Can I retire at age 61 with 729,000?

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 $729,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$60,200$59,664$59,141$58,630$58,131$56,520
2 years$29,802$29,247$28,709$28,188$27,682$26,070
3 years$19,671$19,113$18,577$18,060$17,562$16,001
4 years$14,606$14,050$13,519$13,011$12,526$11,027
5 years$11,568$11,016$10,491$9,994$9,522$8,090
6 years$9,543$8,995$8,479$7,992$7,534$6,170
7 years$8,098$7,554$7,046$6,571$6,127$4,831
8 years$7,014$6,475$5,975$5,512$5,083$3,854
9 years$6,171$5,638$5,147$4,695$4,281$3,118
10 years$5,498$4,969$4,487$4,047$3,647$2,549
11 years$4,947$4,424$3,950$3,522$3,137$2,101
12 years$4,488$3,971$3,506$3,090$2,718$1,743
13 years$4,101$3,588$3,132$2,728$2,371$1,454
14 years$3,769$3,262$2,814$2,421$2,078$1,218
15 years$3,481$2,980$2,541$2,159$1,830$1,024
16 years$3,230$2,734$2,304$1,933$1,617$863
17 years$3,008$2,518$2,096$1,737$1,434$730
18 years$2,811$2,326$1,914$1,566$1,275$618
19 years$2,636$2,156$1,752$1,415$1,136$524
20 years$2,478$2,004$1,608$1,281$1,015$445
21 years$2,335$1,866$1,479$1,163$908$379
22 years$2,205$1,742$1,363$1,057$814$322
23 years$2,087$1,629$1,258$963$731$275
24 years$1,979$1,527$1,164$878$657$234
25 years$1,879$1,433$1,078$802$591$200
26 years$1,788$1,346$1,000$733$532$171
27 years$1,703$1,267$928$671$480$146
28 years$1,625$1,194$863$615$433$124
29 years$1,552$1,126$803$564$391$106
30 years$1,484$1,064$748$518$353$91
31 years$1,421$1,006$697$475$320$78
32 years$1,361$952$651$437$289$66
33 years$1,306$901$608$402$262$57
34 years$1,253$854$568$370$237$49
35 years$1,204$810$531$340$214$42
36 years$1,158$769$496$313$194$36
37 years$1,114$730$465$289$176$30
38 years$1,073$694$435$266$160$26
39 years$1,034$660$408$245$145$22
40 years$997$628$382$226$131$19
41 years$962$598$358$209$119$16
42 years$928$569$336$193$108$14
43 years$896$542$315$178$98$12
44 years$866$517$296$164$89$10
45 years$837$493$278$152$81$9
46 years$810$470$261$140$73$8
47 years$784$449$245$129$67$6
48 years$759$428$231$120$61$6
49 years$735$409$217$111$55$5
50 years$712$391$204$102$50$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $729,000, adding $5,036 every year, while hoping to spend $59,327 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: 34/47/19 Blend
60$729,000$729,000$729,000$729,000
61$808,553$769,916$758,616$831,173
62$827,902$744,518$720,906$822,873
63$847,236$715,888$679,945$808,086
64$866,491$683,803$635,560$790,897
65$885,594$648,031$587,573$771,131
66$904,464$608,324$535,796$748,597
67$923,008$564,420$480,033$723,093
68$941,121$516,043$420,080$694,405
69$958,686$462,900$355,724$662,301
70$975,573$404,683$286,742$626,538
71$991,634$341,065$212,900$586,853
72$1,006,704$271,701$133,956$542,968
73$1,020,601$196,226$49,656$494,584
74$1,033,117$114,257$0$441,382
75$1,044,026$25,386$0$391,194
76$1,053,072$0$0$346,760
77$1,059,970$0$0$334,296
78$1,064,406$0$0$333,978
79$1,066,029$0$0$332,544
80$1,064,448$0$0$329,845
81$1,059,231$0$0$325,717
82$1,049,898$0$0$319,979
83$1,035,915$0$0$312,428
84$1,016,693$0$0$302,841
85$991,575$0$0$290,970
86$959,838$0$0$276,541
87$920,678$0$0$259,251
88$873,206$0$0$238,765
89$816,439$0$0$214,710
90$749,288$0$0$186,677
91$670,548$0$0$154,212
92$578,890$0$0$116,813
93$472,840$0$0$73,926
94$350,773$0$0$24,938
95$210,891$0$0$0
96$51,207$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0