Can I retire at age 61 with 802,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
Confused? Try the simple retirement calculator
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $802,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.9%
1 years$66,228$65,638$65,063$64,501$63,953$61,415
2 years$32,786$32,176$31,584$31,010$30,454$27,929
3 years$21,640$21,027$20,437$19,869$19,321$16,888
4 years$16,069$15,457$14,873$14,314$13,780$11,457
5 years$12,726$12,119$11,542$10,995$10,475$8,269
6 years$10,499$9,896$9,328$8,792$8,289$6,200
7 years$8,909$8,310$7,751$7,229$6,741$4,770
8 years$7,716$7,124$6,574$6,064$5,592$3,736
9 years$6,789$6,202$5,662$5,165$4,710$2,966
10 years$6,048$5,467$4,936$4,452$4,013$2,378
11 years$5,443$4,867$4,346$3,875$3,451$1,921
12 years$4,938$4,368$3,857$3,399$2,991$1,561
13 years$4,511$3,948$3,446$3,001$2,608$1,275
14 years$4,146$3,588$3,096$2,664$2,286$1,045
15 years$3,830$3,278$2,795$2,376$2,013$860
16 years$3,553$3,008$2,534$2,127$1,779$709
17 years$3,309$2,770$2,306$1,911$1,577$585
18 years$3,093$2,559$2,105$1,722$1,402$484
19 years$2,900$2,372$1,927$1,556$1,250$401
20 years$2,726$2,204$1,769$1,409$1,117$333
21 years$2,569$2,053$1,627$1,279$999$276
22 years$2,426$1,917$1,499$1,163$896$230
23 years$2,296$1,793$1,384$1,059$804$191
24 years$2,177$1,679$1,280$966$723$159
25 years$2,068$1,576$1,186$882$650$132
26 years$1,967$1,481$1,100$807$586$110
27 years$1,874$1,394$1,021$738$528$92
28 years$1,787$1,314$949$677$477$76
29 years$1,707$1,239$884$620$430$64
30 years$1,633$1,170$823$569$389$53
31 years$1,563$1,106$767$523$351$44
32 years$1,497$1,047$716$481$318$37
33 years$1,436$991$668$442$288$31
34 years$1,379$940$625$407$261$26
35 years$1,325$891$584$374$236$21
36 years$1,274$846$546$345$214$18
37 years$1,226$803$511$318$194$15
38 years$1,180$764$479$293$176$12
39 years$1,137$726$449$270$159$10
40 years$1,096$691$420$249$144$9
41 years$1,058$658$394$230$131$7
42 years$1,021$626$370$212$119$6
43 years$986$597$347$196$108$5
44 years$953$569$326$181$98$4
45 years$921$542$306$167$89$3
46 years$891$517$287$154$81$3
47 years$862$494$270$142$73$2
48 years$835$471$254$132$67$2
49 years$808$450$238$122$60$2
50 years$783$430$224$112$55$1

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $802,000, adding $6,654 every year, while hoping to spend $58,371 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: 66/11/23 Blend
60$802,000$802,000$802,000$802,000
61$890,668$848,162$835,731$943,775
62$919,409$827,615$801,621$959,747
63$949,127$804,106$764,413$969,961
64$979,857$777,426$723,940$979,775
65$1,011,640$747,358$680,030$989,151
66$1,044,518$713,669$632,502$998,052
67$1,078,535$676,115$581,167$1,006,435
68$1,113,737$634,436$525,827$1,014,258
69$1,150,173$588,359$466,277$1,021,476
70$1,187,895$537,593$402,302$1,028,043
71$1,226,958$481,832$333,676$1,033,908
72$1,267,418$420,752$260,165$1,039,022
73$1,309,338$354,012$181,524$1,043,331
74$1,352,782$281,250$97,496$1,046,780
75$1,397,818$202,084$7,815$1,049,312
76$1,444,521$116,112$0$1,050,867
77$1,492,967$22,906$0$1,072,953
78$1,543,240$0$0$1,097,386
79$1,595,427$0$0$1,131,693
80$1,649,622$0$0$1,170,207
81$1,705,927$0$0$1,210,226
82$1,764,447$0$0$1,251,828
83$1,825,300$0$0$1,295,095
84$1,888,607$0$0$1,340,116
85$1,954,501$0$0$1,386,987
86$2,023,123$0$0$1,435,809
87$2,094,627$0$0$1,486,692
88$2,169,176$0$0$1,539,754
89$2,246,947$0$0$1,595,124
90$2,328,132$0$0$1,652,939
91$2,412,935$0$0$1,713,347
92$2,501,579$0$0$1,776,508
93$2,594,304$0$0$1,842,596
94$2,691,371$0$0$1,911,799
95$2,793,060$0$0$1,984,321
96$2,899,677$0$0$2,060,381
97$3,011,554$0$0$2,140,220
98$3,129,050$0$0$2,224,098
99$3,252,555$0$0$2,312,297
100$3,382,495$0$0$2,405,124