Can I retire at age 61 with 2,740,000?

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 $2,740,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.7%
1 years$226,267$224,251$222,285$220,366$218,491$210,823
2 years$112,013$109,927$107,905$105,945$104,044$96,398
3 years$73,934$71,839$69,822$67,880$66,010$58,628
4 years$54,898$52,809$50,812$48,904$47,079$40,016
5 years$43,479$41,403$39,433$37,563$35,788$29,065
6 years$35,869$33,809$31,867$30,039$28,318$21,938
7 years$30,436$28,392$26,482$24,697$23,030$16,992
8 years$26,362$24,337$22,459$20,718$19,106$13,405
9 years$23,196$21,190$19,344$17,647$16,090$10,719
10 years$20,664$18,678$16,864$15,212$13,709$8,659
11 years$18,594$16,628$14,847$13,239$11,790$7,051
12 years$16,870$14,924$13,176$11,612$10,217$5,778
13 years$15,413$13,487$11,772$10,252$8,910$4,758
14 years$14,165$12,260$10,577$9,100$7,810$3,933
15 years$13,084$11,199$9,550$8,116$6,877$3,262
16 years$12,139$10,275$8,658$7,267$6,078$2,713
17 years$11,307$9,463$7,879$6,529$5,389$2,261
18 years$10,567$8,744$7,192$5,884$4,792$1,888
19 years$9,906$8,104$6,584$5,317$4,271$1,579
20 years$9,312$7,531$6,043$4,815$3,815$1,321
21 years$8,776$7,015$5,558$4,370$3,414$1,107
22 years$8,288$6,548$5,123$3,974$3,060$929
23 years$7,844$6,124$4,730$3,619$2,747$780
24 years$7,438$5,738$4,374$3,301$2,469$655
25 years$7,064$5,385$4,052$3,014$2,222$550
26 years$6,720$5,061$3,758$2,756$2,001$462
27 years$6,402$4,763$3,489$2,523$1,804$389
28 years$6,107$4,488$3,244$2,311$1,628$327
29 years$5,833$4,234$3,019$2,120$1,470$275
30 years$5,577$3,998$2,812$1,945$1,328$232
31 years$5,339$3,780$2,621$1,787$1,201$195
32 years$5,116$3,576$2,446$1,642$1,086$164
33 years$4,907$3,387$2,284$1,510$983$138
34 years$4,711$3,210$2,134$1,389$890$116
35 years$4,526$3,045$1,995$1,279$806$98
36 years$4,352$2,890$1,866$1,178$730$82
37 years$4,187$2,745$1,747$1,085$662$69
38 years$4,032$2,608$1,636$1,000$600$59
39 years$3,885$2,480$1,532$922$544$49
40 years$3,746$2,360$1,436$851$494$42
41 years$3,614$2,246$1,347$785$448$35
42 years$3,488$2,139$1,263$724$406$29
43 years$3,369$2,038$1,185$669$369$25
44 years$3,256$1,943$1,113$617$335$21
45 years$3,147$1,853$1,045$570$304$18
46 years$3,044$1,768$981$527$276$15
47 years$2,946$1,687$922$487$251$12
48 years$2,851$1,610$866$450$228$11
49 years$2,761$1,538$814$416$207$9
50 years$2,675$1,469$766$384$188$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $2,740,000, adding $6,612 every year, while hoping to spend $23,043 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: 71/20/9 Blend
60$2,740,000$2,740,000$2,740,000$2,740,000
61$3,026,300$2,881,080$2,838,610$3,235,741
62$3,310,465$2,997,736$2,909,186$3,491,787
63$3,622,843$3,119,335$2,981,354$3,768,487
64$3,966,286$3,246,096$3,055,143$4,070,730
65$4,343,939$3,378,246$3,130,582$4,401,026
66$4,759,265$3,516,024$3,207,701$4,762,136
67$5,216,080$3,659,679$3,286,528$5,157,103
68$5,718,588$3,809,472$3,367,095$5,589,273
69$6,271,422$3,965,674$3,449,431$6,062,330
70$6,879,685$4,128,570$3,533,565$6,580,330
71$7,549,002$4,298,458$3,619,527$7,147,739
72$8,285,567$4,475,650$3,707,349$7,769,474
73$9,096,210$4,660,471$3,797,060$8,450,946
74$9,988,451$4,853,262$3,888,689$9,198,117
75$10,970,580$5,054,379$3,982,268$10,017,548
76$12,051,731$5,264,196$4,077,825$10,916,469
77$13,241,967$5,483,101$4,175,392$11,902,836
78$14,552,378$5,711,502$4,274,997$12,985,416
79$15,995,181$5,949,827$4,376,671$14,173,860
80$17,583,842$6,198,521$4,480,442$15,478,800
81$19,333,197$6,458,052$4,586,340$16,911,945
82$21,259,594$6,728,907$4,694,393$18,486,191
83$23,381,048$7,011,598$4,804,630$20,215,743
84$25,717,408$7,306,660$4,917,078$22,116,248
85$28,290,549$7,614,652$5,031,766$24,204,940
86$31,124,574$7,936,159$5,148,719$26,500,803
87$34,246,045$8,271,795$5,267,965$29,024,750
88$37,684,228$8,622,199$5,389,529$31,799,819
89$41,471,376$8,988,044$5,513,435$34,851,386
90$45,643,029$9,370,031$5,639,707$38,207,409
91$50,238,350$9,768,895$5,768,370$41,898,686
92$55,300,496$10,185,404$5,899,444$45,959,147
93$60,877,022$10,620,365$6,032,951$50,426,173
94$67,020,334$11,074,618$6,168,910$55,340,943
95$73,788,180$11,549,047$6,307,341$60,748,830
96$81,244,197$12,044,573$6,448,260$66,699,819
97$89,458,511$12,562,163$6,591,682$73,248,983
98$98,508,399$13,102,828$6,737,623$80,456,997
99$108,479,016$13,667,627$6,886,094$88,390,713
100$119,464,203$14,257,669$7,037,106$97,123,788