Can I retire at age 66 with 2,920,000?

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 $2,920,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.9%
1 years$241,131$238,983$236,887$234,842$232,845$225,391
2 years$119,372$117,149$114,994$112,905$110,879$103,438
3 years$78,791$76,558$74,409$72,339$70,346$63,152
4 years$58,504$56,278$54,150$52,116$50,171$43,279
5 years$46,335$44,123$42,023$40,030$38,139$31,567
6 years$38,225$36,030$33,961$32,013$30,178$23,931
7 years$32,435$30,258$28,222$26,319$24,543$18,621
8 years$28,094$25,936$23,934$22,079$20,361$14,760
9 years$24,720$22,582$20,614$18,806$17,147$11,860
10 years$22,022$19,905$17,972$16,211$14,610$9,630
11 years$19,816$17,720$15,822$14,108$12,565$7,882
12 years$17,979$15,905$14,042$12,375$10,889$6,493
13 years$16,425$14,373$12,546$10,925$9,495$5,376
14 years$15,095$13,065$11,272$9,698$8,323$4,469
15 years$13,944$11,935$10,177$8,649$7,329$3,728
16 years$12,937$10,950$9,227$7,744$6,477$3,118
17 years$12,049$10,085$8,396$6,958$5,743$2,614
18 years$11,261$9,319$7,665$6,271$5,106$2,196
19 years$10,557$8,637$7,017$5,666$4,551$1,847
20 years$9,924$8,025$6,440$5,132$4,065$1,556
21 years$9,352$7,475$5,923$4,657$3,638$1,312
22 years$8,833$6,978$5,459$4,235$3,261$1,107
23 years$8,360$6,526$5,041$3,857$2,927$935
24 years$7,926$6,115$4,662$3,517$2,631$790
25 years$7,528$5,738$4,318$3,212$2,368$668
26 years$7,161$5,393$4,004$2,937$2,133$566
27 years$6,822$5,076$3,718$2,688$1,923$479
28 years$6,508$4,783$3,457$2,463$1,735$405
29 years$6,216$4,512$3,217$2,259$1,567$343
30 years$5,944$4,261$2,996$2,073$1,416$291
31 years$5,690$4,028$2,793$1,904$1,280$246
32 years$5,452$3,811$2,606$1,750$1,158$209
33 years$5,229$3,609$2,434$1,609$1,048$177
34 years$5,020$3,421$2,274$1,480$949$150
35 years$4,823$3,245$2,126$1,363$859$127
36 years$4,638$3,080$1,989$1,255$778$108
37 years$4,463$2,925$1,861$1,156$706$91
38 years$4,297$2,780$1,743$1,066$640$77
39 years$4,140$2,643$1,633$983$580$66
40 years$3,992$2,515$1,531$907$526$56
41 years$3,851$2,394$1,435$836$477$47
42 years$3,718$2,280$1,346$772$433$40
43 years$3,590$2,172$1,263$713$393$34
44 years$3,469$2,071$1,186$658$357$29
45 years$3,354$1,975$1,113$608$324$24
46 years$3,244$1,884$1,046$561$294$21
47 years$3,139$1,798$983$519$267$18
48 years$3,039$1,716$923$479$243$15
49 years$2,943$1,639$868$443$220$13
50 years$2,851$1,565$816$409$200$11

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $2,920,000, adding $6,912 every year, while hoping to spend $49,958 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: 56/21/23 Blend
65$2,920,000$2,920,000$2,920,000$2,920,000
66$3,224,970$3,070,210$3,024,950$3,385,040
67$3,500,762$3,167,495$3,073,131$3,592,649
68$3,803,010$3,267,873$3,121,251$3,812,849
69$4,134,361$3,371,442$3,169,257$4,051,688
70$4,497,728$3,478,305$3,217,089$4,310,974
71$4,896,320$3,588,566$3,264,686$4,592,695
72$5,333,674$3,702,335$3,311,982$4,899,041
73$5,813,682$3,819,723$3,358,907$5,232,424
74$6,340,634$3,940,846$3,405,387$5,595,500
75$6,919,256$4,065,824$3,451,344$5,991,190
76$7,554,750$4,194,780$3,496,694$6,422,715
77$8,252,852$4,327,841$3,541,350$6,893,621
78$9,019,876$4,465,140$3,585,220$7,407,812
79$9,862,783$4,606,810$3,628,203$7,969,590
80$10,789,236$4,752,993$3,670,197$8,583,690
81$11,807,681$4,903,833$3,711,092$9,255,331
82$12,927,424$5,059,480$3,750,773$9,990,260
83$14,158,713$5,220,087$3,789,116$10,794,808
84$15,512,844$5,385,814$3,825,994$11,675,950
85$17,002,260$5,556,824$3,861,270$12,641,369
86$18,640,670$5,733,288$3,894,802$13,699,528
87$20,443,179$5,915,380$3,926,439$14,859,753
88$22,426,431$6,103,281$3,956,023$16,132,316
89$24,608,764$6,297,178$3,983,385$17,528,536
90$27,010,381$6,497,263$4,008,352$19,060,882
91$29,653,546$6,703,736$4,030,739$20,743,094
92$32,562,790$6,916,801$4,050,350$22,590,309
93$35,765,140$7,136,670$4,066,983$24,619,205
94$39,290,381$7,363,563$4,080,423$26,848,160
95$43,171,327$7,597,705$4,090,445$29,297,422
96$47,444,140$7,839,330$4,096,812$31,989,301
97$52,148,664$8,088,679$4,099,277$34,948,381
98$57,328,803$8,346,000$4,097,578$38,201,749
99$63,032,938$8,611,551$4,091,444$41,779,254
100$69,314,377$8,885,596$4,080,587$45,713,783