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%13.1%
1 years$72,670$72,022$71,391$70,774$70,172$69,267
2 years$35,975$35,305$34,656$34,026$33,415$32,504
3 years$23,745$23,072$22,425$21,801$21,200$20,312
4 years$17,631$16,961$16,319$15,706$15,120$14,262
5 years$13,964$13,297$12,664$12,064$11,494$10,668
6 years$11,520$10,858$10,235$9,648$9,095$8,302
7 years$9,775$9,119$8,505$7,932$7,397$6,637
8 years$8,467$7,816$7,213$6,654$6,136$5,410
9 years$7,450$6,806$6,213$5,668$5,168$4,474
10 years$6,637$5,999$5,416$4,886$4,403$3,742
11 years$5,972$5,340$4,768$4,252$3,787$3,158
12 years$5,418$4,793$4,232$3,729$3,281$2,684
13 years$4,950$4,332$3,781$3,293$2,862$2,294
14 years$4,549$3,937$3,397$2,923$2,508$1,971
15 years$4,202$3,597$3,067$2,607$2,209$1,700
16 years$3,899$3,300$2,781$2,334$1,952$1,471
17 years$3,631$3,039$2,530$2,097$1,731$1,277
18 years$3,394$2,808$2,310$1,890$1,539$1,111
19 years$3,182$2,603$2,115$1,708$1,372$968
20 years$2,991$2,419$1,941$1,547$1,225$846
21 years$2,818$2,253$1,785$1,404$1,096$740
22 years$2,662$2,103$1,645$1,276$983$648
23 years$2,519$1,967$1,519$1,162$882$568
24 years$2,389$1,843$1,405$1,060$793$499
25 years$2,269$1,729$1,301$968$714$438
26 years$2,158$1,625$1,207$885$643$385
27 years$2,056$1,530$1,121$810$579$339
28 years$1,961$1,441$1,042$742$523$298
29 years$1,873$1,360$969$681$472$263
30 years$1,791$1,284$903$625$427$232
31 years$1,715$1,214$842$574$386$204
32 years$1,643$1,149$785$527$349$180
33 years$1,576$1,088$733$485$316$159
34 years$1,513$1,031$685$446$286$140
35 years$1,454$978$641$411$259$124
36 years$1,398$928$599$378$235$109
37 years$1,345$882$561$349$213$96
38 years$1,295$838$525$321$193$85
39 years$1,248$797$492$296$175$75
40 years$1,203$758$461$273$159$66
41 years$1,161$721$433$252$144$59
42 years$1,120$687$406$233$131$52
43 years$1,082$655$381$215$118$46
44 years$1,046$624$357$198$108$40
45 years$1,011$595$336$183$98$36
46 years$978$568$315$169$89$32
47 years$946$542$296$156$80$28
48 years$916$517$278$144$73$25
49 years$887$494$262$133$66$22
50 years$859$472$246$123$60$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $880,000, adding $6,678 every year, while hoping to spend $34,150 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: 77/17/6 Blend
60$880,000$880,000$880,000$880,000
61$976,648$930,008$916,368$1,050,785
62$1,039,931$939,243$910,731$1,109,622
63$1,108,524$947,786$903,761$1,169,019
64$1,182,933$955,567$895,376$1,233,131
65$1,263,714$962,512$885,493$1,302,411
66$1,351,478$968,541$874,023$1,377,358
67$1,446,899$973,569$860,872$1,458,522
68$1,550,716$977,507$845,945$1,546,510
69$1,663,743$980,259$829,138$1,641,990
70$1,786,878$981,725$810,347$1,745,697
71$1,921,105$981,795$789,459$1,858,442
72$2,067,510$980,355$766,359$1,981,118
73$2,227,288$977,284$740,924$2,114,709
74$2,401,753$972,453$713,026$2,260,302
75$2,592,353$965,725$682,534$2,419,090
76$2,800,682$956,953$649,307$2,592,393
77$3,028,493$945,986$613,200$2,781,662
78$3,277,718$932,658$574,062$2,988,498
79$3,550,484$916,797$531,732$3,214,664
80$3,849,133$898,220$486,044$3,462,106
81$4,176,244$876,732$436,826$3,732,967
82$4,534,657$852,128$383,896$4,029,609
83$4,927,500$824,190$327,065$4,354,635
84$5,358,218$792,688$266,134$4,710,915
85$5,830,605$757,378$200,898$5,101,613
86$6,348,839$718,002$131,140$5,530,215
87$6,917,523$674,287$56,637$6,000,565
88$7,541,729$625,945$0$6,516,900
89$8,227,039$572,671$0$7,085,352
90$8,979,607$514,142$0$7,713,569
91$9,806,209$450,017$0$8,403,613
92$10,714,312$379,937$0$9,161,752
93$11,712,138$303,521$0$9,994,898
94$12,808,750$220,367$0$10,910,668
95$14,014,128$130,050$0$11,917,457
96$15,339,269$32,123$0$13,024,514
97$16,796,289$0$0$14,242,038
98$18,398,537$0$0$15,595,086
99$20,160,718$0$0$17,089,838
100$22,099,035$0$0$18,734,032