Can I retire at age 61 with 993,000?

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 $993,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.4%
1 years$82,001$81,271$80,558$79,862$79,183$78,717
2 years$40,595$39,839$39,106$38,395$37,706$37,236
3 years$26,794$26,035$25,304$24,600$23,922$23,463
4 years$19,895$19,138$18,415$17,723$17,062$16,616
5 years$15,757$15,005$14,291$13,613$12,970$12,540
6 years$12,999$12,253$11,549$10,886$10,263$9,848
7 years$11,030$10,290$9,597$8,950$8,346$7,948
8 years$9,554$8,820$8,139$7,508$6,924$6,542
9 years$8,406$7,680$7,010$6,395$5,831$5,464
10 years$7,489$6,769$6,112$5,513$4,968$4,618
11 years$6,739$6,026$5,381$4,798$4,273$3,938
12 years$6,114$5,409$4,775$4,208$3,703$3,383
13 years$5,586$4,888$4,266$3,715$3,229$2,924
14 years$5,133$4,443$3,833$3,298$2,831$2,540
15 years$4,742$4,059$3,461$2,941$2,492$2,216
16 years$4,399$3,724$3,138$2,634$2,203$1,940
17 years$4,098$3,429$2,855$2,366$1,953$1,704
18 years$3,830$3,169$2,607$2,132$1,737$1,500
19 years$3,590$2,937$2,386$1,927$1,548$1,324
20 years$3,375$2,729$2,190$1,745$1,383$1,171
21 years$3,180$2,542$2,014$1,584$1,237$1,037
22 years$3,004$2,373$1,857$1,440$1,109$920
23 years$2,843$2,219$1,714$1,312$995$817
24 years$2,695$2,079$1,585$1,196$895$727
25 years$2,560$1,951$1,468$1,092$805$647
26 years$2,435$1,834$1,362$999$725$577
27 years$2,320$1,726$1,265$914$654$514
28 years$2,213$1,626$1,176$838$590$459
29 years$2,114$1,534$1,094$768$533$410
30 years$2,021$1,449$1,019$705$481$366
31 years$1,935$1,370$950$647$435$327
32 years$1,854$1,296$886$595$394$293
33 years$1,778$1,227$828$547$356$262
34 years$1,707$1,163$773$503$323$234
35 years$1,640$1,103$723$463$292$210
36 years$1,577$1,047$676$427$265$188
37 years$1,518$995$633$393$240$168
38 years$1,461$945$593$362$218$151
39 years$1,408$899$555$334$197$135
40 years$1,358$855$521$308$179$121
41 years$1,310$814$488$284$162$109
42 years$1,264$775$458$262$147$97
43 years$1,221$739$430$242$134$87
44 years$1,180$704$403$224$121$78
45 years$1,141$671$379$207$110$70
46 years$1,103$641$356$191$100$63
47 years$1,067$611$334$176$91$57
48 years$1,033$584$314$163$82$51
49 years$1,001$557$295$151$75$45
50 years$970$532$277$139$68$41

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $993,000, adding $2,729 every year, while hoping to spend $23,624 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: 27/48/25 Blend
60$993,000$993,000$993,000$993,000
61$1,097,101$1,044,472$1,029,080$1,118,065
62$1,183,870$1,070,515$1,038,419$1,161,070
63$1,278,697$1,097,043$1,047,278$1,204,978
64$1,382,379$1,124,054$1,055,618$1,251,632
65$1,495,796$1,151,546$1,063,395$1,301,280
66$1,619,911$1,179,516$1,070,563$1,354,196
67$1,755,790$1,207,960$1,077,074$1,410,683
68$1,904,604$1,236,874$1,082,880$1,471,075
69$2,067,643$1,266,250$1,087,926$1,535,738
70$2,246,329$1,296,082$1,092,157$1,605,077
71$2,442,225$1,326,362$1,095,516$1,679,538
72$2,657,057$1,357,078$1,097,940$1,759,614
73$2,892,721$1,388,219$1,099,366$1,845,846
74$3,151,310$1,419,773$1,099,726$1,938,834
75$3,435,126$1,451,724$1,098,949$2,039,236
76$3,746,706$1,484,056$1,096,961$2,147,780
77$4,088,845$1,516,750$1,093,684$2,265,269
78$4,464,622$1,549,785$1,089,037$2,392,585
79$4,877,427$1,583,138$1,082,933$2,530,706
80$5,330,997$1,616,784$1,075,284$2,680,706
81$5,829,447$1,650,696$1,065,995$2,843,771
82$6,377,312$1,684,841$1,054,967$3,021,212
83$6,979,587$1,719,187$1,042,097$3,214,469
84$7,641,775$1,753,698$1,027,278$3,425,134
85$8,369,940$1,788,333$1,010,396$3,654,963
86$9,170,762$1,823,049$991,332$3,905,891
87$10,051,601$1,857,800$969,963$4,180,051
88$11,020,567$1,892,534$946,159$4,479,798
89$12,086,593$1,927,197$919,784$4,807,728
90$13,259,525$1,961,729$890,696$5,166,703
91$14,550,210$1,996,067$858,747$5,559,880
92$15,970,597$2,030,140$823,782$5,990,740
93$17,533,857$2,063,876$785,637$6,463,123
94$19,254,498$2,097,194$744,144$6,981,261
95$21,148,509$2,130,008$699,124$7,549,823
96$23,233,505$2,162,227$650,393$8,173,955
97$25,528,898$2,193,752$597,757$8,859,335
98$28,056,077$2,224,477$541,013$9,612,221
99$30,838,610$2,254,289$479,950$10,439,514
100$33,902,467$2,283,068$414,347$11,348,822