Can I retire at age 61 with 578,000?

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 $578,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$47,731$47,306$46,891$46,486$46,091$44,438
2 years$23,629$23,189$22,762$22,349$21,948$20,300
3 years$15,596$15,154$14,729$14,319$13,925$12,334
4 years$11,581$11,140$10,719$10,316$9,931$8,410
5 years$9,172$8,734$8,318$7,924$7,550$6,102
6 years$7,567$7,132$6,722$6,337$5,974$4,601
7 years$6,420$5,989$5,586$5,210$4,858$3,560
8 years$5,561$5,134$4,738$4,370$4,030$2,805
9 years$4,893$4,470$4,081$3,723$3,394$2,240
10 years$4,359$3,940$3,558$3,209$2,892$1,807
11 years$3,922$3,508$3,132$2,793$2,487$1,470
12 years$3,559$3,148$2,780$2,450$2,155$1,203
13 years$3,251$2,845$2,483$2,163$1,880$989
14 years$2,988$2,586$2,231$1,920$1,648$817
15 years$2,760$2,362$2,015$1,712$1,451$676
16 years$2,561$2,168$1,826$1,533$1,282$562
17 years$2,385$1,996$1,662$1,377$1,137$467
18 years$2,229$1,845$1,517$1,241$1,011$390
19 years$2,090$1,710$1,389$1,122$901$325
20 years$1,964$1,589$1,275$1,016$805$272
21 years$1,851$1,480$1,172$922$720$228
22 years$1,748$1,381$1,081$838$646$191
23 years$1,655$1,292$998$763$579$160
24 years$1,569$1,210$923$696$521$134
25 years$1,490$1,136$855$636$469$112
26 years$1,418$1,068$793$581$422$94
27 years$1,350$1,005$736$532$381$79
28 years$1,288$947$684$488$343$66
29 years$1,230$893$637$447$310$56
30 years$1,177$843$593$410$280$47
31 years$1,126$797$553$377$253$39
32 years$1,079$754$516$346$229$33
33 years$1,035$714$482$319$207$28
34 years$994$677$450$293$188$23
35 years$955$642$421$270$170$20
36 years$918$610$394$248$154$17
37 years$883$579$368$229$140$14
38 years$851$550$345$211$127$12
39 years$820$523$323$195$115$10
40 years$790$498$303$179$104$8
41 years$762$474$284$166$94$7
42 years$736$451$266$153$86$6
43 years$711$430$250$141$78$5
44 years$687$410$235$130$71$4
45 years$664$391$220$120$64$3
46 years$642$373$207$111$58$3
47 years$621$356$194$103$53$2
48 years$601$340$183$95$48$2
49 years$583$324$172$88$44$2
50 years$564$310$162$81$40$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $578,000, adding $2,728 every year, while hoping to spend $30,486 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: 44/49/7 Blend
60$578,000$578,000$578,000$578,000
61$639,770$609,136$600,177$666,533
62$672,590$606,547$587,846$682,735
63$707,735$602,809$574,080$696,932
64$745,412$597,834$558,799$711,613
65$785,844$591,528$541,919$726,832
66$829,279$583,792$523,353$742,653
67$875,987$574,520$503,007$759,146
68$926,267$563,600$480,787$776,390
69$980,445$550,915$456,591$794,477
70$1,038,879$536,339$430,316$813,507
71$1,101,964$519,739$401,851$833,597
72$1,170,132$500,974$371,081$854,876
73$1,243,861$479,897$337,888$877,490
74$1,323,673$456,350$302,145$901,602
75$1,410,143$430,167$263,723$927,398
76$1,503,904$401,172$222,484$955,082
77$1,605,652$369,178$178,286$984,887
78$1,716,151$333,990$130,981$1,017,072
79$1,836,242$295,400$80,413$1,051,928
80$1,966,851$253,187$26,419$1,089,777
81$2,108,997$207,120$0$1,130,983
82$2,263,800$156,954$0$1,178,281
83$2,432,493$102,431$0$1,232,049
84$2,616,433$43,275$0$1,290,829
85$2,817,113$0$0$1,355,197
86$3,036,178$0$0$1,437,009
87$3,275,436$0$0$1,551,912
88$3,536,880$0$0$1,677,539
89$3,822,703$0$0$1,814,949
90$4,135,319$0$0$1,965,315
91$4,477,387$0$0$2,129,922
92$4,851,834$0$0$2,310,190
93$5,261,884$0$0$2,507,681
94$5,711,087$0$0$2,724,114
95$6,203,352$0$0$2,961,383
96$6,742,984$0$0$3,221,576
97$7,334,726$0$0$3,506,989
98$7,983,801$0$0$3,820,154
99$8,695,961$0$0$4,163,858
100$9,477,541$0$0$4,541,173