Can I retire at age 61 with 467,000?

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 $467,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.6%
1 years$38,564$38,221$37,886$37,559$37,239$36,236
2 years$19,091$18,736$18,391$18,057$17,733$16,730
3 years$12,601$12,244$11,900$11,569$11,251$10,278
4 years$9,357$9,001$8,660$8,335$8,024$7,090
5 years$7,410$7,057$6,721$6,402$6,100$5,207
6 years$6,113$5,762$5,431$5,120$4,826$3,976
7 years$5,187$4,839$4,514$4,209$3,925$3,116
8 years$4,493$4,148$3,828$3,531$3,256$2,489
9 years$3,953$3,612$3,297$3,008$2,742$2,016
10 years$3,522$3,183$2,874$2,593$2,337$1,650
11 years$3,169$2,834$2,531$2,256$2,010$1,362
12 years$2,875$2,544$2,246$1,979$1,741$1,132
13 years$2,627$2,299$2,006$1,747$1,519$945
14 years$2,414$2,089$1,803$1,551$1,331$793
15 years$2,230$1,909$1,628$1,383$1,172$668
16 years$2,069$1,751$1,476$1,239$1,036$564
17 years$1,927$1,613$1,343$1,113$918$477
18 years$1,801$1,490$1,226$1,003$817$405
19 years$1,688$1,381$1,122$906$728$344
20 years$1,587$1,284$1,030$821$650$292
21 years$1,496$1,196$947$745$582$249
22 years$1,413$1,116$873$677$522$212
23 years$1,337$1,044$806$617$468$181
24 years$1,268$978$746$563$421$155
25 years$1,204$918$691$514$379$132
26 years$1,145$863$640$470$341$113
27 years$1,091$812$595$430$308$97
28 years$1,041$765$553$394$277$83
29 years$994$722$514$361$251$71
30 years$951$681$479$332$226$61
31 years$910$644$447$304$205$52
32 years$872$610$417$280$185$44
33 years$836$577$389$257$168$38
34 years$803$547$364$237$152$33
35 years$771$519$340$218$137$28
36 years$742$493$318$201$124$24
37 years$714$468$298$185$113$21
38 years$687$445$279$170$102$18
39 years$662$423$261$157$93$15
40 years$638$402$245$145$84$13
41 years$616$383$230$134$76$11
42 years$595$365$215$123$69$10
43 years$574$347$202$114$63$8
44 years$555$331$190$105$57$7
45 years$536$316$178$97$52$6
46 years$519$301$167$90$47$5
47 years$502$287$157$83$43$4
48 years$486$274$148$77$39$4
49 years$471$262$139$71$35$3
50 years$456$250$130$65$32$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $467,000, adding $4,272 every year, while hoping to spend $36,811 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: 76/17/7 Blend
60$467,000$467,000$467,000$467,000
61$519,041$494,290$487,051$557,701
62$532,816$479,343$464,201$568,762
63$546,763$462,431$439,351$575,738
64$560,860$443,417$412,396$582,316
65$575,082$422,158$383,226$588,442
66$589,400$398,504$351,724$594,056
67$603,783$372,295$317,771$599,094
68$618,192$343,360$281,239$603,486
69$632,584$311,522$241,997$607,154
70$646,911$276,590$199,908$610,015
71$661,119$238,366$154,827$611,976
72$675,145$196,637$106,606$612,936
73$688,919$151,182$55,087$612,788
74$702,363$101,764$106$611,410
75$715,388$48,134$0$608,672
76$727,895$0$0$608,807
77$739,773$0$0$609,442
78$750,899$0$0$618,440
79$761,133$0$0$626,682
80$770,320$0$0$634,037
81$778,288$0$0$640,360
82$784,845$0$0$645,490
83$789,777$0$0$649,248
84$792,845$0$0$651,433
85$793,786$0$0$651,824
86$792,304$0$0$650,175
87$788,075$0$0$646,210
88$780,735$0$0$639,628
89$769,883$0$0$630,090
90$755,074$0$0$617,224
91$735,814$0$0$600,616
92$711,557$0$0$579,807
93$681,698$0$0$554,291
94$645,566$0$0$523,506
95$602,420$0$0$486,829
96$551,440$0$0$443,575
97$491,718$0$0$392,982
98$422,253$0$0$334,209
99$341,933$0$0$266,327
100$249,534$0$0$188,310