Can I retire at age 65 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%18.3%
1 years$243,608$241,438$239,321$237,255$235,237$227,343
2 years$120,598$118,352$116,175$114,065$112,018$104,143
3 years$79,600$77,344$75,173$73,082$71,069$63,460
4 years$59,105$56,856$54,707$52,652$50,687$43,402
5 years$46,811$44,576$42,455$40,442$38,531$31,590
6 years$38,618$36,400$34,310$32,341$30,488$23,897
7 years$32,768$30,568$28,512$26,590$24,795$18,552
8 years$28,383$26,203$24,180$22,305$20,570$14,670
9 years$24,974$22,814$20,826$18,999$17,323$11,759
10 years$22,248$20,110$18,157$16,378$14,760$9,524
11 years$20,019$17,902$15,985$14,253$12,694$7,775
12 years$18,163$16,068$14,186$12,502$11,000$6,388
13 years$16,594$14,521$12,674$11,038$9,593$5,274
14 years$15,250$13,199$11,388$9,798$8,409$4,373
15 years$14,087$12,058$10,282$8,738$7,404$3,637
16 years$13,070$11,063$9,322$7,824$6,544$3,033
17 years$12,173$10,188$8,483$7,030$5,802$2,536
18 years$11,377$9,414$7,744$6,335$5,159$2,123
19 years$10,666$8,725$7,089$5,724$4,598$1,781
20 years$10,026$8,108$6,506$5,185$4,107$1,495
21 years$9,448$7,552$5,984$4,705$3,675$1,257
22 years$8,924$7,050$5,515$4,278$3,295$1,058
23 years$8,445$6,593$5,092$3,896$2,957$891
24 years$8,008$6,178$4,710$3,554$2,658$750
25 years$7,606$5,797$4,362$3,245$2,392$633
26 years$7,235$5,449$4,046$2,967$2,155$533
27 years$6,892$5,128$3,757$2,716$1,943$450
28 years$6,575$4,832$3,492$2,489$1,753$380
29 years$6,280$4,558$3,250$2,282$1,583$321
30 years$6,005$4,305$3,027$2,094$1,430$271
31 years$5,748$4,070$2,822$1,923$1,293$229
32 years$5,508$3,851$2,633$1,768$1,170$193
33 years$5,283$3,647$2,459$1,626$1,058$163
34 years$5,072$3,456$2,297$1,496$958$138
35 years$4,873$3,278$2,148$1,377$868$116
36 years$4,685$3,111$2,009$1,268$786$98
37 years$4,508$2,955$1,880$1,168$713$83
38 years$4,341$2,808$1,761$1,077$646$70
39 years$4,183$2,671$1,650$993$586$59
40 years$4,033$2,541$1,546$916$531$50
41 years$3,891$2,419$1,450$845$482$42
42 years$3,756$2,303$1,360$780$438$36
43 years$3,627$2,195$1,276$720$397$30
44 years$3,505$2,092$1,198$665$360$26
45 years$3,388$1,995$1,125$614$327$22
46 years$3,277$1,903$1,057$567$297$18
47 years$3,171$1,816$993$524$270$15
48 years$3,070$1,734$933$484$245$13
49 years$2,973$1,656$877$447$223$11
50 years$2,880$1,581$824$414$202$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $2,950,000, adding $3,471 every year, while hoping to spend $39,016 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: 42/49/9 Blend
64$2,950,000$2,950,000$2,950,000$2,950,000
65$3,254,480$3,098,130$3,052,405$3,382,443
66$3,544,925$3,208,426$3,113,148$3,582,366
67$3,863,687$3,322,819$3,174,618$3,794,509
68$4,213,613$3,441,467$3,236,799$4,023,334
69$4,597,841$3,564,539$3,299,671$4,270,375
70$5,019,825$3,692,205$3,363,214$4,537,319
71$5,483,372$3,824,647$3,427,406$4,826,018
72$5,992,672$3,962,052$3,492,221$5,138,505
73$6,552,347$4,104,615$3,557,632$5,477,018
74$7,167,483$4,252,538$3,623,610$5,844,012
75$7,843,688$4,406,033$3,690,122$6,242,189
76$8,587,137$4,565,322$3,757,134$6,674,516
77$9,404,634$4,730,632$3,824,607$7,144,258
78$10,303,677$4,902,203$3,892,502$7,655,004
79$11,292,525$5,080,284$3,960,773$8,210,701
80$12,380,278$5,265,133$4,029,375$8,815,689
81$13,576,964$5,457,022$4,098,256$9,474,743
82$14,893,629$5,656,231$4,167,363$10,193,118
83$16,342,446$5,863,054$4,236,637$10,976,591
84$17,936,828$6,077,795$4,306,016$11,831,521
85$19,691,550$6,300,773$4,375,434$12,764,907
86$21,622,898$6,532,320$4,444,820$13,784,448
87$23,748,811$6,772,782$4,514,099$14,898,619
88$26,089,059$7,022,518$4,583,191$16,116,748
89$28,665,426$7,281,903$4,652,010$17,449,102
90$31,501,913$7,551,330$4,720,466$18,906,984
91$34,624,969$7,831,207$4,788,463$20,502,836
92$38,063,738$8,121,958$4,855,898$22,250,355
93$41,850,332$8,424,027$4,922,664$24,164,624
94$46,020,138$8,737,876$4,988,645$26,262,246
95$50,612,147$9,063,987$5,053,720$28,561,508
96$55,669,328$9,402,864$5,117,761$31,082,540
97$61,239,025$9,755,030$5,180,632$33,847,515
98$67,373,411$10,121,032$5,242,189$36,880,848
99$74,129,976$10,501,440$5,302,280$40,209,426
100$81,572,073$10,896,849$5,360,745$43,862,863