Can I retire at age 61 with 627,000?

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 $627,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.3%
1 years$51,777$51,316$50,866$50,427$49,998$49,517
2 years$25,632$25,155$24,692$24,244$23,809$23,324
3 years$16,918$16,439$15,977$15,533$15,105$14,632
4 years$12,562$12,084$11,628$11,191$10,773$10,315
5 years$9,949$9,474$9,023$8,596$8,190$7,748
6 years$8,208$7,736$7,292$6,874$6,480$6,056
7 years$6,965$6,497$6,060$5,651$5,270$4,863
8 years$6,033$5,569$5,139$4,741$4,372$3,982
9 years$5,308$4,849$4,426$4,038$3,682$3,309
10 years$4,729$4,274$3,859$3,481$3,137$2,781
11 years$4,255$3,805$3,397$3,029$2,698$2,358
12 years$3,860$3,415$3,015$2,657$2,338$2,015
13 years$3,527$3,086$2,694$2,346$2,039$1,731
14 years$3,241$2,805$2,420$2,082$1,787$1,495
15 years$2,994$2,563$2,185$1,857$1,574$1,297
16 years$2,778$2,351$1,981$1,663$1,391$1,128
17 years$2,587$2,165$1,803$1,494$1,233$985
18 years$2,418$2,001$1,646$1,346$1,096$862
19 years$2,267$1,854$1,507$1,217$977$755
20 years$2,131$1,723$1,383$1,102$873$664
21 years$2,008$1,605$1,272$1,000$781$584
22 years$1,897$1,498$1,172$909$700$515
23 years$1,795$1,401$1,082$828$629$454
24 years$1,702$1,313$1,001$755$565$401
25 years$1,617$1,232$927$690$508$355
26 years$1,538$1,158$860$631$458$314
27 years$1,465$1,090$798$577$413$278
28 years$1,397$1,027$742$529$373$246
29 years$1,335$969$691$485$336$218
30 years$1,276$915$643$445$304$194
31 years$1,222$865$600$409$275$172
32 years$1,171$818$560$376$249$152
33 years$1,123$775$523$346$225$135
34 years$1,078$735$488$318$204$120
35 years$1,036$697$456$293$184$107
36 years$996$661$427$270$167$95
37 years$958$628$400$248$151$84
38 years$923$597$374$229$137$75
39 years$889$568$351$211$125$67
40 years$857$540$329$195$113$59
41 years$827$514$308$180$102$53
42 years$798$490$289$166$93$47
43 years$771$466$271$153$84$42
44 years$745$445$255$141$77$37
45 years$720$424$239$130$70$33
46 years$697$404$225$121$63$29
47 years$674$386$211$111$57$26
48 years$652$368$198$103$52$23
49 years$632$352$186$95$47$21
50 years$612$336$175$88$43$18

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $627,000, adding $2,629 every year, while hoping to spend $58,338 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: 50/38/12 Blend
60$627,000$627,000$627,000$627,000
61$693,666$660,435$650,716$725,975
62$702,349$630,725$610,444$718,692
63$709,962$597,604$566,868$704,424
64$716,335$560,843$519,814$687,595
65$721,277$520,201$469,105$667,981
66$724,578$475,421$414,550$645,342
67$726,002$426,234$355,954$619,415
68$725,288$372,353$293,113$589,919
69$722,146$313,477$225,811$556,545
70$716,254$249,287$153,825$518,962
71$707,255$179,446$76,921$476,811
72$694,754$103,597$0$429,700
73$678,311$21,366$0$377,868
74$657,441$0$0$330,748
75$631,606$0$0$306,305
76$600,209$0$0$287,692
77$562,591$0$0$265,609
78$518,023$0$0$239,654
79$465,698$0$0$209,381
80$404,722$0$0$174,296
81$334,110$0$0$133,854
82$252,771$0$0$87,454
83$159,500$0$0$34,429
84$52,965$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