Can I retire at age 50 with 16,800,000?

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 $16,800,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.4%
1 years$1,387,328$1,374,971$1,362,914$1,351,146$1,339,656$1,294,184
2 years$686,796$674,005$661,609$649,590$637,931$592,575
3 years$453,316$440,470$428,105$416,198$404,730$360,914
4 years$336,599$323,792$311,551$299,847$288,657$246,715
5 years$266,587$253,857$241,776$230,312$219,432$179,477
6 years$219,927$207,293$195,391$184,182$173,629$135,692
7 years$186,612$174,085$162,371$151,426$141,207$105,282
8 years$161,637$149,223$137,703$127,028$117,145$83,204
9 years$142,223$129,925$118,604$108,199$98,653$66,654
10 years$126,700$114,523$103,402$93,269$84,057$53,949
11 years$114,008$101,953$91,033$81,172$72,292$44,015
12 years$103,439$91,507$80,790$71,199$62,647$36,137
13 years$94,503$82,696$72,180$62,858$54,629$29,818
14 years$86,849$75,168$64,854$55,798$47,888$24,703
15 years$80,223$68,668$58,555$49,762$42,164$20,533
16 years$74,430$63,001$53,088$44,557$37,265$17,113
17 years$69,325$58,022$48,308$40,034$33,041$14,294
18 years$64,791$53,615$44,099$36,078$29,379$11,961
19 years$60,740$49,690$40,371$32,600$26,186$10,024
20 years$57,098$46,174$37,050$29,526$23,390$8,411
21 years$53,807$43,009$34,079$26,796$20,931$7,065
22 years$50,820$40,148$31,409$24,364$18,762$5,940
23 years$48,096$37,549$29,001$22,189$16,842$4,997
24 years$45,603$35,181$26,821$20,237$15,138$4,207
25 years$43,313$33,016$24,841$18,482$13,622$3,544
26 years$41,203$31,029$23,039$16,899$12,270$2,986
27 years$39,252$29,202$21,394$15,468$11,062$2,517
28 years$37,444$27,517$19,888$14,172$9,982$2,122
29 years$35,763$25,959$18,508$12,996$9,013$1,790
30 years$34,198$24,516$17,239$11,927$8,144$1,510
31 years$32,736$23,176$16,072$10,954$7,363$1,274
32 years$31,368$21,929$14,995$10,067$6,660$1,075
33 years$30,086$20,767$14,001$9,258$6,028$908
34 years$28,882$19,682$13,082$8,518$5,457$766
35 years$27,750$18,668$12,231$7,841$4,943$647
36 years$26,682$17,719$11,441$7,221$4,479$546
37 years$25,675$16,829$10,709$6,654$4,059$461
38 years$24,723$15,994$10,028$6,133$3,680$389
39 years$23,822$15,208$9,396$5,655$3,337$329
40 years$22,968$14,469$8,807$5,216$3,027$277
41 years$22,158$13,774$8,258$4,812$2,746$234
42 years$21,389$13,117$7,746$4,441$2,492$198
43 years$20,657$12,498$7,269$4,100$2,261$167
44 years$19,961$11,913$6,823$3,785$2,053$141
45 years$19,297$11,361$6,406$3,496$1,863$119
46 years$18,664$10,838$6,017$3,229$1,692$101
47 years$18,060$10,342$5,653$2,983$1,536$85
48 years$17,483$9,873$5,312$2,757$1,395$72
49 years$16,931$9,428$4,993$2,548$1,267$61
50 years$16,403$9,006$4,694$2,355$1,151$51

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $16,800,000, adding $5,858 every year, while hoping to spend $58,354 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: 54/34/12 Blend
49$16,800,000$16,800,000$16,800,000$16,800,000
50$18,519,643$17,629,243$17,368,843$19,461,941
51$20,346,558$18,430,987$17,888,611$20,904,675
52$22,357,863$19,270,062$18,423,835$22,467,353
53$24,572,303$20,148,233$18,974,972$24,166,836
54$27,010,536$21,067,354$19,542,491$26,016,135
55$29,695,322$22,029,366$20,126,876$28,029,546
56$32,651,742$23,036,302$20,728,624$30,222,783
57$35,907,433$24,090,294$21,348,246$32,613,115
58$39,492,849$25,193,576$21,986,269$35,219,527
59$43,441,547$26,348,489$22,643,237$38,062,890
60$47,790,505$27,557,486$23,319,706$41,166,155
61$52,580,472$28,823,138$24,016,252$44,554,558
62$57,856,349$30,148,140$24,733,465$48,255,852
63$63,667,614$31,535,317$25,471,954$52,300,566
64$70,068,791$32,987,627$26,232,344$56,722,278
65$77,119,961$34,508,174$27,015,281$61,557,928
66$84,887,331$36,100,208$27,821,427$66,848,156
67$93,443,858$37,767,138$28,651,464$72,637,679
68$102,869,939$39,512,535$29,506,095$78,975,699
69$113,254,166$41,340,143$30,386,043$85,916,362
70$124,694,166$43,253,886$31,292,051$93,519,255
71$137,297,521$45,257,876$32,224,885$101,849,960
72$151,182,782$47,356,425$33,185,332$110,980,660
73$166,480,588$49,554,052$34,174,203$120,990,807
74$183,334,901$51,855,494$35,192,331$131,967,865
75$201,904,362$54,265,714$36,240,576$144,008,115
76$222,363,791$56,789,919$37,319,819$157,217,555
77$244,905,836$59,433,563$38,430,971$171,712,884
78$269,742,789$62,202,365$39,574,966$187,622,589
79$297,108,592$65,102,319$40,752,766$205,088,142
80$327,261,046$68,139,711$41,965,362$224,265,320
81$360,484,244$71,321,128$43,213,772$245,325,656
82$397,091,248$74,653,474$44,499,045$268,458,042
83$437,427,051$78,143,991$45,822,259$293,870,492
84$481,871,831$81,800,266$47,184,525$321,792,087
85$530,844,535$85,630,257$48,586,984$352,475,113
86$584,806,840$89,642,302$50,030,811$386,197,427
87$644,267,511$93,845,148$51,517,216$423,265,052
88$709,787,196$98,247,959$53,047,442$464,015,044
89$781,983,728$102,860,347$54,622,769$508,818,649
90$861,537,950$107,692,386$56,244,514$558,084,781
91$949,200,148$112,754,640$57,914,031$612,263,855
92$1,045,797,127$118,058,181$59,632,716$671,852,011
93$1,152,240,023$123,614,621$61,402,001$737,395,764
94$1,269,532,899$129,436,132$63,223,362$809,497,139
95$1,398,782,228$135,535,475$65,098,317$888,819,316
96$1,541,207,332$141,926,030$67,028,428$976,092,854
97$1,698,151,901$148,621,826$69,015,301$1,072,122,561
98$1,871,096,670$155,637,571$71,060,589$1,177,795,044
99$2,061,673,404$162,988,686$73,165,992$1,294,087,044
100$2,271,680,298$170,691,339$75,333,260$1,422,074,616