Can I retire at age 64 with 4,800,000?

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 $4,800,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.6%
1 years$396,380$392,849$389,404$386,042$382,759$368,008
2 years$196,227$192,573$189,031$185,597$182,266$167,581
3 years$129,519$125,849$122,316$118,914$115,637$101,480
4 years$96,171$92,512$89,014$85,671$82,473$68,952
5 years$76,168$72,531$69,079$65,803$62,695$49,843
6 years$62,836$59,227$55,826$52,623$49,608$37,436
7 years$53,318$49,738$46,392$43,265$40,345$28,847
8 years$46,182$42,635$39,344$36,294$33,470$22,636
9 years$40,635$37,121$33,887$30,914$28,187$18,001
10 years$36,200$32,721$29,543$26,648$24,016$14,459
11 years$32,574$29,129$26,009$23,192$20,655$11,705
12 years$29,554$26,145$23,083$20,342$17,899$9,533
13 years$27,001$23,627$20,623$17,959$15,608$7,802
14 years$24,814$21,477$18,530$15,942$13,682$6,410
15 years$22,921$19,619$16,730$14,218$12,047$5,283
16 years$21,266$18,000$15,168$12,730$10,647$4,364
17 years$19,807$16,578$13,802$11,438$9,440$3,613
18 years$18,512$15,318$12,600$10,308$8,394$2,997
19 years$17,354$14,197$11,534$9,314$7,482$2,489
20 years$16,314$13,193$10,586$8,436$6,683$2,069
21 years$15,373$12,288$9,737$7,656$5,980$1,722
22 years$14,520$11,471$8,974$6,961$5,361$1,434
23 years$13,742$10,728$8,286$6,340$4,812$1,195
24 years$13,029$10,052$7,663$5,782$4,325$997
25 years$12,375$9,433$7,098$5,281$3,892$831
26 years$11,772$8,866$6,583$4,828$3,506$694
27 years$11,215$8,344$6,113$4,419$3,161$579
28 years$10,698$7,862$5,682$4,049$2,852$484
29 years$10,218$7,417$5,288$3,713$2,575$404
30 years$9,771$7,005$4,926$3,408$2,327$337
31 years$9,353$6,622$4,592$3,130$2,104$282
32 years$8,962$6,265$4,284$2,876$1,903$236
33 years$8,596$5,933$4,000$2,645$1,722$197
34 years$8,252$5,624$3,738$2,434$1,559$165
35 years$7,928$5,334$3,494$2,240$1,412$138
36 years$7,624$5,063$3,269$2,063$1,280$115
37 years$7,336$4,808$3,060$1,901$1,160$96
38 years$7,064$4,570$2,865$1,752$1,051$80
39 years$6,806$4,345$2,684$1,616$953$67
40 years$6,562$4,134$2,516$1,490$865$56
41 years$6,331$3,935$2,359$1,375$785$47
42 years$6,111$3,748$2,213$1,269$712$39
43 years$5,902$3,571$2,077$1,171$646$33
44 years$5,703$3,404$1,949$1,082$586$27
45 years$5,513$3,246$1,830$999$532$23
46 years$5,333$3,096$1,719$923$483$19
47 years$5,160$2,955$1,615$852$439$16
48 years$4,995$2,821$1,518$788$399$13
49 years$4,837$2,694$1,427$728$362$11
50 years$4,686$2,573$1,341$673$329$9

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $4,800,000, adding $5,775 every year, while hoping to spend $29,415 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: 84/5/11 Blend
63$4,800,000$4,800,000$4,800,000$4,800,000
64$5,295,557$5,041,157$4,966,757$5,730,499
65$5,804,406$5,256,876$5,101,846$6,231,623
66$6,364,173$5,482,180$5,240,475$6,777,455
67$6,980,018$5,717,507$5,382,730$7,376,140
68$7,657,631$5,963,315$5,528,703$8,032,976
69$8,403,278$6,220,087$5,678,483$8,753,802
70$9,223,865$6,488,324$5,832,165$9,545,046
71$10,127,001$6,768,553$5,989,844$10,413,790
72$11,121,070$7,061,327$6,151,618$11,367,835
73$12,215,308$7,367,221$6,317,587$12,415,775
74$13,419,895$7,686,840$6,487,852$13,567,073
75$14,746,047$8,020,818$6,662,517$14,832,159
76$16,206,122$8,369,816$6,841,690$16,222,519
77$17,813,737$8,734,529$7,025,478$17,750,807
78$19,583,900$9,115,682$7,213,992$19,430,965
79$21,533,143$9,514,036$7,407,346$21,278,351
80$23,679,687$9,930,387$7,605,656$23,309,886
81$26,043,609$10,365,570$7,809,040$25,544,213
82$28,647,032$10,820,457$8,017,617$28,001,869
83$31,514,333$11,295,964$8,231,511$30,705,483
84$34,672,377$11,793,048$8,450,848$33,679,986
85$38,150,763$12,312,711$8,675,756$36,952,847
86$41,982,112$12,856,005$8,906,365$40,554,331
87$46,202,368$13,424,029$9,142,808$44,517,783
88$50,851,139$14,017,936$9,385,222$48,879,946
89$55,972,073$14,638,933$9,633,744$53,681,302
90$61,613,267$15,288,283$9,888,517$58,966,455
91$67,827,721$15,967,310$10,149,684$64,784,554
92$74,673,843$16,677,402$10,417,392$71,189,752
93$82,215,991$17,420,011$10,691,791$78,241,722
94$90,525,088$18,196,658$10,973,032$86,006,211
95$99,679,290$19,008,938$11,261,272$94,555,668
96$109,764,721$19,858,519$11,556,668$103,969,922
97$120,876,288$20,747,151$11,859,381$114,336,936
98$133,118,575$21,676,667$12,169,576$125,753,638
99$146,606,831$22,648,985$12,487,419$138,326,831
100$161,468,060$23,666,118$12,813,079$152,174,204