Can I retire at age 61 with 1,300,000?

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:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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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 $1,300,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$107,353$106,397$105,464$104,553$103,664$100,628
2 years$53,145$52,155$51,196$50,266$49,364$46,330
3 years$35,078$34,084$33,127$32,206$31,318$28,381
4 years$26,046$25,055$24,108$23,202$22,337$19,519
5 years$20,629$19,644$18,709$17,822$16,980$14,289
6 years$17,018$16,041$15,120$14,252$13,436$10,875
7 years$14,440$13,471$12,564$11,718$10,927$8,495
8 years$12,508$11,547$10,656$9,830$9,065$6,762
9 years$11,005$10,054$9,178$8,373$7,634$5,456
10 years$9,804$8,862$8,001$7,217$6,504$4,450
11 years$8,822$7,889$7,044$6,281$5,594$3,659
12 years$8,004$7,081$6,252$5,509$4,848$3,028
13 years$7,313$6,399$5,585$4,864$4,227$2,519
14 years$6,720$5,817$5,018$4,318$3,706$2,104
15 years$6,208$5,314$4,531$3,851$3,263$1,764
16 years$5,759$4,875$4,108$3,448$2,884$1,483
17 years$5,364$4,490$3,738$3,098$2,557$1,250
18 years$5,014$4,149$3,412$2,792$2,273$1,055
19 years$4,700$3,845$3,124$2,523$2,026$892
20 years$4,418$3,573$2,867$2,285$1,810$756
21 years$4,164$3,328$2,637$2,074$1,620$641
22 years$3,932$3,107$2,430$1,885$1,452$544
23 years$3,722$2,906$2,244$1,717$1,303$462
24 years$3,529$2,722$2,075$1,566$1,171$392
25 years$3,352$2,555$1,922$1,430$1,054$334
26 years$3,188$2,401$1,783$1,308$949$284
27 years$3,037$2,260$1,655$1,197$856$242
28 years$2,897$2,129$1,539$1,097$772$206
29 years$2,767$2,009$1,432$1,006$697$175
30 years$2,646$1,897$1,334$923$630$149
31 years$2,533$1,793$1,244$848$570$127
32 years$2,427$1,697$1,160$779$515$108
33 years$2,328$1,607$1,083$716$466$92
34 years$2,235$1,523$1,012$659$422$79
35 years$2,147$1,445$946$607$382$67
36 years$2,065$1,371$885$559$347$57
37 years$1,987$1,302$829$515$314$49
38 years$1,913$1,238$776$475$285$42
39 years$1,843$1,177$727$438$258$36
40 years$1,777$1,120$681$404$234$30
41 years$1,715$1,066$639$372$212$26
42 years$1,655$1,015$599$344$193$22
43 years$1,598$967$562$317$175$19
44 years$1,545$922$528$293$159$16
45 years$1,493$879$496$271$144$14
46 years$1,444$839$466$250$131$12
47 years$1,398$800$437$231$119$10
48 years$1,353$764$411$213$108$9
49 years$1,310$730$386$197$98$7
50 years$1,269$697$363$182$89$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $1,300,000, adding $3,777 every year, while hoping to spend $27,661 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: 21/50/29 Blend
60$1,300,000$1,300,000$1,300,000$1,300,000
61$1,436,496$1,367,596$1,347,446$1,453,371
62$1,553,587$1,405,177$1,363,154$1,506,742
63$1,681,695$1,443,673$1,378,462$1,561,219
64$1,821,914$1,483,098$1,393,326$1,618,855
65$1,975,448$1,523,469$1,407,701$1,679,924
66$2,143,625$1,564,801$1,421,541$1,744,727
67$2,327,907$1,607,108$1,434,795$1,813,594
68$2,529,903$1,650,406$1,447,410$1,886,891
69$2,751,386$1,694,709$1,459,331$1,965,018
70$2,994,309$1,740,030$1,470,500$2,048,418
71$3,260,821$1,786,385$1,480,854$2,137,577
72$3,553,292$1,833,785$1,490,330$2,233,030
73$3,874,331$1,882,243$1,498,859$2,335,368
74$4,226,812$1,931,772$1,506,370$2,445,241
75$4,613,901$1,982,383$1,512,788$2,563,365
76$5,039,085$2,034,087$1,518,033$2,690,528
77$5,506,207$2,086,892$1,522,022$2,827,602
78$6,019,500$2,140,809$1,524,669$2,975,543
79$6,583,625$2,195,845$1,525,882$3,135,407
80$7,203,721$2,252,007$1,525,565$3,308,359
81$7,885,446$2,309,301$1,523,617$3,495,681
82$8,635,036$2,367,731$1,519,932$3,698,786
83$9,459,360$2,427,301$1,514,400$3,919,233
84$10,365,987$2,488,011$1,506,905$4,158,740
85$11,363,255$2,549,862$1,497,325$4,419,199
86$12,460,354$2,612,851$1,485,531$4,702,698
87$13,667,404$2,676,975$1,471,391$5,011,538
88$14,995,561$2,742,229$1,454,764$5,348,254
89$16,457,114$2,808,603$1,435,504$5,715,643
90$18,065,603$2,876,088$1,413,457$6,116,786
91$19,835,948$2,944,670$1,388,462$6,555,083
92$21,784,590$3,014,335$1,360,350$7,034,277
93$23,929,643$3,085,061$1,328,947$7,558,500
94$26,291,066$3,156,829$1,294,066$8,132,304
95$28,890,854$3,229,612$1,255,516$8,760,707
96$31,753,239$3,303,382$1,213,095$9,449,241
97$34,904,928$3,378,106$1,166,591$10,204,008
98$38,375,343$3,453,745$1,115,784$11,031,729
99$42,196,909$3,530,260$1,060,444$11,939,820
100$46,405,354$3,607,603$1,000,330$12,936,450