Can I retire at age 61 with 1,220,000?

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 $1,220,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.8%
1 years$100,746$99,849$98,974$98,119$97,285$96,550
2 years$49,874$48,946$48,045$47,173$46,326$45,585
3 years$32,919$31,987$31,089$30,224$29,391$28,668
4 years$24,443$23,513$22,625$21,775$20,962$20,261
5 years$19,359$18,435$17,558$16,725$15,935$15,258
6 years$15,971$15,053$14,189$13,375$12,609$11,958
7 years$13,552$12,642$11,791$10,996$10,254$9,629
8 years$11,738$10,836$10,000$9,225$8,507$7,907
9 years$10,328$9,435$8,613$7,857$7,164$6,590
10 years$9,201$8,317$7,509$6,773$6,104$5,555
11 years$8,279$7,404$6,611$5,895$5,250$4,726
12 years$7,512$6,645$5,867$5,170$4,549$4,050
13 years$6,863$6,005$5,242$4,565$3,967$3,491
14 years$6,307$5,459$4,710$4,052$3,478$3,025
15 years$5,826$4,987$4,252$3,614$3,062$2,632
16 years$5,405$4,575$3,855$3,236$2,706$2,298
17 years$5,034$4,213$3,508$2,907$2,399$2,013
18 years$4,705$3,893$3,202$2,620$2,133$1,767
19 years$4,411$3,608$2,932$2,367$1,902$1,555
20 years$4,146$3,353$2,691$2,144$1,699$1,371
21 years$3,907$3,123$2,475$1,946$1,520$1,211
22 years$3,690$2,915$2,281$1,769$1,362$1,071
23 years$3,493$2,727$2,106$1,611$1,223$949
24 years$3,312$2,555$1,948$1,470$1,099$841
25 years$3,145$2,398$1,804$1,342$989$747
26 years$2,992$2,253$1,673$1,227$891$663
27 years$2,850$2,121$1,554$1,123$803$590
28 years$2,719$1,998$1,444$1,029$725$525
29 years$2,597$1,885$1,344$944$655$467
30 years$2,483$1,780$1,252$866$591$416
31 years$2,377$1,683$1,167$795$535$371
32 years$2,278$1,592$1,089$731$484$330
33 years$2,185$1,508$1,017$672$438$295
34 years$2,097$1,429$950$619$396$263
35 years$2,015$1,356$888$569$359$234
36 years$1,938$1,287$831$524$325$209
37 years$1,864$1,222$778$483$295$187
38 years$1,795$1,161$728$445$267$167
39 years$1,730$1,104$682$411$242$149
40 years$1,668$1,051$640$379$220$133
41 years$1,609$1,000$600$349$199$119
42 years$1,553$953$563$323$181$106
43 years$1,500$908$528$298$164$95
44 years$1,450$865$495$275$149$85
45 years$1,401$825$465$254$135$76
46 years$1,355$787$437$234$123$68
47 years$1,312$751$411$217$112$61
48 years$1,270$717$386$200$101$54
49 years$1,230$685$363$185$92$48
50 years$1,191$654$341$171$84$43

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $1,220,000, adding $5,129 every year, while hoping to spend $42,657 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: 60/35/5 Blend
60$1,220,000$1,220,000$1,220,000$1,220,000
61$1,349,731$1,285,071$1,266,161$1,429,261
62$1,442,016$1,302,652$1,263,190$1,500,637
63$1,542,286$1,319,666$1,258,691$1,573,064
64$1,651,308$1,336,038$1,252,566$1,650,962
65$1,769,929$1,351,692$1,244,714$1,734,857
66$1,899,080$1,366,544$1,235,031$1,825,330
67$2,039,786$1,380,504$1,223,405$1,923,020
68$2,193,175$1,393,480$1,209,719$2,028,631
69$2,360,488$1,405,369$1,193,853$2,142,941
70$2,543,090$1,416,064$1,175,680$2,266,807
71$2,742,485$1,425,451$1,155,065$2,401,175
72$2,960,328$1,433,408$1,131,869$2,547,087
73$3,198,442$1,439,805$1,105,947$2,705,693
74$3,458,832$1,444,505$1,077,146$2,878,261
75$3,743,708$1,447,361$1,045,306$3,066,190
76$4,055,502$1,448,217$1,010,259$3,271,023
77$4,396,892$1,446,908$971,831$3,494,460
78$4,770,827$1,443,259$929,839$3,738,378
79$5,180,555$1,437,082$884,093$4,004,846
80$5,629,653$1,428,181$834,391$4,296,147
81$6,122,060$1,416,344$780,526$4,614,798
82$6,662,116$1,401,351$722,279$4,963,574
83$7,254,599$1,382,964$659,423$5,345,538
84$7,904,773$1,360,935$591,719$5,764,066
85$8,618,436$1,334,997$518,918$6,222,881
86$9,401,976$1,304,871$440,760$6,726,091
87$10,262,426$1,270,259$356,975$7,278,225
88$11,207,539$1,230,846$267,279$7,884,276
89$12,245,851$1,186,300$171,375$8,549,754
90$13,386,767$1,136,269$68,956$9,280,731
91$14,640,650$1,080,379$0$10,083,905
92$16,018,915$1,018,236$0$10,968,815
93$17,534,138$949,423$0$11,945,518
94$19,200,174$873,499$0$13,019,332
95$21,032,289$789,997$0$14,200,178
96$23,047,301$698,426$0$15,498,996
97$25,263,740$598,263$0$16,927,847
98$27,702,023$488,960$0$18,500,029
99$30,384,645$369,934$0$20,230,202
100$33,336,390$240,572$0$22,134,528