Can I retire at age 61 with 1,530,000?

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 $1,530,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$126,346$125,221$124,123$123,051$122,004$120,082
2 years$62,548$61,383$60,254$59,159$58,097$56,166
3 years$41,284$40,114$38,988$37,904$36,859$34,978
4 years$30,655$29,488$28,373$27,308$26,288$24,473
5 years$24,278$23,119$22,019$20,975$19,984$18,239
6 years$20,029$18,878$17,795$16,774$15,813$14,140
7 years$16,995$15,854$14,787$13,791$12,860$11,260
8 years$14,721$13,590$12,541$11,569$10,669$9,141
9 years$12,952$11,832$10,801$9,854$8,984$7,529
10 years$11,539$10,430$9,417$8,494$7,655$6,271
11 years$10,383$9,285$8,291$7,392$6,584$5,268
12 years$9,420$8,334$7,358$6,484$5,705$4,458
13 years$8,606$7,531$6,574$5,725$4,975$3,793
14 years$7,910$6,846$5,906$5,082$4,361$3,243
15 years$7,306$6,254$5,333$4,532$3,840$2,784
16 years$6,778$5,738$4,835$4,058$3,394$2,398
17 years$6,313$5,284$4,399$3,646$3,009$2,070
18 years$5,901$4,883$4,016$3,286$2,676$1,792
19 years$5,532$4,525$3,677$2,969$2,385$1,555
20 years$5,200$4,205$3,374$2,689$2,130$1,351
21 years$4,900$3,917$3,104$2,440$1,906$1,175
22 years$4,628$3,656$2,860$2,219$1,709$1,024
23 years$4,380$3,420$2,641$2,021$1,534$893
24 years$4,153$3,204$2,443$1,843$1,379$780
25 years$3,945$3,007$2,262$1,683$1,241$681
26 years$3,752$2,826$2,098$1,539$1,117$596
27 years$3,575$2,660$1,948$1,409$1,007$521
28 years$3,410$2,506$1,811$1,291$909$456
29 years$3,257$2,364$1,686$1,184$821$400
30 years$3,114$2,233$1,570$1,086$742$350
31 years$2,981$2,111$1,464$998$671$307
32 years$2,857$1,997$1,366$917$607$269
33 years$2,740$1,891$1,275$843$549$236
34 years$2,630$1,793$1,191$776$497$207
35 years$2,527$1,700$1,114$714$450$182
36 years$2,430$1,614$1,042$658$408$159
37 years$2,338$1,533$975$606$370$140
38 years$2,252$1,457$913$559$335$123
39 years$2,170$1,385$856$515$304$108
40 years$2,092$1,318$802$475$276$95
41 years$2,018$1,254$752$438$250$83
42 years$1,948$1,195$705$404$227$73
43 years$1,881$1,138$662$373$206$64
44 years$1,818$1,085$621$345$187$56
45 years$1,757$1,035$583$318$170$49
46 years$1,700$987$548$294$154$43
47 years$1,645$942$515$272$140$38
48 years$1,592$899$484$251$127$34
49 years$1,542$859$455$232$115$29
50 years$1,494$820$428$214$105$26

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $1,530,000, adding $4,091 every year, while hoping to spend $43,095 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: 54/26/20 Blend
60$1,530,000$1,530,000$1,530,000$1,530,000
61$1,690,280$1,609,190$1,585,475$1,772,145
62$1,816,836$1,642,187$1,592,736$1,861,688
63$1,954,856$1,675,358$1,598,795$1,954,228
64$2,105,464$1,708,663$1,603,568$2,054,033
65$2,269,898$1,742,064$1,606,963$2,161,811
66$2,449,518$1,775,516$1,608,888$2,278,339
67$2,645,825$1,808,972$1,609,241$2,404,477
68$2,860,469$1,842,381$1,607,920$2,541,172
69$3,095,266$1,875,687$1,604,815$2,689,466
70$3,352,218$1,908,831$1,599,811$2,850,513
71$3,633,528$1,941,747$1,592,789$3,025,579
72$3,941,622$1,974,367$1,583,622$3,216,064
73$4,279,173$2,006,616$1,572,178$3,423,510
74$4,649,121$2,038,414$1,558,319$3,649,618
75$5,054,710$2,069,674$1,541,901$3,896,264
76$5,499,506$2,100,304$1,522,770$4,165,514
77$5,987,442$2,130,205$1,500,770$4,459,649
78$6,522,848$2,159,272$1,475,732$4,781,182
79$7,110,492$2,187,390$1,447,483$5,132,884
80$7,755,629$2,214,439$1,415,841$5,517,812
81$8,464,046$2,240,289$1,380,614$5,939,334
82$9,242,118$2,264,803$1,341,604$6,401,165
83$10,096,867$2,287,831$1,298,601$6,907,402
84$11,036,031$2,309,218$1,251,387$7,462,559
85$12,068,131$2,328,795$1,199,734$8,071,617
86$13,202,559$2,346,384$1,143,403$8,740,066
87$14,449,657$2,361,794$1,082,144$9,473,956
88$15,820,823$2,374,824$1,015,697$10,279,963
89$17,328,614$2,385,256$943,789$11,165,442
90$18,986,861$2,392,863$866,135$12,138,504
91$20,810,808$2,397,400$782,438$13,208,092
92$22,817,248$2,398,610$692,387$14,384,065
93$25,024,682$2,396,216$595,656$15,677,290
94$27,453,496$2,389,928$491,907$17,099,751
95$30,126,153$2,379,434$380,787$18,664,655
96$33,067,401$2,364,407$261,924$20,386,565
97$36,304,511$2,344,498$134,933$22,281,535
98$39,867,529$2,319,337$0$24,367,259
99$43,789,564$2,288,531$0$26,663,374
100$48,107,096$2,251,666$0$29,221,995