Can I retire at age 61 with 1,430,000?

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 $1,430,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.7%
1 years$118,088$117,036$116,010$115,008$114,030$113,217
2 years$58,459$57,371$56,316$55,292$54,300$53,480
3 years$38,586$37,492$36,440$35,426$34,450$33,648
4 years$28,651$27,561$26,519$25,523$24,570$23,793
5 years$22,692$21,608$20,580$19,604$18,678$17,928
6 years$18,720$17,645$16,631$15,677$14,779$14,057
7 years$15,884$14,818$13,821$12,889$12,019$11,326
8 years$13,758$12,702$11,721$10,812$9,971$9,306
9 years$12,106$11,059$10,095$9,210$8,397$7,760
10 years$10,785$9,748$8,801$7,939$7,155$6,546
11 years$9,704$8,678$7,749$6,909$6,153$5,572
12 years$8,805$7,789$6,877$6,060$5,332$4,778
13 years$8,044$7,039$6,144$5,350$4,650$4,121
14 years$7,393$6,398$5,520$4,749$4,076$3,573
15 years$6,828$5,845$4,984$4,236$3,589$3,111
16 years$6,335$5,363$4,519$3,793$3,172$2,718
17 years$5,901$4,939$4,112$3,408$2,812$2,382
18 years$5,515$4,564$3,754$3,071$2,501$2,093
19 years$5,170$4,230$3,436$2,775$2,229$1,844
20 years$4,860$3,930$3,154$2,513$1,991$1,627
21 years$4,580$3,661$2,901$2,281$1,782$1,438
22 years$4,326$3,417$2,674$2,074$1,597$1,273
23 years$4,094$3,196$2,469$1,889$1,434$1,128
24 years$3,882$2,995$2,283$1,723$1,289$1,001
25 years$3,687$2,810$2,114$1,573$1,159$889
26 years$3,507$2,641$1,961$1,438$1,044$790
27 years$3,341$2,486$1,821$1,317$942$703
28 years$3,187$2,342$1,693$1,206$850$626
29 years$3,044$2,210$1,575$1,106$767$558
30 years$2,911$2,087$1,467$1,015$693$497
31 years$2,786$1,973$1,368$932$627$443
32 years$2,670$1,867$1,276$857$567$396
33 years$2,561$1,768$1,192$788$513$353
34 years$2,458$1,675$1,114$725$465$315
35 years$2,362$1,589$1,041$667$421$281
36 years$2,271$1,508$974$615$381$251
37 years$2,185$1,432$912$566$346$225
38 years$2,104$1,361$854$522$313$201
39 years$2,028$1,295$800$481$284$179
40 years$1,955$1,232$750$444$258$160
41 years$1,886$1,172$703$410$234$143
42 years$1,821$1,117$659$378$212$128
43 years$1,758$1,064$619$349$192$115
44 years$1,699$1,014$581$322$175$103
45 years$1,643$967$545$298$159$92
46 years$1,589$922$512$275$144$82
47 years$1,537$880$481$254$131$73
48 years$1,488$840$452$235$119$66
49 years$1,441$803$425$217$108$59
50 years$1,396$767$400$200$98$53

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $1,430,000, adding $4,272 every year, while hoping to spend $53,152 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: 55/19/26 Blend
60$1,430,000$1,430,000$1,430,000$1,430,000
61$1,580,267$1,504,477$1,482,312$1,655,642
62$1,684,900$1,521,643$1,475,416$1,725,147
63$1,798,426$1,537,868$1,466,507$1,794,927
64$1,921,693$1,553,052$1,455,463$1,869,834
65$2,055,638$1,567,083$1,442,153$1,950,379
66$2,201,290$1,579,848$1,426,443$2,037,126
67$2,359,782$1,591,221$1,408,189$2,130,699
68$2,532,360$1,601,071$1,387,243$2,231,788
69$2,720,395$1,609,257$1,363,450$2,341,153
70$2,925,396$1,615,632$1,336,647$2,459,637
71$3,149,024$1,620,036$1,306,663$2,588,168
72$3,393,108$1,622,301$1,273,319$2,727,773
73$3,659,659$1,622,247$1,236,429$2,879,586
74$3,950,892$1,619,685$1,195,797$3,044,859
75$4,269,246$1,614,413$1,151,220$3,224,977
76$4,617,407$1,606,217$1,102,483$3,421,465
77$4,998,330$1,594,869$1,049,364$3,636,010
78$5,415,270$1,580,128$991,628$3,870,476
79$5,871,812$1,561,739$929,032$4,126,918
80$6,371,903$1,539,431$861,321$4,407,606
81$6,919,891$1,512,916$788,229$4,715,046
82$7,520,562$1,481,891$709,476$5,052,006
83$8,179,188$1,446,033$624,773$5,421,538
84$8,901,578$1,405,001$533,816$5,827,012
85$9,694,127$1,358,435$436,287$6,272,149
86$10,563,881$1,305,951$331,855$6,761,054
87$11,518,599$1,247,145$220,175$7,298,256
88$12,566,831$1,181,590$100,885$7,888,756
89$13,717,992$1,108,832$0$8,538,069
90$14,982,457$1,028,394$0$9,259,611
91$16,371,651$939,769$0$10,083,112
92$17,898,164$842,422$0$10,988,077
93$19,575,864$735,789$0$11,982,799
94$21,420,031$619,271$0$13,076,419
95$23,447,497$492,237$0$14,279,011
96$25,676,806$354,022$0$15,601,684
97$28,128,392$203,921$0$17,056,678
98$30,824,765$41,190$0$18,657,489
99$33,790,727$0$0$20,418,993
100$37,053,605$0$0$22,385,801