Can I retire at age 61 with 1,840,000?

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:
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 $1,840,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.5%
1 years$151,945$150,592$149,272$147,983$146,724$141,126
2 years$75,221$73,820$72,462$71,146$69,869$64,294
3 years$49,649$48,242$46,888$45,584$44,328$38,952
4 years$36,866$35,463$34,122$32,840$31,615$26,480
5 years$29,198$27,803$26,480$25,225$24,033$19,152
6 years$24,087$22,704$21,400$20,172$19,017$14,392
7 years$20,438$19,066$17,783$16,585$15,466$11,097
8 years$17,703$16,343$15,082$13,913$12,830$8,713
9 years$15,577$14,230$12,990$11,850$10,805$6,933
10 years$13,877$12,543$11,325$10,215$9,206$5,572
11 years$12,487$11,166$9,970$8,890$7,918$4,514
12 years$11,329$10,022$8,848$7,798$6,861$3,679
13 years$10,350$9,057$7,905$6,884$5,983$3,013
14 years$9,512$8,233$7,103$6,111$5,245$2,477
15 years$8,786$7,521$6,413$5,450$4,618$2,043
16 years$8,152$6,900$5,814$4,880$4,081$1,689
17 years$7,593$6,355$5,291$4,385$3,619$1,399
18 years$7,096$5,872$4,830$3,951$3,218$1,161
19 years$6,652$5,442$4,422$3,570$2,868$965
20 years$6,254$5,057$4,058$3,234$2,562$803
21 years$5,893$4,711$3,732$2,935$2,292$669
22 years$5,566$4,397$3,440$2,668$2,055$558
23 years$5,268$4,113$3,176$2,430$1,845$465
24 years$4,995$3,853$2,938$2,216$1,658$388
25 years$4,744$3,616$2,721$2,024$1,492$324
26 years$4,513$3,398$2,523$1,851$1,344$271
27 years$4,299$3,198$2,343$1,694$1,212$226
28 years$4,101$3,014$2,178$1,552$1,093$189
29 years$3,917$2,843$2,027$1,423$987$158
30 years$3,745$2,685$1,888$1,306$892$132
31 years$3,585$2,538$1,760$1,200$806$110
32 years$3,436$2,402$1,642$1,103$729$92
33 years$3,295$2,274$1,533$1,014$660$77
34 years$3,163$2,156$1,433$933$598$65
35 years$3,039$2,045$1,340$859$541$54
36 years$2,922$1,941$1,253$791$491$45
37 years$2,812$1,843$1,173$729$445$38
38 years$2,708$1,752$1,098$672$403$32
39 years$2,609$1,666$1,029$619$365$26
40 years$2,516$1,585$965$571$332$22
41 years$2,427$1,509$904$527$301$19
42 years$2,343$1,437$848$486$273$16
43 years$2,262$1,369$796$449$248$13
44 years$2,186$1,305$747$415$225$11
45 years$2,114$1,244$702$383$204$9
46 years$2,044$1,187$659$354$185$8
47 years$1,978$1,133$619$327$168$6
48 years$1,915$1,081$582$302$153$5
49 years$1,854$1,033$547$279$139$4
50 years$1,796$986$514$258$126$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $1,840,000, adding $4,577 every year, while hoping to spend $32,534 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: 48/26/26 Blend
60$1,840,000$1,840,000$1,840,000$1,840,000
61$2,032,401$1,934,881$1,906,361$2,114,704
62$2,205,090$1,995,074$1,935,608$2,233,096
63$2,394,303$2,057,127$1,964,745$2,358,012
64$2,601,691$2,121,095$1,993,733$2,493,027
65$2,829,072$2,187,037$2,022,532$2,639,108
66$3,078,449$2,255,014$2,051,098$2,797,319
67$3,352,029$2,325,087$2,079,388$2,968,832
68$3,652,240$2,397,321$2,107,352$3,154,937
69$3,981,760$2,471,781$2,134,939$3,357,053
70$4,343,535$2,548,534$2,162,095$3,576,744
71$4,740,814$2,627,651$2,188,764$3,815,731
72$5,177,175$2,709,203$2,214,885$4,075,911
73$5,656,557$2,793,264$2,240,394$4,359,371
74$6,183,302$2,879,910$2,265,223$4,668,411
75$6,762,193$2,969,221$2,289,303$5,005,561
76$7,398,499$3,061,275$2,312,557$5,373,612
77$8,098,026$3,156,157$2,334,907$5,775,636
78$8,867,167$3,253,952$2,356,270$6,215,016
79$9,712,971$3,354,747$2,376,557$6,695,481
80$10,643,198$3,458,634$2,395,676$7,221,136
81$11,666,403$3,565,707$2,413,530$7,796,505
82$12,792,010$3,676,060$2,430,017$8,426,572
83$14,030,401$3,789,792$2,445,028$9,116,827
84$15,393,016$3,907,007$2,458,451$9,873,319
85$16,892,461$4,027,807$2,470,166$10,702,713
86$18,542,624$4,152,301$2,480,049$11,612,350
87$20,358,808$4,280,601$2,487,967$12,610,320
88$22,357,875$4,412,819$2,493,783$13,705,537
89$24,558,405$4,549,074$2,497,351$14,907,823
90$26,980,870$4,689,486$2,498,520$16,227,997
91$29,647,828$4,834,180$2,497,129$17,677,984
92$32,584,135$4,983,283$2,493,012$19,270,922
93$35,817,181$5,136,928$2,485,992$21,021,287
94$39,377,145$5,295,249$2,475,884$22,945,031
95$43,297,284$5,458,387$2,462,497$25,059,732
96$47,614,243$5,626,484$2,445,626$27,384,757
97$52,368,401$5,799,687$2,425,060$29,941,451
98$57,604,256$5,978,149$2,400,577$32,753,331
99$63,370,837$6,162,026$2,371,944$35,846,312
100$69,722,174$6,351,477$2,338,916$39,248,953