Can I retire at age 51 with 12,400,000?

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 $12,400,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.3%
1 years$1,023,980$1,014,859$1,005,960$997,275$988,793$959,448
2 years$506,921$497,480$488,330$479,459$470,854$441,531
3 years$334,590$325,109$315,982$307,194$298,729$270,349
4 years$248,442$238,989$229,954$221,316$213,056$185,835
5 years$196,766$187,371$178,454$169,992$161,962$135,975
6 years$162,327$153,002$144,217$135,944$128,155$103,425
7 years$137,738$128,491$119,845$111,767$104,224$80,750
8 years$119,304$110,140$101,638$93,759$86,464$64,232
9 years$104,974$95,897$87,541$79,861$72,815$51,802
10 years$93,517$84,529$76,320$68,841$62,042$42,219
11 years$84,149$75,251$67,191$59,913$53,358$34,691
12 years$76,348$67,541$59,630$52,551$46,239$28,690
13 years$69,752$61,037$53,276$46,395$40,322$23,851
14 years$64,103$55,481$47,869$41,184$35,346$19,911
15 years$59,212$50,683$43,219$36,729$31,121$16,679
16 years$54,937$46,501$39,184$32,887$27,505$14,012
17 years$51,168$42,826$35,656$29,549$24,388$11,798
18 years$47,822$39,573$32,549$26,629$21,684$9,954
19 years$44,832$36,676$29,797$24,062$19,328$8,412
20 years$42,144$34,081$27,347$21,793$17,264$7,118
21 years$39,715$31,745$25,154$19,778$15,449$6,030
22 years$37,510$29,633$23,183$17,983$13,848$5,113
23 years$35,499$27,715$21,405$16,377$12,431$4,339
24 years$33,659$25,967$19,796$14,937$11,173$3,685
25 years$31,969$24,369$18,335$13,641$10,054$3,131
26 years$30,411$22,903$17,005$12,473$9,056$2,662
27 years$28,972$21,554$15,791$11,417$8,165$2,264
28 years$27,637$20,310$14,680$10,460$7,368$1,926
29 years$26,397$19,160$13,661$9,592$6,653$1,639
30 years$25,241$18,095$12,724$8,803$6,011$1,396
31 years$24,162$17,106$11,863$8,085$5,435$1,188
32 years$23,153$16,186$11,068$7,431$4,916$1,012
33 years$22,207$15,328$10,334$6,833$4,449$862
34 years$21,318$14,527$9,656$6,287$4,028$734
35 years$20,482$13,779$9,027$5,787$3,648$626
36 years$19,694$13,078$8,445$5,330$3,306$533
37 years$18,951$12,421$7,904$4,911$2,996$454
38 years$18,248$11,805$7,402$4,527$2,716$387
39 years$17,583$11,225$6,935$4,174$2,463$330
40 years$16,953$10,680$6,500$3,850$2,234$281
41 years$16,355$10,166$6,095$3,552$2,027$240
42 years$15,787$9,682$5,717$3,278$1,839$204
43 years$15,247$9,225$5,365$3,026$1,669$174
44 years$14,733$8,793$5,036$2,794$1,515$148
45 years$14,243$8,385$4,729$2,580$1,375$126
46 years$13,776$7,999$4,441$2,383$1,249$108
47 years$13,330$7,634$4,172$2,202$1,134$92
48 years$12,904$7,287$3,921$2,035$1,030$78
49 years$12,497$6,959$3,685$1,880$935$67
50 years$12,107$6,648$3,465$1,738$850$57

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $12,400,000, adding $5,753 every year, while hoping to spend $58,709 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: 25/49/26 Blend
50$12,400,000$12,400,000$12,400,000$12,400,000
51$13,670,734$13,013,534$12,821,334$13,900,249
52$15,002,683$13,588,731$13,188,383$14,665,470
53$16,468,523$14,190,146$13,565,760$15,479,962
54$18,081,849$14,819,000$13,953,750$16,352,045
55$19,857,641$15,476,574$14,352,644$17,286,584
56$21,812,404$16,164,209$14,762,741$18,288,896
57$23,964,325$16,883,312$15,184,349$19,364,796
58$26,333,445$17,635,352$15,617,783$20,520,647
59$28,941,845$18,421,873$16,063,367$21,763,411
60$31,813,856$19,244,488$16,521,433$23,100,712
61$34,976,291$20,104,890$16,992,323$24,540,897
62$38,458,693$21,004,850$17,476,386$26,093,111
63$42,293,617$21,946,224$17,973,982$27,767,374
64$46,516,936$22,930,959$18,485,480$29,574,668
65$51,168,178$23,961,091$19,011,258$31,527,031
66$56,290,902$25,038,754$19,551,705$33,637,666
67$61,933,106$26,166,186$20,107,220$35,921,054
68$68,147,682$27,345,728$20,678,211$38,393,080
69$74,992,913$28,579,836$21,265,098$41,071,175
70$82,533,024$29,871,081$21,868,313$43,974,472
71$90,838,787$31,222,159$22,488,296$47,123,974
72$99,988,191$32,635,892$23,125,501$50,542,738
73$110,067,176$34,115,240$23,780,395$54,256,087
74$121,170,442$35,663,302$24,453,453$58,291,833
75$133,402,349$37,283,325$25,145,165$62,680,528
76$146,877,895$38,978,715$25,856,035$67,455,740
77$161,723,805$40,753,036$26,586,576$72,654,352
78$178,079,725$42,610,027$27,337,318$78,316,900
79$196,099,542$44,553,603$28,108,803$84,487,940
80$215,952,834$46,587,868$28,901,587$91,216,448
81$237,826,472$48,717,123$29,716,240$98,556,272
82$261,926,385$50,945,875$30,553,346$106,566,619
83$288,479,500$53,278,846$31,413,507$115,312,597
84$317,735,886$55,720,987$32,297,337$124,865,810
85$349,971,116$58,277,484$33,205,466$135,305,013
86$385,488,862$60,953,774$34,138,542$146,716,838
87$424,623,771$63,755,554$35,097,229$159,196,586
88$467,744,615$66,688,795$36,082,205$172,849,105
89$515,257,775$69,759,755$37,094,168$187,789,759
90$567,611,078$72,974,993$38,133,833$204,145,488
91$625,298,024$76,341,384$39,201,932$222,055,982
92$688,862,443$79,866,132$40,299,217$241,674,971
93$758,903,630$83,556,790$41,426,458$263,171,650
94$836,081,999$87,421,272$42,584,444$286,732,244
95$921,125,324$91,467,875$43,773,984$312,561,737
96$1,014,835,601$95,705,295$44,995,906$340,885,772
97$1,118,096,625$100,142,647$46,251,061$371,952,748
98$1,231,882,328$104,789,484$47,540,320$406,036,130
99$1,357,265,978$109,655,822$48,864,573$443,436,989
100$1,495,430,308$114,752,157$50,224,736$484,486,810