Can I retire at age 64 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%18.5%
1 years$371,606$368,296$365,066$361,914$358,836$346,518
2 years$183,963$180,537$177,217$173,997$170,874$158,590
3 years$121,424$117,983$114,671$111,482$108,410$96,544
4 years$90,160$86,730$83,451$80,316$77,319$65,963
5 years$71,407$67,997$64,761$61,691$58,776$47,960
6 years$58,909$55,525$52,337$49,334$46,508$36,240
7 years$49,985$46,630$43,492$40,561$37,823$28,102
8 years$43,296$39,970$36,885$34,025$31,378$22,196
9 years$38,095$34,801$31,769$28,982$26,425$17,770
10 years$33,937$30,676$27,697$24,983$22,515$14,374
11 years$30,538$27,309$24,384$21,742$19,364$11,720
12 years$27,707$24,511$21,640$19,071$16,780$9,616
13 years$25,313$22,151$19,334$16,837$14,633$7,929
14 years$23,263$20,134$17,372$14,946$12,827$6,564
15 years$21,488$18,393$15,684$13,329$11,294$5,452
16 years$19,937$16,875$14,220$11,935$9,982$4,541
17 years$18,569$15,542$12,940$10,723$8,850$3,790
18 years$17,355$14,361$11,812$9,664$7,869$3,169
19 years$16,270$13,310$10,814$8,732$7,014$2,654
20 years$15,294$12,368$9,924$7,909$6,265$2,225
21 years$14,413$11,520$9,128$7,178$5,607$1,868
22 years$13,612$10,754$8,413$6,526$5,026$1,569
23 years$12,883$10,058$7,768$5,943$4,511$1,319
24 years$12,215$9,424$7,184$5,421$4,055$1,109
25 years$11,602$8,844$6,654$4,951$3,649$934
26 years$11,036$8,311$6,171$4,527$3,287$786
27 years$10,514$7,822$5,731$4,143$2,963$662
28 years$10,030$7,371$5,327$3,796$2,674$558
29 years$9,579$6,953$4,957$3,481$2,414$470
30 years$9,160$6,567$4,618$3,195$2,181$396
31 years$8,769$6,208$4,305$2,934$1,972$334
32 years$8,402$5,874$4,017$2,697$1,784$282
33 years$8,059$5,563$3,750$2,480$1,615$238
34 years$7,736$5,272$3,504$2,282$1,462$200
35 years$7,433$5,000$3,276$2,100$1,324$169
36 years$7,147$4,746$3,065$1,934$1,200$143
37 years$6,877$4,508$2,868$1,782$1,087$120
38 years$6,622$4,284$2,686$1,643$986$101
39 years$6,381$4,074$2,517$1,515$894$86
40 years$6,152$3,876$2,359$1,397$811$72
41 years$5,935$3,689$2,212$1,289$736$61
42 years$5,729$3,514$2,075$1,190$667$51
43 years$5,533$3,348$1,947$1,098$606$43
44 years$5,347$3,191$1,828$1,014$550$37
45 years$5,169$3,043$1,716$936$499$31
46 years$4,999$2,903$1,612$865$453$26
47 years$4,838$2,770$1,514$799$412$22
48 years$4,683$2,645$1,423$738$374$19
49 years$4,535$2,525$1,337$682$339$16
50 years$4,394$2,412$1,257$631$308$13

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 64 starting with $4,500,000, adding $2,969 every year, while hoping to spend $21,046 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: 66/19/15 Blend
63$4,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000
64$4,962,063$4,723,563$4,653,813$5,271,668
65$5,445,800$4,932,624$4,787,322$5,687,944
66$5,978,174$5,151,225$4,924,600$6,140,058
67$6,564,122$5,379,809$5,065,748$6,633,730
68$7,209,086$5,618,843$5,210,874$7,173,026
69$7,919,062$5,868,816$5,360,088$7,762,424
70$8,700,657$6,130,239$5,513,502$8,406,846
71$9,561,152$6,403,648$5,671,232$9,111,713
72$10,508,567$6,689,605$5,833,396$9,882,990
73$11,551,742$6,988,697$6,000,116$10,727,242
74$12,700,417$7,301,540$6,171,517$11,651,694
75$13,965,325$7,628,781$6,347,728$12,664,302
76$15,358,291$7,971,094$6,528,880$13,773,822
77$16,892,347$8,329,188$6,715,108$14,989,895
78$18,581,854$8,703,806$6,906,551$16,323,134
79$20,442,635$9,095,724$7,103,353$17,785,226
80$22,492,126$9,505,758$7,305,658$19,389,037
81$24,749,543$9,934,759$7,513,617$21,148,736
82$27,236,057$10,383,624$7,727,384$23,079,925
83$29,975,001$10,853,287$7,947,118$25,199,784
84$32,992,085$11,344,732$8,172,979$27,527,234
85$36,315,639$11,858,985$8,405,136$30,083,111
86$39,976,884$12,397,126$8,643,758$32,890,364
87$44,010,224$12,960,282$8,889,021$35,974,268
88$48,453,568$13,549,637$9,141,105$39,362,659
89$53,348,694$14,166,432$9,400,194$43,086,198
90$58,741,638$14,811,964$9,666,478$47,178,657
91$64,683,131$15,487,596$9,940,151$51,677,235
92$71,229,077$16,194,754$10,221,412$56,622,907
93$78,441,079$16,934,933$10,510,465$62,060,809
94$86,387,024$17,709,700$10,807,521$68,040,661
95$95,141,722$18,520,697$11,112,794$74,617,234
96$104,787,610$19,369,644$11,426,506$81,850,865
97$115,415,534$20,258,345$11,748,882$89,808,020
98$127,125,604$21,188,689$12,080,154$98,561,926
99$140,028,137$22,162,656$12,420,561$108,193,250
100$154,244,705$23,182,324$12,770,348$118,790,865