Can I retire at age 61 with 940,000?

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:
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 $940,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.7%
1 years$77,624$76,933$76,258$75,600$74,957$72,616
2 years$38,428$37,712$37,019$36,346$35,694$33,356
3 years$25,364$24,645$23,953$23,287$22,646$20,384
4 years$18,834$18,117$17,432$16,777$16,151$13,984
5 years$14,916$14,204$13,528$12,886$12,278$10,210
6 years$12,305$11,599$10,933$10,305$9,715$7,749
7 years$10,441$9,740$9,085$8,473$7,901$6,036
8 years$9,044$8,349$7,705$7,108$6,555$4,790
9 years$7,958$7,270$6,636$6,054$5,520$3,854
10 years$7,089$6,408$5,786$5,219$4,703$3,133
11 years$6,379$5,704$5,094$4,542$4,045$2,568
12 years$5,788$5,120$4,520$3,984$3,505$2,118
13 years$5,288$4,627$4,039$3,517$3,057$1,756
14 years$4,859$4,206$3,629$3,122$2,679$1,462
15 years$4,489$3,842$3,276$2,784$2,359$1,221
16 years$4,165$3,525$2,970$2,493$2,085$1,023
17 years$3,879$3,246$2,703$2,240$1,849$859
18 years$3,625$3,000$2,467$2,019$1,644$722
19 years$3,399$2,780$2,259$1,824$1,465$609
20 years$3,195$2,584$2,073$1,652$1,309$513
21 years$3,011$2,406$1,907$1,499$1,171$434
22 years$2,843$2,246$1,757$1,363$1,050$367
23 years$2,691$2,101$1,623$1,242$942$310
24 years$2,552$1,968$1,501$1,132$847$263
25 years$2,423$1,847$1,390$1,034$762$222
26 years$2,305$1,736$1,289$946$687$188
27 years$2,196$1,634$1,197$865$619$160
28 years$2,095$1,540$1,113$793$559$135
29 years$2,001$1,452$1,036$727$504$115
30 years$1,913$1,372$965$667$456$97
31 years$1,832$1,297$899$613$412$83
32 years$1,755$1,227$839$563$373$70
33 years$1,683$1,162$783$518$337$60
34 years$1,616$1,101$732$477$305$51
35 years$1,553$1,045$684$439$277$43
36 years$1,493$991$640$404$251$36
37 years$1,437$942$599$372$227$31
38 years$1,383$895$561$343$206$26
39 years$1,333$851$526$316$187$22
40 years$1,285$810$493$292$169$19
41 years$1,240$771$462$269$154$16
42 years$1,197$734$433$248$139$14
43 years$1,156$699$407$229$127$12
44 years$1,117$667$382$212$115$10
45 years$1,080$636$358$196$104$8
46 years$1,044$606$337$181$95$7
47 years$1,011$579$316$167$86$6
48 years$978$552$297$154$78$5
49 years$947$528$279$143$71$4
50 years$918$504$263$132$64$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $940,000, adding $4,119 every year, while hoping to spend $40,091 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: 60/30/10 Blend
60$940,000$940,000$940,000$940,000
61$1,040,129$990,309$975,739$1,099,889
62$1,103,565$996,177$965,769$1,146,367
63$1,172,129$1,000,990$954,123$1,192,119
64$1,246,300$1,004,652$940,699$1,241,036
65$1,326,606$1,007,064$925,397$1,293,425
66$1,413,630$1,008,120$908,107$1,349,627
67$1,508,008$1,007,706$888,717$1,410,017
68$1,610,444$1,005,703$867,108$1,475,008
69$1,721,710$1,001,983$843,157$1,545,059
70$1,842,656$996,411$816,734$1,620,677
71$1,974,216$988,845$787,704$1,702,419
72$2,117,419$979,131$755,925$1,790,905
73$2,273,397$967,109$721,249$1,886,815
74$2,443,394$952,608$683,522$1,990,904
75$2,628,781$935,447$642,581$2,104,005
76$2,831,067$915,434$598,257$2,227,037
77$3,051,911$892,366$550,375$2,361,016
78$3,293,143$866,028$498,749$2,507,063
79$3,556,772$836,193$443,186$2,666,419
80$3,845,016$802,619$383,485$2,840,450
81$4,160,312$765,052$319,437$3,030,668
82$4,505,346$723,222$250,820$3,238,741
83$4,883,075$676,844$177,407$3,466,511
84$5,296,756$625,616$98,956$3,716,011
85$5,749,973$569,219$15,219$3,989,487
86$6,246,676$507,317$0$4,289,417
87$6,791,215$439,553$0$4,626,446
88$7,388,379$365,551$0$4,997,932
89$8,043,444$284,913$0$5,405,612
90$8,762,221$197,220$0$5,853,196
91$9,551,112$102,028$0$6,344,776
92$10,417,166$0$0$6,884,868
93$11,368,152$0$0$7,478,823
94$12,412,623$0$0$8,168,237
95$13,560,005$0$0$8,925,658
96$14,820,681$0$0$9,757,950
97$16,206,089$0$0$10,672,675
98$17,728,830$0$0$11,678,164
99$19,402,787$0$0$12,783,593
100$21,243,254$0$0$13,999,076