Can I retire at age 55 with 14,500,000?

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 $14,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%18.7%
1 years$1,197,396$1,186,731$1,176,325$1,166,168$1,156,250$1,115,669
2 years$592,771$581,731$571,031$560,658$550,595$510,137
3 years$391,255$380,167$369,495$359,219$349,320$310,256
4 years$290,517$279,463$268,898$258,797$249,138$211,766
5 years$230,090$219,103$208,676$198,781$189,391$153,809
6 years$189,818$178,914$168,641$158,967$149,859$116,094
7 years$161,064$150,252$140,141$130,695$121,875$89,922
8 years$139,508$128,793$118,851$109,637$101,107$70,939
9 years$122,752$112,138$102,366$93,386$85,147$56,724
10 years$109,354$98,844$89,245$80,500$72,549$45,825
11 years$98,400$87,995$78,570$70,059$62,395$37,315
12 years$89,277$78,980$69,729$61,451$54,070$30,575
13 years$81,565$71,374$62,298$54,252$47,150$25,177
14 years$74,959$64,877$55,975$48,159$41,332$20,815
15 years$69,240$59,267$50,538$42,949$36,392$17,264
16 years$64,240$54,376$45,820$38,457$32,163$14,357
17 years$59,834$50,078$41,695$34,553$28,518$11,966
18 years$55,921$46,275$38,062$31,139$25,357$9,990
19 years$52,424$42,887$34,844$28,137$22,601$8,353
20 years$49,281$39,852$31,978$25,483$20,188$6,993
21 years$46,441$37,121$29,413$23,128$18,066$5,861
22 years$43,862$34,651$27,109$21,028$16,193$4,916
23 years$41,511$32,408$25,030$19,151$14,536$4,126
24 years$39,360$30,365$23,149$17,467$13,065$3,465
25 years$37,383$28,496$21,441$15,952$11,757$2,912
26 years$35,562$26,781$19,885$14,585$10,590$2,448
27 years$33,878$25,204$18,465$13,350$9,548$2,058
28 years$32,317$23,750$17,166$12,232$8,615$1,731
29 years$30,867$22,405$15,974$11,217$7,779$1,457
30 years$29,516$21,160$14,879$10,294$7,029$1,226
31 years$28,254$20,003$13,871$9,454$6,355$1,032
32 years$27,074$18,927$12,942$8,689$5,749$868
33 years$25,967$17,924$12,084$7,990$5,202$731
34 years$24,928$16,988$11,291$7,352$4,710$616
35 years$23,951$16,113$10,556$6,768$4,266$518
36 years$23,029$15,293$9,875$6,233$3,865$437
37 years$22,160$14,525$9,243$5,743$3,503$368
38 years$21,338$13,804$8,656$5,293$3,176$310
39 years$20,561$13,126$8,109$4,881$2,880$261
40 years$19,824$12,489$7,601$4,502$2,612$220
41 years$19,125$11,888$7,127$4,153$2,370$185
42 years$18,461$11,322$6,686$3,833$2,151$156
43 years$17,829$10,787$6,273$3,538$1,952$131
44 years$17,228$10,282$5,889$3,267$1,772$111
45 years$16,655$9,805$5,529$3,017$1,608$93
46 years$16,109$9,354$5,193$2,787$1,460$78
47 years$15,588$8,926$4,879$2,575$1,326$66
48 years$15,089$8,521$4,585$2,379$1,204$56
49 years$14,613$8,138$4,310$2,199$1,094$47
50 years$14,157$7,773$4,052$2,032$993$40

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $14,500,000, adding $4,260 every year, while hoping to spend $21,487 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: 65/25/10 Blend
54$14,500,000$14,500,000$14,500,000$14,500,000
55$15,983,394$15,214,894$14,990,144$16,987,883
56$17,590,838$15,937,562$15,469,452$18,380,583
57$19,361,522$16,694,920$15,964,097$19,898,722
58$21,312,072$17,488,646$16,474,569$21,556,874
59$23,460,812$18,320,499$17,001,376$23,368,678
60$25,827,933$19,192,322$17,545,040$25,349,135
61$28,435,686$20,106,049$18,106,102$27,514,745
62$31,308,588$21,063,707$18,685,119$29,883,661
63$34,473,658$22,067,424$19,282,665$32,475,853
64$37,960,672$23,119,427$19,899,334$35,313,295
65$41,802,437$24,222,056$20,535,739$38,420,164
66$46,035,111$25,377,762$21,192,511$41,823,067
67$50,698,535$26,589,115$21,870,303$45,551,286
68$55,836,616$27,858,812$22,569,788$49,637,045
69$61,497,736$29,189,679$23,291,661$54,115,817
70$67,735,212$30,584,681$24,036,639$59,026,642
71$74,607,799$32,046,926$24,805,463$64,412,499
72$82,180,244$33,579,674$25,598,895$70,320,699
73$90,523,895$35,186,344$26,417,724$76,803,329
74$99,717,378$36,870,521$27,262,763$83,917,731
75$109,847,338$38,635,964$28,134,853$91,727,042
76$121,009,256$40,486,616$29,034,860$100,300,779
77$133,308,350$42,426,610$29,963,678$109,715,487
78$146,860,570$44,460,283$30,922,230$120,055,453
79$161,793,693$46,592,181$31,911,469$131,413,493
80$178,248,524$48,827,072$32,932,378$143,891,820
81$196,380,232$51,169,957$33,985,971$157,602,997
82$216,359,810$53,626,079$35,073,296$172,670,990
83$238,375,693$56,200,939$36,195,433$189,232,329
84$262,635,531$58,900,303$37,353,498$207,437,382
85$289,368,157$61,730,220$38,548,642$227,451,766
86$318,825,741$64,697,032$39,782,053$249,457,898
87$351,286,172$67,807,393$41,054,957$273,656,701
88$387,055,684$71,068,277$42,368,621$300,269,490
89$426,471,743$74,487,002$43,724,349$329,540,047
90$469,906,236$78,071,240$45,123,489$361,736,907
91$517,768,980$81,829,039$46,567,434$397,155,874
92$570,511,591$85,768,837$48,057,619$436,122,804
93$628,631,750$89,899,487$49,595,525$478,996,659
94$692,677,896$94,230,269$51,182,683$526,172,880
95$763,254,408$98,770,919$52,820,670$578,087,099
96$841,027,311$103,531,648$54,511,116$635,219,236
97$926,730,561$108,523,162$56,255,702$698,098,004
98$1,021,172,973$113,756,692$58,056,163$767,305,885
99$1,125,245,862$119,244,015$59,914,290$843,484,601
100$1,239,931,452$124,997,485$61,831,931$927,341,149