Can I retire at age 61 with 816,000?

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:
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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 $816,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.4%
1 years$67,385$66,784$66,199$65,627$65,069$62,860
2 years$33,359$32,737$32,135$31,551$30,985$28,782
3 years$22,018$21,394$20,794$20,215$19,658$17,530
4 years$16,349$15,727$15,132$14,564$14,020$11,983
5 years$12,949$12,330$11,743$11,187$10,658$8,717
6 years$10,682$10,069$9,490$8,946$8,433$6,591
7 years$9,064$8,456$7,887$7,355$6,859$5,114
8 years$7,851$7,248$6,688$6,170$5,690$4,041
9 years$6,908$6,311$5,761$5,255$4,792$3,237
10 years$6,154$5,563$5,022$4,530$4,083$2,620
11 years$5,538$4,952$4,422$3,943$3,511$2,138
12 years$5,024$4,445$3,924$3,458$3,043$1,755
13 years$4,590$4,017$3,506$3,053$2,653$1,448
14 years$4,218$3,651$3,150$2,710$2,326$1,200
15 years$3,897$3,335$2,844$2,417$2,048$997
16 years$3,615$3,060$2,579$2,164$1,810$831
17 years$3,367$2,818$2,346$1,944$1,605$694
18 years$3,147$2,604$2,142$1,752$1,427$581
19 years$2,950$2,413$1,961$1,583$1,272$487
20 years$2,773$2,243$1,800$1,434$1,136$409
21 years$2,613$2,089$1,655$1,302$1,017$343
22 years$2,468$1,950$1,526$1,183$911$289
23 years$2,336$1,824$1,409$1,078$818$243
24 years$2,215$1,709$1,303$983$735$204
25 years$2,104$1,604$1,207$898$662$172
26 years$2,001$1,507$1,119$821$596$145
27 years$1,907$1,418$1,039$751$537$122
28 years$1,819$1,337$966$688$485$103
29 years$1,737$1,261$899$631$438$87
30 years$1,661$1,191$837$579$396$73
31 years$1,590$1,126$781$532$358$62
32 years$1,524$1,065$728$489$324$52
33 years$1,461$1,009$680$450$293$44
34 years$1,403$956$635$414$265$37
35 years$1,348$907$594$381$240$31
36 years$1,296$861$556$351$218$27
37 years$1,247$817$520$323$197$22
38 years$1,201$777$487$298$179$19
39 years$1,157$739$456$275$162$16
40 years$1,116$703$428$253$147$13
41 years$1,076$669$401$234$133$11
42 years$1,039$637$376$216$121$10
43 years$1,003$607$353$199$110$8
44 years$970$579$331$184$100$7
45 years$937$552$311$170$91$6
46 years$907$526$292$157$82$5
47 years$877$502$275$145$75$4
48 years$849$480$258$134$68$3
49 years$822$458$243$124$62$3
50 years$797$437$228$114$56$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $816,000, adding $5,735 every year, while hoping to spend $34,457 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: 60/25/15 Blend
60$816,000$816,000$816,000$816,000
61$905,148$861,900$849,252$955,708
62$960,811$867,471$841,040$996,041
63$1,020,997$872,160$831,398$1,035,662
64$1,086,130$875,888$820,241$1,078,070
65$1,156,679$878,569$807,483$1,123,538
66$1,233,156$880,115$793,029$1,172,369
67$1,316,126$880,429$776,784$1,224,895
68$1,406,210$879,410$758,646$1,281,486
69$1,504,093$876,950$738,509$1,342,548
70$1,610,524$872,934$716,263$1,408,531
71$1,726,331$867,242$691,792$1,479,933
72$1,852,424$859,744$664,974$1,557,301
73$1,989,804$850,303$635,683$1,641,244
74$2,139,571$838,776$603,786$1,732,430
75$2,302,940$825,009$569,145$1,831,600
76$2,481,244$808,838$531,616$1,939,572
77$2,675,952$790,092$491,046$2,057,247
78$2,888,682$768,589$447,279$2,185,624
79$3,121,213$744,136$400,148$2,325,803
80$3,375,506$716,527$349,482$2,479,000
81$3,653,718$685,548$295,100$2,646,557
82$3,958,226$650,968$236,815$2,829,957
83$4,291,646$612,547$174,430$3,030,836
84$4,656,861$570,029$107,740$3,251,001
85$5,057,042$523,142$36,530$3,492,445
86$5,495,685$471,600$0$3,757,369
87$5,976,639$415,103$0$4,054,521
88$6,504,142$353,329$0$4,386,914
89$7,082,865$285,942$0$4,751,695
90$7,717,948$212,585$0$5,152,170
91$8,415,059$132,881$0$5,591,986
92$9,180,435$46,432$0$6,075,165
93$10,020,952$0$0$6,606,141
94$10,944,181$0$0$7,202,783
95$11,958,464$0$0$7,872,371
96$13,072,990$0$0$8,608,207
97$14,297,883$0$0$9,416,983
98$15,644,295$0$0$10,306,072
99$17,124,515$0$0$11,283,598
100$18,752,078$0$0$12,358,510