Can I retire at age 61 with 525,000?

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 $525,000?

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$43,354$42,968$42,591$42,223$41,864$40,395
2 years$21,462$21,063$20,675$20,300$19,935$18,470
3 years$14,166$13,765$13,378$13,006$12,648$11,233
4 years$10,519$10,118$9,736$9,370$9,021$7,667
5 years$8,331$7,933$7,556$7,197$6,857$5,569
6 years$6,873$6,478$6,106$5,756$5,426$4,203
7 years$5,832$5,440$5,074$4,732$4,413$3,256
8 years$5,051$4,663$4,303$3,970$3,661$2,568
9 years$4,444$4,060$3,706$3,381$3,083$2,054
10 years$3,959$3,579$3,231$2,915$2,627$1,659
11 years$3,563$3,186$2,845$2,537$2,259$1,351
12 years$3,232$2,860$2,525$2,225$1,958$1,107
13 years$2,953$2,584$2,256$1,964$1,707$912
14 years$2,714$2,349$2,027$1,744$1,496$754
15 years$2,507$2,146$1,830$1,555$1,318$625
16 years$2,326$1,969$1,659$1,392$1,165$520
17 years$2,166$1,813$1,510$1,251$1,033$433
18 years$2,025$1,675$1,378$1,127$918$362
19 years$1,898$1,553$1,262$1,019$818$302
20 years$1,784$1,443$1,158$923$731$253
21 years$1,681$1,344$1,065$837$654$212
22 years$1,588$1,255$982$761$586$178
23 years$1,503$1,173$906$693$526$149
24 years$1,425$1,099$838$632$473$125
25 years$1,354$1,032$776$578$426$105
26 years$1,288$970$720$528$383$89
27 years$1,227$913$669$483$346$75
28 years$1,170$860$622$443$312$63
29 years$1,118$811$578$406$282$53
30 years$1,069$766$539$373$255$44
31 years$1,023$724$502$342$230$37
32 years$980$685$469$315$208$31
33 years$940$649$438$289$188$26
34 years$903$615$409$266$171$22
35 years$867$583$382$245$154$19
36 years$834$554$358$226$140$16
37 years$802$526$335$208$127$13
38 years$773$500$313$192$115$11
39 years$744$475$294$177$104$9
40 years$718$452$275$163$95$8
41 years$692$430$258$150$86$7
42 years$668$410$242$139$78$6
43 years$646$391$227$128$71$5
44 years$624$372$213$118$64$4
45 years$603$355$200$109$58$3
46 years$583$339$188$101$53$3
47 years$564$323$177$93$48$2
48 years$546$309$166$86$44$2
49 years$529$295$156$80$40$2
50 years$513$281$147$74$36$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $525,000, adding $6,141 every year, while hoping to spend $56,858 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: 56/24/20 Blend
60$525,000$525,000$525,000$525,000
61$584,884$557,059$548,922$614,173
62$584,046$523,859$506,814$601,644
63$581,217$487,126$461,391$581,405
64$576,133$446,627$412,479$558,111
65$568,503$402,117$359,902$531,482
66$558,004$353,334$303,472$501,214
67$544,276$300,003$242,994$466,979
68$526,923$241,833$178,265$428,413
69$505,504$178,518$109,072$385,127
70$479,533$109,733$35,193$336,690
71$448,471$35,135$0$282,638
72$411,721$0$0$231,775
73$368,624$0$0$194,905
74$318,450$0$0$162,915
75$260,394$0$0$126,029
76$193,565$0$0$83,696
77$116,977$0$0$35,305
78$29,542$0$0$0
79$0$0$0$0
80$0$0$0$0
81$0$0$0$0
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0