Can I retire at age 61 with 994,000?

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 $994,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.8%
1 years$82,084$81,352$80,639$79,943$79,263$77,066
2 years$40,635$39,879$39,145$38,434$37,744$35,547
3 years$26,821$26,061$25,330$24,625$23,947$21,818
4 years$19,915$19,158$18,433$17,741$17,079$15,035
5 years$15,773$15,020$14,305$13,627$12,983$11,030
6 years$13,012$12,265$11,561$10,897$10,273$8,413
7 years$11,041$10,300$9,607$8,959$8,355$6,587
8 years$9,564$8,829$8,147$7,516$6,931$5,255
9 years$8,415$7,687$7,017$6,402$5,837$4,251
10 years$7,496$6,776$6,118$5,518$4,973$3,475
11 years$6,745$6,032$5,386$4,803$4,277$2,865
12 years$6,120$5,414$4,780$4,213$3,707$2,377
13 years$5,591$4,893$4,271$3,719$3,232$1,983
14 years$5,139$4,447$3,837$3,301$2,833$1,661
15 years$4,747$4,063$3,464$2,944$2,495$1,396
16 years$4,404$3,728$3,141$2,636$2,205$1,177
17 years$4,102$3,433$2,858$2,369$1,955$995
18 years$3,833$3,172$2,609$2,135$1,738$843
19 years$3,594$2,940$2,389$1,929$1,549$715
20 years$3,378$2,732$2,192$1,747$1,384$607
21 years$3,184$2,545$2,016$1,585$1,238$516
22 years$3,007$2,375$1,858$1,442$1,110$439
23 years$2,846$2,222$1,716$1,313$996$374
24 years$2,698$2,082$1,587$1,197$896$319
25 years$2,563$1,953$1,470$1,094$806$272
26 years$2,438$1,836$1,363$1,000$726$232
27 years$2,322$1,728$1,266$915$655$199
28 years$2,215$1,628$1,177$839$591$170
29 years$2,116$1,536$1,095$769$533$145
30 years$2,023$1,451$1,020$706$482$124
31 years$1,937$1,371$951$648$436$106
32 years$1,856$1,297$887$596$394$91
33 years$1,780$1,229$828$548$357$77
34 years$1,709$1,165$774$504$323$66
35 years$1,642$1,105$724$464$292$57
36 years$1,579$1,048$677$427$265$49
37 years$1,519$996$634$394$240$42
38 years$1,463$946$593$363$218$36
39 years$1,409$900$556$335$197$30
40 years$1,359$856$521$309$179$26
41 years$1,311$815$489$285$162$22
42 years$1,266$776$458$263$147$19
43 years$1,222$739$430$243$134$16
44 years$1,181$705$404$224$121$14
45 years$1,142$672$379$207$110$12
46 years$1,104$641$356$191$100$10
47 years$1,069$612$334$177$91$9
48 years$1,034$584$314$163$83$8
49 years$1,002$558$295$151$75$6
50 years$970$533$278$139$68$5

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $994,000, adding $2,851 every year, while hoping to spend $39,463 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: 72/21/7 Blend
60$994,000$994,000$994,000$994,000
61$1,098,329$1,045,647$1,030,240$1,176,083
62$1,168,370$1,054,895$1,022,765$1,237,020
63$1,244,233$1,063,274$1,013,716$1,298,518
64$1,326,469$1,070,699$1,003,000$1,364,746
65$1,415,687$1,077,081$990,518$1,436,158
66$1,512,553$1,082,324$976,167$1,513,257
67$1,617,801$1,086,326$959,837$1,596,595
68$1,732,241$1,088,980$941,415$1,686,781
69$1,856,761$1,090,171$920,784$1,784,487
70$1,992,338$1,089,777$897,818$1,890,452
71$2,140,049$1,087,669$872,387$2,005,494
72$2,301,078$1,083,709$844,356$2,130,511
73$2,476,728$1,077,751$813,582$2,266,495
74$2,668,435$1,069,641$779,917$2,414,541
75$2,877,776$1,059,214$743,206$2,575,853
76$3,106,491$1,046,297$703,285$2,751,761
77$3,356,493$1,030,706$659,985$2,943,732
78$3,629,889$1,012,244$613,128$3,153,380
79$3,928,999$990,706$562,529$3,382,487
80$4,256,378$965,871$507,994$3,633,019
81$4,614,837$937,507$449,321$3,907,141
82$5,007,475$905,370$386,298$4,207,242
83$5,437,703$869,198$318,705$4,535,956
84$5,909,278$828,718$246,310$4,896,185
85$6,426,336$783,637$168,873$5,291,132
86$6,993,435$733,648$86,143$5,724,326
87$7,615,593$678,425$0$6,199,659
88$8,298,340$617,624$0$6,721,583
89$9,047,765$550,882$0$7,301,545
90$9,870,576$477,814$0$7,938,341
91$10,774,161$398,013$0$8,637,746
92$11,766,661$311,051$0$9,406,123
93$12,857,042$216,474$0$10,250,486
94$14,055,183$113,804$0$11,178,569
95$15,371,965$2,534$0$12,198,895
96$16,819,379$0$0$13,320,858
97$18,410,633$0$0$14,582,053
98$20,160,278$0$0$15,969,482
99$22,084,348$0$0$17,495,282
100$24,200,506$0$0$19,173,465