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%18.4%
1 years$41,124$40,758$40,401$40,052$39,711$38,363
2 years$20,359$19,979$19,612$19,256$18,910$17,566
3 years$13,438$13,057$12,690$12,337$11,997$10,699
4 years$9,978$9,598$9,235$8,888$8,557$7,313
5 years$7,902$7,525$7,167$6,827$6,505$5,320
6 years$6,519$6,145$5,792$5,460$5,147$4,022
7 years$5,532$5,160$4,813$4,489$4,186$3,121
8 years$4,791$4,423$4,082$3,765$3,473$2,466
9 years$4,216$3,851$3,516$3,207$2,924$1,976
10 years$3,756$3,395$3,065$2,765$2,492$1,599
11 years$3,380$3,022$2,698$2,406$2,143$1,305
12 years$3,066$2,713$2,395$2,111$1,857$1,071
13 years$2,801$2,451$2,140$1,863$1,619$884
14 years$2,574$2,228$1,922$1,654$1,420$732
15 years$2,378$2,036$1,736$1,475$1,250$609
16 years$2,206$1,868$1,574$1,321$1,105$507
17 years$2,055$1,720$1,432$1,187$979$424
18 years$1,921$1,589$1,307$1,069$871$355
19 years$1,800$1,473$1,197$966$776$297
20 years$1,693$1,369$1,098$875$693$249
21 years$1,595$1,275$1,010$794$620$209
22 years$1,506$1,190$931$722$556$176
23 years$1,426$1,113$860$658$499$148
24 years$1,352$1,043$795$600$449$125
25 years$1,284$979$736$548$404$105
26 years$1,221$920$683$501$364$89
27 years$1,164$866$634$459$328$75
28 years$1,110$816$590$420$296$63
29 years$1,060$770$549$385$267$53
30 years$1,014$727$511$354$241$45
31 years$970$687$476$325$218$38
32 years$930$650$445$298$197$32
33 years$892$616$415$274$179$27
34 years$856$583$388$252$162$23
35 years$823$553$363$232$147$19
36 years$791$525$339$214$133$16
37 years$761$499$317$197$120$14
38 years$733$474$297$182$109$12
39 years$706$451$279$168$99$10
40 years$681$429$261$155$90$8
41 years$657$408$245$143$81$7
42 years$634$389$230$132$74$6
43 years$612$370$215$122$67$5
44 years$592$353$202$112$61$4
45 years$572$337$190$104$55$4
46 years$553$321$178$96$50$3
47 years$535$307$168$88$46$3
48 years$518$293$157$82$41$2
49 years$502$279$148$76$38$2
50 years$486$267$139$70$34$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $498,000, adding $5,577 every year, while hoping to spend $38,922 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: 36/38/26 Blend
60$498,000$498,000$498,000$498,000
61$554,549$528,155$520,436$570,011
62$569,700$512,622$496,458$566,408
63$585,092$495,023$470,372$558,573
64$600,709$475,216$442,066$549,354
65$616,530$453,051$411,425$538,650
66$632,534$428,368$378,325$526,357
67$648,693$400,999$342,640$512,364
68$664,977$370,765$304,235$496,550
69$681,351$337,479$262,973$478,790
70$697,774$300,940$218,708$458,950
71$714,200$260,940$171,289$436,887
72$730,578$217,255$120,556$412,448
73$746,847$169,651$66,344$385,473
74$762,940$117,879$8,482$355,790
75$778,783$61,677$0$323,216
76$794,289$770$0$302,333
77$809,363$0$0$281,630
78$823,897$0$0$285,821
79$837,771$0$0$290,032
80$850,851$0$0$293,888
81$862,984$0$0$297,326
82$874,003$0$0$300,279
83$883,721$0$0$302,671
84$891,928$0$0$304,417
85$898,391$0$0$305,425
86$902,852$0$0$305,588
87$905,021$0$0$304,792
88$904,579$0$0$302,908
89$901,170$0$0$299,793
90$894,400$0$0$295,289
91$883,830$0$0$289,220
92$868,975$0$0$281,392
93$849,298$0$0$271,591
94$824,202$0$0$259,576
95$793,026$0$0$245,085
96$755,041$0$0$227,825
97$709,436$0$0$207,474
98$655,317$0$0$183,674
99$591,695$0$0$156,030
100$517,472$0$0$124,105