Can I retire at age 61 with 957,000?

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 $957,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.9%
1 years$79,028$78,324$77,637$76,967$76,313$74,468
2 years$39,123$38,394$37,688$37,003$36,339$34,492
3 years$25,823$25,091$24,387$23,708$23,055$21,263
4 years$19,174$18,445$17,747$17,081$16,443$14,719
5 years$15,186$14,461$13,773$13,120$12,500$10,850
6 years$12,528$11,808$11,130$10,492$9,891$8,316
7 years$10,630$9,917$9,249$8,626$8,044$6,544
8 years$9,208$8,500$7,844$7,236$6,673$5,249
9 years$8,102$7,401$6,756$6,164$5,620$4,269
10 years$7,217$6,524$5,890$5,313$4,788$3,510
11 years$6,494$5,808$5,186$4,624$4,118$2,910
12 years$5,892$5,213$4,602$4,056$3,569$2,429
13 years$5,383$4,711$4,112$3,581$3,112$2,038
14 years$4,947$4,282$3,694$3,178$2,728$1,718
15 years$4,570$3,912$3,336$2,835$2,402$1,453
16 years$4,240$3,589$3,024$2,538$2,123$1,233
17 years$3,949$3,305$2,752$2,280$1,882$1,049
18 years$3,691$3,054$2,512$2,055$1,674$894
19 years$3,460$2,831$2,300$1,857$1,492$764
20 years$3,253$2,630$2,111$1,682$1,332$653
21 years$3,065$2,450$1,941$1,526$1,192$559
22 years$2,895$2,287$1,789$1,388$1,069$479
23 years$2,740$2,139$1,652$1,264$959$411
24 years$2,598$2,004$1,528$1,153$862$353
25 years$2,467$1,881$1,415$1,053$776$304
26 years$2,347$1,768$1,312$963$699$261
27 years$2,236$1,663$1,219$881$630$225
28 years$2,133$1,568$1,133$807$569$193
29 years$2,037$1,479$1,054$740$513$166
30 years$1,948$1,397$982$679$464$143
31 years$1,865$1,320$916$624$419$123
32 years$1,787$1,249$854$573$379$106
33 years$1,714$1,183$798$527$343$92
34 years$1,645$1,121$745$485$311$79
35 years$1,581$1,063$697$447$282$68
36 years$1,520$1,009$652$411$255$59
37 years$1,463$959$610$379$231$51
38 years$1,408$911$571$349$210$44
39 years$1,357$866$535$322$190$38
40 years$1,308$824$502$297$172$32
41 years$1,262$785$470$274$156$28
42 years$1,218$747$441$253$142$24
43 years$1,177$712$414$234$129$21
44 years$1,137$679$389$216$117$18
45 years$1,099$647$365$199$106$15
46 years$1,063$617$343$184$96$13
47 years$1,029$589$322$170$88$12
48 years$996$562$303$157$79$10
49 years$964$537$284$145$72$9
50 years$934$513$267$134$66$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $957,000, adding $2,162 every year, while hoping to spend $30,963 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: 57/37/6 Blend
60$957,000$957,000$957,000$957,000
61$1,056,844$1,006,123$991,290$1,115,648
62$1,131,698$1,022,479$991,553$1,171,784
63$1,213,149$1,038,598$990,788$1,229,237
64$1,301,837$1,054,437$988,927$1,291,062
65$1,398,468$1,069,947$985,899$1,357,678
66$1,503,816$1,085,079$981,631$1,429,549
67$1,618,735$1,099,778$976,046$1,507,185
68$1,744,164$1,113,984$969,061$1,591,148
69$1,881,136$1,127,637$960,592$1,682,057
70$2,030,790$1,140,670$950,550$1,780,598
71$2,194,379$1,153,011$938,842$1,887,522
72$2,373,282$1,164,585$925,370$2,003,663
73$2,569,019$1,175,311$910,031$2,129,935
74$2,783,260$1,185,103$892,719$2,267,350
75$3,017,849$1,193,869$873,321$2,417,022
76$3,274,812$1,201,512$851,720$2,580,180
77$3,556,384$1,207,927$827,794$2,758,178
78$3,865,024$1,213,004$801,413$2,952,511
79$4,203,440$1,216,625$772,445$3,164,826
80$4,574,617$1,218,666$740,747$3,396,941
81$4,981,840$1,218,992$706,175$3,650,860
82$5,428,730$1,217,465$668,573$3,928,790
83$5,919,272$1,213,932$627,782$4,233,170
84$6,457,859$1,208,236$583,634$4,566,686
85$7,049,329$1,200,208$535,955$4,932,300
86$7,699,011$1,189,669$484,560$5,333,279
87$8,412,776$1,176,429$429,258$5,773,227
88$9,197,092$1,160,287$369,851$6,256,114
89$10,059,084$1,141,029$306,130$6,786,322
90$11,006,602$1,118,430$237,876$7,368,679
91$12,048,293$1,092,251$164,863$8,008,513
92$13,193,686$1,062,239$86,852$8,711,693
93$14,453,277$1,028,124$3,598$9,484,695
94$15,838,633$989,623$0$10,334,658
95$17,362,495$946,437$0$11,274,910
96$19,038,904$898,246$0$12,309,272
97$20,883,327$844,715$0$13,447,099
98$22,912,809$785,489$0$14,698,960
99$25,146,128$720,191$0$16,076,505
100$27,603,977$648,424$0$17,592,577