Can I retire at age 51 with 17,500,000?

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 $17,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.5%
1 years$1,445,134$1,432,261$1,419,702$1,407,444$1,395,475$1,375,189
2 years$715,413$702,089$689,176$676,656$664,512$644,116
3 years$472,204$458,823$445,942$433,540$421,594$401,723
4 years$350,624$337,283$324,532$312,341$300,684$281,492
5 years$277,695$264,434$251,850$239,908$228,575$210,117
6 years$229,091$215,930$203,532$191,856$180,864$163,160
7 years$194,388$181,338$169,136$157,736$147,091$130,149
8 years$168,372$155,440$143,441$132,321$122,026$105,843
9 years$148,149$135,339$123,546$112,708$102,763$87,332
10 years$131,979$119,294$107,710$97,155$87,560$72,867
11 years$118,758$106,201$94,826$84,554$75,304$61,337
12 years$107,749$95,320$84,156$74,165$65,257$51,998
13 years$98,440$86,142$75,188$65,477$56,905$44,336
14 years$90,468$78,300$67,556$58,123$49,883$37,984
15 years$83,566$71,529$60,994$51,836$43,921$32,671
16 years$77,532$65,626$55,300$46,413$38,817$28,195
17 years$72,213$60,439$50,321$41,702$34,418$24,400
18 years$67,491$55,849$45,937$37,582$30,603$21,167
19 years$63,271$51,760$42,053$33,958$27,277$18,400
20 years$59,477$48,098$38,594$30,756$24,364$16,023
21 years$56,049$44,801$35,499$27,913$21,803$13,973
22 years$52,937$41,820$32,718$25,379$19,544$12,202
23 years$50,100$39,114$30,209$23,113$17,544$10,667
24 years$47,503$36,647$27,938$21,081$15,769$9,335
25 years$45,118$34,391$25,877$19,252$14,189$8,176
26 years$42,919$32,322$23,999$17,603$12,781$7,166
27 years$40,887$30,419$22,285$16,113$11,523$6,284
28 years$39,004$28,664$20,717$14,763$10,398$5,515
29 years$37,253$27,041$19,279$13,538$9,389$4,842
30 years$35,622$25,537$17,958$12,424$8,483$4,253
31 years$34,100$24,141$16,741$11,411$7,670$3,737
32 years$32,675$22,843$15,620$10,487$6,938$3,284
33 years$31,340$21,632$14,585$9,643$6,279$2,888
34 years$30,086$20,502$13,627$8,873$5,685$2,539
35 years$28,906$19,446$12,740$8,168$5,149$2,234
36 years$27,794$18,457$11,918$7,522$4,665$1,965
37 years$26,745$17,530$11,155$6,931$4,228$1,729
38 years$25,753$16,660$10,446$6,388$3,833$1,522
39 years$24,815$15,842$9,787$5,890$3,476$1,340
40 years$23,925$15,072$9,173$5,433$3,153$1,179
41 years$23,082$14,347$8,602$5,013$2,860$1,038
42 years$22,280$13,664$8,069$4,626$2,596$914
43 years$21,518$13,019$7,571$4,270$2,356$805
44 years$20,792$12,410$7,107$3,943$2,138$709
45 years$20,101$11,834$6,673$3,641$1,941$624
46 years$19,442$11,289$6,268$3,364$1,762$550
47 years$18,813$10,773$5,888$3,108$1,600$484
48 years$18,211$10,285$5,534$2,872$1,453$426
49 years$17,636$9,821$5,201$2,654$1,320$376
50 years$17,086$9,382$4,890$2,453$1,199$331

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $17,500,000, adding $2,528 every year, while hoping to spend $43,179 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: 26/49/25 Blend
50$17,500,000$17,500,000$17,500,000$17,500,000
51$19,287,608$18,360,108$18,088,858$19,637,119
52$21,209,001$19,213,811$18,648,892$20,774,008
53$23,324,930$20,107,898$19,226,241$21,989,091
54$25,655,191$21,044,303$19,821,438$23,291,951
55$28,221,599$22,025,052$20,435,034$24,690,022
56$31,048,192$23,052,270$21,067,598$26,191,429
57$34,161,459$24,128,182$21,719,714$27,805,059
58$37,590,589$25,255,125$22,391,986$29,540,631
59$41,367,748$26,435,544$23,085,036$31,408,780
60$45,528,379$27,672,007$23,799,505$33,421,144
61$50,111,539$28,967,201$24,536,054$35,590,469
62$55,160,268$30,323,946$25,295,364$37,930,712
63$60,721,995$31,745,198$26,078,138$40,457,161
64$66,848,982$33,234,057$26,885,099$43,186,572
65$73,598,822$34,793,770$27,716,994$46,137,308
66$81,034,980$36,427,742$28,574,592$49,329,504
67$89,227,392$38,139,546$29,458,684$52,785,237
68$98,253,126$39,932,923$30,370,090$56,528,724
69$108,197,107$41,811,799$31,309,651$60,586,534
70$119,152,923$43,780,288$32,278,235$64,987,820
71$131,223,703$45,842,704$33,276,737$69,764,579
72$144,523,093$48,003,569$34,306,081$74,951,937
73$159,176,331$50,267,626$35,367,217$80,588,460
74$175,321,423$52,639,846$36,461,125$86,716,498
75$193,110,451$55,125,441$37,588,815$93,382,567
76$212,711,007$57,729,878$38,751,330$100,637,764
77$234,307,773$60,458,885$39,949,743$108,538,226
78$258,104,267$63,318,472$41,185,161$117,145,639
79$284,324,761$66,314,936$42,458,723$126,527,796
80$313,216,403$69,454,884$43,771,607$136,759,207
81$345,051,544$72,745,241$45,125,023$147,921,780
82$380,130,312$76,193,268$46,520,222$160,105,563
83$418,783,444$79,806,579$47,958,490$173,409,565
84$461,375,411$83,593,157$49,441,155$187,942,661
85$508,307,855$87,561,374$50,969,585$203,824,586
86$560,023,380$91,720,005$52,545,190$221,187,030
87$617,009,735$96,078,255$54,169,424$240,174,851
88$679,804,413$100,645,775$55,843,785$260,947,399
89$748,999,729$105,432,684$57,569,817$283,679,983
90$825,248,407$110,449,591$59,349,113$308,565,489
91$909,269,748$115,707,625$61,183,311$335,816,154
92$1,001,856,415$121,218,451$63,074,105$365,665,525
93$1,103,881,918$126,994,304$65,023,236$398,370,619
94$1,216,308,861$133,048,012$67,032,502$434,214,302
95$1,340,198,029$139,393,028$69,103,754$473,507,901
96$1,476,718,400$146,043,459$71,238,902$516,594,098
97$1,627,158,184$153,014,095$73,439,913$563,850,102
98$1,792,936,983$160,320,451$75,708,814$615,691,155
99$1,975,619,193$167,978,790$78,047,697$672,574,388
100$2,176,928,771$176,006,171$80,458,715$735,003,076