Can I retire at age 61 with 983,000?

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 $983,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.5%
1 years$81,175$80,452$79,747$79,058$78,386$76,615
2 years$40,186$39,437$38,712$38,009$37,327$35,552
3 years$26,524$25,773$25,049$24,353$23,682$21,959
4 years$19,695$18,946$18,229$17,545$16,890$15,232
5 years$15,599$14,854$14,147$13,476$12,839$11,251
6 years$12,868$12,129$11,433$10,777$10,159$8,643
7 years$10,919$10,186$9,501$8,860$8,262$6,817
8 years$9,458$8,731$8,057$7,433$6,854$5,480
9 years$8,322$7,602$6,940$6,331$5,772$4,468
10 years$7,413$6,701$6,050$5,457$4,918$3,682
11 years$6,671$5,965$5,327$4,750$4,230$3,061
12 years$6,052$5,354$4,727$4,166$3,666$2,561
13 years$5,530$4,839$4,223$3,678$3,196$2,155
14 years$5,082$4,398$3,795$3,265$2,802$1,822
15 years$4,694$4,018$3,426$2,912$2,467$1,545
16 years$4,355$3,686$3,106$2,607$2,180$1,315
17 years$4,056$3,395$2,827$2,342$1,933$1,122
18 years$3,791$3,137$2,580$2,111$1,719$959
19 years$3,554$2,907$2,362$1,907$1,532$822
20 years$3,341$2,702$2,168$1,728$1,369$705
21 years$3,148$2,517$1,994$1,568$1,225$605
22 years$2,974$2,349$1,838$1,426$1,098$521
23 years$2,814$2,197$1,697$1,298$985$448
24 years$2,668$2,059$1,569$1,184$886$386
25 years$2,534$1,932$1,454$1,081$797$333
26 years$2,411$1,816$1,348$989$718$287
27 years$2,297$1,709$1,252$905$647$248
28 years$2,191$1,610$1,164$829$584$214
29 years$2,093$1,519$1,083$760$527$185
30 years$2,001$1,434$1,009$698$477$160
31 years$1,915$1,356$940$641$431$138
32 years$1,835$1,283$877$589$390$119
33 years$1,760$1,215$819$542$353$103
34 years$1,690$1,152$765$498$319$89
35 years$1,624$1,092$716$459$289$77
36 years$1,561$1,037$669$423$262$67
37 years$1,502$985$627$389$238$58
38 years$1,447$936$587$359$215$50
39 years$1,394$890$550$331$195$43
40 years$1,344$847$515$305$177$37
41 years$1,297$806$483$282$161$32
42 years$1,252$768$453$260$146$28
43 years$1,209$731$425$240$132$24
44 years$1,168$697$399$221$120$21
45 years$1,129$665$375$205$109$18
46 years$1,092$634$352$189$99$16
47 years$1,057$605$331$175$90$14
48 years$1,023$578$311$161$82$12
49 years$991$552$292$149$74$10
50 years$960$527$275$138$67$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $983,000, adding $6,568 every year, while hoping to spend $28,375 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: 65/30/5 Blend
60$983,000$983,000$983,000$983,000
61$1,090,041$1,037,942$1,022,705$1,159,725
62$1,171,034$1,058,610$1,026,775$1,227,511
63$1,259,338$1,079,340$1,030,030$1,297,534
64$1,355,668$1,100,105$1,032,414$1,373,274
65$1,460,811$1,120,876$1,033,865$1,455,283
66$1,575,636$1,141,620$1,034,321$1,544,170
67$1,701,095$1,162,305$1,033,716$1,640,604
68$1,838,242$1,182,892$1,031,980$1,745,323
69$1,988,231$1,203,343$1,029,040$1,859,139
70$2,152,338$1,223,614$1,024,820$1,982,948
71$2,331,965$1,243,660$1,019,240$2,117,735
72$2,528,657$1,263,430$1,012,216$2,264,589
73$2,744,115$1,282,873$1,003,660$2,424,704
74$2,980,211$1,301,931$993,479$2,599,402
75$3,239,010$1,320,542$981,578$2,790,136
76$3,522,783$1,338,643$967,855$2,998,507
77$3,834,032$1,356,162$952,204$3,226,281
78$4,175,515$1,373,025$934,514$3,475,403
79$4,550,267$1,389,153$914,669$3,748,017
80$4,961,632$1,404,459$892,549$4,046,485
81$5,413,295$1,418,854$868,025$4,373,411
82$5,909,312$1,432,240$840,966$4,731,664
83$6,454,156$1,444,513$811,232$5,124,408
84$7,052,749$1,455,563$778,677$5,555,126
85$7,710,517$1,465,274$743,151$6,027,661
86$8,433,437$1,473,519$704,493$6,546,246
87$9,228,092$1,480,167$662,539$7,115,547
88$10,101,738$1,485,075$617,114$7,740,708
89$11,062,365$1,488,094$568,038$8,427,395
90$12,118,779$1,489,063$515,120$9,181,857
91$13,280,682$1,487,814$458,163$10,010,978
92$14,558,760$1,484,166$396,960$10,922,349
93$15,964,791$1,477,927$331,296$11,924,332
94$17,511,750$1,468,896$260,945$13,026,146
95$19,213,933$1,456,857$185,671$14,237,954
96$21,087,092$1,441,581$105,229$15,570,952
97$23,148,584$1,422,826$19,362$17,037,485
98$25,417,532$1,400,337$0$18,651,157
99$27,915,008$1,373,842$0$20,430,817
100$30,664,231$1,343,052$0$22,390,488