Can I retire at age 61 with 4,000,000?

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 $4,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$330,316$327,374$324,503$321,702$318,966$313,940
2 years$163,523$160,477$157,526$154,664$151,888$146,838
3 years$107,932$104,874$101,930$99,095$96,364$91,447
4 years$80,143$77,093$74,179$71,392$68,728$63,981
5 years$63,473$60,442$57,566$54,836$52,246$47,683
6 years$52,364$49,356$46,522$43,853$41,340$36,967
7 years$44,431$41,449$38,660$36,054$33,621$29,438
8 years$38,485$35,529$32,787$30,245$27,892$23,899
9 years$33,863$30,935$28,239$25,762$23,489$19,684
10 years$30,167$27,267$24,619$22,207$20,014$16,394
11 years$27,145$24,274$21,675$19,327$17,212$13,774
12 years$24,628$21,787$19,236$16,952$14,916$11,654
13 years$22,501$19,689$17,186$14,966$13,007$9,917
14 years$20,678$17,897$15,441$13,285$11,402$8,479
15 years$19,101$16,349$13,942$11,848$10,039$7,278
16 years$17,722$15,000$12,640$10,609$8,873$6,268
17 years$16,506$13,815$11,502$9,532$7,867$5,413
18 years$15,426$12,765$10,500$8,590$6,995$4,686
19 years$14,462$11,831$9,612$7,762$6,235$4,064
20 years$13,595$10,994$8,821$7,030$5,569$3,531
21 years$12,811$10,240$8,114$6,380$4,984$3,073
22 years$12,100$9,559$7,478$5,801$4,467$2,677
23 years$11,451$8,940$6,905$5,283$4,010$2,335
24 years$10,858$8,376$6,386$4,818$3,604$2,038
25 years$10,313$7,861$5,915$4,400$3,243$1,781
26 years$9,810$7,388$5,486$4,024$2,921$1,557
27 years$9,346$6,953$5,094$3,683$2,634$1,362
28 years$8,915$6,552$4,735$3,374$2,377$1,193
29 years$8,515$6,181$4,407$3,094$2,146$1,045
30 years$8,142$5,837$4,105$2,840$1,939$915
31 years$7,794$5,518$3,827$2,608$1,753$802
32 years$7,469$5,221$3,570$2,397$1,586$703
33 years$7,163$4,945$3,334$2,204$1,435$617
34 years$6,877$4,686$3,115$2,028$1,299$541
35 years$6,607$4,445$2,912$1,867$1,177$475
36 years$6,353$4,219$2,724$1,719$1,066$417
37 years$6,113$4,007$2,550$1,584$966$366
38 years$5,886$3,808$2,388$1,460$876$321
39 years$5,672$3,621$2,237$1,346$795$282
40 years$5,469$3,445$2,097$1,242$721$247
41 years$5,276$3,279$1,966$1,146$654$217
42 years$5,093$3,123$1,844$1,057$593$191
43 years$4,918$2,976$1,731$976$538$168
44 years$4,753$2,837$1,624$901$489$147
45 years$4,595$2,705$1,525$832$444$129
46 years$4,444$2,580$1,433$769$403$114
47 years$4,300$2,462$1,346$710$366$100
48 years$4,163$2,351$1,265$656$332$88
49 years$4,031$2,245$1,189$607$302$77
50 years$3,905$2,144$1,118$561$274$68

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $4,000,000, adding $2,921 every year, while hoping to spend $33,742 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: 59/18/23 Blend
60$4,000,000$4,000,000$4,000,000$4,000,000
61$4,411,013$4,199,013$4,137,013$4,643,968
62$4,825,035$4,368,863$4,239,702$4,972,622
63$5,280,157$4,545,906$4,344,700$5,327,007
64$5,780,534$4,730,456$4,452,048$5,712,797
65$6,330,746$4,922,847$4,561,790$6,133,039
66$6,935,840$5,123,423$4,673,967$6,591,092
67$7,601,372$5,332,548$4,788,622$7,090,647
68$8,333,468$5,550,599$4,905,797$7,635,768
69$9,138,876$5,777,972$5,025,535$8,230,927
70$10,025,030$6,015,081$5,147,879$8,881,047
71$11,000,122$6,262,360$5,272,872$9,591,547
72$12,073,179$6,520,260$5,400,558$10,368,390
73$13,254,146$6,789,255$5,530,979$11,218,143
74$14,553,981$7,069,840$5,664,179$12,148,033
75$15,984,758$7,362,533$5,800,200$13,166,021
76$17,559,781$7,667,876$5,939,085$14,280,868
77$19,293,712$7,986,435$6,080,877$15,502,224
78$21,202,702$8,318,802$6,225,618$16,840,713
79$23,304,552$8,665,598$6,373,351$18,308,035
80$25,618,875$9,027,470$6,524,116$19,917,075
81$28,167,282$9,405,098$6,677,956$21,682,022
82$30,973,589$9,799,192$6,834,911$23,618,504
83$34,064,035$10,210,493$6,995,022$25,743,733
84$37,467,538$10,639,778$7,158,326$28,076,665
85$41,215,961$11,087,862$7,324,864$30,638,181
86$45,344,416$11,555,593$7,494,674$33,451,278
87$49,891,592$12,043,863$7,667,791$36,541,289
88$54,900,124$12,553,602$7,844,252$39,936,120
89$60,416,994$13,085,786$8,024,092$43,666,508
90$66,493,972$13,641,434$8,207,343$47,766,315
91$73,188,107$14,221,614$8,394,039$52,272,843
92$80,562,263$14,827,443$8,584,209$57,227,182
93$88,685,716$15,460,090$8,777,882$62,674,602
94$97,634,804$16,120,778$8,975,085$68,664,974
95$107,493,647$16,810,790$9,175,844$75,253,240
96$118,354,946$17,531,465$9,380,181$82,499,931
97$130,320,850$18,284,207$9,588,118$90,471,732
98$143,503,929$19,070,485$9,799,671$99,242,115
99$158,028,228$19,891,837$10,014,858$108,892,027
100$174,030,442$20,749,872$10,233,691$119,510,652