Can I retire at age 61 with 787,000?

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 $787,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.1%
1 years$64,990$64,411$63,846$63,295$62,756$61,439
2 years$32,173$31,574$30,993$30,430$29,884$28,563
3 years$21,236$20,634$20,055$19,497$18,960$17,676
4 years$15,768$15,168$14,595$14,046$13,522$12,286
5 years$12,488$11,892$11,326$10,789$10,279$9,094
6 years$10,303$9,711$9,153$8,628$8,134$7,001
7 years$8,742$8,155$7,606$7,094$6,615$5,535
8 years$7,572$6,990$6,451$5,951$5,488$4,459
9 years$6,662$6,086$5,556$5,069$4,621$3,645
10 years$5,935$5,365$4,844$4,369$3,938$3,011
11 years$5,341$4,776$4,264$3,803$3,387$2,509
12 years$4,846$4,287$3,785$3,335$2,935$2,105
13 years$4,427$3,874$3,381$2,945$2,559$1,776
14 years$4,068$3,521$3,038$2,614$2,243$1,505
15 years$3,758$3,217$2,743$2,331$1,975$1,281
16 years$3,487$2,951$2,487$2,087$1,746$1,093
17 years$3,248$2,718$2,263$1,875$1,548$935
18 years$3,035$2,512$2,066$1,690$1,376$802
19 years$2,845$2,328$1,891$1,527$1,227$689
20 years$2,675$2,163$1,736$1,383$1,096$593
21 years$2,521$2,015$1,596$1,255$981$511
22 years$2,381$1,881$1,471$1,141$879$440
23 years$2,253$1,759$1,359$1,039$789$380
24 years$2,136$1,648$1,256$948$709$329
25 years$2,029$1,547$1,164$866$638$284
26 years$1,930$1,454$1,079$792$575$246
27 years$1,839$1,368$1,002$725$518$213
28 years$1,754$1,289$932$664$468$184
29 years$1,675$1,216$867$609$422$160
30 years$1,602$1,148$808$559$382$139
31 years$1,534$1,086$753$513$345$120
32 years$1,469$1,027$702$472$312$104
33 years$1,409$973$656$434$282$90
34 years$1,353$922$613$399$256$78
35 years$1,300$875$573$367$232$68
36 years$1,250$830$536$338$210$59
37 years$1,203$788$502$312$190$51
38 years$1,158$749$470$287$172$45
39 years$1,116$712$440$265$156$39
40 years$1,076$678$413$244$142$34
41 years$1,038$645$387$225$129$29
42 years$1,002$614$363$208$117$25
43 years$968$585$340$192$106$22
44 years$935$558$320$177$96$19
45 years$904$532$300$164$87$17
46 years$874$508$282$151$79$14
47 years$846$484$265$140$72$13
48 years$819$463$249$129$65$11
49 years$793$442$234$119$59$9
50 years$768$422$220$110$54$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $787,000, adding $4,803 every year, while hoping to spend $59,582 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: 30/49/21 Blend
60$787,000$787,000$787,000$787,000
61$872,228$830,517$818,319$892,551
62$897,801$807,818$782,338$885,742
63$923,985$782,009$743,154$872,751
64$950,780$752,876$700,598$857,526
65$978,183$720,191$654,492$839,909
66$1,006,190$683,712$604,650$819,735
67$1,034,792$643,185$550,877$796,829
68$1,063,981$598,341$492,971$771,004
69$1,093,741$548,894$430,719$742,064
70$1,124,055$494,543$363,901$709,800
71$1,154,903$434,969$292,286$673,992
72$1,186,256$369,836$215,631$634,404
73$1,218,085$298,789$133,686$590,791
74$1,250,352$221,451$46,186$542,889
75$1,283,013$137,427$0$490,420
76$1,316,016$46,297$0$443,665
77$1,349,303$0$0$403,469
78$1,382,805$0$0$387,453
79$1,416,445$0$0$396,379
80$1,450,132$0$0$405,251
81$1,483,766$0$0$414,034
82$1,517,231$0$0$422,688
83$1,550,396$0$0$431,167
84$1,583,113$0$0$439,419
85$1,615,217$0$0$447,388
86$1,646,520$0$0$455,009
87$1,676,813$0$0$462,210
88$1,705,859$0$0$468,910
89$1,733,396$0$0$475,019
90$1,759,127$0$0$480,438
91$1,782,724$0$0$485,054
92$1,803,820$0$0$488,742
93$1,822,004$0$0$491,364
94$1,836,819$0$0$492,766
95$1,847,759$0$0$492,776
96$1,854,257$0$0$491,205
97$1,855,686$0$0$487,840
98$1,851,348$0$0$482,448
99$1,840,468$0$0$474,768
100$1,822,188$0$0$464,514