Can I retire at age 61 with 2,610,000?

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 $2,610,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$215,531$213,612$211,738$209,910$208,125$204,006
2 years$106,699$104,712$102,786$100,918$99,107$94,975
3 years$70,426$68,430$66,509$64,659$62,878$58,861
4 years$52,293$50,303$48,402$46,583$44,845$40,975
5 years$41,416$39,438$37,562$35,781$34,090$30,377
6 years$34,167$32,204$30,355$28,614$26,975$23,423
7 years$28,992$27,045$25,225$23,525$21,938$18,548
8 years$25,112$23,183$21,393$19,735$18,199$14,971
9 years$22,095$20,185$18,426$16,810$15,326$12,258
10 years$19,684$17,792$16,064$14,490$13,059$10,146
11 years$17,712$15,839$14,143$12,611$11,231$8,471
12 years$16,070$14,216$12,551$11,061$9,733$7,122
13 years$14,682$12,847$11,214$9,765$8,487$6,020
14 years$13,493$11,678$10,076$8,669$7,440$5,113
15 years$12,463$10,668$9,097$7,731$6,550$4,359
16 years$11,563$9,788$8,248$6,922$5,789$3,727
17 years$10,770$9,014$7,505$6,220$5,133$3,196
18 years$10,066$8,329$6,851$5,605$4,564$2,746
19 years$9,436$7,720$6,272$5,065$4,068$2,365
20 years$8,871$7,173$5,756$4,587$3,634$2,039
21 years$8,359$6,682$5,294$4,163$3,252$1,761
22 years$7,895$6,237$4,880$3,785$2,915$1,522
23 years$7,472$5,834$4,505$3,447$2,617$1,318
24 years$7,085$5,466$4,167$3,144$2,352$1,141
25 years$6,729$5,129$3,859$2,871$2,116$989
26 years$6,401$4,821$3,579$2,625$1,906$858
27 years$6,098$4,537$3,324$2,403$1,719$745
28 years$5,817$4,275$3,090$2,202$1,551$647
29 years$5,556$4,033$2,875$2,019$1,400$562
30 years$5,313$3,809$2,678$1,853$1,265$488
31 years$5,086$3,600$2,497$1,702$1,144$424
32 years$4,873$3,407$2,330$1,564$1,035$369
33 years$4,674$3,226$2,175$1,438$936$321
34 years$4,487$3,058$2,032$1,323$848$279
35 years$4,311$2,900$1,900$1,218$768$243
36 years$4,145$2,753$1,778$1,122$696$211
37 years$3,989$2,615$1,664$1,034$631$184
38 years$3,841$2,485$1,558$953$572$160
39 years$3,701$2,363$1,460$879$518$139
40 years$3,568$2,248$1,368$810$470$121
41 years$3,442$2,140$1,283$748$427$106
42 years$3,323$2,038$1,203$690$387$92
43 years$3,209$1,942$1,129$637$351$80
44 years$3,101$1,851$1,060$588$319$70
45 years$2,998$1,765$995$543$290$61
46 years$2,900$1,684$935$502$263$53
47 years$2,806$1,607$878$463$239$46
48 years$2,716$1,534$825$428$217$40
49 years$2,630$1,465$776$396$197$35
50 years$2,548$1,399$729$366$179$30

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $2,610,000, adding $2,159 every year, while hoping to spend $57,856 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: 66/29/5 Blend
60$2,610,000$2,610,000$2,610,000$2,610,000
61$2,878,447$2,740,117$2,699,662$3,066,443
62$3,110,490$2,812,824$2,728,542$3,264,130
63$3,364,263$2,887,155$2,756,451$3,472,920
64$3,641,920$2,963,128$2,783,295$3,699,531
65$3,945,835$3,040,761$2,808,974$3,945,690
66$4,278,621$3,120,069$2,833,386$4,213,297
67$4,643,157$3,201,069$2,856,420$4,504,444
68$5,042,610$3,283,772$2,877,962$4,821,436
69$5,480,472$3,368,193$2,897,889$5,166,807
70$5,960,587$3,454,341$2,916,075$5,543,352
71$6,487,188$3,542,225$2,932,385$5,954,144
72$7,064,940$3,631,852$2,946,678$6,402,572
73$7,698,977$3,723,227$2,958,806$6,892,364
74$8,394,959$3,816,352$2,968,612$7,427,628
75$9,159,118$3,911,226$2,975,934$8,012,891
76$9,998,319$4,007,847$2,980,598$8,653,134
77$10,920,125$4,106,209$2,982,426$9,353,848
78$11,932,868$4,206,303$2,981,227$10,121,081
79$13,045,725$4,308,117$2,976,803$10,961,493
80$14,268,809$4,411,634$2,968,946$11,882,425
81$15,613,259$4,516,835$2,957,436$12,891,960
82$17,091,346$4,623,695$2,942,046$13,999,007
83$18,716,593$4,732,186$2,922,534$15,213,377
84$20,503,896$4,842,274$2,898,649$16,545,883
85$22,469,668$4,953,919$2,870,128$18,008,437
86$24,631,991$5,067,078$2,836,694$19,614,163
87$27,010,789$5,181,700$2,798,059$21,377,523
88$29,628,014$5,297,728$2,753,918$23,314,449
89$32,507,853$5,415,098$2,703,956$25,442,498
90$35,676,955$5,533,739$2,647,840$27,781,015
91$39,164,685$5,653,573$2,585,223$30,351,314
92$43,003,397$5,774,512$2,515,742$33,176,883
93$47,228,741$5,896,461$2,439,017$36,283,603
94$51,879,998$6,019,313$2,354,650$39,699,990
95$57,000,452$6,142,954$2,262,225$43,457,471
96$62,637,797$6,267,257$2,161,308$47,590,673
97$68,844,584$6,392,085$2,051,444$52,137,753
98$75,678,723$6,517,287$1,932,158$57,140,760
99$83,204,021$6,642,703$1,802,954$62,646,029
100$91,490,791$6,768,155$1,663,312$68,704,618