Can I retire at age 61 with 459,000?

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 $459,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.3%
1 years$37,904$37,566$37,237$36,915$36,601$35,373
2 years$18,764$18,415$18,076$17,748$17,429$16,204
3 years$12,385$12,034$11,696$11,371$11,058$9,874
4 years$9,196$8,846$8,512$8,192$7,887$6,753
5 years$7,284$6,936$6,606$6,292$5,995$4,915
6 years$6,009$5,664$5,338$5,032$4,744$3,718
7 years$5,099$4,756$4,436$4,137$3,858$2,887
8 years$4,416$4,077$3,762$3,471$3,201$2,283
9 years$3,886$3,550$3,240$2,956$2,695$1,830
10 years$3,462$3,129$2,825$2,548$2,297$1,482
11 years$3,115$2,785$2,487$2,218$1,975$1,210
12 years$2,826$2,500$2,207$1,945$1,712$994
13 years$2,582$2,259$1,972$1,717$1,493$821
14 years$2,373$2,054$1,772$1,524$1,308$680
15 years$2,192$1,876$1,600$1,360$1,152$566
16 years$2,034$1,721$1,450$1,217$1,018$472
17 years$1,894$1,585$1,320$1,094$903$395
18 years$1,770$1,465$1,205$986$803$330
19 years$1,659$1,358$1,103$891$715$277
20 years$1,560$1,262$1,012$807$639$233
21 years$1,470$1,175$931$732$572$196
22 years$1,388$1,097$858$666$513$165
23 years$1,314$1,026$792$606$460$139
24 years$1,246$961$733$553$414$117
25 years$1,183$902$679$505$372$98
26 years$1,126$848$629$462$335$83
27 years$1,072$798$585$423$302$70
28 years$1,023$752$543$387$273$59
29 years$977$709$506$355$246$50
30 years$934$670$471$326$223$42
31 years$894$633$439$299$201$36
32 years$857$599$410$275$182$30
33 years$822$567$383$253$165$25
34 years$789$538$357$233$149$21
35 years$758$510$334$214$135$18
36 years$729$484$313$197$122$15
37 years$701$460$293$182$111$13
38 years$675$437$274$168$101$11
39 years$651$416$257$154$91$9
40 years$628$395$241$142$83$8
41 years$605$376$226$131$75$7
42 years$584$358$212$121$68$6
43 years$564$341$199$112$62$5
44 years$545$325$186$103$56$4
45 years$527$310$175$96$51$3
46 years$510$296$164$88$46$3
47 years$493$283$154$82$42$2
48 years$478$270$145$75$38$2
49 years$463$258$136$70$35$2
50 years$448$246$128$64$31$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $459,000, adding $5,785 every year, while hoping to spend $34,293 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: 64/26/10 Blend
60$459,000$459,000$459,000$459,000
61$511,785$487,458$480,344$543,059
62$527,500$474,856$459,948$552,052
63$543,668$460,487$437,719$557,332
64$560,300$444,229$413,560$562,228
65$577,405$425,951$387,369$566,699
66$594,994$405,516$359,039$570,705
67$613,075$382,778$328,459$574,202
68$631,659$357,584$295,513$577,141
69$650,753$329,771$260,078$579,473
70$670,368$299,167$222,028$581,143
71$690,510$265,591$181,230$582,095
72$711,187$228,850$137,547$582,266
73$732,405$188,741$90,832$581,592
74$754,172$145,051$40,936$580,002
75$776,491$97,552$0$577,422
76$799,367$46,005$0$575,087
77$822,801$0$0$576,344
78$846,796$0$0$579,565
79$871,350$0$0$596,327
80$896,462$0$0$613,463
81$922,126$0$0$630,972
82$948,336$0$0$648,847
83$975,083$0$0$667,081
84$1,002,353$0$0$685,664
85$1,030,130$0$0$704,585
86$1,058,396$0$0$723,829
87$1,087,125$0$0$743,378
88$1,116,289$0$0$763,211
89$1,145,853$0$0$783,303
90$1,175,777$0$0$803,626
91$1,206,015$0$0$824,144
92$1,236,512$0$0$844,820
93$1,267,205$0$0$865,609
94$1,298,022$0$0$886,458
95$1,328,883$0$0$907,309
96$1,359,692$0$0$928,096
97$1,390,345$0$0$948,742
98$1,420,722$0$0$969,163
99$1,450,686$0$0$989,262
100$1,480,086$0$0$1,008,930