Can I retire at age 63 with 3,500,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $3,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.5%
1 years$289,027$286,452$283,940$281,489$279,095$269,514
2 years$143,083$140,418$137,835$135,331$132,902$123,347
3 years$94,441$91,765$89,188$86,708$84,319$75,090
4 years$70,125$67,457$64,906$62,468$60,137$51,304
5 years$55,539$52,887$50,370$47,982$45,715$37,303
6 years$45,818$43,186$40,706$38,371$36,173$28,187
7 years$38,878$36,268$33,827$31,547$29,418$21,857
8 years$33,674$31,088$28,688$26,464$24,405$17,263
9 years$29,630$27,068$24,709$22,542$20,553$13,821
10 years$26,396$23,859$21,542$19,431$17,512$11,180
11 years$23,752$21,240$18,965$16,911$15,061$9,115
12 years$21,550$19,064$16,831$14,833$13,051$7,479
13 years$19,688$17,228$15,038$13,095$11,381$6,167
14 years$18,094$15,660$13,511$11,625$9,977$5,105
15 years$16,713$14,306$12,199$10,367$8,784$4,241
16 years$15,506$13,125$11,060$9,283$7,763$3,532
17 years$14,443$12,088$10,064$8,340$6,884$2,948
18 years$13,498$11,170$9,187$7,516$6,121$2,465
19 years$12,654$10,352$8,411$6,792$5,455$2,064
20 years$11,895$9,620$7,719$6,151$4,873$1,731
21 years$11,210$8,960$7,100$5,583$4,361$1,453
22 years$10,587$8,364$6,544$5,076$3,909$1,220
23 years$10,020$7,823$6,042$4,623$3,509$1,026
24 years$9,501$7,329$5,588$4,216$3,154$863
25 years$9,024$6,878$5,175$3,850$2,838$726
26 years$8,584$6,464$4,800$3,521$2,556$611
27 years$8,177$6,084$4,457$3,223$2,305$515
28 years$7,801$5,733$4,143$2,953$2,080$434
29 years$7,451$5,408$3,856$2,708$1,878$366
30 years$7,124$5,107$3,592$2,485$1,697$308
31 years$6,820$4,828$3,348$2,282$1,534$260
32 years$6,535$4,569$3,124$2,097$1,388$219
33 years$6,268$4,326$2,917$1,929$1,256$185
34 years$6,017$4,100$2,725$1,775$1,137$156
35 years$5,781$3,889$2,548$1,634$1,030$131
36 years$5,559$3,691$2,384$1,504$933$111
37 years$5,349$3,506$2,231$1,386$846$94
38 years$5,151$3,332$2,089$1,278$767$79
39 years$4,963$3,168$1,957$1,178$695$67
40 years$4,785$3,014$1,835$1,087$631$56
41 years$4,616$2,869$1,720$1,003$572$47
42 years$4,456$2,733$1,614$925$519$40
43 years$4,304$2,604$1,514$854$471$34
44 years$4,158$2,482$1,421$789$428$28
45 years$4,020$2,367$1,335$728$388$24
46 years$3,888$2,258$1,254$673$352$20
47 years$3,763$2,155$1,178$622$320$17
48 years$3,642$2,057$1,107$574$291$14
49 years$3,527$1,964$1,040$531$264$12
50 years$3,417$1,876$978$491$240$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $3,500,000, adding $5,111 every year, while hoping to spend $27,779 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: 64/29/7 Blend
62$3,500,000$3,500,000$3,500,000$3,500,000
63$3,862,272$3,676,772$3,622,522$4,104,134
64$4,226,667$3,827,377$3,714,320$4,416,441
65$4,627,299$3,984,431$3,808,262$4,753,649
66$5,067,836$4,148,220$3,904,391$5,121,210
67$5,552,317$4,319,044$4,002,749$5,522,068
68$6,085,192$4,497,217$4,103,381$5,959,460
69$6,671,368$4,683,066$4,206,329$6,436,949
70$7,316,245$4,876,935$4,311,640$6,958,453
71$8,025,779$5,079,181$4,419,357$7,528,283
72$8,806,529$5,290,181$4,529,525$8,151,183
73$9,665,722$5,510,327$4,642,191$8,832,374
74$10,611,321$5,740,029$4,757,401$9,577,599
75$11,652,103$5,979,717$4,875,200$10,393,183
76$12,797,734$6,229,840$4,995,636$11,286,084
77$14,058,869$6,490,868$5,118,756$12,263,963
78$15,447,246$6,763,294$5,244,607$13,335,251
79$16,975,801$7,047,631$5,373,237$14,509,231
80$18,658,786$7,344,417$5,504,693$15,796,123
81$20,511,906$7,654,218$5,639,024$17,207,180
82$22,552,466$7,977,621$5,776,278$18,754,787
83$24,799,537$8,315,243$5,916,503$20,452,587
84$27,274,131$8,667,731$6,059,746$22,315,599
85$29,999,402$9,035,760$6,206,057$24,360,363
86$33,000,865$9,420,036$6,355,484$26,605,092
87$36,306,635$9,821,299$6,508,075$29,069,844
88$39,947,693$10,240,325$6,663,877$31,776,708
89$43,958,180$10,677,923$6,822,939$34,750,014
90$48,375,715$11,134,942$6,985,308$38,016,554
91$53,241,753$11,612,269$7,151,031$41,605,841
92$58,601,976$12,110,834$7,320,155$45,550,379
93$64,506,723$12,631,610$7,492,726$49,885,971
94$71,011,466$13,175,616$7,668,789$54,652,052
95$78,177,331$13,743,918$7,848,389$59,892,063
96$86,071,680$14,337,631$8,031,571$65,653,855
97$94,768,741$14,957,924$8,218,378$71,990,137
98$104,350,311$15,606,020$8,408,852$78,958,976
99$114,906,528$16,283,201$8,603,035$86,624,337
100$126,536,723$16,990,807$8,800,965$95,056,687