Can I retire at age 61 with 1,070,000?

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 $1,070,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.6%
1 years$88,360$87,573$86,805$86,055$85,323$82,691
2 years$43,742$42,928$42,138$41,373$40,630$38,002
3 years$28,872$28,054$27,266$26,508$25,777$23,235
4 years$21,438$20,622$19,843$19,097$18,385$15,947
5 years$16,979$16,168$15,399$14,669$13,976$11,650
6 years$14,007$13,203$12,445$11,731$11,059$8,847
7 years$11,885$11,088$10,341$9,644$8,994$6,895
8 years$10,295$9,504$8,770$8,090$7,461$5,475
9 years$9,058$8,275$7,554$6,891$6,283$4,408
10 years$8,070$7,294$6,586$5,940$5,354$3,585
11 years$7,261$6,493$5,798$5,170$4,604$2,940
12 years$6,588$5,828$5,146$4,535$3,990$2,427
13 years$6,019$5,267$4,597$4,003$3,479$2,014
14 years$5,531$4,788$4,131$3,554$3,050$1,677
15 years$5,109$4,373$3,729$3,169$2,685$1,402
16 years$4,741$4,013$3,381$2,838$2,373$1,175
17 years$4,415$3,695$3,077$2,550$2,104$988
18 years$4,127$3,415$2,809$2,298$1,871$831
19 years$3,869$3,165$2,571$2,076$1,668$701
20 years$3,637$2,941$2,360$1,880$1,490$592
21 years$3,427$2,739$2,171$1,707$1,333$500
22 years$3,237$2,557$2,000$1,552$1,195$423
23 years$3,063$2,392$1,847$1,413$1,073$358
24 years$2,904$2,241$1,708$1,289$964$304
25 years$2,759$2,103$1,582$1,177$868$257
26 years$2,624$1,976$1,467$1,076$781$218
27 years$2,500$1,860$1,363$985$705$185
28 years$2,385$1,753$1,267$903$636$157
29 years$2,278$1,653$1,179$828$574$133
30 years$2,178$1,561$1,098$760$519$113
31 years$2,085$1,476$1,024$698$469$96
32 years$1,998$1,397$955$641$424$82
33 years$1,916$1,323$892$590$384$69
34 years$1,840$1,254$833$543$348$59
35 years$1,767$1,189$779$499$315$50
36 years$1,699$1,129$729$460$285$43
37 years$1,635$1,072$682$424$259$36
38 years$1,575$1,019$639$391$234$31
39 years$1,517$969$598$360$213$26
40 years$1,463$922$561$332$193$22
41 years$1,411$877$526$306$175$19
42 years$1,362$835$493$283$159$16
43 years$1,316$796$463$261$144$14
44 years$1,271$759$435$241$131$12
45 years$1,229$724$408$223$119$10
46 years$1,189$690$383$206$108$8
47 years$1,150$659$360$190$98$7
48 years$1,113$629$338$176$89$6
49 years$1,078$600$318$162$81$5
50 years$1,045$574$299$150$73$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $1,070,000, adding $4,105 every year, while hoping to spend $50,631 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: 49/38/13 Blend
60$1,070,000$1,070,000$1,070,000$1,070,000
61$1,183,374$1,126,664$1,110,079$1,236,945
62$1,250,207$1,128,000$1,093,396$1,275,564
63$1,322,161$1,127,704$1,074,457$1,311,878
64$1,399,703$1,125,643$1,053,133$1,350,191
65$1,483,349$1,121,676$1,029,289$1,390,704
66$1,573,664$1,115,652$1,002,784$1,433,646
67$1,671,270$1,107,411$973,470$1,479,269
68$1,776,851$1,096,786$941,192$1,527,853
69$1,891,157$1,083,595$905,789$1,579,710
70$2,015,014$1,067,650$867,092$1,635,189
71$2,149,329$1,048,749$824,923$1,694,675
72$2,295,101$1,026,678$779,099$1,758,598
73$2,453,428$1,001,212$729,425$1,827,435
74$2,625,518$972,111$675,701$1,901,716
75$2,812,698$939,122$617,715$1,982,029
76$3,016,432$901,977$555,246$2,069,026
77$3,238,326$860,393$488,065$2,163,433
78$3,480,152$814,069$415,932$2,266,054
79$3,743,856$762,687$338,595$2,377,780
80$4,031,584$705,913$255,792$2,499,601
81$4,345,694$643,391$167,250$2,632,612
82$4,688,784$574,747$72,682$2,778,029
83$5,063,715$499,584$0$2,937,197
84$5,473,633$417,483$0$3,115,525
85$5,922,006$328,001$0$3,321,762
86$6,412,649$230,673$0$3,547,690
87$6,949,766$125,003$0$3,795,381
88$7,537,985$10,470$0$4,067,126
89$8,182,401$0$0$4,365,458
90$8,888,627$0$0$4,740,624
91$9,662,844$0$0$5,156,825
92$10,511,860$0$0$5,613,358
93$11,443,173$0$0$6,114,269
94$12,465,042$0$0$6,664,016
95$13,586,563$0$0$7,267,509
96$14,817,757$0$0$7,930,157
97$16,169,662$0$0$8,657,918
98$17,654,436$0$0$9,457,355
99$19,285,475$0$0$10,335,699
100$21,077,534$0$0$11,300,916