Can I retire at age 61 with 935,000?

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:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
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 $935,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18%
1 years$77,211$76,524$75,853$75,198$74,558$72,143
2 years$38,223$37,512$36,822$36,153$35,504$33,093
3 years$25,229$24,514$23,826$23,163$22,525$20,194
4 years$18,733$18,021$17,339$16,688$16,065$13,833
5 years$14,837$14,128$13,456$12,818$12,212$10,084
6 years$12,240$11,537$10,874$10,251$9,663$7,641
7 years$10,386$9,689$9,037$8,428$7,859$5,942
8 years$8,996$8,305$7,664$7,070$6,520$4,707
9 years$7,915$7,231$6,601$6,022$5,491$3,780
10 years$7,051$6,374$5,755$5,191$4,678$3,067
11 years$6,345$5,674$5,066$4,518$4,023$2,509
12 years$5,757$5,093$4,496$3,963$3,487$2,065
13 years$5,260$4,602$4,017$3,498$3,040$1,709
14 years$4,834$4,183$3,609$3,105$2,665$1,420
15 years$4,465$3,822$3,259$2,769$2,347$1,183
16 years$4,142$3,506$2,955$2,480$2,074$989
17 years$3,858$3,229$2,689$2,228$1,839$829
18 years$3,606$2,984$2,454$2,008$1,635$695
19 years$3,380$2,765$2,247$1,814$1,457$585
20 years$3,178$2,570$2,062$1,643$1,302$492
21 years$2,995$2,394$1,897$1,491$1,165$415
22 years$2,828$2,234$1,748$1,356$1,044$350
23 years$2,677$2,090$1,614$1,235$937$295
24 years$2,538$1,958$1,493$1,126$842$249
25 years$2,411$1,837$1,383$1,029$758$211
26 years$2,293$1,727$1,282$941$683$178
27 years$2,185$1,625$1,191$861$616$151
28 years$2,084$1,531$1,107$789$556$127
29 years$1,990$1,445$1,030$723$502$108
30 years$1,903$1,364$959$664$453$91
31 years$1,822$1,290$894$610$410$77
32 years$1,746$1,220$835$560$371$65
33 years$1,674$1,156$779$515$335$55
34 years$1,607$1,095$728$474$304$47
35 years$1,544$1,039$681$436$275$40
36 years$1,485$986$637$402$249$34
37 years$1,429$937$596$370$226$28
38 years$1,376$890$558$341$205$24
39 years$1,326$846$523$315$186$20
40 years$1,278$805$490$290$168$17
41 years$1,233$767$460$268$153$15
42 years$1,190$730$431$247$139$12
43 years$1,150$696$405$228$126$11
44 years$1,111$663$380$211$114$9
45 years$1,074$632$357$195$104$8
46 years$1,039$603$335$180$94$6
47 years$1,005$576$315$166$86$5
48 years$973$549$296$153$78$5
49 years$942$525$278$142$71$4
50 years$913$501$261$131$64$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $935,000, adding $6,840 every year, while hoping to spend $30,097 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: 67/24/9 Blend
60$935,000$935,000$935,000$935,000
61$1,037,425$987,870$973,378$1,104,631
62$1,111,220$1,004,253$973,963$1,166,544
63$1,191,533$1,020,430$973,559$1,229,961
64$1,278,997$1,036,359$972,101$1,298,500
65$1,374,309$1,051,995$969,521$1,372,659
66$1,478,236$1,067,290$965,748$1,452,984
67$1,591,621$1,082,193$960,706$1,540,079
68$1,715,394$1,096,648$954,317$1,634,608
69$1,850,577$1,110,596$946,499$1,737,304
70$1,998,295$1,123,974$937,166$1,848,975
71$2,159,788$1,136,716$926,227$1,970,509
72$2,336,419$1,148,748$913,589$2,102,887
73$2,529,691$1,159,994$899,152$2,247,191
74$2,741,258$1,170,372$882,812$2,404,610
75$2,972,942$1,179,795$864,461$2,576,458
76$3,226,747$1,188,171$843,986$2,764,182
77$3,504,884$1,195,399$821,268$2,969,378
78$3,809,784$1,201,376$796,182$3,193,803
79$4,144,127$1,205,988$768,599$3,439,395
80$4,510,864$1,209,118$738,383$3,708,291
81$4,913,245$1,210,638$705,393$4,002,846
82$5,354,851$1,210,414$669,478$4,325,655
83$5,839,625$1,208,303$630,485$4,679,581
84$6,371,911$1,204,155$588,250$5,067,777
85$6,956,495$1,197,807$542,606$5,493,721
86$7,598,648$1,189,090$493,373$5,961,245
87$8,304,177$1,177,822$440,368$6,474,574
88$9,079,479$1,163,812$383,397$7,038,367
89$9,931,603$1,146,856$322,258$7,657,756
90$10,868,313$1,126,738$256,740$8,338,402
91$11,898,164$1,103,231$186,624$9,086,541
92$13,030,580$1,076,093$111,679$9,909,052
93$14,275,945$1,045,067$31,665$10,813,514
94$15,645,699$1,009,882$0$11,808,282
95$17,152,446$970,253$0$12,907,725
96$18,810,074$925,874$0$14,120,418
97$20,633,885$876,425$0$15,454,533
98$22,640,738$821,566$0$16,922,432
99$24,849,209$760,939$0$18,537,740
100$27,279,766$694,163$0$20,315,475