Can I retire at age 61 with 1,760,000?

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:
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 $1,760,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18%
1 years$145,339$144,045$142,781$141,549$140,345$135,798
2 years$71,950$70,610$69,311$68,052$66,831$62,293
3 years$47,490$46,144$44,849$43,602$42,400$38,013
4 years$35,263$33,921$32,639$31,413$30,240$26,038
5 years$27,928$26,595$25,329$24,128$22,988$18,982
6 years$23,040$21,716$20,470$19,295$18,190$14,382
7 years$19,550$18,237$17,010$15,864$14,793$11,185
8 years$16,933$15,633$14,426$13,308$12,272$8,860
9 years$14,900$13,611$12,425$11,335$10,335$7,115
10 years$13,273$11,998$10,833$9,771$8,806$5,773
11 years$11,944$10,681$9,537$8,504$7,573$4,723
12 years$10,836$9,586$8,464$7,459$6,563$3,888
13 years$9,900$8,663$7,562$6,585$5,723$3,217
14 years$9,099$7,875$6,794$5,846$5,017$2,672
15 years$8,404$7,194$6,134$5,213$4,417$2,227
16 years$7,797$6,600$5,562$4,668$3,904$1,862
17 years$7,263$6,078$5,061$4,194$3,461$1,560
18 years$6,788$5,617$4,620$3,780$3,078$1,309
19 years$6,363$5,206$4,229$3,415$2,743$1,100
20 years$5,982$4,837$3,881$3,093$2,450$926
21 years$5,637$4,506$3,570$2,807$2,193$780
22 years$5,324$4,206$3,290$2,552$1,966$658
23 years$5,039$3,934$3,038$2,325$1,764$555
24 years$4,777$3,686$2,810$2,120$1,586$469
25 years$4,538$3,459$2,602$1,936$1,427$396
26 years$4,316$3,251$2,414$1,770$1,285$335
27 years$4,112$3,059$2,241$1,620$1,159$283
28 years$3,923$2,883$2,084$1,485$1,046$240
29 years$3,747$2,720$1,939$1,361$944$203
30 years$3,583$2,568$1,806$1,250$853$172
31 years$3,429$2,428$1,684$1,148$771$145
32 years$3,286$2,297$1,571$1,055$698$123
33 years$3,152$2,176$1,467$970$631$104
34 years$3,026$2,062$1,370$892$572$88
35 years$2,907$1,956$1,281$821$518$75
36 years$2,795$1,856$1,199$757$469$63
37 years$2,690$1,763$1,122$697$425$54
38 years$2,590$1,676$1,051$642$386$45
39 years$2,496$1,593$984$592$350$38
40 years$2,406$1,516$923$546$317$33
41 years$2,321$1,443$865$504$288$28
42 years$2,241$1,374$811$465$261$23
43 years$2,164$1,309$761$429$237$20
44 years$2,091$1,248$715$397$215$17
45 years$2,022$1,190$671$366$195$14
46 years$1,955$1,135$630$338$177$12
47 years$1,892$1,083$592$313$161$10
48 years$1,832$1,034$557$289$146$9
49 years$1,774$988$523$267$133$7
50 years$1,718$944$492$247$121$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $1,760,000, adding $2,928 every year, while hoping to spend $52,976 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: 81/7/12 Blend
60$1,760,000$1,760,000$1,760,000$1,760,000
61$1,942,540$1,849,260$1,821,980$2,095,431
62$2,084,313$1,883,508$1,826,651$2,230,424
63$2,238,772$1,917,658$1,829,702$2,371,342
64$2,407,153$1,951,650$1,831,024$2,524,468
65$2,590,821$1,985,419$1,830,501$2,690,998
66$2,791,274$2,018,894$1,828,012$2,872,251
67$3,010,163$2,051,999$1,823,429$3,069,680
68$3,249,305$2,084,652$1,816,620$3,284,883
69$3,510,701$2,116,767$1,807,444$3,519,623
70$3,796,554$2,148,250$1,795,754$3,775,842
71$4,109,288$2,179,000$1,781,397$4,055,677
72$4,451,573$2,208,909$1,764,212$4,361,484
73$4,826,351$2,237,863$1,744,031$4,695,859
74$5,236,859$2,265,738$1,720,676$5,061,662
75$5,686,662$2,292,403$1,693,962$5,462,042
76$6,179,688$2,317,717$1,663,696$5,900,472
77$6,720,261$2,341,531$1,629,675$6,380,775
78$7,313,146$2,363,684$1,591,688$6,907,166
79$7,963,589$2,384,006$1,549,511$7,484,288
80$8,677,369$2,402,316$1,502,914$8,117,259
81$9,460,852$2,418,421$1,451,652$8,811,716
82$10,321,048$2,432,113$1,395,472$9,573,871
83$11,265,684$2,443,175$1,334,109$10,410,571
84$12,303,267$2,451,374$1,267,285$11,329,360
85$13,443,170$2,456,462$1,194,709$12,338,549
86$14,695,721$2,458,175$1,116,079$13,447,301
87$16,072,293$2,456,235$1,031,077$14,665,710
88$17,585,421$2,450,345$939,372$16,004,900
89$19,248,912$2,440,189$840,618$17,477,129
90$21,077,976$2,425,433$734,454$19,095,908
91$23,089,373$2,405,723$620,502$20,876,123
92$25,301,569$2,380,683$498,369$22,834,181
93$27,734,906$2,349,914$367,642$24,988,160
94$30,411,801$2,312,994$227,891$27,357,984
95$33,356,948$2,269,474$78,669$29,965,611
96$36,597,559$2,218,881$0$32,835,236
97$40,163,616$2,160,712$0$36,003,842
98$44,088,154$2,094,436$0$39,501,918
99$48,407,571$2,019,489$0$43,351,829
100$53,161,976$1,935,277$0$47,589,332