Can I retire at age 61 with 1,050,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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 $1,050,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.6%
1 years$86,708$85,936$85,182$84,447$83,728$82,477
2 years$42,925$42,125$41,351$40,599$39,871$38,613
3 years$28,332$27,529$26,757$26,012$25,296$24,070
4 years$21,037$20,237$19,472$18,740$18,041$16,858
5 years$16,662$15,866$15,111$14,394$13,715$12,577
6 years$13,745$12,956$12,212$11,511$10,852$9,761
7 years$11,663$10,880$10,148$9,464$8,825$7,782
8 years$10,102$9,326$8,606$7,939$7,322$6,325
9 years$8,889$8,120$7,413$6,762$6,166$5,216
10 years$7,919$7,158$6,463$5,829$5,254$4,349
11 years$7,125$6,372$5,690$5,073$4,518$3,659
12 years$6,465$5,719$5,049$4,450$3,915$3,100
13 years$5,906$5,168$4,511$3,929$3,414$2,641
14 years$5,428$4,698$4,053$3,487$2,993$2,261
15 years$5,014$4,292$3,660$3,110$2,635$1,944
16 years$4,652$3,938$3,318$2,785$2,329$1,676
17 years$4,333$3,626$3,019$2,502$2,065$1,450
18 years$4,049$3,351$2,756$2,255$1,836$1,257
19 years$3,796$3,106$2,523$2,037$1,637$1,091
20 years$3,569$2,886$2,316$1,845$1,462$950
21 years$3,363$2,688$2,130$1,675$1,308$828
22 years$3,176$2,509$1,963$1,523$1,173$722
23 years$3,006$2,347$1,813$1,387$1,053$631
24 years$2,850$2,199$1,676$1,265$946$552
25 years$2,707$2,063$1,553$1,155$851$483
26 years$2,575$1,939$1,440$1,056$767$423
27 years$2,453$1,825$1,337$967$691$370
28 years$2,340$1,720$1,243$886$624$325
29 years$2,235$1,622$1,157$812$563$285
30 years$2,137$1,532$1,077$745$509$250
31 years$2,046$1,448$1,004$685$460$220
32 years$1,961$1,371$937$629$416$193
33 years$1,880$1,298$875$579$377$169
34 years$1,805$1,230$818$532$341$149
35 years$1,734$1,167$764$490$309$131
36 years$1,668$1,107$715$451$280$115
37 years$1,605$1,052$669$416$254$101
38 years$1,545$1,000$627$383$230$89
39 years$1,489$951$587$353$209$78
40 years$1,436$904$550$326$189$69
41 years$1,385$861$516$301$172$60
42 years$1,337$820$484$278$156$53
43 years$1,291$781$454$256$141$47
44 years$1,248$745$426$237$128$41
45 years$1,206$710$400$218$116$36
46 years$1,167$677$376$202$106$32
47 years$1,129$646$353$186$96$28
48 years$1,093$617$332$172$87$25
49 years$1,058$589$312$159$79$22
50 years$1,025$563$293$147$72$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $1,050,000, adding $2,164 every year, while hoping to spend $41,621 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: 56/34/10 Blend
60$1,050,000$1,050,000$1,050,000$1,050,000
61$1,159,332$1,103,682$1,087,407$1,221,298
62$1,233,300$1,113,478$1,079,551$1,273,214
63$1,313,417$1,122,359$1,070,036$1,324,948
64$1,400,267$1,130,237$1,058,764$1,380,300
65$1,494,492$1,137,016$1,045,630$1,439,623
66$1,596,796$1,142,596$1,030,526$1,503,305
67$1,707,957$1,146,870$1,013,336$1,571,774
68$1,828,827$1,149,725$993,941$1,645,505
69$1,960,345$1,151,040$972,216$1,725,021
70$2,103,546$1,150,686$948,030$1,810,900
71$2,259,564$1,148,527$921,246$1,903,782
72$2,429,653$1,144,417$891,721$2,004,372
73$2,615,188$1,138,205$859,304$2,113,451
74$2,817,686$1,129,726$823,840$2,231,878
75$3,038,815$1,118,807$785,163$2,360,606
76$3,280,411$1,105,266$743,103$2,500,684
77$3,544,497$1,088,907$697,481$2,653,273
78$3,833,298$1,069,526$648,109$2,819,654
79$4,149,266$1,046,904$594,792$3,001,242
80$4,495,099$1,020,810$537,325$3,199,599
81$4,873,769$991,000$475,495$3,416,450
82$5,288,548$957,214$409,080$3,653,699
83$5,743,042$919,179$337,846$3,913,448
84$6,241,218$876,605$261,549$4,198,019
85$6,787,448$829,185$179,937$4,509,974
86$7,386,547$776,594$92,744$4,852,141
87$8,043,818$718,490$0$5,227,642
88$8,765,101$654,510$0$5,639,956
89$9,556,831$584,270$0$6,103,415
90$10,426,094$507,366$0$6,612,341
91$11,380,698$423,369$0$7,171,401
92$12,429,243$331,828$0$7,785,740
93$13,581,202$232,264$0$8,461,034
94$14,847,013$124,173$0$9,203,543
95$16,238,173$7,022$0$10,020,174
96$17,767,349$0$0$10,918,543
97$19,448,497$0$0$11,951,853
98$21,296,992$0$0$13,091,014
99$23,329,773$0$0$14,343,853
100$25,565,502$0$0$15,721,884