Can I retire at age 61 with 1,240,000?

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 $1,240,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$102,398$101,486$100,596$99,727$98,879$96,923
2 years$50,692$49,748$48,833$47,946$47,085$45,122
3 years$33,459$32,511$31,598$30,719$29,873$27,965
4 years$24,844$23,899$22,995$22,132$21,306$19,467
5 years$19,677$18,737$17,845$16,999$16,196$14,432
6 years$16,233$15,300$14,422$13,594$12,815$11,128
7 years$13,774$12,849$11,985$11,177$10,422$8,812
8 years$11,930$11,014$10,164$9,376$8,646$7,113
9 years$10,497$9,590$8,754$7,986$7,282$5,824
10 years$9,352$8,453$7,632$6,884$6,204$4,820
11 years$8,415$7,525$6,719$5,991$5,336$4,025
12 years$7,635$6,754$5,963$5,255$4,624$3,383
13 years$6,975$6,104$5,328$4,640$4,032$2,860
14 years$6,410$5,548$4,787$4,118$3,535$2,429
15 years$5,921$5,068$4,322$3,673$3,112$2,071
16 years$5,494$4,650$3,918$3,289$2,750$1,771
17 years$5,117$4,283$3,566$2,955$2,439$1,518
18 years$4,782$3,957$3,255$2,663$2,168$1,305
19 years$4,483$3,668$2,980$2,406$1,933$1,123
20 years$4,214$3,408$2,735$2,179$1,726$969
21 years$3,971$3,174$2,515$1,978$1,545$837
22 years$3,751$2,963$2,318$1,798$1,385$723
23 years$3,550$2,771$2,141$1,638$1,243$626
24 years$3,366$2,597$1,980$1,494$1,117$542
25 years$3,197$2,437$1,834$1,364$1,005$470
26 years$3,041$2,290$1,701$1,247$906$408
27 years$2,897$2,155$1,579$1,142$817$354
28 years$2,764$2,031$1,468$1,046$737$307
29 years$2,640$1,916$1,366$959$665$267
30 years$2,524$1,810$1,272$880$601$232
31 years$2,416$1,711$1,186$809$543$202
32 years$2,315$1,619$1,107$743$492$175
33 years$2,221$1,533$1,033$683$445$152
34 years$2,132$1,453$966$629$403$133
35 years$2,048$1,378$903$579$365$115
36 years$1,969$1,308$844$533$331$100
37 years$1,895$1,242$790$491$300$87
38 years$1,825$1,180$740$453$272$76
39 years$1,758$1,123$693$417$246$66
40 years$1,695$1,068$650$385$223$58
41 years$1,635$1,017$609$355$203$50
42 years$1,579$968$572$328$184$44
43 years$1,525$922$536$303$167$38
44 years$1,473$879$504$279$152$33
45 years$1,424$839$473$258$138$29
46 years$1,378$800$444$238$125$25
47 years$1,333$763$417$220$113$22
48 years$1,290$729$392$203$103$19
49 years$1,250$696$369$188$94$17
50 years$1,211$665$346$174$85$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $1,240,000, adding $6,833 every year, while hoping to spend $24,439 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: 43/42/15 Blend
60$1,240,000$1,240,000$1,240,000$1,240,000
61$1,373,528$1,307,808$1,288,588$1,426,328
62$1,487,625$1,345,888$1,305,753$1,502,128
63$1,612,541$1,385,014$1,322,674$1,581,239
64$1,749,353$1,425,213$1,339,316$1,666,418
65$1,899,249$1,466,510$1,355,645$1,758,235
66$2,063,535$1,508,932$1,371,622$1,857,312
67$2,243,651$1,552,505$1,387,207$1,964,340
68$2,441,182$1,597,257$1,402,357$2,080,074
69$2,657,875$1,643,214$1,417,028$2,205,347
70$2,895,653$1,690,407$1,431,173$2,341,076
71$3,156,634$1,738,861$1,444,742$2,488,269
72$3,443,153$1,788,607$1,457,683$2,648,038
73$3,757,780$1,839,674$1,469,941$2,821,603
74$4,103,346$1,892,091$1,481,457$3,010,313
75$4,482,972$1,945,888$1,492,170$3,215,647
76$4,900,094$2,001,096$1,502,016$3,439,240
77$5,358,498$2,057,744$1,510,928$3,682,886
78$5,862,354$2,115,863$1,518,834$3,948,566
79$6,416,259$2,175,485$1,525,660$4,238,459
80$7,025,274$2,236,641$1,531,326$4,554,966
81$7,694,978$2,299,361$1,535,751$4,900,731
82$8,431,515$2,363,679$1,538,848$5,278,666
83$9,241,655$2,429,625$1,540,525$5,691,979
84$10,132,858$2,497,231$1,540,687$6,144,205
85$11,113,344$2,566,530$1,539,235$6,639,237
86$12,192,168$2,637,553$1,536,062$7,181,364
87$13,379,308$2,710,331$1,531,058$7,775,311
88$14,685,757$2,784,897$1,524,109$8,426,283
89$16,123,629$2,861,283$1,515,092$9,140,017
90$17,706,273$2,939,519$1,503,880$9,922,831
91$19,448,394$3,019,636$1,490,341$10,781,687
92$21,366,197$3,101,666$1,474,335$11,724,257
93$23,477,540$3,185,638$1,455,716$12,758,992
94$25,802,098$3,271,583$1,434,331$13,895,206
95$28,361,550$3,359,529$1,410,020$15,143,160
96$31,179,788$3,449,505$1,382,615$16,514,162
97$34,283,134$3,541,539$1,351,940$18,020,670
98$37,700,597$3,635,658$1,317,813$19,676,413
99$41,464,139$3,731,886$1,280,041$21,496,520
100$45,608,982$3,830,249$1,238,423$23,497,660