Can I retire at age 61 with 789,000?

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 $789,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.6%
1 years$65,155$64,575$64,008$63,456$62,916$61,470
2 years$32,255$31,654$31,072$30,508$29,960$28,511
3 years$21,290$20,686$20,106$19,546$19,008$17,601
4 years$15,808$15,207$14,632$14,082$13,557$12,203
5 years$12,520$11,922$11,355$10,816$10,305$9,009
6 years$10,329$9,735$9,176$8,650$8,154$6,917
7 years$8,764$8,176$7,626$7,112$6,632$5,452
8 years$7,591$7,008$6,467$5,966$5,502$4,381
9 years$6,679$6,102$5,570$5,082$4,633$3,569
10 years$5,950$5,378$4,856$4,380$3,948$2,940
11 years$5,354$4,788$4,275$3,812$3,395$2,442
12 years$4,858$4,298$3,794$3,344$2,942$2,042
13 years$4,438$3,884$3,390$2,952$2,566$1,717
14 years$4,079$3,530$3,046$2,621$2,249$1,451
15 years$3,768$3,225$2,750$2,337$1,980$1,230
16 years$3,496$2,959$2,493$2,093$1,750$1,046
17 years$3,256$2,725$2,269$1,880$1,552$891
18 years$3,043$2,518$2,071$1,694$1,380$762
19 years$2,853$2,334$1,896$1,531$1,230$652
20 years$2,682$2,169$1,740$1,387$1,098$559
21 years$2,527$2,020$1,600$1,258$983$480
22 years$2,387$1,885$1,475$1,144$881$412
23 years$2,259$1,763$1,362$1,042$791$354
24 years$2,142$1,652$1,260$950$711$305
25 years$2,034$1,551$1,167$868$640$263
26 years$1,935$1,457$1,082$794$576$226
27 years$1,843$1,371$1,005$726$520$195
28 years$1,759$1,292$934$666$469$168
29 years$1,680$1,219$869$610$423$145
30 years$1,606$1,151$810$560$382$126
31 years$1,537$1,088$755$514$346$108
32 years$1,473$1,030$704$473$313$94
33 years$1,413$975$658$435$283$81
34 years$1,356$924$614$400$256$70
35 years$1,303$877$574$368$232$60
36 years$1,253$832$537$339$210$52
37 years$1,206$790$503$312$191$45
38 years$1,161$751$471$288$173$39
39 years$1,119$714$441$266$157$34
40 years$1,079$680$414$245$142$29
41 years$1,041$647$388$226$129$25
42 years$1,005$616$364$209$117$22
43 years$970$587$341$193$106$19
44 years$937$560$320$178$96$16
45 years$906$534$301$164$88$14
46 years$877$509$283$152$79$12
47 years$848$486$265$140$72$11
48 years$821$464$249$129$66$9
49 years$795$443$234$120$60$8
50 years$770$423$220$111$54$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $789,000, adding $4,988 every year, while hoping to spend $49,702 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: 61/26/13 Blend
60$789,000$789,000$789,000$789,000
61$874,623$832,806$820,577$924,919
62$910,952$820,731$795,183$947,238
63$949,321$806,399$767,274$965,503
64$989,885$789,645$736,711$984,232
65$1,032,814$770,299$703,352$1,003,472
66$1,078,294$748,176$667,047$1,023,278
67$1,126,527$723,084$627,640$1,043,712
68$1,177,735$694,817$584,967$1,064,847
69$1,232,159$663,158$538,859$1,086,761
70$1,290,064$627,878$489,136$1,109,548
71$1,351,742$588,735$435,613$1,133,311
72$1,417,508$545,472$378,094$1,158,167
73$1,487,710$497,817$316,377$1,184,250
74$1,562,731$445,484$250,250$1,211,708
75$1,642,986$388,169$179,490$1,240,710
76$1,728,935$325,554$103,867$1,271,446
77$1,821,079$257,298$23,139$1,304,129
78$1,919,969$183,046$0$1,338,998
79$2,026,210$102,419$0$1,385,061
80$2,140,464$15,019$0$1,437,873
81$2,263,462$0$0$1,494,594
82$2,396,003$0$0$1,578,410
83$2,538,965$0$0$1,673,497
84$2,693,315$0$0$1,776,206
85$2,860,112$0$0$1,887,250
86$3,040,523$0$0$2,007,412
87$3,235,830$0$0$2,137,552
88$3,447,441$0$0$2,278,615
89$3,676,905$0$0$2,431,643
90$3,925,926$0$0$2,597,778
91$4,196,378$0$0$2,778,280
92$4,490,320$0$0$2,974,532
93$4,810,021$0$0$3,188,057
94$5,157,975$0$0$3,420,530
95$5,536,926$0$0$3,673,796
96$5,949,895$0$0$3,949,882
97$6,400,204$0$0$4,251,022
98$6,891,513$0$0$4,579,672
99$7,427,848$0$0$4,938,540
100$8,013,641$0$0$5,330,601