Can I retire at age 65 with 3,900,000?

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 $3,900,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.2%
1 years$322,058$319,190$316,391$313,659$310,991$309,421
2 years$159,435$156,466$153,588$150,798$148,091$146,506
3 years$105,234$102,252$99,381$96,617$93,955$92,405
4 years$78,139$75,166$72,324$69,607$67,010$65,506
5 years$61,886$58,931$56,127$53,465$50,940$49,487
6 years$51,055$48,122$45,359$42,757$40,307$38,907
7 years$43,321$40,412$37,693$35,153$32,780$31,434
8 years$37,523$34,641$31,967$29,489$27,194$25,901
9 years$33,016$30,161$27,533$25,118$22,902$21,662
10 years$29,412$26,586$24,004$21,652$19,513$18,326
11 years$26,466$23,668$21,133$18,843$16,782$15,647
12 years$24,013$21,243$18,755$16,528$14,543$13,459
13 years$21,938$19,197$16,756$14,592$12,682$11,648
14 years$20,161$17,450$15,055$12,953$11,117$10,132
15 years$18,623$15,941$13,593$11,552$9,788$8,851
16 years$17,278$14,625$12,324$10,343$8,651$7,760
17 years$16,093$13,469$11,214$9,294$7,670$6,824
18 years$15,041$12,446$10,237$8,375$6,820$6,017
19 years$14,100$11,535$9,372$7,568$6,079$5,318
20 years$13,255$10,719$8,601$6,854$5,430$4,710
21 years$12,491$9,984$7,911$6,221$4,859$4,178
22 years$11,797$9,320$7,291$5,656$4,355$3,712
23 years$11,165$8,717$6,732$5,151$3,910$3,303
24 years$10,586$8,167$6,226$4,698$3,514$2,942
25 years$10,055$7,664$5,767$4,290$3,162$2,623
26 years$9,565$7,203$5,348$3,923$2,848$2,341
27 years$9,112$6,779$4,966$3,591$2,568$2,091
28 years$8,692$6,388$4,617$3,290$2,317$1,869
29 years$8,302$6,026$4,296$3,017$2,092$1,672
30 years$7,939$5,691$4,002$2,769$1,891$1,496
31 years$7,599$5,380$3,731$2,543$1,709$1,340
32 years$7,282$5,091$3,481$2,337$1,546$1,200
33 years$6,984$4,821$3,250$2,149$1,399$1,075
34 years$6,705$4,569$3,037$1,977$1,267$964
35 years$6,442$4,334$2,839$1,820$1,147$865
36 years$6,194$4,113$2,656$1,676$1,040$776
37 years$5,960$3,907$2,486$1,545$942$696
38 years$5,739$3,713$2,328$1,424$854$625
39 years$5,530$3,531$2,181$1,313$775$561
40 years$5,332$3,359$2,044$1,211$703$503
41 years$5,144$3,197$1,917$1,117$637$452
42 years$4,965$3,045$1,798$1,031$578$406
43 years$4,795$2,901$1,687$952$525$365
44 years$4,634$2,766$1,584$879$477$328
45 years$4,480$2,637$1,487$812$433$294
46 years$4,333$2,516$1,397$750$393$264
47 years$4,193$2,401$1,312$693$357$238
48 years$4,059$2,292$1,233$640$324$214
49 years$3,930$2,189$1,159$591$294$192
50 years$3,808$2,091$1,090$547$267$172

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $3,900,000, adding $3,885 every year, while hoping to spend $22,979 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: 44/27/29 Blend
64$3,900,000$3,900,000$3,900,000$3,900,000
65$4,301,807$4,095,107$4,034,657$4,454,693
66$4,716,142$4,271,318$4,145,369$4,740,616
67$5,171,969$4,455,393$4,259,019$5,047,888
68$5,673,496$4,647,693$4,375,682$5,380,553
69$6,225,359$4,848,597$4,495,434$5,740,989
70$6,832,667$5,058,499$4,618,352$6,131,809
71$7,501,048$5,277,815$4,744,517$6,555,883
72$8,236,705$5,506,978$4,874,008$7,016,366
73$9,046,471$5,746,442$5,006,909$7,516,724
74$9,937,877$5,996,683$5,143,306$8,060,770
75$10,919,219$6,258,199$5,283,286$8,652,693
76$11,999,640$6,531,511$5,426,936$9,297,101
77$13,189,213$6,817,166$5,574,348$9,999,060
78$14,499,039$7,115,733$5,725,616$10,764,142
79$15,941,351$7,427,814$5,880,833$11,598,478
80$17,529,625$7,754,033$6,040,098$12,508,808
81$19,278,715$8,095,049$6,203,509$13,502,549
82$21,204,985$8,451,548$6,371,168$14,587,864
83$23,326,470$8,824,250$6,543,179$15,773,730
84$25,663,042$9,213,910$6,719,647$17,070,029
85$28,236,598$9,621,318$6,900,681$18,487,634
86$31,071,269$10,047,300$7,086,391$20,038,515
87$34,193,643$10,492,723$7,276,891$21,735,841
88$37,633,023$10,958,494$7,472,295$23,594,114
89$41,421,696$11,445,565$7,672,721$25,629,293
90$45,595,242$11,954,930$7,878,290$27,858,948
91$50,192,868$12,487,633$8,089,124$30,302,423
92$55,257,779$13,044,767$8,305,349$32,981,013
93$60,837,587$13,627,474$8,527,092$35,918,167
94$66,984,756$14,236,956$8,754,485$39,139,704
95$73,757,101$14,874,466$8,987,660$42,674,051
96$81,218,331$15,541,321$9,226,753$46,552,514
97$89,438,655$16,238,900$9,471,903$50,809,567
98$98,495,437$16,968,645$9,723,251$55,483,175
99$108,473,933$17,732,070$9,980,941$60,615,147
100$119,468,093$18,530,760$10,245,121$66,251,532