Can I retire at age 61 with 527,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $527,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$43,519$43,132$42,753$42,384$42,024$41,811
2 years$21,544$21,143$20,754$20,377$20,011$19,797
3 years$14,220$13,817$13,429$13,056$12,696$12,486
4 years$10,559$10,157$9,773$9,406$9,055$8,852
5 years$8,363$7,963$7,584$7,225$6,883$6,687
6 years$6,899$6,503$6,129$5,778$5,447$5,257
7 years$5,854$5,461$5,093$4,750$4,430$4,248
8 years$5,070$4,681$4,320$3,985$3,675$3,500
9 years$4,461$4,076$3,720$3,394$3,095$2,927
10 years$3,974$3,592$3,244$2,926$2,637$2,476
11 years$3,576$3,198$2,856$2,546$2,268$2,114
12 years$3,245$2,870$2,534$2,233$1,965$1,819
13 years$2,964$2,594$2,264$1,972$1,714$1,574
14 years$2,724$2,358$2,034$1,750$1,502$1,369
15 years$2,517$2,154$1,837$1,561$1,323$1,196
16 years$2,335$1,976$1,665$1,398$1,169$1,049
17 years$2,175$1,820$1,515$1,256$1,036$922
18 years$2,032$1,682$1,383$1,132$922$813
19 years$1,905$1,559$1,266$1,023$821$719
20 years$1,791$1,448$1,162$926$734$636
21 years$1,688$1,349$1,069$841$657$565
22 years$1,594$1,259$985$764$589$502
23 years$1,509$1,178$910$696$528$446
24 years$1,431$1,104$841$635$475$398
25 years$1,359$1,036$779$580$427$354
26 years$1,292$973$723$530$385$316
27 years$1,231$916$671$485$347$283
28 years$1,175$863$624$445$313$253
29 years$1,122$814$581$408$283$226
30 years$1,073$769$541$374$255$202
31 years$1,027$727$504$344$231$181
32 years$984$688$470$316$209$162
33 years$944$651$439$290$189$145
34 years$906$617$410$267$171$130
35 years$870$586$384$246$155$117
36 years$837$556$359$227$140$105
37 years$805$528$336$209$127$94
38 years$776$502$315$192$115$84
39 years$747$477$295$177$105$76
40 years$720$454$276$164$95$68
41 years$695$432$259$151$86$61
42 years$671$411$243$139$78$55
43 years$648$392$228$129$71$49
44 years$626$374$214$119$64$44
45 years$605$356$201$110$58$40
46 years$585$340$189$101$53$36
47 years$567$324$177$94$48$32
48 years$548$310$167$86$44$29
49 years$531$296$157$80$40$26
50 years$515$283$147$74$36$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $527,000, adding $2,411 every year, while hoping to spend $50,262 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: 85/5/10 Blend
60$527,000$527,000$527,000$527,000
61$583,241$555,310$547,141$631,765
62$589,253$529,042$511,992$637,563
63$594,194$499,802$473,981$636,885
64$597,901$467,392$432,959$634,578
65$600,194$431,601$388,770$630,448
66$600,872$392,207$341,252$624,277
67$599,712$348,977$290,235$615,827
68$596,467$301,661$235,542$604,835
69$590,862$249,997$176,988$591,010
70$582,591$193,709$114,379$574,034
71$571,319$132,503$47,513$553,554
72$556,669$66,072$0$529,181
73$538,228$0$0$503,032
74$515,537$0$0$477,992
75$488,087$0$0$452,125
76$455,316$0$0$421,269
77$416,602$0$0$384,841
78$371,257$0$0$342,196
79$318,519$0$0$292,622
80$257,549$0$0$235,330
81$187,415$0$0$169,449
82$107,091$0$0$94,017
83$15,441$0$0$7,971
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