Can I retire at age 55 with 16,500,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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:
0%
Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
0%
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 $16,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.4%
1 years$1,362,555$1,350,418$1,338,576$1,327,019$1,315,733$1,276,172
2 years$674,532$661,969$649,794$637,990$626,540$587,016
3 years$445,221$432,604$420,460$408,766$397,502$359,255
4 years$330,588$318,010$305,987$294,493$283,502$246,824
5 years$261,826$249,324$237,459$226,199$215,514$180,505
6 years$216,000$203,592$191,902$180,893$170,529$137,220
7 years$183,280$170,976$159,471$148,722$138,686$107,075
8 years$158,751$146,558$135,244$124,759$115,053$85,122
9 years$139,683$127,605$116,486$106,267$96,891$68,608
10 years$124,437$112,478$101,555$91,603$82,556$55,881
11 years$111,972$100,132$89,407$79,722$71,001$45,887
12 years$101,592$89,873$79,347$69,927$61,528$37,925
13 years$92,815$81,219$70,891$61,735$53,654$31,506
14 years$85,299$73,826$63,696$54,802$47,032$26,284
15 years$78,790$67,441$57,509$48,873$41,411$22,002
16 years$73,101$61,876$52,140$43,761$36,599$18,470
17 years$68,087$56,986$47,446$39,319$32,451$15,541
18 years$63,634$52,657$43,312$35,434$28,854$13,102
19 years$59,655$48,802$39,650$32,018$25,718$11,063
20 years$56,078$45,349$36,389$28,998$22,972$9,354
21 years$52,846$42,241$33,470$26,318$20,558$7,919
22 years$49,912$39,431$30,848$23,929$18,427$6,709
23 years$47,237$36,879$28,483$21,793$16,541$5,690
24 years$44,789$34,553$26,342$19,876$14,867$4,828
25 years$42,540$32,426$24,398$18,152$13,378$4,099
26 years$40,467$30,475$22,628$16,597$12,051$3,482
27 years$38,551$28,681$21,012$15,192$10,865$2,959
28 years$36,775$27,026$19,533$13,919$9,804$2,516
29 years$35,124$25,496$18,177$12,764$8,852$2,139
30 years$33,587$24,078$16,932$11,714$7,999$1,820
31 years$32,151$22,762$15,785$10,759$7,232$1,548
32 years$30,808$21,537$14,727$9,887$6,541$1,317
33 years$29,549$20,396$13,751$9,092$5,920$1,121
34 years$28,367$19,331$12,848$8,366$5,360$954
35 years$27,254$18,335$12,012$7,701$4,855$812
36 years$26,206$17,403$11,237$7,092$4,399$691
37 years$25,216$16,529$10,518$6,535$3,987$589
38 years$24,281$15,708$9,849$6,023$3,614$501
39 years$23,397$14,937$9,228$5,554$3,277$427
40 years$22,558$14,211$8,649$5,123$2,973$363
41 years$21,763$13,528$8,110$4,726$2,697$310
42 years$21,007$12,883$7,608$4,362$2,447$264
43 years$20,288$12,275$7,139$4,026$2,221$224
44 years$19,604$11,701$6,701$3,718$2,016$191
45 years$18,953$11,158$6,292$3,433$1,830$163
46 years$18,331$10,644$5,910$3,171$1,662$139
47 years$17,738$10,158$5,552$2,930$1,509$118
48 years$17,171$9,697$5,217$2,707$1,370$101
49 years$16,629$9,260$4,904$2,502$1,245$86
50 years$16,110$8,846$4,610$2,313$1,130$73

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $16,500,000, adding $5,086 every year, while hoping to spend $21,675 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: 56/26/18 Blend
54$16,500,000$16,500,000$16,500,000$16,500,000
55$18,188,246$17,313,746$17,057,996$19,119,383
56$20,020,385$18,139,058$17,606,377$20,579,291
57$22,038,676$19,004,083$18,172,402$22,166,099
58$24,262,083$19,910,745$18,756,640$23,894,233
59$26,711,505$20,861,061$19,359,677$25,777,251
60$29,409,970$21,857,145$19,982,118$27,830,053
61$32,382,857$22,901,215$20,624,588$30,069,022
62$35,658,130$23,995,595$21,287,733$32,512,169
63$39,266,605$25,142,726$21,972,218$35,179,301
64$43,242,242$26,345,163$22,678,731$38,092,200
65$47,622,464$27,605,589$23,407,981$41,274,823
66$52,448,507$28,926,815$24,160,701$44,753,524
67$57,765,816$30,311,790$24,937,646$48,557,290
68$63,624,470$31,763,608$25,739,597$52,718,016
69$70,079,651$33,285,510$26,567,359$57,270,790
70$77,192,174$34,880,899$27,421,764$62,254,224
71$85,029,053$36,553,340$28,303,671$67,710,806
72$93,664,137$38,306,574$29,213,964$73,687,296
73$103,178,806$40,144,524$30,153,559$80,235,154
74$113,662,741$42,071,302$31,123,400$87,411,022
75$125,214,767$44,091,222$32,124,460$95,277,246
76$137,943,791$46,208,809$33,157,747$103,902,453
77$151,969,824$48,428,808$34,224,298$113,362,194
78$167,425,119$50,756,192$35,325,185$123,739,640
79$184,455,417$53,196,182$36,461,515$135,126,361
80$203,221,323$55,754,248$37,634,429$147,623,174
81$223,899,823$58,436,130$38,845,107$161,341,084
82$246,685,951$61,247,847$40,094,764$176,402,321
83$271,794,638$64,195,711$41,384,659$192,941,477
84$299,462,732$67,286,343$42,716,086$211,106,763
85$329,951,241$70,526,684$44,090,385$231,061,394
86$363,547,792$73,924,015$45,508,937$252,985,115
87$400,569,349$77,485,975$46,973,169$277,075,878
88$441,365,205$81,220,570$48,484,553$303,551,697
89$486,320,279$85,136,200$50,044,608$332,652,687
90$535,858,748$89,241,675$51,654,903$364,643,311
91$590,448,056$93,546,233$53,317,058$399,814,859
92$650,603,323$98,059,563$55,032,745$438,488,175
93$716,892,208$102,791,828$56,803,688$481,016,666
94$789,940,271$107,753,685$58,631,669$527,789,617
95$870,436,875$112,956,312$60,518,526$579,235,837
96$959,141,698$118,411,433$62,466,159$635,827,690
97$1,056,891,901$124,131,343$64,476,525$698,085,523
98$1,164,610,034$130,128,938$66,551,647$766,582,553
99$1,283,312,744$136,417,743$68,693,614$841,950,250
100$1,414,120,374$143,011,942$70,904,580$924,884,272