Can I retire at age 55 with 17,300,000?

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 $17,300,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%16.4%
1 years$1,428,618$1,415,892$1,403,477$1,391,359$1,379,526$1,343,452
2 years$707,237$694,065$681,300$668,923$656,917$620,819
3 years$466,808$453,579$440,846$428,585$416,775$381,782
4 years$346,617$333,429$320,823$308,772$297,248$263,629
5 years$274,521$261,412$248,972$237,166$225,963$193,812
6 years$226,473$213,463$201,206$189,664$178,797$148,144
7 years$192,166$179,266$167,203$155,933$145,410$116,258
8 years$166,448$153,664$141,802$130,808$120,631$92,966
9 years$146,455$133,792$122,134$111,420$101,589$75,386
10 years$130,471$117,931$106,479$96,045$86,559$61,786
11 years$117,401$104,987$93,742$83,588$74,444$51,063
12 years$106,517$94,231$83,194$73,318$64,511$42,482
13 years$97,315$85,157$74,328$64,729$56,255$35,531
14 years$89,434$77,405$66,784$57,459$49,313$29,847
15 years$82,611$70,711$60,297$51,243$43,419$25,161
16 years$76,646$64,876$54,668$45,883$38,374$21,274
17 years$71,388$59,749$49,746$41,225$34,025$18,031
18 years$66,719$55,210$45,412$37,152$30,253$15,314
19 years$62,547$51,168$41,572$33,570$26,965$13,029
20 years$58,797$47,548$38,153$30,404$24,086$11,101
21 years$55,409$44,289$35,093$27,594$21,554$9,470
22 years$52,332$41,342$32,344$25,089$19,320$8,086
23 years$49,527$38,667$29,864$22,849$17,343$6,911
24 years$46,960$36,228$27,619$20,840$15,588$5,911
25 years$44,602$33,998$25,581$19,032$14,027$5,059
26 years$42,429$31,953$23,725$17,402$12,635$4,333
27 years$40,420$30,071$22,031$15,928$11,392$3,712
28 years$38,558$28,336$20,480$14,594$10,279$3,181
29 years$36,827$26,732$19,059$13,383$9,282$2,728
30 years$35,215$25,246$17,752$12,282$8,386$2,339
31 years$33,710$23,865$16,550$11,280$7,582$2,007
32 years$32,302$22,581$15,442$10,367$6,859$1,722
33 years$30,982$21,385$14,418$9,533$6,207$1,477
34 years$29,742$20,268$13,471$8,771$5,620$1,268
35 years$28,576$19,224$12,595$8,074$5,090$1,089
36 years$27,476$18,246$11,782$7,436$4,612$935
37 years$26,439$17,330$11,028$6,852$4,180$802
38 years$25,459$16,470$10,327$6,315$3,789$689
39 years$24,531$15,661$9,675$5,823$3,436$592
40 years$23,652$14,900$9,069$5,371$3,117$508
41 years$22,818$14,184$8,503$4,955$2,828$436
42 years$22,025$13,508$7,977$4,573$2,566$375
43 years$21,272$12,870$7,485$4,222$2,329$322
44 years$20,555$12,268$7,026$3,898$2,114$276
45 years$19,872$11,699$6,597$3,600$1,919$237
46 years$19,220$11,160$6,196$3,325$1,742$204
47 years$18,598$10,650$5,821$3,072$1,582$175
48 years$18,003$10,167$5,470$2,839$1,437$151
49 years$17,435$9,709$5,142$2,624$1,305$129
50 years$16,891$9,274$4,834$2,425$1,185$111

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $17,300,000, adding $5,323 every year, while hoping to spend $32,736 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: 20/50/30 Blend
54$17,300,000$17,300,000$17,300,000$17,300,000
55$19,070,091$18,153,191$17,885,041$19,269,352
56$20,980,409$19,007,866$18,449,359$20,315,846
57$23,084,483$19,903,324$19,031,484$21,429,799
58$25,402,040$20,841,527$19,631,979$22,618,922
59$27,954,821$21,824,534$20,251,423$23,889,265
60$30,766,782$22,854,505$20,890,415$25,247,427
61$33,864,320$23,933,703$21,549,570$26,700,602
62$37,276,526$25,064,499$22,229,526$28,256,646
63$41,035,456$26,249,384$22,930,939$29,924,132
64$45,176,433$27,490,964$23,654,486$31,712,423
65$49,738,383$28,791,976$24,400,866$33,631,750
66$54,764,203$30,155,287$25,170,799$35,693,294
67$60,301,159$31,583,904$25,965,029$37,909,282
68$66,401,342$33,080,980$26,784,322$40,293,086
69$73,122,152$34,649,821$27,629,470$42,859,335
70$80,526,842$36,293,893$28,501,288$45,624,042
71$88,685,117$38,016,831$29,400,618$48,604,737
72$97,673,789$39,822,445$30,328,329$51,820,618
73$107,577,504$41,714,733$31,285,316$55,292,714
74$118,489,538$43,697,884$32,272,503$59,044,069
75$130,512,682$45,776,292$33,290,843$63,099,936
76$143,760,210$47,954,564$34,341,320$67,488,004
77$158,356,945$50,237,531$35,424,948$72,238,632
78$174,440,442$52,630,259$36,542,773$77,385,118
79$192,162,286$55,138,061$37,695,874$82,963,992
80$211,689,519$57,766,505$38,885,366$89,015,338
81$233,206,219$60,521,434$40,112,395$95,583,147
82$256,915,241$63,408,972$41,378,148$102,715,706
83$283,040,126$66,435,541$42,683,846$110,466,033
84$311,827,214$69,607,878$44,030,750$118,892,345
85$343,547,971$72,933,045$45,420,161$128,058,580
86$378,501,547$76,418,448$46,853,420$138,034,973
87$417,017,607$80,071,853$48,331,911$148,898,683
88$459,459,435$83,901,406$49,857,063$160,734,493
89$506,227,369$87,915,647$51,430,346$173,635,574
90$557,762,580$92,123,533$53,053,282$187,704,330
91$614,551,232$96,534,455$54,727,436$203,053,322
92$677,129,079$101,158,265$56,454,426$219,806,299
93$746,086,515$106,005,289$58,235,919$238,099,319
94$822,074,153$111,086,362$60,073,636$258,081,991
95$905,808,965$116,412,842$61,969,351$279,918,844
96$998,081,049$121,996,641$63,924,895$303,790,833
97$1,099,761,093$127,850,254$65,942,155$329,896,994
98$1,211,808,589$133,986,780$68,023,081$358,456,276
99$1,335,280,892$140,419,960$70,169,682$389,709,550
100$1,471,343,207$147,164,202$72,384,031$423,921,827