Can I retire at age 64 with 4,900,000?

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 $4,900,000?

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$404,637$401,033$397,517$394,084$390,733$375,675
2 years$200,316$196,585$192,969$189,464$186,063$171,072
3 years$132,217$128,470$124,864$121,391$118,046$103,594
4 years$98,175$94,439$90,869$87,456$84,192$70,388
5 years$77,754$74,042$70,518$67,174$64,001$50,882
6 years$64,145$60,461$56,989$53,720$50,642$38,216
7 years$54,429$50,775$47,358$44,166$41,185$29,448
8 years$47,144$43,523$40,163$37,050$34,167$23,108
9 years$41,482$37,895$34,593$31,558$28,774$18,376
10 years$36,954$33,402$30,159$27,203$24,517$14,761
11 years$33,252$29,736$26,551$23,675$21,085$11,949
12 years$30,170$26,690$23,564$20,766$18,272$9,732
13 years$27,563$24,120$21,053$18,334$15,934$7,965
14 years$25,331$21,924$18,916$16,274$13,967$6,543
15 years$23,398$20,028$17,078$14,514$12,298$5,393
16 years$21,709$18,375$15,484$12,996$10,869$4,455
17 years$20,220$16,923$14,090$11,676$9,637$3,689
18 years$18,897$15,638$12,862$10,523$8,569$3,059
19 years$17,716$14,493$11,775$9,508$7,638$2,540
20 years$16,654$13,467$10,806$8,612$6,822$2,112
21 years$15,694$12,544$9,940$7,816$6,105$1,758
22 years$14,822$11,710$9,161$7,106$5,472$1,464
23 years$14,028$10,952$8,459$6,472$4,912$1,220
24 years$13,301$10,261$7,823$5,903$4,415$1,017
25 years$12,633$9,630$7,245$5,391$3,973$849
26 years$12,017$9,050$6,720$4,929$3,579$708
27 years$11,448$8,517$6,240$4,512$3,227$591
28 years$10,921$8,026$5,801$4,134$2,911$494
29 years$10,431$7,571$5,398$3,791$2,629$412
30 years$9,974$7,150$5,028$3,479$2,375$344
31 years$9,548$6,760$4,688$3,195$2,148$288
32 years$9,149$6,396$4,374$2,936$1,943$240
33 years$8,775$6,057$4,084$2,700$1,758$201
34 years$8,424$5,741$3,816$2,484$1,592$168
35 years$8,094$5,445$3,567$2,287$1,442$140
36 years$7,782$5,168$3,337$2,106$1,306$117
37 years$7,489$4,908$3,123$1,941$1,184$98
38 years$7,211$4,665$2,925$1,789$1,073$82
39 years$6,948$4,436$2,740$1,649$973$69
40 years$6,699$4,220$2,569$1,521$883$57
41 years$6,463$4,017$2,408$1,404$801$48
42 years$6,238$3,826$2,259$1,295$727$40
43 years$6,025$3,645$2,120$1,196$660$33
44 years$5,822$3,475$1,990$1,104$599$28
45 years$5,628$3,314$1,869$1,020$544$23
46 years$5,444$3,161$1,755$942$493$20
47 years$5,268$3,017$1,649$870$448$16
48 years$5,099$2,880$1,549$804$407$14
49 years$4,938$2,750$1,456$743$370$11
50 years$4,784$2,627$1,369$687$336$10

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $4,900,000, adding $4,860 every year, while hoping to spend $20,298 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: 52/37/11 Blend
63$4,900,000$4,900,000$4,900,000$4,900,000
64$5,404,813$5,145,113$5,069,163$5,670,059
65$5,934,507$5,375,627$5,217,383$6,081,907
66$6,517,550$5,616,755$5,369,888$6,526,991
67$7,159,361$5,868,997$5,526,801$7,010,568
68$7,865,913$6,132,875$5,688,246$7,536,278
69$8,643,786$6,408,937$5,854,352$8,108,118
70$9,500,233$6,697,755$6,025,254$8,730,482
71$10,443,243$6,999,931$6,201,086$9,408,197
72$11,481,620$7,316,094$6,381,989$10,146,568
73$12,625,067$7,646,904$6,568,106$10,951,428
74$13,884,273$7,993,052$6,759,587$11,829,188
75$15,271,019$8,355,262$6,956,584$12,786,896
76$16,798,285$8,734,292$7,159,252$13,832,303
77$18,480,376$9,130,938$7,367,752$14,973,934
78$20,333,053$9,546,032$7,582,250$16,221,161
79$22,373,684$9,980,448$7,802,916$17,584,298
80$24,621,410$10,435,100$8,029,924$19,074,685
81$27,097,321$10,910,947$8,263,453$20,704,801
82$29,824,657$11,408,993$8,503,688$22,488,375
83$32,829,029$11,930,290$8,750,819$24,440,513
84$36,138,658$12,475,943$9,005,039$26,577,836
85$39,784,643$13,047,105$9,266,550$28,918,638
86$43,801,253$13,644,990$9,535,556$31,483,050
87$48,226,253$14,270,866$9,812,269$34,293,229
88$53,101,256$14,926,065$10,096,905$37,373,563
89$58,472,122$15,611,979$10,389,689$40,750,897
90$64,389,384$16,330,072$10,690,849$44,454,783
91$70,908,729$17,081,874$11,000,621$48,517,752
92$78,091,524$17,868,990$11,319,246$52,975,621
93$86,005,392$18,693,103$11,646,974$57,867,823
94$94,724,854$19,555,977$11,984,059$63,237,773
95$104,332,028$20,459,459$12,330,764$69,133,277
96$114,917,410$21,405,487$12,687,359$75,606,975
97$126,580,721$22,396,091$13,054,121$82,716,830
98$139,431,854$23,433,399$13,431,334$90,526,675
99$153,591,909$24,519,642$13,819,290$99,106,803
100$169,194,338$25,657,158$14,218,290$108,534,629