Can I retire at age 61 with 739,000?

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 $739,000?

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$61,026$60,482$59,952$59,434$58,929$57,295
2 years$30,211$29,648$29,103$28,574$28,061$26,428
3 years$19,941$19,375$18,832$18,308$17,803$16,221
4 years$14,806$14,243$13,705$13,190$12,697$11,178
5 years$11,727$11,167$10,635$10,131$9,652$8,201
6 years$9,674$9,118$8,595$8,102$7,638$6,255
7 years$8,209$7,658$7,142$6,661$6,211$4,897
8 years$7,110$6,564$6,057$5,588$5,153$3,907
9 years$6,256$5,715$5,217$4,759$4,340$3,160
10 years$5,573$5,038$4,548$4,103$3,698$2,584
11 years$5,015$4,485$4,004$3,571$3,180$2,130
12 years$4,550$4,025$3,554$3,132$2,756$1,767
13 years$4,157$3,638$3,175$2,765$2,403$1,474
14 years$3,820$3,307$2,853$2,454$2,106$1,235
15 years$3,529$3,021$2,576$2,189$1,855$1,038
16 years$3,274$2,771$2,335$1,960$1,639$875
17 years$3,049$2,552$2,125$1,761$1,453$740
18 years$2,850$2,358$1,940$1,587$1,292$626
19 years$2,672$2,186$1,776$1,434$1,152$531
20 years$2,512$2,031$1,630$1,299$1,029$451
21 years$2,367$1,892$1,499$1,179$921$384
22 years$2,235$1,766$1,382$1,072$825$327
23 years$2,116$1,652$1,276$976$741$278
24 years$2,006$1,548$1,180$890$666$237
25 years$1,905$1,452$1,093$813$599$202
26 years$1,812$1,365$1,013$743$540$173
27 years$1,727$1,285$941$680$487$148
28 years$1,647$1,210$875$623$439$126
29 years$1,573$1,142$814$572$396$108
30 years$1,504$1,078$758$525$358$92
31 years$1,440$1,019$707$482$324$79
32 years$1,380$965$660$443$293$67
33 years$1,323$913$616$407$265$58
34 years$1,270$866$575$375$240$49
35 years$1,221$821$538$345$217$42
36 years$1,174$779$503$318$197$36
37 years$1,129$740$471$293$179$31
38 years$1,088$704$441$270$162$26
39 years$1,048$669$413$249$147$23
40 years$1,010$636$387$229$133$19
41 years$975$606$363$212$121$17
42 years$941$577$341$195$110$14
43 years$909$550$320$180$99$12
44 years$878$524$300$167$90$10
45 years$849$500$282$154$82$9
46 years$821$477$265$142$74$8
47 years$794$455$249$131$68$7
48 years$769$434$234$121$61$6
49 years$745$415$220$112$56$5
50 years$722$396$206$104$51$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $739,000, adding $4,315 every year, while hoping to spend $47,521 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: 59/23/18 Blend
60$739,000$739,000$739,000$739,000
61$818,829$779,662$768,207$863,060
62$851,787$767,303$743,380$881,151
63$886,515$752,747$716,129$895,272
64$923,142$735,834$686,322$909,588
65$961,810$716,397$653,821$924,125
66$1,002,675$694,261$618,484$938,915
67$1,045,905$669,236$580,160$953,995
68$1,091,684$641,126$538,692$969,407
69$1,140,214$609,719$493,917$985,202
70$1,191,715$574,795$445,663$1,001,438
71$1,246,429$536,118$393,751$1,018,181
72$1,304,617$493,441$337,994$1,035,508
73$1,366,569$446,501$278,198$1,053,507
74$1,432,600$395,020$214,159$1,072,278
75$1,503,055$338,706$145,663$1,091,936
76$1,578,313$277,249$72,489$1,112,612
77$1,658,789$210,321$0$1,134,453
78$1,744,937$137,579$0$1,158,702
79$1,837,256$58,656$0$1,199,400
80$1,936,293$0$0$1,242,873
81$2,042,648$0$0$1,296,204
82$2,156,981$0$0$1,369,537
83$2,280,014$0$0$1,448,494
84$2,412,541$0$0$1,533,592
85$2,555,436$0$0$1,625,397
86$2,709,655$0$0$1,724,530
87$2,876,251$0$0$1,831,675
88$3,056,383$0$0$1,947,583
89$3,251,320$0$0$2,073,080
90$3,462,462$0$0$2,209,072
91$3,691,344$0$0$2,356,559
92$3,939,657$0$0$2,516,638
93$4,209,260$0$0$2,690,516
94$4,502,197$0$0$2,879,520
95$4,820,716$0$0$3,085,112
96$5,167,292$0$0$3,308,898
97$5,544,647$0$0$3,552,648
98$5,955,777$0$0$3,818,306
99$6,403,977$0$0$4,108,015
100$6,892,876$0$0$4,424,132