Can I retire at age 61 with 658,000?

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 $658,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.8%
1 years$54,337$53,853$53,381$52,920$52,470$50,811
2 years$26,900$26,399$25,913$25,442$24,986$23,329
3 years$17,755$17,252$16,767$16,301$15,852$14,250
4 years$13,183$12,682$12,202$11,744$11,306$9,771
5 years$10,441$9,943$9,470$9,021$8,594$7,130
6 years$8,614$8,119$7,653$7,214$6,800$5,409
7 years$7,309$6,818$6,360$5,931$5,531$4,211
8 years$6,331$5,845$5,393$4,975$4,588$3,340
9 years$5,570$5,089$4,645$4,238$3,864$2,685
10 years$4,962$4,485$4,050$3,653$3,292$2,182
11 years$4,465$3,993$3,565$3,179$2,831$1,787
12 years$4,051$3,584$3,164$2,789$2,454$1,473
13 years$3,701$3,239$2,827$2,462$2,140$1,220
14 years$3,402$2,944$2,540$2,185$1,876$1,015
15 years$3,142$2,689$2,293$1,949$1,651$847
16 years$2,915$2,468$2,079$1,745$1,460$709
17 years$2,715$2,273$1,892$1,568$1,294$595
18 years$2,538$2,100$1,727$1,413$1,151$500
19 years$2,379$1,946$1,581$1,277$1,026$421
20 years$2,236$1,808$1,451$1,156$916$355
21 years$2,107$1,685$1,335$1,050$820$300
22 years$1,990$1,572$1,230$954$735$253
23 years$1,884$1,471$1,136$869$660$214
24 years$1,786$1,378$1,050$793$593$181
25 years$1,696$1,293$973$724$534$153
26 years$1,614$1,215$902$662$481$130
27 years$1,537$1,144$838$606$433$110
28 years$1,467$1,078$779$555$391$93
29 years$1,401$1,017$725$509$353$79
30 years$1,339$960$675$467$319$67
31 years$1,282$908$629$429$288$57
32 years$1,229$859$587$394$261$48
33 years$1,178$813$548$363$236$41
34 years$1,131$771$512$334$214$35
35 years$1,087$731$479$307$194$29
36 years$1,045$694$448$283$175$25
37 years$1,006$659$419$261$159$21
38 years$968$626$393$240$144$18
39 years$933$596$368$221$131$15
40 years$900$567$345$204$119$13
41 years$868$539$323$188$108$11
42 years$838$514$303$174$98$9
43 years$809$490$285$161$89$8
44 years$782$467$267$148$80$7
45 years$756$445$251$137$73$6
46 years$731$424$236$126$66$5
47 years$707$405$221$117$60$4
48 years$685$387$208$108$55$3
49 years$663$369$196$100$50$3
50 years$642$353$184$92$45$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $658,000, adding $4,912 every year, while hoping to spend $44,089 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: 56/30/14 Blend
60$658,000$658,000$658,000$658,000
61$730,183$695,309$685,110$768,165
62$757,751$682,469$661,151$781,647
63$786,654$667,521$634,911$791,096
64$816,980$650,318$606,268$800,369
65$848,827$630,699$575,094$809,459
66$882,302$608,497$541,253$818,357
67$917,517$583,534$504,606$827,059
68$954,599$555,623$465,006$835,562
69$993,684$524,564$422,299$843,864
70$1,034,919$490,147$376,325$851,969
71$1,078,467$452,150$326,918$859,881
72$1,124,503$410,337$273,902$867,611
73$1,173,219$364,461$217,095$875,173
74$1,224,826$314,258$156,307$882,585
75$1,279,554$259,452$91,338$889,875
76$1,337,651$199,748$21,981$897,073
77$1,399,394$134,838$0$904,222
78$1,465,082$64,395$0$919,143
79$1,535,042$0$0$938,133
80$1,609,635$0$0$961,949
81$1,689,254$0$0$1,010,095
82$1,774,331$0$0$1,061,577
83$1,865,337$0$0$1,116,687
84$1,962,792$0$0$1,175,744
85$2,067,264$0$0$1,239,096
86$2,179,377$0$0$1,307,128
87$2,299,814$0$0$1,380,262
88$2,429,328$0$0$1,458,958
89$2,568,742$0$0$1,543,727
90$2,718,962$0$0$1,635,124
91$2,880,984$0$0$1,733,762
92$3,055,900$0$0$1,840,315
93$3,244,910$0$0$1,955,523
94$3,449,334$0$0$2,080,197
95$3,670,623$0$0$2,215,233
96$3,910,372$0$0$2,361,612
97$4,170,333$0$0$2,520,415
98$4,452,435$0$0$2,692,831
99$4,758,799$0$0$2,880,166
100$5,091,756$0$0$3,083,858