According to the FT, the Nobel Foundation is paying Swedish Kronar (SEK) 10 million per prize, 6 prizes total, and have assets of 3.1 billion SEK. FT.com / Global Economy - Financial crisis gives Nobel Foundation no peace
It also says the portfolio is “about 1/3 below 1999 levels” even though they have frozen the prize amount for a decade. The 2009 financials show, in addition to 60m SEK of prize money another 77M SEK (ouch) in administrative expense. That equates to a withdrawal rate (YE 09) of 4.4%. The Nobel Foundation - Income Statement
I suspect the majority of forum members in withdrawal mode over that same period are in better financial shape. That is, either their withdrawal amounts have kept with inflation or their portfolio balances are higher. Maybe we should offer some advice.