Can I retire at age 61 with 880,000?

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 $880,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.1%
1 years$72,670$72,022$71,391$70,774$70,172$68,699
2 years$35,975$35,305$34,656$34,026$33,415$31,938
3 years$23,745$23,072$22,425$21,801$21,200$19,765
4 years$17,631$16,961$16,319$15,706$15,120$13,738
5 years$13,964$13,297$12,664$12,064$11,494$10,169
6 years$11,520$10,858$10,235$9,648$9,095$7,828
7 years$9,775$9,119$8,505$7,932$7,397$6,189
8 years$8,467$7,816$7,213$6,654$6,136$4,986
9 years$7,450$6,806$6,213$5,668$5,168$4,075
10 years$6,637$5,999$5,416$4,886$4,403$3,367
11 years$5,972$5,340$4,768$4,252$3,787$2,806
12 years$5,418$4,793$4,232$3,729$3,281$2,354
13 years$4,950$4,332$3,781$3,293$2,862$1,986
14 years$4,549$3,937$3,397$2,923$2,508$1,683
15 years$4,202$3,597$3,067$2,607$2,209$1,432
16 years$3,899$3,300$2,781$2,334$1,952$1,222
17 years$3,631$3,039$2,530$2,097$1,731$1,046
18 years$3,394$2,808$2,310$1,890$1,539$897
19 years$3,182$2,603$2,115$1,708$1,372$770
20 years$2,991$2,419$1,941$1,547$1,225$663
21 years$2,818$2,253$1,785$1,404$1,096$571
22 years$2,662$2,103$1,645$1,276$983$493
23 years$2,519$1,967$1,519$1,162$882$425
24 years$2,389$1,843$1,405$1,060$793$367
25 years$2,269$1,729$1,301$968$714$318
26 years$2,158$1,625$1,207$885$643$275
27 years$2,056$1,530$1,121$810$579$238
28 years$1,961$1,441$1,042$742$523$206
29 years$1,873$1,360$969$681$472$179
30 years$1,791$1,284$903$625$427$155
31 years$1,715$1,214$842$574$386$134
32 years$1,643$1,149$785$527$349$117
33 years$1,576$1,088$733$485$316$101
34 years$1,513$1,031$685$446$286$88
35 years$1,454$978$641$411$259$76
36 years$1,398$928$599$378$235$66
37 years$1,345$882$561$349$213$57
38 years$1,295$838$525$321$193$50
39 years$1,248$797$492$296$175$43
40 years$1,203$758$461$273$159$38
41 years$1,161$721$433$252$144$33
42 years$1,120$687$406$233$131$28
43 years$1,082$655$381$215$118$25
44 years$1,046$624$357$198$108$21
45 years$1,011$595$336$183$98$19
46 years$978$568$315$169$89$16
47 years$946$542$296$156$80$14
48 years$916$517$278$144$73$12
49 years$887$494$262$133$66$11
50 years$859$472$246$123$60$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $880,000, adding $3,905 every year, while hoping to spend $29,722 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: 69/15/16 Blend
60$880,000$880,000$880,000$880,000
61$973,788$927,148$913,508$1,037,059
62$1,041,490$940,954$912,487$1,093,504
63$1,115,102$954,441$910,435$1,151,343
64$1,195,195$967,561$907,287$1,213,873
65$1,282,397$980,264$902,973$1,281,553
66$1,377,401$992,496$897,422$1,354,890
67$1,480,967$1,004,200$890,557$1,434,440
68$1,593,934$1,015,313$882,299$1,520,817
69$1,717,224$1,025,772$872,564$1,614,700
70$1,851,851$1,035,506$861,266$1,716,834
71$1,998,934$1,044,439$848,312$1,828,042
72$2,159,702$1,052,494$833,607$1,949,233
73$2,335,510$1,059,585$817,052$2,081,405
74$2,527,850$1,065,622$798,540$2,225,661
75$2,738,363$1,070,509$777,964$2,383,218
76$2,968,857$1,074,146$755,207$2,555,414
77$3,221,324$1,076,422$730,150$2,743,727
78$3,497,957$1,077,224$702,667$2,949,787
79$3,801,169$1,076,430$672,628$3,175,387
80$4,133,622$1,073,908$639,894$3,422,508
81$4,498,244$1,069,522$604,323$3,693,332
82$4,898,262$1,063,125$565,765$3,990,264
83$5,337,229$1,054,563$524,062$4,315,956
84$5,819,060$1,043,670$479,052$4,673,333
85$6,348,067$1,030,273$430,564$5,065,617
86$6,929,000$1,014,187$378,417$5,496,362
87$7,567,091$995,215$322,428$5,969,484
88$8,268,105$973,151$262,399$6,489,302
89$9,038,390$947,774$198,128$7,060,577
90$9,884,944$918,852$129,403$7,688,555
91$10,815,472$886,140$56,002$8,379,022
92$11,838,465$849,376$0$9,138,355
93$12,963,277$808,284$0$9,977,396
94$14,200,215$762,574$0$10,910,532
95$15,560,633$711,936$0$11,936,777
96$17,057,042$656,045$0$13,065,594
97$18,703,225$594,556$0$14,307,408
98$20,514,369$527,104$0$15,673,710
99$22,507,208$453,305$0$17,177,162
100$24,700,177$372,752$0$18,831,719