Can I retire at age 51 with 9,500,000?

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 $9,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%15.1%
1 years$784,501$777,513$770,696$764,041$757,543$741,642
2 years$388,367$381,134$374,124$367,327$360,735$344,789
3 years$256,339$249,075$242,083$235,350$228,865$213,373
4 years$190,339$183,097$176,174$169,557$163,228$148,309
5 years$150,748$143,550$136,719$130,236$124,084$109,779
6 years$124,364$117,219$110,489$104,151$98,183$84,509
7 years$105,525$98,441$91,817$85,628$79,849$66,808
8 years$91,402$84,382$77,868$71,831$66,243$53,831
9 years$80,423$73,470$67,068$61,184$55,786$43,994
10 years$71,646$64,760$58,471$52,741$47,532$36,349
11 years$64,469$57,652$51,477$45,901$40,879$30,291
12 years$58,492$51,745$45,685$40,261$35,425$25,415
13 years$53,439$46,763$40,816$35,545$30,891$21,443
14 years$49,111$42,506$36,673$31,552$27,079$18,173
15 years$45,364$38,830$33,111$28,139$23,843$15,460
16 years$42,089$35,626$30,020$25,196$21,072$13,193
17 years$39,201$32,810$27,317$22,638$18,684$11,287
18 years$36,638$30,318$24,937$20,401$16,613$9,679
19 years$34,347$28,098$22,829$18,434$14,808$8,315
20 years$32,287$26,110$20,951$16,696$13,226$7,154
21 years$30,427$24,321$19,271$15,153$11,836$6,164
22 years$28,737$22,702$17,761$13,777$10,609$5,317
23 years$27,197$21,233$16,399$12,547$9,524$4,591
24 years$25,787$19,894$15,167$11,444$8,560$3,967
25 years$24,492$18,670$14,047$10,451$7,703$3,431
26 years$23,299$17,546$13,028$9,556$6,938$2,969
27 years$22,196$16,513$12,098$8,747$6,256$2,570
28 years$21,173$15,560$11,246$8,014$5,644$2,226
29 years$20,223$14,679$10,466$7,349$5,097$1,929
30 years$19,338$13,863$9,748$6,745$4,605$1,672
31 years$18,511$13,105$9,088$6,194$4,164$1,450
32 years$17,738$12,400$8,479$5,693$3,766$1,258
33 years$17,013$11,743$7,917$5,235$3,408$1,091
34 years$16,332$11,130$7,397$4,817$3,086$947
35 years$15,692$10,557$6,916$4,434$2,795$822
36 years$15,088$10,020$6,470$4,084$2,533$713
37 years$14,519$9,516$6,056$3,762$2,295$619
38 years$13,980$9,044$5,671$3,468$2,081$538
39 years$13,471$8,600$5,313$3,198$1,887$467
40 years$12,988$8,182$4,980$2,949$1,712$405
41 years$12,530$7,789$4,670$2,721$1,553$352
42 years$12,095$7,418$4,380$2,511$1,409$306
43 years$11,681$7,068$4,110$2,318$1,279$265
44 years$11,287$6,737$3,858$2,140$1,161$231
45 years$10,912$6,424$3,623$1,977$1,054$200
46 years$10,554$6,128$3,403$1,826$957$174
47 years$10,213$5,848$3,197$1,687$869$151
48 years$9,886$5,583$3,004$1,559$789$131
49 years$9,574$5,332$2,823$1,441$717$114
50 years$9,275$5,093$2,654$1,332$651$99

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $9,500,000, adding $4,592 every year, while hoping to spend $50,910 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: 28/42/30 Blend
50$9,500,000$9,500,000$9,500,000$9,500,000
51$10,473,737$9,970,237$9,822,987$10,669,800
52$11,487,890$10,404,610$10,097,889$11,262,823
53$12,603,781$10,858,562$10,380,294$11,894,805
54$13,831,732$11,332,998$10,670,400$12,572,780
55$15,183,119$11,828,865$10,968,408$13,300,738
56$16,670,475$12,347,157$11,274,528$14,083,049
57$18,307,609$12,888,914$11,588,971$14,924,498
58$20,109,739$13,455,224$11,911,955$15,830,327
59$22,093,631$14,047,228$12,243,703$16,806,282
60$24,277,759$14,666,121$12,584,446$17,858,661
61$26,682,482$15,313,152$12,934,416$18,994,369
62$29,330,231$15,989,632$13,293,855$20,220,980
63$32,245,724$16,696,933$13,663,008$21,546,801
64$35,456,197$17,436,492$14,042,128$22,980,947
65$38,991,662$18,209,814$14,431,473$24,533,424
66$42,885,192$19,018,474$14,831,307$26,215,210
67$47,173,227$19,864,126$15,241,902$28,038,364
68$51,895,925$20,748,497$15,663,534$30,016,124
69$57,097,536$21,673,399$16,096,489$32,163,030
70$62,826,820$22,640,731$16,541,056$34,495,055
71$69,137,509$23,652,480$16,997,535$37,029,745
72$76,088,813$24,710,729$17,466,230$39,786,384
73$83,745,976$25,817,660$17,947,454$42,786,161
74$92,180,898$26,975,557$18,441,526$46,052,367
75$101,472,806$28,186,816$18,948,773$49,610,607
76$111,709,006$29,453,944$19,469,531$53,489,027
77$122,985,707$30,779,570$20,004,143$57,718,579
78$135,408,927$32,166,446$20,552,959$62,333,297
79$149,095,493$33,617,458$21,116,339$67,370,613
80$164,174,147$35,135,627$21,694,650$72,871,696
81$180,786,758$36,724,120$22,288,268$78,881,834
82$199,089,660$38,386,255$22,897,578$85,450,846
83$219,255,132$40,125,509$23,522,974$92,633,544
84$241,473,020$41,945,523$24,164,858$100,490,237
85$265,952,529$43,850,114$24,823,641$109,087,288
86$292,924,199$45,843,282$25,499,746$118,497,724
87$322,642,082$47,929,218$26,193,602$128,801,915
88$355,386,137$50,112,312$26,905,650$140,088,318
89$391,464,874$52,397,166$27,636,341$152,454,293
90$431,218,267$54,788,603$28,386,134$166,007,011
91$475,020,962$57,291,676$29,155,500$180,864,444
92$523,285,811$59,911,680$29,944,921$197,156,466
93$576,467,776$62,654,164$30,754,888$215,026,056
94$635,068,216$65,524,945$31,585,903$234,630,633
95$699,639,623$68,530,116$32,438,481$256,143,518
96$770,790,839$71,676,067$33,313,145$279,755,553
97$849,192,801$74,969,490$34,210,431$305,676,878
98$935,584,873$78,417,401$35,130,887$334,138,892
99$1,030,781,831$82,027,155$36,075,072$365,396,415
100$1,135,681,548$85,806,456$37,043,557$399,730,069