Can I retire at age 60 with 2,950,000?

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 $2,950,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.2%
1 years$243,608$241,438$239,321$237,255$235,237$226,530
2 years$120,598$118,352$116,175$114,065$112,018$103,344
3 years$79,600$77,344$75,173$73,082$71,069$62,701
4 years$59,105$56,856$54,707$52,652$50,687$42,689
5 years$46,811$44,576$42,455$40,442$38,531$30,924
6 years$38,618$36,400$34,310$32,341$30,488$23,277
7 years$32,768$30,568$28,512$26,590$24,795$17,978
8 years$28,383$26,203$24,180$22,305$20,570$14,141
9 years$24,974$22,814$20,826$18,999$17,323$11,273
10 years$22,248$20,110$18,157$16,378$14,760$9,078
11 years$20,019$17,902$15,985$14,253$12,694$7,368
12 years$18,163$16,068$14,186$12,502$11,000$6,017
13 years$16,594$14,521$12,674$11,038$9,593$4,938
14 years$15,250$13,199$11,388$9,798$8,409$4,068
15 years$14,087$12,058$10,282$8,738$7,404$3,362
16 years$13,070$11,063$9,322$7,824$6,544$2,786
17 years$12,173$10,188$8,483$7,030$5,802$2,313
18 years$11,377$9,414$7,744$6,335$5,159$1,924
19 years$10,666$8,725$7,089$5,724$4,598$1,603
20 years$10,026$8,108$6,506$5,185$4,107$1,337
21 years$9,448$7,552$5,984$4,705$3,675$1,116
22 years$8,924$7,050$5,515$4,278$3,295$932
23 years$8,445$6,593$5,092$3,896$2,957$779
24 years$8,008$6,178$4,710$3,554$2,658$652
25 years$7,606$5,797$4,362$3,245$2,392$546
26 years$7,235$5,449$4,046$2,967$2,155$457
27 years$6,892$5,128$3,757$2,716$1,943$383
28 years$6,575$4,832$3,492$2,489$1,753$321
29 years$6,280$4,558$3,250$2,282$1,583$269
30 years$6,005$4,305$3,027$2,094$1,430$225
31 years$5,748$4,070$2,822$1,923$1,293$189
32 years$5,508$3,851$2,633$1,768$1,170$158
33 years$5,283$3,647$2,459$1,626$1,058$133
34 years$5,072$3,456$2,297$1,496$958$111
35 years$4,873$3,278$2,148$1,377$868$93
36 years$4,685$3,111$2,009$1,268$786$78
37 years$4,508$2,955$1,880$1,168$713$66
38 years$4,341$2,808$1,761$1,077$646$55
39 years$4,183$2,671$1,650$993$586$46
40 years$4,033$2,541$1,546$916$531$39
41 years$3,891$2,419$1,450$845$482$32
42 years$3,756$2,303$1,360$780$438$27
43 years$3,627$2,195$1,276$720$397$23
44 years$3,505$2,092$1,198$665$360$19
45 years$3,388$1,995$1,125$614$327$16
46 years$3,277$1,903$1,057$567$297$13
47 years$3,171$1,816$993$524$270$11
48 years$3,070$1,734$933$484$245$9
49 years$2,973$1,656$877$447$223$8
50 years$2,880$1,581$824$414$202$7

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $2,950,000, adding $3,129 every year, while hoping to spend $55,733 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: 56/15/29 Blend
59$2,950,000$2,950,000$2,950,000$2,950,000
60$3,254,128$3,097,778$3,052,053$3,410,129
61$3,526,749$3,190,269$3,094,997$3,610,432
62$3,825,310$3,285,425$3,137,512$3,822,534
63$4,152,398$3,383,317$3,179,524$4,052,524
64$4,510,860$3,484,017$3,220,957$4,302,149
65$4,903,836$3,587,603$3,261,727$4,573,334
66$5,334,781$3,694,149$3,301,748$4,868,195
67$5,807,501$3,803,734$3,340,929$5,189,068
68$6,326,189$3,916,440$3,379,173$5,538,524
69$6,895,462$4,032,347$3,416,377$5,919,395
70$7,520,407$4,151,539$3,452,433$6,334,800
71$8,206,626$4,274,103$3,487,228$6,788,177
72$8,960,293$4,400,125$3,520,641$7,283,312
73$9,788,207$4,529,695$3,552,546$7,824,380
74$10,697,858$4,662,904$3,582,810$8,415,975
75$11,697,497$4,799,844$3,611,292$9,063,164
76$12,796,216$4,940,611$3,637,845$9,771,528
77$14,004,030$5,085,301$3,662,313$10,547,215
78$15,331,973$5,234,013$3,684,532$11,397,002
79$16,792,202$5,386,847$3,704,331$12,328,356
80$18,398,109$5,543,905$3,721,529$13,349,503
81$20,164,452$5,705,292$3,735,936$14,469,510
82$22,107,488$5,871,113$3,747,352$15,698,368
83$24,245,132$6,041,477$3,755,568$17,047,086
84$26,597,119$6,216,493$3,760,363$18,527,794
85$29,185,197$6,396,274$3,761,507$20,153,863
86$32,033,327$6,580,931$3,758,758$21,940,024
87$35,167,910$6,770,580$3,751,860$23,902,513
88$38,618,037$6,965,339$3,740,547$26,059,221
89$42,415,761$7,165,325$3,724,540$28,429,863
90$46,596,402$7,370,659$3,703,546$31,036,167
91$51,198,877$7,581,463$3,677,256$33,902,077
92$56,266,068$7,797,860$3,645,349$37,053,980
93$61,845,226$8,019,975$3,607,488$40,520,955
94$67,988,420$8,247,934$3,563,319$44,335,048
95$74,753,021$8,481,865$3,512,473$48,531,574
96$82,202,249$8,721,897$3,454,561$53,149,452
97$90,405,768$8,968,159$3,389,179$58,231,571
98$99,440,341$9,220,784$3,315,901$63,825,198
99$109,390,556$9,479,902$3,234,284$69,982,421
100$120,349,623$9,745,647$3,143,862$76,760,645