$329$191$108$59$12
44 years$525$313$180$100$54$11
45 years$508$299$169$92$49$9
46 years$491$285$158$85$45$8
47 years$475$272$149$78$40$7
48 years$460$260$140$73$37$6
49 years$445$248$131$67$33$5
50 years$432$237$124$62$30$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $442,000, adding $5,988 every year, while hoping to spend $20,936 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: 77/11/12 Blend
60$442,000$442,000$442,000$442,000
61$493,261$469,835$462,984$529,642
62$521,297$470,581$456,218$555,181
63$551,492$470,662$448,524$579,920
64$584,043$470,023$439,848$606,455
65$619,168$468,606$430,135$634,957
66$657,105$466,350$419,327$665,615
67$698,118$463,189$407,362$698,637
68$742,494$459,054$394,177$734,252
69$790,552$453,870$379,705$772,712
70$842,639$447,561$363,876$814,296
71$899,140$440,044$346,618$859,311
72$960,477$431,230$327,854$908,095
73$1,027,113$421,028$307,505$961,022
74$1,099,560$409,339$285,487$1,018,503
75$1,178,377$396,060$261,714$1,080,991
76$1,264,184$381,079$236,093$1,148,988
77$1,357,660$364,281$208,532$1,223,045
78$1,459,553$345,543$178,929$1,303,770
79$1,570,687$324,734$147,183$1,391,835
80$1,691,968$301,716$113,184$1,487,978
81$1,824,393$276,345$76,820$1,593,017
82$1,969,060$248,465$37,973$1,707,849
83$2,127,179$217,914$0$1,833,468
84$2,300,080$184,521$0$1,971,412
85$2,489,229$148,103$0$2,127,660
86$2,696,238$108,468$0$2,298,691
87$2,922,886$65,415$0$2,485,989
88$3,171,129$18,728$0$2,691,191
89$3,443,120$0$0$2,916,097
90$3,741,233$0$0$3,166,546
91$4,068,082$0$0$3,443,637
92$4,426,544$0$0$3,747,545
93$4,819,791$0$0$4,080,961
94$5,251,313$0$0$4,446,847
95$5,724,958$0$0$4,848,467
96$6,244,962$0$0$5,289,415
97$6,815,992$0$0$5,773,652
98$7,443,189$0$0$6,305,539
99$8,132,218$0$0$6,889,883
100$8,889,316$0$0$7,531,977