Can I retire at age 65 with 2,900,000?

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 $2,900,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.5%
1 years$239,479$237,346$235,265$233,234$231,250$226,027
2 years$118,554$116,346$114,206$112,132$110,119$104,885
3 years$78,251$76,033$73,899$71,844$69,864$64,782
4 years$58,103$55,893$53,780$51,759$49,828$44,937
5 years$46,018$43,821$41,735$39,756$37,878$33,193
6 years$37,964$35,783$33,728$31,793$29,972$25,497
7 years$32,213$30,050$28,028$26,139$24,375$20,111
8 years$27,902$25,759$23,770$21,927$20,221$16,167
9 years$24,550$22,428$20,473$18,677$17,029$13,181
10 years$21,871$19,769$17,849$16,100$14,510$10,864
11 years$19,680$17,599$15,714$14,012$12,479$9,030
12 years$17,855$15,796$13,946$12,290$10,814$7,557
13 years$16,313$14,275$12,460$10,850$9,430$6,359
14 years$14,992$12,975$11,195$9,632$8,266$5,374
15 years$13,848$11,853$10,108$8,590$7,278$4,559
16 years$12,848$10,875$9,164$7,691$6,433$3,880
17 years$11,967$10,016$8,339$6,911$5,704$3,310
18 years$11,184$9,255$7,612$6,228$5,071$2,830
19 years$10,485$8,577$6,969$5,627$4,520$2,424
20 years$9,856$7,970$6,396$5,097$4,038$2,079
21 years$9,288$7,424$5,883$4,626$3,613$1,786
22 years$8,772$6,930$5,422$4,206$3,239$1,536
23 years$8,302$6,482$5,006$3,830$2,907$1,322
24 years$7,872$6,073$4,630$3,493$2,613$1,139
25 years$7,477$5,699$4,288$3,190$2,351$982
26 years$7,112$5,356$3,977$2,917$2,118$847
27 years$6,776$5,041$3,693$2,670$1,910$731
28 years$6,463$4,750$3,433$2,446$1,723$631
29 years$6,173$4,481$3,195$2,243$1,556$545
30 years$5,903$4,232$2,976$2,059$1,406$471
31 years$5,651$4,001$2,774$1,891$1,271$407
32 years$5,415$3,785$2,588$1,738$1,150$352
33 years$5,193$3,585$2,417$1,598$1,040$304
34 years$4,986$3,398$2,258$1,470$942$263
35 years$4,790$3,223$2,111$1,354$853$227
36 years$4,606$3,059$1,975$1,247$773$197
37 years$4,432$2,905$1,849$1,149$701$170
38 years$4,268$2,761$1,731$1,059$635$147
39 years$4,112$2,625$1,622$976$576$127
40 years$3,965$2,498$1,520$900$522$110
41 years$3,825$2,378$1,425$831$474$95
42 years$3,692$2,264$1,337$767$430$83
43 years$3,566$2,157$1,255$708$390$72
44 years$3,446$2,056$1,178$653$354$62
45 years$3,331$1,961$1,106$603$322$54
46 years$3,222$1,871$1,039$557$292$46
47 years$3,118$1,785$976$515$265$40
48 years$3,018$1,704$917$476$241$35
49 years$2,923$1,628$862$440$219$30
50 years$2,831$1,555$810$406$199$26

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $2,900,000, adding $2,081 every year, while hoping to spend $39,320 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: 56/36/8 Blend
64$2,900,000$2,900,000$2,900,000$2,900,000
65$3,197,947$3,044,247$2,999,297$3,370,962
66$3,482,301$3,151,578$3,057,937$3,595,230
67$3,794,342$3,262,852$3,117,224$3,834,821
68$4,136,851$3,378,218$3,177,137$4,094,817
69$4,512,894$3,497,835$3,237,656$4,377,165
70$4,925,848$3,621,867$3,298,755$4,684,010
71$5,379,430$3,750,485$3,360,410$5,017,709
72$5,877,740$3,883,866$3,422,591$5,380,856
73$6,425,289$4,022,196$3,485,268$5,776,304
74$7,027,051$4,165,666$3,548,407$6,207,190
75$7,688,504$4,314,477$3,611,972$6,676,969
76$8,415,683$4,468,838$3,675,925$7,189,441
77$9,215,237$4,628,965$3,740,223$7,748,788
78$10,094,492$4,795,086$3,804,821$8,359,612
79$11,061,519$4,967,434$3,869,671$9,026,979
80$12,125,210$5,146,254$3,934,722$9,756,465
81$13,295,364$5,331,803$3,999,917$10,554,209
82$14,582,775$5,524,345$4,065,198$11,426,968
83$15,999,337$5,724,157$4,130,501$12,382,180
84$17,558,156$5,931,527$4,195,760$13,428,038
85$19,273,671$6,146,755$4,260,901$14,573,560
86$21,161,793$6,370,154$4,325,849$15,828,676
87$23,240,053$6,602,049$4,390,522$17,204,322
88$25,527,768$6,842,779$4,454,834$18,712,539
89$28,046,223$7,092,697$4,518,693$20,366,589
90$30,818,871$7,352,172$4,582,002$22,181,076
91$33,871,554$7,621,588$4,644,658$24,172,085
92$37,232,750$7,901,343$4,706,552$26,357,332
93$40,933,837$8,191,854$4,767,567$28,756,328
94$45,009,389$8,493,556$4,827,581$31,390,566
95$49,497,507$8,806,901$4,886,466$34,283,717
96$54,440,174$9,132,360$4,944,084$37,461,856
97$59,883,651$9,470,426$5,000,290$40,953,708
98$65,878,917$9,821,609$5,054,933$44,790,912
99$72,482,144$10,186,446$5,107,850$49,008,323
100$79,755,233$10,565,492$5,158,874$53,644,337