Can I retire at age 59 with 4,500,000?

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 $4,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.4%
1 years$371,606$368,296$365,066$361,914$358,836$350,874
2 years$183,963$180,537$177,217$173,997$170,874$162,894
3 years$121,424$117,983$114,671$111,482$108,410$100,661
4 years$90,160$86,730$83,451$80,316$77,319$69,860
5 years$71,407$67,997$64,761$61,691$58,776$51,630
6 years$58,909$55,525$52,337$49,334$46,508$39,680
7 years$49,985$46,630$43,492$40,561$37,823$31,316
8 years$43,296$39,970$36,885$34,025$31,378$25,189
9 years$38,095$34,801$31,769$28,982$26,425$20,549
10 years$33,937$30,676$27,697$24,983$22,515$16,947
11 years$30,538$27,309$24,384$21,742$19,364$14,095
12 years$27,707$24,511$21,640$19,071$16,780$11,803
13 years$25,313$22,151$19,334$16,837$14,633$9,939
14 years$23,263$20,134$17,372$14,946$12,827$8,406
15 years$21,488$18,393$15,684$13,329$11,294$7,136
16 years$19,937$16,875$14,220$11,935$9,982$6,077
17 years$18,569$15,542$12,940$10,723$8,850$5,188
18 years$17,355$14,361$11,812$9,664$7,869$4,439
19 years$16,270$13,310$10,814$8,732$7,014$3,805
20 years$15,294$12,368$9,924$7,909$6,265$3,266
21 years$14,413$11,520$9,128$7,178$5,607$2,808
22 years$13,612$10,754$8,413$6,526$5,026$2,416
23 years$12,883$10,058$7,768$5,943$4,511$2,081
24 years$12,215$9,424$7,184$5,421$4,055$1,794
25 years$11,602$8,844$6,654$4,951$3,649$1,548
26 years$11,036$8,311$6,171$4,527$3,287$1,336
27 years$10,514$7,822$5,731$4,143$2,963$1,154
28 years$10,030$7,371$5,327$3,796$2,674$997
29 years$9,579$6,953$4,957$3,481$2,414$862
30 years$9,160$6,567$4,618$3,195$2,181$746
31 years$8,769$6,208$4,305$2,934$1,972$645
32 years$8,402$5,874$4,017$2,697$1,784$558
33 years$8,059$5,563$3,750$2,480$1,615$483
34 years$7,736$5,272$3,504$2,282$1,462$418
35 years$7,433$5,000$3,276$2,100$1,324$362
36 years$7,147$4,746$3,065$1,934$1,200$313
37 years$6,877$4,508$2,868$1,782$1,087$271
38 years$6,622$4,284$2,686$1,643$986$235
39 years$6,381$4,074$2,517$1,515$894$203
40 years$6,152$3,876$2,359$1,397$811$176
41 years$5,935$3,689$2,212$1,289$736$153
42 years$5,729$3,514$2,075$1,190$667$132
43 years$5,533$3,348$1,947$1,098$606$114
44 years$5,347$3,191$1,828$1,014$550$99
45 years$5,169$3,043$1,716$936$499$86
46 years$4,999$2,903$1,612$865$453$74
47 years$4,838$2,770$1,514$799$412$64
48 years$4,683$2,645$1,423$738$374$56
49 years$4,535$2,525$1,337$682$339$48
50 years$4,394$2,412$1,257$631$308$42

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 59 starting with $4,500,000, adding $6,401 every year, while hoping to spend $28,618 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: 61/18/21 Blend
58$4,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000
59$4,965,603$4,727,103$4,657,353$5,240,842
60$5,441,645$4,928,281$4,782,925$5,628,980
61$5,965,284$5,138,359$4,911,744$6,048,681
62$6,541,345$5,357,740$5,043,890$6,506,102
63$7,175,144$5,586,851$5,179,442$7,004,914
64$7,872,538$5,826,136$5,318,482$7,549,156
65$8,639,980$6,076,060$5,461,094$8,143,273
66$9,484,581$6,337,110$5,607,364$8,792,156
67$10,414,175$6,609,796$5,757,378$9,501,185
68$11,437,397$6,894,652$5,911,226$10,276,285
69$12,563,759$7,192,236$6,068,999$11,123,976
70$13,803,741$7,503,135$6,230,789$12,051,434
71$15,168,893$7,827,959$6,396,692$13,066,559
72$16,671,942$8,167,351$6,566,803$14,178,047
73$18,326,910$8,521,981$6,741,221$15,395,475
74$20,149,250$8,892,553$6,920,046$16,729,383
75$22,155,987$9,279,802$7,103,382$18,191,378
76$24,365,885$9,684,499$7,291,332$19,794,241
77$26,799,616$10,107,451$7,484,003$21,552,045
78$29,479,964$10,549,502$7,681,503$23,480,288
79$32,432,030$11,011,538$7,883,943$25,596,035
80$35,683,478$11,494,484$8,091,437$27,918,081
81$39,264,790$11,999,312$8,304,097$30,467,127
82$43,209,556$12,527,036$8,522,042$33,265,968
83$47,554,791$13,078,721$8,745,391$36,339,713
84$52,341,283$13,655,481$8,974,264$39,716,019
85$57,613,977$14,258,483$9,208,786$43,425,345
86$63,422,404$14,888,950$9,449,081$47,501,246
87$69,821,142$15,548,161$9,695,278$51,980,679
88$76,870,335$16,237,458$9,947,507$56,904,356
89$84,636,261$16,958,244$10,205,899$62,317,124
90$93,191,953$17,711,991$10,470,590$68,268,385
91$102,617,893$18,500,240$10,741,716$74,812,562
92$113,002,771$19,324,605$11,019,417$82,009,607
93$124,444,319$20,186,775$11,303,832$89,925,570
94$137,050,235$21,088,523$11,595,106$98,633,212
95$150,939,202$22,031,704$11,893,385$108,212,696
96$166,242,003$23,018,260$12,198,816$118,752,338
97$183,102,761$24,050,228$12,511,550$130,349,436
98$201,680,294$25,129,741$12,831,739$143,111,187
99$222,149,619$26,259,033$13,159,537$157,155,696
100$244,703,600$27,440,445$13,495,101$172,613,088