Can I retire at age 61 with 559,000?

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 $559,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.5%
1 years$46,162$45,751$45,349$44,958$44,575$43,392
2 years$22,852$22,427$22,014$21,614$21,226$20,043
3 years$15,084$14,656$14,245$13,849$13,467$12,320
4 years$11,200$10,774$10,366$9,977$9,605$8,503
5 years$8,870$8,447$8,045$7,663$7,301$6,248
6 years$7,318$6,897$6,501$6,128$5,777$4,773
7 years$6,209$5,792$5,403$5,039$4,698$3,743
8 years$5,378$4,965$4,582$4,227$3,898$2,992
9 years$4,732$4,323$3,946$3,600$3,283$2,425
10 years$4,216$3,811$3,441$3,103$2,797$1,986
11 years$3,793$3,392$3,029$2,701$2,405$1,640
12 years$3,442$3,045$2,688$2,369$2,084$1,364
13 years$3,144$2,752$2,402$2,092$1,818$1,140
14 years$2,890$2,501$2,158$1,857$1,593$957
15 years$2,669$2,285$1,948$1,656$1,403$806
16 years$2,477$2,096$1,766$1,483$1,240$681
17 years$2,307$1,931$1,607$1,332$1,099$577
18 years$2,156$1,784$1,467$1,200$978$489
19 years$2,021$1,653$1,343$1,085$871$416
20 years$1,900$1,536$1,233$982$778$354
21 years$1,790$1,431$1,134$892$696$302
22 years$1,691$1,336$1,045$811$624$258
23 years$1,600$1,249$965$738$560$220
24 years$1,517$1,171$892$673$504$188
25 years$1,441$1,099$827$615$453$161
26 years$1,371$1,032$767$562$408$138
27 years$1,306$972$712$515$368$118
28 years$1,246$916$662$472$332$101
29 years$1,190$864$616$432$300$86
30 years$1,138$816$574$397$271$74
31 years$1,089$771$535$364$245$63
32 years$1,044$730$499$335$222$54
33 years$1,001$691$466$308$201$47
34 years$961$655$435$283$182$40
35 years$923$621$407$261$164$34
36 years$888$590$381$240$149$29
37 years$854$560$356$221$135$25
38 years$823$532$334$204$122$22
39 years$793$506$313$188$111$19
40 years$764$481$293$174$101$16
41 years$737$458$275$160$91$14
42 years$712$436$258$148$83$12
43 years$687$416$242$136$75$10
44 years$664$396$227$126$68$9
45 years$642$378$213$116$62$7
46 years$621$361$200$107$56$6
47 years$601$344$188$99$51$5
48 years$582$329$177$92$46$5
49 years$563$314$166$85$42$4
50 years$546$300$156$78$38$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $559,000, adding $2,052 every year, while hoping to spend $24,390 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: 62/30/8 Blend
60$559,000$559,000$559,000$559,000
61$618,135$588,508$579,843$655,308
62$655,234$591,394$573,317$683,287
63$695,299$593,604$565,755$710,798
64$738,608$595,079$557,096$740,205
65$785,465$595,757$547,278$771,691
66$836,204$595,570$536,233$805,458
67$891,193$594,450$523,893$841,731
68$950,837$592,319$510,186$880,755
69$1,015,579$589,100$495,034$922,803
70$1,085,910$584,707$478,359$968,176
71$1,162,366$579,052$460,078$1,017,208
72$1,245,541$572,038$440,103$1,070,264
73$1,336,084$563,567$418,345$1,127,752
74$1,434,713$553,530$394,708$1,190,119
75$1,542,217$541,816$369,094$1,257,861
76$1,659,462$528,304$341,398$1,331,524
77$1,787,404$512,868$311,512$1,411,713
78$1,927,095$495,374$279,323$1,499,094
79$2,079,692$475,680$244,713$1,594,403
80$2,246,469$453,637$207,559$1,698,454
81$2,428,828$429,084$167,732$1,812,145
82$2,628,314$401,855$125,097$1,936,466
83$2,846,628$371,772$79,513$2,072,514
84$3,085,642$338,647$30,835$2,221,495
85$3,347,418$302,281$0$2,384,743
86$3,634,227$262,465$0$2,565,535
87$3,948,570$218,978$0$2,766,617
88$4,293,201$171,584$0$2,987,164
89$4,671,153$120,038$0$3,229,171
90$5,085,768$64,077$0$3,494,838
91$5,540,725$3,426$0$3,786,592
92$6,040,079$0$0$4,107,112
93$6,588,294$0$0$4,479,887
94$7,190,289$0$0$4,890,517
95$7,851,483$0$0$5,341,572
96$8,577,843$0$0$5,837,129
97$9,375,945$0$0$6,381,682
98$10,253,034$0$0$6,980,177
99$11,217,089$0$0$7,638,067
100$12,276,902$0$0$8,361,358