Can I retire at age 61 with 679,000?

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 $679,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.1%
1 years$56,071$55,572$55,084$54,609$54,144$53,894
2 years$27,758$27,241$26,740$26,254$25,783$25,530
3 years$18,322$17,802$17,303$16,821$16,358$16,110
4 years$13,604$13,087$12,592$12,119$11,667$11,426
5 years$10,775$10,260$9,772$9,308$8,869$8,637
6 years$8,889$8,378$7,897$7,444$7,018$6,794
7 years$7,542$7,036$6,562$6,120$5,707$5,492
8 years$6,533$6,031$5,566$5,134$4,735$4,528
9 years$5,748$5,251$4,794$4,373$3,987$3,789
10 years$5,121$4,629$4,179$3,770$3,397$3,207
11 years$4,608$4,121$3,679$3,281$2,922$2,740
12 years$4,181$3,698$3,265$2,878$2,532$2,358
13 years$3,819$3,342$2,917$2,541$2,208$2,042
14 years$3,510$3,038$2,621$2,255$1,935$1,778
15 years$3,242$2,775$2,367$2,011$1,704$1,554
16 years$3,008$2,546$2,146$1,801$1,506$1,363
17 years$2,802$2,345$1,952$1,618$1,335$1,200
18 years$2,619$2,167$1,782$1,458$1,187$1,059
19 years$2,455$2,008$1,632$1,318$1,058$936
20 years$2,308$1,866$1,497$1,193$945$830
21 years$2,175$1,738$1,377$1,083$846$737
22 years$2,054$1,623$1,269$985$758$655
23 years$1,944$1,518$1,172$897$681$583
24 years$1,843$1,422$1,084$818$612$520
25 years$1,751$1,334$1,004$747$551$464
26 years$1,665$1,254$931$683$496$414
27 years$1,586$1,180$865$625$447$370
28 years$1,513$1,112$804$573$403$331
29 years$1,445$1,049$748$525$364$297
30 years$1,382$991$697$482$329$266
31 years$1,323$937$650$443$298$238
32 years$1,268$886$606$407$269$213
33 years$1,216$839$566$374$244$191
34 years$1,167$795$529$344$221$172
35 years$1,122$755$494$317$200$154
36 years$1,078$716$462$292$181$138
37 years$1,038$680$433$269$164$124
38 years$999$646$405$248$149$112
39 years$963$615$380$229$135$100
40 years$928$585$356$211$122$90
41 years$896$557$334$194$111$81
42 years$864$530$313$179$101$73
43 years$835$505$294$166$91$65
44 years$807$482$276$153$83$59
45 years$780$459$259$141$75$53
46 years$754$438$243$131$68$48
47 years$730$418$228$121$62$43
48 years$707$399$215$111$56$38
49 years$684$381$202$103$51$35
50 years$663$364$190$95$47$31

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $679,000, adding $4,364 every year, while hoping to spend $57,375 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: 62/29/9 Blend
60$679,000$679,000$679,000$679,000
61$752,759$716,772$706,248$797,694
62$768,494$690,848$668,861$802,355
63$783,911$661,730$628,298$800,412
64$798,917$629,201$584,393$796,845
65$813,408$593,033$536,971$791,497
66$827,266$552,982$485,850$784,196
67$840,360$508,792$430,839$774,758
68$852,545$460,191$371,741$762,982
69$863,656$406,892$308,346$748,649
70$873,512$348,592$240,438$731,523
71$881,908$284,971$167,790$711,346
72$888,618$215,690$90,167$687,840
73$893,391$140,393$7,322$660,700
74$895,946$58,701$0$629,596
75$895,971$0$0$601,956
76$893,122$0$0$580,365
77$887,012$0$0$575,251
78$877,218$0$0$567,589
79$863,267$0$0$557,056
80$844,634$0$0$543,294
81$820,740$0$0$525,904
82$790,942$0$0$504,447
83$754,530$0$0$478,436
84$710,715$0$0$447,331
85$658,626$0$0$410,537
86$597,300$0$0$367,394
87$525,671$0$0$317,172
88$442,560$0$0$259,064
89$346,665$0$0$192,181
90$236,546$0$0$115,536
91$110,613$0$0$28,041
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