Can I retire at age 65 with 8,500,000?

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 $8,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.8%
1 years$701,922$695,670$689,570$683,616$677,802$667,122
2 years$347,486$341,015$334,743$328,661$322,763$312,031
3 years$229,356$222,857$216,601$210,577$204,774$194,324
4 years$170,303$163,823$157,630$151,709$146,047$135,959
5 years$134,880$128,439$122,327$116,527$111,022$101,326
6 years$111,273$104,880$98,859$93,187$87,848$78,554
7 years$94,417$88,078$82,152$76,614$71,444$62,555
8 years$81,781$75,500$69,671$64,270$59,270$50,785
9 years$71,958$65,736$60,008$54,744$49,914$41,829
10 years$64,104$57,943$52,316$47,190$42,529$34,837
11 years$57,683$51,583$46,058$41,069$36,576$29,269
12 years$52,335$46,298$40,876$36,023$31,696$24,765
13 years$47,814$41,840$36,520$31,803$27,640$21,074
14 years$43,942$38,032$32,813$28,231$24,229$18,019
15 years$40,589$34,743$29,626$25,177$21,333$15,467
16 years$37,658$31,876$26,860$22,544$18,854$13,320
17 years$35,075$29,356$24,442$20,255$16,717$11,503
18 years$32,781$27,126$22,312$18,254$14,864$9,957
19 years$30,731$25,141$20,426$16,494$13,249$8,636
20 years$28,889$23,362$18,746$14,939$11,834$7,504
21 years$27,224$21,761$17,242$13,558$10,590$6,529
22 years$25,712$20,313$15,892$12,327$9,493$5,688
23 years$24,334$18,998$14,673$11,226$8,521$4,961
24 years$23,073$17,800$13,570$10,239$7,659$4,331
25 years$21,914$16,704$12,569$9,351$6,892$3,785
26 years$20,847$15,699$11,657$8,550$6,208$3,309
27 years$19,860$14,775$10,824$7,826$5,597$2,895
28 years$18,945$13,922$10,063$7,170$5,050$2,535
29 years$18,094$13,134$9,364$6,575$4,560$2,220
30 years$17,302$12,404$8,722$6,035$4,121$1,945
31 years$16,563$11,726$8,132$5,542$3,725$1,705
32 years$15,871$11,095$7,587$5,093$3,370$1,495
33 years$15,222$10,507$7,084$4,684$3,050$1,311
34 years$14,613$9,958$6,619$4,310$2,761$1,150
35 years$14,040$9,445$6,188$3,967$2,501$1,009
36 years$13,500$8,965$5,789$3,654$2,266$885
37 years$12,990$8,515$5,418$3,366$2,054$777
38 years$12,509$8,092$5,074$3,103$1,862$682
39 years$12,053$7,695$4,754$2,861$1,688$599
40 years$11,621$7,321$4,456$2,639$1,531$526
41 years$11,211$6,969$4,178$2,435$1,389$462
42 years$10,822$6,637$3,919$2,247$1,261$406
43 years$10,452$6,324$3,678$2,074$1,144$356
44 years$10,099$6,028$3,452$1,915$1,039$313
45 years$9,763$5,748$3,241$1,769$943$275
46 years$9,443$5,483$3,044$1,634$856$241
47 years$9,138$5,233$2,860$1,509$777$212
48 years$8,846$4,995$2,688$1,395$706$186
49 years$8,566$4,770$2,526$1,289$641$164
50 years$8,299$4,557$2,375$1,191$582$144

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 65 starting with $8,500,000, adding $3,428 every year, while hoping to spend $47,821 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: 75/20/5 Blend
64$8,500,000$8,500,000$8,500,000$8,500,000
65$9,370,536$8,920,036$8,788,286$10,069,995
66$10,275,449$9,306,237$9,031,812$10,916,303
67$11,271,061$9,709,758$9,281,894$11,836,899
68$12,366,572$10,131,399$9,538,700$12,844,215
69$13,572,120$10,571,995$9,802,404$13,946,814
70$14,898,875$11,032,422$10,073,183$15,154,122
71$16,359,144$11,513,594$10,351,219$16,476,511
72$17,966,490$12,016,473$10,636,697$17,925,403
73$19,735,853$12,542,062$10,929,809$19,513,367
74$21,683,701$13,091,413$11,230,748$21,254,243
75$23,828,175$13,665,629$11,539,714$23,163,268
76$26,189,266$14,265,862$11,856,912$25,257,216
77$28,789,003$14,893,322$12,182,551$27,554,560
78$31,651,659$15,549,272$12,516,844$30,075,636
79$34,803,981$16,235,039$12,860,010$32,842,841
80$38,275,440$16,952,009$13,212,274$35,880,837
81$42,098,515$17,701,637$13,573,865$39,216,783
82$46,308,990$18,485,444$13,945,016$42,880,588
83$50,946,302$19,305,026$14,325,969$46,905,191
84$56,053,904$20,162,051$14,716,968$51,326,872
85$61,679,681$21,058,270$15,118,265$56,185,587
86$67,876,397$21,995,514$15,530,116$61,525,343
87$74,702,198$22,975,703$15,952,783$67,394,615
88$82,221,157$24,000,847$16,386,536$73,846,794
89$90,503,879$25,073,052$16,831,649$80,940,693
90$99,628,167$26,194,525$17,288,402$88,741,092
91$109,679,759$27,367,575$17,757,082$97,319,355
92$120,753,133$28,594,625$18,237,983$106,754,091
93$132,952,402$29,878,211$18,731,405$117,131,896
94$146,392,293$31,220,989$19,237,653$128,548,167
95$161,199,233$32,625,744$19,757,041$141,107,996
96$177,512,542$34,095,393$20,289,889$154,927,159
97$195,485,744$35,632,990$20,836,523$170,133,204
98$215,288,021$37,241,737$21,397,277$186,866,646
99$237,105,806$38,924,989$21,972,493$205,282,297
100$261,144,545$40,686,261$22,562,518$225,550,711