Can I retire at age 60 with 3,800,000?

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 $3,800,000?

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$313,800$311,005$308,278$305,616$303,017$291,455
2 years$155,347$152,454$149,650$146,931$144,294$132,781
3 years$102,536$99,630$96,833$94,140$91,546$80,445
4 years$76,135$73,239$70,470$67,823$65,291$54,687
5 years$60,299$57,420$54,687$52,094$49,633$39,553
6 years$49,745$46,888$44,196$41,660$39,273$29,723
7 years$42,210$39,376$36,727$34,251$31,940$22,917
8 years$36,561$33,753$31,147$28,732$26,497$17,994
9 years$32,169$29,388$26,827$24,474$22,314$14,318
10 years$28,658$25,904$23,388$21,097$19,013$11,508
11 years$25,787$23,061$20,591$18,360$16,352$9,322
12 years$23,397$20,698$18,274$16,104$14,170$7,598
13 years$21,376$18,705$16,326$14,218$12,357$6,222
14 years$19,645$17,002$14,669$12,621$10,832$5,115
15 years$18,146$15,532$13,244$11,256$9,537$4,219
16 years$16,835$14,250$12,008$10,078$8,429$3,488
17 years$15,681$13,124$10,927$9,055$7,474$2,890
18 years$14,655$12,127$9,975$8,161$6,645$2,398
19 years$13,739$11,239$9,131$7,374$5,923$1,993
20 years$12,915$10,444$8,380$6,678$5,291$1,659
21 years$12,171$9,728$7,708$6,061$4,734$1,381
22 years$11,495$9,081$7,104$5,511$4,244$1,151
23 years$10,879$8,493$6,560$5,019$3,809$960
24 years$10,315$7,958$6,067$4,578$3,424$801
25 years$9,797$7,468$5,619$4,180$3,081$669
26 years$9,320$7,019$5,211$3,822$2,775$559
27 years$8,878$6,605$4,839$3,499$2,502$467
28 years$8,469$6,224$4,499$3,206$2,258$390
29 years$8,089$5,872$4,186$2,940$2,039$326
30 years$7,735$5,545$3,899$2,698$1,842$273
31 years$7,405$5,242$3,635$2,478$1,665$228
32 years$7,095$4,960$3,392$2,277$1,507$191
33 years$6,805$4,697$3,167$2,094$1,363$159
34 years$6,533$4,452$2,959$1,927$1,234$133
35 years$6,277$4,223$2,766$1,774$1,118$112
36 years$6,035$4,008$2,588$1,633$1,013$93
37 years$5,807$3,807$2,422$1,505$918$78
38 years$5,592$3,618$2,268$1,387$832$65
39 years$5,388$3,440$2,125$1,279$755$55
40 years$5,195$3,273$1,992$1,180$685$46
41 years$5,012$3,115$1,868$1,088$621$38
42 years$4,838$2,967$1,752$1,005$564$32
43 years$4,672$2,827$1,644$927$512$27
44 years$4,515$2,695$1,543$856$464$22
45 years$4,365$2,570$1,449$791$421$19
46 years$4,222$2,451$1,361$730$383$16
47 years$4,085$2,339$1,279$675$348$13
48 years$3,954$2,233$1,202$624$316$11
49 years$3,830$2,133$1,129$576$287$9
50 years$3,710$2,037$1,062$533$260$8

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $3,800,000, adding $3,887 every year, while hoping to spend $38,647 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: 53/30/17 Blend
59$3,800,000$3,800,000$3,800,000$3,800,000
60$4,191,609$3,990,209$3,931,309$4,394,283
61$4,578,033$4,144,610$4,021,888$4,687,842
62$5,002,578$4,305,280$4,114,206$5,002,681
63$5,469,089$4,472,487$4,208,280$5,344,399
64$5,981,806$4,646,510$4,304,128$5,715,564
65$6,545,399$4,827,637$4,401,765$6,118,998
66$7,165,013$5,016,174$4,501,207$6,557,802
67$7,846,314$5,212,436$4,602,467$7,035,390
68$8,595,547$5,416,755$4,705,559$7,555,515
69$9,419,593$5,629,477$4,810,496$8,122,308
70$10,326,032$5,850,961$4,917,288$8,740,310
71$11,323,215$6,081,586$5,025,945$9,414,521
72$12,420,345$6,321,746$5,136,476$10,150,440
73$13,627,560$6,571,851$5,248,887$10,954,119
74$14,956,032$6,832,332$5,363,186$11,832,222
75$16,418,069$7,103,638$5,479,374$12,792,077
76$18,027,234$7,386,239$5,597,456$13,841,756
77$19,798,472$7,680,625$5,717,430$14,990,141
78$21,748,248$7,987,308$5,839,297$16,247,010
79$23,894,708$8,306,823$5,963,051$17,623,129
80$26,257,842$8,639,732$6,088,687$19,130,350
81$28,859,681$8,986,618$6,216,197$20,781,722
82$31,724,499$9,348,093$6,345,571$22,591,613
83$34,879,044$9,724,796$6,476,794$24,575,845
84$38,352,791$10,117,394$6,609,850$26,751,840
85$42,178,215$10,526,587$6,744,720$29,138,784
86$46,391,107$10,953,103$6,881,382$31,757,804
87$51,030,901$11,397,707$7,019,809$34,632,169
88$56,141,053$11,861,194$7,159,973$37,787,506
89$61,769,448$12,344,400$7,301,840$41,252,039
90$67,968,852$12,848,197$7,445,372$45,056,856
91$74,797,412$13,373,495$7,590,529$49,236,196
92$82,319,201$13,921,249$7,737,264$53,827,775
93$90,604,824$14,492,455$7,885,527$58,873,136
94$99,732,086$15,088,155$8,035,262$64,418,040
95$109,786,725$15,709,441$8,186,409$70,512,895
96$120,863,218$16,357,451$8,338,902$77,213,229
97$133,065,679$17,033,378$8,492,667$84,580,214
98$146,508,835$17,738,470$8,647,628$92,681,237
99$161,319,111$18,474,031$8,803,699$101,590,533
100$177,635,828$19,241,425$8,960,790$111,389,886