Can I retire at age 61 with 9,700,000?

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 $9,700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.1%
1 years$801,017$793,882$786,921$780,126$773,492$748,133
2 years$396,543$389,158$382,000$375,061$368,329$343,023
3 years$261,736$254,319$247,180$240,305$233,683$209,223
4 years$194,346$186,951$179,883$173,126$166,665$143,239
5 years$153,922$146,572$139,597$132,978$126,696$104,366
6 years$126,982$119,687$112,815$106,343$100,250$79,035
7 years$107,746$100,513$93,750$87,431$81,530$61,428
8 years$93,326$86,158$79,507$73,343$67,637$48,632
9 years$82,117$75,016$68,480$62,472$56,960$39,030
10 years$73,154$66,123$59,702$53,852$48,533$31,650
11 years$65,826$58,866$52,561$46,867$41,740$25,873
12 years$59,723$52,835$46,646$41,109$36,171$21,284
13 years$54,564$47,747$41,675$36,293$31,542$17,598
14 years$50,145$43,401$37,446$32,217$27,649$14,610
15 years$46,319$39,647$33,808$28,732$24,345$12,170
16 years$42,975$36,376$30,652$25,726$21,516$10,165
17 years$40,027$33,501$27,892$23,115$19,078$8,509
18 years$37,409$30,956$25,462$20,831$16,963$7,136
19 years$35,070$28,690$23,309$18,823$15,119$5,994
20 years$32,967$26,660$21,392$17,047$13,505$5,041
21 years$31,067$24,833$19,677$15,472$12,085$4,244
22 years$29,342$23,180$18,135$14,067$10,833$3,577
23 years$27,770$21,680$16,744$12,811$9,724$3,016
24 years$26,330$20,313$15,486$11,685$8,740$2,545
25 years$25,008$19,063$14,343$10,671$7,865$2,149
26 years$23,790$17,916$13,302$9,757$7,084$1,815
27 years$22,663$16,861$12,352$8,931$6,387$1,534
28 years$21,619$15,888$11,483$8,183$5,763$1,297
29 years$20,649$14,988$10,686$7,504$5,204$1,096
30 years$19,745$14,155$9,954$6,887$4,702$927
31 years$18,901$13,381$9,280$6,325$4,251$784
32 years$18,111$12,661$8,658$5,813$3,846$663
33 years$17,371$11,990$8,084$5,345$3,480$561
34 years$16,676$11,364$7,553$4,918$3,151$475
35 years$16,022$10,779$7,062$4,527$2,854$402
36 years$15,406$10,231$6,606$4,170$2,586$340
37 years$14,824$9,717$6,183$3,842$2,344$288
38 years$14,275$9,234$5,790$3,541$2,125$244
39 years$13,754$8,781$5,425$3,265$1,927$206
40 years$13,261$8,354$5,085$3,011$1,748$175
41 years$12,794$7,953$4,768$2,778$1,586$148
42 years$12,350$7,574$4,472$2,564$1,439$125
43 years$11,927$7,216$4,197$2,367$1,306$106
44 years$11,525$6,879$3,939$2,186$1,185$90
45 years$11,142$6,559$3,699$2,018$1,076$76
46 years$10,776$6,257$3,474$1,864$977$64
47 years$10,428$5,971$3,264$1,723$887$54
48 years$10,094$5,701$3,067$1,592$806$46
49 years$9,776$5,444$2,883$1,471$732$39
50 years$9,471$5,200$2,710$1,360$665$33

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 61 starting with $9,700,000, adding $3,793 every year, while hoping to spend $37,054 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: 80/15/5 Blend
60$9,700,000$9,700,000$9,700,000$9,700,000
61$10,693,312$10,179,212$10,028,862$11,546,810
62$11,744,605$10,638,569$10,325,404$12,565,161
63$12,901,888$11,119,192$10,630,638$13,676,933
64$14,175,932$11,622,084$10,944,816$14,895,612
65$15,578,608$12,148,297$11,268,198$16,231,841
66$17,122,994$12,698,931$11,601,051$17,697,337
67$18,823,501$13,275,140$11,943,647$19,305,002
68$20,696,009$13,878,133$12,296,271$21,069,039
69$22,758,018$14,509,177$12,659,212$23,005,091
70$25,028,808$15,169,599$13,032,768$25,130,381
71$27,529,627$15,860,791$13,417,247$27,463,874
72$30,283,888$16,584,209$13,812,963$30,026,458
73$33,317,391$17,341,381$14,220,243$32,841,135
74$36,658,563$18,133,907$14,639,421$35,933,236
75$40,338,734$18,963,466$15,070,838$39,330,662
76$44,392,423$19,831,814$15,514,850$43,064,142
77$48,857,672$20,740,794$15,971,819$47,167,521
78$53,776,398$21,692,337$16,442,118$51,678,077
79$59,194,795$22,688,465$16,926,133$56,636,873
80$65,163,764$23,731,300$17,424,259$62,089,137
81$71,739,397$24,823,063$17,936,901$68,084,692
82$78,983,507$25,966,084$18,464,478$74,678,418
83$86,964,206$27,162,804$19,007,419$81,930,773
84$95,756,555$28,415,781$19,566,168$89,908,352
85$105,443,266$29,727,697$20,141,177$98,684,523
86$116,115,487$31,101,362$20,732,915$108,340,107
87$127,873,661$32,539,723$21,341,861$118,964,144
88$140,828,472$34,045,867$21,968,511$130,654,723
89$155,101,892$35,623,030$22,613,372$143,519,912
90$170,828,331$37,274,606$23,276,966$157,678,768
91$188,155,908$39,004,148$23,959,832$173,262,458
92$207,247,845$40,815,386$24,662,521$190,415,496
93$228,284,011$42,712,225$25,385,601$209,297,098
94$251,462,617$44,698,762$26,129,656$230,082,683
95$277,002,091$46,779,288$26,895,286$252,965,521
96$305,143,136$48,958,304$27,683,109$278,158,558
97$336,151,002$51,240,527$28,493,760$305,896,414
98$370,317,993$53,630,902$29,327,890$336,437,596
99$407,966,224$56,134,613$30,186,170$370,066,931
100$449,450,663$58,757,092$31,069,290$407,098,249