Can I retire at age 66 with 3,700,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $3,700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.3%
1 years$305,543$302,821$300,166$297,574$295,043$287,444
2 years$151,259$148,442$145,711$143,064$140,497$132,891
3 years$99,837$97,008$94,285$91,663$89,137$81,763
4 years$74,132$71,311$68,615$66,038$63,573$56,488
5 years$58,713$55,909$53,248$50,723$48,327$41,550
6 years$48,436$45,654$43,033$40,564$38,240$31,777
7 years$41,099$38,340$35,760$33,350$31,099$24,951
8 years$35,599$32,864$30,328$27,976$25,800$19,964
9 years$31,323$28,614$26,121$23,830$21,727$16,199
10 years$27,904$25,222$22,773$20,541$18,513$13,285
11 years$25,109$22,454$20,049$17,877$15,921$10,986
12 years$22,781$20,153$17,793$15,681$13,797$9,146
13 years$20,813$18,213$15,897$13,844$12,031$7,655
14 years$19,128$16,555$14,283$12,289$10,547$6,434
15 years$17,668$15,123$12,896$10,960$9,286$5,428
16 years$16,392$13,875$11,692$9,813$8,207$4,593
17 years$15,268$12,779$10,639$8,817$7,277$3,896
18 years$14,269$11,808$9,712$7,946$6,470$3,311
19 years$13,377$10,944$8,891$7,180$5,767$2,819
20 years$12,575$10,169$8,160$6,503$5,151$2,404
21 years$11,850$9,472$7,506$5,902$4,610$2,052
22 years$11,192$8,842$6,917$5,366$4,132$1,754
23 years$10,593$8,270$6,387$4,887$3,709$1,500
24 years$10,044$7,748$5,907$4,457$3,334$1,284
25 years$9,539$7,271$5,471$4,070$3,000$1,100
26 years$9,074$6,834$5,074$3,722$2,702$943
27 years$8,645$6,431$4,712$3,407$2,436$808
28 years$8,246$6,060$4,380$3,121$2,198$693
29 years$7,876$5,717$4,076$2,862$1,985$595
30 years$7,532$5,399$3,797$2,627$1,794$511
31 years$7,210$5,104$3,540$2,413$1,622$438
32 years$6,909$4,830$3,303$2,217$1,467$376
33 years$6,626$4,574$3,084$2,039$1,328$323
34 years$6,361$4,335$2,881$1,876$1,202$278
35 years$6,112$4,111$2,694$1,727$1,089$239
36 years$5,876$3,902$2,520$1,590$986$205
37 years$5,655$3,706$2,359$1,465$894$176
38 years$5,445$3,522$2,209$1,351$810$151
39 years$5,247$3,349$2,069$1,245$735$130
40 years$5,058$3,187$1,940$1,149$667$112
41 years$4,880$3,033$1,819$1,060$605$96
42 years$4,711$2,889$1,706$978$549$83
43 years$4,550$2,753$1,601$903$498$71
44 years$4,396$2,624$1,503$834$452$61
45 years$4,250$2,502$1,411$770$410$52
46 years$4,111$2,387$1,325$711$373$45
47 years$3,978$2,278$1,245$657$338$39
48 years$3,850$2,174$1,170$607$307$33
49 years$3,729$2,076$1,100$561$279$29
50 years$3,612$1,984$1,034$519$253$25

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $3,700,000, adding $2,608 every year, while hoping to spend $41,053 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: 59/12/29 Blend
65$3,700,000$3,700,000$3,700,000$3,700,000
66$4,080,090$3,883,990$3,826,640$4,288,407
67$4,452,579$4,030,626$3,911,153$4,577,894
68$4,861,686$4,183,070$3,997,120$4,888,947
69$5,311,103$4,341,565$4,084,548$5,227,411
70$5,804,896$4,506,363$4,173,442$5,595,964
71$6,347,547$4,677,725$4,263,803$5,997,552
72$6,943,989$4,855,927$4,355,633$6,435,421
73$7,599,663$5,041,254$4,448,933$6,913,140
74$8,320,557$5,234,004$4,543,701$7,434,644
75$9,113,273$5,434,490$4,639,935$8,004,262
76$9,985,083$5,643,036$4,737,628$8,626,761
77$10,943,999$5,859,982$4,836,776$9,307,391
78$11,998,848$6,085,682$4,937,369$10,051,935
79$13,159,356$6,320,506$5,039,396$10,866,760
80$14,436,239$6,564,840$5,142,846$11,758,877
81$15,841,306$6,819,087$5,247,701$12,736,011
82$17,387,565$7,083,668$5,353,945$13,806,667
83$19,089,352$7,359,023$5,461,557$14,980,216
84$20,962,461$7,645,610$5,570,514$16,266,977
85$23,024,296$7,943,909$5,680,791$17,678,318
86$25,294,033$8,254,420$5,792,357$19,226,764
87$27,792,804$8,577,666$5,905,180$20,926,107
88$30,543,890$8,914,192$6,019,224$22,791,545
89$33,572,948$9,264,569$6,134,449$24,839,818
90$36,908,249$9,629,392$6,250,813$27,089,370
91$40,580,941$10,009,284$6,368,266$29,560,517
92$44,625,352$10,404,894$6,486,758$32,275,645
93$49,079,306$10,816,901$6,606,232$35,259,415
94$53,984,481$11,246,015$6,726,627$38,538,996
95$59,386,805$11,692,977$6,847,876$42,144,323
96$65,336,887$12,158,560$6,969,907$46,108,378
97$71,890,495$12,643,576$7,092,645$50,467,500
98$79,109,082$13,148,868$7,216,006$55,261,725
99$87,060,367$13,675,321$7,339,900$60,535,167
100$95,818,971$14,223,858$7,464,233$66,336,431