Can I retire at age 61 with 549,000?

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 $549,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.1%
1 years$45,336$44,932$44,538$44,154$43,778$42,343
2 years$22,444$22,026$21,620$21,228$20,847$19,414
3 years$14,814$14,394$13,990$13,601$13,226$11,842
4 years$11,000$10,581$10,181$9,799$9,433$8,107
5 years$8,712$8,296$7,901$7,526$7,171$5,907
6 years$7,187$6,774$6,385$6,019$5,674$4,473
7 years$6,098$5,689$5,306$4,948$4,614$3,477
8 years$5,282$4,876$4,500$4,151$3,828$2,752
9 years$4,648$4,246$3,876$3,536$3,224$2,209
10 years$4,140$3,742$3,379$3,048$2,747$1,791
11 years$3,726$3,332$2,975$2,653$2,362$1,464
12 years$3,380$2,990$2,640$2,327$2,047$1,205
13 years$3,088$2,702$2,359$2,054$1,785$996
14 years$2,838$2,456$2,119$1,823$1,565$827
15 years$2,622$2,244$1,913$1,626$1,378$689
16 years$2,432$2,059$1,735$1,456$1,218$575
17 years$2,265$1,896$1,579$1,308$1,080$482
18 years$2,117$1,752$1,441$1,179$960$404
19 years$1,985$1,624$1,319$1,065$856$339
20 years$1,866$1,509$1,211$965$764$285
21 years$1,758$1,405$1,114$876$684$240
22 years$1,661$1,312$1,026$796$613$202
23 years$1,572$1,227$948$725$550$171
24 years$1,490$1,150$876$661$495$144
25 years$1,415$1,079$812$604$445$122
26 years$1,346$1,014$753$552$401$103
27 years$1,283$954$699$505$362$87
28 years$1,224$899$650$463$326$73
29 years$1,169$848$605$425$295$62
30 years$1,118$801$563$390$266$52
31 years$1,070$757$525$358$241$44
32 years$1,025$717$490$329$218$38
33 years$983$679$458$303$197$32
34 years$944$643$427$278$178$27
35 years$907$610$400$256$162$23
36 years$872$579$374$236$146$19
37 years$839$550$350$217$133$16
38 years$808$523$328$200$120$14
39 years$778$497$307$185$109$12
40 years$751$473$288$170$99$10
41 years$724$450$270$157$90$8
42 years$699$429$253$145$81$7
43 years$675$408$238$134$74$6
44 years$652$389$223$124$67$5
45 years$631$371$209$114$61$4
46 years$610$354$197$106$55$4
47 years$590$338$185$97$50$3
48 years$571$323$174$90$46$3
49 years$553$308$163$83$41$2
50 years$536$294$153$77$38$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $549,000, adding $6,538 every year, while hoping to spend $33,552 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: 83/5/12 Blend
60$549,000$549,000$549,000$549,000
61$611,742$582,645$574,135$660,685
62$638,441$575,495$557,670$686,556
63$666,738$566,871$539,528$709,839
64$696,762$556,664$519,619$734,402
65$728,651$544,761$497,846$760,354
66$762,560$531,040$474,110$787,818
67$798,653$515,374$448,305$816,925
68$837,116$497,627$420,323$847,824
69$878,147$477,655$390,049$880,675
70$921,965$455,308$357,364$915,655
71$968,813$430,425$322,142$952,963
72$1,018,952$402,836$284,254$992,813
73$1,072,672$372,362$243,563$1,035,443
74$1,130,289$338,813$199,928$1,081,116
75$1,192,152$301,988$153,199$1,130,122
76$1,258,642$261,676$103,221$1,182,778
77$1,330,178$217,653$49,834$1,239,437
78$1,407,220$169,682$0$1,300,487
79$1,490,274$117,513$0$1,367,268
80$1,579,893$60,883$0$1,446,207
81$1,676,689$0$0$1,531,458
82$1,781,331$0$0$1,623,647
83$1,894,555$0$0$1,727,030
84$2,017,171$0$0$1,838,998
85$2,150,069$0$0$1,960,365
86$2,294,228$0$0$2,092,025
87$2,450,724$0$0$2,234,964
88$2,620,740$0$0$2,390,263
89$2,805,580$0$0$2,559,113
90$3,006,676$0$0$2,742,826
91$3,225,603$0$0$2,942,841
92$3,464,097$0$0$3,160,746
93$3,724,065$0$0$3,398,286
94$4,007,610$0$0$3,657,381
95$4,317,042$0$0$3,940,148
96$4,654,907$0$0$4,248,912
97$5,024,006$0$0$4,586,237
98$5,427,424$0$0$4,954,943
99$5,868,556$0$0$5,358,136
100$6,351,141$0$0$5,799,235