Can I retire at age 54 with 13,800,000?

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 $13,800,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.6%
1 years$1,139,591$1,129,440$1,119,537$1,109,870$1,100,431$1,093,038
2 years$564,154$553,647$543,464$533,591$524,015$516,559
3 years$372,367$361,815$351,657$341,877$332,457$325,168
4 years$276,492$265,972$255,917$246,303$237,111$230,046
5 years$218,982$208,525$198,602$189,185$180,248$173,428
6 years$180,655$170,277$160,500$151,292$142,624$136,058
7 years$153,289$142,998$133,376$124,386$115,992$109,682
8 years$132,774$122,576$113,113$104,344$96,226$90,173
9 years$116,826$106,724$97,425$88,878$81,036$75,238
10 years$104,075$94,072$84,937$76,614$69,047$63,501
11 years$93,649$83,747$74,777$66,677$59,383$54,085
12 years$84,967$75,167$66,363$58,485$51,460$46,406
13 years$77,627$67,929$59,291$51,633$44,874$40,058
14 years$71,341$61,745$53,273$45,834$39,336$34,753
15 years$65,897$56,405$48,098$40,876$34,635$30,278
16 years$61,139$51,751$43,608$36,600$30,610$26,474
17 years$56,945$47,661$39,682$32,885$27,141$23,218
18 years$53,221$44,041$36,224$29,636$24,133$20,416
19 years$49,893$40,816$33,162$26,779$21,510$17,993
20 years$46,902$37,929$30,434$24,253$19,213$15,888
21 years$44,199$35,329$27,994$22,011$17,194$14,054
22 years$41,745$32,978$25,800$20,013$15,412$12,450
23 years$39,507$30,844$23,822$18,226$13,834$11,043
24 years$37,460$28,899$22,031$16,624$12,435$9,806
25 years$35,579$27,120$20,405$15,182$11,189$8,717
26 years$33,845$25,489$18,925$13,881$10,079$7,755
27 years$32,243$23,988$17,574$12,706$9,087$6,905
28 years$30,757$22,603$16,337$11,641$8,199$6,153
29 years$29,377$21,324$15,203$10,675$7,404$5,486
30 years$28,091$20,138$14,161$9,797$6,690$4,893
31 years$26,890$19,037$13,202$8,998$6,048$4,367
32 years$25,767$18,013$12,318$8,269$5,471$3,899
33 years$24,714$17,059$11,501$7,604$4,951$3,483
34 years$23,725$16,168$10,746$6,997$4,483$3,112
35 years$22,794$15,335$10,047$6,441$4,060$2,781
36 years$21,918$14,555$9,398$5,932$3,679$2,487
37 years$21,090$13,824$8,797$5,465$3,334$2,224
38 years$20,308$13,138$8,238$5,038$3,023$1,989
39 years$19,568$12,493$7,718$4,645$2,741$1,779
40 years$18,867$11,886$7,234$4,284$2,486$1,592
41 years$18,201$11,314$6,783$3,953$2,256$1,425
42 years$17,569$10,775$6,363$3,648$2,047$1,275
43 years$16,968$10,266$5,971$3,367$1,858$1,141
44 years$16,396$9,786$5,604$3,109$1,686$1,022
45 years$15,851$9,332$5,262$2,872$1,531$915
46 years$15,331$8,902$4,943$2,652$1,390$819
47 years$14,835$8,496$4,643$2,451$1,262$733
48 years$14,361$8,110$4,364$2,264$1,146$657
49 years$13,908$7,745$4,101$2,093$1,041$588
50 years$13,474$7,398$3,856$1,934$945$527

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $13,800,000, adding $4,837 every year, while hoping to spend $41,080 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: 51/44/5 Blend
53$13,800,000$13,800,000$13,800,000$13,800,000
54$15,212,589$14,481,189$14,267,289$15,970,604
55$16,720,565$15,147,059$14,701,535$17,151,559
56$18,380,977$15,844,179$15,148,951$18,429,731
57$20,209,330$16,574,038$15,609,935$19,818,104
58$22,222,711$17,338,195$16,084,897$21,327,023
59$24,439,946$18,138,285$16,574,259$22,967,844
60$26,881,780$18,976,020$17,078,456$24,753,040
61$29,571,073$19,853,197$17,597,936$26,696,312
62$32,533,016$20,771,697$18,133,160$28,812,708
63$35,795,366$21,733,493$18,684,604$31,118,765
64$39,388,712$22,740,652$19,252,756$33,632,654
65$43,346,758$23,795,342$19,838,121$36,374,343
66$47,706,648$24,899,834$20,441,219$39,365,784
67$52,509,310$26,056,510$21,062,583$42,631,107
68$57,799,846$27,267,865$21,702,766$46,196,839
69$63,627,956$28,536,516$22,362,335$50,092,150
70$70,048,408$29,865,206$23,041,873$54,349,117
71$77,121,554$31,256,809$23,741,984$59,003,018
72$84,913,899$32,714,339$24,463,287$64,092,653
73$93,498,730$34,240,955$25,206,421$69,660,702
74$102,956,808$35,839,970$25,972,043$75,754,116
75$113,377,128$37,514,854$26,760,832$82,424,552
76$124,857,761$39,269,247$27,573,486$89,728,841
77$137,506,777$41,106,965$28,410,722$97,729,521
78$151,443,269$43,032,007$29,273,282$106,495,409
79$166,798,473$45,048,566$30,161,928$116,102,236
80$183,717,010$47,161,039$31,077,445$126,633,352
81$202,358,248$49,374,033$32,020,643$138,180,495
82$222,897,809$51,692,380$32,992,354$150,844,641
83$245,529,224$54,121,145$33,993,436$164,736,940
84$270,465,762$56,665,638$35,024,773$179,979,750
85$297,942,443$59,331,427$36,087,276$196,707,776
86$328,218,254$62,124,349$37,181,882$215,069,314
87$361,578,597$65,050,523$38,309,556$235,227,643
88$398,337,980$68,116,365$39,471,292$257,362,534
89$438,842,989$71,328,602$40,668,116$281,671,933
90$483,475,556$74,694,286$41,901,080$308,373,805
91$532,656,569$78,220,813$43,171,273$337,708,165
92$586,849,841$81,915,933$44,479,811$369,939,322
93$646,566,488$85,787,778$45,827,849$405,358,347
94$712,369,759$89,844,868$47,216,571$444,285,791
95$784,880,349$94,096,141$48,647,200$487,074,686
96$864,782,258$98,550,966$50,120,996$534,113,842
97$952,829,252$103,219,167$51,639,252$585,831,494
98$1,049,851,974$108,111,044$53,203,306$642,699,303
99$1,156,765,789$113,237,399$54,814,530$705,236,779
100$1,274,579,424$118,609,556$56,474,341$774,016,147