Can I retire at age 60 with 778,000?

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 $778,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.3%
1 years$64,247$63,674$63,116$62,571$62,039$60,936
2 years$31,805$31,213$30,639$30,082$29,542$28,435
3 years$20,993$20,398$19,825$19,274$18,743$17,665
4 years$15,588$14,995$14,428$13,886$13,368$12,328
5 years$12,346$11,756$11,197$10,666$10,162$9,164
6 years$10,185$9,600$9,048$8,529$8,041$7,085
7 years$8,642$8,062$7,519$7,012$6,539$5,626
8 years$7,485$6,910$6,377$5,883$5,425$4,555
9 years$6,586$6,017$5,492$5,011$4,569$3,740
10 years$5,867$5,303$4,788$4,319$3,893$3,105
11 years$5,280$4,721$4,216$3,759$3,348$2,601
12 years$4,790$4,238$3,741$3,297$2,901$2,194
13 years$4,376$3,830$3,343$2,911$2,530$1,861
14 years$4,022$3,481$3,003$2,584$2,218$1,585
15 years$3,715$3,180$2,712$2,304$1,953$1,356
16 years$3,447$2,918$2,458$2,063$1,726$1,164
17 years$3,210$2,687$2,237$1,854$1,530$1,002
18 years$3,000$2,483$2,042$1,671$1,361$864
19 years$2,813$2,301$1,870$1,510$1,213$746
20 years$2,644$2,138$1,716$1,367$1,083$646
21 years$2,492$1,992$1,578$1,241$969$560
22 years$2,353$1,859$1,455$1,128$869$486
23 years$2,227$1,739$1,343$1,028$780$422
24 years$2,112$1,629$1,242$937$701$367
25 years$2,006$1,529$1,150$856$631$320
26 years$1,908$1,437$1,067$783$568$278
27 years$1,818$1,352$991$716$512$243
28 years$1,734$1,274$921$656$462$212
29 years$1,656$1,202$857$602$417$184
30 years$1,584$1,135$798$552$377$161
31 years$1,516$1,073$744$507$341$141
32 years$1,453$1,016$694$466$308$123
33 years$1,393$962$648$429$279$107
34 years$1,338$911$606$394$253$94
35 years$1,285$865$566$363$229$82
36 years$1,236$821$530$334$207$71
37 years$1,189$779$496$308$188$62
38 years$1,145$741$464$284$170$55
39 years$1,103$704$435$262$155$48
40 years$1,064$670$408$242$140$42
41 years$1,026$638$382$223$127$36
42 years$991$607$359$206$115$32
43 years$957$579$337$190$105$28
44 years$924$552$316$175$95$24
45 years$894$526$297$162$86$21
46 years$864$502$279$150$78$19
47 years$836$479$262$138$71$16
48 years$810$457$246$128$65$14
49 years$784$437$231$118$59$12
50 years$760$417$217$109$53$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $778,000, adding $4,559 every year, while hoping to spend $47,395 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: 40/34/26 Blend
59$778,000$778,000$778,000$778,000
60$862,059$820,825$808,766$889,763
61$899,561$810,617$785,431$900,031
62$939,299$798,321$759,727$906,360
63$981,453$783,784$731,523$912,287
64$1,026,216$766,844$700,684$917,802
65$1,073,802$747,331$667,068$922,900
66$1,124,443$725,064$630,528$927,582
67$1,178,395$699,850$590,910$931,847
68$1,235,936$671,488$548,050$935,706
69$1,297,373$639,762$501,781$939,170
70$1,363,040$604,446$451,926$942,258
71$1,433,306$565,300$398,301$944,999
72$1,508,573$522,069$340,714$947,427
73$1,589,283$474,485$278,963$949,587
74$1,675,920$422,266$212,839$951,537
75$1,769,017$365,110$142,123$953,344
76$1,869,158$302,702$66,585$955,092
77$1,976,984$234,706$0$956,880
78$2,093,199$160,769$0$962,717
79$2,218,576$80,518$0$988,816
80$2,353,967$0$0$1,016,919
81$2,500,303$0$0$1,049,698
82$2,658,612$0$0$1,117,829
83$2,830,022$0$0$1,191,683
84$3,015,772$0$0$1,271,804
85$3,217,228$0$0$1,358,793
86$3,435,889$0$0$1,453,309
87$3,673,403$0$0$1,556,077
88$3,931,586$0$0$1,667,894
89$4,212,435$0$0$1,789,640
90$4,518,144$0$0$1,922,280
91$4,851,130$0$0$2,066,877
92$5,214,054$0$0$2,224,601
93$5,609,841$0$0$2,396,741
94$6,041,714$0$0$2,584,714
95$6,513,216$0$0$2,790,080
96$7,028,252$0$0$3,014,559
97$7,591,119$0$0$3,260,040
98$8,206,547$0$0$3,528,608
99$8,879,744$0$0$3,822,554
100$9,616,445$0$0$4,144,406