Can I retire at age 61 with 443,000?

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 $443,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$36,583$36,257$35,939$35,628$35,325$34,444
2 years$18,110$17,773$17,446$17,129$16,822$15,939
3 years$11,954$11,615$11,289$10,975$10,672$9,816
4 years$8,876$8,538$8,215$7,907$7,612$6,788
5 years$7,030$6,694$6,375$6,073$5,786$4,999
6 years$5,799$5,466$5,152$4,857$4,578$3,827
7 years$4,921$4,590$4,282$3,993$3,723$3,008
8 years$4,262$3,935$3,631$3,350$3,089$2,410
9 years$3,750$3,426$3,127$2,853$2,601$1,958
10 years$3,341$3,020$2,727$2,459$2,217$1,608
11 years$3,006$2,688$2,400$2,140$1,906$1,331
12 years$2,728$2,413$2,130$1,877$1,652$1,110
13 years$2,492$2,181$1,903$1,657$1,441$930
14 years$2,290$1,982$1,710$1,471$1,263$783
15 years$2,115$1,811$1,544$1,312$1,112$661
16 years$1,963$1,661$1,400$1,175$983$560
17 years$1,828$1,530$1,274$1,056$871$476
18 years$1,708$1,414$1,163$951$775$405
19 years$1,602$1,310$1,065$860$691$345
20 years$1,506$1,218$977$779$617$295
21 years$1,419$1,134$899$707$552$252
22 years$1,340$1,059$828$642$495$216
23 years$1,268$990$765$585$444$185
24 years$1,203$928$707$534$399$159
25 years$1,142$871$655$487$359$136
26 years$1,086$818$608$446$324$117
27 years$1,035$770$564$408$292$100
28 years$987$726$524$374$263$86
29 years$943$685$488$343$238$74
30 years$902$646$455$315$215$64
31 years$863$611$424$289$194$55
32 years$827$578$395$265$176$47
33 years$793$548$369$244$159$41
34 years$762$519$345$225$144$35
35 years$732$492$323$207$130$30
36 years$704$467$302$190$118$26
37 years$677$444$282$175$107$22
38 years$652$422$264$162$97$19
39 years$628$401$248$149$88$16
40 years$606$382$232$138$80$14
41 years$584$363$218$127$72$12
42 years$564$346$204$117$66$11
43 years$545$330$192$108$60$9
44 years$526$314$180$100$54$8
45 years$509$300$169$92$49$7
46 years$492$286$159$85$45$6
47 years$476$273$149$79$41$5
48 years$461$260$140$73$37$4
49 years$446$249$132$67$33$4
50 years$433$237$124$62$30$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $443,000, adding $4,386 every year, while hoping to spend $27,374 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: 73/18/9 Blend
60$443,000$443,000$443,000$443,000
61$492,710$469,231$462,365$527,582
62$513,841$463,098$448,728$545,058
63$536,209$455,746$433,717$560,348
64$559,913$447,088$417,257$576,332
65$585,059$437,030$399,270$593,073
66$611,762$425,472$379,673$610,636
67$640,151$412,309$358,380$629,097
68$670,363$397,429$335,304$648,539
69$702,553$380,715$310,348$669,052
70$736,885$362,043$283,417$690,739
71$773,544$341,280$254,409$713,712
72$812,729$318,286$223,215$738,097
73$854,660$292,915$189,725$764,031
74$899,578$265,009$153,823$791,668
75$947,746$234,406$115,387$821,178
76$999,454$200,930$74,291$852,750
77$1,055,020$164,397$30,401$886,593
78$1,114,792$124,613$0$922,936
79$1,179,155$81,373$0$963,616
80$1,248,528$34,460$0$1,010,556
81$1,323,374$0$0$1,061,161
82$1,404,201$0$0$1,119,033
83$1,491,565$0$0$1,188,981
84$1,586,081$0$0$1,264,671
85$1,688,423$0$0$1,346,646
86$1,799,331$0$0$1,435,501
87$1,919,621$0$0$1,531,892
88$2,050,187$0$0$1,636,538
89$2,192,017$0$0$1,750,233
90$2,346,194$0$0$1,873,847
91$2,513,911$0$0$2,008,341
92$2,696,479$0$0$2,154,769
93$2,895,343$0$0$2,314,292
94$3,112,092$0$0$2,488,188
95$3,348,473$0$0$2,677,864
96$3,606,413$0$0$2,884,867
97$3,888,029$0$0$3,110,901
98$4,195,653$0$0$3,357,841
99$4,531,853$0$0$3,627,752
100$4,899,455$0$0$3,922,908