Can I retire at age 61 with 1,880,000?

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 $1,880,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.7%
1 years$155,249$153,866$152,517$151,200$149,914$145,231
2 years$76,856$75,424$74,037$72,692$71,388$66,712
3 years$50,728$49,291$47,907$46,575$45,291$40,769
4 years$37,667$36,234$34,864$33,554$32,302$27,967
5 years$29,832$28,408$27,056$25,773$24,556$20,421
6 years$24,611$23,197$21,865$20,611$19,430$15,498
7 years$20,883$19,481$18,170$16,945$15,802$12,073
8 years$18,088$16,699$15,410$14,215$13,109$9,581
9 years$15,915$14,539$13,272$12,108$11,040$7,708
10 years$14,178$12,816$11,571$10,437$9,406$6,266
11 years$12,758$11,409$10,187$9,084$8,090$5,136
12 years$11,575$10,240$9,041$7,967$7,010$4,236
13 years$10,575$9,254$8,077$7,034$6,113$3,512
14 years$9,719$8,412$7,257$6,244$5,359$2,924
15 years$8,977$7,684$6,553$5,569$4,718$2,442
16 years$8,329$7,050$5,941$4,986$4,170$2,046
17 years$7,758$6,493$5,406$4,480$3,697$1,718
18 years$7,250$6,000$4,935$4,037$3,288$1,445
19 years$6,797$5,560$4,518$3,648$2,930$1,217
20 years$6,390$5,167$4,146$3,304$2,617$1,027
21 years$6,021$4,813$3,814$2,999$2,342$867
22 years$5,687$4,493$3,515$2,726$2,100$733
23 years$5,382$4,202$3,245$2,483$1,885$620
24 years$5,103$3,937$3,001$2,265$1,694$525
25 years$4,847$3,695$2,780$2,068$1,524$445
26 years$4,611$3,472$2,578$1,891$1,373$377
27 years$4,392$3,268$2,394$1,731$1,238$319
28 years$4,190$3,079$2,226$1,586$1,117$271
29 years$4,002$2,905$2,071$1,454$1,009$230
30 years$3,827$2,743$1,929$1,335$911$195
31 years$3,663$2,593$1,799$1,226$824$165
32 years$3,510$2,454$1,678$1,127$745$140
33 years$3,367$2,324$1,567$1,036$675$119
34 years$3,232$2,203$1,464$953$611$101
35 years$3,105$2,089$1,369$877$553$86
36 years$2,986$1,983$1,280$808$501$73
37 years$2,873$1,883$1,198$745$454$62
38 years$2,767$1,790$1,122$686$412$53
39 years$2,666$1,702$1,051$633$373$45
40 years$2,570$1,619$985$584$339$38
41 years$2,480$1,541$924$538$307$32
42 years$2,394$1,468$867$497$279$27
43 years$2,312$1,399$813$459$253$23
44 years$2,234$1,333$764$424$230$20
45 years$2,159$1,271$717$391$209$17
46 years$2,089$1,213$673$361$189$14
47 years$2,021$1,157$633$334$172$12
48 years$1,956$1,105$594$308$156$10
49 years$1,895$1,055$559$285$142$9
50 years$1,836$1,008$525$264$129$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $1,880,000, adding $4,824 every year, while hoping to spend $24,498 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: 89/5/6 Blend
60$1,880,000$1,880,000$1,880,000$1,880,000
61$2,076,736$1,977,096$1,947,956$2,260,839
62$2,262,497$2,047,908$1,987,147$2,452,130
63$2,466,385$2,121,369$2,026,829$2,658,492
64$2,690,223$2,197,582$2,066,995$2,884,596
65$2,936,018$2,276,656$2,107,632$3,132,418
66$3,205,984$2,358,704$2,148,729$3,404,132
67$3,502,556$2,443,843$2,190,273$3,702,134
68$3,828,420$2,532,194$2,232,251$4,029,064
69$4,186,533$2,623,886$2,274,645$4,387,826
70$4,580,154$2,719,050$2,317,440$4,781,624
71$5,012,871$2,817,826$2,360,616$5,213,983
72$5,488,641$2,920,356$2,404,153$5,688,788
73$6,011,819$3,026,790$2,448,029$6,210,321
74$6,587,206$3,137,284$2,492,220$6,783,295
75$7,220,092$3,252,002$2,536,700$7,412,905
76$7,916,303$3,371,112$2,581,441$8,104,874
77$8,682,260$3,494,791$2,626,414$8,865,506
78$9,525,038$3,623,222$2,671,586$9,701,747
79$10,452,430$3,756,599$2,716,922$10,621,250
80$11,473,025$3,895,119$2,762,386$11,632,446
81$12,596,286$4,038,992$2,807,938$12,744,626
82$13,832,639$4,188,435$2,853,536$13,968,023
83$15,193,574$4,343,674$2,899,135$15,313,916
84$16,691,749$4,504,944$2,944,687$16,794,729
85$18,341,113$4,672,493$2,990,140$18,424,154
86$20,157,037$4,846,575$3,035,440$20,217,275
87$22,156,457$5,027,460$3,080,530$22,190,714
88$24,358,035$5,215,424$3,125,347$24,362,786
89$26,782,335$5,410,761$3,169,826$26,753,669
90$29,452,017$5,613,771$3,213,899$29,385,601
91$32,392,049$5,824,773$3,257,491$32,283,083
92$35,629,947$6,044,095$3,300,525$35,473,112
93$39,196,028$6,272,082$3,342,920$38,985,438
94$43,123,702$6,509,093$3,384,587$42,852,842
95$47,449,783$6,755,503$3,425,434$47,111,444
96$52,214,840$7,011,702$3,465,365$51,801,048
97$57,463,576$7,278,097$3,504,277$56,965,513
98$63,245,252$7,555,115$3,542,062$62,653,169
99$69,614,151$7,843,199$3,578,604$68,917,273
100$76,630,091$8,142,813$3,613,784$75,816,509