Can I retire at age 61 with 763,000?

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 $763,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.9%
1 years$63,008$62,447$61,899$61,365$60,843$59,372
2 years$31,192$30,611$30,048$29,502$28,973$27,500
3 years$20,588$20,005$19,443$18,902$18,381$16,952
4 years$15,287$14,706$14,150$13,618$13,110$11,736
5 years$12,107$11,529$10,981$10,460$9,966$8,650
6 years$9,988$9,415$8,874$8,365$7,886$6,630
7 years$8,475$7,906$7,374$6,877$6,413$5,218
8 years$7,341$6,777$6,254$5,769$5,320$4,185
9 years$6,459$5,901$5,387$4,914$4,480$3,404
10 years$5,754$5,201$4,696$4,236$3,818$2,798
11 years$5,178$4,630$4,134$3,687$3,283$2,320
12 years$4,698$4,156$3,669$3,234$2,845$1,936
13 years$4,292$3,756$3,278$2,855$2,481$1,625
14 years$3,944$3,414$2,945$2,534$2,175$1,370
15 years$3,643$3,119$2,659$2,260$1,915$1,159
16 years$3,380$2,861$2,411$2,024$1,692$983
17 years$3,148$2,635$2,194$1,818$1,501$836
18 years$2,943$2,435$2,003$1,639$1,334$713
19 years$2,759$2,257$1,834$1,481$1,189$609
20 years$2,593$2,097$1,683$1,341$1,062$521
21 years$2,444$1,953$1,548$1,217$951$446
22 years$2,308$1,823$1,426$1,107$852$382
23 years$2,184$1,705$1,317$1,008$765$328
24 years$2,071$1,598$1,218$919$688$282
25 years$1,967$1,499$1,128$839$619$242
26 years$1,871$1,409$1,046$767$557$208
27 years$1,783$1,326$972$703$502$179
28 years$1,701$1,250$903$644$453$154
29 years$1,624$1,179$841$590$409$133
30 years$1,553$1,113$783$542$370$114
31 years$1,487$1,053$730$497$334$98
32 years$1,425$996$681$457$302$85
33 years$1,366$943$636$420$274$73
34 years$1,312$894$594$387$248$63
35 years$1,260$848$555$356$224$54
36 years$1,212$805$520$328$203$47
37 years$1,166$764$486$302$184$40
38 years$1,123$726$455$279$167$35
39 years$1,082$691$427$257$152$30
40 years$1,043$657$400$237$137$26
41 years$1,006$626$375$219$125$22
42 years$971$596$352$202$113$19
43 years$938$568$330$186$103$17
44 years$907$541$310$172$93$14
45 years$876$516$291$159$85$12
46 years$848$492$273$147$77$11
47 years$820$470$257$135$70$9
48 years$794$448$241$125$63$8
49 years$769$428$227$116$58$7
50 years$745$409$213$107$52$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $763,000, adding $4,268 every year, while hoping to spend $47,042 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: 57/24/19 Blend
60$763,000$763,000$763,000$763,000
61$845,228$804,789$792,963$888,910
62$881,389$794,172$769,475$908,492
63$919,662$781,457$743,623$924,375
64$960,212$766,493$715,279$940,638
65$1,003,221$749,119$684,308$957,325
66$1,048,887$729,162$650,570$974,492
67$1,097,425$706,443$613,916$992,200
68$1,149,073$680,770$574,193$1,010,519
69$1,204,090$651,939$531,240$1,029,529
70$1,262,760$619,737$484,889$1,049,323
71$1,325,394$583,936$434,965$1,070,003
72$1,392,332$544,297$381,284$1,091,687
73$1,463,948$500,565$323,655$1,114,510
74$1,540,650$452,473$261,877$1,138,621
75$1,622,889$399,737$195,743$1,164,189
76$1,711,157$342,057$125,033$1,191,408
77$1,805,994$279,117$49,521$1,220,490
78$1,907,994$210,582$0$1,251,680
79$2,017,809$136,100$0$1,291,546
80$2,136,153$55,297$0$1,345,219
81$2,263,813$0$0$1,403,043
82$2,401,652$0$0$1,473,965
83$2,550,619$0$0$1,566,447
84$2,711,757$0$0$1,666,539
85$2,886,211$0$0$1,774,961
86$3,075,242$0$0$1,892,502
87$3,280,235$0$0$2,020,033
88$3,502,715$0$0$2,158,508
89$3,744,355$0$0$2,308,979
90$4,007,001$0$0$2,472,603
91$4,292,679$0$0$2,650,651
92$4,603,621$0$0$2,844,525
93$4,942,281$0$0$3,055,764
94$5,311,361$0$0$3,286,065
95$5,713,833$0$0$3,537,292
96$6,152,970$0$0$3,811,500
97$6,632,373$0$0$4,110,949
98$7,156,007$0$0$4,438,129
99$7,728,237$0$0$4,795,778
100$8,353,866$0$0$5,186,914