Can I retire at age 50 with 16,500,000?

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 $16,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.1%
1 years$1,362,555$1,350,418$1,338,576$1,327,019$1,315,733$1,293,404
2 years$674,532$661,969$649,794$637,990$626,540$604,112
3 years$445,221$432,604$420,460$408,766$397,502$375,675
4 years$330,588$318,010$305,987$294,493$283,502$262,443
5 years$261,826$249,324$237,459$226,199$215,514$195,283
6 years$216,000$203,592$191,902$180,893$170,529$151,150
7 years$183,280$170,976$159,471$148,722$138,686$120,164
8 years$158,751$146,558$135,244$124,759$115,053$97,385
9 years$139,683$127,605$116,486$106,267$96,891$80,067
10 years$124,437$112,478$101,555$91,603$82,556$66,562
11 years$111,972$100,132$89,407$79,722$71,001$55,819
12 years$101,592$89,873$79,347$69,927$61,528$47,138
13 years$92,815$81,219$70,891$61,735$53,654$40,034
14 years$85,299$73,826$63,696$54,802$47,032$34,160
15 years$78,790$67,441$57,509$48,873$41,411$29,261
16 years$73,101$61,876$52,140$43,761$36,599$25,147
17 years$68,087$56,986$47,446$39,319$32,451$21,670
18 years$63,634$52,657$43,312$35,434$28,854$18,717
19 years$59,655$48,802$39,650$32,018$25,718$16,199
20 years$56,078$45,349$36,389$28,998$22,972$14,043
21 years$52,846$42,241$33,470$26,318$20,558$12,192
22 years$49,912$39,431$30,848$23,929$18,427$10,597
23 years$47,237$36,879$28,483$21,793$16,541$9,222
24 years$44,789$34,553$26,342$19,876$14,867$8,032
25 years$42,540$32,426$24,398$18,152$13,378$7,001
26 years$40,467$30,475$22,628$16,597$12,051$6,107
27 years$38,551$28,681$21,012$15,192$10,865$5,330
28 years$36,775$27,026$19,533$13,919$9,804$4,655
29 years$35,124$25,496$18,177$12,764$8,852$4,067
30 years$33,587$24,078$16,932$11,714$7,999$3,554
31 years$32,151$22,762$15,785$10,759$7,232$3,108
32 years$30,808$21,537$14,727$9,887$6,541$2,718
33 years$29,549$20,396$13,751$9,092$5,920$2,378
34 years$28,367$19,331$12,848$8,366$5,360$2,081
35 years$27,254$18,335$12,012$7,701$4,855$1,821
36 years$26,206$17,403$11,237$7,092$4,399$1,594
37 years$25,216$16,529$10,518$6,535$3,987$1,395
38 years$24,281$15,708$9,849$6,023$3,614$1,222
39 years$23,397$14,937$9,228$5,554$3,277$1,070
40 years$22,558$14,211$8,649$5,123$2,973$937
41 years$21,763$13,528$8,110$4,726$2,697$821
42 years$21,007$12,883$7,608$4,362$2,447$719
43 years$20,288$12,275$7,139$4,026$2,221$630
44 years$19,604$11,701$6,701$3,718$2,016$552
45 years$18,953$11,158$6,292$3,433$1,830$483
46 years$18,331$10,644$5,910$3,171$1,662$423
47 years$17,738$10,158$5,552$2,930$1,509$371
48 years$17,171$9,697$5,217$2,707$1,370$325
49 years$16,629$9,260$4,904$2,502$1,245$285
50 years$16,110$8,846$4,610$2,313$1,130$250

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $16,500,000, adding $2,520 every year, while hoping to spend $38,474 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: 50/20/30 Blend
49$16,500,000$16,500,000$16,500,000$16,500,000
50$18,185,599$17,311,099$17,055,349$18,939,961
51$19,999,594$18,118,407$17,585,768$20,276,386
52$21,997,328$18,963,984$18,132,665$21,724,196
53$24,197,499$19,849,663$18,696,554$23,297,234
54$26,620,717$20,777,369$19,277,961$25,007,422
55$29,289,687$21,749,117$19,877,430$26,867,863
56$32,229,432$22,767,021$20,495,521$28,892,961
57$35,467,526$23,833,297$21,132,812$31,098,555
58$39,034,352$24,950,267$21,789,900$33,502,056
59$42,963,392$26,120,366$22,467,398$36,122,616
60$47,291,542$27,346,148$23,165,939$38,981,295
61$52,059,458$28,630,288$23,886,177$42,101,260
62$57,311,943$29,975,593$24,628,785$45,507,994
63$63,098,368$31,385,003$25,394,456$49,229,534
64$69,473,138$32,861,605$26,183,906$53,296,724
65$76,496,204$34,408,629$26,997,873$57,743,507
66$84,233,632$36,029,468$27,837,117$62,607,230
67$92,758,225$37,727,674$28,702,423$67,928,998
68$102,150,208$39,506,974$29,594,598$73,754,047
69$112,497,989$41,371,275$30,514,477$80,132,168
70$123,898,990$43,324,674$31,462,918$87,118,166
71$136,460,568$45,371,464$32,440,807$94,772,371
72$150,301,030$47,516,150$33,449,058$103,161,199
73$165,550,745$49,763,451$34,488,612$112,357,765
74$182,353,380$52,118,320$35,560,439$122,442,569
75$200,867,253$54,585,945$36,665,542$133,504,244
76$221,266,826$57,171,770$37,804,951$145,640,381
77$243,744,356$59,881,500$38,979,730$158,958,440
78$268,511,705$62,721,119$40,190,976$173,576,753
79$295,802,345$65,696,900$41,439,820$189,625,630
80$325,873,558$68,815,421$42,727,427$207,248,574
81$359,008,864$72,083,580$44,055,000$226,603,626
82$395,520,702$75,508,610$45,423,776$247,864,841
83$435,753,375$79,098,093$46,835,034$271,223,917
84$480,086,302$82,859,982$48,290,090$296,891,990
85$528,937,599$86,802,615$49,790,302$325,101,614
86$582,768,027$90,934,736$51,337,070$356,108,936
87$642,085,340$95,265,512$52,931,836$390,196,101
88$707,449,081$99,804,559$54,576,089$427,673,894
89$779,475,861$104,561,956$56,271,362$468,884,659
90$858,845,183$109,548,276$58,019,236$514,205,510
91$946,305,853$114,774,603$59,821,342$564,051,872
92$1,042,683,053$120,252,561$61,679,360$618,881,379
93$1,148,886,128$125,994,340$63,595,022$679,198,176
94$1,265,917,173$132,012,723$65,570,116$745,557,652
95$1,394,880,492$138,321,114$67,606,482$818,571,663
96$1,536,993,022$144,933,568$69,706,019$898,914,279
97$1,693,595,823$151,864,826$71,870,683$987,328,124
98$1,866,166,740$159,130,346$74,102,494$1,084,631,358
99$2,056,334,351$166,746,336$76,403,531$1,191,725,376
100$2,265,893,345$174,729,796$78,775,939$1,309,603,281