Can I retire at age 61 with 468,000?

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 $468,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.2%
1 years$38,647$38,303$37,967$37,639$37,319$36,081
2 years$19,132$18,776$18,431$18,096$17,771$16,536
3 years$12,628$12,270$11,926$11,594$11,275$10,081
4 years$9,377$9,020$8,679$8,353$8,041$6,898
5 years$7,426$7,072$6,735$6,416$6,113$5,023
6 years$6,127$5,775$5,443$5,131$4,837$3,802
7 years$5,198$4,849$4,523$4,218$3,934$2,953
8 years$4,503$4,157$3,836$3,539$3,263$2,337
9 years$3,962$3,619$3,304$3,014$2,748$1,874
10 years$3,529$3,190$2,880$2,598$2,342$1,519
11 years$3,176$2,840$2,536$2,261$2,014$1,241
12 years$2,882$2,549$2,251$1,983$1,745$1,020
13 years$2,633$2,304$2,011$1,751$1,522$843
14 years$2,419$2,094$1,807$1,554$1,334$699
15 years$2,235$1,913$1,631$1,386$1,175$582
16 years$2,073$1,755$1,479$1,241$1,038$486
17 years$1,931$1,616$1,346$1,115$920$406
18 years$1,805$1,494$1,228$1,005$818$341
19 years$1,692$1,384$1,125$908$729$286
20 years$1,591$1,286$1,032$822$652$240
21 years$1,499$1,198$949$746$583$202
22 years$1,416$1,118$875$679$523$170
23 years$1,340$1,046$808$618$469$143
24 years$1,270$980$747$564$422$121
25 years$1,207$920$692$515$379$102
26 years$1,148$864$642$471$342$86
27 years$1,093$813$596$431$308$73
28 years$1,043$767$554$395$278$61
29 years$996$723$516$362$251$52
30 years$953$683$480$332$227$44
31 years$912$646$448$305$205$37
32 years$874$611$418$280$186$31
33 years$838$579$390$258$168$26
34 years$805$548$364$237$152$22
35 years$773$520$341$218$138$19
36 years$743$494$319$201$125$16
37 years$715$469$298$185$113$14
38 years$689$446$279$171$103$11
39 years$664$424$262$158$93$10
40 years$640$403$245$145$84$8
41 years$617$384$230$134$76$7
42 years$596$365$216$124$69$6
43 years$575$348$202$114$63$5
44 years$556$332$190$105$57$4
45 years$538$316$178$97$52$4
46 years$520$302$168$90$47$3
47 years$503$288$157$83$43$3
48 years$487$275$148$77$39$2
49 years$472$263$139$71$35$2
50 years$457$251$131$66$32$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $468,000, adding $4,679 every year, while hoping to spend $23,461 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: 36/46/18 Blend
60$468,000$468,000$468,000$468,000
61$520,562$495,758$488,504$536,302
62$548,697$495,088$479,907$547,486
63$578,916$493,599$470,235$557,008
64$611,406$491,226$459,428$566,794
65$646,373$487,899$447,423$576,883
66$684,043$483,547$434,152$587,315
67$724,666$478,091$419,547$598,139
68$768,515$471,450$403,534$609,411
69$815,888$463,536$386,037$621,193
70$867,117$454,258$366,978$633,558
71$922,563$443,517$346,272$646,585
72$982,626$431,210$323,833$660,368
73$1,047,742$417,228$299,570$675,011
74$1,118,395$401,455$273,389$690,631
75$1,195,113$383,768$245,189$707,360
76$1,278,479$364,038$214,868$725,349
77$1,369,136$342,127$182,317$744,765
78$1,467,787$317,890$147,424$765,797
79$1,575,208$291,175$110,070$788,658
80$1,692,255$261,818$70,133$813,584
81$1,819,866$229,648$27,484$840,843
82$1,959,077$194,485$0$870,731
83$2,111,024$156,136$0$907,047
84$2,276,962$114,400$0$952,556
85$2,458,270$69,064$0$1,002,420
86$2,656,467$19,901$0$1,057,132
87$2,873,224$0$0$1,117,240
88$3,110,384$0$0$1,200,222
89$3,369,972$0$0$1,302,144
90$3,654,222$0$0$1,413,816
91$3,965,592$0$0$1,536,212
92$4,306,788$0$0$1,670,405
93$4,680,793$0$0$1,817,578
94$5,090,890$0$0$1,979,030
95$5,540,695$0$0$2,156,197
96$6,034,192$0$0$2,350,657
97$6,575,769$0$0$2,564,150
98$7,170,258$0$0$2,798,591
99$7,822,984$0$0$3,056,092
100$8,539,811$0$0$3,338,977