Can I retire at age 64 with 4,700,000?

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 $4,700,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18%
1 years$388,122$384,664$381,291$377,999$374,785$362,642
2 years$192,139$188,561$185,093$181,730$178,469$166,350
3 years$126,821$123,227$119,767$116,436$113,228$101,512
4 years$94,168$90,585$87,160$83,886$80,755$69,533
5 years$74,581$71,019$67,640$64,432$61,389$50,689
6 years$61,527$57,993$54,663$51,527$48,575$38,407
7 years$52,207$48,702$45,425$42,363$39,504$29,868
8 years$45,220$41,747$38,524$35,538$32,773$23,660
9 years$39,788$36,348$33,181$30,270$27,599$19,001
10 years$35,446$32,039$28,928$26,093$23,516$15,418
11 years$31,895$28,522$25,468$22,709$20,225$12,611
12 years$28,938$25,600$22,602$19,919$17,526$10,382
13 years$26,438$23,135$20,193$17,585$15,283$8,590
14 years$24,297$21,029$18,144$15,610$13,397$7,136
15 years$22,443$19,211$16,381$13,922$11,796$5,948
16 years$20,823$17,625$14,852$12,465$10,425$4,972
17 years$19,394$16,232$13,515$11,200$9,244$4,165
18 years$18,126$14,999$12,337$10,093$8,219$3,496
19 years$16,993$13,901$11,294$9,120$7,326$2,938
20 years$15,974$12,918$10,365$8,260$6,544$2,473
21 years$15,053$12,032$9,534$7,497$5,856$2,084
22 years$14,217$11,232$8,787$6,816$5,249$1,757
23 years$13,455$10,505$8,113$6,208$4,712$1,483
24 years$12,758$9,842$7,503$5,662$4,235$1,253
25 years$12,117$9,237$6,950$5,171$3,811$1,058
26 years$11,527$8,681$6,445$4,728$3,433$895
27 years$10,981$8,170$5,985$4,327$3,095$757
28 years$10,475$7,698$5,564$3,965$2,793$640
29 years$10,005$7,262$5,178$3,636$2,522$542
30 years$9,567$6,859$4,823$3,337$2,278$458
31 years$9,158$6,484$4,496$3,065$2,060$388
32 years$8,776$6,135$4,195$2,816$1,863$329
33 years$8,417$5,810$3,917$2,590$1,686$278
34 years$8,080$5,506$3,660$2,383$1,527$236
35 years$7,763$5,223$3,422$2,194$1,383$200
36 years$7,465$4,957$3,201$2,020$1,253$169
37 years$7,183$4,708$2,996$1,861$1,136$143
38 years$6,917$4,474$2,806$1,716$1,030$121
39 years$6,664$4,255$2,629$1,582$934$103
40 years$6,426$4,048$2,464$1,459$847$87
41 years$6,199$3,853$2,310$1,346$768$74
42 years$5,984$3,670$2,167$1,242$697$63
43 years$5,779$3,497$2,033$1,147$633$53
44 years$5,584$3,333$1,909$1,059$574$45
45 years$5,399$3,178$1,792$978$521$38
46 years$5,222$3,032$1,683$903$473$32
47 years$5,053$2,893$1,581$835$430$27
48 years$4,891$2,762$1,486$771$390$23
49 years$4,737$2,638$1,397$713$355$20
50 years$4,589$2,520$1,313$659$322$17

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $4,700,000, adding $2,305 every year, while hoping to spend $57,591 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: 45/28/27 Blend
63$4,700,000$4,700,000$4,700,000$4,700,000
64$5,181,778$4,932,678$4,859,828$5,374,417
65$5,649,043$5,113,102$4,961,355$5,691,830
66$6,162,038$5,300,438$5,064,354$6,030,122
67$6,725,369$5,494,962$5,168,813$6,395,899
68$7,344,105$5,696,964$5,274,716$6,791,755
69$8,023,834$5,906,745$5,382,050$7,220,546
70$8,770,710$6,124,621$5,490,794$7,685,410
71$9,591,514$6,350,918$5,600,926$8,189,802
72$10,493,714$6,585,979$5,712,423$8,737,518
73$11,485,541$6,830,160$5,825,258$9,332,736
74$12,576,060$7,083,832$5,939,398$9,980,053
75$13,775,261$7,347,383$6,054,810$10,684,527
76$15,094,148$7,621,215$6,171,457$11,451,724
77$16,544,847$7,905,750$6,289,296$12,287,768
78$18,140,716$8,201,427$6,408,282$13,199,400
79$19,896,475$8,508,703$6,528,366$14,194,041
80$21,828,342$8,828,056$6,649,493$15,279,859
81$23,954,186$9,159,983$6,771,604$16,465,844
82$26,293,696$9,505,005$6,894,635$17,761,896
83$28,868,565$9,863,663$7,018,518$19,178,912
84$31,702,698$10,236,522$7,143,178$20,728,892
85$34,822,433$10,624,171$7,268,534$22,425,048
86$38,256,791$11,027,226$7,394,500$24,281,928
87$42,037,752$11,446,328$7,520,984$26,315,554
88$46,200,553$11,882,147$7,647,887$28,543,570
89$50,784,019$12,335,383$7,775,101$30,985,404
90$55,830,937$12,806,764$7,902,514$33,662,457
91$61,388,448$13,297,052$8,030,005$36,598,298
92$67,508,503$13,807,040$8,157,443$39,818,885
93$74,248,344$14,337,559$8,284,690$43,352,810
94$81,671,049$14,889,473$8,411,601$47,231,567
95$89,846,124$15,463,686$8,538,019$51,489,847
96$98,850,164$16,061,141$8,663,777$56,165,863
97$108,767,567$16,682,823$8,788,700$61,301,710
98$119,691,338$17,329,761$8,912,601$66,943,757
99$131,723,962$18,003,027$9,035,281$73,143,089
100$144,978,373$18,703,742$9,156,529$79,955,980