Can I retire at age 61 with 2,220,000?

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 $2,220,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.1%
1 years$183,326$181,693$180,099$178,544$177,026$174,022
2 years$90,755$89,065$87,427$85,839$84,298$81,281
3 years$59,902$58,205$56,571$54,998$53,482$50,545
4 years$44,479$42,787$41,169$39,623$38,144$35,310
5 years$35,228$33,545$31,949$30,434$28,996$26,274
6 years$29,062$27,392$25,820$24,338$22,944$20,337
7 years$24,659$23,004$21,456$20,010$18,660$16,168
8 years$21,359$19,719$18,197$16,786$15,480$13,103
9 years$18,794$17,169$15,673$14,298$13,036$10,773
10 years$16,742$15,133$13,664$12,325$11,108$8,956
11 years$15,065$13,472$12,029$10,726$9,553$7,510
12 years$13,669$12,092$10,676$9,408$8,278$6,342
13 years$12,488$10,928$9,538$8,306$7,219$5,386
14 years$11,477$9,933$8,570$7,373$6,328$4,596
15 years$10,601$9,074$7,738$6,576$5,572$3,937
16 years$9,835$8,325$7,015$5,888$4,924$3,383
17 years$9,161$7,667$6,384$5,290$4,366$2,916
18 years$8,562$7,085$5,827$4,768$3,882$2,518
19 years$8,026$6,566$5,335$4,308$3,460$2,179
20 years$7,545$6,102$4,896$3,902$3,091$1,889
21 years$7,110$5,683$4,503$3,541$2,766$1,640
22 years$6,715$5,305$4,150$3,220$2,479$1,426
23 years$6,356$4,962$3,832$2,932$2,226$1,241
24 years$6,026$4,649$3,544$2,674$2,000$1,081
25 years$5,724$4,363$3,283$2,442$1,800$942
26 years$5,445$4,100$3,044$2,233$1,621$822
27 years$5,187$3,859$2,827$2,044$1,462$717
28 years$4,948$3,636$2,628$1,873$1,319$626
29 years$4,726$3,430$2,446$1,717$1,191$547
30 years$4,519$3,240$2,278$1,576$1,076$478
31 years$4,326$3,062$2,124$1,448$973$418
32 years$4,145$2,898$1,982$1,330$880$366
33 years$3,976$2,744$1,850$1,223$797$320
34 years$3,817$2,601$1,729$1,126$721$280
35 years$3,667$2,467$1,616$1,036$653$245
36 years$3,526$2,341$1,512$954$592$214
37 years$3,393$2,224$1,415$879$536$188
38 years$3,267$2,113$1,325$810$486$164
39 years$3,148$2,010$1,242$747$441$144
40 years$3,035$1,912$1,164$689$400$126
41 years$2,928$1,820$1,091$636$363$110
42 years$2,826$1,733$1,024$587$329$97
43 years$2,730$1,652$960$542$299$85
44 years$2,638$1,574$902$500$271$74
45 years$2,550$1,501$847$462$246$65
46 years$2,466$1,432$795$427$224$57
47 years$2,387$1,367$747$394$203$50
48 years$2,310$1,305$702$364$184$44
49 years$2,237$1,246$660$337$167$38
50 years$2,167$1,190$620$311$152$34

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $2,220,000, adding $5,858 every year, while hoping to spend $44,966 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: 53/34/13 Blend
60$2,220,000$2,220,000$2,220,000$2,220,000
61$2,452,483$2,334,823$2,300,413$2,573,753
62$2,654,792$2,401,385$2,329,633$2,723,626
63$2,876,231$2,469,703$2,358,325$2,881,293
64$3,118,701$2,539,813$2,386,424$3,051,808
65$3,384,300$2,611,755$2,413,860$3,236,399
66$3,675,336$2,685,569$2,440,562$3,436,420
67$3,994,351$2,761,293$2,466,452$3,653,358
68$4,344,147$2,838,968$2,491,450$3,888,854
69$4,727,806$2,918,633$2,515,469$4,144,710
70$5,148,725$3,000,330$2,538,421$4,422,915
71$5,610,648$3,084,098$2,560,211$4,725,655
72$6,117,693$3,169,979$2,580,737$5,055,337
73$6,674,403$3,258,012$2,599,897$5,414,616
74$7,285,777$3,348,240$2,617,578$5,806,410
75$7,957,325$3,440,702$2,633,666$6,233,937
76$8,695,115$3,535,439$2,648,036$6,700,740
77$9,505,833$3,632,492$2,660,562$7,210,721
78$10,396,844$3,731,901$2,671,108$7,768,177
79$11,376,264$3,833,706$2,679,531$8,377,844
80$12,453,031$3,937,945$2,685,683$9,044,937
81$13,636,994$4,044,659$2,689,408$9,775,201
82$14,939,005$4,153,884$2,690,540$10,574,966
83$16,371,018$4,265,660$2,688,909$11,451,205
84$17,946,207$4,380,022$2,684,331$12,411,600
85$19,679,083$4,497,005$2,676,619$13,464,614
86$21,585,637$4,616,646$2,665,573$14,619,574
87$23,683,486$4,738,977$2,650,985$15,886,753
88$25,992,044$4,864,029$2,632,635$17,277,471
89$28,532,700$4,991,833$2,610,296$18,804,201
90$31,329,021$5,122,418$2,583,726$20,480,686
91$34,406,974$5,255,811$2,552,674$22,322,069
92$37,795,175$5,392,034$2,516,878$24,345,035
93$41,525,151$5,531,112$2,476,061$26,567,971
94$45,631,642$5,673,063$2,429,936$29,011,136
95$50,152,930$5,817,903$2,378,199$31,696,852
96$55,131,195$5,965,647$2,320,535$34,649,719
97$60,612,918$6,116,304$2,256,613$37,896,844
98$66,649,313$6,269,881$2,186,088$41,468,096
99$73,296,819$6,426,380$2,108,597$45,396,389
100$80,617,622$6,585,801$2,023,763$49,717,994