Can I retire at age 61 with 959,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $959,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.9%
1 years$79,193$78,488$77,800$77,128$76,472$74,322
2 years$39,205$38,474$37,767$37,081$36,415$34,266
3 years$25,877$25,143$24,438$23,758$23,103$21,021
4 years$19,214$18,483$17,784$17,116$16,477$14,479
5 years$15,218$14,491$13,801$13,147$12,526$10,617
6 years$12,554$11,833$11,154$10,514$9,911$8,093
7 years$10,652$9,937$9,269$8,644$8,061$6,333
8 years$9,227$8,518$7,861$7,251$6,687$5,049
9 years$8,119$7,417$6,770$6,176$5,631$4,082
10 years$7,232$6,537$5,903$5,324$4,798$3,335
11 years$6,508$5,820$5,196$4,634$4,127$2,748
12 years$5,905$5,224$4,612$4,064$3,576$2,278
13 years$5,395$4,721$4,120$3,588$3,118$1,899
14 years$4,958$4,291$3,702$3,185$2,734$1,590
15 years$4,579$3,920$3,342$2,841$2,407$1,336
16 years$4,249$3,596$3,030$2,543$2,127$1,125
17 years$3,957$3,312$2,758$2,285$1,886$950
18 years$3,698$3,061$2,517$2,059$1,677$804
19 years$3,467$2,836$2,304$1,861$1,495$682
20 years$3,259$2,636$2,115$1,685$1,335$578
21 years$3,071$2,455$1,945$1,530$1,195$492
22 years$2,901$2,292$1,793$1,391$1,071$418
23 years$2,745$2,143$1,655$1,267$961$356
24 years$2,603$2,008$1,531$1,155$864$303
25 years$2,472$1,885$1,418$1,055$778$259
26 years$2,352$1,771$1,315$965$700$220
27 years$2,241$1,667$1,221$883$631$188
28 years$2,137$1,571$1,135$809$570$161
29 years$2,041$1,482$1,056$742$515$137
30 years$1,952$1,399$984$681$465$117
31 years$1,869$1,323$917$625$420$100
32 years$1,791$1,252$856$575$380$85
33 years$1,717$1,185$799$528$344$73
34 years$1,649$1,124$747$486$312$62
35 years$1,584$1,066$698$448$282$53
36 years$1,523$1,011$653$412$256$46
37 years$1,466$961$611$380$232$39
38 years$1,411$913$572$350$210$33
39 years$1,360$868$536$323$190$29
40 years$1,311$826$503$298$173$24
41 years$1,265$786$471$275$157$21
42 years$1,221$749$442$254$142$18
43 years$1,179$713$415$234$129$15
44 years$1,139$680$389$216$117$13
45 years$1,102$649$366$200$106$11
46 years$1,065$619$343$184$97$10
47 years$1,031$590$323$170$88$8
48 years$998$564$303$157$80$7
49 years$966$538$285$145$72$6
50 years$936$514$268$134$66$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $959,000, adding $6,916 every year, while hoping to spend $34,768 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: 58/29/13 Blend
60$959,000$959,000$959,000$959,000
61$1,063,952$1,013,125$998,260$1,121,805
62$1,135,482$1,025,775$994,709$1,174,325
63$1,213,143$1,037,880$989,874$1,227,086
64$1,297,524$1,049,376$983,674$1,283,777
65$1,389,271$1,060,195$976,028$1,344,778
66$1,489,098$1,070,266$966,846$1,410,513
67$1,597,788$1,079,511$956,037$1,481,446
68$1,716,203$1,087,848$943,505$1,558,091
69$1,845,293$1,095,190$929,150$1,641,014
70$1,986,103$1,101,444$912,867$1,730,841
71$2,139,782$1,106,512$894,544$1,828,262
72$2,307,596$1,110,287$874,067$1,934,039
73$2,490,937$1,112,657$851,315$2,049,012
74$2,691,341$1,113,506$826,162$2,174,108
75$2,910,495$1,112,704$798,476$2,310,350
76$3,150,258$1,110,120$768,118$2,458,868
77$3,412,679$1,105,611$734,944$2,620,908
78$3,700,011$1,099,024$698,804$2,797,844
79$4,014,737$1,090,201$659,539$2,991,193
80$4,359,591$1,078,972$616,984$3,202,630
81$4,737,584$1,065,156$570,967$3,434,000
82$5,152,031$1,048,562$521,308$3,687,342
83$5,606,585$1,028,988$467,818$3,964,902
84$6,105,268$1,006,220$410,302$4,269,160
85$6,652,512$980,032$348,554$4,602,852
86$7,253,196$950,181$282,358$4,968,996
87$7,912,697$916,416$211,493$5,370,921
88$8,636,938$878,465$135,723$5,812,298
89$9,432,441$836,045$54,805$6,297,178
90$10,306,393$788,854$0$6,830,029
91$11,266,711$736,574$0$7,420,154
92$12,322,117$678,868$0$8,077,011
93$13,482,220$615,379$0$8,799,021
94$14,757,605$545,732$0$9,592,837
95$16,159,937$469,529$0$10,465,791
96$17,702,063$386,349$0$11,425,968
97$19,398,141$295,748$0$12,482,283
98$21,263,770$197,257$0$13,644,560
99$23,316,133$90,381$0$14,923,635
100$25,574,166$0$0$16,331,449