Can I retire at age 61 with 784,000?

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 $784,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.7%
1 years$64,742$64,165$63,603$63,053$62,517$60,084
2 years$32,050$31,454$30,875$30,314$29,770$27,348
3 years$21,155$20,555$19,978$19,423$18,887$16,553
4 years$15,708$15,110$14,539$13,993$13,471$11,241
5 years$12,441$11,847$11,283$10,748$10,240$8,122
6 years$10,263$9,674$9,118$8,595$8,103$6,097
7 years$8,709$8,124$7,577$7,067$6,590$4,695
8 years$7,543$6,964$6,426$5,928$5,467$3,682
9 years$6,637$6,063$5,535$5,049$4,604$2,926
10 years$5,913$5,344$4,825$4,353$3,923$2,349
11 years$5,320$4,758$4,248$3,788$3,374$1,900
12 years$4,827$4,270$3,770$3,323$2,924$1,547
13 years$4,410$3,859$3,368$2,933$2,549$1,265
14 years$4,053$3,508$3,027$2,604$2,235$1,039
15 years$3,744$3,204$2,733$2,322$1,968$855
16 years$3,473$2,940$2,477$2,079$1,739$706
17 years$3,235$2,708$2,254$1,868$1,542$584
18 years$3,024$2,502$2,058$1,684$1,371$484
19 years$2,835$2,319$1,884$1,521$1,222$402
20 years$2,665$2,155$1,729$1,378$1,092$334
21 years$2,511$2,007$1,590$1,250$977$278
22 years$2,372$1,874$1,466$1,137$876$231
23 years$2,244$1,752$1,353$1,035$786$192
24 years$2,128$1,642$1,252$944$706$160
25 years$2,021$1,541$1,159$862$636$134
26 years$1,923$1,448$1,075$789$573$111
27 years$1,832$1,363$998$722$516$93
28 years$1,747$1,284$928$661$466$78
29 years$1,669$1,211$864$606$421$65
30 years$1,596$1,144$805$557$380$54
31 years$1,528$1,082$750$511$344$45
32 years$1,464$1,023$700$470$311$38
33 years$1,404$969$653$432$281$31
34 years$1,348$919$610$397$255$26
35 years$1,295$871$571$366$231$22
36 years$1,245$827$534$337$209$18
37 years$1,198$785$500$311$189$15
38 years$1,154$746$468$286$172$13
39 years$1,112$710$438$264$156$11
40 years$1,072$675$411$243$141$9
41 years$1,034$643$385$225$128$7
42 years$998$612$361$207$116$6
43 years$964$583$339$191$106$5
44 years$932$556$318$177$96$4
45 years$901$530$299$163$87$4
46 years$871$506$281$151$79$3
47 years$843$483$264$139$72$3
48 years$816$461$248$129$65$2
49 years$790$440$233$119$59$2
50 years$765$420$219$110$54$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $784,000, adding $2,599 every year, while hoping to spend $33,592 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: 59/35/6 Blend
60$784,000$784,000$784,000$784,000
61$866,649$825,097$812,945$916,610
62$919,305$829,785$804,437$955,088
63$976,207$833,577$794,518$992,951
64$1,037,751$836,393$783,106$1,033,385
65$1,104,375$838,150$770,113$1,076,636
66$1,176,559$838,757$755,449$1,122,981
67$1,254,831$838,119$739,020$1,172,720
68$1,339,773$836,135$720,725$1,226,188
69$1,432,022$832,698$700,462$1,283,756
70$1,532,281$827,694$678,121$1,345,831
71$1,641,324$821,001$653,588$1,412,865
72$1,760,001$812,492$626,746$1,485,356
73$1,889,248$802,031$597,469$1,563,855
74$2,030,095$789,474$565,627$1,648,972
75$2,183,675$774,668$531,085$1,741,378
76$2,351,234$757,452$493,702$1,841,816
77$2,534,147$737,654$453,327$1,951,108
78$2,733,924$715,093$409,808$2,070,159
79$2,952,229$689,577$362,981$2,199,972
80$3,190,894$660,904$312,678$2,341,651
81$3,451,935$628,858$258,723$2,496,419
82$3,737,572$593,212$200,930$2,665,625
83$4,050,251$553,726$139,108$2,850,758
84$4,392,664$510,146$73,056$3,053,463
85$4,767,776$462,203$2,563$3,275,556
86$5,178,851$409,613$0$3,519,043
87$5,629,486$352,077$0$3,790,789
88$6,123,642$289,276$0$4,089,064
89$6,665,679$220,877$0$4,416,417
90$7,260,403$146,524$0$4,775,841
91$7,913,106$65,846$0$5,170,641
92$8,629,617$0$0$5,604,462
93$9,416,358$0$0$6,089,626
94$10,280,401$0$0$6,650,380
95$11,229,540$0$0$7,266,428
96$12,272,357$0$0$7,943,351
97$13,418,310$0$0$8,687,297
98$14,677,817$0$0$9,505,037
99$16,062,355$0$0$10,404,033
100$17,584,569$0$0$11,392,505