Can I retire at age 80 with 5,000,000?

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:
Modify Bond Returns:
Modify Cash Returns:
Modify Inflation:
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 $5,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
1 years$412,895$409,217$405,629$402,127$398,707$397,027
2 years$204,404$200,597$196,907$193,330$189,860$188,164
3 years$134,915$131,092$127,412$123,869$120,455$118,796
4 years$100,178$96,367$92,723$89,240$85,910$84,299
5 years$79,341$75,553$71,957$68,545$65,307$63,751
6 years$65,455$61,694$58,152$54,816$51,675$50,175
7 years$55,539$51,811$48,325$45,067$42,026$40,582
8 years$48,106$44,411$40,983$37,806$34,865$33,478
9 years$42,328$38,668$35,299$32,202$29,361$28,031
10 years$37,708$34,084$30,774$27,759$25,017$23,743
11 years$33,931$30,343$27,093$24,158$21,515$20,296
12 years$30,785$27,234$24,044$21,190$18,645$17,480
13 years$28,126$24,612$21,482$18,708$16,259$15,147
14 years$25,848$22,371$19,302$16,607$14,252$13,192
15 years$23,876$20,437$17,427$14,810$12,549$11,540
16 years$22,152$18,750$15,800$13,261$11,091$10,131
17 years$20,632$17,268$14,377$11,915$9,834$8,922
18 years$19,283$15,957$13,125$10,738$8,744$7,878
19 years$18,077$14,789$12,015$9,702$7,793$6,973
20 years$16,993$13,742$11,027$8,787$6,961$6,184
21 years$16,014$12,800$10,143$7,975$6,230$5,494
22 years$15,125$11,949$9,348$7,251$5,584$4,889
23 years$14,314$11,175$8,631$6,604$5,012$4,356
24 years$13,572$10,471$7,982$6,023$4,505$3,886
25 years$12,891$9,826$7,393$5,501$4,054$3,470
26 years$12,263$9,235$6,857$5,029$3,652$3,102
27 years$11,682$8,691$6,367$4,604$3,292$2,775
28 years$11,144$8,190$5,919$4,218$2,971$2,484
29 years$10,644$7,726$5,508$3,868$2,683$2,226
30 years$10,178$7,296$5,131$3,550$2,424$1,995
31 years$9,743$6,898$4,783$3,260$2,191$1,789
32 years$9,336$6,526$4,463$2,996$1,982$1,605
33 years$8,954$6,181$4,167$2,755$1,794$1,441
34 years$8,596$5,858$3,893$2,535$1,624$1,294
35 years$8,259$5,556$3,640$2,334$1,471$1,162
36 years$7,941$5,274$3,405$2,149$1,333$1,044
37 years$7,641$5,009$3,187$1,980$1,208$939
38 years$7,358$4,760$2,985$1,825$1,095$844
39 years$7,090$4,526$2,796$1,683$993$759
40 years$6,836$4,306$2,621$1,552$901$682
41 years$6,595$4,099$2,458$1,432$817$614
42 years$6,366$3,904$2,305$1,322$742$552
43 years$6,148$3,720$2,163$1,220$673$497
44 years$5,941$3,546$2,031$1,127$611$447
45 years$5,743$3,381$1,907$1,040$555$402
46 years$5,555$3,225$1,791$961$504$362
47 years$5,375$3,078$1,682$888$457$326
48 years$5,203$2,938$1,581$820$415$294
49 years$5,039$2,806$1,486$758$377$264
50 years$4,882$2,680$1,397$701$343$238

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 80 starting with $5,000,000, adding $4,156 every year, while hoping to spend $31,484 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: 51/39/10 Blend