Can I retire at age 61 with 746,000?

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 $746,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18%
1 years$61,604$61,055$60,520$59,997$59,487$57,560
2 years$30,497$29,929$29,379$28,845$28,327$26,404
3 years$20,129$19,559$19,010$18,481$17,972$16,112
4 years$14,947$14,378$13,834$13,315$12,818$11,036
5 years$11,838$11,272$10,736$10,227$9,744$8,046
6 years$9,766$9,205$8,676$8,179$7,710$6,096
7 years$8,286$7,730$7,210$6,724$6,270$4,741
8 years$7,177$6,626$6,115$5,641$5,202$3,755
9 years$6,315$5,769$5,267$4,805$4,381$3,016
10 years$5,626$5,085$4,592$4,142$3,733$2,447
11 years$5,062$4,527$4,042$3,604$3,210$2,002
12 years$4,593$4,063$3,587$3,162$2,782$1,648
13 years$4,196$3,672$3,205$2,791$2,426$1,363
14 years$3,857$3,338$2,880$2,478$2,126$1,133
15 years$3,562$3,049$2,600$2,210$1,872$944
16 years$3,305$2,798$2,357$1,979$1,655$789
17 years$3,078$2,576$2,145$1,778$1,467$661
18 years$2,877$2,381$1,958$1,602$1,305$555
19 years$2,697$2,206$1,793$1,448$1,163$466
20 years$2,535$2,050$1,645$1,311$1,039$393
21 years$2,389$1,910$1,513$1,190$929$331
22 years$2,257$1,783$1,395$1,082$833$279
23 years$2,136$1,667$1,288$985$748$235
24 years$2,025$1,562$1,191$899$672$199
25 years$1,923$1,466$1,103$821$605$168
26 years$1,830$1,378$1,023$750$545$142
27 years$1,743$1,297$950$687$491$120
28 years$1,663$1,222$883$629$443$102
29 years$1,588$1,153$822$577$400$86
30 years$1,519$1,089$766$530$362$73
31 years$1,454$1,029$714$486$327$62
32 years$1,393$974$666$447$296$52
33 years$1,336$922$622$411$268$44
34 years$1,283$874$581$378$242$37
35 years$1,232$829$543$348$219$32
36 years$1,185$787$508$321$199$27
37 years$1,140$747$476$295$180$23
38 years$1,098$710$445$272$163$19
39 years$1,058$675$417$251$148$16
40 years$1,020$643$391$232$134$14
41 years$984$612$367$214$122$12
42 years$950$582$344$197$111$10
43 years$917$555$323$182$100$8
44 years$886$529$303$168$91$7
45 years$857$504$284$155$83$6
46 years$829$481$267$143$75$5
47 years$802$459$251$132$68$4
48 years$776$438$236$122$62$4
49 years$752$419$222$113$56$3
50 years$728$400$208$105$51$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $746,000, adding $5,496 every year, while hoping to spend $28,718 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: 62/29/9 Blend
60$746,000$746,000$746,000$746,000
61$827,761$788,223$776,660$877,130
62$881,637$796,290$772,123$918,887
63$940,046$803,790$766,470$960,627
64$1,003,419$810,665$759,636$1,005,462
65$1,072,233$816,852$751,549$1,053,691
66$1,147,009$822,287$742,134$1,105,643
67$1,228,323$826,898$731,314$1,161,684
68$1,316,807$830,610$719,008$1,222,215
69$1,413,157$833,346$705,131$1,287,680
70$1,518,138$835,019$689,592$1,358,568
71$1,632,595$835,542$672,300$1,435,418
72$1,757,453$834,817$653,155$1,518,828
73$1,893,734$832,744$632,057$1,609,453
74$2,042,563$829,216$608,899$1,708,020
75$2,205,175$824,118$583,568$1,815,329
76$2,382,933$817,331$555,948$1,932,262
77$2,577,337$808,724$525,916$2,059,795
78$2,790,037$798,164$493,347$2,199,001
79$3,022,852$785,505$458,105$2,351,068
80$3,277,783$770,595$420,051$2,517,303
81$3,557,035$753,272$379,041$2,699,150
82$3,863,036$733,366$334,922$2,898,203
83$4,198,459$710,694$287,536$3,116,216
84$4,566,249$685,065$236,715$3,355,130
85$4,969,650$656,277$182,288$3,617,083
86$5,412,233$624,113$124,074$3,904,432
87$5,897,933$588,347$61,883$4,219,780
88$6,431,085$548,739$0$4,565,996
89$7,016,463$505,034$0$4,946,679
90$7,659,325$456,964$0$5,371,257
91$8,365,466$404,245$0$5,837,654
92$9,141,267$346,576$0$6,350,139
93$9,993,760$283,641$0$6,913,420
94$10,930,689$215,106$0$7,532,686
95$11,960,588$140,615$0$8,213,661
96$13,092,858$59,795$0$8,962,654
97$14,337,858$0$0$9,786,621
98$15,706,997$0$0$10,702,088
99$17,212,849$0$0$11,730,015
100$18,869,265$0$0$12,860,784