Can I retire at age 61 with 607,000?

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 $607,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$50,125$49,679$49,243$48,818$48,403$47,739
2 years$24,815$24,352$23,905$23,470$23,049$22,381
3 years$16,379$15,915$15,468$15,038$14,623$13,972
4 years$12,162$11,699$11,257$10,834$10,429$9,800
5 years$9,632$9,172$8,736$8,321$7,928$7,323
6 years$7,946$7,490$7,060$6,655$6,273$5,693
7 years$6,742$6,290$5,867$5,471$5,102$4,546
8 years$5,840$5,392$4,975$4,590$4,233$3,701
9 years$5,139$4,694$4,285$3,909$3,564$3,058
10 years$4,578$4,138$3,736$3,370$3,037$2,554
11 years$4,119$3,684$3,289$2,933$2,612$2,153
12 years$3,737$3,306$2,919$2,572$2,263$1,827
13 years$3,414$2,988$2,608$2,271$1,974$1,560
14 years$3,138$2,716$2,343$2,016$1,730$1,338
15 years$2,899$2,481$2,116$1,798$1,523$1,153
16 years$2,689$2,276$1,918$1,610$1,346$996
17 years$2,505$2,096$1,745$1,446$1,194$863
18 years$2,341$1,937$1,593$1,304$1,061$750
19 years$2,195$1,795$1,459$1,178$946$653
20 years$2,063$1,668$1,339$1,067$845$569
21 years$1,944$1,554$1,231$968$756$497
22 years$1,836$1,451$1,135$880$678$435
23 years$1,738$1,357$1,048$802$609$381
24 years$1,648$1,271$969$731$547$334
25 years$1,565$1,193$898$668$492$293
26 years$1,489$1,121$832$611$443$257
27 years$1,418$1,055$773$559$400$226
28 years$1,353$994$719$512$361$198
29 years$1,292$938$669$470$326$175
30 years$1,236$886$623$431$294$154
31 years$1,183$837$581$396$266$135
32 years$1,133$792$542$364$241$119
33 years$1,087$750$506$334$218$105
34 years$1,044$711$473$308$197$92
35 years$1,003$675$442$283$179$81
36 years$964$640$413$261$162$72
37 years$928$608$387$240$147$63
38 years$893$578$362$222$133$56
39 years$861$549$339$204$121$49
40 years$830$523$318$188$109$43
41 years$801$498$298$174$99$38
42 years$773$474$280$160$90$34
43 years$746$452$263$148$82$30
44 years$721$430$247$137$74$26
45 years$697$410$231$126$67$23
46 years$674$392$217$117$61$20
47 years$653$374$204$108$56$18
48 years$632$357$192$100$50$16
49 years$612$341$180$92$46$14
50 years$593$325$170$85$42$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $607,000, adding $3,946 every year, while hoping to spend $52,967 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: 71/19/10 Blend
60$607,000$607,000$607,000$607,000
61$672,984$640,813$631,405$719,186
62$685,272$615,857$596,200$725,329
63$697,038$587,902$558,041$725,171
64$708,173$556,746$516,773$723,564
65$718,555$522,175$472,233$720,354
66$728,048$483,962$424,253$715,372
67$736,499$441,866$372,656$708,433
68$743,739$395,635$317,257$699,334
69$749,580$345,000$257,864$687,856
70$753,810$289,678$194,276$673,755
71$756,197$229,371$126,282$656,769
72$756,480$163,761$53,664$636,609
73$754,372$92,516$0$612,959
74$749,552$15,283$0$588,016
75$741,664$0$0$565,137
76$730,315$0$0$552,484
77$715,068$0$0$539,958
78$695,439$0$0$523,985
79$670,892$0$0$504,144
80$640,833$0$0$479,971
81$604,606$0$0$450,951
82$561,484$0$0$416,515
83$510,662$0$0$376,033
84$451,252$0$0$328,809
85$382,269$0$0$274,071
86$302,628$0$0$210,970
87$211,126$0$0$138,564
88$106,436$0$0$55,814
89$0$0$0$0
90$0$0$0$0
91$0$0$0$0
92$0$0$0$0
93$0$0$0$0
94$0$0$0$0
95$0$0$0$0
96$0$0$0$0
97$0$0$0$0
98$0$0$0$0
99$0$0$0$0
100$0$0$0$0