Can I retire at age 35 with 3,000,000?

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 $3,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$247,737$245,530$243,378$241,276$239,224$232,218
2 years$122,642$120,358$118,144$115,998$113,916$106,914
3 years$80,949$78,655$76,447$74,321$72,273$65,495
4 years$60,107$57,820$55,634$53,544$51,546$45,043
5 years$47,605$45,332$43,174$41,127$39,184$32,975
6 years$39,273$37,017$34,891$32,890$31,005$25,095
7 years$33,324$31,087$28,995$27,040$25,216$19,605
8 years$28,864$26,647$24,590$22,684$20,919$15,604
9 years$25,397$23,201$21,179$19,321$17,617$12,592
10 years$22,625$20,450$18,465$16,655$15,010$10,269
11 years$20,359$18,206$16,256$14,495$12,909$8,443
12 years$18,471$16,341$14,427$12,714$11,187$6,987
13 years$16,875$14,767$12,889$11,225$9,755$5,813
14 years$15,509$13,423$11,581$9,964$8,551$4,856
15 years$14,326$12,262$10,456$8,886$7,529$4,071
16 years$13,291$11,250$9,480$7,957$6,654$3,422
17 years$12,379$10,361$8,626$7,149$5,900$2,884
18 years$11,570$9,574$7,875$6,443$5,246$2,435
19 years$10,846$8,873$7,209$5,821$4,676$2,059
20 years$10,196$8,245$6,616$5,272$4,177$1,744
21 years$9,608$7,680$6,086$4,785$3,738$1,478
22 years$9,075$7,169$5,609$4,351$3,350$1,254
23 years$8,589$6,705$5,179$3,962$3,007$1,065
24 years$8,143$6,282$4,789$3,614$2,703$906
25 years$7,734$5,896$4,436$3,300$2,432$770
26 years$7,358$5,541$4,114$3,018$2,191$655
27 years$7,009$5,215$3,820$2,762$1,975$558
28 years$6,686$4,914$3,551$2,531$1,782$475
29 years$6,386$4,636$3,305$2,321$1,610$404
30 years$6,107$4,378$3,078$2,130$1,454$345
31 years$5,846$4,139$2,870$1,956$1,315$294
32 years$5,601$3,916$2,678$1,798$1,189$250
33 years$5,373$3,708$2,500$1,653$1,076$213
34 years$5,158$3,515$2,336$1,521$975$182
35 years$4,955$3,334$2,184$1,400$883$155
36 years$4,765$3,164$2,043$1,290$800$132
37 years$4,585$3,005$1,912$1,188$725$113
38 years$4,415$2,856$1,791$1,095$657$96
39 years$4,254$2,716$1,678$1,010$596$82
40 years$4,101$2,584$1,573$931$541$70
41 years$3,957$2,460$1,475$859$490$60
42 years$3,819$2,342$1,383$793$445$51
43 years$3,689$2,232$1,298$732$404$43
44 years$3,564$2,127$1,218$676$367$37
45 years$3,446$2,029$1,144$624$333$32
46 years$3,333$1,935$1,074$577$302$27
47 years$3,225$1,847$1,009$533$274$23
48 years$3,122$1,763$949$492$249$20
49 years$3,023$1,684$892$455$226$17
50 years$2,929$1,608$838$421$206$14

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 35 starting with $3,000,000, adding $2,046 every year, while hoping to spend $31,570 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: 86/9/5 Blend
34$3,000,000$3,000,000$3,000,000$3,000,000
35$3,308,110$3,149,110$3,102,610$3,592,599
36$3,611,947$3,269,827$3,172,958$3,898,933
37$3,945,718$3,395,400$3,244,603$4,230,910
38$4,312,441$3,526,035$3,317,558$4,594,667
39$4,715,445$3,661,945$3,391,831$4,993,376
40$5,158,393$3,803,353$3,467,430$5,430,534
41$5,645,325$3,950,493$3,544,364$5,909,988
42$6,180,688$4,103,607$3,622,640$6,435,978
43$6,769,383$4,262,949$3,702,264$7,013,174
44$7,416,811$4,428,784$3,783,240$7,646,718
45$8,128,920$4,601,389$3,865,574$8,342,276
46$8,912,266$4,781,053$3,949,266$9,106,086
47$9,774,070$4,968,077$4,034,319$9,945,023
48$10,722,289$5,162,778$4,120,734$10,866,656
49$11,765,692$5,365,483$4,208,508$11,879,328
50$12,913,939$5,576,538$4,297,639$12,992,224
51$14,177,673$5,796,301$4,388,122$14,215,467
52$15,568,624$6,025,148$4,479,952$15,560,207
53$17,099,713$6,263,470$4,573,120$17,038,729
54$18,785,181$6,511,677$4,667,617$18,664,565
55$20,640,718$6,770,197$4,763,430$20,452,626
56$22,683,611$7,039,477$4,860,546$22,419,337
57$24,932,913$7,319,985$4,958,947$24,582,797
58$27,409,614$7,612,208$5,058,616$26,962,946
59$30,136,845$7,916,656$5,159,530$29,581,751
60$33,140,094$8,233,863$5,261,665$32,463,418
61$36,447,447$8,564,386$5,364,994$35,634,616
62$40,089,853$8,908,807$5,469,488$39,124,729
63$44,101,414$9,267,735$5,575,112$42,966,133
64$48,519,710$9,641,806$5,681,830$47,194,500
65$53,386,151$10,031,685$5,789,602$51,849,138
66$58,746,368$10,438,067$5,898,383$56,973,354
67$64,650,644$10,861,679$6,008,125$62,614,870
68$71,154,389$11,303,280$6,118,776$68,826,268
69$78,318,661$11,763,665$6,230,280$75,665,487
70$86,210,744$12,243,665$6,342,574$83,196,368
71$94,904,783$12,744,147$6,455,593$91,489,258
72$104,482,481$13,266,020$6,569,265$100,621,672
73$115,033,872$13,810,234$6,683,514$110,679,023
74$126,658,172$14,377,780$6,798,257$121,755,428
75$139,464,712$14,969,698$6,913,405$133,954,598
76$153,573,973$15,587,073$7,028,864$147,390,812
77$169,118,719$16,231,041$7,144,532$162,189,997
78$186,245,256$16,902,790$7,260,302$178,490,915
79$205,114,808$17,603,562$7,376,057$196,446,473
80$225,905,038$18,334,656$7,491,675$216,225,164
81$248,811,731$19,097,433$7,607,025$238,012,657
82$274,050,634$19,893,313$7,721,967$262,013,550
83$301,859,498$20,723,786$7,836,352$288,453,296
84$332,500,321$21,590,405$7,950,025$317,580,335
85$366,261,820$22,494,801$8,062,816$349,668,434
86$403,462,155$23,438,676$8,174,550$385,019,275
87$444,451,935$24,423,811$8,285,038$423,965,293
88$489,617,528$25,452,073$8,394,082$466,872,824
89$539,384,702$26,525,412$8,501,470$514,145,552
90$594,222,654$27,645,869$8,606,981$566,228,324
91$654,648,429$28,815,580$8,710,380$623,611,345
92$721,231,807$30,036,783$8,811,416$686,834,805
93$794,600,681$31,311,815$8,909,828$756,493,980
94$875,446,983$32,643,125$9,005,339$833,244,842
95$964,533,213$34,033,277$9,097,656$917,810,259
96$1,062,699,644$35,484,950$9,186,471$1,010,986,809
97$1,170,872,248$37,000,953$9,271,458$1,113,652,305
98$1,290,071,441$38,584,224$9,352,275$1,226,774,075
99$1,421,421,713$40,237,836$9,428,562$1,351,418,094
100$1,566,162,248$41,965,010$9,499,939$1,488,759,045