Can I retire at age 61 with 555,000?

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:
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 $555,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%20%
1 years$45,831$45,423$45,025$44,636$44,256$42,484
2 years$22,689$22,266$21,857$21,460$21,075$19,311
3 years$14,976$14,551$14,143$13,749$13,371$11,671
4 years$11,120$10,697$10,292$9,906$9,536$7,914
5 years$8,807$8,386$7,987$7,609$7,249$5,709
6 years$7,265$6,848$6,455$6,085$5,736$4,278
7 years$6,165$5,751$5,364$5,002$4,665$3,289
8 years$5,340$4,930$4,549$4,196$3,870$2,575
9 years$4,698$4,292$3,918$3,574$3,259$2,043
10 years$4,186$3,783$3,416$3,081$2,777$1,637
11 years$3,766$3,368$3,007$2,682$2,388$1,321
12 years$3,417$3,023$2,669$2,352$2,070$1,073
13 years$3,122$2,732$2,385$2,077$1,805$876
14 years$2,869$2,483$2,143$1,843$1,582$718
15 years$2,650$2,268$1,934$1,644$1,393$590
16 years$2,459$2,081$1,754$1,472$1,231$486
17 years$2,290$1,917$1,596$1,323$1,092$401
18 years$2,140$1,771$1,457$1,192$971$332
19 years$2,007$1,642$1,334$1,077$865$275
20 years$1,886$1,525$1,224$975$773$228
21 years$1,778$1,421$1,126$885$691$189
22 years$1,679$1,326$1,038$805$620$157
23 years$1,589$1,240$958$733$556$130
24 years$1,507$1,162$886$669$500$108
25 years$1,431$1,091$821$611$450$90
26 years$1,361$1,025$761$558$405$75
27 years$1,297$965$707$511$365$62
28 years$1,237$909$657$468$330$52
29 years$1,181$858$611$429$298$43
30 years$1,130$810$570$394$269$36
31 years$1,081$766$531$362$243$30
32 years$1,036$724$495$333$220$25
33 years$994$686$463$306$199$21
34 years$954$650$432$281$180$17
35 years$917$617$404$259$163$14
36 years$881$585$378$239$148$12
37 years$848$556$354$220$134$10
38 years$817$528$331$203$122$8
39 years$787$502$310$187$110$7
40 years$759$478$291$172$100$6
41 years$732$455$273$159$91$5
42 years$707$433$256$147$82$4
43 years$682$413$240$135$75$3
44 years$659$394$225$125$68$3
45 years$637$375$212$115$62$2
46 years$617$358$199$107$56$2
47 years$597$342$187$99$51$2
48 years$578$326$175$91$46$1
49 years$559$311$165$84$42$1
50 years$542$298$155$78$38$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $555,000, adding $5,092 every year, while hoping to spend $40,508 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: 77/6/17 Blend
60$555,000$555,000$555,000$555,000
61$616,862$587,447$578,845$661,649
62$636,682$573,132$555,136$677,615
63$657,166$556,758$529,275$689,540
64$678,339$538,181$501,148$701,517
65$700,226$517,249$470,633$713,537
66$722,856$493,801$437,607$725,591
67$746,258$467,667$401,937$737,671
68$770,461$438,668$363,486$749,765
69$795,498$406,612$322,113$761,866
70$821,401$371,299$277,666$773,961
71$848,207$332,515$229,990$786,041
72$875,951$290,036$178,923$798,094
73$904,675$243,624$124,293$810,109
74$934,419$193,029$65,924$822,075
75$965,227$137,984$3,630$833,979
76$997,145$78,211$0$845,809
77$1,030,223$13,412$0$868,954
78$1,064,513$0$0$893,446
79$1,100,071$0$0$922,395
80$1,136,956$0$0$953,344
81$1,175,230$0$0$985,462
82$1,214,961$0$0$1,018,805
83$1,256,220$0$0$1,053,432
84$1,299,083$0$0$1,089,409
85$1,343,632$0$0$1,126,804
86$1,389,955$0$0$1,165,691
87$1,438,144$0$0$1,206,149
88$1,488,301$0$0$1,248,262
89$1,540,534$0$0$1,292,123
90$1,594,957$0$0$1,337,828
91$1,651,696$0$0$1,385,483
92$1,710,885$0$0$1,435,202
93$1,772,669$0$0$1,487,107
94$1,837,204$0$0$1,541,329
95$1,904,658$0$0$1,598,013
96$1,975,216$0$0$1,657,311
97$2,049,072$0$0$1,719,391
98$2,126,443$0$0$1,784,434
99$2,207,558$0$0$1,852,636
100$2,292,670$0$0$1,924,209