Can I retire at age 61 with 2,010,000?

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 $2,010,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.3%
1 years$165,984$164,505$163,063$161,655$160,280$156,788
2 years$82,170$80,640$79,157$77,719$76,324$72,823
3 years$54,236$52,699$51,220$49,795$48,423$45,023
4 years$40,272$38,739$37,275$35,875$34,536$31,262
5 years$31,895$30,372$28,927$27,555$26,253$23,116
6 years$26,313$24,801$23,377$22,036$20,773$17,776
7 years$22,327$20,828$19,427$18,117$16,894$14,037
8 years$19,339$17,853$16,475$15,198$14,016$11,297
9 years$17,016$15,545$14,190$12,945$11,803$9,222
10 years$15,159$13,702$12,371$11,159$10,057$7,610
11 years$13,640$12,198$10,891$9,712$8,649$6,333
12 years$12,376$10,948$9,666$8,518$7,495$5,307
13 years$11,307$9,894$8,636$7,520$6,536$4,472
14 years$10,391$8,993$7,759$6,676$5,729$3,785
15 years$9,598$8,216$7,006$5,954$5,045$3,215
16 years$8,905$7,538$6,352$5,331$4,458$2,740
17 years$8,294$6,942$5,780$4,790$3,953$2,341
18 years$7,752$6,415$5,276$4,317$3,515$2,004
19 years$7,267$5,945$4,830$3,900$3,133$1,719
20 years$6,831$5,524$4,433$3,533$2,798$1,477
21 years$6,438$5,146$4,077$3,206$2,504$1,271
22 years$6,080$4,803$3,758$2,915$2,245$1,094
23 years$5,754$4,492$3,470$2,655$2,015$943
24 years$5,456$4,209$3,209$2,421$1,811$814
25 years$5,182$3,950$2,972$2,211$1,630$703
26 years$4,930$3,712$2,756$2,022$1,468$607
27 years$4,696$3,494$2,560$1,851$1,324$525
28 years$4,480$3,292$2,380$1,696$1,194$454
29 years$4,279$3,106$2,214$1,555$1,078$393
30 years$4,091$2,933$2,063$1,427$974$340
31 years$3,917$2,773$1,923$1,311$881$294
32 years$3,753$2,624$1,794$1,204$797$255
33 years$3,600$2,485$1,675$1,108$721$221
34 years$3,456$2,355$1,565$1,019$653$191
35 years$3,320$2,234$1,463$938$591$166
36 years$3,192$2,120$1,369$864$536$143
37 years$3,072$2,013$1,281$796$486$124
38 years$2,958$1,914$1,200$734$440$108
39 years$2,850$1,820$1,124$677$399$93
40 years$2,748$1,731$1,054$624$362$81
41 years$2,651$1,648$988$576$329$70
42 years$2,559$1,569$927$531$298$61
43 years$2,471$1,495$870$490$271$53
44 years$2,388$1,425$816$453$246$46
45 years$2,309$1,359$766$418$223$40
46 years$2,233$1,297$720$386$202$34
47 years$2,161$1,237$676$357$184$30
48 years$2,092$1,181$636$330$167$26
49 years$2,026$1,128$597$305$152$22
50 years$1,962$1,078$562$282$138$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $2,010,000, adding $4,124 every year, while hoping to spend $45,432 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: 36/34/30 Blend
60$2,010,000$2,010,000$2,010,000$2,010,000
61$2,219,274$2,112,744$2,081,589$2,279,088
62$2,397,301$2,167,929$2,102,983$2,379,367
63$2,591,963$2,224,296$2,123,571$2,483,177
64$2,804,911$2,281,853$2,143,278$2,594,396
65$3,037,959$2,340,612$2,162,025$2,713,723
66$3,293,107$2,400,578$2,179,729$2,841,927
67$3,572,556$2,461,758$2,196,302$2,979,859
68$3,878,731$2,524,158$2,211,652$3,128,452
69$4,214,302$2,587,782$2,225,683$3,288,739
70$4,582,208$2,652,632$2,238,291$3,461,853
71$4,985,690$2,718,707$2,249,371$3,649,048
72$5,428,315$2,786,008$2,258,808$3,851,703
73$5,914,010$2,854,530$2,266,486$4,071,339
74$6,447,105$2,924,267$2,272,278$4,309,633
75$7,032,366$2,995,212$2,276,056$4,568,433
76$7,675,044$3,067,355$2,277,682$4,849,775
77$8,380,926$3,140,683$2,277,011$5,155,906
78$9,156,383$3,215,179$2,273,893$5,489,302
79$10,008,435$3,290,824$2,268,170$5,852,692
80$10,944,817$3,367,595$2,259,675$6,249,085
81$11,974,048$3,445,468$2,248,234$6,681,797
82$13,105,517$3,524,411$2,233,666$7,154,487
83$14,349,564$3,604,392$2,215,777$7,671,184
84$15,717,583$3,685,370$2,194,370$8,236,334
85$17,222,127$3,767,304$2,169,232$8,854,837
86$18,877,028$3,850,146$2,140,145$9,532,094
87$20,697,523$3,933,841$2,106,878$10,274,060
88$22,700,402$4,018,331$2,069,190$11,087,301
89$24,904,164$4,103,551$2,026,830$11,979,055
90$27,329,193$4,189,429$1,979,532$12,957,300
91$29,997,945$4,275,886$1,927,021$14,030,832
92$32,935,168$4,362,836$1,869,008$15,209,349
93$36,168,126$4,450,186$1,805,191$16,503,541
94$39,726,863$4,537,834$1,735,254$17,925,192
95$43,644,484$4,625,668$1,658,865$19,487,294
96$47,957,465$4,713,569$1,575,680$21,204,168
97$52,705,998$4,801,406$1,485,338$23,091,601
98$57,934,374$4,889,039$1,387,461$25,166,996
99$63,691,393$4,976,315$1,281,654$27,449,539
100$70,030,832$5,063,071$1,167,506$29,960,376