Can I retire at age 61 with 572,000?

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 $572,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$47,235$46,814$46,404$46,003$45,612$44,801
2 years$23,384$22,948$22,526$22,117$21,720$20,906
3 years$15,434$14,997$14,576$14,171$13,780$12,988
4 years$11,460$11,024$10,608$10,209$9,828$9,064
5 years$9,077$8,643$8,232$7,842$7,471$6,737
6 years$7,488$7,058$6,653$6,271$5,912$5,209
7 years$6,354$5,927$5,528$5,156$4,808$4,137
8 years$5,503$5,081$4,688$4,325$3,989$3,349
9 years$4,842$4,424$4,038$3,684$3,359$2,750
10 years$4,314$3,899$3,521$3,176$2,862$2,283
11 years$3,882$3,471$3,099$2,764$2,461$1,912
12 years$3,522$3,116$2,751$2,424$2,133$1,613
13 years$3,218$2,816$2,458$2,140$1,860$1,368
14 years$2,957$2,559$2,208$1,900$1,630$1,166
15 years$2,731$2,338$1,994$1,694$1,436$997
16 years$2,534$2,145$1,808$1,517$1,269$856
17 years$2,360$1,976$1,645$1,363$1,125$736
18 years$2,206$1,825$1,501$1,228$1,000$635
19 years$2,068$1,692$1,375$1,110$892$549
20 years$1,944$1,572$1,261$1,005$796$475
21 years$1,832$1,464$1,160$912$713$412
22 years$1,730$1,367$1,069$830$639$357
23 years$1,638$1,278$987$755$573$311
24 years$1,553$1,198$913$689$515$270
25 years$1,475$1,124$846$629$464$235
26 years$1,403$1,056$784$575$418$205
27 years$1,336$994$728$527$377$178
28 years$1,275$937$677$483$340$156
29 years$1,218$884$630$442$307$136
30 years$1,164$835$587$406$277$118
31 years$1,115$789$547$373$251$103
32 years$1,068$747$511$343$227$90
33 years$1,024$707$477$315$205$79
34 years$983$670$445$290$186$69
35 years$945$636$416$267$168$60
36 years$908$603$390$246$152$53
37 years$874$573$365$227$138$46
38 years$842$545$341$209$125$40
39 years$811$518$320$193$114$35
40 years$782$493$300$178$103$31
41 years$754$469$281$164$93$27
42 years$728$447$264$151$85$23
43 years$703$426$247$140$77$21
44 years$680$406$232$129$70$18
45 years$657$387$218$119$63$16
46 years$635$369$205$110$58$14
47 years$615$352$192$102$52$12
48 years$595$336$181$94$48$10
49 years$576$321$170$87$43$9
50 years$558$307$160$80$39$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $572,000, adding $4,984 every year, while hoping to spend $36,665 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: 55/20/25 Blend
60$572,000$572,000$572,000$572,000
61$635,485$605,169$596,303$665,820
62$661,293$595,811$577,268$677,860
63$688,505$584,766$556,366$686,727
64$717,225$571,911$533,497$695,622
65$747,567$557,120$508,554$704,561
66$779,654$540,255$481,426$713,563
67$813,624$521,172$451,999$722,648
68$849,624$499,720$420,151$731,845
69$887,815$475,736$385,756$741,184
70$928,375$449,050$348,682$750,703
71$971,498$419,481$308,791$760,446
72$1,017,394$386,840$265,939$770,465
73$1,066,296$350,923$219,976$780,818
74$1,118,458$311,517$170,744$791,574
75$1,174,157$268,398$118,081$802,812
76$1,233,698$221,327$61,814$814,623
77$1,297,416$170,052$1,765$827,111
78$1,365,676$114,309$0$840,393
79$1,438,880$53,815$0$871,228
80$1,517,469$0$0$904,727
81$1,601,927$0$0$943,227
82$1,692,784$0$0$997,423
83$1,790,623$0$0$1,055,823
84$1,896,085$0$0$1,118,816
85$2,009,873$0$0$1,186,825
86$2,132,760$0$0$1,260,319
87$2,265,594$0$0$1,339,810
88$2,409,309$0$0$1,425,865
89$2,564,931$0$0$1,519,103
90$2,733,587$0$0$1,620,207
91$2,916,517$0$0$1,729,928
92$3,115,086$0$0$1,849,090
93$3,330,793$0$0$1,978,603
94$3,565,287$0$0$2,119,464
95$3,820,386$0$0$2,272,773
96$4,098,084$0$0$2,439,739
97$4,400,580$0$0$2,621,693
98$4,730,292$0$0$2,820,098
99$5,089,882$0$0$3,036,567
100$5,482,279$0$0$3,272,874