Can I retire at age 61 with 529,000?

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 $529,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.1%
1 years$43,684$43,295$42,916$42,545$42,183$41,130
2 years$21,626$21,223$20,833$20,454$20,087$19,033
3 years$14,274$13,870$13,480$13,105$12,744$11,722
4 years$10,599$10,196$9,810$9,442$9,089$8,106
5 years$8,394$7,993$7,613$7,252$6,910$5,969
6 years$6,925$6,527$6,152$5,800$5,467$4,570
7 years$5,876$5,482$5,113$4,768$4,446$3,592
8 years$5,090$4,699$4,336$4,000$3,689$2,878
9 years$4,478$4,091$3,735$3,407$3,106$2,338
10 years$3,990$3,606$3,256$2,937$2,647$1,920
11 years$3,590$3,210$2,866$2,556$2,276$1,590
12 years$3,257$2,881$2,544$2,242$1,973$1,325
13 years$2,976$2,604$2,273$1,979$1,720$1,110
14 years$2,735$2,367$2,042$1,757$1,508$935
15 years$2,526$2,162$1,844$1,567$1,328$790
16 years$2,344$1,984$1,672$1,403$1,173$669
17 years$2,183$1,827$1,521$1,261$1,040$568
18 years$2,040$1,688$1,389$1,136$925$484
19 years$1,913$1,565$1,271$1,027$825$412
20 years$1,798$1,454$1,167$930$737$352
21 years$1,694$1,354$1,073$844$659$301
22 years$1,600$1,264$989$767$591$258
23 years$1,514$1,182$913$699$530$221
24 years$1,436$1,108$845$637$477$189
25 years$1,364$1,040$782$582$429$162
26 years$1,297$977$725$532$386$139
27 years$1,236$920$674$487$348$120
28 years$1,179$866$626$446$314$103
29 years$1,126$817$583$409$284$88
30 years$1,077$772$543$376$256$76
31 years$1,031$730$506$345$232$65
32 years$988$690$472$317$210$56
33 years$947$654$441$292$190$48
34 years$909$620$412$268$172$42
35 years$874$588$385$247$156$36
36 years$840$558$360$227$141$31
37 years$808$530$337$210$128$27
38 years$778$504$316$193$116$23
39 years$750$479$296$178$105$20
40 years$723$456$277$164$95$17
41 years$698$434$260$152$86$15
42 years$673$413$244$140$78$13
43 years$650$394$229$129$71$11
44 years$629$375$215$119$65$9
45 years$608$358$202$110$59$8
46 years$588$341$189$102$53$7
47 years$569$326$178$94$48$6
48 years$551$311$167$87$44$5
49 years$533$297$157$80$40$4
50 years$516$284$148$74$36$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $529,000, adding $4,824 every year, while hoping to spend $25,680 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: 69/13/18 Blend
60$529,000$529,000$529,000$529,000
61$587,934$559,897$551,697$625,627
62$620,580$560,009$542,856$651,494
63$655,695$559,265$532,858$676,305
64$693,504$557,597$521,637$702,813
65$734,254$554,932$509,124$731,183
66$778,216$551,191$495,247$761,597
67$825,687$546,293$479,932$794,257
68$876,996$540,150$463,098$829,385
69$932,501$532,669$444,663$867,226
70$992,598$523,752$424,542$908,052
71$1,057,723$513,295$402,643$952,163
72$1,128,352$501,188$378,873$999,889
73$1,205,012$487,314$353,133$1,051,597
74$1,288,280$471,550$325,320$1,107,689
75$1,378,793$453,764$295,327$1,168,611
76$1,477,250$433,819$263,041$1,234,857
77$1,584,421$411,568$228,344$1,306,968
78$1,701,154$386,856$191,115$1,385,547
79$1,828,379$359,519$151,225$1,471,255
80$1,967,123$329,385$108,540$1,564,824
81$2,118,514$296,270$62,922$1,667,061
82$2,283,797$259,981$14,223$1,778,859
83$2,464,337$220,313$0$1,901,200
84$2,661,642$177,051$0$2,042,422
85$2,877,369$129,966$0$2,199,860
86$3,113,344$78,818$0$2,372,134
87$3,371,576$23,351$0$2,560,738
88$3,654,279$0$0$2,767,317
89$3,963,891$0$0$2,998,937
90$4,303,094$0$0$3,256,384
91$4,674,845$0$0$3,538,564
92$5,082,399$0$0$3,847,953
93$5,529,340$0$0$4,187,276
94$6,019,619$0$0$4,559,535
95$6,557,585$0$0$4,968,037
96$7,148,027$0$0$5,416,424
97$7,796,225$0$0$5,908,708
98$8,507,990$0$0$6,449,309
99$9,289,726$0$0$7,043,096
100$10,148,488$0$0$7,695,432