Can I retire at age 61 with 537,000?

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 $537,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15%
1 years$44,345$43,950$43,565$43,188$42,821$41,939
2 years$21,953$21,544$21,148$20,764$20,391$19,507
3 years$14,490$14,079$13,684$13,303$12,937$12,078
4 years$10,759$10,350$9,958$9,584$9,227$8,399
5 years$8,521$8,114$7,728$7,362$7,014$6,220
6 years$7,030$6,626$6,246$5,887$5,550$4,791
7 years$5,965$5,564$5,190$4,840$4,514$3,790
8 years$5,167$4,770$4,402$4,060$3,744$3,055
9 years$4,546$4,153$3,791$3,459$3,153$2,498
10 years$4,050$3,661$3,305$2,981$2,687$2,066
11 years$3,644$3,259$2,910$2,595$2,311$1,722
12 years$3,306$2,925$2,582$2,276$2,002$1,446
13 years$3,021$2,643$2,307$2,009$1,746$1,221
14 years$2,776$2,403$2,073$1,784$1,531$1,035
15 years$2,564$2,195$1,872$1,591$1,348$881
16 years$2,379$2,014$1,697$1,424$1,191$753
17 years$2,216$1,855$1,544$1,280$1,056$644
18 years$2,071$1,714$1,410$1,153$939$553
19 years$1,942$1,588$1,290$1,042$837$475
20 years$1,825$1,476$1,184$944$748$409
21 years$1,720$1,375$1,089$857$669$353
22 years$1,624$1,283$1,004$779$600$305
23 years$1,537$1,200$927$709$538$263
24 years$1,458$1,125$857$647$484$228
25 years$1,384$1,055$794$591$435$197
26 years$1,317$992$736$540$392$171
27 years$1,255$933$684$494$354$148
28 years$1,197$880$636$453$319$128
29 years$1,143$830$592$415$288$111
30 years$1,093$784$551$381$260$96
31 years$1,046$741$514$350$235$84
32 years$1,003$701$479$322$213$73
33 years$962$664$448$296$193$63
34 years$923$629$418$272$174$55
35 years$887$597$391$251$158$48
36 years$853$566$366$231$143$41
37 years$821$538$342$213$130$36
38 years$790$511$321$196$118$31
39 years$761$486$300$181$107$27
40 years$734$463$281$167$97$24
41 years$708$440$264$154$88$20
42 years$684$419$248$142$80$18
43 years$660$400$232$131$72$15
44 years$638$381$218$121$66$13
45 years$617$363$205$112$60$12
46 years$597$346$192$103$54$10
47 years$577$331$181$95$49$9
48 years$559$316$170$88$45$8
49 years$541$301$160$81$41$7
50 years$524$288$150$75$37$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $537,000, adding $4,743 every year, while hoping to spend $46,089 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: 69/24/7 Blend
60$537,000$537,000$537,000$537,000
61$596,666$568,205$559,882$636,836
62$608,488$547,009$529,600$642,854
63$619,971$523,230$496,758$643,353
64$631,031$496,691$461,223$642,646
65$641,577$467,209$422,854$640,605
66$651,502$434,587$381,504$637,091
67$660,691$398,618$337,021$631,952
68$669,014$359,082$289,243$625,023
69$676,325$315,749$238,004$616,123
70$682,462$268,373$183,130$605,054
71$687,246$216,696$124,437$591,603
72$690,476$160,444$61,736$575,533
73$691,928$99,330$0$556,589
74$691,356$33,049$0$534,878
75$688,485$0$0$514,653
76$683,009$0$0$501,207
77$674,589$0$0$494,233
78$662,852$0$0$484,719
79$647,379$0$0$472,346
80$627,712$0$0$456,764
81$603,339$0$0$437,584
82$573,695$0$0$414,377
83$538,155$0$0$386,665
84$496,027$0$0$353,922
85$446,547$0$0$315,565
86$388,867$0$0$270,951
87$322,051$0$0$219,367
88$245,067$0$0$160,026
89$156,770$0$0$92,057
90$55,898$0$0$14,501
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