Can I retire at age 61 with 1,550,000?

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 $1,550,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.5%
1 years$127,998$126,857$125,745$124,659$123,599$120,808
2 years$63,365$62,185$61,041$59,932$58,857$56,059
3 years$41,824$40,639$39,498$38,399$37,341$34,625
4 years$31,055$29,874$28,744$27,664$26,632$24,018
5 years$24,596$23,421$22,307$21,249$20,245$17,741
6 years$20,291$19,125$18,027$16,993$16,019$13,628
7 years$17,217$16,061$14,981$13,971$13,028$10,749
8 years$14,913$13,768$12,705$11,720$10,808$8,641
9 years$13,122$11,987$10,943$9,983$9,102$7,045
10 years$11,690$10,566$9,540$8,605$7,755$5,806
11 years$10,519$9,406$8,399$7,489$6,670$4,826
12 years$9,543$8,443$7,454$6,569$5,780$4,039
13 years$8,719$7,630$6,659$5,799$5,040$3,399
14 years$8,013$6,935$5,984$5,148$4,418$2,872
15 years$7,402$6,335$5,402$4,591$3,890$2,437
16 years$6,867$5,813$4,898$4,111$3,438$2,074
17 years$6,396$5,353$4,457$3,694$3,048$1,769
18 years$5,978$4,947$4,069$3,329$2,711$1,512
19 years$5,604$4,584$3,725$3,008$2,416$1,295
20 years$5,268$4,260$3,418$2,724$2,158$1,111
21 years$4,964$3,968$3,144$2,472$1,931$955
22 years$4,689$3,704$2,898$2,248$1,731$821
23 years$4,437$3,464$2,676$2,047$1,554$707
24 years$4,207$3,246$2,475$1,867$1,397$609
25 years$3,996$3,046$2,292$1,705$1,257$525
26 years$3,801$2,863$2,126$1,559$1,132$453
27 years$3,621$2,694$1,974$1,427$1,021$391
28 years$3,455$2,539$1,835$1,308$921$337
29 years$3,300$2,395$1,708$1,199$832$291
30 years$3,155$2,262$1,591$1,100$751$252
31 years$3,020$2,138$1,483$1,011$679$217
32 years$2,894$2,023$1,383$929$615$188
33 years$2,776$1,916$1,292$854$556$163
34 years$2,665$1,816$1,207$786$504$141
35 years$2,560$1,722$1,128$723$456$122
36 years$2,462$1,635$1,056$666$413$105
37 years$2,369$1,553$988$614$374$91
38 years$2,281$1,476$925$566$340$79
39 years$2,198$1,403$867$522$308$68
40 years$2,119$1,335$813$481$279$59
41 years$2,044$1,271$762$444$253$51
42 years$1,973$1,210$715$410$230$44
43 years$1,906$1,153$671$378$209$38
44 years$1,842$1,099$629$349$189$33
45 years$1,780$1,048$591$323$172$29
46 years$1,722$1,000$555$298$156$25
47 years$1,666$954$522$275$142$21
48 years$1,613$911$490$254$129$19
49 years$1,562$870$461$235$117$16
50 years$1,513$831$433$217$106$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $1,550,000, adding $5,351 every year, while hoping to spend $31,584 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: 39/41/20 Blend
60$1,550,000$1,550,000$1,550,000$1,550,000
61$1,713,620$1,631,470$1,607,445$1,770,050
62$1,854,804$1,677,806$1,627,689$1,857,446
63$2,009,330$1,725,355$1,647,553$1,948,485
64$2,178,526$1,774,142$1,666,990$2,046,275
65$2,363,854$1,824,193$1,685,952$2,151,446
66$2,566,923$1,875,535$1,704,388$2,264,691
67$2,789,507$1,928,194$1,722,243$2,386,771
68$3,033,559$1,982,197$1,739,460$2,518,527
69$3,301,228$2,037,572$1,755,979$2,660,882
70$3,594,885$2,094,344$1,771,735$2,814,851
71$3,917,138$2,152,542$1,786,664$2,981,555
72$4,270,862$2,212,192$1,800,692$3,162,226
73$4,659,222$2,273,322$1,813,747$3,358,222
74$5,085,706$2,335,957$1,825,751$3,571,035
75$5,554,155$2,400,127$1,836,621$3,802,313
76$6,068,802$2,465,856$1,846,271$4,053,867
77$6,634,308$2,533,172$1,854,610$4,327,695
78$7,255,811$2,602,100$1,861,542$4,625,995
79$7,938,968$2,672,668$1,866,969$4,951,190
80$8,690,014$2,744,900$1,870,783$5,305,949
81$9,515,817$2,818,821$1,872,876$5,693,211
82$10,423,943$2,894,456$1,873,130$6,116,215
83$11,422,730$2,971,829$1,871,424$6,578,529
84$12,521,363$3,050,963$1,867,631$7,084,085
85$13,729,962$3,131,880$1,861,617$7,637,215
86$15,059,677$3,214,602$1,853,241$8,242,690
87$16,522,796$3,299,148$1,842,355$8,905,770
88$18,132,854$3,385,539$1,828,807$9,632,250
89$19,904,767$3,473,793$1,812,434$10,428,513
90$21,854,969$3,563,925$1,793,067$11,301,595
91$24,001,570$3,655,951$1,770,528$12,259,250
92$26,364,522$3,749,884$1,744,633$13,310,020
93$28,965,810$3,845,736$1,715,185$14,463,318
94$31,829,662$3,943,516$1,681,983$15,729,520
95$34,982,770$4,043,231$1,644,812$17,120,057
96$38,454,550$4,144,887$1,603,451$18,647,526
97$42,277,413$4,248,485$1,557,665$20,325,811
98$46,487,074$4,354,025$1,507,211$22,170,210
99$51,122,887$4,461,504$1,451,834$24,197,584
100$56,228,218$4,570,914$1,391,267$26,426,512