Can I retire at age 66 with 2,880,000?

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 $2,880,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.8%
1 years$237,828$235,709$233,642$231,625$229,655$222,393
2 years$117,736$115,544$113,419$111,358$109,360$102,109
3 years$77,711$75,509$73,389$71,348$69,382$62,370
4 years$57,703$55,507$53,409$51,402$49,484$42,765
5 years$45,701$43,518$41,447$39,482$37,617$31,208
6 years$37,702$35,536$33,496$31,574$29,765$23,673
7 years$31,991$29,843$27,835$25,959$24,207$18,430
8 years$27,709$25,581$23,606$21,776$20,082$14,617
9 years$24,381$22,273$20,332$18,548$16,912$11,753
10 years$21,720$19,632$17,726$15,989$14,410$9,548
11 years$19,544$17,478$15,606$13,915$12,393$7,821
12 years$17,732$15,687$13,850$12,205$10,739$6,446
13 years$16,200$14,176$12,374$10,776$9,365$5,341
14 years$14,888$12,886$11,118$9,565$8,209$4,443
15 years$13,752$11,772$10,038$8,531$7,228$3,709
16 years$12,759$10,800$9,101$7,638$6,388$3,105
17 years$11,884$9,947$8,281$6,863$5,664$2,605
18 years$11,107$9,191$7,560$6,185$5,036$2,189
19 years$10,413$8,518$6,921$5,589$4,489$1,843
20 years$9,788$7,916$6,351$5,062$4,010$1,554
21 years$9,224$7,373$5,842$4,594$3,588$1,311
22 years$8,712$6,882$5,384$4,177$3,216$1,107
23 years$8,245$6,437$4,972$3,804$2,887$936
24 years$7,818$6,031$4,598$3,469$2,595$792
25 years$7,425$5,660$4,259$3,168$2,335$670
26 years$7,063$5,319$3,950$2,897$2,103$567
27 years$6,729$5,006$3,668$2,652$1,896$481
28 years$6,419$4,717$3,409$2,429$1,711$407
29 years$6,131$4,450$3,173$2,228$1,545$345
30 years$5,862$4,203$2,955$2,045$1,396$293
31 years$5,612$3,973$2,755$1,878$1,262$248
32 years$5,377$3,759$2,571$1,726$1,142$210
33 years$5,158$3,560$2,400$1,587$1,033$179
34 years$4,951$3,374$2,243$1,460$936$151
35 years$4,757$3,200$2,097$1,344$847$128
36 years$4,574$3,038$1,961$1,238$768$109
37 years$4,401$2,885$1,836$1,141$696$93
38 years$4,238$2,742$1,719$1,051$631$79
39 years$4,084$2,607$1,611$969$572$67
40 years$3,937$2,480$1,510$894$519$57
41 years$3,799$2,361$1,416$825$471$48
42 years$3,667$2,249$1,328$761$427$41
43 years$3,541$2,143$1,246$703$388$35
44 years$3,422$2,042$1,170$649$352$29
45 years$3,308$1,948$1,098$599$319$25
46 years$3,200$1,858$1,031$554$290$21
47 years$3,096$1,773$969$511$263$18
48 years$2,997$1,693$911$473$239$15
49 years$2,902$1,616$856$437$217$13
50 years$2,812$1,544$805$404$197$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $2,880,000, adding $3,066 every year, while hoping to spend $55,112 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: 48/27/25 Blend
65$2,880,000$2,880,000$2,880,000$2,880,000
66$3,176,923$3,024,283$2,979,643$3,306,675
67$3,442,330$3,113,834$3,020,822$3,487,429
68$3,732,962$3,205,926$3,061,534$3,677,894
69$4,051,333$3,300,625$3,101,704$3,883,634
70$4,400,212$3,397,999$3,141,254$4,106,114
71$4,782,650$3,498,117$3,180,103$4,346,946
72$5,202,006$3,601,050$3,218,161$4,607,903
73$5,661,978$3,706,870$3,255,338$4,890,939
74$6,166,643$3,815,650$3,291,535$5,198,206
75$6,720,489$3,927,465$3,326,650$5,532,072
76$7,328,460$4,042,392$3,360,574$5,895,147
77$7,996,003$4,160,508$3,393,192$6,290,305
78$8,729,115$4,281,894$3,424,385$6,720,709
79$9,534,408$4,406,629$3,454,024$7,189,847
80$10,419,159$4,534,796$3,481,976$7,701,557
81$11,391,392$4,666,479$3,508,100$8,260,071
82$12,459,940$4,801,763$3,532,248$8,870,047
83$13,634,540$4,940,735$3,554,264$9,536,620
84$14,925,914$5,083,482$3,573,983$10,265,445
85$16,345,879$5,230,095$3,591,234$11,062,752
86$17,907,453$5,380,664$3,605,834$11,935,408
87$19,624,977$5,535,280$3,617,593$12,890,975
88$21,514,255$5,694,039$3,626,312$13,937,788
89$23,592,695$5,857,033$3,631,780$15,085,027
90$25,879,482$6,024,360$3,633,777$16,342,812
91$28,395,752$6,196,116$3,632,072$17,722,290
92$31,164,794$6,372,401$3,626,421$19,235,745
93$34,212,266$6,553,312$3,616,569$20,896,714
94$37,566,444$6,738,951$3,602,251$22,720,111
95$41,258,481$6,929,419$3,583,186$24,722,372
96$45,322,703$7,124,818$3,559,080$26,921,608
97$49,796,936$7,325,251$3,529,626$29,337,777
98$54,722,856$7,530,821$3,494,502$31,992,871
99$60,146,390$7,741,634$3,453,370$34,911,125
100$66,118,141$7,957,793$3,405,877$38,119,246