Can I retire at age 80 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%16.3%
1 years$243,608$241,438$239,321$237,255$235,237$229,178
2 years$120,598$118,352$116,175$114,065$112,018$105,954
3 years$79,600$77,344$75,173$73,082$71,069$65,190
4 years$59,105$56,856$54,707$52,652$50,687$45,038
5 years$46,811$44,576$42,455$40,442$38,531$33,128
6 years$38,618$36,400$34,310$32,341$30,488$25,336
7 years$32,768$30,568$28,512$26,590$24,795$19,894
8 years$28,383$26,203$24,180$22,305$20,570$15,917
9 years$24,974$22,814$20,826$18,999$17,323$12,915
10 years$22,248$20,110$18,157$16,378$14,760$10,592
11 years$20,019$17,902$15,985$14,253$12,694$8,759
12 years$18,163$16,068$14,186$12,502$11,000$7,292
13 years$16,594$14,521$12,674$11,038$9,593$6,103
14 years$15,250$13,199$11,388$9,798$8,409$5,130
15 years$14,087$12,058$10,282$8,738$7,404$4,328
16 years$13,070$11,063$9,322$7,824$6,544$3,662
17 years$12,173$10,188$8,483$7,030$5,802$3,106
18 years$11,377$9,414$7,744$6,335$5,159$2,640
19 years$10,666$8,725$7,089$5,724$4,598$2,248
20 years$10,026$8,108$6,506$5,185$4,107$1,916
21 years$9,448$7,552$5,984$4,705$3,675$1,636
22 years$8,924$7,050$5,515$4,278$3,295$1,398
23 years$8,445$6,593$5,092$3,896$2,957$1,196
24 years$8,008$6,178$4,710$3,554$2,658$1,024
25 years$7,606$5,797$4,362$3,245$2,392$877
26 years$7,235$5,449$4,046$2,967$2,155$752
27 years$6,892$5,128$3,757$2,716$1,943$644
28 years$6,575$4,832$3,492$2,489$1,753$553
29 years$6,280$4,558$3,250$2,282$1,583$474
30 years$6,005$4,305$3,027$2,094$1,430$407
31 years$5,748$4,070$2,822$1,923$1,293$349
32 years$5,508$3,851$2,633$1,768$1,170$300
33 years$5,283$3,647$2,459$1,626$1,058$258
34 years$5,072$3,456$2,297$1,496$958$221
35 years$4,873$3,278$2,148$1,377$868$190
36 years$4,685$3,111$2,009$1,268$786$163
37 years$4,508$2,955$1,880$1,168$713$140
38 years$4,341$2,808$1,761$1,077$646$121
39 years$4,183$2,671$1,650$993$586$104
40 years$4,033$2,541$1,546$916$531$89
41 years$3,891$2,419$1,450$845$482$77
42 years$3,756$2,303$1,360$780$438$66
43 years$3,627$2,195$1,276$720$397$57
44 years$3,505$2,092$1,198$665$360$49
45 years$3,388$1,995$1,125$614$327$42
46 years$3,277$1,903$1,057$567$297$36
47 years$3,171$1,816$993$524$270$31
48 years$3,070$1,734$933$484$245$27
49 years$2,973$1,656$877$447$223$23
50 years$2,880$1,581$824$414$202$20

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 80 starting with $2,950,000, adding $2,271 every year, while hoping to spend $40,008 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: 39/46/15 Blend
79$2,950,000$2,950,000$2,950,000$2,950,000
80$3,253,243$3,096,893$3,051,168$3,365,403
81$3,542,505$3,206,072$3,110,813$3,554,676
82$3,859,931$3,319,260$3,171,117$3,755,157
83$4,208,352$3,436,612$3,232,057$3,971,068
84$4,590,885$3,558,287$3,293,612$4,203,825
85$5,010,965$3,684,453$3,355,757$4,454,980
86$5,472,375$3,815,282$3,418,466$4,726,239
87$5,979,283$3,950,957$3,481,711$5,019,476
88$6,536,280$4,091,664$3,545,458$5,336,750
89$7,148,425$4,237,600$3,609,676$5,680,325
90$7,821,290$4,388,968$3,674,326$6,052,689
91$8,561,015$4,545,981$3,739,369$6,456,575
92$9,374,363$4,708,859$3,804,763$6,894,992
93$10,268,787$4,877,832$3,870,461$7,371,246
94$11,252,497$5,053,139$3,936,415$7,888,973
95$12,334,538$5,235,029$4,002,571$8,452,173
96$13,524,877$5,423,762$4,068,874$9,065,246
97$14,834,496$5,619,607$4,135,262$9,733,033
98$16,275,494$5,822,847$4,201,672$10,460,860
99$17,861,201$6,033,774$4,268,036$11,254,586
100$19,606,307$6,252,692$4,334,278$12,120,662