Can I retire at age 61 with 937,000?

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 $937,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14%
1 years$77,377$76,687$76,015$75,359$74,718$73,480
2 years$38,305$37,592$36,900$36,230$35,580$34,336
3 years$25,283$24,567$23,877$23,213$22,573$21,363
4 years$18,773$18,059$17,376$16,724$16,099$14,931
5 years$14,869$14,159$13,485$12,845$12,239$11,116
6 years$12,266$11,562$10,898$10,273$9,684$8,609
7 years$10,408$9,709$9,056$8,446$7,876$6,848
8 years$9,015$8,323$7,680$7,085$6,534$5,553
9 years$7,932$7,246$6,615$6,035$5,502$4,568
10 years$7,067$6,387$5,767$5,202$4,688$3,800
11 years$6,359$5,686$5,077$4,527$4,032$3,189
12 years$5,769$5,104$4,506$3,971$3,494$2,694
13 years$5,271$4,612$4,026$3,506$3,047$2,290
14 years$4,844$4,192$3,617$3,112$2,671$1,955
15 years$4,474$3,830$3,266$2,775$2,352$1,676
16 years$4,151$3,514$2,961$2,485$2,078$1,441
17 years$3,866$3,236$2,694$2,233$1,843$1,243
18 years$3,614$2,990$2,460$2,012$1,639$1,074
19 years$3,388$2,771$2,252$1,818$1,460$930
20 years$3,185$2,575$2,066$1,647$1,305$807
21 years$3,001$2,399$1,901$1,495$1,167$701
22 years$2,834$2,239$1,752$1,359$1,046$610
23 years$2,682$2,094$1,617$1,238$939$531
24 years$2,543$1,962$1,496$1,129$844$463
25 years$2,416$1,841$1,386$1,031$760$404
26 years$2,298$1,731$1,285$943$684$353
27 years$2,189$1,629$1,193$863$617$308
28 years$2,088$1,535$1,109$790$557$269
29 years$1,995$1,448$1,032$725$503$235
30 years$1,907$1,367$962$665$454$206
31 years$1,826$1,293$896$611$411$180
32 years$1,750$1,223$836$561$371$158
33 years$1,678$1,158$781$516$336$138
34 years$1,611$1,098$730$475$304$121
35 years$1,548$1,041$682$437$276$106
36 years$1,488$988$638$403$250$93
37 years$1,432$939$597$371$226$81
38 years$1,379$892$559$342$205$71
39 years$1,329$848$524$315$186$62
40 years$1,281$807$491$291$169$55
41 years$1,236$768$461$268$153$48
42 years$1,193$732$432$248$139$42
43 years$1,152$697$405$229$126$37
44 years$1,113$664$381$211$114$32
45 years$1,076$634$357$195$104$28
46 years$1,041$604$336$180$94$25
47 years$1,007$577$315$166$86$22
48 years$975$551$296$154$78$19
49 years$944$526$278$142$71$17
50 years$915$502$262$131$64$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $937,000, adding $3,608 every year, while hoping to spend $31,620 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: 40/35/25 Blend
60$937,000$937,000$937,000$937,000
61$1,036,296$986,635$972,111$1,069,964
62$1,108,354$1,001,336$971,033$1,109,325
63$1,186,703$1,015,699$968,860$1,148,643
64$1,271,951$1,029,671$965,520$1,190,560
65$1,364,766$1,043,201$960,941$1,235,332
66$1,465,885$1,056,231$955,046$1,283,243
67$1,576,118$1,068,700$947,753$1,334,607
68$1,696,358$1,080,542$938,978$1,389,772
69$1,827,586$1,091,687$928,633$1,449,121
70$1,970,882$1,102,063$916,625$1,513,080
71$2,127,436$1,111,588$902,856$1,582,119
72$2,298,558$1,120,179$887,225$1,656,758
73$2,485,689$1,127,746$869,625$1,737,572
74$2,690,417$1,134,193$849,945$1,825,197
75$2,914,489$1,139,418$828,068$1,920,336
76$3,159,831$1,143,314$803,872$2,023,766
77$3,428,561$1,145,764$777,230$2,136,347
78$3,723,015$1,146,647$748,008$2,259,028
79$4,045,762$1,145,832$716,066$2,392,858
80$4,399,634$1,143,182$681,258$2,538,998
81$4,787,749$1,138,550$643,432$2,698,728
82$5,213,541$1,131,781$602,429$2,873,464
83$5,680,793$1,122,709$558,081$3,064,770
84$6,193,672$1,111,160$510,216$3,274,375
85$6,756,769$1,096,949$458,650$3,504,186
86$7,375,138$1,079,878$403,193$3,756,311
87$8,054,351$1,059,741$343,648$4,033,077
88$8,800,541$1,036,315$279,808$4,337,055
89$9,620,470$1,009,368$211,455$4,671,082
90$10,521,583$978,652$138,363$5,038,293
91$11,512,084$943,905$60,298$5,442,146
92$12,601,011$904,851$0$5,886,460
93$13,798,321$861,196$0$6,381,589
94$15,114,986$812,630$0$6,943,612
95$16,563,091$758,825$0$7,561,633
96$18,155,953$699,435$0$8,241,395
97$19,908,246$634,093$0$8,989,231
98$21,836,134$562,411$0$9,812,123
99$23,957,431$483,980$0$10,717,773
100$26,291,761$398,367$0$11,714,672