Can I retire at age 61 with 2,990,000?

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 $2,990,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$246,911$244,712$242,566$240,472$238,427$229,057
2 years$122,233$119,957$117,751$115,611$113,537$104,212
3 years$80,679$78,393$76,192$74,073$72,032$63,046
4 years$59,907$57,627$55,449$53,366$51,374$42,794
5 years$47,446$45,180$43,030$40,990$39,054$30,902
6 years$39,142$36,893$34,775$32,780$30,902$23,184
7 years$33,213$30,983$28,898$26,950$25,131$17,845
8 years$28,768$26,558$24,508$22,608$20,849$13,986
9 years$25,312$23,124$21,109$19,257$17,558$11,108
10 years$22,550$20,382$18,403$16,600$14,960$8,911
11 years$20,291$18,145$16,202$14,447$12,866$7,205
12 years$18,410$16,286$14,379$12,672$11,150$5,860
13 years$16,819$14,718$12,846$11,187$9,723$4,789
14 years$15,457$13,378$11,542$9,931$8,523$3,929
15 years$14,278$12,221$10,421$8,856$7,504$3,233
16 years$13,247$11,213$9,448$7,930$6,632$2,668
17 years$12,338$10,326$8,598$7,125$5,881$2,205
18 years$11,531$9,542$7,849$6,421$5,229$1,826
19 years$10,810$8,844$7,185$5,802$4,660$1,514
20 years$10,162$8,218$6,594$5,255$4,163$1,257
21 years$9,576$7,655$6,065$4,769$3,725$1,044
22 years$9,045$7,145$5,590$4,336$3,339$869
23 years$8,560$6,683$5,161$3,949$2,997$723
24 years$8,116$6,261$4,773$3,602$2,694$602
25 years$7,709$5,876$4,421$3,289$2,424$501
26 years$7,333$5,523$4,100$3,008$2,184$418
27 years$6,986$5,197$3,808$2,753$1,969$348
28 years$6,664$4,897$3,540$2,522$1,777$290
29 years$6,365$4,620$3,294$2,313$1,604$242
30 years$6,086$4,363$3,068$2,123$1,449$202
31 years$5,826$4,125$2,860$1,950$1,310$168
32 years$5,583$3,903$2,669$1,792$1,185$140
33 years$5,355$3,696$2,492$1,648$1,073$117
34 years$5,140$3,503$2,328$1,516$971$98
35 years$4,939$3,323$2,177$1,396$880$82
36 years$4,749$3,154$2,036$1,285$797$68
37 years$4,570$2,995$1,906$1,184$722$57
38 years$4,400$2,846$1,785$1,091$655$47
39 years$4,240$2,707$1,672$1,006$594$40
40 years$4,088$2,575$1,567$928$539$33
41 years$3,944$2,451$1,470$856$489$28
42 years$3,807$2,335$1,379$790$443$23
43 years$3,676$2,224$1,294$730$402$19
44 years$3,553$2,120$1,214$674$365$16
45 years$3,434$2,022$1,140$622$332$13
46 years$3,322$1,929$1,071$575$301$11
47 years$3,214$1,841$1,006$531$273$9
48 years$3,112$1,757$945$491$248$8
49 years$3,013$1,678$889$453$226$6
50 years$2,919$1,603$835$419$205$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $2,990,000, adding $4,922 every year, while hoping to spend $55,354 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: 39/33/28 Blend
60$2,990,000$2,990,000$2,990,000$2,990,000
61$3,300,057$3,141,587$3,095,242$3,401,191
62$3,577,767$3,236,629$3,140,036$3,570,588
63$3,881,947$3,334,472$3,184,476$3,748,170
64$4,215,241$3,435,196$3,228,491$3,939,143
65$4,580,556$3,538,881$3,272,006$4,144,762
66$4,981,098$3,645,611$3,314,943$4,366,412
67$5,420,394$3,755,471$3,357,219$4,605,613
68$5,902,333$3,868,547$3,398,743$4,864,042
69$6,431,194$3,984,929$3,439,425$5,143,543
70$7,011,694$4,104,709$3,479,164$5,446,145
71$7,649,028$4,227,981$3,517,857$5,774,083
72$8,348,917$4,354,840$3,555,393$6,129,819
73$9,117,664$4,485,385$3,591,657$6,516,061
74$9,962,215$4,619,718$3,626,526$6,935,795
75$10,890,218$4,757,941$3,659,872$7,392,306
76$11,910,101$4,900,161$3,691,558$7,889,215
77$13,031,148$5,046,485$3,721,442$8,430,506
78$14,263,587$5,197,026$3,749,373$9,020,572
79$15,618,688$5,351,895$3,775,192$9,664,249
80$17,108,867$5,511,210$3,798,733$10,366,866
81$18,747,801$5,675,089$3,819,820$11,134,291
82$20,550,562$5,843,654$3,838,269$11,972,991
83$22,533,755$6,017,028$3,853,887$12,890,089
84$24,715,675$6,195,340$3,866,469$13,893,435
85$27,116,481$6,378,718$3,875,803$14,991,674
86$29,758,382$6,567,296$3,881,663$16,194,334
87$32,665,853$6,761,209$3,883,814$17,511,911
88$35,865,857$6,960,595$3,882,009$18,955,971
89$39,388,106$7,165,596$3,875,988$20,539,257
90$43,265,338$7,376,356$3,865,479$22,275,812
91$47,533,627$7,593,022$3,850,197$24,181,107
92$52,232,721$7,815,744$3,829,843$26,272,191
93$57,406,419$8,044,676$3,804,103$28,567,851
94$63,102,981$8,279,972$3,772,648$31,088,787
95$69,375,588$8,521,794$3,735,134$33,857,810
96$76,282,838$8,770,301$3,691,201$36,900,058
97$83,889,301$9,025,661$3,640,470$40,243,229
98$92,266,131$9,288,039$3,582,547$43,917,848
99$101,491,732$9,557,608$3,517,018$47,957,550
100$111,652,499$9,834,541$3,443,448$52,399,403