Can I retire at age 61 with 888,000?

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 $888,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.7%
1 years$73,330$72,677$72,040$71,418$70,810$69,155
2 years$36,302$35,626$34,971$34,335$33,719$32,061
3 years$23,961$23,282$22,628$21,999$21,393$19,783
4 years$17,792$17,115$16,468$15,849$15,258$13,709
5 years$14,091$13,418$12,780$12,174$11,599$10,116
6 years$11,625$10,957$10,328$9,735$9,178$7,762
7 years$9,864$9,202$8,582$8,004$7,464$6,115
8 years$8,544$7,887$7,279$6,714$6,192$4,910
9 years$7,517$6,867$6,269$5,719$5,215$3,998
10 years$6,697$6,053$5,466$4,930$4,443$3,291
11 years$6,026$5,389$4,812$4,291$3,821$2,732
12 years$5,467$4,837$4,270$3,763$3,311$2,284
13 years$4,995$4,371$3,815$3,322$2,888$1,919
14 years$4,591$3,973$3,428$2,949$2,531$1,620
15 years$4,240$3,630$3,095$2,630$2,229$1,372
16 years$3,934$3,330$2,806$2,355$1,970$1,166
17 years$3,664$3,067$2,553$2,116$1,746$993
18 years$3,425$2,834$2,331$1,907$1,553$848
19 years$3,211$2,626$2,134$1,723$1,384$725
20 years$3,018$2,441$1,958$1,561$1,236$621
21 years$2,844$2,273$1,801$1,416$1,106$533
22 years$2,686$2,122$1,660$1,288$992$457
23 years$2,542$1,985$1,533$1,173$890$393
24 years$2,410$1,860$1,418$1,070$800$338
25 years$2,289$1,745$1,313$977$720$291
26 years$2,178$1,640$1,218$893$649$251
27 years$2,075$1,544$1,131$818$585$216
28 years$1,979$1,454$1,051$749$528$186
29 years$1,890$1,372$978$687$476$160
30 years$1,808$1,296$911$630$430$138
31 years$1,730$1,225$850$579$389$119
32 years$1,658$1,159$793$532$352$103
33 years$1,590$1,098$740$489$319$89
34 years$1,527$1,040$691$450$288$77
35 years$1,467$987$646$414$261$66
36 years$1,410$937$605$382$237$57
37 years$1,357$890$566$352$215$49
38 years$1,307$845$530$324$195$43
39 years$1,259$804$497$299$176$37
40 years$1,214$765$465$276$160$32
41 years$1,171$728$436$254$145$28
42 years$1,131$693$409$235$132$24
43 years$1,092$661$384$217$120$21
44 years$1,055$630$361$200$108$18
45 years$1,020$600$339$185$98$15
46 years$987$573$318$171$89$13
47 years$955$547$299$158$81$11
48 years$924$522$281$146$74$10
49 years$895$498$264$135$67$9
50 years$867$476$248$124$61$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $888,000, adding $6,109 every year, while hoping to spend $22,947 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: 45/42/13 Blend
60$888,000$888,000$888,000$888,000
61$984,877$937,813$924,049$1,025,287
62$1,060,920$959,351$930,590$1,075,540
63$1,143,949$981,175$936,580$1,127,188
64$1,234,654$1,003,274$941,977$1,182,687
65$1,333,792$1,025,639$946,738$1,242,400
66$1,442,199$1,048,255$950,813$1,306,731
67$1,560,792$1,071,108$954,154$1,376,121
68$1,690,584$1,094,184$956,710$1,451,058
69$1,832,688$1,117,463$958,424$1,532,080
70$1,988,332$1,140,928$959,240$1,619,779
71$2,158,865$1,164,557$959,098$1,714,808
72$2,345,776$1,188,327$957,935$1,817,885
73$2,550,703$1,212,213$955,684$1,929,804
74$2,775,451$1,236,188$952,275$2,051,438
75$3,022,007$1,260,221$947,637$2,183,750
76$3,292,561$1,284,281$941,692$2,327,801
77$3,589,525$1,308,333$934,361$2,484,761
78$3,915,554$1,332,339$925,559$2,655,919
79$4,273,574$1,356,258$915,200$2,842,697
80$4,666,810$1,380,046$903,190$3,046,662
81$5,098,812$1,403,655$889,434$3,269,541
82$5,573,491$1,427,035$873,831$3,513,237
83$6,095,158$1,450,130$856,275$3,779,849
84$6,668,560$1,472,882$836,656$4,071,692
85$7,298,927$1,495,227$814,857$4,391,314
86$7,992,022$1,517,098$790,760$4,741,529
87$8,754,193$1,538,421$764,235$5,125,436
88$9,592,436$1,559,119$735,153$5,546,451
89$10,514,458$1,579,109$703,373$6,008,341
90$11,528,749$1,598,301$668,752$6,515,258
91$12,644,664$1,616,601$631,139$7,071,779
92$13,872,513$1,633,907$590,375$7,682,951
93$15,223,652$1,650,111$546,295$8,354,336
94$16,710,595$1,665,098$498,727$9,092,066
95$18,347,132$1,678,744$447,491$9,902,900
96$20,148,456$1,690,919$392,398$10,794,289
97$22,131,307$1,701,482$333,252$11,774,449
98$24,314,132$1,710,286$269,847$12,852,433
99$26,717,255$1,717,173$201,969$14,038,223
100$29,363,075$1,721,973$129,395$15,342,821