Can I retire at age 61 with 823,000?

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 $823,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.5%
1 years$67,963$67,357$66,767$66,190$65,627$64,408
2 years$33,645$33,018$32,411$31,822$31,251$30,027
3 years$22,207$21,578$20,972$20,389$19,827$18,636
4 years$16,489$15,862$15,262$14,689$14,141$12,993
5 years$13,060$12,436$11,844$11,283$10,750$9,648
6 years$10,774$10,155$9,572$9,023$8,506$7,451
7 years$9,142$8,528$7,954$7,418$6,917$5,910
8 years$7,918$7,310$6,746$6,223$5,739$4,779
9 years$6,967$6,365$5,810$5,300$4,833$3,920
10 years$6,207$5,610$5,065$4,569$4,118$3,251
11 years$5,585$4,994$4,460$3,976$3,541$2,719
12 years$5,067$4,483$3,958$3,488$3,069$2,290
13 years$4,629$4,051$3,536$3,079$2,676$1,940
14 years$4,255$3,682$3,177$2,733$2,346$1,651
15 years$3,930$3,364$2,868$2,438$2,066$1,410
16 years$3,646$3,086$2,601$2,183$1,826$1,209
17 years$3,396$2,842$2,367$1,961$1,619$1,038
18 years$3,174$2,626$2,160$1,767$1,439$894
19 years$2,976$2,434$1,978$1,597$1,283$772
20 years$2,797$2,262$1,815$1,446$1,146$667
21 years$2,636$2,107$1,669$1,313$1,025$577
22 years$2,490$1,967$1,539$1,194$919$500
23 years$2,356$1,839$1,421$1,087$825$434
24 years$2,234$1,723$1,314$991$742$377
25 years$2,122$1,617$1,217$905$667$327
26 years$2,018$1,520$1,129$828$601$285
27 years$1,923$1,431$1,048$758$542$248
28 years$1,834$1,348$974$694$489$216
29 years$1,752$1,272$907$637$442$188
30 years$1,675$1,201$845$584$399$164
31 years$1,604$1,135$787$537$361$143
32 years$1,537$1,074$735$493$326$124
33 years$1,474$1,017$686$454$295$108
34 years$1,415$964$641$417$267$94
35 years$1,359$915$599$384$242$82
36 years$1,307$868$560$354$219$72
37 years$1,258$824$525$326$199$63
38 years$1,211$783$491$300$180$55
39 years$1,167$745$460$277$163$48
40 years$1,125$709$431$256$148$42
41 years$1,085$675$405$236$135$36
42 years$1,048$643$379$218$122$32
43 years$1,012$612$356$201$111$28
44 years$978$584$334$185$101$24
45 years$945$557$314$171$91$21
46 years$914$531$295$158$83$18
47 years$885$507$277$146$75$16
48 years$856$484$260$135$68$14
49 years$829$462$245$125$62$12
50 years$804$441$230$115$56$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $823,000, adding $2,032 every year, while hoping to spend $39,595 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: 57/27/16 Blend
60$823,000$823,000$823,000$823,000
61$909,042$865,423$852,667$956,956
62$959,636$865,700$839,102$989,964
63$1,014,063$864,663$823,756$1,021,423
64$1,072,672$862,207$806,527$1,054,798
65$1,135,848$858,219$787,309$1,090,282
66$1,204,011$852,578$765,991$1,128,087
67$1,277,625$845,159$742,456$1,168,449
68$1,357,198$835,827$716,583$1,211,629
69$1,443,288$824,439$688,245$1,257,918
70$1,536,511$810,844$657,309$1,307,635
71$1,637,542$794,882$623,636$1,361,138
72$1,747,124$776,384$587,080$1,418,821
73$1,866,074$755,170$547,490$1,481,122
74$1,995,290$731,049$504,708$1,548,525
75$2,135,760$703,822$458,566$1,621,566
76$2,288,573$673,274$408,893$1,700,840
77$2,454,923$639,180$355,507$1,787,005
78$2,636,129$601,303$298,220$1,880,788
79$2,833,637$559,391$236,834$1,982,997
80$3,049,043$513,176$171,143$2,094,522
81$3,284,101$462,377$100,932$2,216,352
82$3,540,743$406,697$25,977$2,349,578
83$3,821,095$345,821$0$2,495,407
84$4,127,498$279,417$0$2,664,399
85$4,462,528$207,134$0$2,854,139
86$4,829,022$128,601$0$3,061,866
87$5,230,106$43,426$0$3,289,431
88$5,669,219$0$0$3,538,877
89$6,150,149$0$0$3,826,961
90$6,677,068$0$0$4,156,800
91$7,254,570$0$0$4,518,376
92$7,887,716$0$0$4,914,867
93$8,582,077$0$0$5,349,772
94$9,343,792$0$0$5,826,945
95$10,179,623$0$0$6,350,632
96$11,097,014$0$0$6,925,510
97$12,104,171$0$0$7,556,729
98$13,210,128$0$0$8,249,963
99$14,424,840$0$0$9,011,465
100$15,759,272$0$0$9,848,121