Can I retire at age 61 with 721,000?

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 $721,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.9%
1 years$59,540$59,009$58,492$57,987$57,494$57,036
2 years$29,475$28,926$28,394$27,878$27,378$26,916
3 years$19,455$18,903$18,373$17,862$17,370$16,919
4 years$14,446$13,896$13,371$12,868$12,388$11,951
5 years$11,441$10,895$10,376$9,884$9,417$8,996
6 years$9,439$8,896$8,386$7,904$7,452$7,046
7 years$8,009$7,471$6,968$6,499$6,060$5,671
8 years$6,937$6,404$5,910$5,452$5,027$4,654
9 years$6,104$5,576$5,090$4,644$4,234$3,876
10 years$5,438$4,915$4,438$4,003$3,607$3,266
11 years$4,893$4,375$3,907$3,484$3,103$2,776
12 years$4,439$3,927$3,467$3,056$2,689$2,378
13 years$4,056$3,549$3,098$2,698$2,345$2,049
14 years$3,727$3,226$2,783$2,395$2,055$1,774
15 years$3,443$2,947$2,513$2,136$1,810$1,542
16 years$3,194$2,704$2,278$1,912$1,599$1,346
17 years$2,975$2,490$2,073$1,718$1,418$1,178
18 years$2,781$2,301$1,893$1,548$1,261$1,033
19 years$2,607$2,133$1,733$1,399$1,124$909
20 years$2,450$1,982$1,590$1,267$1,004$801
21 years$2,309$1,846$1,463$1,150$898$707
22 years$2,181$1,723$1,348$1,046$805$625
23 years$2,064$1,611$1,245$952$723$553
24 years$1,957$1,510$1,151$869$650$490
25 years$1,859$1,417$1,066$793$585$434
26 years$1,768$1,332$989$725$527$386
27 years$1,685$1,253$918$664$475$343
28 years$1,607$1,181$854$608$428$304
29 years$1,535$1,114$794$558$387$271
30 years$1,468$1,052$740$512$350$241
31 years$1,405$995$690$470$316$215
32 years$1,346$941$644$432$286$191
33 years$1,291$891$601$397$259$170
34 years$1,240$845$561$366$234$152
35 years$1,191$801$525$337$212$135
36 years$1,145$760$491$310$192$121
37 years$1,102$722$460$286$174$108
38 years$1,061$686$430$263$158$96
39 years$1,022$653$403$243$143$86
40 years$986$621$378$224$130$76
41 years$951$591$354$207$118$68
42 years$918$563$332$191$107$61
43 years$887$536$312$176$97$54
44 years$857$511$293$162$88$49
45 years$828$488$275$150$80$43
46 years$801$465$258$139$73$39
47 years$775$444$243$128$66$35
48 years$750$424$228$118$60$31
49 years$727$405$214$109$54$28
50 years$704$387$201$101$49$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $721,000, adding $4,457 every year, while hoping to spend $24,751 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: 35/42/23 Blend
60$721,000$721,000$721,000$721,000
61$799,139$760,926$749,751$821,402
62$854,317$771,877$748,533$849,198
63$914,293$782,534$746,444$876,583
64$979,530$792,859$743,430$905,632
65$1,050,540$802,806$739,432$936,509
66$1,127,882$812,330$734,390$969,396
67$1,212,173$821,382$728,240$1,004,494
68$1,304,094$829,909$720,915$1,042,025
69$1,404,391$837,854$712,345$1,082,237
70$1,513,888$845,158$702,458$1,125,404
71$1,633,491$851,757$691,176$1,171,828
72$1,764,196$857,582$678,420$1,221,846
73$1,907,103$862,562$664,105$1,275,828
74$2,063,418$866,619$648,144$1,334,187
75$2,234,475$869,671$630,444$1,397,378
76$2,421,737$871,631$610,911$1,465,905
77$2,626,820$872,407$589,442$1,540,326
78$2,851,501$871,899$565,933$1,621,258
79$3,097,736$870,005$540,274$1,709,384
80$3,367,682$866,612$512,350$1,805,459
81$3,663,712$861,602$482,040$1,910,320
82$3,988,443$854,853$449,220$2,024,888
83$4,344,753$846,230$413,758$2,150,187
84$4,735,816$835,593$375,517$2,287,346
85$5,165,126$822,794$334,354$2,437,612
86$5,636,532$807,674$290,119$2,602,365
87$6,154,276$790,068$242,655$2,783,132
88$6,723,029$769,798$191,801$2,981,596
89$7,347,936$746,676$137,384$3,199,620
90$8,034,668$720,505$79,229$3,439,260
91$8,789,469$691,075$17,148$3,702,790
92$9,619,221$658,164$0$3,992,720
93$10,531,504$621,536$0$4,323,872
94$11,534,670$580,944$0$4,692,532
95$12,637,921$536,126$0$5,097,921
96$13,851,395$486,802$0$5,543,826
97$15,186,263$432,681$0$6,034,426
98$16,654,831$373,451$0$6,574,331
99$18,270,659$308,785$0$7,168,625
100$20,048,688$238,338$0$7,822,919