Can I retire at age 61 with 734,000?

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 $734,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.3%
1 years$60,613$60,073$59,546$59,032$58,530$57,967
2 years$30,006$29,448$28,906$28,381$27,872$27,304
3 years$19,806$19,244$18,704$18,184$17,683$17,129
4 years$14,706$14,147$13,612$13,100$12,612$12,076
5 years$11,647$11,091$10,563$10,062$9,587$9,070
6 years$9,609$9,057$8,537$8,047$7,586$7,089
7 years$8,153$7,606$7,094$6,616$6,169$5,693
8 years$7,062$6,520$6,016$5,550$5,118$4,662
9 years$6,214$5,676$5,182$4,727$4,310$3,874
10 years$5,536$5,004$4,518$4,075$3,672$3,256
11 years$4,981$4,454$3,977$3,546$3,158$2,761
12 years$4,519$3,998$3,530$3,111$2,737$2,359
13 years$4,129$3,613$3,154$2,746$2,387$2,027
14 years$3,794$3,284$2,834$2,438$2,092$1,750
15 years$3,505$3,000$2,558$2,174$1,842$1,518
16 years$3,252$2,753$2,319$1,947$1,628$1,321
17 years$3,029$2,535$2,111$1,749$1,444$1,153
18 years$2,831$2,342$1,927$1,576$1,284$1,009
19 years$2,654$2,171$1,764$1,424$1,144$884
20 years$2,495$2,017$1,619$1,290$1,022$777
21 years$2,351$1,879$1,489$1,171$914$684
22 years$2,220$1,754$1,372$1,064$820$603
23 years$2,101$1,641$1,267$969$736$532
24 years$1,992$1,537$1,172$884$661$470
25 years$1,892$1,442$1,085$807$595$415
26 years$1,800$1,356$1,007$738$536$367
27 years$1,715$1,276$935$676$483$325
28 years$1,636$1,202$869$619$436$288
29 years$1,563$1,134$809$568$394$255
30 years$1,494$1,071$753$521$356$227
31 years$1,430$1,013$702$479$322$201
32 years$1,370$958$655$440$291$179
33 years$1,314$907$612$404$263$159
34 years$1,262$860$572$372$238$141
35 years$1,212$816$534$343$216$125
36 years$1,166$774$500$316$196$111
37 years$1,122$735$468$291$177$99
38 years$1,080$699$438$268$161$88
39 years$1,041$664$410$247$146$78
40 years$1,003$632$385$228$132$70
41 years$968$602$361$210$120$62
42 years$934$573$338$194$109$55
43 years$903$546$318$179$99$49
44 years$872$521$298$165$90$44
45 years$843$496$280$153$81$39
46 years$815$473$263$141$74$34
47 years$789$452$247$130$67$31
48 years$764$431$232$120$61$27
49 years$740$412$218$111$55$24
50 years$717$393$205$103$50$22

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $734,000, adding $2,538 every year, while hoping to spend $48,914 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: 79/10/11 Blend
60$734,000$734,000$734,000$734,000
61$811,486$772,584$761,207$873,812
62$842,213$758,396$734,663$900,931
63$874,436$741,874$705,591$924,091
64$908,254$722,852$673,854$948,079
65$943,777$701,153$639,309$972,957
66$981,124$676,591$601,808$998,791
67$1,020,424$648,970$561,194$1,025,656
68$1,061,819$618,081$517,306$1,053,635
69$1,105,462$583,704$469,973$1,082,818
70$1,151,519$545,606$419,017$1,113,307
71$1,200,173$503,539$364,253$1,145,212
72$1,251,622$457,244$305,487$1,178,659
73$1,306,084$406,446$242,517$1,213,784
74$1,363,795$350,852$175,132$1,250,740
75$1,425,014$290,155$103,111$1,289,693
76$1,490,023$224,031$26,223$1,330,830
77$1,559,133$152,136$0$1,374,359
78$1,632,682$74,108$0$1,427,058
79$1,711,040$0$0$1,486,340
80$1,794,613$0$0$1,550,583
81$1,883,845$0$0$1,627,896
82$1,979,224$0$0$1,710,548
83$2,081,283$0$0$1,799,005
84$2,190,608$0$0$1,893,773
85$2,307,840$0$0$1,995,414
86$2,433,685$0$0$2,104,538
87$2,568,914$0$0$2,221,820
88$2,714,377$0$0$2,347,997
89$2,871,006$0$0$2,483,879
90$3,039,823$0$0$2,630,358
91$3,221,953$0$0$2,788,411
92$3,418,631$0$0$2,959,113
93$3,631,212$0$0$3,143,644
94$3,861,190$0$0$3,343,303
95$4,110,202$0$0$3,559,516
96$4,380,051$0$0$3,793,850
97$4,672,719$0$0$4,048,032
98$4,990,385$0$0$4,323,958
99$5,335,446$0$0$4,623,713
100$5,710,538$0$0$4,949,593