Can I retire at age 61 with 599,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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 $599,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17%
1 years$49,465$49,024$48,594$48,175$47,765$46,404
2 years$24,488$24,031$23,590$23,161$22,745$21,384
3 years$16,163$15,705$15,264$14,839$14,431$13,112
4 years$12,001$11,545$11,108$10,691$10,292$9,027
5 years$9,505$9,051$8,620$8,212$7,824$6,615
6 years$7,841$7,391$6,967$6,567$6,191$5,040
7 years$6,654$6,207$5,789$5,399$5,035$3,942
8 years$5,763$5,320$4,910$4,529$4,177$3,141
9 years$5,071$4,632$4,229$3,858$3,517$2,538
10 years$4,517$4,083$3,687$3,325$2,997$2,072
11 years$4,065$3,635$3,246$2,894$2,578$1,706
12 years$3,688$3,263$2,881$2,539$2,234$1,414
13 years$3,369$2,949$2,574$2,241$1,948$1,178
14 years$3,097$2,680$2,312$1,989$1,707$985
15 years$2,860$2,448$2,088$1,774$1,503$827
16 years$2,654$2,246$1,893$1,589$1,329$696
17 years$2,472$2,069$1,722$1,427$1,178$588
18 years$2,310$1,912$1,572$1,286$1,047$497
19 years$2,166$1,772$1,439$1,162$934$421
20 years$2,036$1,646$1,321$1,053$834$357
21 years$1,918$1,533$1,215$955$746$303
22 years$1,812$1,431$1,120$869$669$258
23 years$1,715$1,339$1,034$791$600$219
24 years$1,626$1,254$956$722$540$187
25 years$1,544$1,177$886$659$486$159
26 years$1,469$1,106$821$603$437$135
27 years$1,400$1,041$763$552$394$115
28 years$1,335$981$709$505$356$98
29 years$1,275$926$660$463$321$84
30 years$1,219$874$615$425$290$72
31 years$1,167$826$573$391$263$61
32 years$1,118$782$535$359$237$52
33 years$1,073$740$499$330$215$45
34 years$1,030$702$466$304$195$38
35 years$989$666$436$280$176$33
36 years$951$632$408$257$160$28
37 years$915$600$382$237$145$24
38 years$881$570$358$219$131$20
39 years$849$542$335$202$119$17
40 years$819$516$314$186$108$15
41 years$790$491$294$172$98$13
42 years$763$468$276$158$89$11
43 years$737$446$259$146$81$9
44 years$712$425$243$135$73$8
45 years$688$405$228$125$66$7
46 years$665$386$215$115$60$6
47 years$644$369$202$106$55$5
48 years$623$352$189$98$50$4
49 years$604$336$178$91$45$4
50 years$585$321$167$84$41$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $599,000, adding $5,499 every year, while hoping to spend $36,915 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: 52/30/18 Blend
60$599,000$599,000$599,000$599,000
61$665,770$634,023$624,739$696,842
62$694,402$625,813$606,390$710,567
63$724,716$615,963$586,190$721,173
64$756,846$604,355$564,036$731,904
65$790,937$590,861$539,824$742,786
66$827,148$575,348$513,444$753,847
67$865,652$557,675$484,778$765,120
68$906,638$537,690$453,708$776,644
69$950,314$515,237$420,107$788,465
70$996,908$490,145$383,842$800,636
71$1,046,669$462,239$344,777$813,219
72$1,099,870$431,329$302,768$826,284
73$1,156,811$397,218$257,665$839,912
74$1,217,819$359,695$209,310$854,197
75$1,283,255$318,539$157,540$869,244
76$1,353,514$273,514$102,185$885,175
77$1,429,029$224,373$43,065$902,126
78$1,510,276$170,854$0$920,254
79$1,597,779$112,681$0$943,582
80$1,692,111$49,560$0$977,538
81$1,793,903$0$0$1,014,108
82$1,903,847$0$0$1,059,798
83$2,022,704$0$0$1,126,925
84$2,151,312$0$0$1,199,610
85$2,290,590$0$0$1,278,377
86$2,441,550$0$0$1,363,805
87$2,605,303$0$0$1,456,530
88$2,783,073$0$0$1,557,252
89$2,976,204$0$0$1,666,741
90$3,186,176$0$0$1,785,842
91$3,414,617$0$0$1,915,489
92$3,663,317$0$0$2,056,706
93$3,934,248$0$0$2,210,621
94$4,229,577$0$0$2,378,475
95$4,551,693$0$0$2,561,635
96$4,903,221$0$0$2,761,604
97$5,287,053$0$0$2,980,039
98$5,706,374$0$0$3,218,763
99$6,164,686$0$0$3,479,780
100$6,665,848$0$0$3,765,302