Can I retire at age 65 with 2,460,000?

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 $2,460,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.9%
1 years$203,145$201,335$199,570$197,846$196,164$192,994
2 years$100,567$98,694$96,878$95,118$93,411$90,226
3 years$66,378$64,497$62,687$60,943$59,264$56,163
4 years$49,288$47,412$45,620$43,906$42,268$39,274
5 years$39,036$37,172$35,403$33,724$32,131$29,255
6 years$32,204$30,354$28,611$26,970$25,424$22,668
7 years$27,325$25,491$23,776$22,173$20,677$18,041
8 years$23,668$21,850$20,164$18,600$17,153$14,638
9 years$20,825$19,025$17,367$15,843$14,446$12,049
10 years$18,552$16,769$15,141$13,657$12,308$10,029
11 years$16,694$14,929$13,330$11,886$10,586$8,421
12 years$15,146$13,399$11,830$10,426$9,173$7,121
13 years$13,838$12,109$10,569$9,204$7,999$6,055
14 years$12,717$11,007$9,496$8,170$7,012$5,174
15 years$11,747$10,055$8,574$7,287$6,174$4,438
16 years$10,899$9,225$7,774$6,524$5,457$3,819
17 years$10,151$8,496$7,074$5,862$4,838$3,296
18 years$9,487$7,851$6,457$5,283$4,302$2,851
19 years$8,894$7,276$5,911$4,774$3,834$2,471
20 years$8,361$6,761$5,425$4,323$3,425$2,145
21 years$7,879$6,298$4,990$3,924$3,065$1,865
22 years$7,441$5,879$4,599$3,568$2,747$1,624
23 years$7,043$5,498$4,247$3,249$2,466$1,415
24 years$6,678$5,152$3,927$2,963$2,217$1,235
25 years$6,342$4,834$3,637$2,706$1,995$1,078
26 years$6,033$4,544$3,374$2,474$1,797$942
27 years$5,748$4,276$3,133$2,265$1,620$823
28 years$5,483$4,029$2,912$2,075$1,462$720
29 years$5,237$3,801$2,710$1,903$1,320$630
30 years$5,007$3,590$2,524$1,746$1,193$552
31 years$4,793$3,394$2,353$1,604$1,078$483
32 years$4,593$3,211$2,196$1,474$975$423
33 years$4,405$3,041$2,050$1,356$883$371
34 years$4,229$2,882$1,916$1,247$799$325
35 years$4,063$2,734$1,791$1,148$724$285
36 years$3,907$2,595$1,675$1,057$656$250
37 years$3,760$2,464$1,568$974$594$219
38 years$3,620$2,342$1,468$898$539$192
39 years$3,488$2,227$1,376$828$489$169
40 years$3,363$2,119$1,290$764$443$148
41 years$3,245$2,017$1,209$705$402$130
42 years$3,132$1,921$1,134$650$365$114
43 years$3,025$1,830$1,064$600$331$100
44 years$2,923$1,744$999$554$301$88
45 years$2,826$1,664$938$512$273$77
46 years$2,733$1,587$881$473$248$68
47 years$2,645$1,514$828$437$225$59
48 years$2,560$1,446$778$404$204$52
49 years$2,479$1,381$731$373$186$46
50 years$2,402$1,319$687$345$169$40

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $2,460,000, adding $5,186 every year, while hoping to spend $21,709 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: 59/13/28 Blend
64$2,460,000$2,460,000$2,460,000$2,460,000
65$2,716,269$2,585,889$2,547,759$2,855,566
66$2,970,231$2,689,500$2,610,011$3,054,990
67$3,249,368$2,797,459$2,673,621$3,269,665
68$3,556,228$2,909,959$2,738,611$3,503,384
69$3,893,612$3,027,196$2,805,004$3,758,004
70$4,264,612$3,149,380$2,872,822$4,035,569
71$4,672,630$3,276,727$2,942,089$4,338,327
72$5,121,415$3,409,464$3,012,827$4,668,755
73$5,615,101$3,547,829$3,085,058$5,029,577
74$6,158,239$3,692,070$3,158,804$5,423,794
75$6,755,844$3,842,446$3,234,089$5,854,708
76$7,413,443$3,999,229$3,310,934$6,325,957
77$8,137,124$4,162,702$3,389,361$6,841,543
78$8,933,598$4,333,161$3,469,392$7,405,878
79$9,810,257$4,510,918$3,551,048$8,023,814
80$10,775,246$4,696,296$3,634,351$8,700,699
81$11,837,541$4,889,634$3,719,321$9,442,422
82$13,007,031$5,091,287$3,805,980$10,255,465
83$14,294,614$5,301,626$3,894,346$11,146,972
84$15,712,298$5,521,039$3,984,440$12,124,808
85$17,273,314$5,749,931$4,076,280$13,197,637
86$18,992,242$5,988,728$4,169,885$14,375,001
87$20,885,148$6,237,872$4,265,274$15,667,413
88$22,969,734$6,497,830$4,362,462$17,086,450
89$25,265,509$6,769,085$4,461,466$18,644,867
90$27,793,969$7,052,148$4,562,303$20,356,715
91$30,578,799$7,347,549$4,664,986$22,237,471
92$33,646,102$7,655,844$4,769,528$24,304,185
93$37,024,641$7,977,617$4,875,944$26,575,641
94$40,746,109$8,313,475$4,984,243$29,072,534
95$44,845,434$8,664,057$5,094,436$31,817,661
96$49,361,101$9,030,028$5,206,532$34,836,139
97$54,335,521$9,412,087$5,320,539$38,155,640
98$59,815,429$9,810,964$5,436,462$41,806,652
99$65,852,324$10,227,424$5,554,305$45,822,764
100$72,502,959$10,662,265$5,674,072$50,240,984