Can I retire at age 61 with 498,000?

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 $498,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.7%
1 years$41,124$40,758$40,401$40,052$39,711$38,317
2 years$20,359$19,979$19,612$19,256$18,910$17,521
3 years$13,438$13,057$12,690$12,337$11,997$10,656
4 years$9,978$9,598$9,235$8,888$8,557$7,273
5 years$7,902$7,525$7,167$6,827$6,505$5,283
6 years$6,519$6,145$5,792$5,460$5,147$3,987
7 years$5,532$5,160$4,813$4,489$4,186$3,088
8 years$4,791$4,423$4,082$3,765$3,473$2,436
9 years$4,216$3,851$3,516$3,207$2,924$1,948
10 years$3,756$3,395$3,065$2,765$2,492$1,574
11 years$3,380$3,022$2,698$2,406$2,143$1,282
12 years$3,066$2,713$2,395$2,111$1,857$1,050
13 years$2,801$2,451$2,140$1,863$1,619$865
14 years$2,574$2,228$1,922$1,654$1,420$715
15 years$2,378$2,036$1,736$1,475$1,250$593
16 years$2,206$1,868$1,574$1,321$1,105$493
17 years$2,055$1,720$1,432$1,187$979$411
18 years$1,921$1,589$1,307$1,069$871$343
19 years$1,800$1,473$1,197$966$776$287
20 years$1,693$1,369$1,098$875$693$240
21 years$1,595$1,275$1,010$794$620$201
22 years$1,506$1,190$931$722$556$169
23 years$1,426$1,113$860$658$499$142
24 years$1,352$1,043$795$600$449$119
25 years$1,284$979$736$548$404$100
26 years$1,221$920$683$501$364$84
27 years$1,164$866$634$459$328$71
28 years$1,110$816$590$420$296$59
29 years$1,060$770$549$385$267$50
30 years$1,014$727$511$354$241$42
31 years$970$687$476$325$218$35
32 years$930$650$445$298$197$30
33 years$892$616$415$274$179$25
34 years$856$583$388$252$162$21
35 years$823$553$363$232$147$18
36 years$791$525$339$214$133$15
37 years$761$499$317$197$120$13
38 years$733$474$297$182$109$11
39 years$706$451$279$168$99$9
40 years$681$429$261$155$90$8
41 years$657$408$245$143$81$6
42 years$634$389$230$132$74$5
43 years$612$370$215$122$67$5
44 years$592$353$202$112$61$4
45 years$572$337$190$104$55$3
46 years$553$321$178$96$50$3
47 years$535$307$168$88$46$2
48 years$518$293$157$82$41$2
49 years$502$279$148$76$38$2
50 years$486$267$139$70$34$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $498,000, adding $4,398 every year, while hoping to spend $38,120 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: 60/21/19 Blend
60$498,000$498,000$498,000$498,000
61$553,333$526,939$519,220$583,546
62$569,213$512,199$496,054$589,761
63$585,436$495,460$470,835$591,948
64$601,995$476,583$443,453$593,464
65$618,885$455,421$413,794$594,252
66$636,094$431,820$381,740$594,246
67$653,613$405,616$347,165$593,381
68$671,427$376,637$309,941$591,582
69$689,519$344,698$269,930$588,772
70$707,869$309,608$226,992$584,867
71$726,453$271,160$180,977$579,777
72$745,244$229,139$131,733$573,406
73$764,209$183,317$79,096$565,651
74$783,312$133,453$22,899$556,402
75$802,509$79,292$0$545,540
76$821,752$20,565$0$540,453
77$840,986$0$0$538,931
78$860,148$0$0$546,159
79$879,165$0$0$558,023
80$897,958$0$0$569,715
81$916,435$0$0$581,175
82$934,493$0$0$592,335
83$952,017$0$0$603,117
84$968,879$0$0$613,436
85$984,932$0$0$623,194
86$1,000,016$0$0$632,284
87$1,013,949$0$0$640,585
88$1,026,528$0$0$647,963
89$1,037,530$0$0$654,268
90$1,046,702$0$0$659,332
91$1,053,764$0$0$662,970
92$1,058,407$0$0$664,976
93$1,060,283$0$0$665,119
94$1,059,010$0$0$663,145
95$1,054,159$0$0$658,770
96$1,045,259$0$0$651,680
97$1,031,783$0$0$641,528
98$1,013,150$0$0$627,926
99$988,714$0$0$610,447
100$957,761$0$0$588,617