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%14.7%
1 years$1,313,007$1,301,312$1,289,901$1,278,763$1,267,888$1,243,306
2 years$650,004$637,898$626,165$614,790$603,756$579,090
3 years$429,031$416,873$405,171$393,902$383,048$359,066
4 years$318,567$306,446$294,860$283,784$273,193$250,081
5 years$252,305$240,257$228,824$217,973$207,677$185,501
6 years$208,146$196,188$184,924$174,315$164,328$143,111
7 years$176,615$164,759$153,672$143,314$133,642$113,391
8 years$152,978$141,229$130,326$120,223$110,869$91,577
9 years$134,604$122,965$112,250$102,403$93,368$75,023
10 years$119,912$108,387$97,862$88,272$79,554$62,139
11 years$107,900$96,491$86,156$76,823$68,419$51,913
12 years$97,897$86,605$76,461$67,384$59,291$43,670
13 years$89,440$78,266$68,313$59,490$51,703$36,942
14 years$82,197$71,141$61,380$52,809$45,322$31,394
15 years$75,925$64,989$55,418$47,096$39,905$26,781
16 years$70,443$59,626$50,244$42,170$35,268$22,919
17 years$65,611$54,913$45,720$37,889$31,271$19,665
18 years$61,320$50,742$41,737$34,146$27,805$16,912
19 years$57,486$47,028$38,208$30,854$24,783$14,572
20 years$54,039$43,700$35,065$27,944$22,137$12,576
21 years$50,925$40,705$32,253$25,361$19,810$10,868
22 years$48,097$37,997$29,726$23,059$17,757$9,403
23 years$45,519$35,538$27,447$21,000$15,940$8,145
24 years$43,160$33,296$25,384$19,153$14,327$7,060
25 years$40,993$31,247$23,511$17,492$12,892$6,125
26 years$38,995$29,367$21,805$15,994$11,613$5,317
27 years$37,149$27,638$20,248$14,639$10,470$4,619
28 years$35,438$26,043$18,823$13,413$9,447$4,014
29 years$33,847$24,569$17,516$12,300$8,530$3,490
30 years$32,366$23,203$16,316$11,288$7,708$3,035
31 years$30,982$21,934$15,211$10,367$6,969$2,640
32 years$29,688$20,754$14,192$9,528$6,304$2,298
33 years$28,475$19,654$13,251$8,762$5,705$2,000
34 years$27,335$18,628$12,381$8,061$5,165$1,741
35 years$26,263$17,668$11,575$7,421$4,678$1,516
36 years$25,253$16,770$10,829$6,835$4,239$1,321
37 years$24,300$15,927$10,135$6,297$3,842$1,150
38 years$23,399$15,137$9,491$5,804$3,483$1,002
39 years$22,546$14,394$8,892$5,352$3,158$873
40 years$21,738$13,694$8,335$4,936$2,865$761
41 years$20,971$13,036$7,815$4,554$2,599$663
42 years$20,243$12,415$7,331$4,203$2,358$578
43 years$19,551$11,829$6,879$3,880$2,140$503
44 years$18,891$11,275$6,457$3,582$1,943$439
45 years$18,263$10,752$6,063$3,309$1,764$382
46 years$17,664$10,257$5,695$3,056$1,601$333
47 years$17,093$9,788$5,350$2,823$1,454$290
48 years$16,546$9,344$5,028$2,609$1,320$253
49 years$16,024$8,923$4,726$2,411$1,199$221
50 years$15,524$8,524$4,443$2,229$1,089$192

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 $4,152 every year, while hoping to spend $42,533 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: 47/34/19 Blend
54$15,900,000$15,900,000$15,900,000$15,900,000
55$17,526,083$16,683,383$16,436,933$18,255,089
56$19,268,488$17,455,614$16,942,315$19,535,729
57$21,187,194$18,264,259$17,463,203$20,920,300
58$23,300,137$19,111,056$18,000,069$22,422,223
59$25,627,083$19,997,831$18,553,404$24,052,482
60$28,189,814$20,926,492$19,123,711$25,823,138
61$31,012,329$21,899,045$19,711,509$27,747,440
62$34,121,076$22,917,587$20,317,334$29,839,939
63$37,545,199$23,984,322$20,941,738$32,116,623
64$41,316,810$25,101,555$21,585,287$34,595,060
65$45,471,299$26,271,705$22,248,569$37,294,557
66$50,047,661$27,497,309$22,932,185$40,236,334
67$55,088,869$28,781,023$23,636,760$43,443,718
68$60,642,274$30,125,634$24,362,932$46,942,355
69$66,760,059$31,534,062$25,111,363$50,760,443
70$73,499,724$33,009,371$25,882,733$54,928,990
71$80,924,634$34,554,768$26,677,743$59,482,098
72$89,104,616$36,173,621$27,497,116$64,457,274
73$98,116,614$37,869,455$28,341,596$69,895,777
74$108,045,420$39,645,970$29,211,952$75,842,994
75$118,984,474$41,507,044$30,108,973$82,348,858
76$131,036,741$43,456,740$31,033,474$89,468,310
77$144,315,689$45,499,320$31,986,296$97,261,804
78$158,946,355$47,639,253$32,968,303$105,795,866
79$175,066,530$49,881,222$33,980,387$115,143,708
80$192,828,052$52,230,139$35,023,466$125,385,906
81$212,398,249$54,691,151$36,098,488$136,611,148
82$233,961,511$57,269,658$37,206,428$148,917,055
83$257,721,033$59,971,319$38,348,291$162,411,084
84$283,900,733$62,802,068$39,525,113$177,211,533
85$312,747,364$65,768,127$40,737,962$193,448,634
86$344,532,849$68,876,018$41,987,936$211,265,768
87$379,556,838$72,132,581$43,276,171$230,820,800
88$418,149,545$75,544,988$44,603,832$252,287,546
89$460,674,863$79,120,756$45,972,125$275,857,401
90$507,533,796$82,867,770$47,382,288$301,741,115
91$559,168,249$86,794,296$48,835,600$330,170,768
92$616,065,194$90,909,001$50,333,378$361,401,933
93$678,761,275$95,220,973$51,876,976$395,716,067
94$747,847,865$99,739,741$53,467,795$433,423,139
95$823,976,654$104,475,295$55,107,273$474,864,532
96$907,865,802$109,438,114$56,796,896$520,416,238
97$1,000,306,714$114,639,182$58,538,192$570,492,376
98$1,102,171,515$120,090,018$60,332,738$625,549,073
99$1,214,421,281$125,802,700$62,182,156$686,088,735
100$1,338,115,115$131,789,895$64,088,121$752,664,761