Can I retire at age 61 with 579,000?

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 $579,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.1%
1 years$47,813$47,387$46,972$46,566$46,170$45,574
2 years$23,670$23,229$22,802$22,388$21,986$21,386
3 years$15,623$15,180$14,754$14,344$13,949$13,364
4 years$11,601$11,159$10,737$10,334$9,948$9,383
5 years$9,188$8,749$8,333$7,938$7,563$7,019
6 years$7,580$7,144$6,734$6,348$5,984$5,462
7 years$6,431$6,000$5,596$5,219$4,867$4,367
8 years$5,571$5,143$4,746$4,378$4,037$3,559
9 years$4,902$4,478$4,088$3,729$3,400$2,944
10 years$4,367$3,947$3,564$3,214$2,897$2,462
11 years$3,929$3,514$3,137$2,798$2,491$2,078
12 years$3,565$3,154$2,784$2,454$2,159$1,766
13 years$3,257$2,850$2,488$2,166$1,883$1,510
14 years$2,993$2,591$2,235$1,923$1,650$1,297
15 years$2,765$2,367$2,018$1,715$1,453$1,118
16 years$2,565$2,171$1,830$1,536$1,284$968
17 years$2,389$2,000$1,665$1,380$1,139$840
18 years$2,233$1,848$1,520$1,243$1,013$731
19 years$2,093$1,713$1,391$1,124$902$637
20 years$1,968$1,591$1,277$1,018$806$556
21 years$1,854$1,482$1,175$924$721$487
22 years$1,751$1,384$1,082$840$647$426
23 years$1,658$1,294$999$765$580$374
24 years$1,572$1,212$924$697$522$328
25 years$1,493$1,138$856$637$469$288
26 years$1,420$1,069$794$582$423$254
27 years$1,353$1,006$737$533$381$223
28 years$1,290$948$685$488$344$196
29 years$1,233$895$638$448$311$173
30 years$1,179$845$594$411$281$152
31 years$1,128$799$554$378$254$134
32 years$1,081$756$517$347$230$119
33 years$1,037$716$483$319$208$105
34 years$995$678$451$294$188$92
35 years$956$643$422$270$170$81
36 years$920$611$394$249$154$72
37 years$885$580$369$229$140$63
38 years$852$551$346$211$127$56
39 years$821$524$324$195$115$49
40 years$792$499$304$180$104$44
41 years$764$475$285$166$95$39
42 years$737$452$267$153$86$34
43 years$712$431$251$141$78$30
44 years$688$411$235$130$71$27
45 years$665$392$221$120$64$24
46 years$643$374$207$111$58$21
47 years$622$356$195$103$53$18
48 years$603$340$183$95$48$16
49 years$584$325$172$88$44$14
50 years$565$310$162$81$40$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $579,000, adding $2,925 every year, while hoping to spend $43,971 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: 73/9/18 Blend
60$579,000$579,000$579,000$579,000
61$641,075$610,388$601,414$684,971
62$659,680$593,512$574,776$697,617
63$678,709$574,336$545,773$705,844
64$698,158$552,700$514,277$713,718
65$718,024$528,435$480,159$721,194
66$738,298$501,365$443,280$728,225
67$758,972$471,299$403,498$734,759
68$780,034$438,039$360,661$740,740
69$801,469$401,375$314,615$746,106
70$823,259$361,082$265,195$750,794
71$845,383$316,927$212,231$754,730
72$867,816$268,660$155,544$757,839
73$890,527$216,018$94,948$760,038
74$913,482$158,724$30,250$761,235
75$936,639$96,484$0$761,333
76$959,954$28,989$0$767,678
77$983,371$0$0$779,387
78$1,006,831$0$0$794,929
79$1,030,263$0$0$813,306
80$1,053,587$0$0$831,581
81$1,076,716$0$0$849,684
82$1,099,547$0$0$867,531
83$1,121,966$0$0$885,030
84$1,143,846$0$0$902,079
85$1,165,042$0$0$918,560
86$1,185,392$0$0$934,343
87$1,204,715$0$0$949,281
88$1,222,810$0$0$963,212
89$1,239,449$0$0$975,952
90$1,254,381$0$0$987,298
91$1,267,324$0$0$997,024
92$1,277,965$0$0$1,004,875
93$1,285,954$0$0$1,010,572
94$1,290,904$0$0$1,013,800
95$1,292,382$0$0$1,014,212
96$1,289,911$0$0$1,011,421
97$1,282,956$0$0$1,005,000
98$1,270,930$0$0$994,472
99$1,253,175$0$0$979,309
100$1,228,967$0$0$958,926