Can I retire at age 61 with 764,000?

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 $764,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.5%
1 years$63,090$62,528$61,980$61,445$60,922$58,598
2 years$31,233$30,651$30,087$29,541$29,011$26,696
3 years$20,615$20,031$19,469$18,927$18,406$16,174
4 years$15,307$14,725$14,168$13,636$13,127$10,995
5 years$12,123$11,544$10,995$10,474$9,979$7,952
6 years$10,001$9,427$8,886$8,376$7,896$5,976
7 years$8,486$7,917$7,384$6,886$6,422$4,608
8 years$7,351$6,786$6,262$5,777$5,327$3,618
9 years$6,468$5,908$5,394$4,920$4,486$2,879
10 years$5,762$5,208$4,702$4,242$3,823$2,314
11 years$5,185$4,636$4,140$3,691$3,288$1,874
12 years$4,704$4,161$3,674$3,238$2,849$1,528
13 years$4,298$3,761$3,282$2,859$2,484$1,251
14 years$3,950$3,418$2,949$2,537$2,178$1,028
15 years$3,648$3,123$2,663$2,263$1,917$848
16 years$3,385$2,865$2,414$2,026$1,695$701
17 years$3,153$2,639$2,197$1,821$1,503$581
18 years$2,946$2,438$2,005$1,641$1,336$482
19 years$2,762$2,260$1,836$1,483$1,191$401
20 years$2,597$2,100$1,685$1,343$1,064$333
21 years$2,447$1,956$1,550$1,219$952$278
22 years$2,311$1,826$1,428$1,108$853$231
23 years$2,187$1,708$1,319$1,009$766$193
24 years$2,074$1,600$1,220$920$688$161
25 years$1,970$1,501$1,130$840$619$135
26 years$1,874$1,411$1,048$769$558$112
27 years$1,785$1,328$973$703$503$94
28 years$1,703$1,251$904$644$454$78
29 years$1,626$1,181$842$591$410$66
30 years$1,555$1,115$784$542$370$55
31 years$1,489$1,054$731$498$335$46
32 years$1,427$997$682$458$303$38
33 years$1,368$944$637$421$274$32
34 years$1,313$895$595$387$248$27
35 years$1,262$849$556$357$225$22
36 years$1,213$806$520$328$204$19
37 years$1,168$765$487$303$185$16
38 years$1,124$727$456$279$167$13
39 years$1,083$692$427$257$152$11
40 years$1,045$658$400$237$138$9
41 years$1,008$626$376$219$125$8
42 years$973$597$352$202$113$6
43 years$939$568$331$186$103$5
44 years$908$542$310$172$93$5
45 years$878$517$291$159$85$4
46 years$849$493$274$147$77$3
47 years$821$470$257$136$70$3
48 years$795$449$242$125$63$2
49 years$770$429$227$116$58$2
50 years$746$410$213$107$52$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $764,000, adding $6,756 every year, while hoping to spend $23,424 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: 67/22/11 Blend
60$764,000$764,000$764,000$764,000
61$848,897$808,405$796,563$903,318
62$910,561$823,094$798,325$955,079
63$977,731$837,717$799,361$1,008,230
64$1,050,941$852,248$799,621$1,065,734
65$1,130,784$866,655$799,055$1,128,015
66$1,217,909$880,906$797,609$1,195,539
67$1,313,033$894,967$795,225$1,268,820
68$1,416,942$908,800$791,845$1,348,424
69$1,530,504$922,365$787,406$1,434,976
70$1,654,674$935,620$781,843$1,529,163
71$1,790,503$948,517$775,087$1,631,743
72$1,939,149$961,009$767,067$1,743,551
73$2,101,886$973,043$757,708$1,865,508
74$2,280,118$984,562$746,931$1,998,629
75$2,475,391$995,506$734,654$2,144,031
76$2,689,407$1,005,812$720,791$2,302,947
77$2,924,040$1,015,411$705,251$2,476,735
78$3,181,356$1,024,230$687,941$2,666,893
79$3,463,629$1,032,191$668,761$2,875,070
80$3,773,364$1,039,213$647,609$3,103,085
81$4,113,319$1,045,206$624,376$3,352,943
82$4,486,534$1,050,079$598,950$3,626,854
83$4,896,358$1,053,730$571,212$3,927,253
84$5,346,478$1,056,054$541,039$4,256,826
85$5,840,957$1,056,939$508,302$4,618,530
86$6,384,271$1,056,265$472,866$5,015,629
87$6,981,350$1,053,905$434,590$5,451,717
88$7,637,626$1,049,725$393,328$5,930,758
89$8,359,084$1,043,582$348,925$6,457,119
90$9,152,317$1,035,324$301,220$7,035,616
91$10,024,589$1,024,791$250,047$7,671,556
92$10,983,904$1,011,811$195,229$8,370,789
93$12,039,077$996,206$136,585$9,139,762
94$13,199,825$977,782$73,922$9,985,583
95$14,476,851$956,337$7,043$10,916,085
96$15,881,949$931,657$0$11,939,904
97$17,428,113$903,513$0$13,074,107
98$19,129,662$871,667$0$14,323,008
99$21,002,371$835,862$0$15,697,366
100$23,063,623$795,829$0$17,209,956