Can I retire at age 61 with 1,840,000?

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 $1,840,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$151,945$150,592$149,272$147,983$146,724$141,687
2 years$75,221$73,820$72,462$71,146$69,869$64,846
3 years$49,649$48,242$46,888$45,584$44,328$39,476
4 years$36,866$35,463$34,122$32,840$31,615$26,971
5 years$29,198$27,803$26,480$25,225$24,033$19,611
6 years$24,087$22,704$21,400$20,172$19,017$14,818
7 years$20,438$19,066$17,783$16,585$15,466$11,491
8 years$17,703$16,343$15,082$13,913$12,830$9,076
9 years$15,577$14,230$12,990$11,850$10,805$7,266
10 years$13,877$12,543$11,325$10,215$9,206$5,877
11 years$12,487$11,166$9,970$8,890$7,918$4,792
12 years$11,329$10,022$8,848$7,798$6,861$3,932
13 years$10,350$9,057$7,905$6,884$5,983$3,242
14 years$9,512$8,233$7,103$6,111$5,245$2,684
15 years$8,786$7,521$6,413$5,450$4,618$2,229
16 years$8,152$6,900$5,814$4,880$4,081$1,857
17 years$7,593$6,355$5,291$4,385$3,619$1,550
18 years$7,096$5,872$4,830$3,951$3,218$1,296
19 years$6,652$5,442$4,422$3,570$2,868$1,085
20 years$6,254$5,057$4,058$3,234$2,562$910
21 years$5,893$4,711$3,732$2,935$2,292$764
22 years$5,566$4,397$3,440$2,668$2,055$642
23 years$5,268$4,113$3,176$2,430$1,845$539
24 years$4,995$3,853$2,938$2,216$1,658$454
25 years$4,744$3,616$2,721$2,024$1,492$382
26 years$4,513$3,398$2,523$1,851$1,344$321
27 years$4,299$3,198$2,343$1,694$1,212$271
28 years$4,101$3,014$2,178$1,552$1,093$228
29 years$3,917$2,843$2,027$1,423$987$192
30 years$3,745$2,685$1,888$1,306$892$162
31 years$3,585$2,538$1,760$1,200$806$137
32 years$3,436$2,402$1,642$1,103$729$115
33 years$3,295$2,274$1,533$1,014$660$97
34 years$3,163$2,156$1,433$933$598$82
35 years$3,039$2,045$1,340$859$541$69
36 years$2,922$1,941$1,253$791$491$58
37 years$2,812$1,843$1,173$729$445$49
38 years$2,708$1,752$1,098$672$403$41
39 years$2,609$1,666$1,029$619$365$35
40 years$2,516$1,585$965$571$332$30
41 years$2,427$1,509$904$527$301$25
42 years$2,343$1,437$848$486$273$21
43 years$2,262$1,369$796$449$248$18
44 years$2,186$1,305$747$415$225$15
45 years$2,114$1,244$702$383$204$13
46 years$2,044$1,187$659$354$185$11
47 years$1,978$1,133$619$327$168$9
48 years$1,915$1,081$582$302$153$8
49 years$1,854$1,033$547$279$139$6
50 years$1,796$986$514$258$126$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $1,840,000, adding $4,249 every year, while hoping to spend $22,647 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: 83/8/9 Blend
60$1,840,000$1,840,000$1,840,000$1,840,000
61$2,032,063$1,934,543$1,906,023$2,197,881
62$2,215,237$2,005,239$1,945,778$2,377,662
63$2,416,336$2,078,641$1,986,107$2,571,580
64$2,637,164$2,154,856$2,027,003$2,783,834
65$2,879,709$2,233,998$2,068,462$3,016,252
66$3,146,160$2,316,185$2,110,476$3,270,846
67$3,438,931$2,401,540$2,153,039$3,549,832
68$3,760,677$2,490,191$2,196,142$3,855,650
69$4,114,327$2,582,272$2,239,774$4,190,990
70$4,503,107$2,677,921$2,283,924$4,558,811
71$4,930,569$2,777,285$2,328,581$4,962,375
72$5,400,629$2,880,513$2,373,731$5,405,274
73$5,917,600$2,987,766$2,419,357$5,891,467
74$6,486,235$3,099,205$2,465,445$6,425,311
75$7,111,769$3,215,005$2,511,976$7,011,608
76$7,799,971$3,335,342$2,558,929$7,655,650
77$8,557,199$3,460,404$2,606,283$8,363,263
78$9,390,455$3,590,385$2,654,016$9,140,867
79$10,307,456$3,725,489$2,702,100$9,995,536
80$11,316,706$3,865,927$2,750,510$10,935,063
81$12,427,572$4,011,920$2,799,214$11,968,031
82$13,650,379$4,163,699$2,848,182$13,103,901
83$14,996,501$4,321,503$2,897,379$14,353,093
84$16,478,471$4,485,583$2,946,768$15,727,088
85$18,110,100$4,656,202$2,996,310$17,238,539
86$19,906,606$4,833,633$3,045,963$18,901,381
87$21,884,759$5,018,159$3,095,681$20,730,975
88$24,063,035$5,210,079$3,145,417$22,744,239
89$26,461,795$5,409,704$3,195,119$24,959,820
90$29,103,474$5,617,356$3,244,732$27,398,261
91$32,012,797$5,833,374$3,294,199$30,082,197
92$35,217,004$6,058,112$3,343,456$33,036,570
93$38,746,116$6,291,937$3,392,440$36,288,862
94$42,633,212$6,535,234$3,441,079$39,869,357
95$46,914,744$6,788,405$3,489,300$43,811,422
96$51,630,881$7,051,869$3,537,023$48,151,826
97$56,825,884$7,326,064$3,584,167$52,931,083
98$62,548,531$7,611,448$3,630,643$58,193,837
99$68,852,569$7,908,496$3,676,358$63,989,281
100$75,797,227$8,217,709$3,721,212$70,371,623