Can I retire at age 55 with 17,000,000?

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 $17,000,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.4%
1 years$1,403,844$1,391,339$1,379,139$1,367,231$1,355,604$1,304,395
2 years$694,972$682,029$669,485$657,323$645,526$594,528
3 years$458,713$445,714$433,201$421,153$409,548$360,366
4 years$340,606$327,647$315,260$303,417$292,093$245,102
5 years$269,760$256,879$244,654$233,053$222,044$177,365
6 years$222,546$209,761$197,717$186,375$175,696$133,360
7 years$188,834$176,157$164,304$153,229$142,888$102,882
8 years$163,562$150,999$139,343$128,540$118,539$80,827
9 years$143,916$131,472$120,016$109,487$99,827$64,354
10 years$128,208$115,886$104,632$94,379$85,058$51,759
11 years$115,365$103,166$92,117$82,138$73,153$41,955
12 years$104,670$92,597$81,751$72,046$63,393$34,217
13 years$95,628$83,680$73,039$63,606$55,280$28,041
14 years$87,883$76,063$65,626$56,462$48,458$23,070
15 years$81,178$69,485$59,252$50,355$42,666$19,039
16 years$75,316$63,751$53,720$45,087$37,708$15,753
17 years$70,150$58,712$48,883$40,510$33,435$13,062
18 years$65,562$54,253$44,624$36,508$29,729$10,848
19 years$61,463$50,281$40,851$32,988$26,498$9,023
20 years$57,778$46,724$37,491$29,877$23,668$7,513
21 years$54,448$43,521$34,485$27,115$21,180$6,262
22 years$51,425$40,625$31,783$24,654$18,985$5,224
23 years$48,669$37,996$29,346$22,453$17,042$4,360
24 years$46,146$35,600$27,140$20,478$15,318$3,642
25 years$43,829$33,409$25,137$18,702$13,784$3,043
26 years$41,693$31,399$23,313$17,100$12,416$2,544
27 years$39,719$29,550$21,649$15,652$11,194$2,127
28 years$37,889$27,845$20,125$14,341$10,101$1,779
29 years$36,189$26,268$18,728$13,151$9,121$1,488
30 years$34,605$24,808$17,445$12,069$8,241$1,245
31 years$33,126$23,452$16,263$11,085$7,451$1,042
32 years$31,742$22,190$15,174$10,187$6,740$872
33 years$30,445$21,014$14,168$9,368$6,099$730
34 years$29,226$19,917$13,238$8,619$5,522$611
35 years$28,080$18,891$12,376$7,934$5,002$512
36 years$27,000$17,930$11,578$7,307$4,532$428
37 years$25,981$17,029$10,836$6,733$4,107$359
38 years$25,017$16,184$10,148$6,206$3,724$300
39 years$24,106$15,389$9,507$5,722$3,377$251
40 years$23,242$14,642$8,911$5,278$3,063$211
41 years$22,422$13,938$8,356$4,869$2,779$176
42 years$21,643$13,274$7,838$4,494$2,521$148
43 years$20,903$12,647$7,355$4,148$2,288$124
44 years$20,198$12,055$6,904$3,830$2,077$104
45 years$19,527$11,496$6,483$3,537$1,886$87
46 years$18,886$10,967$6,089$3,268$1,712$73
47 years$18,275$10,465$5,720$3,019$1,555$61
48 years$17,691$9,991$5,375$2,790$1,412$51
49 years$17,132$9,541$5,053$2,578$1,282$43
50 years$16,598$9,114$4,750$2,383$1,165$36

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $17,000,000, adding $5,404 every year, while hoping to spend $35,997 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: 45/47/8 Blend
54$17,000,000$17,000,000$17,000,000$17,000,000
55$18,739,574$17,838,574$17,575,074$19,540,615
56$20,612,710$18,674,364$18,125,539$20,930,227
57$22,675,700$19,549,901$18,693,237$22,431,953
58$24,947,870$20,467,094$19,278,709$24,059,422
59$27,450,517$21,427,947$19,882,511$25,824,228
60$30,207,111$22,434,557$20,505,216$27,739,092
61$33,243,511$23,489,125$21,147,415$29,817,972
62$36,588,215$24,593,958$21,809,720$32,076,187
63$40,272,626$25,751,475$22,492,758$34,530,554
64$44,331,348$26,964,211$23,197,180$37,199,538
65$48,802,513$28,234,825$23,923,653$40,103,416
66$53,728,142$29,566,105$24,672,868$43,264,455
67$59,154,540$30,960,971$25,445,537$46,707,119
68$65,132,734$32,422,490$26,242,393$50,458,283
69$71,718,953$33,953,872$27,064,193$54,547,478
70$78,975,161$35,558,486$27,911,718$59,007,157
71$86,969,639$37,239,864$28,785,773$63,872,989
72$95,777,633$39,001,709$29,687,187$69,184,182
73$105,482,061$40,847,902$30,616,818$74,983,840
74$116,174,297$42,782,514$31,575,546$81,319,356
75$127,955,032$44,809,814$32,564,284$88,242,842
76$140,935,227$46,934,277$33,583,970$95,811,608
77$155,237,159$49,160,596$34,635,571$104,088,685
78$170,995,574$51,493,689$35,720,088$113,143,402
79$188,358,960$53,938,718$36,838,548$123,052,023
80$207,490,950$56,501,091$37,992,015$133,898,448
81$228,571,863$59,186,480$39,181,584$145,774,986
82$251,800,409$62,000,834$40,408,383$158,783,202
83$277,395,565$64,950,389$41,673,578$173,034,859
84$305,598,640$68,041,685$42,978,370$188,652,945
85$336,675,552$71,281,579$44,323,997$205,772,813
86$370,919,345$74,677,262$45,711,737$224,543,435
87$408,652,945$78,236,275$47,142,907$245,128,775
88$450,232,217$81,966,524$48,618,866$267,709,319
89$496,049,320$85,876,300$50,141,014$292,483,741
90$546,536,409$89,974,298$51,710,797$319,670,755
91$602,169,719$94,269,635$53,329,705$349,511,143
92$663,474,055$98,771,871$54,999,274$382,269,996
93$731,027,747$103,491,032$56,721,089$418,239,184
94$805,468,116$108,437,631$58,496,784$457,740,071
95$887,497,481$113,622,693$60,328,044$501,126,513
96$977,889,798$119,057,778$62,216,607$548,788,160
97$1,077,497,960$124,755,012$64,164,266$601,154,085
98$1,187,261,852$130,727,107$66,172,868$658,696,800
99$1,308,217,222$136,987,396$68,244,321$721,936,664
100$1,441,505,461$143,549,862$70,380,588$791,446,749