Can I retire at age 61 with 1,200,000?

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 $1,200,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.5%
1 years$99,095$98,212$97,351$96,510$95,690$94,299
2 years$49,057$48,143$47,258$46,399$45,567$44,168
3 years$32,380$31,462$30,579$29,728$28,909$27,547
4 years$24,043$23,128$22,254$21,418$20,618$19,302
5 years$19,042$18,133$17,270$16,451$15,674$14,408
6 years$15,709$14,807$13,956$13,156$12,402$11,188
7 years$13,329$12,435$11,598$10,816$10,086$8,924
8 years$11,546$10,659$9,836$9,073$8,367$7,258
9 years$10,159$9,280$8,472$7,729$7,047$5,988
10 years$9,050$8,180$7,386$6,662$6,004$4,997
11 years$8,143$7,282$6,502$5,798$5,164$4,206
12 years$7,388$6,536$5,771$5,086$4,475$3,566
13 years$6,750$5,907$5,156$4,490$3,902$3,040
14 years$6,204$5,369$4,632$3,986$3,421$2,605
15 years$5,730$4,905$4,182$3,554$3,012$2,240
16 years$5,316$4,500$3,792$3,183$2,662$1,933
17 years$4,952$4,144$3,451$2,860$2,360$1,673
18 years$4,628$3,830$3,150$2,577$2,098$1,451
19 years$4,339$3,549$2,884$2,329$1,870$1,262
20 years$4,078$3,298$2,646$2,109$1,671$1,099
21 years$3,843$3,072$2,434$1,914$1,495$958
22 years$3,630$2,868$2,244$1,740$1,340$837
23 years$3,435$2,682$2,071$1,585$1,203$731
24 years$3,257$2,513$1,916$1,446$1,081$640
25 years$3,094$2,358$1,774$1,320$973$561
26 years$2,943$2,216$1,646$1,207$876$491
27 years$2,804$2,086$1,528$1,105$790$431
28 years$2,675$1,966$1,421$1,012$713$378
29 years$2,555$1,854$1,322$928$644$332
30 years$2,443$1,751$1,231$852$582$292
31 years$2,338$1,655$1,148$782$526$256
32 years$2,241$1,566$1,071$719$476$225
33 years$2,149$1,483$1,000$661$431$198
34 years$2,063$1,406$934$608$390$174
35 years$1,982$1,333$874$560$353$153
36 years$1,906$1,266$817$516$320$135
37 years$1,834$1,202$765$475$290$119
38 years$1,766$1,142$716$438$263$104
39 years$1,702$1,086$671$404$238$92
40 years$1,641$1,034$629$373$216$81
41 years$1,583$984$590$344$196$71
42 years$1,528$937$553$317$178$63
43 years$1,476$893$519$293$162$55
44 years$1,426$851$487$270$147$49
45 years$1,378$811$458$250$133$43
46 years$1,333$774$430$231$121$38
47 years$1,290$739$404$213$110$33
48 years$1,249$705$379$197$100$29
49 years$1,209$673$357$182$91$26
50 years$1,172$643$335$168$82$23

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $1,200,000, adding $4,147 every year, while hoping to spend $39,830 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: 62/25/13 Blend
60$1,200,000$1,200,000$1,200,000$1,200,000
61$1,326,678$1,263,078$1,244,478$1,404,542
62$1,419,620$1,282,590$1,243,789$1,476,793
63$1,520,707$1,301,723$1,241,742$1,550,710
64$1,630,729$1,320,416$1,238,250$1,630,424
65$1,750,552$1,338,606$1,233,220$1,716,500
66$1,881,132$1,356,221$1,226,557$1,809,558
67$2,023,520$1,373,189$1,218,159$1,910,286
68$2,178,873$1,389,429$1,207,921$2,019,437
69$2,348,464$1,404,856$1,195,732$2,137,845
70$2,533,694$1,419,382$1,181,476$2,266,428
71$2,736,107$1,432,907$1,165,032$2,406,199
72$2,957,402$1,445,332$1,146,272$2,558,275
73$3,199,448$1,456,544$1,125,063$2,723,887
74$3,464,305$1,466,428$1,101,266$2,904,393
75$3,754,241$1,474,860$1,074,736$3,101,290
76$4,071,753$1,481,707$1,045,318$3,316,229
77$4,419,590$1,486,829$1,012,854$3,551,031
78$4,800,780$1,490,076$977,177$3,807,704
79$5,218,660$1,491,289$938,113$4,088,461
80$5,676,901$1,490,300$895,477$4,395,742
81$6,179,550$1,486,930$849,081$4,732,241
82$6,731,063$1,480,988$798,724$5,100,925
83$7,336,348$1,472,273$744,198$5,505,067
84$8,000,811$1,460,571$685,284$5,948,275
85$8,730,409$1,445,654$621,756$6,434,529
86$9,531,701$1,427,281$553,376$6,968,216
87$10,411,915$1,405,199$479,894$7,554,174
88$11,379,013$1,379,135$401,053$8,197,737
89$12,441,764$1,348,805$316,580$8,904,786
90$13,609,832$1,313,904$226,194$9,681,807
91$14,893,861$1,274,112$129,598$10,535,948
92$16,305,580$1,229,089$26,484$11,475,091
93$17,857,910$1,178,475$0$12,507,929
94$19,565,086$1,121,889$0$13,655,632
95$21,442,792$1,058,929$0$14,921,849
96$23,508,309$989,169$0$16,314,596
97$25,780,678$912,159$0$17,846,764
98$28,280,875$827,423$0$19,532,561
99$31,032,015$734,458$0$21,387,648
100$34,059,566$632,732$0$23,429,285