Can I retire at age 61 with 2,820,000?

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 $2,820,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.3%
1 years$232,873$230,799$228,775$226,800$224,871$219,079
2 years$115,284$113,137$111,056$109,038$107,081$101,285
3 years$76,092$73,936$71,860$69,862$67,937$62,317
4 years$56,501$54,351$52,296$50,332$48,453$43,053
5 years$44,748$42,612$40,584$38,659$36,833$31,668
6 years$36,916$34,796$32,798$30,916$29,145$24,219
7 years$31,324$29,221$27,255$25,418$23,703$19,017
8 years$27,132$25,048$23,114$21,323$19,664$15,216
9 years$23,873$21,809$19,909$18,162$16,560$12,346
10 years$21,267$19,223$17,357$15,656$14,110$10,125
11 years$19,137$17,113$15,281$13,625$12,135$8,373
12 years$17,363$15,360$13,561$11,951$10,516$6,971
13 years$15,863$13,881$12,116$10,551$9,170$5,834
14 years$14,578$12,618$10,886$9,366$8,038$4,904
15 years$13,466$11,526$9,829$8,353$7,078$4,137
16 years$12,494$10,575$8,911$7,479$6,255$3,500
17 years$11,637$9,739$8,109$6,720$5,546$2,969
18 years$10,876$9,000$7,402$6,056$4,931$2,524
19 years$10,196$8,341$6,777$5,472$4,396$2,149
20 years$9,584$7,751$6,219$4,956$3,926$1,832
21 years$9,032$7,219$5,720$4,498$3,513$1,564
22 years$8,530$6,739$5,272$4,090$3,149$1,337
23 years$8,073$6,303$4,868$3,725$2,827$1,143
24 years$7,655$5,905$4,502$3,397$2,541$979
25 years$7,270$5,542$4,170$3,102$2,287$838
26 years$6,916$5,209$3,867$2,837$2,060$718
27 years$6,589$4,902$3,591$2,596$1,857$616
28 years$6,285$4,619$3,338$2,379$1,676$528
29 years$6,003$4,357$3,107$2,181$1,513$453
30 years$5,740$4,115$2,894$2,002$1,367$389
31 years$5,495$3,890$2,698$1,839$1,236$334
32 years$5,265$3,681$2,517$1,690$1,118$287
33 years$5,050$3,486$2,350$1,554$1,012$246
34 years$4,848$3,304$2,196$1,430$916$212
35 years$4,658$3,134$2,053$1,316$830$182
36 years$4,479$2,974$1,921$1,212$752$156
37 years$4,310$2,825$1,798$1,117$681$134
38 years$4,150$2,685$1,683$1,029$618$115
39 years$3,999$2,553$1,577$949$560$99
40 years$3,855$2,429$1,478$875$508$85
41 years$3,719$2,312$1,386$808$461$73
42 years$3,590$2,202$1,300$745$418$63
43 years$3,467$2,098$1,220$688$380$54
44 years$3,351$2,000$1,145$635$345$47
45 years$3,239$1,907$1,075$587$313$40
46 years$3,133$1,819$1,010$542$284$34
47 years$3,032$1,736$949$501$258$30
48 years$2,935$1,657$892$463$234$25
49 years$2,842$1,583$838$428$213$22
50 years$2,753$1,512$788$395$193$19

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $2,820,000, adding $2,468 every year, while hoping to spend $20,177 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: 67/6/27 Blend
60$2,820,000$2,820,000$2,820,000$2,820,000
61$3,110,186$2,960,726$2,917,016$3,296,497
62$3,405,957$3,084,333$2,993,268$3,545,863
63$3,731,220$3,213,321$3,071,398$3,815,992
64$4,088,962$3,347,932$3,151,447$4,110,994
65$4,482,475$3,488,419$3,233,459$4,433,325
66$4,915,383$3,635,048$3,317,477$4,785,692
67$5,391,683$3,788,096$3,403,543$5,171,074
68$5,915,776$3,947,854$3,491,703$5,592,751
69$6,492,512$4,114,625$3,582,001$6,054,338
70$7,127,234$4,288,728$3,674,485$6,559,811
71$7,825,832$4,470,495$3,769,199$7,113,554
72$8,594,792$4,660,275$3,866,193$7,720,390
73$9,441,265$4,858,432$3,965,514$8,385,636
74$10,373,126$5,065,348$4,067,211$9,115,144
75$11,399,056$5,281,421$4,171,334$9,915,362
76$12,528,619$5,507,070$4,277,933$10,793,393
77$13,772,353$5,742,731$4,387,059$11,757,059
78$15,141,871$5,988,863$4,498,764$12,814,978
79$16,649,970$6,245,945$4,613,100$13,976,643
80$18,310,749$6,514,478$4,730,120$15,252,510
81$20,139,745$6,794,988$4,849,880$16,654,099
82$22,154,080$7,088,023$4,972,431$18,194,102
83$24,372,620$7,394,160$5,097,831$19,886,500
84$26,816,154$7,714,000$5,226,135$21,746,697
85$29,507,590$8,048,175$5,357,399$23,791,661
86$32,472,172$8,397,344$5,491,681$26,040,089
87$35,737,719$8,762,199$5,629,037$28,512,579
88$39,334,883$9,143,463$5,769,526$31,231,827
89$43,297,443$9,541,895$5,913,208$34,222,836
90$47,662,622$9,958,287$6,060,140$37,513,156
91$52,471,437$10,393,471$6,210,382$41,133,141
92$57,769,090$10,848,317$6,363,996$45,116,237
93$63,605,388$11,323,736$6,521,041$49,499,292
94$70,035,220$11,820,681$6,681,578$54,322,911
95$77,119,070$12,340,153$6,845,669$59,631,832
96$84,923,592$12,883,196$7,013,375$65,475,350
97$93,522,233$13,450,908$7,184,758$71,907,782
98$102,995,934$14,044,435$7,359,880$78,988,979
99$113,433,886$14,664,980$7,538,804$86,784,887
100$124,934,379$15,313,801$7,721,590$95,368,175