Can I retire at age 61 with 2,430,000?

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 $2,430,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.2%
1 years$200,667$198,880$197,136$195,434$193,772$191,988
2 years$99,340$97,490$95,697$93,958$92,272$90,475
3 years$65,569$63,711$61,922$60,200$58,541$56,786
4 years$48,687$46,834$45,064$43,371$41,752$40,053
5 years$38,560$36,719$34,971$33,313$31,739$30,101
6 years$31,811$29,983$28,262$26,641$25,114$23,539
7 years$26,992$25,180$23,486$21,903$20,425$18,913
8 years$23,380$21,584$19,918$18,374$16,944$15,496
9 years$20,571$18,793$17,155$15,650$14,269$12,884
10 years$18,326$16,565$14,956$13,491$12,158$10,835
11 years$16,490$14,747$13,167$11,741$10,457$9,194
12 years$14,962$13,236$11,686$10,298$9,061$7,859
13 years$13,669$11,961$10,440$9,092$7,902$6,758
14 years$12,562$10,873$9,381$8,071$6,927$5,840
15 years$11,604$9,932$8,469$7,198$6,099$5,068
16 years$10,766$9,113$7,679$6,445$5,390$4,413
17 years$10,027$8,392$6,987$5,791$4,779$3,854
18 years$9,372$7,755$6,379$5,218$4,249$3,375
19 years$8,786$7,187$5,839$4,715$3,788$2,961
20 years$8,259$6,679$5,359$4,271$3,383$2,603
21 years$7,783$6,221$4,929$3,876$3,028$2,293
22 years$7,351$5,807$4,543$3,524$2,714$2,022
23 years$6,957$5,431$4,195$3,209$2,436$1,785
24 years$6,596$5,089$3,879$2,927$2,190$1,578
25 years$6,265$4,775$3,593$2,673$1,970$1,396
26 years$5,960$4,488$3,332$2,444$1,775$1,236
27 years$5,677$4,224$3,094$2,237$1,600$1,096
28 years$5,416$3,980$2,877$2,050$1,444$972
29 years$5,173$3,755$2,677$1,880$1,304$862
30 years$4,946$3,546$2,494$1,725$1,178$765
31 years$4,735$3,352$2,325$1,584$1,065$680
32 years$4,537$3,172$2,169$1,456$963$604
33 years$4,352$3,004$2,025$1,339$872$537
34 years$4,178$2,847$1,892$1,232$789$477
35 years$4,014$2,700$1,769$1,134$715$424
36 years$3,859$2,563$1,655$1,045$648$377
37 years$3,714$2,434$1,549$962$587$336
38 years$3,576$2,313$1,451$887$532$299
39 years$3,446$2,200$1,359$818$483$266
40 years$3,322$2,093$1,274$754$438$237
41 years$3,205$1,992$1,194$696$397$211
42 years$3,094$1,897$1,120$642$360$188
43 years$2,988$1,808$1,051$593$327$167
44 years$2,887$1,723$987$548$297$149
45 years$2,791$1,643$927$506$270$133
46 years$2,700$1,568$870$467$245$118
47 years$2,612$1,496$818$432$222$105
48 years$2,529$1,428$768$399$202$94
49 years$2,449$1,364$722$369$183$83
50 years$2,373$1,303$679$341$166$74

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $2,430,000, adding $2,133 every year, while hoping to spend $53,168 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: 66/27/7 Blend
60$2,430,000$2,430,000$2,430,000$2,430,000
61$2,680,060$2,551,270$2,513,605$2,853,522
62$2,896,856$2,619,712$2,541,241$3,037,458
63$3,133,983$2,689,726$2,568,020$3,231,840
64$3,393,459$2,761,332$2,593,858$3,442,865
65$3,677,505$2,834,551$2,618,666$3,672,147
66$3,988,569$2,909,402$2,642,349$3,921,465
67$4,329,343$2,985,903$2,664,808$4,192,777
68$4,702,796$3,064,072$2,685,939$4,488,237
69$5,112,194$3,143,924$2,705,631$4,810,220
70$5,561,137$3,225,476$2,723,769$5,161,339
71$6,053,589$3,308,740$2,740,231$5,544,472
72$6,593,915$3,393,728$2,754,888$5,962,788
73$7,186,924$3,480,450$2,767,607$6,419,780
74$7,837,913$3,568,916$2,778,245$6,919,291
75$8,552,718$3,659,130$2,786,654$7,465,557
76$9,337,767$3,751,099$2,792,678$8,063,244
77$10,200,139$3,844,823$2,796,153$8,717,489
78$11,147,636$3,940,302$2,796,907$9,433,955
79$12,188,851$4,037,533$2,794,759$10,218,877
80$13,333,250$4,136,509$2,789,521$11,079,126
81$14,591,265$4,237,220$2,780,992$12,022,271
82$15,974,384$4,339,654$2,768,966$13,056,650
83$17,495,268$4,443,794$2,753,223$14,191,450
84$19,167,864$4,549,619$2,733,535$15,436,795
85$21,007,539$4,657,103$2,709,661$16,803,835
86$23,031,225$4,766,218$2,681,352$18,304,861
87$25,257,576$4,876,929$2,648,343$19,953,409
88$27,707,145$4,989,195$2,610,359$21,764,400
89$30,402,579$5,102,970$2,567,111$23,754,270
90$33,368,831$5,218,204$2,518,298$25,941,131
91$36,633,393$5,334,838$2,463,603$28,344,942
92$40,226,561$5,452,807$2,402,695$30,987,694
93$44,181,713$5,572,037$2,335,228$33,893,619
94$48,535,631$5,692,450$2,260,841$37,089,419
95$53,328,840$5,813,955$2,179,154$40,604,519
96$58,605,998$5,936,455$2,089,772$44,471,342
97$64,416,311$6,059,842$1,992,280$48,725,617
98$70,813,999$6,184,000$1,886,247$53,406,715
99$77,858,810$6,308,798$1,771,218$58,558,023
100$85,616,577$6,434,098$1,646,723$64,227,349