Can I retire at age 61 with 1,570,000?

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 $1,570,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15%
1 years$129,649$128,494$127,368$126,268$125,194$122,616
2 years$64,183$62,987$61,829$60,706$59,616$57,031
3 years$42,363$41,163$40,007$38,895$37,823$35,311
4 years$31,456$30,259$29,115$28,021$26,976$24,556
5 years$24,913$23,724$22,595$21,523$20,506$18,186
6 years$20,553$19,372$18,260$17,212$16,226$14,007
7 years$17,439$16,269$15,174$14,151$13,196$11,080
8 years$15,105$13,945$12,869$11,871$10,947$8,933
9 years$13,291$12,142$11,084$10,111$9,219$7,305
10 years$11,840$10,702$9,663$8,716$7,855$6,039
11 years$10,654$9,528$8,507$7,586$6,756$5,036
12 years$9,667$8,552$7,550$6,654$5,854$4,228
13 years$8,831$7,728$6,745$5,874$5,105$3,569
14 years$8,116$7,025$6,061$5,214$4,475$3,027
15 years$7,497$6,417$5,472$4,650$3,940$2,577
16 years$6,956$5,888$4,961$4,164$3,482$2,201
17 years$6,479$5,422$4,515$3,741$3,088$1,884
18 years$6,055$5,010$4,121$3,372$2,746$1,617
19 years$5,676$4,644$3,773$3,047$2,447$1,390
20 years$5,336$4,315$3,462$2,759$2,186$1,197
21 years$5,028$4,019$3,185$2,504$1,956$1,032
22 years$4,749$3,752$2,935$2,277$1,753$891
23 years$4,495$3,509$2,710$2,074$1,574$770
24 years$4,262$3,288$2,506$1,891$1,415$666
25 years$4,048$3,085$2,321$1,727$1,273$576
26 years$3,850$2,900$2,153$1,579$1,147$499
27 years$3,668$2,729$1,999$1,446$1,034$432
28 years$3,499$2,572$1,859$1,324$933$375
29 years$3,342$2,426$1,730$1,215$842$325
30 years$3,196$2,291$1,611$1,115$761$282
31 years$3,059$2,166$1,502$1,024$688$245
32 years$2,931$2,049$1,401$941$622$212
33 years$2,812$1,941$1,308$865$563$184
34 years$2,699$1,839$1,223$796$510$160
35 years$2,593$1,745$1,143$733$462$139
36 years$2,494$1,656$1,069$675$419$121
37 years$2,399$1,573$1,001$622$379$105
38 years$2,310$1,495$937$573$344$91
39 years$2,226$1,421$878$528$312$79
40 years$2,146$1,352$823$487$283$69
41 years$2,071$1,287$772$450$257$60
42 years$1,999$1,226$724$415$233$52
43 years$1,930$1,168$679$383$211$45
44 years$1,865$1,113$638$354$192$39
45 years$1,803$1,062$599$327$174$34
46 years$1,744$1,013$562$302$158$30
47 years$1,688$967$528$279$144$26
48 years$1,634$923$496$258$130$22
49 years$1,582$881$467$238$118$20
50 years$1,533$842$439$220$108$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $1,570,000, adding $4,672 every year, while hoping to spend $33,842 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: 66/27/7 Blend
60$1,570,000$1,570,000$1,570,000$1,570,000
61$1,734,959$1,651,749$1,627,414$1,847,031
62$1,875,917$1,696,677$1,645,925$1,967,001
63$2,030,119$1,742,673$1,663,922$2,093,579
64$2,198,879$1,789,752$1,681,351$2,231,014
65$2,383,646$1,837,931$1,698,158$2,380,360
66$2,586,015$1,887,226$1,714,282$2,542,778
67$2,807,741$1,937,653$1,729,663$2,719,545
68$3,050,758$1,989,225$1,744,235$2,912,068
69$3,317,197$2,041,959$1,757,929$3,121,894
70$3,609,404$2,095,868$1,770,672$3,350,729
71$3,929,962$2,150,964$1,782,388$3,600,450
72$4,281,718$2,207,261$1,792,998$3,873,126
73$4,667,806$2,264,769$1,802,416$4,171,033
74$5,091,679$2,323,500$1,810,554$4,496,680
75$5,557,142$2,383,463$1,817,319$4,852,830
76$6,068,385$2,444,667$1,822,614$5,242,526
77$6,630,023$2,507,119$1,826,334$5,669,119
78$7,247,143$2,570,825$1,828,374$6,136,303
79$7,925,346$2,635,790$1,828,618$6,648,146
80$8,670,803$2,702,016$1,826,950$7,209,128
81$9,490,315$2,769,505$1,823,243$7,824,186
82$10,391,373$2,838,257$1,817,367$8,498,761
83$11,382,230$2,908,268$1,809,185$9,238,843
84$12,471,978$2,979,534$1,798,554$10,051,034
85$13,670,637$3,052,048$1,785,323$10,942,610
86$14,989,244$3,125,801$1,769,333$11,921,583
87$16,439,962$3,200,779$1,750,420$12,996,785
88$18,036,190$3,276,969$1,728,411$14,177,945
89$19,792,693$3,354,352$1,703,125$15,475,783
90$21,725,738$3,432,907$1,674,370$16,902,112
91$23,853,252$3,512,607$1,641,950$18,469,947
92$26,194,983$3,593,425$1,605,655$20,193,630
93$28,772,695$3,675,326$1,565,268$22,088,966
94$31,610,368$3,758,275$1,520,562$24,173,367
95$34,734,423$3,842,228$1,471,298$26,466,022
96$38,173,975$3,927,138$1,417,228$28,988,076
97$41,961,105$4,012,953$1,358,090$31,762,829
98$46,131,165$4,099,614$1,293,613$34,815,955
99$50,723,106$4,187,058$1,223,511$38,175,748
100$55,779,853$4,275,213$1,147,488$41,873,386