Can I retire at age 61 with 759,000?

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 $759,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$62,678$62,119$61,575$61,043$60,524$58,145
2 years$31,028$30,451$29,891$29,348$28,821$26,454
3 years$20,480$19,900$19,341$18,803$18,285$16,004
4 years$15,207$14,628$14,075$13,547$13,041$10,863
5 years$12,044$11,469$10,923$10,405$9,914$7,844
6 years$9,936$9,365$8,827$8,321$7,844$5,885
7 years$8,431$7,865$7,336$6,841$6,380$4,530
8 years$7,303$6,742$6,221$5,739$5,292$3,550
9 years$6,425$5,870$5,358$4,888$4,457$2,820
10 years$5,724$5,174$4,672$4,214$3,798$2,262
11 years$5,151$4,606$4,113$3,667$3,266$1,829
12 years$4,673$4,134$3,650$3,217$2,830$1,488
13 years$4,269$3,736$3,261$2,840$2,468$1,216
14 years$3,924$3,396$2,930$2,521$2,163$997
15 years$3,624$3,102$2,645$2,248$1,905$821
16 years$3,363$2,846$2,398$2,013$1,684$677
17 years$3,132$2,621$2,182$1,809$1,493$560
18 years$2,927$2,422$1,992$1,630$1,327$464
19 years$2,744$2,245$1,824$1,473$1,183$384
20 years$2,580$2,086$1,674$1,334$1,057$319
21 years$2,431$1,943$1,540$1,211$946$265
22 years$2,296$1,814$1,419$1,101$848$220
23 years$2,173$1,696$1,310$1,002$761$183
24 years$2,060$1,589$1,212$914$684$153
25 years$1,957$1,492$1,122$835$615$127
26 years$1,861$1,402$1,041$763$554$106
27 years$1,773$1,319$967$699$500$88
28 years$1,692$1,243$899$640$451$74
29 years$1,616$1,173$836$587$407$61
30 years$1,545$1,108$779$539$368$51
31 years$1,479$1,047$726$495$333$43
32 years$1,417$991$677$455$301$36
33 years$1,359$938$633$418$272$30
34 years$1,305$889$591$385$247$25
35 years$1,254$843$553$354$223$21
36 years$1,205$801$517$326$202$17
37 years$1,160$760$484$301$183$14
38 years$1,117$723$453$277$166$12
39 years$1,076$687$424$255$151$10
40 years$1,038$654$398$236$137$8
41 years$1,001$622$373$217$124$7
42 years$966$593$350$201$113$6
43 years$933$565$328$185$102$5
44 years$902$538$308$171$93$4
45 years$872$513$289$158$84$3
46 years$843$490$272$146$76$3
47 years$816$467$255$135$69$2
48 years$790$446$240$125$63$2
49 years$765$426$226$115$57$2
50 years$741$407$212$106$52$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $759,000, adding $6,223 every year, while hoping to spend $27,770 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: 35/48/17 Blend
60$759,000$759,000$759,000$759,000
61$842,837$802,610$790,846$867,743
62$899,259$812,391$787,792$896,228
63$960,506$821,720$783,705$923,891
64$1,027,040$830,547$778,521$953,149
65$1,099,370$838,815$772,174$984,159
66$1,178,056$846,468$764,592$1,017,096
67$1,263,714$853,441$755,702$1,052,152
68$1,357,023$859,670$745,428$1,089,543
69$1,458,728$865,082$733,689$1,129,506
70$1,569,651$869,604$720,400$1,172,306
71$1,690,694$873,154$705,473$1,218,235
72$1,822,854$875,647$688,815$1,267,618
73$1,967,226$876,994$670,330$1,320,815
74$2,125,013$877,098$649,917$1,378,224
75$2,297,545$875,856$627,470$1,440,288
76$2,486,282$873,160$602,878$1,507,496
77$2,692,834$868,896$576,025$1,580,391
78$2,918,972$862,941$546,790$1,659,574
79$3,166,647$855,165$515,048$1,745,709
80$3,438,008$845,431$480,665$1,839,533
81$3,735,421$833,593$443,504$1,941,862
82$4,061,493$819,498$403,420$2,053,597
83$4,419,093$802,982$360,262$2,175,737
84$4,811,383$783,871$313,874$2,309,386
85$5,241,846$761,982$264,090$2,455,767
86$5,714,316$737,121$210,739$2,616,230
87$6,233,019$709,083$153,642$2,792,272
88$6,802,609$677,650$92,611$2,985,544
89$7,428,212$642,592$27,451$3,197,873
90$8,115,477$603,666$0$3,431,281
91$8,870,625$560,614$0$3,695,634
92$9,700,509$513,165$0$3,991,576
93$10,612,683$461,032$0$4,316,889
94$11,615,463$403,909$0$4,674,630
95$12,718,016$341,477$0$5,068,170
96$13,930,440$273,395$0$5,501,235
97$15,263,859$199,305$0$5,977,933
98$16,730,531$118,830$0$6,502,802
99$18,343,961$31,568$0$7,080,849
100$20,119,028$0$0$7,717,601