Can I retire at age 61 with 392,000?

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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $392,000?

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 years$32,371$32,083$31,801$31,527$31,259$30,615
2 years$16,025$15,727$15,438$15,157$14,885$14,240
3 years$10,577$10,278$9,989$9,711$9,444$8,816
4 years$7,854$7,555$7,270$6,996$6,735$6,131
5 years$6,220$5,923$5,641$5,374$5,120$4,541
6 years$5,132$4,837$4,559$4,298$4,051$3,497
7 years$4,354$4,062$3,789$3,533$3,295$2,766
8 years$3,772$3,482$3,213$2,964$2,733$2,230
9 years$3,319$3,032$2,767$2,525$2,302$1,824
10 years$2,956$2,672$2,413$2,176$1,961$1,508
11 years$2,660$2,379$2,124$1,894$1,687$1,257
12 years$2,414$2,135$1,885$1,661$1,462$1,056
13 years$2,205$1,930$1,684$1,467$1,275$891
14 years$2,026$1,754$1,513$1,302$1,117$756
15 years$1,872$1,602$1,366$1,161$984$643
16 years$1,737$1,470$1,239$1,040$870$549
17 years$1,618$1,354$1,127$934$771$470
18 years$1,512$1,251$1,029$842$686$404
19 years$1,417$1,159$942$761$611$347
20 years$1,332$1,077$865$689$546$299
21 years$1,256$1,004$795$625$488$258
22 years$1,186$937$733$568$438$222
23 years$1,122$876$677$518$393$192
24 years$1,064$821$626$472$353$166
25 years$1,011$770$580$431$318$144
26 years$961$724$538$394$286$125
27 years$916$681$499$361$258$108
28 years$874$642$464$331$233$94
29 years$834$606$432$303$210$81
30 years$798$572$402$278$190$70
31 years$764$541$375$256$172$61
32 years$732$512$350$235$155$53
33 years$702$485$327$216$141$46
34 years$674$459$305$199$127$40
35 years$647$436$285$183$115$35
36 years$623$413$267$169$104$30
37 years$599$393$250$155$95$26
38 years$577$373$234$143$86$23
39 years$556$355$219$132$78$20
40 years$536$338$205$122$71$17
41 years$517$321$193$112$64$15
42 years$499$306$181$104$58$13
43 years$482$292$170$96$53$11
44 years$466$278$159$88$48$10
45 years$450$265$149$82$43$9
46 years$436$253$140$75$39$7
47 years$421$241$132$70$36$6
48 years$408$230$124$64$33$6
49 years$395$220$117$59$30$5
50 years$383$210$110$55$27$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $392,000, adding $2,147 every year, while hoping to spend $20,918 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: 63/11/26 Blend
60$392,000$392,000$392,000$392,000
61$434,199$413,423$407,347$458,436
62$456,230$411,424$398,736$473,105
63$479,808$408,626$389,136$486,627
64$505,068$404,968$378,491$500,938
65$532,158$400,384$366,744$516,118
66$561,242$394,807$353,834$532,257
67$592,498$388,163$339,697$549,455
68$626,125$380,374$324,269$567,820
69$662,336$371,359$307,478$587,474
70$701,371$361,032$289,255$608,554
71$743,488$349,300$269,522$631,208
72$788,974$336,066$248,202$655,604
73$838,144$321,227$225,211$681,926
74$891,343$304,676$200,464$710,377
75$948,951$286,296$173,871$741,185
76$1,011,386$265,967$145,337$774,601
77$1,079,107$243,559$114,766$810,901
78$1,152,620$218,937$82,054$850,394
79$1,232,479$191,957$47,095$893,420
80$1,319,295$162,466$9,776$940,356
81$1,413,742$130,306$0$991,619
82$1,516,559$95,306$0$1,056,006
83$1,628,559$57,287$0$1,129,128
84$1,750,639$16,061$0$1,208,870
85$1,883,784$0$0$1,295,893
86$2,029,079$0$0$1,394,384
87$2,187,718$0$0$1,504,069
88$2,361,016$0$0$1,623,918
89$2,550,420$0$0$1,754,933
90$2,757,523$0$0$1,898,222
91$2,984,081$0$0$2,055,001
92$3,232,024$0$0$2,226,611
93$3,503,479$0$0$2,414,528
94$3,800,789$0$0$2,620,378
95$4,126,534$0$0$2,845,951
96$4,483,553$0$0$3,093,219
97$4,874,976$0$0$3,364,353
98$5,304,248$0$0$3,661,745
99$5,775,165$0$0$3,988,029
100$6,291,907$0$0$4,346,107