Can I retire at age 61 with 967,000?

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:
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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 $967,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.3%
1 years$79,854$79,143$78,449$77,771$77,110$74,522
2 years$39,532$38,795$38,082$37,390$36,719$34,138
3 years$26,093$25,353$24,642$23,956$23,296$20,802
4 years$19,374$18,637$17,933$17,259$16,615$14,227
5 years$15,345$14,612$13,917$13,257$12,630$10,355
6 years$12,659$11,932$11,247$10,601$9,994$7,833
7 years$10,741$10,020$9,346$8,716$8,128$6,081
8 years$9,304$8,589$7,926$7,312$6,743$4,809
9 years$8,186$7,478$6,827$6,228$5,678$3,855
10 years$7,293$6,592$5,952$5,369$4,838$3,122
11 years$6,562$5,868$5,240$4,672$4,161$2,549
12 years$5,954$5,267$4,650$4,098$3,606$2,094
13 years$5,440$4,760$4,155$3,618$3,144$1,729
14 years$4,999$4,327$3,733$3,212$2,756$1,433
15 years$4,618$3,952$3,370$2,864$2,427$1,192
16 years$4,284$3,626$3,056$2,565$2,145$994
17 years$3,990$3,340$2,781$2,304$1,902$831
18 years$3,729$3,086$2,538$2,077$1,691$696
19 years$3,496$2,860$2,324$1,876$1,507$584
20 years$3,287$2,658$2,133$1,699$1,346$490
21 years$3,097$2,476$1,962$1,542$1,205$412
22 years$2,925$2,311$1,808$1,402$1,080$347
23 years$2,768$2,161$1,669$1,277$969$292
24 years$2,625$2,025$1,544$1,165$871$246
25 years$2,493$1,900$1,430$1,064$784$207
26 years$2,372$1,786$1,326$973$706$175
27 years$2,259$1,681$1,231$890$637$148
28 years$2,155$1,584$1,145$816$575$124
29 years$2,059$1,494$1,065$748$519$105
30 years$1,968$1,411$992$687$469$89
31 years$1,884$1,334$925$631$424$75
32 years$1,806$1,262$863$579$383$63
33 years$1,732$1,195$806$533$347$53
34 years$1,662$1,133$753$490$314$45
35 years$1,597$1,075$704$451$285$38
36 years$1,536$1,020$659$416$258$32
37 years$1,478$969$616$383$234$27
38 years$1,423$921$577$353$212$23
39 years$1,371$875$541$325$192$19
40 years$1,322$833$507$300$174$16
41 years$1,275$793$475$277$158$14
42 years$1,231$755$446$256$143$12
43 years$1,189$719$418$236$130$10
44 years$1,149$686$393$218$118$8
45 years$1,111$654$369$201$107$7
46 years$1,074$624$346$186$97$6
47 years$1,040$595$325$172$88$5
48 years$1,006$568$306$159$80$4
49 years$975$543$287$147$73$4
50 years$944$518$270$136$66$3

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $967,000, adding $5,519 every year, while hoping to spend $24,411 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: 40/39/21 Blend
60$967,000$967,000$967,000$967,000
61$1,071,327$1,020,076$1,005,087$1,107,322
62$1,154,629$1,044,086$1,012,785$1,157,655
63$1,245,610$1,068,455$1,019,922$1,209,333
64$1,345,027$1,093,175$1,026,454$1,264,743
65$1,453,714$1,118,234$1,032,334$1,324,239
66$1,572,589$1,143,624$1,037,514$1,388,211
67$1,702,664$1,169,332$1,041,941$1,457,088
68$1,845,050$1,195,344$1,045,561$1,531,343
69$2,000,974$1,221,645$1,048,316$1,611,498
70$2,171,786$1,248,219$1,050,147$1,698,129
71$2,358,973$1,275,045$1,050,992$1,791,870
72$2,564,171$1,302,105$1,050,782$1,893,418
73$2,789,183$1,329,375$1,049,451$2,003,546
74$3,035,996$1,356,831$1,046,923$2,123,102
75$3,306,797$1,384,445$1,043,125$2,253,023
76$3,603,995$1,412,187$1,037,974$2,394,342
77$3,930,244$1,440,026$1,031,388$2,548,197
78$4,288,468$1,467,927$1,023,278$2,715,843
79$4,681,887$1,495,850$1,013,553$2,898,665
80$5,114,048$1,523,756$1,002,116$3,098,189
81$5,588,860$1,551,599$988,866$3,316,097
82$6,110,628$1,579,331$973,697$3,554,245
83$6,684,095$1,606,902$956,499$3,814,677
84$7,314,486$1,634,253$937,156$4,099,651
85$8,007,559$1,661,327$915,545$4,411,651
86$8,769,655$1,688,057$891,542$4,753,421
87$9,607,763$1,714,375$865,011$5,127,983
88$10,529,582$1,740,206$835,816$5,538,671
89$11,543,593$1,765,471$803,810$5,989,160
90$12,659,144$1,790,083$768,842$6,483,501
91$13,886,531$1,813,951$730,752$7,026,161
92$15,237,100$1,836,978$689,375$7,622,067
93$16,723,353$1,859,058$644,538$8,276,648
94$18,359,064$1,880,081$596,059$8,995,892
95$20,159,410$1,899,927$543,749$9,786,398
96$22,141,115$1,918,468$487,409$10,655,444
97$24,322,605$1,935,569$426,833$11,611,051
98$26,724,184$1,951,086$361,806$12,662,064
99$29,368,226$1,964,864$292,102$13,818,234
100$32,279,383$1,976,740$217,485$15,090,308