Can I retire at age 61 with 942,000?

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 $942,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.7%
1 years$77,789$77,097$76,421$75,761$75,116$73,660
2 years$38,510$37,792$37,097$36,423$35,770$34,308
3 years$25,418$24,698$24,004$23,337$22,694$21,273
4 years$18,874$18,155$17,469$16,813$16,185$14,816
5 years$14,948$14,234$13,557$12,914$12,304$10,990
6 years$12,332$11,623$10,956$10,327$9,736$8,479
7 years$10,464$9,761$9,104$8,491$7,918$6,718
8 years$9,063$8,367$7,721$7,123$6,568$5,426
9 years$7,975$7,285$6,650$6,067$5,532$4,445
10 years$7,104$6,421$5,798$5,230$4,713$3,681
11 years$6,393$5,717$5,104$4,551$4,054$3,076
12 years$5,800$5,131$4,530$3,992$3,513$2,587
13 years$5,299$4,637$4,047$3,525$3,063$2,189
14 years$4,870$4,215$3,636$3,129$2,685$1,860
15 years$4,498$3,850$3,283$2,790$2,364$1,587
16 years$4,173$3,533$2,977$2,498$2,089$1,358
17 years$3,887$3,253$2,709$2,245$1,853$1,165
18 years$3,633$3,006$2,473$2,023$1,647$1,002
19 years$3,406$2,786$2,264$1,828$1,468$863
20 years$3,202$2,589$2,077$1,656$1,312$745
21 years$3,017$2,412$1,911$1,503$1,174$644
22 years$2,850$2,251$1,761$1,366$1,052$557
23 years$2,697$2,105$1,626$1,244$944$483
24 years$2,557$1,973$1,504$1,135$849$418
25 years$2,429$1,851$1,393$1,036$764$363
26 years$2,310$1,740$1,292$948$688$315
27 years$2,201$1,637$1,200$867$620$274
28 years$2,100$1,543$1,115$795$560$238
29 years$2,005$1,456$1,038$729$505$207
30 years$1,918$1,375$967$669$457$180
31 years$1,836$1,299$901$614$413$156
32 years$1,759$1,230$841$564$373$136
33 years$1,687$1,164$785$519$338$118
34 years$1,619$1,104$734$478$306$103
35 years$1,556$1,047$686$440$277$90
36 years$1,496$994$642$405$251$78
37 years$1,440$944$600$373$228$68
38 years$1,386$897$562$344$206$59
39 years$1,336$853$527$317$187$52
40 years$1,288$811$494$292$170$45
41 years$1,242$772$463$270$154$39
42 years$1,199$736$434$249$140$34
43 years$1,158$701$408$230$127$30
44 years$1,119$668$383$212$115$26
45 years$1,082$637$359$196$104$23
46 years$1,047$608$337$181$95$20
47 years$1,013$580$317$167$86$17
48 years$980$554$298$155$78$15
49 years$949$529$280$143$71$13
50 years$920$505$263$132$65$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $942,000, adding $2,815 every year, while hoping to spend $44,735 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: 69/16/15 Blend
60$942,000$942,000$942,000$942,000
61$1,040,988$991,062$976,461$1,109,020
62$1,099,571$992,026$961,574$1,155,624
63$1,162,630$991,538$944,690$1,200,998
64$1,230,575$989,480$925,694$1,249,500
65$1,303,854$985,726$904,466$1,301,432
66$1,382,963$980,142$880,881$1,357,129
67$1,468,444$972,587$854,809$1,416,958
68$1,560,892$962,911$826,112$1,481,327
69$1,660,965$950,955$794,648$1,550,686
70$1,769,382$936,551$760,268$1,625,532
71$1,886,936$919,519$722,814$1,706,413
72$2,014,498$899,670$682,123$1,793,934
73$2,153,028$876,805$638,025$1,888,765
74$2,303,578$850,710$590,340$1,991,644
75$2,467,309$821,161$538,883$2,103,386
76$2,645,497$787,920$483,457$2,224,892
77$2,839,546$750,736$423,861$2,357,156
78$3,051,000$709,342$359,881$2,501,274
79$3,281,559$663,458$291,295$2,658,458
80$3,533,096$612,785$217,870$2,830,045
81$3,807,669$557,008$139,366$3,017,511
82$4,107,545$495,796$55,529$3,222,486
83$4,435,222$428,797$0$3,446,767
84$4,793,445$355,639$0$3,697,771
85$5,185,241$275,929$0$3,982,093
86$5,613,940$189,254$0$4,293,300
87$6,083,210$95,176$0$4,634,107
88$6,597,091$0$0$5,007,508
89$7,160,029$0$0$5,417,993
90$7,776,923$0$0$5,886,237
91$8,453,167$0$0$6,399,583
92$9,194,702$0$0$6,962,548
93$10,008,072$0$0$7,580,108
94$10,900,485$0$0$8,257,741
95$11,879,879$0$0$9,001,483
96$12,954,998$0$0$9,817,983
97$14,135,476$0$0$10,714,563
98$15,431,924$0$0$11,699,292
99$16,856,030$0$0$12,781,057
100$18,420,671$0$0$13,969,647