Can I retire at age 61 with 518,000?

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 $518,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$42,776$42,395$42,023$41,660$41,306$39,746
2 years$21,176$20,782$20,400$20,029$19,670$18,116
3 years$13,977$13,581$13,200$12,833$12,479$10,981
4 years$10,378$9,984$9,606$9,245$8,900$7,468
5 years$8,220$7,827$7,455$7,101$6,766$5,404
6 years$6,781$6,392$6,025$5,679$5,354$4,064
7 years$5,754$5,368$5,006$4,669$4,354$3,135
8 years$4,984$4,601$4,246$3,917$3,612$2,463
9 years$4,385$4,006$3,657$3,336$3,042$1,961
10 years$3,907$3,531$3,188$2,876$2,592$1,577
11 years$3,515$3,144$2,807$2,503$2,229$1,278
12 years$3,189$2,821$2,491$2,195$1,932$1,043
13 years$2,914$2,550$2,226$1,938$1,684$854
14 years$2,678$2,318$2,000$1,720$1,477$703
15 years$2,474$2,117$1,805$1,534$1,300$580
16 years$2,295$1,943$1,637$1,374$1,149$480
17 years$2,138$1,789$1,490$1,234$1,019$398
18 years$1,998$1,653$1,360$1,112$906$331
19 years$1,873$1,532$1,245$1,005$807$275
20 years$1,761$1,424$1,142$910$721$229
21 years$1,659$1,326$1,051$826$645$191
22 years$1,567$1,238$968$751$578$159
23 years$1,483$1,158$894$684$519$133
24 years$1,406$1,085$827$624$467$111
25 years$1,335$1,018$766$570$420$93
26 years$1,270$957$710$521$378$78
27 years$1,210$900$660$477$341$65
28 years$1,155$848$613$437$308$54
29 years$1,103$800$571$401$278$45
30 years$1,054$756$532$368$251$38
31 years$1,009$715$496$338$227$32
32 years$967$676$462$310$205$27
33 years$928$640$432$285$186$22
34 years$891$607$403$263$168$19
35 years$856$576$377$242$152$16
36 years$823$546$353$223$138$13
37 years$792$519$330$205$125$11
38 years$762$493$309$189$113$9
39 years$735$469$290$174$103$8
40 years$708$446$272$161$93$6
41 years$683$425$255$148$85$5
42 years$659$404$239$137$77$4
43 years$637$385$224$126$70$4
44 years$615$367$210$117$63$3
45 years$595$350$198$108$57$3
46 years$575$334$186$100$52$2
47 years$557$319$174$92$47$2
48 years$539$304$164$85$43$2
49 years$522$291$154$79$39$1
50 years$506$278$145$73$35$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $518,000, adding $5,019 every year, while hoping to spend $39,706 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: 53/41/6 Blend
60$518,000$518,000$518,000$518,000
61$576,013$548,559$540,530$605,480
62$592,520$533,192$516,391$610,626
63$609,379$515,740$490,112$611,439
64$626,585$496,061$461,581$611,360
65$644,131$474,002$430,678$610,312
66$662,005$449,401$397,278$608,211
67$680,196$422,089$361,254$604,970
68$698,689$391,884$322,468$600,493
69$717,465$358,596$280,781$594,680
70$736,503$322,023$236,043$587,421
71$755,776$281,953$188,101$578,602
72$775,257$238,160$136,794$568,097
73$794,910$190,407$81,954$555,775
74$814,696$138,441$23,404$541,493
75$834,569$81,999$0$525,100
76$854,478$20,800$0$508,935
77$874,363$0$0$492,083
78$894,157$0$0$493,379
79$913,784$0$0$503,933
80$933,159$0$0$514,311
81$952,184$0$0$524,456
82$970,750$0$0$534,302
83$988,737$0$0$543,778
84$1,006,005$0$0$552,802
85$1,022,401$0$0$561,283
86$1,037,755$0$0$569,121
87$1,051,873$0$0$576,201
88$1,064,541$0$0$582,399
89$1,075,521$0$0$587,572
90$1,084,547$0$0$591,564
91$1,091,321$0$0$594,202
92$1,095,516$0$0$595,291
93$1,096,764$0$0$594,617
94$1,094,659$0$0$591,940
95$1,088,749$0$0$586,995
96$1,078,533$0$0$579,487
97$1,063,454$0$0$569,092
98$1,042,898$0$0$555,447
99$1,016,180$0$0$538,151
100$982,545$0$0$516,762