Can I retire at age 55 with 15,900,000?

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 $15,900,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.8%
1 years$1,313,007$1,301,312$1,289,901$1,278,763$1,267,888$1,242,797
2 years$650,004$637,898$626,165$614,790$603,756$578,583
3 years$429,031$416,873$405,171$393,902$383,048$358,578
4 years$318,567$306,446$294,860$283,784$273,193$249,615
5 years$252,305$240,257$228,824$217,973$207,677$185,058
6 years$208,146$196,188$184,924$174,315$164,328$142,692
7 years$176,615$164,759$153,672$143,314$133,642$112,995
8 years$152,978$141,229$130,326$120,223$110,869$91,204
9 years$134,604$122,965$112,250$102,403$93,368$74,673
10 years$119,912$108,387$97,862$88,272$79,554$61,811
11 years$107,900$96,491$86,156$76,823$68,419$51,607
12 years$97,897$86,605$76,461$67,384$59,291$43,384
13 years$89,440$78,266$68,313$59,490$51,703$36,676
14 years$82,197$71,141$61,380$52,809$45,322$31,147
15 years$75,925$64,989$55,418$47,096$39,905$26,552
16 years$70,443$59,626$50,244$42,170$35,268$22,706
17 years$65,611$54,913$45,720$37,889$31,271$19,469
18 years$61,320$50,742$41,737$34,146$27,805$16,731
19 years$57,486$47,028$38,208$30,854$24,783$14,405
20 years$54,039$43,700$35,065$27,944$22,137$12,422
21 years$50,925$40,705$32,253$25,361$19,810$10,728
22 years$48,097$37,997$29,726$23,059$17,757$9,275
23 years$45,519$35,538$27,447$21,000$15,940$8,027
24 years$43,160$33,296$25,384$19,153$14,327$6,953
25 years$40,993$31,247$23,511$17,492$12,892$6,027
26 years$38,995$29,367$21,805$15,994$11,613$5,228
27 years$37,149$27,638$20,248$14,639$10,470$4,537
28 years$35,438$26,043$18,823$13,413$9,447$3,940
29 years$33,847$24,569$17,516$12,300$8,530$3,423
30 years$32,366$23,203$16,316$11,288$7,708$2,974
31 years$30,982$21,934$15,211$10,367$6,969$2,585
32 years$29,688$20,754$14,192$9,528$6,304$2,248
33 years$28,475$19,654$13,251$8,762$5,705$1,955
34 years$27,335$18,628$12,381$8,061$5,165$1,701
35 years$26,263$17,668$11,575$7,421$4,678$1,480
36 years$25,253$16,770$10,829$6,835$4,239$1,288
37 years$24,300$15,927$10,135$6,297$3,842$1,121
38 years$23,399$15,137$9,491$5,804$3,483$975
39 years$22,546$14,394$8,892$5,352$3,158$849
40 years$21,738$13,694$8,335$4,936$2,865$739
41 years$20,971$13,036$7,815$4,554$2,599$644
42 years$20,243$12,415$7,331$4,203$2,358$560
43 years$19,551$11,829$6,879$3,880$2,140$488
44 years$18,891$11,275$6,457$3,582$1,943$425
45 years$18,263$10,752$6,063$3,309$1,764$370
46 years$17,664$10,257$5,695$3,056$1,601$322
47 years$17,093$9,788$5,350$2,823$1,454$281
48 years$16,546$9,344$5,028$2,609$1,320$244
49 years$16,024$8,923$4,726$2,411$1,199$213
50 years$15,524$8,524$4,443$2,229$1,089$185

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $15,900,000, adding $3,947 every year, while hoping to spend $24,623 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: 75/19/6 Blend
54$15,900,000$15,900,000$15,900,000$15,900,000
55$17,525,871$16,683,171$16,436,721$18,829,139
56$19,287,312$17,474,448$16,961,153$20,477,857
57$21,227,593$18,303,672$17,502,327$22,280,403
58$23,364,933$19,172,677$18,060,780$24,254,820
59$25,719,403$20,083,385$18,637,063$26,418,115
60$28,313,123$21,037,812$19,231,746$28,789,007
61$31,170,468$22,038,071$19,845,416$31,388,101
62$34,318,299$23,086,380$20,478,681$34,238,074
63$37,786,214$24,185,061$21,132,165$37,363,895
64$41,606,832$25,336,553$21,806,517$40,793,046
65$45,816,095$26,543,410$22,502,401$44,555,785
66$50,453,611$27,808,312$23,220,506$48,685,425
67$55,563,029$29,134,069$23,961,543$53,218,646
68$61,192,447$30,523,627$24,726,244$58,195,834
69$67,394,868$31,980,077$25,515,364$63,661,459
70$74,228,701$33,506,657$26,329,686$69,664,489
71$81,758,311$35,106,766$27,170,013$76,258,850
72$90,054,628$36,783,966$28,037,176$83,503,926
73$99,195,813$38,541,993$28,932,035$91,465,117
74$109,268,000$40,384,765$29,855,473$100,214,449
75$120,366,109$42,316,391$30,808,403$109,831,246
76$132,594,737$44,341,179$31,791,770$120,402,876
77$146,069,150$46,463,648$32,806,544$132,025,569
78$160,916,371$48,688,534$33,853,731$144,805,314
79$177,276,376$51,020,807$34,934,366$158,858,857
80$195,303,416$53,465,677$36,049,518$174,314,792
81$215,167,478$56,028,608$37,200,290$191,314,769
82$237,055,883$58,715,331$38,387,821$210,014,822
83$261,175,056$61,531,856$39,613,286$230,586,833
84$287,752,478$64,484,483$40,877,898$253,220,147
85$317,038,830$67,579,823$42,182,907$278,123,345
86$349,310,362$70,824,805$43,529,606$305,526,211
87$384,871,498$74,226,699$44,919,326$335,681,881
88$424,057,711$77,793,128$46,353,444$368,869,231
89$467,238,691$81,532,085$47,833,378$405,395,489
90$514,821,835$85,451,954$49,360,594$445,599,130
91$567,256,091$89,561,529$50,936,602$489,853,058
92$625,036,197$93,870,028$52,562,963$538,568,108
93$688,707,353$98,387,124$54,241,287$592,196,916
94$758,870,368$103,122,958$55,973,234$651,238,173
95$836,187,329$108,088,166$57,760,521$716,241,321
96$921,387,853$113,293,902$59,604,915$787,811,724
97$1,015,275,977$118,751,867$61,508,242$866,616,361
98$1,118,737,746$124,474,328$63,472,388$953,390,113
99$1,232,749,580$130,474,154$65,499,297$1,048,942,674
100$1,358,387,490$136,764,840$67,590,976$1,154,166,183