Can I retire at age 66 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%13.5%
1 years$371,606$368,296$365,066$361,914$358,836$353,620
2 years$183,963$180,537$177,217$173,997$170,874$165,630
3 years$121,424$117,983$114,671$111,482$108,410$103,300
4 years$90,160$86,730$83,451$80,316$77,319$72,384
5 years$71,407$67,997$64,761$61,691$58,776$54,030
6 years$58,909$55,525$52,337$49,334$46,508$41,956
7 years$49,985$46,630$43,492$40,561$37,823$33,467
8 years$43,296$39,970$36,885$34,025$31,378$27,217
9 years$38,095$34,801$31,769$28,982$26,425$22,457
10 years$33,937$30,676$27,697$24,983$22,515$18,737
11 years$30,538$27,309$24,384$21,742$19,364$15,772
12 years$27,707$24,511$21,640$19,071$16,780$13,371
13 years$25,313$22,151$19,334$16,837$14,633$11,401
14 years$23,263$20,134$17,372$14,946$12,827$9,767
15 years$21,488$18,393$15,684$13,329$11,294$8,401
16 years$19,937$16,875$14,220$11,935$9,982$7,250
17 years$18,569$15,542$12,940$10,723$8,850$6,274
18 years$17,355$14,361$11,812$9,664$7,869$5,443
19 years$16,270$13,310$10,814$8,732$7,014$4,731
20 years$15,294$12,368$9,924$7,909$6,265$4,120
21 years$14,413$11,520$9,128$7,178$5,607$3,593
22 years$13,612$10,754$8,413$6,526$5,026$3,138
23 years$12,883$10,058$7,768$5,943$4,511$2,743
24 years$12,215$9,424$7,184$5,421$4,055$2,400
25 years$11,602$8,844$6,654$4,951$3,649$2,102
26 years$11,036$8,311$6,171$4,527$3,287$1,843
27 years$10,514$7,822$5,731$4,143$2,963$1,616
28 years$10,030$7,371$5,327$3,796$2,674$1,418
29 years$9,579$6,953$4,957$3,481$2,414$1,245
30 years$9,160$6,567$4,618$3,195$2,181$1,094
31 years$8,769$6,208$4,305$2,934$1,972$961
32 years$8,402$5,874$4,017$2,697$1,784$845
33 years$8,059$5,563$3,750$2,480$1,615$743
34 years$7,736$5,272$3,504$2,282$1,462$653
35 years$7,433$5,000$3,276$2,100$1,324$574
36 years$7,147$4,746$3,065$1,934$1,200$505
37 years$6,877$4,508$2,868$1,782$1,087$445
38 years$6,622$4,284$2,686$1,643$986$391
39 years$6,381$4,074$2,517$1,515$894$344
40 years$6,152$3,876$2,359$1,397$811$303
41 years$5,935$3,689$2,212$1,289$736$267
42 years$5,729$3,514$2,075$1,190$667$235
43 years$5,533$3,348$1,947$1,098$606$207
44 years$5,347$3,191$1,828$1,014$550$182
45 years$5,169$3,043$1,716$936$499$161
46 years$4,999$2,903$1,612$865$453$141
47 years$4,838$2,770$1,514$799$412$125
48 years$4,683$2,645$1,423$738$374$110
49 years$4,535$2,525$1,337$682$339$97
50 years$4,394$2,412$1,257$631$308$85

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $4,500,000, adding $6,395 every year, while hoping to spend $31,080 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: 63/28/9 Blend
65$4,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000
66$4,965,596$4,727,096$4,657,346$5,268,527
67$5,439,018$4,925,655$4,780,299$5,670,174
68$5,959,688$5,132,902$4,906,328$6,104,334
69$6,532,391$5,349,229$5,035,505$6,577,581
70$7,162,401$5,575,048$5,167,901$7,093,704
71$7,855,530$5,810,789$5,303,589$7,656,870
72$8,618,178$6,056,901$5,442,644$8,271,664
73$9,457,400$6,313,857$5,585,140$8,943,129
74$10,380,968$6,582,149$5,731,155$9,676,811
75$11,397,445$6,862,293$5,880,768$10,478,815
76$12,516,268$7,154,830$6,034,057$11,355,860
77$13,747,834$7,460,323$6,191,105$12,315,335
78$15,103,600$7,779,365$6,351,993$13,365,378
79$16,596,188$8,112,575$6,516,806$14,514,942
80$18,239,509$8,460,601$6,685,629$15,773,881
81$20,048,890$8,824,121$6,858,548$17,153,046
82$22,041,219$9,203,846$7,035,652$18,664,377
83$24,235,108$9,600,519$7,217,031$20,321,022
84$26,651,062$10,014,917$7,402,774$22,137,454
85$29,311,678$10,447,856$7,592,976$24,129,612
86$32,241,857$10,900,189$7,787,728$26,315,039
87$35,469,037$11,372,808$7,987,127$28,713,058
88$39,023,452$11,866,649$8,191,269$31,344,942
89$42,938,419$12,382,690$8,400,252$34,234,119
90$47,250,652$12,921,956$8,614,174$37,406,388
91$52,000,607$13,485,521$8,833,138$40,890,161
92$57,232,864$14,074,507$9,057,243$44,716,728
93$62,996,551$14,690,092$9,286,595$48,920,550
94$69,345,800$15,333,507$9,521,297$53,539,584
95$76,340,265$16,006,043$9,761,454$58,615,632
96$84,045,684$16,709,051$10,007,175$64,194,740
97$92,534,495$17,443,946$10,258,567$70,327,626
98$101,886,524$18,212,209$10,515,739$77,070,155
99$112,189,735$19,015,393$10,778,801$84,483,863
100$123,541,063$19,855,123$11,047,867$92,636,536