Can I retire at age 50 with 15,700,000?

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 $15,700,000?

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$1,296,491$1,284,943$1,273,676$1,262,678$1,251,940$1,208,964
2 years$641,827$629,874$618,289$607,057$596,162$553,301
3 years$423,635$411,630$400,074$388,947$378,230$336,831
4 years$314,560$302,591$291,151$280,215$269,757$230,137
5 years$249,132$237,235$225,945$215,232$205,065$167,329
6 years$205,527$193,720$182,598$172,122$162,261$126,438
7 years$174,394$162,686$151,739$141,511$131,961$98,046
8 years$151,054$139,452$128,687$118,710$109,475$77,439
9 years$132,910$121,418$110,838$101,115$92,194$61,998
10 years$118,404$107,024$96,631$87,162$78,553$50,149
11 years$106,543$95,277$85,073$75,857$67,559$40,888
12 years$96,666$85,516$75,500$66,537$58,545$33,548
13 years$88,315$77,281$67,454$58,742$51,052$27,662
14 years$81,163$70,247$60,608$52,145$44,752$22,902
15 years$74,970$64,171$54,721$46,504$39,403$19,022
16 years$69,557$58,876$49,612$41,639$34,825$15,842
17 years$64,785$54,223$45,145$37,412$30,878$13,223
18 years$60,549$50,104$41,212$33,716$27,455$11,056
19 years$56,763$46,436$37,727$30,465$24,472$9,259
20 years$53,359$43,151$34,624$27,592$21,858$7,763
21 years$50,284$40,193$31,848$25,042$19,561$6,516
22 years$47,492$37,519$29,353$22,769$17,533$5,474
23 years$44,947$35,091$27,102$20,736$15,739$4,602
24 years$42,617$32,878$25,065$18,912$14,147$3,871
25 years$40,477$30,854$23,215$17,272$12,730$3,258
26 years$38,505$28,998$21,531$15,792$11,467$2,743
27 years$36,682$27,290$19,993$14,455$10,338$2,310
28 years$34,992$25,716$18,586$13,244$9,328$1,946
29 years$33,421$24,260$17,296$12,145$8,423$1,640
30 years$31,958$22,911$16,111$11,146$7,611$1,383
31 years$30,592$21,658$15,019$10,237$6,881$1,166
32 years$29,314$20,493$14,013$9,408$6,224$983
33 years$28,116$19,407$13,084$8,651$5,633$829
34 years$26,991$18,394$12,225$7,960$5,100$699
35 years$25,933$17,446$11,430$7,328$4,619$590
36 years$24,935$16,559$10,692$6,749$4,185$497
37 years$23,994$15,727$10,008$6,218$3,793$420
38 years$23,104$14,946$9,372$5,731$3,439$354
39 years$22,262$14,213$8,780$5,284$3,119$299
40 years$21,464$13,522$8,230$4,874$2,829$252
41 years$20,707$12,872$7,717$4,497$2,566$213
42 years$19,988$12,259$7,239$4,150$2,329$179
43 years$19,305$11,680$6,793$3,831$2,113$151
44 years$18,654$11,133$6,376$3,537$1,918$128
45 years$18,034$10,617$5,987$3,267$1,741$108
46 years$17,442$10,128$5,623$3,018$1,581$91
47 years$16,878$9,665$5,283$2,788$1,436$77
48 years$16,338$9,227$4,964$2,576$1,304$65
49 years$15,822$8,811$4,666$2,381$1,184$55
50 years$15,329$8,417$4,387$2,201$1,076$46

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $15,700,000, adding $4,992 every year, while hoping to spend $55,709 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: 42/41/17 Blend
49$15,700,000$15,700,000$15,700,000$15,700,000
50$17,306,549$16,474,449$16,231,099$17,947,029
51$19,012,543$17,222,423$16,715,567$19,147,867
52$20,890,682$18,005,181$17,214,398$20,441,571
53$22,958,464$18,824,368$17,728,013$21,841,319
54$25,235,174$19,681,708$18,256,848$23,356,855
55$27,742,059$20,579,009$18,801,349$24,998,869
56$30,502,532$21,518,164$19,361,978$26,779,092
57$33,542,394$22,501,157$19,939,207$28,710,403
58$36,890,072$23,530,068$20,533,525$30,806,939
59$40,576,894$24,607,076$21,145,432$33,084,226
60$44,637,378$25,734,464$21,775,446$35,559,314
61$49,109,564$26,914,625$22,424,096$38,250,930
62$54,035,366$28,150,069$23,091,930$41,179,650
63$59,460,974$29,443,423$23,779,511$44,368,082
64$65,437,285$30,797,443$24,487,416$47,841,070
65$72,020,386$32,215,015$25,216,242$51,625,918
66$79,272,081$33,699,166$25,966,601$55,752,643
67$87,260,475$35,253,067$26,739,124$60,254,241
68$96,060,619$36,880,042$27,534,460$65,166,993
69$105,755,213$38,583,576$28,353,277$70,530,791
70$116,435,394$40,367,321$29,196,260$76,389,508
71$128,201,587$42,235,102$30,064,118$82,791,397
72$141,164,460$44,190,933$30,957,577$89,789,531
73$155,445,965$46,239,019$31,877,386$97,442,295
74$171,180,490$48,383,767$32,824,314$105,813,921
75$188,516,125$50,629,797$33,799,154$114,975,078
76$207,616,065$52,981,953$34,802,721$125,003,524
77$228,660,145$55,445,309$35,835,854$135,984,826
78$251,846,539$58,025,189$36,899,414$148,013,146
79$277,393,632$60,727,168$37,994,290$161,192,117
80$305,542,078$63,557,096$39,121,394$175,635,799
81$336,557,076$66,521,100$40,281,667$191,469,738
82$370,730,870$69,625,605$41,476,075$208,832,130
83$408,385,507$72,877,349$42,705,612$227,875,104
84$449,875,881$76,283,390$43,971,302$248,766,133
85$495,593,076$79,851,132$45,274,196$271,689,599
86$545,968,066$83,588,334$46,615,378$296,848,499
87$601,475,776$87,503,130$47,995,960$324,466,343
88$662,639,570$91,604,048$49,417,090$354,789,234
89$730,036,190$95,900,029$50,879,946$388,088,164
90$804,301,196$100,400,446$52,385,739$424,661,541
91$886,134,975$105,115,125$53,935,719$464,837,977
92$976,309,344$110,054,368$55,531,167$508,979,355
93$1,075,674,840$115,228,974$57,173,403$557,484,217
94$1,185,168,747$120,650,267$58,863,785$610,791,484
95$1,305,823,947$126,330,118$60,603,710$669,384,567
96$1,438,778,669$132,280,974$62,394,614$733,795,889
97$1,585,287,235$138,515,883$64,237,975$804,611,872
98$1,746,731,898$145,048,526$66,135,313$882,478,430
99$1,924,635,896$151,893,248$68,088,190$968,107,025
100$2,120,677,828$159,065,088$70,098,215$1,062,281,328