Can I retire at age 61 with 1,950,000?

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 $1,950,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19%
1 years$161,029$159,595$158,195$156,829$155,496$149,859
2 years$79,717$78,233$76,794$75,399$74,046$68,429
3 years$52,617$51,126$49,691$48,309$46,978$41,557
4 years$39,070$37,583$36,162$34,804$33,505$28,322
5 years$30,943$29,466$28,063$26,733$25,470$20,538
6 years$25,527$24,061$22,679$21,378$20,153$15,477
7 years$21,660$20,206$18,847$17,576$16,390$11,967
8 years$18,761$17,320$15,983$14,744$13,597$9,424
9 years$16,508$15,081$13,767$12,559$11,451$7,522
10 years$14,706$13,293$12,002$10,826$9,757$6,065
11 years$13,233$11,834$10,566$9,422$8,391$4,929
12 years$12,006$10,621$9,377$8,264$7,271$4,031
13 years$10,969$9,599$8,378$7,296$6,341$3,312
14 years$10,081$8,725$7,528$6,477$5,558$2,733
15 years$9,312$7,970$6,797$5,776$4,894$2,262
16 years$8,639$7,313$6,162$5,172$4,325$1,877
17 years$8,047$6,735$5,607$4,647$3,835$1,561
18 years$7,520$6,223$5,119$4,188$3,410$1,300
19 years$7,050$5,768$4,686$3,784$3,039$1,085
20 years$6,627$5,359$4,300$3,427$2,715$906
21 years$6,245$4,992$3,956$3,110$2,430$757
22 years$5,899$4,660$3,646$2,828$2,178$634
23 years$5,583$4,358$3,366$2,575$1,955$531
24 years$5,293$4,084$3,113$2,349$1,757$445
25 years$5,027$3,832$2,883$2,145$1,581$373
26 years$4,782$3,602$2,674$1,961$1,424$313
27 years$4,556$3,390$2,483$1,795$1,284$262
28 years$4,346$3,194$2,308$1,645$1,159$220
29 years$4,151$3,013$2,148$1,508$1,046$185
30 years$3,969$2,846$2,001$1,384$945$155
31 years$3,800$2,690$1,865$1,271$855$130
32 years$3,641$2,545$1,741$1,169$773$109
33 years$3,492$2,410$1,625$1,075$700$92
34 years$3,352$2,285$1,518$989$633$77
35 years$3,221$2,167$1,420$910$574$65
36 years$3,097$2,057$1,328$838$520$54
37 years$2,980$1,953$1,243$772$471$46
38 years$2,870$1,856$1,164$712$427$38
39 years$2,765$1,765$1,091$656$387$32
40 years$2,666$1,679$1,022$605$351$27
41 years$2,572$1,599$958$559$319$23
42 years$2,483$1,523$899$515$289$19
43 years$2,398$1,451$844$476$262$16
44 years$2,317$1,383$792$439$238$14
45 years$2,240$1,319$744$406$216$11
46 years$2,166$1,258$698$375$196$10
47 years$2,096$1,200$656$346$178$8
48 years$2,029$1,146$617$320$162$7
49 years$1,965$1,094$580$296$147$6
50 years$1,904$1,045$545$273$134$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $1,950,000, adding $4,551 every year, while hoping to spend $27,002 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: 35/41/24 Blend
60$1,950,000$1,950,000$1,950,000$1,950,000
61$2,153,594$2,050,244$2,020,019$2,213,177
62$2,344,531$2,121,976$2,058,960$2,329,465
63$2,554,038$2,196,318$2,098,300$2,452,061
64$2,783,982$2,273,370$2,138,025$2,583,802
65$3,036,417$2,353,233$2,178,118$2,725,521
66$3,313,607$2,436,017$2,218,560$2,878,132
67$3,618,045$2,521,833$2,259,333$3,042,642
68$3,952,480$2,610,797$2,300,414$3,220,153
69$4,319,937$2,703,030$2,341,782$3,411,880
70$4,723,750$2,798,658$2,383,412$3,619,157
71$5,167,593$2,897,812$2,425,276$3,843,450
72$5,655,511$3,000,628$2,467,346$4,086,372
73$6,191,962$3,107,248$2,509,591$4,349,695
74$6,781,858$3,217,820$2,551,979$4,635,369
75$7,430,611$3,332,497$2,594,474$4,945,538
76$8,144,183$3,451,438$2,637,037$5,282,562
77$8,929,141$3,574,810$2,679,630$5,649,036
78$9,792,725$3,702,787$2,722,209$6,047,814
79$10,742,907$3,835,548$2,764,727$6,482,040
80$11,788,475$3,973,281$2,807,136$6,955,170
81$12,939,108$4,116,181$2,849,385$7,471,010
82$14,205,476$4,264,452$2,891,418$8,033,747
83$15,599,330$4,418,306$2,933,175$8,647,993
84$17,133,621$4,577,962$2,974,596$9,318,820
85$18,822,619$4,743,651$3,015,614$10,051,817
86$20,682,048$4,915,612$3,056,160$10,853,132
87$22,729,235$5,094,095$3,096,158$11,729,538
88$24,983,269$5,279,357$3,135,532$12,688,490
89$27,465,187$5,471,671$3,174,197$13,738,198
90$30,198,170$5,671,317$3,212,067$14,887,702
91$33,207,761$5,878,589$3,249,049$16,146,958
92$36,522,106$6,093,793$3,285,045$17,526,928
93$40,172,219$6,317,247$3,319,952$19,039,687
94$44,192,277$6,549,284$3,353,662$20,698,533
95$48,619,939$6,790,249$3,386,060$22,518,110
96$53,496,705$7,040,502$3,417,024$24,514,551
97$58,868,302$7,300,421$3,446,428$26,705,624
98$64,785,123$7,570,395$3,474,138$29,110,899
99$71,302,696$7,850,835$3,500,011$31,751,935
100$78,482,210$8,142,165$3,523,901$34,652,480