Can I retire at age 61 with 722,000?

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 $722,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.7%
1 years$59,622$59,091$58,573$58,067$57,573$55,553
2 years$29,516$28,966$28,433$27,917$27,416$25,401
3 years$19,482$18,930$18,398$17,887$17,394$15,449
4 years$14,466$13,915$13,389$12,886$12,405$10,544
5 years$11,457$10,910$10,391$9,898$9,430$7,659
6 years$9,452$8,909$8,397$7,915$7,462$5,781
7 years$8,020$7,481$6,978$6,508$6,069$4,477
8 years$6,947$6,413$5,918$5,459$5,034$3,532
9 years$6,112$5,584$5,097$4,650$4,240$2,824
10 years$5,445$4,922$4,444$4,008$3,612$2,282
11 years$4,900$4,382$3,912$3,488$3,107$1,858
12 years$4,445$3,933$3,472$3,060$2,692$1,522
13 years$4,061$3,554$3,102$2,701$2,348$1,254
14 years$3,732$3,230$2,787$2,398$2,058$1,036
15 years$3,448$2,951$2,516$2,139$1,812$860
16 years$3,199$2,708$2,282$1,915$1,601$715
17 years$2,979$2,494$2,076$1,720$1,420$596
18 years$2,784$2,304$1,895$1,551$1,263$497
19 years$2,610$2,135$1,735$1,401$1,125$416
20 years$2,454$1,984$1,592$1,269$1,005$348
21 years$2,312$1,848$1,465$1,152$900$292
22 years$2,184$1,725$1,350$1,047$806$245
23 years$2,067$1,614$1,246$954$724$205
24 years$1,960$1,512$1,153$870$651$173
25 years$1,861$1,419$1,068$794$585$145
26 years$1,771$1,334$990$726$527$122
27 years$1,687$1,255$919$665$475$102
28 years$1,609$1,183$855$609$429$86
29 years$1,537$1,116$795$559$387$73
30 years$1,470$1,054$741$513$350$61
31 years$1,407$996$691$471$316$51
32 years$1,348$942$644$433$286$43
33 years$1,293$892$602$398$259$36
34 years$1,241$846$562$366$235$31
35 years$1,193$802$526$337$212$26
36 years$1,147$761$492$310$192$22
37 years$1,103$723$460$286$174$18
38 years$1,062$687$431$264$158$15
39 years$1,024$654$404$243$143$13
40 years$987$622$378$224$130$11
41 years$952$592$355$207$118$9
42 years$919$564$333$191$107$8
43 years$888$537$312$176$97$7
44 years$858$512$293$163$88$6
45 years$829$488$275$150$80$5
46 years$802$466$259$139$73$4
47 years$776$444$243$128$66$3
48 years$751$424$228$118$60$3
49 years$728$405$215$109$54$2
50 years$705$387$202$101$49$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $722,000, adding $3,752 every year, while hoping to spend $58,886 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: 45/49/6 Blend
60$722,000$722,000$722,000$722,000
61$799,514$761,248$750,057$834,001
62$818,410$735,895$712,530$832,797
63$837,260$707,326$671,772$825,075
64$855,997$675,321$627,612$815,324
65$874,546$639,649$579,874$803,376
66$892,820$600,062$528,370$789,053
67$910,723$556,301$472,907$772,159
68$928,149$508,091$413,281$752,488
69$944,974$455,142$349,280$729,818
70$961,063$397,146$280,683$703,908
71$976,264$333,779$207,258$674,504
72$990,407$264,698$128,765$641,329
73$1,003,301$189,540$44,951$604,088
74$1,014,734$107,924$0$562,462
75$1,024,470$19,445$0$518,959
76$1,032,245$0$0$473,618
77$1,037,766$0$0$464,336
78$1,040,708$0$0$464,210
79$1,040,709$0$0$462,576
80$1,037,365$0$0$459,233
81$1,030,232$0$0$453,957
82$1,018,813$0$0$446,501
83$1,002,560$0$0$436,591
84$980,863$0$0$423,923
85$953,049$0$0$408,161
86$918,370$0$0$388,934
87$875,999$0$0$365,828
88$825,021$0$0$338,387
89$764,422$0$0$306,108
90$693,083$0$0$268,433
91$609,765$0$0$224,744
92$513,096$0$0$174,361
93$401,563$0$0$116,529
94$273,491$0$0$50,416
95$127,032$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