Can I retire at age 63 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%17.1%
1 years$243,608$241,438$239,321$237,255$235,237$228,439
2 years$120,598$118,352$116,175$114,065$112,018$105,223
3 years$79,600$77,344$75,173$73,082$71,069$64,490
4 years$59,105$56,856$54,707$52,652$50,687$44,375
5 years$46,811$44,576$42,455$40,442$38,531$32,503
6 years$38,618$36,400$34,310$32,341$30,488$24,749
7 years$32,768$30,568$28,512$26,590$24,795$19,345
8 years$28,383$26,203$24,180$22,305$20,570$15,406
9 years$24,974$22,814$20,826$18,999$17,323$12,440
10 years$22,248$20,110$18,157$16,378$14,760$10,151
11 years$20,019$17,902$15,985$14,253$12,694$8,352
12 years$18,163$16,068$14,186$12,502$11,000$6,916
13 years$16,594$14,521$12,674$11,038$9,593$5,758
14 years$15,250$13,199$11,388$9,798$8,409$4,813
15 years$14,087$12,058$10,282$8,738$7,404$4,038
16 years$13,070$11,063$9,322$7,824$6,544$3,397
17 years$12,173$10,188$8,483$7,030$5,802$2,864
18 years$11,377$9,414$7,744$6,335$5,159$2,420
19 years$10,666$8,725$7,089$5,724$4,598$2,048
20 years$10,026$8,108$6,506$5,185$4,107$1,736
21 years$9,448$7,552$5,984$4,705$3,675$1,473
22 years$8,924$7,050$5,515$4,278$3,295$1,251
23 years$8,445$6,593$5,092$3,896$2,957$1,063
24 years$8,008$6,178$4,710$3,554$2,658$904
25 years$7,606$5,797$4,362$3,245$2,392$770
26 years$7,235$5,449$4,046$2,967$2,155$655
27 years$6,892$5,128$3,757$2,716$1,943$558
28 years$6,575$4,832$3,492$2,489$1,753$476
29 years$6,280$4,558$3,250$2,282$1,583$406
30 years$6,005$4,305$3,027$2,094$1,430$346
31 years$5,748$4,070$2,822$1,923$1,293$295
32 years$5,508$3,851$2,633$1,768$1,170$252
33 years$5,283$3,647$2,459$1,626$1,058$215
34 years$5,072$3,456$2,297$1,496$958$183
35 years$4,873$3,278$2,148$1,377$868$156
36 years$4,685$3,111$2,009$1,268$786$133
37 years$4,508$2,955$1,880$1,168$713$114
38 years$4,341$2,808$1,761$1,077$646$97
39 years$4,183$2,671$1,650$993$586$83
40 years$4,033$2,541$1,546$916$531$71
41 years$3,891$2,419$1,450$845$482$60
42 years$3,756$2,303$1,360$780$438$52
43 years$3,627$2,195$1,276$720$397$44
44 years$3,505$2,092$1,198$665$360$38
45 years$3,388$1,995$1,125$614$327$32
46 years$3,277$1,903$1,057$567$297$27
47 years$3,171$1,816$993$524$270$23
48 years$3,070$1,734$933$484$245$20
49 years$2,973$1,656$877$447$223$17
50 years$2,880$1,581$824$414$202$15

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 63 starting with $2,950,000, adding $5,315 every year, while hoping to spend $28,271 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: 70/22/8 Blend
62$2,950,000$2,950,000$2,950,000$2,950,000
63$3,256,382$3,100,032$3,054,307$3,479,464
64$3,558,453$3,221,854$3,126,547$3,749,586
65$3,890,388$3,348,697$3,200,258$4,041,088
66$4,255,202$3,480,778$3,275,462$4,359,288
67$4,656,220$3,618,323$3,352,177$4,706,804
68$5,097,101$3,761,568$3,430,422$5,086,516
69$5,581,880$3,910,759$3,510,215$5,501,592
70$6,114,999$4,066,154$3,591,575$5,955,524
71$6,701,356$4,228,022$3,674,519$6,452,149
72$7,346,343$4,396,644$3,759,065$6,995,698
73$8,055,905$4,572,315$3,845,228$7,590,822
74$8,836,590$4,755,340$3,933,026$8,242,646
75$9,695,612$4,946,042$4,022,472$8,956,811
76$10,640,922$5,144,756$4,113,582$9,739,528
77$11,681,278$5,351,831$4,206,370$10,597,637
78$12,826,333$5,567,636$4,300,848$11,538,667
79$14,086,721$5,792,552$4,397,028$12,570,913
80$15,474,160$6,026,980$4,494,922$13,703,506
81$17,001,561$6,271,339$4,594,539$14,946,505
82$18,683,152$6,526,066$4,695,887$16,310,986
83$20,534,609$6,791,619$4,798,975$17,809,148
84$22,573,207$7,068,475$4,903,808$19,454,428
85$24,817,979$7,357,136$5,010,391$21,261,624
86$27,289,901$7,658,124$5,118,728$23,247,038
87$30,012,085$7,971,986$5,228,819$25,428,625
88$33,009,998$8,299,293$5,340,664$27,826,163
89$36,311,703$8,640,644$5,454,262$30,461,436
90$39,948,124$8,996,663$5,569,607$33,358,446
91$43,953,339$9,368,006$5,686,695$36,543,627
92$48,364,896$9,755,355$5,805,516$40,046,105
93$53,224,174$10,159,426$5,926,059$43,897,961
94$58,576,769$10,580,967$6,048,312$48,134,542
95$64,472,927$11,020,761$6,172,257$52,794,786
96$70,968,014$11,479,628$6,297,877$57,921,590
97$78,123,044$11,958,422$6,425,148$63,562,216
98$86,005,250$12,458,040$6,554,046$69,768,732
99$94,688,722$12,979,420$6,684,543$76,598,507
100$104,255,102$13,523,542$6,816,605$84,114,742