Can I retire at age 61 with 856,000?

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 $856,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.5%
1 years$70,688$70,058$69,444$68,844$68,259$67,546
2 years$34,994$34,342$33,711$33,098$32,504$31,786
3 years$23,098$22,443$21,813$21,206$20,622$19,921
4 years$17,151$16,498$15,874$15,278$14,708$14,030
5 years$13,583$12,935$12,319$11,735$11,181$10,527
6 years$11,206$10,562$9,956$9,385$8,847$8,219
7 years$9,508$8,870$8,273$7,716$7,195$6,593
8 years$8,236$7,603$7,016$6,472$5,969$5,392
9 years$7,247$6,620$6,043$5,513$5,027$4,476
10 years$6,456$5,835$5,269$4,752$4,283$3,757
11 years$5,809$5,195$4,638$4,136$3,683$3,182
12 years$5,270$4,663$4,116$3,628$3,192$2,715
13 years$4,815$4,214$3,678$3,203$2,783$2,330
14 years$4,425$3,830$3,304$2,843$2,440$2,010
15 years$4,088$3,499$2,983$2,535$2,148$1,740
16 years$3,792$3,210$2,705$2,270$1,899$1,512
17 years$3,532$2,956$2,461$2,040$1,684$1,318
18 years$3,301$2,732$2,247$1,838$1,497$1,152
19 years$3,095$2,532$2,057$1,661$1,334$1,008
20 years$2,909$2,353$1,888$1,504$1,192$885
21 years$2,742$2,191$1,736$1,365$1,066$777
22 years$2,589$2,046$1,600$1,241$956$684
23 years$2,451$1,913$1,478$1,131$858$602
24 years$2,324$1,793$1,367$1,031$771$531
25 years$2,207$1,682$1,266$942$694$469
26 years$2,099$1,581$1,174$861$625$414
27 years$2,000$1,488$1,090$788$564$366
28 years$1,908$1,402$1,013$722$509$324
29 years$1,822$1,323$943$662$459$287
30 years$1,742$1,249$878$608$415$254
31 years$1,668$1,181$819$558$375$225
32 years$1,598$1,117$764$513$339$199
33 years$1,533$1,058$713$472$307$177
34 years$1,472$1,003$667$434$278$157
35 years$1,414$951$623$400$252$139
36 years$1,360$903$583$368$228$123
37 years$1,308$857$546$339$207$110
38 years$1,260$815$511$312$188$97
39 years$1,214$775$479$288$170$86
40 years$1,170$737$449$266$154$77
41 years$1,129$702$421$245$140$68
42 years$1,090$668$395$226$127$60
43 years$1,053$637$370$209$115$54
44 years$1,017$607$348$193$105$48
45 years$983$579$326$178$95$42
46 years$951$552$307$165$86$38
47 years$920$527$288$152$78$33
48 years$891$503$271$140$71$30
49 years$863$480$254$130$65$26
50 years$836$459$239$120$59$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $856,000, adding $2,143 every year, while hoping to spend $40,978 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: 29/49/22 Blend
60$856,000$856,000$856,000$856,000
61$945,523$900,155$886,887$966,375
62$998,366$900,662$872,997$983,158
63$1,055,225$899,821$857,269$997,404
64$1,116,468$897,521$839,597$1,011,863
65$1,182,496$893,648$819,872$1,026,577
66$1,253,751$888,078$797,978$1,041,600
67$1,330,720$880,680$773,797$1,056,992
68$1,413,936$871,316$747,201$1,072,823
69$1,503,986$859,838$718,061$1,089,177
70$1,601,514$846,092$686,238$1,106,148
71$1,707,230$829,912$651,588$1,123,845
72$1,821,913$811,124$613,962$1,142,394
73$1,946,422$789,542$573,203$1,161,938
74$2,081,698$764,971$529,147$1,182,640
75$2,228,780$737,203$481,622$1,204,687
76$2,388,809$706,020$430,449$1,228,291
77$2,563,040$671,188$375,443$1,253,690
78$2,752,857$632,462$316,406$1,281,157
79$2,959,778$589,583$253,136$1,310,996
80$3,185,479$542,276$185,420$1,343,555
81$3,431,801$490,251$113,034$1,379,221
82$3,700,772$433,201$35,748$1,418,433
83$3,994,625$370,801$0$1,461,682
84$4,315,816$302,710$0$1,520,490
85$4,667,052$228,565$0$1,594,174
86$5,051,310$147,984$0$1,675,090
87$5,471,872$60,563$0$1,764,077
88$5,932,349$0$0$1,862,070
89$6,436,719$0$0$1,988,508
90$6,989,361$0$0$2,162,963
91$7,595,100$0$0$2,354,318
92$8,259,249$0$0$2,564,269
93$8,987,658$0$0$2,794,684
94$9,786,773$0$0$3,047,621
95$10,663,692$0$0$3,325,346
96$11,626,235$0$0$3,630,355
97$12,683,015$0$0$3,965,399
98$13,843,520$0$0$4,333,506
99$15,118,202$0$0$4,738,015
100$16,518,575$0$0$5,182,602