Can I retire at age 61 with 627,000?

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:
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 $627,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$51,777$51,316$50,866$50,427$49,998$48,186
2 years$25,632$25,155$24,692$24,244$23,809$22,003
3 years$16,918$16,439$15,977$15,533$15,105$13,362
4 years$12,562$12,084$11,628$11,191$10,773$9,107
5 years$9,949$9,474$9,023$8,596$8,190$6,604
6 years$8,208$7,736$7,292$6,874$6,480$4,976
7 years$6,965$6,497$6,060$5,651$5,270$3,848
8 years$6,033$5,569$5,139$4,741$4,372$3,030
9 years$5,308$4,849$4,426$4,038$3,682$2,419
10 years$4,729$4,274$3,859$3,481$3,137$1,950
11 years$4,255$3,805$3,397$3,029$2,698$1,585
12 years$3,860$3,415$3,015$2,657$2,338$1,296
13 years$3,527$3,086$2,694$2,346$2,039$1,065
14 years$3,241$2,805$2,420$2,082$1,787$879
15 years$2,994$2,563$2,185$1,857$1,574$727
16 years$2,778$2,351$1,981$1,663$1,391$603
17 years$2,587$2,165$1,803$1,494$1,233$502
18 years$2,418$2,001$1,646$1,346$1,096$418
19 years$2,267$1,854$1,507$1,217$977$349
20 years$2,131$1,723$1,383$1,102$873$291
21 years$2,008$1,605$1,272$1,000$781$244
22 years$1,897$1,498$1,172$909$700$204
23 years$1,795$1,401$1,082$828$629$171
24 years$1,702$1,313$1,001$755$565$143
25 years$1,617$1,232$927$690$508$120
26 years$1,538$1,158$860$631$458$101
27 years$1,465$1,090$798$577$413$84
28 years$1,397$1,027$742$529$373$71
29 years$1,335$969$691$485$336$59
30 years$1,276$915$643$445$304$50
31 years$1,222$865$600$409$275$42
32 years$1,171$818$560$376$249$35
33 years$1,123$775$523$346$225$30
34 years$1,078$735$488$318$204$25
35 years$1,036$697$456$293$184$21
36 years$996$661$427$270$167$17
37 years$958$628$400$248$151$15
38 years$923$597$374$229$137$12
39 years$889$568$351$211$125$10
40 years$857$540$329$195$113$9
41 years$827$514$308$180$102$7
42 years$798$490$289$166$93$6
43 years$771$466$271$153$84$5
44 years$745$445$255$141$77$4
45 years$720$424$239$130$70$4
46 years$697$404$225$121$63$3
47 years$674$386$211$111$57$3
48 years$652$368$198$103$52$2
49 years$632$352$186$95$47$2
50 years$612$336$175$88$43$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $627,000, adding $3,528 every year, while hoping to spend $37,807 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: 56/33/11 Blend
60$627,000$627,000$627,000$627,000
61$694,593$661,362$651,644$731,393
62$725,215$653,543$633,247$748,869
63$757,694$644,073$612,968$763,426
64$792,178$632,832$590,702$778,385
65$828,831$619,692$566,341$793,790
66$867,833$604,517$539,774$809,692
67$909,378$587,165$510,883$826,149
68$953,681$567,482$479,544$843,227
69$1,000,976$545,309$445,629$861,000
70$1,051,522$520,475$409,003$879,554
71$1,105,599$492,800$369,526$898,982
72$1,163,516$462,093$327,052$919,395
73$1,225,614$428,155$281,427$940,914
74$1,292,263$390,771$232,491$963,678
75$1,363,872$349,717$180,078$987,840
76$1,440,888$304,754$124,012$1,013,576
77$1,523,804$255,633$64,112$1,041,082
78$1,613,160$202,087$188$1,070,577
79$1,709,549$143,836$0$1,102,309
80$1,813,623$80,583$0$1,144,538
81$1,926,098$12,017$0$1,190,132
82$2,047,761$0$0$1,239,439
83$2,179,477$0$0$1,315,458
84$2,322,199$0$0$1,402,604
85$2,476,970$0$0$1,497,156
86$2,644,943$0$0$1,599,826
87$2,827,382$0$0$1,711,391
88$3,025,677$0$0$1,832,710
89$3,241,361$0$0$1,964,726
90$3,476,118$0$0$2,108,478
91$3,731,799$0$0$2,265,108
92$4,010,446$0$0$2,435,874
93$4,314,301$0$0$2,622,159
94$4,645,836$0$0$2,825,487
95$5,007,769$0$0$3,047,534
96$5,403,092$0$0$3,290,146
97$5,835,102$0$0$3,555,355
98$6,307,424$0$0$3,845,398
99$6,824,054$0$0$4,162,738
100$7,389,387$0$0$4,510,089