Can I retire at age 64 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:
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 $2,950,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.9%
1 years$243,608$241,438$239,321$237,255$235,237$226,801
2 years$120,598$118,352$116,175$114,065$112,018$103,609
3 years$79,600$77,344$75,173$73,082$71,069$62,953
4 years$59,105$56,856$54,707$52,652$50,687$42,925
5 years$46,811$44,576$42,455$40,442$38,531$31,144
6 years$38,618$36,400$34,310$32,341$30,488$23,482
7 years$32,768$30,568$28,512$26,590$24,795$18,167
8 years$28,383$26,203$24,180$22,305$20,570$14,315
9 years$24,974$22,814$20,826$18,999$17,323$11,433
10 years$22,248$20,110$18,157$16,378$14,760$9,224
11 years$20,019$17,902$15,985$14,253$12,694$7,501
12 years$18,163$16,068$14,186$12,502$11,000$6,138
13 years$16,594$14,521$12,674$11,038$9,593$5,048
14 years$15,250$13,199$11,388$9,798$8,409$4,167
15 years$14,087$12,058$10,282$8,738$7,404$3,452
16 years$13,070$11,063$9,322$7,824$6,544$2,866
17 years$12,173$10,188$8,483$7,030$5,802$2,385
18 years$11,377$9,414$7,744$6,335$5,159$1,989
19 years$10,666$8,725$7,089$5,724$4,598$1,660
20 years$10,026$8,108$6,506$5,185$4,107$1,388
21 years$9,448$7,552$5,984$4,705$3,675$1,161
22 years$8,924$7,050$5,515$4,278$3,295$972
23 years$8,445$6,593$5,092$3,896$2,957$815
24 years$8,008$6,178$4,710$3,554$2,658$683
25 years$7,606$5,797$4,362$3,245$2,392$573
26 years$7,235$5,449$4,046$2,967$2,155$481
27 years$6,892$5,128$3,757$2,716$1,943$404
28 years$6,575$4,832$3,492$2,489$1,753$339
29 years$6,280$4,558$3,250$2,282$1,583$285
30 years$6,005$4,305$3,027$2,094$1,430$239
31 years$5,748$4,070$2,822$1,923$1,293$201
32 years$5,508$3,851$2,633$1,768$1,170$169
33 years$5,283$3,647$2,459$1,626$1,058$142
34 years$5,072$3,456$2,297$1,496$958$119
35 years$4,873$3,278$2,148$1,377$868$100
36 years$4,685$3,111$2,009$1,268$786$84
37 years$4,508$2,955$1,880$1,168$713$71
38 years$4,341$2,808$1,761$1,077$646$60
39 years$4,183$2,671$1,650$993$586$50
40 years$4,033$2,541$1,546$916$531$42
41 years$3,891$2,419$1,450$845$482$35
42 years$3,756$2,303$1,360$780$438$30
43 years$3,627$2,195$1,276$720$397$25
44 years$3,505$2,092$1,198$665$360$21
45 years$3,388$1,995$1,125$614$327$18
46 years$3,277$1,903$1,057$567$297$15
47 years$3,171$1,816$993$524$270$13
48 years$3,070$1,734$933$484$245$11
49 years$2,973$1,656$877$447$223$9
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 64 starting with $2,950,000, adding $4,924 every year, while hoping to spend $56,860 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: 24/50/26 Blend
63$2,950,000$2,950,000$2,950,000$2,950,000
64$3,255,979$3,099,629$3,053,904$3,307,218
65$3,527,590$3,191,012$3,095,711$3,442,002
66$3,825,000$3,284,968$3,137,013$3,581,149
67$4,150,780$3,381,561$3,177,733$3,729,029
68$4,507,762$3,480,860$3,217,790$3,886,407
69$4,899,065$3,582,933$3,257,096$4,054,118
70$5,328,123$3,687,850$3,295,562$4,233,085
71$5,798,719$3,795,682$3,333,092$4,424,320
72$6,315,021$3,906,503$3,369,583$4,628,935
73$6,881,618$4,020,387$3,404,929$4,848,155
74$7,503,565$4,137,408$3,439,016$5,083,325
75$8,186,432$4,257,644$3,471,726$5,335,929
76$8,936,353$4,381,173$3,502,934$5,607,594
77$9,760,085$4,508,075$3,532,506$5,900,116
78$10,665,072$4,638,429$3,560,304$6,215,467
79$11,659,516$4,772,319$3,586,181$6,555,821
80$12,752,452$4,909,828$3,609,983$6,923,569
81$13,953,833$5,051,040$3,631,548$7,321,346
82$15,274,624$5,196,041$3,650,705$7,752,051
83$16,726,907$5,344,919$3,667,275$8,218,876
84$18,323,993$5,497,761$3,681,070$8,725,338
85$20,080,546$5,654,657$3,691,892$9,275,309
86$22,012,724$5,815,698$3,699,533$9,873,055
87$24,138,329$5,980,974$3,703,774$10,523,273
88$26,476,976$6,150,579$3,704,387$11,231,138
89$29,050,275$6,324,605$3,701,132$12,002,350
90$31,882,039$6,503,147$3,693,756$12,843,190
91$34,998,505$6,686,299$3,681,995$13,760,574
92$38,428,582$6,874,157$3,665,571$14,762,126
93$42,204,125$7,066,818$3,644,195$15,856,242
94$46,360,231$7,264,378$3,617,561$17,052,174
95$50,935,576$7,466,933$3,585,351$18,360,117
96$55,972,774$7,674,582$3,547,229$19,791,302
97$61,518,781$7,887,421$3,502,846$21,358,105
98$67,625,340$8,105,548$3,451,835$23,074,165
99$74,349,465$8,329,060$3,393,811$24,954,508
100$81,753,981$8,558,054$3,328,374$27,015,694