Can I retire at age 61 with 589,000?

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 $589,000?

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$48,639$48,206$47,783$47,371$46,968$46,133
2 years$24,079$23,630$23,196$22,774$22,366$21,527
3 years$15,893$15,443$15,009$14,592$14,190$13,374
4 years$11,801$11,352$10,923$10,513$10,120$9,333
5 years$9,346$8,900$8,477$8,075$7,693$6,938
6 years$7,711$7,268$6,850$6,457$6,087$5,364
7 years$6,543$6,103$5,693$5,309$4,951$4,260
8 years$5,667$5,232$4,828$4,454$4,107$3,448
9 years$4,986$4,555$4,158$3,793$3,459$2,832
10 years$4,442$4,015$3,625$3,270$2,947$2,351
11 years$3,997$3,574$3,192$2,846$2,535$1,969
12 years$3,627$3,208$2,832$2,496$2,196$1,661
13 years$3,313$2,899$2,531$2,204$1,915$1,409
14 years$3,045$2,635$2,274$1,956$1,679$1,200
15 years$2,813$2,407$2,053$1,745$1,478$1,027
16 years$2,609$2,209$1,861$1,562$1,306$881
17 years$2,430$2,034$1,694$1,404$1,158$758
18 years$2,272$1,880$1,546$1,265$1,030$654
19 years$2,130$1,742$1,415$1,143$918$565
20 years$2,002$1,619$1,299$1,035$820$489
21 years$1,886$1,508$1,195$939$734$424
22 years$1,782$1,408$1,101$854$658$368
23 years$1,686$1,316$1,017$778$590$320
24 years$1,599$1,233$940$710$531$278
25 years$1,519$1,158$871$648$478$242
26 years$1,445$1,088$808$592$430$211
27 years$1,376$1,024$750$542$388$184
28 years$1,313$965$697$497$350$160
29 years$1,254$910$649$456$316$140
30 years$1,199$860$604$418$286$122
31 years$1,148$813$563$384$258$106
32 years$1,100$769$526$353$234$93
33 years$1,055$728$491$325$211$81
34 years$1,013$690$459$299$191$71
35 years$973$655$429$275$173$62
36 years$935$621$401$253$157$54
37 years$900$590$375$233$142$47
38 years$867$561$352$215$129$41
39 years$835$533$329$198$117$36
40 years$805$507$309$183$106$32
41 years$777$483$290$169$96$28
42 years$750$460$272$156$87$24
43 years$724$438$255$144$79$21
44 years$700$418$239$133$72$18
45 years$677$398$225$123$65$16
46 years$654$380$211$113$59$14
47 years$633$363$198$105$54$12
48 years$613$346$186$97$49$11
49 years$594$331$175$89$44$9
50 years$575$316$165$83$40$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $589,000, adding $4,702 every year, while hoping to spend $20,258 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: 56/23/21 Blend
60$589,000$589,000$589,000$589,000
61$653,928$622,711$613,582$686,596
62$699,074$631,670$612,582$718,393
63$748,147$640,388$610,870$750,460
64$801,524$648,833$608,401$784,955
65$859,623$656,970$605,126$822,116
66$922,904$664,761$600,997$862,207
67$991,870$672,164$595,960$905,518
68$1,067,078$679,137$589,962$952,371
69$1,149,139$685,634$582,945$1,003,119
70$1,238,727$691,606$574,850$1,058,153
71$1,336,583$697,001$565,613$1,117,905
72$1,443,523$701,762$555,169$1,182,849
73$1,560,445$705,830$543,450$1,253,512
74$1,688,337$709,143$530,383$1,330,472
75$1,828,290$711,634$515,892$1,414,370
76$1,981,501$713,230$499,901$1,505,911
77$2,149,293$713,856$482,326$1,605,874
78$2,333,117$713,432$463,080$1,715,118
79$2,534,577$711,871$442,075$1,834,591
80$2,755,435$709,084$419,216$1,965,340
81$2,997,634$704,974$394,404$2,108,519
82$3,263,313$699,439$367,537$2,265,401
83$3,554,829$692,369$338,508$2,437,391
84$3,874,778$683,651$307,204$2,626,038
85$4,226,018$673,163$273,508$2,833,053
86$4,611,699$660,775$237,298$3,060,321
87$5,035,290$646,351$198,445$3,309,923
88$5,500,613$629,746$156,817$3,584,153
89$6,011,879$610,806$112,273$3,885,543
90$6,573,724$589,370$64,668$4,216,884
91$7,191,261$565,265$13,851$4,581,255
92$7,870,116$538,310$0$4,982,052
93$8,616,494$508,313$0$5,432,068
94$9,437,226$475,071$0$5,930,287
95$10,339,841$438,367$0$6,478,194
96$11,332,634$397,976$0$7,080,853
97$12,424,742$353,657$0$7,743,846
98$13,626,236$305,155$0$8,473,325
99$14,948,207$252,204$0$9,276,071
100$16,402,881$194,518$0$10,159,559