Can I retire at age 54 with 15,000,000?

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 $15,000,000?

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$1,238,686$1,227,652$1,216,888$1,206,381$1,196,121$1,188,085
2 years$613,211$601,790$590,722$579,991$569,581$561,477
3 years$404,746$393,277$382,236$371,606$361,366$353,444
4 years$300,535$289,100$278,170$267,721$257,729$250,050
5 years$238,024$226,658$215,871$205,635$195,922$188,509
6 years$196,364$185,083$174,456$164,448$155,026$147,889
7 years$166,618$155,433$144,974$135,202$126,078$119,219
8 years$144,319$133,234$122,949$113,418$104,594$98,014
9 years$126,984$116,005$105,896$96,607$88,083$81,781
10 years$113,125$102,252$92,323$83,276$75,051$69,023
11 years$101,793$91,029$81,280$72,475$64,546$58,788
12 years$92,356$81,703$72,133$63,570$55,935$50,441
13 years$84,377$73,836$64,446$56,123$48,776$43,542
14 years$77,544$67,114$57,905$49,820$42,757$37,775
15 years$71,628$61,310$52,281$44,430$37,646$32,911
16 years$66,456$56,251$47,400$39,783$33,272$28,776
17 years$61,897$51,805$43,132$35,744$29,501$25,237
18 years$57,849$47,870$39,374$32,213$26,231$22,192
19 years$54,232$44,366$36,045$29,107$23,380$19,558
20 years$50,980$41,227$33,081$26,362$20,884$17,270
21 years$48,042$38,401$30,428$23,925$18,689$15,276
22 years$45,375$35,846$28,044$21,754$16,752$13,532
23 years$42,943$33,526$25,894$19,811$15,037$12,003
24 years$40,717$31,412$23,947$18,069$13,516$10,659
25 years$38,672$29,478$22,180$16,502$12,162$9,475
26 years$36,788$27,705$20,571$15,088$10,955$8,430
27 years$35,046$26,074$19,102$13,811$9,877$7,506
28 years$33,432$24,569$17,757$12,654$8,912$6,688
29 years$31,931$23,178$16,525$11,604$8,048$5,963
30 years$30,534$21,889$15,392$10,649$7,272$5,319
31 years$29,228$20,693$14,350$9,780$6,574$4,747
32 years$28,007$19,579$13,389$8,989$5,947$4,238
33 years$26,863$18,542$12,501$8,266$5,382$3,786
34 years$25,788$17,574$11,680$7,605$4,873$3,383
35 years$24,776$16,668$10,920$7,001$4,413$3,023
36 years$23,823$15,821$10,216$6,448$3,999$2,703
37 years$22,924$15,026$9,562$5,941$3,624$2,417
38 years$22,074$14,280$8,954$5,476$3,286$2,162
39 years$21,270$13,579$8,389$5,049$2,980$1,934
40 years$20,507$12,919$7,863$4,657$2,703$1,730
41 years$19,784$12,298$7,373$4,297$2,452$1,549
42 years$19,097$11,712$6,916$3,965$2,225$1,386
43 years$18,444$11,159$6,490$3,660$2,019$1,241
44 years$17,822$10,637$6,092$3,380$1,833$1,111
45 years$17,230$10,143$5,720$3,121$1,664$994
46 years$16,665$9,676$5,372$2,883$1,511$890
47 years$16,125$9,234$5,047$2,664$1,372$797
48 years$15,610$8,815$4,743$2,461$1,246$714
49 years$15,117$8,418$4,458$2,275$1,131$639
50 years$14,645$8,041$4,191$2,103$1,028$573

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 54 starting with $15,000,000, adding $2,876 every year, while hoping to spend $24,008 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: 41/45/14 Blend
53$15,000,000$15,000,000$15,000,000$15,000,000
54$16,532,967$15,737,967$15,505,467$17,142,315
55$18,193,785$16,483,583$15,999,355$18,318,089
56$20,023,202$17,264,929$16,508,985$19,587,284
57$22,038,390$18,083,732$17,034,857$20,960,448
58$24,258,270$18,941,800$17,577,489$22,447,057
59$26,703,696$19,841,029$18,137,417$24,057,507
60$29,397,643$20,783,411$18,715,191$25,803,198
61$32,365,434$21,771,029$19,311,382$27,696,638
62$35,634,971$22,806,072$19,926,575$29,751,551
63$39,237,000$23,890,831$20,561,378$31,982,998
64$43,205,405$25,027,713$21,216,415$34,407,516
65$47,577,524$26,219,239$21,892,332$37,043,258
66$52,394,501$27,468,051$22,589,795$39,910,158
67$57,701,678$28,776,924$23,309,492$43,030,111
68$63,549,021$30,148,764$24,052,130$46,427,166
69$69,991,587$31,586,620$24,818,443$50,127,747
70$77,090,054$33,093,689$25,609,186$54,160,886
71$84,911,282$34,673,323$26,425,137$58,558,487
72$93,528,955$36,329,038$27,267,100$63,355,619
73$103,024,266$38,064,519$28,135,907$68,590,825
74$113,486,694$39,883,632$29,032,412$74,306,483
75$125,014,838$41,790,432$29,957,499$80,549,185
76$137,717,357$43,789,169$30,912,081$87,370,161
77$151,713,989$45,884,300$31,897,097$94,825,754
78$167,136,686$48,080,501$32,913,520$102,977,929
79$184,130,856$50,382,673$33,962,351$111,894,844
80$202,856,738$52,795,958$35,044,624$121,651,473
81$223,490,912$55,325,747$36,161,406$132,330,299
82$246,227,970$57,977,694$37,313,798$144,022,071
83$271,282,349$60,757,727$38,502,936$156,826,639
84$298,890,357$63,672,064$39,729,993$170,853,876
85$329,312,404$66,727,225$40,996,178$186,224,694
86$362,835,459$69,930,049$42,302,740$203,072,161
87$399,775,761$73,287,707$43,650,967$221,542,730
88$440,481,804$76,807,720$45,042,190$241,797,601
89$485,337,624$80,497,974$46,477,779$264,014,210
90$534,766,427$84,366,740$47,959,150$288,387,882
91$589,234,586$88,422,694$49,487,765$315,133,637
92$649,256,040$92,674,932$51,065,131$344,488,197
93$715,397,147$97,132,994$52,692,804$376,712,182
94$788,282,032$101,806,887$54,372,389$412,092,540
95$868,598,478$106,707,104$56,105,543$450,945,219
96$957,104,420$111,844,649$57,893,976$493,618,111
97$1,054,635,098$117,231,064$59,739,451$540,494,298
98$1,162,110,945$122,878,453$61,643,790$591,995,627
99$1,280,546,275$128,799,511$63,608,870$648,586,650
100$1,411,058,859$135,007,551$65,636,632$710,778,964