Can I retire at age 61 with 596,000?

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 $596,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$49,217$48,779$48,351$47,934$47,526$45,894
2 years$24,365$23,911$23,471$23,045$22,631$21,004
3 years$16,082$15,626$15,188$14,765$14,358$12,787
4 years$11,941$11,487$11,053$10,637$10,240$8,736
5 years$9,457$9,006$8,577$8,171$7,785$6,352
6 years$7,802$7,354$6,932$6,534$6,160$4,800
7 years$6,620$6,176$5,760$5,372$5,009$3,722
8 years$5,734$5,294$4,885$4,506$4,156$2,940
9 years$5,046$4,609$4,208$3,839$3,500$2,354
10 years$4,495$4,063$3,668$3,309$2,982$1,904
11 years$4,045$3,617$3,230$2,880$2,565$1,552
12 years$3,670$3,246$2,866$2,526$2,222$1,274
13 years$3,353$2,934$2,561$2,230$1,938$1,050
14 years$3,081$2,667$2,301$1,980$1,699$869
15 years$2,846$2,436$2,077$1,765$1,496$722
16 years$2,641$2,235$1,883$1,581$1,322$601
17 years$2,459$2,058$1,714$1,420$1,172$502
18 years$2,299$1,902$1,564$1,280$1,042$420
19 years$2,155$1,763$1,432$1,157$929$351
20 years$2,026$1,638$1,314$1,047$830$295
21 years$1,909$1,526$1,209$951$743$247
22 years$1,803$1,424$1,114$864$666$208
23 years$1,706$1,332$1,029$787$597$175
24 years$1,618$1,248$951$718$537$147
25 years$1,537$1,171$881$656$483$124
26 years$1,462$1,101$817$600$435$104
27 years$1,393$1,036$759$549$392$88
28 years$1,328$976$706$503$354$74
29 years$1,269$921$657$461$320$62
30 years$1,213$870$612$423$289$52
31 years$1,161$822$570$389$261$44
32 years$1,113$778$532$357$236$37
33 years$1,067$737$497$328$214$31
34 years$1,025$698$464$302$194$27
35 years$984$662$434$278$175$22
36 years$947$629$406$256$159$19
37 years$911$597$380$236$144$16
38 years$877$567$356$218$131$13
39 years$845$540$333$201$118$11
40 years$815$513$312$185$107$10
41 years$786$489$293$171$97$8
42 years$759$465$275$158$88$7
43 years$733$443$258$145$80$6
44 years$708$423$242$134$73$5
45 years$685$403$227$124$66$4
46 years$662$384$213$115$60$3
47 years$641$367$201$106$55$3
48 years$620$350$188$98$49$2
49 years$601$334$177$90$45$2
50 years$582$320$167$84$41$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $596,000, adding $3,549 every year, while hoping to spend $25,356 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: 72/12/16 Blend
60$596,000$596,000$596,000$596,000
61$660,453$628,865$619,627$705,343
62$700,840$632,701$613,406$739,436
63$744,498$635,874$606,126$773,344
64$791,731$638,327$597,727$809,815
65$842,879$639,996$588,141$849,099
66$898,311$640,814$577,302$891,470
67$958,434$640,710$565,138$937,232
68$1,023,698$639,608$551,573$986,717
69$1,094,595$637,429$536,531$1,040,295
70$1,171,668$634,087$519,929$1,098,371
71$1,255,514$629,493$501,682$1,161,393
72$1,346,787$623,549$481,700$1,229,857
73$1,446,212$616,156$459,889$1,304,305
74$1,554,583$607,205$436,153$1,385,341
75$1,672,775$596,582$410,388$1,473,626
76$1,801,751$584,168$382,489$1,569,891
77$1,942,570$569,832$352,343$1,674,945
78$2,096,400$553,442$319,834$1,789,675
79$2,264,524$534,852$284,840$1,915,063
80$2,448,357$513,911$247,234$2,052,191
81$2,649,457$490,460$206,883$2,202,252
82$2,869,536$464,327$163,648$2,366,563
83$3,110,483$435,333$117,385$2,546,574
84$3,374,377$403,289$67,942$2,743,886
85$3,663,506$367,993$15,161$2,960,264
86$3,980,393$329,234$0$3,197,656
87$4,327,813$286,786$0$3,465,234
88$4,708,824$240,413$0$3,761,557
89$5,126,795$189,865$0$4,086,676
90$5,585,436$134,876$0$4,443,500
91$6,088,834$75,168$0$4,835,236
92$6,641,488$10,445$0$5,265,418
93$7,248,359$0$0$5,737,942
94$7,914,908$0$0$6,264,970
95$8,647,152$0$0$6,845,488
96$9,451,720$0$0$7,483,376
97$10,335,915$0$0$8,184,428
98$11,307,781$0$0$8,955,026
99$12,376,182$0$0$9,802,202
100$13,550,883$0$0$10,733,703