Can I retire at age 55 with 14,900,000?

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 $14,900,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.9%
1 years$1,230,428$1,219,468$1,208,775$1,198,338$1,188,147$1,178,684
2 years$609,123$597,778$586,784$576,124$565,784$556,245
3 years$402,048$390,655$379,688$369,128$358,957$349,637
4 years$298,531$287,173$276,316$265,936$256,011$246,983
5 years$236,437$225,147$214,432$204,264$194,615$185,905
6 years$195,055$183,849$173,293$163,352$153,993$145,611
7 years$165,507$154,396$144,007$134,301$125,237$117,189
8 years$143,357$132,346$122,130$112,661$103,896$96,181
9 years$126,138$115,231$105,190$95,963$87,496$80,110
10 years$112,371$101,571$91,707$82,721$74,551$67,492
11 years$101,114$90,422$80,738$71,992$64,116$57,378
12 years$91,740$81,158$71,653$63,146$55,562$49,139
13 years$83,815$73,343$64,017$55,749$48,451$42,336
14 years$77,027$66,667$57,519$49,488$42,472$36,657
15 years$71,150$60,902$51,932$44,134$37,395$31,873
16 years$66,013$55,876$47,084$39,517$33,050$27,811
17 years$61,484$51,460$42,845$35,506$29,305$24,340
18 years$57,464$47,551$39,112$31,998$26,056$21,358
19 years$53,870$44,070$35,805$28,913$23,225$18,782
20 years$50,640$40,952$32,860$26,186$20,745$16,549
21 years$47,722$38,145$30,225$23,766$18,564$14,606
22 years$45,072$35,607$27,857$21,609$16,640$12,910
23 years$42,657$33,303$25,721$19,679$14,937$11,425
24 years$40,446$31,202$23,787$17,949$13,426$10,122
25 years$38,415$29,282$22,032$16,392$12,081$8,977
26 years$36,543$27,520$20,434$14,988$10,882$7,968
27 years$34,813$25,900$18,974$13,719$9,811$7,078
28 years$33,209$24,405$17,639$12,569$8,853$6,292
29 years$31,718$23,023$16,415$11,526$7,994$5,596
30 years$30,330$21,743$15,290$10,578$7,223$4,980
31 years$29,034$20,555$14,254$9,715$6,530$4,433
32 years$27,821$19,449$13,299$8,929$5,907$3,949
33 years$26,684$18,418$12,418$8,211$5,346$3,518
34 years$25,616$17,456$11,602$7,554$4,840$3,136
35 years$24,611$16,557$10,847$6,954$4,384$2,796
36 years$23,665$15,715$10,147$6,405$3,972$2,493
37 years$22,771$14,926$9,498$5,901$3,600$2,224
38 years$21,927$14,185$8,894$5,439$3,264$1,984
39 years$21,128$13,488$8,333$5,015$2,960$1,770
40 years$20,371$12,833$7,811$4,626$2,685$1,580
41 years$19,652$12,216$7,324$4,268$2,435$1,410
42 years$18,970$11,634$6,870$3,939$2,210$1,259
43 years$18,321$11,085$6,447$3,636$2,006$1,124
44 years$17,703$10,566$6,051$3,357$1,821$1,003
45 years$17,115$10,076$5,682$3,100$1,653$896
46 years$16,553$9,612$5,337$2,864$1,501$800
47 years$16,018$9,173$5,014$2,646$1,363$715
48 years$15,506$8,757$4,711$2,445$1,237$638
49 years$15,016$8,362$4,428$2,260$1,124$570
50 years$14,548$7,988$4,163$2,089$1,021$509

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $14,900,000, adding $2,174 every year, while hoping to spend $20,052 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: 46/42/12 Blend
54$14,900,000$14,900,000$14,900,000$14,900,000
55$16,422,042$15,632,342$15,401,392$17,121,880
56$18,075,756$16,376,992$15,896,004$18,351,286
57$19,897,475$17,157,457$16,406,513$19,681,971
58$21,904,318$17,975,472$16,933,431$21,125,078
59$24,115,142$18,832,855$17,477,285$22,691,035
60$26,550,734$19,731,512$18,038,621$24,391,285
61$29,233,995$20,673,442$18,618,001$26,238,388
62$32,190,163$21,660,742$19,216,005$28,246,134
63$35,447,052$22,695,610$19,833,233$30,429,665
64$39,035,308$23,780,352$20,470,303$32,805,608
65$42,988,705$24,917,384$21,127,854$35,392,229
66$47,344,460$26,109,243$21,806,544$38,209,592
67$52,143,585$27,358,587$22,507,054$41,279,743
68$57,431,276$28,668,203$23,230,085$44,626,908
69$63,257,336$30,041,015$23,976,363$48,277,712
70$69,676,649$31,480,089$24,746,636$52,261,418
71$76,749,694$32,988,640$25,541,675$56,610,199
72$84,543,120$34,570,040$26,362,278$61,359,423
73$93,130,371$36,227,825$27,209,267$66,547,982
74$102,592,383$37,965,703$28,083,492$72,218,642
75$113,018,346$39,787,562$28,985,829$78,418,437
76$124,506,546$41,697,481$29,917,182$85,199,101
77$137,165,292$43,699,736$30,878,486$92,617,536
78$151,113,942$45,798,813$31,870,705$100,736,344
79$166,484,024$47,999,415$32,894,834$109,624,395
80$183,420,482$50,306,475$33,951,899$119,357,464
81$202,083,045$52,725,166$35,042,962$130,018,932
82$222,647,731$55,260,913$36,169,116$141,700,552
83$245,308,508$57,919,407$37,331,490$154,503,298
84$270,279,133$60,706,615$38,531,252$168,538,301
85$297,795,159$63,628,794$39,769,604$183,927,873
86$328,116,169$66,692,508$41,047,788$200,806,649
87$361,528,217$69,904,640$42,367,088$219,322,827
88$398,346,536$73,272,409$43,728,827$239,639,550
89$438,918,511$76,803,385$45,134,371$261,936,418
90$483,626,957$80,505,508$46,585,130$286,411,162
91$532,893,735$84,387,107$48,082,561$313,281,481
92$587,183,735$88,456,914$49,628,165$342,787,072
93$647,009,262$92,724,089$51,223,495$375,191,860
94$712,934,876$97,198,239$52,870,151$410,786,462
95$785,582,719$101,889,438$54,569,787$449,890,900
96$865,638,389$106,808,252$56,324,107$492,857,583
97$953,857,413$111,965,766$58,134,873$540,074,606
98$1,051,072,381$117,373,600$60,003,903$591,969,370
99$1,158,200,803$123,043,946$61,933,074$649,012,583
100$1,276,253,775$128,989,589$63,924,321$711,722,663