Can I retire at age 61 with 3,900,000?

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 $3,900,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.9%
1 years$322,058$319,190$316,391$313,659$310,991$304,712
2 years$159,435$156,466$153,588$150,798$148,091$141,793
3 years$105,234$102,252$99,381$96,617$93,955$87,834
4 years$78,139$75,166$72,324$69,607$67,010$61,112
5 years$61,886$58,931$56,127$53,465$50,940$45,283
6 years$51,055$48,122$45,359$42,757$40,307$34,897
7 years$43,321$40,412$37,693$35,153$32,780$27,619
8 years$37,523$34,641$31,967$29,489$27,194$22,280
9 years$33,016$30,161$27,533$25,118$22,902$18,231
10 years$29,412$26,586$24,004$21,652$19,513$15,081
11 years$26,466$23,668$21,133$18,843$16,782$12,583
12 years$24,013$21,243$18,755$16,528$14,543$10,572
13 years$21,938$19,197$16,756$14,592$12,682$8,931
14 years$20,161$17,450$15,055$12,953$11,117$7,580
15 years$18,623$15,941$13,593$11,552$9,788$6,457
16 years$17,278$14,625$12,324$10,343$8,651$5,518
17 years$16,093$13,469$11,214$9,294$7,670$4,728
18 years$15,041$12,446$10,237$8,375$6,820$4,060
19 years$14,100$11,535$9,372$7,568$6,079$3,493
20 years$13,255$10,719$8,601$6,854$5,430$3,010
21 years$12,491$9,984$7,911$6,221$4,859$2,597
22 years$11,797$9,320$7,291$5,656$4,355$2,244
23 years$11,165$8,717$6,732$5,151$3,910$1,940
24 years$10,586$8,167$6,226$4,698$3,514$1,679
25 years$10,055$7,664$5,767$4,290$3,162$1,455
26 years$9,565$7,203$5,348$3,923$2,848$1,261
27 years$9,112$6,779$4,966$3,591$2,568$1,093
28 years$8,692$6,388$4,617$3,290$2,317$949
29 years$8,302$6,026$4,296$3,017$2,092$823
30 years$7,939$5,691$4,002$2,769$1,891$715
31 years$7,599$5,380$3,731$2,543$1,709$621
32 years$7,282$5,091$3,481$2,337$1,546$539
33 years$6,984$4,821$3,250$2,149$1,399$469
34 years$6,705$4,569$3,037$1,977$1,267$407
35 years$6,442$4,334$2,839$1,820$1,147$354
36 years$6,194$4,113$2,656$1,676$1,040$308
37 years$5,960$3,907$2,486$1,545$942$268
38 years$5,739$3,713$2,328$1,424$854$233
39 years$5,530$3,531$2,181$1,313$775$203
40 years$5,332$3,359$2,044$1,211$703$176
41 years$5,144$3,197$1,917$1,117$637$153
42 years$4,965$3,045$1,798$1,031$578$133
43 years$4,795$2,901$1,687$952$525$116
44 years$4,634$2,766$1,584$879$477$101
45 years$4,480$2,637$1,487$812$433$88
46 years$4,333$2,516$1,397$750$393$76
47 years$4,193$2,401$1,312$693$357$66
48 years$4,059$2,292$1,233$640$324$58
49 years$3,930$2,189$1,159$591$294$50
50 years$3,808$2,091$1,090$547$267$44

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $3,900,000, adding $5,640 every year, while hoping to spend $29,693 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: 32/45/23 Blend
60$3,900,000$3,900,000$3,900,000$3,900,000
61$4,303,618$4,096,918$4,036,468$4,410,703
62$4,710,994$4,266,074$4,140,096$4,661,178
63$5,158,927$4,442,523$4,246,201$4,927,713
64$5,651,522$4,626,592$4,354,834$5,214,199
65$6,193,304$4,818,621$4,466,047$5,522,402
66$6,789,255$5,018,967$4,579,894$5,854,262
67$7,444,866$5,228,004$4,696,428$6,211,903
68$8,166,188$5,446,122$4,815,703$6,597,658
69$8,959,886$5,673,728$4,937,776$7,014,081
70$9,833,304$5,911,251$5,062,702$7,463,978
71$10,794,536$6,159,137$5,190,537$7,950,428
72$11,852,498$6,417,854$5,321,339$8,476,810
73$13,017,015$6,687,891$5,455,166$9,046,832
74$14,298,912$6,969,760$5,592,076$9,664,568
75$15,710,120$7,263,996$5,732,129$10,334,492
76$17,263,781$7,571,161$5,875,384$11,061,518
77$18,974,379$7,891,841$6,021,903$11,851,044
78$20,857,874$8,226,649$6,171,744$12,709,003
79$22,931,851$8,576,228$6,324,971$13,641,913
80$25,215,687$8,941,251$6,481,645$14,656,942
81$27,730,735$9,322,420$6,641,828$15,761,964
82$30,500,524$9,720,473$6,805,584$16,965,641
83$33,550,981$10,136,180$6,972,974$18,277,493
84$36,910,676$10,570,347$7,144,064$19,707,993
85$40,611,091$11,023,820$7,318,916$21,268,655
86$44,686,917$11,497,483$7,497,595$22,972,146
87$49,176,383$11,992,259$7,680,164$24,832,399
88$54,121,613$12,509,119$7,866,689$26,864,742
89$59,569,028$13,049,076$8,057,233$29,086,037
90$65,569,780$13,613,192$8,251,862$31,514,841
91$72,180,237$14,202,578$8,450,639$34,171,570
92$79,462,514$14,818,398$8,653,628$37,078,695
93$87,485,061$15,461,869$8,860,895$40,260,942
94$96,323,304$16,134,267$9,072,501$43,745,528
95$106,060,363$16,836,929$9,288,512$47,562,410
96$116,787,832$17,571,251$9,508,990$51,744,563
97$128,606,647$18,338,698$9,733,997$56,328,287
98$141,628,035$19,140,804$9,963,596$61,353,544
99$155,974,564$19,979,173$10,197,846$66,864,328
100$171,781,305$20,855,487$10,436,809$72,909,080