Can I retire at age 61 with 790,000?

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 $790,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$65,237$64,656$64,089$63,536$62,996$61,978
2 years$32,296$31,694$31,111$30,546$29,998$28,975
3 years$21,317$20,713$20,131$19,571$19,032$18,036
4 years$15,828$15,226$14,650$14,100$13,574$12,613
5 years$12,536$11,937$11,369$10,830$10,319$9,395
6 years$10,342$9,748$9,188$8,661$8,165$7,279
7 years$8,775$8,186$7,635$7,121$6,640$5,794
8 years$7,601$7,017$6,475$5,973$5,509$4,701
9 years$6,688$6,110$5,577$5,088$4,639$3,869
10 years$5,958$5,385$4,862$4,386$3,953$3,221
11 years$5,361$4,794$4,281$3,817$3,399$2,704
12 years$4,864$4,303$3,799$3,348$2,946$2,287
13 years$4,444$3,889$3,394$2,956$2,569$1,945
14 years$4,084$3,535$3,050$2,624$2,252$1,662
15 years$3,772$3,229$2,753$2,340$1,983$1,425
16 years$3,500$2,963$2,496$2,095$1,752$1,227
17 years$3,260$2,728$2,272$1,883$1,554$1,058
18 years$3,047$2,521$2,074$1,697$1,382$916
19 years$2,856$2,337$1,898$1,533$1,231$794
20 years$2,685$2,171$1,742$1,388$1,100$689
21 years$2,530$2,022$1,603$1,260$984$599
22 years$2,390$1,888$1,477$1,146$882$521
23 years$2,262$1,766$1,364$1,043$792$454
24 years$2,144$1,654$1,261$952$712$396
25 years$2,037$1,553$1,168$869$641$346
26 years$1,938$1,459$1,083$795$577$302
27 years$1,846$1,373$1,006$727$520$264
28 years$1,761$1,294$935$666$469$231
29 years$1,682$1,221$870$611$424$202
30 years$1,608$1,153$811$561$383$177
31 years$1,539$1,090$756$515$346$155
32 years$1,475$1,031$705$473$313$136
33 years$1,415$977$658$435$283$119
34 years$1,358$926$615$401$257$104
35 years$1,305$878$575$369$232$92
36 years$1,255$833$538$340$211$80
37 years$1,207$791$504$313$191$70
38 years$1,163$752$472$288$173$62
39 years$1,120$715$442$266$157$54
40 years$1,080$680$414$245$142$47
41 years$1,042$648$388$226$129$42
42 years$1,006$617$364$209$117$37
43 years$971$588$342$193$106$32
44 years$939$560$321$178$97$28
45 years$907$534$301$164$88$25
46 years$878$510$283$152$80$22
47 years$849$486$266$140$72$19
48 years$822$464$250$130$66$17
49 years$796$443$235$120$60$15
50 years$771$424$221$111$54$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $790,000, adding $2,220 every year, while hoping to spend $35,419 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: 48/26/26 Blend
60$790,000$790,000$790,000$790,000
61$872,870$831,000$818,755$908,207
62$924,217$834,033$808,498$936,253
63$979,615$836,028$796,710$963,016
64$1,039,438$836,897$783,302$991,381
65$1,104,101$836,544$768,183$1,021,515
66$1,174,056$834,872$751,254$1,053,605
67$1,249,803$831,774$732,414$1,087,859
68$1,331,889$827,138$711,557$1,124,508
69$1,420,919$820,844$688,571$1,163,809
70$1,517,555$812,768$663,340$1,206,047
71$1,622,526$802,774$635,743$1,251,538
72$1,736,635$790,721$605,651$1,300,635
73$1,860,765$776,459$572,933$1,353,727
74$1,995,886$759,829$537,449$1,411,247
75$2,143,067$740,661$499,055$1,473,676
76$2,303,483$718,777$457,597$1,541,547
77$2,478,430$693,989$412,918$1,615,449
78$2,669,331$666,095$364,852$1,696,038
79$2,877,754$634,885$313,226$1,784,038
80$3,105,425$600,135$257,859$1,880,253
81$3,354,244$561,607$198,563$1,985,573
82$3,626,303$519,051$135,140$2,100,983
83$3,923,904$472,203$67,385$2,227,573
84$4,249,583$420,783$0$2,366,553
85$4,606,134$364,494$0$2,520,622
86$4,996,630$303,024$0$2,709,933
87$5,424,457$236,044$0$2,917,473
88$5,893,345$163,203$0$3,145,118
89$6,407,402$84,135$0$3,394,941
90$6,971,149$0$0$3,669,227
91$7,589,570$0$0$3,970,943
92$8,268,151$0$0$4,328,511
93$9,012,938$0$0$4,721,056
94$9,830,588$0$0$5,152,098
95$10,728,436$0$0$5,625,515
96$11,714,561$0$0$6,145,579
97$12,797,863$0$0$6,716,998
98$13,988,148$0$0$7,344,955
99$15,296,215$0$0$8,035,163
100$16,733,966$0$0$8,793,914