Can I retire at age 61 with 769,000?

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 $769,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.7%
1 years$63,503$62,938$62,386$61,847$61,321$60,884
2 years$31,437$30,852$30,284$29,734$29,201$28,759
3 years$20,750$20,162$19,596$19,051$18,526$18,095
4 years$15,407$14,821$14,261$13,725$13,213$12,795
5 years$12,203$11,620$11,067$10,542$10,044$9,641
6 years$10,067$9,489$8,944$8,431$7,948$7,559
7 years$8,542$7,969$7,432$6,931$6,464$6,091
8 years$7,399$6,830$6,303$5,815$5,362$5,004
9 years$6,510$5,947$5,429$4,953$4,516$4,173
10 years$5,800$5,242$4,733$4,269$3,848$3,520
11 years$5,219$4,667$4,167$3,716$3,309$2,996
12 years$4,735$4,189$3,698$3,259$2,868$2,569
13 years$4,326$3,785$3,304$2,877$2,501$2,216
14 years$3,975$3,441$2,969$2,554$2,192$1,922
15 years$3,672$3,143$2,680$2,278$1,930$1,673
16 years$3,407$2,884$2,430$2,040$1,706$1,462
17 years$3,173$2,656$2,211$1,832$1,512$1,281
18 years$2,966$2,454$2,019$1,651$1,345$1,126
19 years$2,780$2,274$1,848$1,492$1,199$991
20 years$2,614$2,114$1,696$1,351$1,071$875
21 years$2,463$1,969$1,560$1,227$958$773
22 years$2,326$1,838$1,438$1,115$859$684
23 years$2,202$1,719$1,327$1,016$771$607
24 years$2,087$1,610$1,228$926$693$538
25 years$1,983$1,511$1,137$846$624$478
26 years$1,886$1,420$1,055$774$562$425
27 years$1,797$1,337$979$708$506$378
28 years$1,714$1,260$910$649$457$337
29 years$1,637$1,188$847$595$413$300
30 years$1,565$1,122$789$546$373$267
31 years$1,498$1,061$736$501$337$238
32 years$1,436$1,004$686$461$305$213
33 years$1,377$951$641$424$276$190
34 years$1,322$901$599$390$250$169
35 years$1,270$855$560$359$226$151
36 years$1,221$811$524$331$205$135
37 years$1,175$770$490$305$186$121
38 years$1,132$732$459$281$168$108
39 years$1,090$696$430$259$153$96
40 years$1,051$662$403$239$139$86
41 years$1,014$630$378$220$126$77
42 years$979$600$355$203$114$69
43 years$946$572$333$188$104$62
44 years$914$545$312$173$94$55
45 years$883$520$293$160$85$49
46 years$854$496$275$148$77$44
47 years$827$473$259$137$70$39
48 years$800$452$243$126$64$35
49 years$775$432$229$117$58$32
50 years$751$412$215$108$53$28

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $769,000, adding $6,719 every year, while hoping to spend $20,391 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: 63/7/30 Blend
60$769,000$769,000$769,000$769,000
61$854,369$813,612$801,692$900,923
62$919,818$831,783$806,853$951,522
63$991,261$850,161$811,503$1,003,966
64$1,069,285$868,734$815,604$1,060,826
65$1,154,541$887,491$819,116$1,122,538
66$1,247,742$906,417$821,995$1,189,585
67$1,349,677$925,496$824,196$1,262,497
68$1,461,211$944,712$825,674$1,341,862
69$1,583,298$964,047$826,377$1,428,324
70$1,716,989$983,479$826,256$1,522,596
71$1,863,440$1,002,988$825,254$1,625,461
72$2,023,926$1,022,550$823,315$1,737,786
73$2,199,850$1,042,138$820,379$1,860,523
74$2,392,757$1,061,725$816,384$1,994,725
75$2,604,348$1,081,280$811,263$2,141,549
76$2,836,499$1,100,770$804,948$2,302,275
77$3,091,275$1,120,161$797,366$2,478,311
78$3,370,949$1,139,413$788,442$2,671,209
79$3,678,028$1,158,486$778,097$2,882,682
80$4,015,271$1,177,336$766,247$3,114,616
81$4,385,718$1,195,915$752,806$3,369,092
82$4,792,719$1,214,172$737,683$3,648,404
83$5,239,963$1,232,053$720,782$3,955,080
84$5,731,515$1,249,500$702,004$4,291,906
85$6,271,853$1,266,449$681,245$4,661,954
86$6,865,912$1,282,835$658,396$5,068,612
87$7,519,125$1,298,584$633,343$5,515,613
88$8,237,482$1,313,621$605,967$6,007,071
89$9,027,582$1,327,865$576,142$6,547,524
90$9,896,692$1,341,227$543,740$7,141,970
91$10,852,823$1,353,616$508,624$7,795,922
92$11,904,799$1,364,931$470,651$8,515,455
93$13,062,344$1,375,068$429,674$9,307,266
94$14,336,172$1,383,915$385,536$10,178,737
95$15,738,086$1,391,351$338,076$11,138,004
96$17,281,093$1,397,250$287,124$12,194,036
97$18,979,525$1,401,476$232,503$13,356,717
98$20,849,174$1,403,885$174,029$14,636,944
99$22,907,440$1,404,326$111,509$16,046,726
100$25,173,496$1,402,635$44,742$17,599,300