Can I retire at age 61 with 577,000?

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 $577,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.4%
1 years$47,648$47,224$46,810$46,405$46,011$45,549
2 years$23,588$23,149$22,723$22,310$21,910$21,445
3 years$15,569$15,128$14,703$14,294$13,901$13,447
4 years$11,561$11,121$10,700$10,298$9,914$9,475
5 years$9,156$8,719$8,304$7,910$7,536$7,113
6 years$7,553$7,120$6,711$6,326$5,963$5,556
7 years$6,409$5,979$5,577$5,201$4,850$4,459
8 years$5,551$5,125$4,729$4,363$4,023$3,650
9 years$4,885$4,462$4,073$3,716$3,388$3,031
10 years$4,352$3,933$3,551$3,203$2,887$2,546
11 years$3,916$3,502$3,127$2,788$2,483$2,158
12 years$3,553$3,143$2,775$2,445$2,152$1,842
13 years$3,246$2,840$2,479$2,159$1,876$1,582
14 years$2,983$2,582$2,227$1,916$1,645$1,365
15 years$2,755$2,358$2,011$1,709$1,448$1,183
16 years$2,556$2,164$1,823$1,530$1,280$1,029
17 years$2,381$1,993$1,659$1,375$1,135$897
18 years$2,225$1,841$1,515$1,239$1,009$785
19 years$2,086$1,707$1,387$1,120$899$687
20 years$1,961$1,586$1,272$1,014$803$603
21 years$1,848$1,477$1,170$920$719$531
22 years$1,745$1,379$1,079$837$644$467
23 years$1,652$1,290$996$762$578$412
24 years$1,566$1,208$921$695$520$364
25 years$1,488$1,134$853$635$468$321
26 years$1,415$1,066$791$580$421$284
27 years$1,348$1,003$735$531$380$251
28 years$1,286$945$683$487$343$222
29 years$1,228$892$636$446$310$197
30 years$1,175$842$592$410$280$175
31 years$1,124$796$552$376$253$155
32 years$1,077$753$515$346$229$137
33 years$1,033$713$481$318$207$122
34 years$992$676$449$293$187$108
35 years$953$641$420$269$170$96
36 years$916$609$393$248$154$85
37 years$882$578$368$229$139$76
38 years$849$549$344$211$126$67
39 years$818$522$323$194$115$60
40 years$789$497$302$179$104$53
41 years$761$473$284$165$94$47
42 years$735$451$266$153$86$42
43 years$709$429$250$141$78$37
44 years$686$409$234$130$70$33
45 years$663$390$220$120$64$29
46 years$641$372$207$111$58$26
47 years$620$355$194$102$53$23
48 years$600$339$182$95$48$21
49 years$581$324$171$88$44$18
50 years$563$309$161$81$40$16

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $577,000, adding $2,278 every year, while hoping to spend $56,365 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: 52/25/23 Blend
60$577,000$577,000$577,000$577,000
61$638,204$607,623$598,679$667,203
62$643,329$577,424$558,763$657,281
63$647,087$543,857$515,621$640,514
64$649,280$506,696$469,084$621,106
65$649,687$465,705$418,979$598,826
66$648,062$420,631$365,122$573,423
67$644,133$371,211$307,322$544,628
68$637,597$317,162$245,379$512,145
69$628,119$258,190$179,086$475,656
70$615,327$193,981$108,226$434,815
71$598,809$124,205$32,570$389,243
72$578,108$48,513$0$338,533
73$552,721$0$0$294,061
74$522,086$0$0$262,026
75$485,586$0$0$239,940
76$442,536$0$0$214,063
77$392,179$0$0$183,961
78$333,676$0$0$149,153
79$266,104$0$0$109,106
80$188,439$0$0$63,234
81$99,550$0$0$10,888
82$0$0$0$0
83$0$0$0$0
84$0$0$0$0
85$0$0$0$0
86$0$0$0$0
87$0$0$0$0
88$0$0$0$0
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
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