Can I retire at age 61 with 447,000?

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 $447,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$36,913$36,584$36,263$35,950$35,644$34,298
2 years$18,274$17,933$17,604$17,284$16,974$15,633
3 years$12,061$11,720$11,391$11,074$10,769$9,476
4 years$8,956$8,615$8,289$7,978$7,680$6,445
5 years$7,093$6,754$6,433$6,128$5,838$4,664
6 years$5,852$5,515$5,199$4,901$4,620$3,507
7 years$4,965$4,632$4,320$4,029$3,757$2,705
8 years$4,301$3,970$3,664$3,380$3,117$2,125
9 years$3,784$3,457$3,156$2,879$2,625$1,692
10 years$3,371$3,047$2,751$2,482$2,237$1,361
11 years$3,033$2,713$2,422$2,160$1,923$1,103
12 years$2,752$2,435$2,150$1,894$1,667$900
13 years$2,514$2,200$1,921$1,672$1,454$737
14 years$2,311$2,000$1,726$1,485$1,274$607
15 years$2,135$1,827$1,558$1,324$1,122$501
16 years$1,980$1,676$1,413$1,186$992$414
17 years$1,845$1,544$1,285$1,065$879$343
18 years$1,724$1,427$1,173$960$782$285
19 years$1,616$1,322$1,074$867$697$237
20 years$1,519$1,229$986$786$622$198
21 years$1,432$1,144$907$713$557$165
22 years$1,352$1,068$836$648$499$137
23 years$1,280$999$772$590$448$115
24 years$1,213$936$714$538$403$96
25 years$1,152$878$661$492$362$80
26 years$1,096$826$613$450$326$67
27 years$1,044$777$569$412$294$56
28 years$996$732$529$377$266$47
29 years$952$691$492$346$240$39
30 years$910$652$459$317$217$33
31 years$871$617$428$291$196$27
32 years$835$583$399$268$177$23
33 years$801$553$373$246$160$19
34 years$768$524$348$227$145$16
35 years$738$497$325$209$132$13
36 years$710$471$304$192$119$11
37 years$683$448$285$177$108$9
38 years$658$426$267$163$98$8
39 years$634$405$250$150$89$7
40 years$611$385$234$139$81$6
41 years$590$366$220$128$73$5
42 years$569$349$206$118$66$4
43 years$550$333$193$109$60$3
44 years$531$317$182$101$55$3
45 years$513$302$170$93$50$2
46 years$497$288$160$86$45$2
47 years$481$275$150$79$41$2
48 years$465$263$141$73$37$1
49 years$450$251$133$68$34$1
50 years$436$240$125$63$31$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $447,000, adding $5,867 every year, while hoping to spend $42,077 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: 54/35/11 Blend
60$447,000$447,000$447,000$447,000
61$498,646$474,955$468,026$523,862
62$504,738$453,458$438,936$520,146
63$510,042$429,498$407,460$511,033
64$514,431$402,908$373,475$500,130
65$517,768$373,516$336,852$487,275
66$519,898$341,136$297,454$472,292
67$520,648$305,572$255,139$454,992
68$519,828$266,619$209,760$435,169
69$517,226$224,058$161,163$412,598
70$512,606$177,660$109,185$387,038
71$505,708$127,182$53,658$358,224
72$496,241$72,365$0$325,871
73$483,886$12,939$0$290,323
74$468,287$0$0$257,350
75$449,052$0$0$240,091
76$425,743$0$0$225,366
77$397,880$0$0$207,904
78$364,929$0$0$187,386
79$326,301$0$0$163,462
80$281,344$0$0$135,741
81$229,336$0$0$103,794
82$169,481$0$0$67,147
83$100,899$0$0$25,273
84$22,617$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$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