Can I retire at age 65 with 2,440,000?

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 $2,440,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.4%
1 years$201,493$199,698$197,947$196,238$194,569$187,965
2 years$99,749$97,891$96,091$94,345$92,652$86,064
3 years$65,839$63,973$62,177$60,448$58,782$52,418
4 years$48,887$47,027$45,249$43,549$41,924$35,832
5 years$38,719$36,870$35,115$33,450$31,870$26,067
6 years$31,942$30,107$28,378$26,750$25,218$19,708
7 years$27,103$25,284$23,582$21,993$20,509$15,291
8 years$23,476$21,673$20,000$18,449$17,014$12,084
9 years$20,656$18,870$17,226$15,715$14,328$9,681
10 years$18,402$16,633$15,018$13,546$12,208$7,835
11 years$16,558$14,807$13,221$11,789$10,500$6,393
12 years$15,023$13,290$11,734$10,341$9,099$5,248
13 years$13,725$12,011$10,483$9,129$7,934$4,331
14 years$12,614$10,917$9,419$8,104$6,955$3,588
15 years$11,651$9,973$8,504$7,227$6,124$2,982
16 years$10,810$9,150$7,710$6,471$5,412$2,485
17 years$10,069$8,427$7,016$5,814$4,799$2,076
18 years$9,410$7,787$6,405$5,240$4,267$1,737
19 years$8,822$7,217$5,863$4,735$3,803$1,456
20 years$8,293$6,706$5,381$4,288$3,397$1,222
21 years$7,815$6,247$4,950$3,892$3,040$1,026
22 years$7,381$5,831$4,562$3,539$2,725$863
23 years$6,985$5,454$4,212$3,223$2,446$726
24 years$6,623$5,110$3,895$2,939$2,199$611
25 years$6,291$4,795$3,608$2,684$1,978$515
26 years$5,984$4,507$3,346$2,454$1,782$434
27 years$5,701$4,241$3,107$2,247$1,607$366
28 years$5,438$3,997$2,889$2,058$1,450$308
29 years$5,194$3,770$2,688$1,888$1,309$260
30 years$4,967$3,561$2,504$1,732$1,183$219
31 years$4,754$3,366$2,334$1,591$1,069$185
32 years$4,556$3,185$2,178$1,462$967$156
33 years$4,370$3,016$2,033$1,345$875$132
34 years$4,195$2,859$1,900$1,237$793$111
35 years$4,030$2,711$1,776$1,139$718$94
36 years$3,875$2,573$1,662$1,049$650$79
37 years$3,729$2,444$1,555$966$590$67
38 years$3,591$2,323$1,457$891$534$57
39 years$3,460$2,209$1,365$821$485$48
40 years$3,336$2,102$1,279$758$440$40
41 years$3,218$2,000$1,199$699$399$34
42 years$3,106$1,905$1,125$645$362$29
43 years$3,000$1,815$1,056$595$328$24
44 years$2,899$1,730$991$550$298$20
45 years$2,803$1,650$930$508$271$17
46 years$2,711$1,574$874$469$246$15
47 years$2,623$1,502$821$433$223$12
48 years$2,539$1,434$772$400$203$10
49 years$2,459$1,369$725$370$184$9
50 years$2,382$1,308$682$342$167$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $2,440,000, adding $2,640 every year, while hoping to spend $51,545 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: 45/38/17 Blend
64$2,440,000$2,440,000$2,440,000$2,440,000
65$2,691,603$2,562,283$2,524,463$2,799,488
66$2,911,303$2,632,992$2,554,189$2,945,887
67$3,151,685$2,705,437$2,583,183$3,099,187
68$3,414,804$2,779,650$2,611,367$3,264,327
69$3,702,923$2,855,662$2,638,657$3,442,429
70$4,018,534$2,933,502$2,664,965$3,634,724
71$4,364,381$3,013,201$2,690,198$3,842,570
72$4,743,488$3,094,788$2,714,259$4,067,460
73$5,159,182$3,178,291$2,737,046$4,311,039
74$5,615,131$3,263,740$2,758,449$4,575,117
75$6,115,373$3,351,161$2,778,356$4,861,687
76$6,664,356$3,440,583$2,796,645$5,172,947
77$7,266,979$3,532,030$2,813,191$5,511,313
78$7,928,639$3,625,528$2,827,862$5,879,449
79$8,655,283$3,721,102$2,840,518$6,280,288
80$9,453,459$3,818,772$2,851,012$6,717,062
81$10,330,381$3,918,562$2,859,191$7,193,331
82$11,293,999$4,020,491$2,864,893$7,713,015
83$12,353,069$4,124,577$2,867,948$8,280,434
84$13,517,237$4,230,835$2,868,179$8,900,348
85$14,797,130$4,339,282$2,865,399$9,577,999
86$16,204,459$4,449,928$2,859,411$10,319,166
87$17,752,122$4,562,783$2,850,010$11,130,213
88$19,454,334$4,677,855$2,836,981$12,018,153
89$21,326,754$4,795,148$2,820,097$12,990,715
90$23,386,635$4,914,662$2,799,122$14,056,413
91$25,652,987$5,036,395$2,773,808$15,224,630
92$28,146,756$5,160,343$2,743,895$16,505,706
93$30,891,020$5,286,495$2,709,110$17,911,033
94$33,911,207$5,414,837$2,669,169$19,453,166
95$37,235,337$5,545,350$2,623,773$21,145,941
96$40,894,282$5,678,012$2,572,610$23,004,602
97$44,922,058$5,812,795$2,515,352$25,045,951
98$49,356,149$5,949,663$2,451,657$27,288,502
99$54,237,857$6,088,577$2,381,168$29,752,657
100$59,612,692$6,229,491$2,303,511$32,460,902