Can I retire at age 60 with 3,500,000?

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 $3,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.8%
1 years$289,027$286,452$283,940$281,489$279,095$268,127
2 years$143,083$140,418$137,835$135,331$132,902$121,987
3 years$94,441$91,765$89,188$86,708$84,319$73,799
4 years$70,125$67,457$64,906$62,468$60,137$50,093
5 years$55,539$52,887$50,370$47,982$45,715$36,173
6 years$45,818$43,186$40,706$38,371$36,173$27,138
7 years$38,878$36,268$33,827$31,547$29,418$20,888
8 years$33,674$31,088$28,688$26,464$24,405$16,371
9 years$29,630$27,068$24,709$22,542$20,553$13,003
10 years$26,396$23,859$21,542$19,431$17,512$10,432
11 years$23,752$21,240$18,965$16,911$15,061$8,434
12 years$21,550$19,064$16,831$14,833$13,051$6,860
13 years$19,688$17,228$15,038$13,095$11,381$5,606
14 years$18,094$15,660$13,511$11,625$9,977$4,599
15 years$16,713$14,306$12,199$10,367$8,784$3,785
16 years$15,506$13,125$11,060$9,283$7,763$3,123
17 years$14,443$12,088$10,064$8,340$6,884$2,581
18 years$13,498$11,170$9,187$7,516$6,121$2,138
19 years$12,654$10,352$8,411$6,792$5,455$1,773
20 years$11,895$9,620$7,719$6,151$4,873$1,471
21 years$11,210$8,960$7,100$5,583$4,361$1,223
22 years$10,587$8,364$6,544$5,076$3,909$1,017
23 years$10,020$7,823$6,042$4,623$3,509$846
24 years$9,501$7,329$5,588$4,216$3,154$704
25 years$9,024$6,878$5,175$3,850$2,838$587
26 years$8,584$6,464$4,800$3,521$2,556$489
27 years$8,177$6,084$4,457$3,223$2,305$407
28 years$7,801$5,733$4,143$2,953$2,080$340
29 years$7,451$5,408$3,856$2,708$1,878$283
30 years$7,124$5,107$3,592$2,485$1,697$236
31 years$6,820$4,828$3,348$2,282$1,534$197
32 years$6,535$4,569$3,124$2,097$1,388$164
33 years$6,268$4,326$2,917$1,929$1,256$137
34 years$6,017$4,100$2,725$1,775$1,137$114
35 years$5,781$3,889$2,548$1,634$1,030$95
36 years$5,559$3,691$2,384$1,504$933$80
37 years$5,349$3,506$2,231$1,386$846$66
38 years$5,151$3,332$2,089$1,278$767$55
39 years$4,963$3,168$1,957$1,178$695$46
40 years$4,785$3,014$1,835$1,087$631$39
41 years$4,616$2,869$1,720$1,003$572$32
42 years$4,456$2,733$1,614$925$519$27
43 years$4,304$2,604$1,514$854$471$22
44 years$4,158$2,482$1,421$789$428$19
45 years$4,020$2,367$1,335$728$388$16
46 years$3,888$2,258$1,254$673$352$13
47 years$3,763$2,155$1,178$622$320$11
48 years$3,642$2,057$1,107$574$291$9
49 years$3,527$1,964$1,040$531$264$8
50 years$3,417$1,876$978$491$240$6

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 60 starting with $3,500,000, adding $4,572 every year, while hoping to spend $56,952 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: 33/43/24 Blend
59$3,500,000$3,500,000$3,500,000$3,500,000
60$3,861,716$3,676,216$3,621,966$3,960,679
61$4,195,015$3,795,754$3,682,705$4,154,972
62$4,560,401$3,919,241$3,743,571$4,358,766
63$4,961,087$4,046,809$3,804,506$4,577,260
64$5,400,613$4,178,598$3,865,452$4,811,788
65$5,882,876$4,314,749$3,926,345$5,063,817
66$6,412,168$4,455,411$3,987,116$5,334,957
67$6,993,219$4,600,736$4,047,695$5,626,980
68$7,631,239$4,750,883$4,108,003$5,941,832
69$8,331,964$4,906,016$4,167,961$6,281,654
70$9,101,718$5,066,303$4,227,480$6,648,801
71$9,947,462$5,231,922$4,286,471$7,045,860
72$10,876,870$5,403,053$4,344,834$7,475,681
73$11,898,393$5,579,884$4,402,468$7,941,395
74$13,021,342$5,762,611$4,459,263$8,446,450
75$14,255,974$5,951,435$4,515,104$8,994,640
76$15,613,593$6,146,565$4,569,870$9,590,137
77$17,106,649$6,348,216$4,623,430$10,237,537
78$18,748,862$6,556,613$4,675,649$10,941,895
79$20,555,346$6,771,988$4,726,384$11,708,777
80$22,542,757$6,994,580$4,775,483$12,544,311
81$24,729,441$7,224,638$4,822,785$13,455,243
82$27,135,619$7,462,420$4,868,123$14,448,998
83$29,783,566$7,708,192$4,911,319$15,533,754
84$32,697,826$7,962,230$4,952,185$16,718,517
85$35,905,446$8,224,821$4,990,525$18,013,201
86$39,436,225$8,496,261$5,026,131$19,428,727
87$43,322,999$8,776,857$5,058,785$20,977,119
88$47,601,949$9,066,926$5,088,258$22,671,622
89$52,312,941$9,366,799$5,114,308$24,526,824
90$57,499,906$9,676,817$5,136,683$26,558,791
91$63,211,249$9,997,334$5,155,114$28,785,220
92$69,500,310$10,328,717$5,169,324$31,225,604
93$76,425,862$10,671,345$5,179,017$33,901,417
94$84,052,671$11,025,611$5,183,885$36,836,313
95$92,452,103$11,391,926$5,183,604$40,056,347
96$101,702,797$11,770,710$5,177,835$43,590,226
97$111,891,411$12,162,403$5,166,221$47,469,572
98$123,113,434$12,567,460$5,148,388$51,729,224
99$135,474,089$12,986,350$5,123,944$56,407,564
100$149,089,329$13,419,564$5,092,479$61,546,876