Can I retire at age 61 with 865,000?

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 $865,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.1%
1 years$71,431$70,795$70,174$69,568$68,976$66,715
2 years$35,362$34,703$34,065$33,446$32,846$30,589
3 years$23,340$22,679$22,042$21,429$20,839$18,658
4 years$17,331$16,671$16,041$15,439$14,862$12,773
5 years$13,726$13,071$12,449$11,858$11,298$9,307
6 years$11,324$10,673$10,060$9,483$8,940$7,048
7 years$9,608$8,963$8,360$7,797$7,270$5,478
8 years$8,322$7,683$7,090$6,540$6,032$4,337
9 years$7,323$6,690$6,107$5,571$5,079$3,481
10 years$6,524$5,897$5,324$4,802$4,328$2,822
11 years$5,870$5,249$4,687$4,179$3,722$2,307
12 years$5,326$4,712$4,160$3,666$3,226$1,898
13 years$4,866$4,258$3,716$3,236$2,813$1,569
14 years$4,472$3,870$3,339$2,873$2,466$1,303
15 years$4,131$3,536$3,015$2,562$2,171$1,085
16 years$3,832$3,244$2,733$2,294$1,919$906
17 years$3,569$2,987$2,487$2,061$1,701$759
18 years$3,336$2,761$2,271$1,858$1,513$636
19 years$3,127$2,558$2,079$1,679$1,348$535
20 years$2,940$2,377$1,908$1,520$1,204$450
21 years$2,770$2,214$1,755$1,380$1,078$378
22 years$2,617$2,067$1,617$1,254$966$319
23 years$2,476$1,933$1,493$1,142$867$269
24 years$2,348$1,811$1,381$1,042$779$227
25 years$2,230$1,700$1,279$952$701$192
26 years$2,121$1,598$1,186$870$632$162
27 years$2,021$1,504$1,102$796$570$137
28 years$1,928$1,417$1,024$730$514$116
29 years$1,841$1,337$953$669$464$98
30 years$1,761$1,262$888$614$419$83
31 years$1,686$1,193$828$564$379$70
32 years$1,615$1,129$772$518$343$59
33 years$1,549$1,069$721$477$310$50
34 years$1,487$1,013$674$439$281$42
35 years$1,429$961$630$404$255$36
36 years$1,374$912$589$372$231$30
37 years$1,322$866$551$343$209$26
38 years$1,273$823$516$316$189$22
39 years$1,227$783$484$291$172$18
40 years$1,183$745$453$269$156$16
41 years$1,141$709$425$248$141$13
42 years$1,101$675$399$229$128$11
43 years$1,064$644$374$211$116$9
44 years$1,028$613$351$195$106$8
45 years$994$585$330$180$96$7
46 years$961$558$310$166$87$6
47 years$930$533$291$154$79$5
48 years$900$508$274$142$72$4
49 years$872$485$257$131$65$3
50 years$845$464$242$121$59$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $865,000, adding $3,749 every year, while hoping to spend $44,466 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: 58/26/16 Blend
60$865,000$865,000$865,000$865,000
61$957,097$911,252$897,845$1,008,442
62$1,007,410$908,592$880,611$1,040,978
63$1,061,363$904,311$861,310$1,071,220
64$1,119,284$898,283$839,824$1,103,162
65$1,181,526$890,375$816,034$1,136,976
66$1,248,481$880,443$789,811$1,172,852
67$1,320,579$868,337$761,022$1,211,002
68$1,398,290$853,897$729,528$1,251,661
69$1,482,132$836,955$695,184$1,295,088
70$1,572,675$817,332$657,839$1,341,575
71$1,670,544$794,836$617,332$1,391,442
72$1,776,424$769,269$573,497$1,445,048
73$1,891,073$740,416$526,163$1,502,787
74$2,015,319$708,053$475,146$1,565,099
75$2,150,076$671,942$420,258$1,632,472
76$2,296,348$631,832$361,301$1,705,447
77$2,455,239$587,455$298,068$1,784,622
78$2,627,964$538,531$230,344$1,870,662
79$2,815,859$484,761$157,903$1,964,302
80$3,020,394$425,832$80,510$2,066,358
81$3,243,188$361,411$0$2,177,732
82$3,486,019$291,147$0$2,299,781
83$3,750,849$214,669$0$2,447,947
84$4,039,832$131,585$0$2,609,741
85$4,355,344$41,481$0$2,786,569
86$4,699,996$0$0$2,979,980
87$5,076,666$0$0$3,207,732
88$5,488,519$0$0$3,469,805
89$5,939,044$0$0$3,756,558
90$6,432,080$0$0$4,070,445
91$6,971,854$0$0$4,414,165
92$7,563,021$0$0$4,790,693
93$8,210,708$0$0$5,203,306
94$8,920,562$0$0$5,655,609
95$9,698,800$0$0$6,151,577
96$10,552,271$0$0$6,695,585
97$11,488,518$0$0$7,292,453
98$12,515,850$0$0$7,947,490
99$13,643,418$0$0$8,666,544
100$14,881,303$0$0$9,456,057