Can I retire at age 61 with 872,000?

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 $872,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.4%
1 years$72,009$71,368$70,742$70,131$69,535$67,716
2 years$35,648$34,984$34,341$33,717$33,112$31,292
3 years$23,529$22,862$22,221$21,603$21,007$19,244
4 years$17,471$16,806$16,171$15,564$14,983$13,288
5 years$13,837$13,176$12,549$11,954$11,390$9,769
6 years$11,415$10,760$10,142$9,560$9,012$7,467
7 years$9,686$9,036$8,428$7,860$7,329$5,860
8 years$8,390$7,745$7,147$6,593$6,080$4,686
9 years$7,382$6,744$6,156$5,616$5,121$3,800
10 years$6,576$5,944$5,367$4,841$4,363$3,114
11 years$5,918$5,292$4,725$4,213$3,752$2,574
12 years$5,369$4,750$4,193$3,696$3,252$2,141
13 years$4,905$4,292$3,746$3,263$2,836$1,791
14 years$4,508$3,902$3,366$2,896$2,486$1,504
15 years$4,164$3,564$3,039$2,583$2,189$1,268
16 years$3,863$3,270$2,756$2,313$1,934$1,072
17 years$3,598$3,012$2,507$2,078$1,715$909
18 years$3,363$2,783$2,289$1,873$1,525$772
19 years$3,153$2,579$2,095$1,692$1,359$657
20 years$2,964$2,397$1,923$1,533$1,214$560
21 years$2,793$2,232$1,769$1,391$1,086$477
22 years$2,638$2,084$1,630$1,265$974$408
23 years$2,496$1,949$1,505$1,152$874$348
24 years$2,367$1,826$1,392$1,050$786$298
25 years$2,248$1,714$1,289$959$707$255
26 years$2,139$1,611$1,196$877$637$218
27 years$2,037$1,516$1,110$803$574$187
28 years$1,943$1,428$1,032$736$518$160
29 years$1,856$1,347$961$675$468$137
30 years$1,775$1,272$895$619$423$118
31 years$1,699$1,203$834$569$382$101
32 years$1,628$1,138$778$523$346$87
33 years$1,562$1,078$727$481$313$74
34 years$1,499$1,022$679$442$283$64
35 years$1,440$969$635$407$257$55
36 years$1,385$920$594$375$232$47
37 years$1,333$874$556$345$211$40
38 years$1,283$830$521$318$191$35
39 years$1,236$789$488$294$173$30
40 years$1,192$751$457$271$157$26
41 years$1,150$715$429$250$143$22
42 years$1,110$681$402$231$129$19
43 years$1,072$649$377$213$117$16
44 years$1,036$618$354$196$107$14
45 years$1,002$590$333$181$97$12
46 years$969$563$312$168$88$10
47 years$937$537$293$155$80$9
48 years$907$512$276$143$72$8
49 years$879$489$259$132$66$7
50 years$851$467$244$122$60$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $872,000, adding $2,372 every year, while hoping to spend $35,182 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: 58/28/14 Blend
60$872,000$872,000$872,000$872,000
61$963,391$917,175$903,659$1,015,714
62$1,024,223$924,683$896,498$1,058,858
63$1,090,081$931,380$887,918$1,101,769
64$1,161,441$937,189$877,834$1,147,721
65$1,238,824$942,027$866,159$1,197,011
66$1,322,807$945,809$852,797$1,249,967
67$1,414,021$948,441$837,654$1,306,953
68$1,513,162$949,826$820,626$1,368,369
69$1,620,994$949,857$801,607$1,434,659
70$1,738,361$948,426$780,486$1,506,312
71$1,866,188$945,413$757,146$1,583,869
72$2,005,494$940,693$731,466$1,667,927
73$2,157,402$934,134$703,317$1,759,146
74$2,323,146$925,596$672,567$1,858,254
75$2,504,085$914,928$639,076$1,966,057
76$2,701,714$901,972$602,698$2,083,442
77$2,917,682$886,562$563,282$2,211,392
78$3,153,801$868,519$520,667$2,350,990
79$3,412,068$847,655$474,688$2,503,433
80$3,694,679$823,771$425,171$2,670,042
81$4,004,057$796,656$371,934$2,852,276
82$4,342,865$766,086$314,788$3,051,746
83$4,714,039$731,827$253,536$3,270,231
84$5,120,811$693,626$187,969$3,509,692
85$5,566,741$651,221$117,874$3,772,296
86$6,055,750$604,332$43,024$4,060,435
87$6,592,156$552,663$0$4,376,748
88$7,180,714$495,902$0$4,729,654
89$7,826,664$433,719$0$5,124,078
90$8,535,777$365,765$0$5,557,172
91$9,314,410$291,670$0$6,032,891
92$10,169,564$211,047$0$6,555,597
93$11,108,955$123,483$0$7,130,098
94$12,141,079$28,545$0$7,761,698
95$13,275,299$0$0$8,456,246
96$14,521,928$0$0$9,243,063
97$15,892,328$0$0$10,117,746
98$17,399,018$0$0$11,079,502
99$19,055,789$0$0$12,137,145
100$20,877,836$0$0$13,300,383