Can I retire at age 60 with 2,470,000?

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 $2,470,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.9%
1 years$203,970$202,153$200,381$198,651$196,961$191,424
2 years$100,975$99,095$97,272$95,505$93,791$88,254
3 years$66,648$64,760$62,942$61,191$59,505$54,142
4 years$49,488$47,605$45,805$44,085$42,439$37,292
5 years$39,195$37,323$35,547$33,861$32,262$27,344
6 years$32,335$30,477$28,727$27,079$25,528$20,844
7 years$27,436$25,595$23,872$22,263$20,761$16,311
8 years$23,765$21,939$20,246$18,676$17,223$13,005
9 years$20,910$19,102$17,438$15,908$14,504$10,514
10 years$18,628$16,838$15,202$13,713$12,358$8,590
11 years$16,762$14,989$13,384$11,934$10,629$7,077
12 years$15,208$13,454$11,878$10,468$9,211$5,868
13 years$13,894$12,158$10,612$9,242$8,032$4,892
14 years$12,769$11,052$9,535$8,204$7,041$4,095
15 years$11,795$10,096$8,609$7,316$6,199$3,440
16 years$10,943$9,263$7,805$6,551$5,479$2,898
17 years$10,192$8,531$7,102$5,886$4,858$2,447
18 years$9,526$7,883$6,484$5,304$4,319$2,071
19 years$8,930$7,306$5,935$4,793$3,850$1,755
20 years$8,395$6,789$5,447$4,341$3,439$1,490
21 years$7,911$6,323$5,010$3,940$3,077$1,266
22 years$7,472$5,903$4,618$3,582$2,758$1,077
23 years$7,071$5,521$4,264$3,262$2,476$917
24 years$6,705$5,172$3,943$2,975$2,226$781
25 years$6,368$4,854$3,652$2,717$2,003$666
26 years$6,058$4,562$3,387$2,485$1,804$568
27 years$5,771$4,293$3,145$2,274$1,626$485
28 years$5,505$4,046$2,924$2,084$1,468$414
29 years$5,258$3,817$2,721$1,911$1,325$353
30 years$5,028$3,604$2,535$1,754$1,197$302
31 years$4,813$3,407$2,363$1,611$1,083$258
32 years$4,612$3,224$2,205$1,480$979$220
33 years$4,423$3,053$2,058$1,361$886$188
34 years$4,246$2,894$1,923$1,252$802$161
35 years$4,080$2,745$1,798$1,153$727$137
36 years$3,923$2,605$1,682$1,062$658$118
37 years$3,775$2,474$1,574$978$597$100
38 years$3,635$2,351$1,474$902$541$86
39 years$3,502$2,236$1,381$831$491$73
40 years$3,377$2,127$1,295$767$445$63
41 years$3,258$2,025$1,214$707$404$54
42 years$3,145$1,929$1,139$653$366$46
43 years$3,037$1,838$1,069$603$332$39
44 years$2,935$1,752$1,003$557$302$34
45 years$2,837$1,670$942$514$274$29
46 years$2,744$1,593$885$475$249$25
47 years$2,655$1,521$831$439$226$21
48 years$2,570$1,452$781$405$205$18
49 years$2,489$1,386$734$375$186$15
50 years$2,412$1,324$690$346$169$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $2,470,000, adding $5,144 every year, while hoping to spend $36,598 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: 35/35/30 Blend
59$2,470,000$2,470,000$2,470,000$2,470,000
60$2,727,246$2,596,336$2,558,051$2,797,934
61$2,966,485$2,684,617$2,604,806$2,939,900
62$3,228,900$2,775,996$2,651,900$3,089,342
63$3,516,816$2,870,588$2,699,307$3,249,899
64$3,832,794$2,968,510$2,746,997$3,422,592
65$4,179,656$3,069,884$2,794,938$3,608,545
66$4,560,509$3,174,836$2,843,097$3,808,992
67$4,978,777$3,283,499$2,891,436$4,025,291
68$5,438,231$3,396,009$2,939,918$4,258,935
69$5,943,025$3,512,508$2,988,499$4,511,565
70$6,497,735$3,633,143$3,037,136$4,784,987
71$7,107,405$3,758,068$3,085,781$5,081,187
72$7,777,589$3,887,441$3,134,383$5,402,351
73$8,514,406$4,021,429$3,182,888$5,750,882
74$9,324,598$4,160,202$3,231,238$6,129,426
75$10,215,595$4,303,939$3,279,372$6,540,896
76$11,195,579$4,452,826$3,327,224$6,988,496
77$12,273,569$4,607,055$3,374,727$7,475,753
78$13,459,499$4,766,827$3,421,807$8,006,550
79$14,764,316$4,932,349$3,468,385$8,585,162
80$16,200,080$5,103,839$3,514,380$9,216,294
81$17,780,081$5,281,520$3,559,705$9,905,128
82$19,518,962$5,465,627$3,604,267$10,657,369
83$21,432,855$5,656,402$3,647,970$11,479,299
84$23,539,539$5,854,098$3,690,709$12,377,835
85$25,858,602$6,058,979$3,732,378$13,360,596
86$28,411,627$6,271,316$3,772,860$14,435,972
87$31,222,397$6,491,395$3,812,035$15,613,201
88$34,317,118$6,719,510$3,849,774$16,902,462
89$37,724,667$6,955,969$3,885,945$18,314,962
90$41,476,863$7,201,091$3,920,404$19,863,049
91$45,608,768$7,455,209$3,953,002$21,560,320
92$50,159,016$7,718,669$3,983,582$23,421,757
93$55,170,182$7,991,830$4,011,978$25,463,861
94$60,689,178$8,275,066$4,038,017$27,704,810
95$66,767,698$8,568,768$4,061,514$30,164,628
96$73,462,706$8,873,341$4,082,277$32,865,375
97$80,836,973$9,189,205$4,100,105$35,831,355
98$88,959,669$9,516,801$4,114,783$39,089,342
99$97,907,015$9,856,585$4,126,088$42,668,834
100$107,763,005$10,209,032$4,133,787$46,602,328