Can I retire at age 61 with 1,030,000?

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 $1,030,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.7%
1 years$85,056$84,299$83,560$82,838$82,134$80,541
2 years$42,107$41,323$40,563$39,826$39,111$37,513
3 years$27,793$27,005$26,247$25,517$24,814$23,260
4 years$20,637$19,852$19,101$18,384$17,697$16,200
5 years$16,344$15,564$14,823$14,120$13,453$12,017
6 years$13,484$12,709$11,979$11,292$10,645$9,271
7 years$11,441$10,673$9,955$9,284$8,657$7,345
8 years$9,910$9,149$8,443$7,788$7,182$5,932
9 years$8,720$7,966$7,272$6,634$6,048$4,860
10 years$7,768$7,021$6,339$5,718$5,154$4,025
11 years$6,990$6,251$5,581$4,977$4,432$3,363
12 years$6,342$5,610$4,953$4,365$3,841$2,829
13 years$5,794$5,070$4,425$3,854$3,349$2,393
14 years$5,325$4,609$3,976$3,421$2,936$2,034
15 years$4,918$4,210$3,590$3,051$2,585$1,735
16 years$4,563$3,863$3,255$2,732$2,285$1,485
17 years$4,250$3,557$2,962$2,454$2,026$1,274
18 years$3,972$3,287$2,704$2,212$1,801$1,096
19 years$3,724$3,046$2,475$1,999$1,605$944
20 years$3,501$2,831$2,272$1,810$1,434$815
21 years$3,299$2,637$2,089$1,643$1,283$704
22 years$3,116$2,461$1,926$1,494$1,150$609
23 years$2,949$2,302$1,778$1,360$1,033$528
24 years$2,796$2,157$1,644$1,241$928$457
25 years$2,655$2,024$1,523$1,133$835$397
26 years$2,526$1,902$1,413$1,036$752$344
27 years$2,407$1,790$1,312$948$678$299
28 years$2,296$1,687$1,219$869$612$260
29 years$2,193$1,592$1,135$797$553$226
30 years$2,097$1,503$1,057$731$499$197
31 years$2,007$1,421$985$672$451$171
32 years$1,923$1,344$919$617$408$149
33 years$1,845$1,273$858$568$370$130
34 years$1,771$1,207$802$522$335$113
35 years$1,701$1,145$750$481$303$98
36 years$1,636$1,086$701$443$275$86
37 years$1,574$1,032$657$408$249$75
38 years$1,516$981$615$376$226$65
39 years$1,461$932$576$347$205$57
40 years$1,408$887$540$320$186$49
41 years$1,359$844$506$295$168$43
42 years$1,311$804$475$272$153$37
43 years$1,266$766$446$251$139$33
44 years$1,224$730$418$232$126$28
45 years$1,183$697$393$214$114$25
46 years$1,144$664$369$198$104$22
47 years$1,107$634$347$183$94$19
48 years$1,072$605$326$169$86$16
49 years$1,038$578$306$156$78$14
50 years$1,006$552$288$144$71$12

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $1,030,000, adding $6,901 every year, while hoping to spend $42,981 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: 65/21/14 Blend
60$1,030,000$1,030,000$1,030,000$1,030,000
61$1,142,178$1,087,588$1,071,623$1,212,202
62$1,212,949$1,095,149$1,061,791$1,267,433
63$1,289,498$1,101,639$1,050,189$1,322,133
64$1,372,369$1,106,961$1,036,713$1,380,837
65$1,462,160$1,111,012$1,021,252$1,443,934
66$1,559,528$1,113,680$1,003,692$1,511,855
67$1,665,198$1,114,848$983,914$1,585,074
68$1,779,964$1,114,391$961,790$1,664,116
69$1,904,700$1,112,176$937,190$1,749,558
70$2,040,370$1,108,063$909,976$1,842,040
71$2,188,032$1,101,902$880,005$1,942,267
72$2,348,851$1,093,535$847,125$2,051,016
73$2,524,109$1,082,794$811,179$2,169,146
74$2,715,217$1,069,500$772,003$2,297,604
75$2,923,729$1,053,465$729,424$2,437,438
76$3,151,352$1,034,488$683,263$2,589,801
77$3,399,970$1,012,358$633,332$2,755,966
78$3,671,653$986,849$579,434$2,937,341
79$3,968,681$957,724$521,365$3,135,477
80$4,293,565$924,731$458,910$3,352,085
81$4,649,070$887,605$391,845$3,589,056
82$5,038,240$846,062$319,936$3,848,473
83$5,464,426$799,805$242,940$4,132,638
84$5,931,321$748,518$160,601$4,444,088
85$6,442,989$691,869$72,654$4,785,623
86$7,003,907$629,504$0$5,160,332
87$7,619,006$561,050$0$5,574,791
88$8,293,717$486,114$0$6,041,381
89$9,034,023$404,280$0$6,553,430
90$9,846,512$315,108$0$7,115,561
91$10,738,441$218,134$0$7,732,870
92$11,717,807$112,867$0$8,410,976
93$12,793,415$0$0$9,156,072
94$13,974,967$0$0$9,975,267
95$15,273,151$0$0$10,904,054
96$16,699,742$0$0$11,924,783
97$18,267,709$0$0$13,046,746
98$19,991,344$0$0$14,280,175
99$21,886,390$0$0$15,636,349
100$23,970,193$0$0$17,127,689