Can I retire at age 61 with 704,000?

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 $704,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.7%
1 years$58,136$57,618$57,113$56,619$56,138$54,168
2 years$28,780$28,244$27,725$27,221$26,732$24,768
3 years$18,996$18,458$17,940$17,441$16,960$15,063
4 years$14,105$13,568$13,055$12,565$12,096$10,282
5 years$11,171$10,638$10,132$9,651$9,195$7,468
6 years$9,216$8,687$8,188$7,718$7,276$5,637
7 years$7,820$7,295$6,804$6,345$5,917$4,366
8 years$6,773$6,253$5,770$5,323$4,909$3,444
9 years$5,960$5,444$4,970$4,534$4,134$2,754
10 years$5,309$4,799$4,333$3,908$3,522$2,225
11 years$4,777$4,272$3,815$3,401$3,029$1,812
12 years$4,335$3,835$3,385$2,984$2,625$1,484
13 years$3,960$3,465$3,025$2,634$2,289$1,222
14 years$3,639$3,150$2,718$2,338$2,007$1,011
15 years$3,362$2,877$2,454$2,085$1,767$838
16 years$3,119$2,640$2,225$1,867$1,562$697
17 years$2,905$2,431$2,024$1,678$1,385$581
18 years$2,715$2,247$1,848$1,512$1,231$485
19 years$2,545$2,082$1,692$1,366$1,097$406
20 years$2,393$1,935$1,553$1,237$980$340
21 years$2,255$1,802$1,428$1,123$877$285
22 years$2,130$1,682$1,316$1,021$786$239
23 years$2,015$1,573$1,215$930$706$200
24 years$1,911$1,474$1,124$848$634$168
25 years$1,815$1,384$1,041$774$571$141
26 years$1,727$1,300$965$708$514$119
27 years$1,645$1,224$897$648$464$100
28 years$1,569$1,153$833$594$418$84
29 years$1,499$1,088$776$545$378$71
30 years$1,433$1,027$722$500$341$60
31 years$1,372$971$673$459$309$50
32 years$1,314$919$628$422$279$42
33 years$1,261$870$587$388$253$35
34 years$1,210$825$548$357$229$30
35 years$1,163$782$513$329$207$25
36 years$1,118$743$479$303$188$21
37 years$1,076$705$449$279$170$18
38 years$1,036$670$420$257$154$15
39 years$998$637$394$237$140$13
40 years$962$606$369$219$127$11
41 years$929$577$346$202$115$9
42 years$896$550$325$186$104$8
43 years$866$524$305$172$95$6
44 years$836$499$286$159$86$5
45 years$809$476$268$146$78$5
46 years$782$454$252$135$71$4
47 years$757$433$237$125$64$3
48 years$733$414$223$116$58$3
49 years$709$395$209$107$53$2
50 years$687$377$197$99$48$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $704,000, adding $3,592 every year, while hoping to spend $42,666 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: 23/47/30 Blend
60$704,000$704,000$704,000$704,000
61$779,513$742,201$731,289$790,030
62$813,627$733,173$710,391$790,522
63$849,791$722,272$687,363$787,254
64$888,168$709,362$662,088$782,863
65$928,939$694,298$634,445$777,285
66$972,298$676,926$604,307$770,455
67$1,018,461$657,085$571,540$762,305
68$1,067,664$634,601$536,006$752,768
69$1,120,162$609,293$497,559$741,773
70$1,176,238$580,968$456,047$729,251
71$1,236,202$549,423$411,312$715,130
72$1,300,391$514,441$363,188$699,339
73$1,369,178$475,796$311,501$681,805
74$1,442,970$433,245$256,072$662,457
75$1,522,214$386,535$196,711$641,225
76$1,607,400$335,396$133,222$618,040
77$1,699,068$279,544$65,398$592,833
78$1,797,809$218,678$0$565,541
79$1,904,273$152,480$0$538,336
80$2,019,174$80,617$0$531,414
81$2,143,295$2,732$0$523,841
82$2,277,499$0$0$515,651
83$2,422,733$0$0$549,064
84$2,580,038$0$0$586,887
85$2,750,559$0$0$627,995
86$2,935,555$0$0$672,705
87$3,136,410$0$0$721,367
88$3,354,647$0$0$774,363
89$3,591,942$0$0$832,117
90$3,850,137$0$0$895,093
91$4,131,260$0$0$963,802
92$4,437,543$0$0$1,038,809
93$4,771,441$0$0$1,120,731
94$5,135,656$0$0$1,210,253
95$5,533,163$0$0$1,308,125
96$5,967,237$0$0$1,415,175
97$6,441,481$0$0$1,532,313
98$6,959,865$0$0$1,660,541
99$7,526,756$0$0$1,800,965
100$8,146,965$0$0$1,954,800