Can I retire at age 65 with 2,610,000?

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:
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 $2,610,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.7%
1 years$215,531$213,612$211,738$209,910$208,125$203,259
2 years$106,699$104,712$102,786$100,918$99,107$94,232
3 years$70,426$68,430$66,509$64,659$62,878$58,146
4 years$52,293$50,303$48,402$46,583$44,845$40,293
5 years$41,416$39,438$37,562$35,781$34,090$29,732
6 years$34,167$32,204$30,355$28,614$26,975$22,813
7 years$28,992$27,045$25,225$23,525$21,938$17,974
8 years$25,112$23,183$21,393$19,735$18,199$14,432
9 years$22,095$20,185$18,426$16,810$15,326$11,752
10 years$19,684$17,792$16,064$14,490$13,059$9,674
11 years$17,712$15,839$14,143$12,611$11,231$8,031
12 years$16,070$14,216$12,551$11,061$9,733$6,712
13 years$14,682$12,847$11,214$9,765$8,487$5,640
14 years$13,493$11,678$10,076$8,669$7,440$4,761
15 years$12,463$10,668$9,097$7,731$6,550$4,033
16 years$11,563$9,788$8,248$6,922$5,789$3,427
17 years$10,770$9,014$7,505$6,220$5,133$2,919
18 years$10,066$8,329$6,851$5,605$4,564$2,492
19 years$9,436$7,720$6,272$5,065$4,068$2,132
20 years$8,871$7,173$5,756$4,587$3,634$1,826
21 years$8,359$6,682$5,294$4,163$3,252$1,566
22 years$7,895$6,237$4,880$3,785$2,915$1,344
23 years$7,472$5,834$4,505$3,447$2,617$1,155
24 years$7,085$5,466$4,167$3,144$2,352$994
25 years$6,729$5,129$3,859$2,871$2,116$855
26 years$6,401$4,821$3,579$2,625$1,906$737
27 years$6,098$4,537$3,324$2,403$1,719$635
28 years$5,817$4,275$3,090$2,202$1,551$547
29 years$5,556$4,033$2,875$2,019$1,400$472
30 years$5,313$3,809$2,678$1,853$1,265$407
31 years$5,086$3,600$2,497$1,702$1,144$351
32 years$4,873$3,407$2,330$1,564$1,035$303
33 years$4,674$3,226$2,175$1,438$936$262
34 years$4,487$3,058$2,032$1,323$848$226
35 years$4,311$2,900$1,900$1,218$768$195
36 years$4,145$2,753$1,778$1,122$696$168
37 years$3,989$2,615$1,664$1,034$631$145
38 years$3,841$2,485$1,558$953$572$126
39 years$3,701$2,363$1,460$879$518$108
40 years$3,568$2,248$1,368$810$470$94
41 years$3,442$2,140$1,283$748$427$81
42 years$3,323$2,038$1,203$690$387$70
43 years$3,209$1,942$1,129$637$351$60
44 years$3,101$1,851$1,060$588$319$52
45 years$2,998$1,765$995$543$290$45
46 years$2,900$1,684$935$502$263$39
47 years$2,806$1,607$878$463$239$34
48 years$2,716$1,534$825$428$217$29
49 years$2,630$1,465$776$396$197$25
50 years$2,548$1,399$729$366$179$22

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $2,610,000, adding $4,343 every year, while hoping to spend $36,741 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: 84/6/10 Blend
64$2,610,000$2,610,000$2,610,000$2,610,000
65$2,880,700$2,742,370$2,701,915$3,118,042
66$3,135,439$2,837,654$2,753,337$3,369,168
67$3,414,930$2,936,375$2,805,250$3,639,579
68$3,721,659$3,038,664$2,857,632$3,935,481
69$4,058,365$3,144,655$2,910,459$4,259,413
70$4,428,063$3,254,487$2,963,704$4,614,175
71$4,834,075$3,368,308$3,017,339$5,002,849
72$5,280,064$3,486,267$3,071,332$5,428,828
73$5,770,060$3,608,524$3,125,651$5,895,852
74$6,308,505$3,735,241$3,180,260$6,408,041
75$6,900,294$3,866,589$3,235,119$6,969,930
76$7,550,817$4,002,745$3,290,189$7,586,517
77$8,266,015$4,143,893$3,345,425$8,263,308
78$9,052,430$4,290,226$3,400,779$9,006,367
79$9,917,273$4,441,943$3,456,200$9,822,376
80$10,868,488$4,599,251$3,511,635$10,718,696
81$11,914,825$4,762,366$3,567,027$11,703,436
82$13,065,928$4,931,512$3,622,313$12,785,529
83$14,332,421$5,106,925$3,677,429$13,974,819
84$15,726,010$5,288,846$3,732,305$15,282,150
85$17,259,593$5,477,529$3,786,867$16,719,470
86$18,947,382$5,673,238$3,841,037$18,299,942
87$20,805,035$5,876,247$3,894,732$20,038,072
88$22,849,807$6,086,842$3,947,864$21,949,840
89$25,100,710$6,305,320$4,000,340$24,052,854
90$27,578,691$6,531,989$4,052,060$26,366,515
91$30,306,835$6,767,174$4,102,921$28,912,200
92$33,310,575$7,011,209$4,152,812$31,713,464
93$36,617,939$7,264,443$4,201,617$34,796,261
94$40,259,809$7,527,241$4,249,211$38,189,189
95$44,270,216$7,799,982$4,295,466$41,923,758
96$48,686,656$8,083,060$4,340,243$46,034,692
97$53,550,452$8,376,886$4,383,397$50,560,251
98$58,907,134$8,681,890$4,424,777$55,542,594
99$64,806,875$8,998,516$4,464,221$61,028,177
100$71,304,963$9,327,230$4,501,559$67,068,191