Can I retire at age 61 with 601,000?

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 $601,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.7%
1 years$49,630$49,188$48,757$48,336$47,925$46,059
2 years$24,569$24,112$23,668$23,238$22,821$20,965
3 years$16,217$15,757$15,315$14,889$14,479$12,689
4 years$12,041$11,583$11,145$10,727$10,326$8,617
5 years$9,537$9,081$8,649$8,239$7,850$6,226
6 years$7,868$7,416$6,990$6,589$6,211$4,674
7 years$6,676$6,228$5,809$5,417$5,052$3,599
8 years$5,782$5,338$4,926$4,544$4,191$2,823
9 years$5,088$4,648$4,243$3,871$3,529$2,243
10 years$4,533$4,097$3,699$3,337$3,007$1,801
11 years$4,078$3,647$3,257$2,904$2,586$1,457
12 years$3,700$3,274$2,890$2,547$2,241$1,186
13 years$3,381$2,958$2,582$2,249$1,954$970
14 years$3,107$2,689$2,320$1,996$1,713$796
15 years$2,870$2,456$2,095$1,780$1,508$656
16 years$2,663$2,254$1,899$1,594$1,333$541
17 years$2,480$2,076$1,728$1,432$1,182$448
18 years$2,318$1,918$1,578$1,291$1,051$371
19 years$2,173$1,778$1,444$1,166$937$308
20 years$2,043$1,652$1,325$1,056$837$256
21 years$1,925$1,539$1,219$959$749$213
22 years$1,818$1,436$1,124$872$671$177
23 years$1,721$1,343$1,037$794$602$147
24 years$1,631$1,259$959$724$542$123
25 years$1,549$1,181$889$661$487$102
26 years$1,474$1,110$824$605$439$85
27 years$1,404$1,045$765$553$396$71
28 years$1,339$984$711$507$357$59
29 years$1,279$929$662$465$322$50
30 years$1,223$877$617$427$291$41
31 years$1,171$829$575$392$263$35
32 years$1,122$784$536$360$238$29
33 years$1,076$743$501$331$216$24
34 years$1,033$704$468$305$195$20
35 years$993$668$438$281$177$17
36 years$955$634$409$258$160$14
37 years$918$602$383$238$145$12
38 years$884$572$359$219$132$10
39 years$852$544$336$202$119$8
40 years$822$518$315$187$108$7
41 years$793$493$295$172$98$6
42 years$765$469$277$159$89$5
43 years$739$447$260$147$81$4
44 years$714$426$244$135$73$3
45 years$690$406$229$125$67$3
46 years$668$388$215$116$61$2
47 years$646$370$202$107$55$2
48 years$625$353$190$99$50$2
49 years$606$337$179$91$45$1
50 years$587$322$168$84$41$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $601,000, adding $4,842 every year, while hoping to spend $35,401 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: 73/10/17 Blend
60$601,000$601,000$601,000$601,000
61$667,297$635,444$626,128$713,054
62$697,694$628,914$609,437$737,519
63$730,006$620,878$591,000$759,531
64$764,390$611,224$570,722$782,720
65$801,019$599,835$548,502$807,195
66$840,081$586,585$524,235$833,077
67$881,785$571,344$497,813$860,499
68$926,357$553,969$469,119$889,610
69$974,046$534,315$438,036$920,572
70$1,025,126$512,223$404,437$953,568
71$1,079,895$487,527$368,191$988,798
72$1,138,681$460,054$329,163$1,026,484
73$1,201,846$429,616$287,210$1,066,872
74$1,269,785$396,018$242,182$1,110,232
75$1,342,933$359,052$193,924$1,156,866
76$1,421,765$318,499$142,274$1,207,106
77$1,506,807$274,127$87,062$1,261,320
78$1,598,634$225,692$28,111$1,319,914
79$1,697,879$172,935$0$1,383,337
80$1,805,236$115,582$0$1,458,398
81$1,921,470$53,346$0$1,545,188
82$2,047,421$0$0$1,639,243
83$2,184,013$0$0$1,742,825
84$2,332,262$0$0$1,861,640
85$2,493,285$0$0$1,990,717
86$2,668,310$0$0$2,131,045
87$2,858,691$0$0$2,283,710
88$3,065,914$0$0$2,449,909
89$3,291,616$0$0$2,630,958
90$3,537,599$0$0$2,828,305
91$3,805,845$0$0$3,043,545
92$4,098,535$0$0$3,278,432
93$4,418,071$0$0$3,534,898
94$4,767,096$0$0$3,815,068
95$5,148,521$0$0$4,121,283
96$5,565,550$0$0$4,456,121
97$6,021,710$0$0$4,822,417
98$6,520,885$0$0$5,223,296
99$7,067,352$0$0$5,662,199
100$7,665,821$0$0$6,142,912