Can I retire at age 61 with 790,000?

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:
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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 $790,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$65,237$64,656$64,089$63,536$62,996$60,736
2 years$32,296$31,694$31,111$30,546$29,998$27,746
3 years$21,317$20,713$20,131$19,571$19,032$16,858
4 years$15,828$15,226$14,650$14,100$13,574$11,495
5 years$12,536$11,937$11,369$10,830$10,319$8,340
6 years$10,342$9,748$9,188$8,661$8,165$6,288
7 years$8,775$8,186$7,635$7,121$6,640$4,865
8 years$7,601$7,017$6,475$5,973$5,509$3,834
9 years$6,688$6,110$5,577$5,088$4,639$3,062
10 years$5,958$5,385$4,862$4,386$3,953$2,470
11 years$5,361$4,794$4,281$3,817$3,399$2,009
12 years$4,864$4,303$3,799$3,348$2,946$1,644
13 years$4,444$3,889$3,394$2,956$2,569$1,352
14 years$4,084$3,535$3,050$2,624$2,252$1,116
15 years$3,772$3,229$2,753$2,340$1,983$924
16 years$3,500$2,963$2,496$2,095$1,752$768
17 years$3,260$2,728$2,272$1,883$1,554$639
18 years$3,047$2,521$2,074$1,697$1,382$533
19 years$2,856$2,337$1,898$1,533$1,231$445
20 years$2,685$2,171$1,742$1,388$1,100$372
21 years$2,530$2,022$1,603$1,260$984$311
22 years$2,390$1,888$1,477$1,146$882$260
23 years$2,262$1,766$1,364$1,043$792$218
24 years$2,144$1,654$1,261$952$712$183
25 years$2,037$1,553$1,168$869$641$154
26 years$1,938$1,459$1,083$795$577$129
27 years$1,846$1,373$1,006$727$520$108
28 years$1,761$1,294$935$666$469$91
29 years$1,682$1,221$870$611$424$76
30 years$1,608$1,153$811$561$383$64
31 years$1,539$1,090$756$515$346$54
32 years$1,475$1,031$705$473$313$45
33 years$1,415$977$658$435$283$38
34 years$1,358$926$615$401$257$32
35 years$1,305$878$575$369$232$27
36 years$1,255$833$538$340$211$23
37 years$1,207$791$504$313$191$19
38 years$1,163$752$472$288$173$16
39 years$1,120$715$442$266$157$13
40 years$1,080$680$414$245$142$11
41 years$1,042$648$388$226$129$10
42 years$1,006$617$364$209$117$8
43 years$971$588$342$193$106$7
44 years$939$560$321$178$97$6
45 years$907$534$301$164$88$5
46 years$878$510$283$152$80$4
47 years$849$486$266$140$72$3
48 years$822$464$250$130$66$3
49 years$796$443$235$120$60$2
50 years$771$424$221$111$54$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $790,000, adding $4,705 every year, while hoping to spend $27,727 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: 45/44/11 Blend
60$790,000$790,000$790,000$790,000
61$875,433$833,563$821,318$911,893
62$935,226$844,906$819,331$948,998
63$1,000,189$855,876$816,348$986,003
64$1,070,819$866,425$812,307$1,025,506
65$1,147,664$876,502$807,141$1,067,748
66$1,231,328$886,053$800,782$1,112,995
67$1,322,474$895,019$793,159$1,161,541
68$1,421,831$903,340$784,194$1,213,711
69$1,530,203$910,950$773,811$1,269,864
70$1,648,475$917,777$761,924$1,330,397
71$1,777,620$923,748$748,449$1,395,749
72$1,918,708$928,783$733,293$1,466,403
73$2,072,921$932,798$716,363$1,542,896
74$2,241,556$935,703$697,558$1,625,818
75$2,426,044$937,401$676,775$1,715,822
76$2,627,958$937,792$653,905$1,813,631
77$2,849,033$936,767$628,835$1,920,041
78$3,091,179$934,212$601,445$2,035,933
79$3,356,496$930,006$571,610$2,162,280
80$3,647,302$924,020$539,202$2,300,155
81$3,966,146$916,116$504,085$2,450,744
82$4,315,837$906,149$466,115$2,615,359
83$4,699,468$893,966$425,146$2,795,443
84$5,120,447$879,404$381,022$2,992,596
85$5,582,527$862,289$333,581$3,208,580
86$6,089,843$842,440$282,654$3,445,342
87$6,646,949$819,662$228,065$3,705,030
88$7,258,863$793,750$169,630$3,990,018
89$7,931,110$764,486$107,155$4,302,925
90$8,669,779$731,642$40,441$4,646,639
91$9,481,578$694,974$0$5,024,353
92$10,373,896$654,225$0$5,443,197
93$11,354,874$609,123$0$5,908,746
94$12,433,481$559,380$0$6,420,565
95$13,619,600$504,693$0$6,983,413
96$14,924,116$444,740$0$7,602,541
97$16,359,026$379,182$0$8,283,740
98$17,937,544$307,660$0$9,033,399
99$19,674,234$229,795$0$9,858,563
100$21,585,138$145,188$0$10,767,005