Can I retire at age 61 with 630,000?

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 $630,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.9%
1 years$52,025$51,561$51,109$50,668$50,237$48,825
2 years$25,755$25,275$24,810$24,360$23,922$22,510
3 years$16,999$16,518$16,054$15,607$15,177$13,810
4 years$12,622$12,142$11,683$11,244$10,825$9,512
5 years$9,997$9,520$9,067$8,637$8,229$6,974
6 years$8,247$7,773$7,327$6,907$6,511$5,316
7 years$6,998$6,528$6,089$5,678$5,295$4,160
8 years$6,061$5,596$5,164$4,764$4,393$3,317
9 years$5,333$4,872$4,448$4,057$3,699$2,682
10 years$4,751$4,295$3,878$3,498$3,152$2,191
11 years$4,275$3,823$3,414$3,044$2,711$1,805
12 years$3,879$3,432$3,030$2,670$2,349$1,497
13 years$3,544$3,101$2,707$2,357$2,049$1,248
14 years$3,257$2,819$2,432$2,092$1,796$1,044
15 years$3,008$2,575$2,196$1,866$1,581$877
16 years$2,791$2,363$1,991$1,671$1,397$739
17 years$2,600$2,176$1,812$1,501$1,239$624
18 years$2,430$2,011$1,654$1,353$1,102$528
19 years$2,278$1,863$1,514$1,222$982$448
20 years$2,141$1,732$1,389$1,107$877$380
21 years$2,018$1,613$1,278$1,005$785$323
22 years$1,906$1,506$1,178$914$704$275
23 years$1,804$1,408$1,088$832$632$234
24 years$1,710$1,319$1,006$759$568$199
25 years$1,624$1,238$932$693$511$170
26 years$1,545$1,164$864$634$460$145
27 years$1,472$1,095$802$580$415$124
28 years$1,404$1,032$746$531$374$105
29 years$1,341$973$694$487$338$90
30 years$1,282$919$646$447$305$77
31 years$1,228$869$603$411$276$66
32 years$1,176$822$562$378$250$56
33 years$1,128$779$525$347$226$48
34 years$1,083$738$491$319$205$41
35 years$1,041$700$459$294$185$35
36 years$1,001$664$429$271$168$30
37 years$963$631$402$250$152$26
38 years$927$600$376$230$138$22
39 years$893$570$352$212$125$19
40 years$861$543$330$196$114$16
41 years$831$517$310$180$103$14
42 years$802$492$290$167$93$12
43 years$775$469$273$154$85$10
44 years$749$447$256$142$77$9
45 years$724$426$240$131$70$7
46 years$700$406$226$121$63$6
47 years$677$388$212$112$58$5
48 years$656$370$199$103$52$5
49 years$635$354$187$96$48$4
50 years$615$338$176$88$43$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $630,000, adding $3,629 every year, while hoping to spend $46,339 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: 46/45/9 Blend
60$630,000$630,000$630,000$630,000
61$698,003$664,613$654,848$728,204
62$719,895$647,875$627,481$732,673
63$742,467$628,763$597,645$732,430
64$765,739$607,113$565,206$731,105
65$789,733$582,750$530,029$728,614
66$814,469$555,488$491,968$724,867
67$839,971$525,133$450,875$719,769
68$866,259$491,476$406,591$713,219
69$893,359$454,299$358,952$705,111
70$921,293$413,371$307,789$695,331
71$950,085$368,447$252,921$683,760
72$979,762$319,269$194,161$670,272
73$1,010,348$265,563$131,316$654,731
74$1,041,869$207,041$64,180$636,997
75$1,074,351$143,399$0$616,919
76$1,107,823$74,313$0$595,056
77$1,142,311$0$0$577,147
78$1,177,844$0$0$557,142
79$1,214,450$0$0$574,440
80$1,252,159$0$0$592,258
81$1,291,000$0$0$610,609
82$1,331,003$0$0$629,507
83$1,372,198$0$0$648,966
84$1,414,617$0$0$669,000
85$1,458,289$0$0$689,623
86$1,503,247$0$0$710,850
87$1,549,521$0$0$732,695
88$1,597,143$0$0$755,173
89$1,646,143$0$0$778,297
90$1,696,554$0$0$802,082
91$1,748,405$0$0$826,541
92$1,801,727$0$0$851,689
93$1,856,550$0$0$877,538
94$1,912,904$0$0$904,102
95$1,970,815$0$0$931,392
96$2,030,311$0$0$959,421
97$2,091,418$0$0$988,199
98$2,154,159$0$0$1,017,737
99$2,218,556$0$0$1,048,042
100$2,284,629$0$0$1,079,123