Can I retire at age 55 with 18,800,000?

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 $18,800,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.2%
1 years$1,552,486$1,538,658$1,525,166$1,511,997$1,499,138$1,455,232
2 years$768,558$754,244$740,372$726,922$713,875$669,996
3 years$507,282$492,907$479,070$465,746$452,912$410,435
4 years$376,670$362,339$348,640$335,544$323,021$282,272
5 years$298,323$284,078$270,559$257,730$245,555$206,646
6 years$246,109$231,971$218,652$206,108$194,299$157,264
7 years$208,828$194,809$181,701$169,453$158,017$122,856
8 years$180,880$166,987$154,097$142,150$131,091$97,783
9 years$159,154$145,392$132,723$121,080$110,397$78,908
10 years$141,783$128,156$115,711$104,372$94,064$64,351
11 years$127,580$114,090$101,870$90,835$80,898$52,910
12 years$115,753$102,401$90,407$79,675$70,105$43,787
13 years$105,753$92,541$80,773$70,341$61,133$36,426
14 years$97,189$84,117$72,575$62,441$53,589$30,430
15 years$89,773$76,842$65,525$55,686$47,184$25,509
16 years$83,291$70,501$59,408$49,861$41,701$21,445
17 years$77,577$64,929$54,059$44,800$36,975$18,070
18 years$72,504$59,997$49,349$40,373$32,876$15,257
19 years$67,971$55,605$45,177$36,481$29,303$12,902
20 years$63,895$51,671$41,461$33,040$26,174$10,926
21 years$60,213$48,129$38,136$29,986$23,423$9,263
22 years$56,870$44,927$35,148$27,264$20,996$7,861
23 years$53,822$42,019$32,453$24,830$18,847$6,677
24 years$51,032$39,369$30,014$22,647$16,940$5,675
25 years$48,469$36,946$27,799$20,682$15,243$4,826
26 years$46,108$34,723$25,782$18,911$13,731$4,106
27 years$43,925$32,679$23,941$17,309$12,379$3,495
28 years$41,901$30,793$22,256$15,859$11,170$2,976
29 years$40,021$29,050$20,711$14,543$10,086$2,535
30 years$38,269$27,434$19,292$13,347$9,114$2,160
31 years$36,633$25,935$17,985$12,258$8,240$1,840
32 years$35,103$24,539$16,780$11,266$7,453$1,569
33 years$33,668$23,239$15,668$10,360$6,745$1,337
34 years$32,321$22,026$14,639$9,532$6,107$1,140
35 years$31,053$20,891$13,687$8,775$5,531$972
36 years$29,859$19,828$12,804$8,081$5,012$829
37 years$28,732$18,833$11,984$7,446$4,542$707
38 years$27,666$17,898$11,222$6,863$4,118$603
39 years$26,658$17,019$10,514$6,328$3,734$514
40 years$25,703$16,192$9,855$5,837$3,387$439
41 years$24,796$15,413$9,241$5,385$3,073$374
42 years$23,935$14,679$8,668$4,970$2,788$319
43 years$23,116$13,986$8,134$4,588$2,531$272
44 years$22,337$13,332$7,635$4,236$2,297$232
45 years$21,594$12,713$7,169$3,912$2,085$198
46 years$20,886$12,128$6,733$3,614$1,893$169
47 years$20,210$11,574$6,326$3,338$1,719$144
48 years$19,564$11,049$5,945$3,085$1,561$123
49 years$18,946$10,551$5,588$2,851$1,418$105
50 years$18,355$10,079$5,253$2,635$1,288$90

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $18,800,000, adding $3,932 every year, while hoping to spend $30,887 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: 61/17/22 Blend
54$18,800,000$18,800,000$18,800,000$18,800,000
55$20,721,656$19,725,256$19,433,856$21,865,476
56$22,802,401$20,658,930$20,052,027$23,574,127
57$25,094,347$21,637,319$20,689,871$25,434,403
58$27,619,004$22,662,581$21,348,015$27,464,088
59$30,400,075$23,736,979$22,027,105$29,679,667
60$33,463,678$24,862,887$22,727,809$32,099,273
61$36,838,597$26,042,793$23,450,815$34,742,855
62$40,556,549$27,279,304$24,196,832$37,632,360
63$44,652,486$28,575,159$24,966,594$40,791,938
64$49,164,921$29,933,223$25,760,857$44,248,163
65$54,136,298$31,356,506$26,580,401$48,030,279
66$59,613,388$32,848,162$27,426,031$52,170,473
67$65,647,728$34,411,497$28,298,578$56,704,168
68$72,296,116$36,049,979$29,198,900$61,670,357
69$79,621,136$37,767,246$30,127,880$67,111,962
70$87,691,760$39,567,108$31,086,432$73,076,232
71$96,583,989$41,453,567$32,075,497$79,615,187
72$106,381,578$43,430,813$33,096,048$86,786,095
73$117,176,820$45,503,243$34,149,086$94,652,011
74$129,071,422$47,675,470$35,235,648$103,282,362
75$142,177,466$49,952,326$36,356,800$112,753,596
76$156,618,459$52,338,881$37,513,645$123,149,892
77$172,530,509$54,840,454$38,707,319$134,563,951
78$190,063,602$57,462,617$39,938,995$147,097,859
79$209,383,023$60,211,219$41,209,885$160,864,040
80$230,670,912$63,092,389$42,521,237$175,986,310
81$254,127,987$66,112,558$43,874,340$192,601,037
82$279,975,435$69,278,467$45,270,524$210,858,410
83$308,457,005$72,597,187$46,711,162$230,923,857
84$339,841,303$76,076,133$48,197,670$252,979,584
85$374,424,332$79,723,080$49,731,508$277,226,289
86$412,532,286$83,546,183$51,314,186$303,885,043
87$454,524,626$87,553,993$52,947,258$333,199,363
88$500,797,478$91,755,479$54,632,331$365,437,496
89$551,787,367$96,160,044$56,371,061$400,894,939
90$607,975,345$100,777,552$58,165,157$439,897,209
91$669,891,524$105,618,347$60,016,384$482,802,908
92$738,120,089$110,693,275$61,926,563$530,007,082
93$813,304,806$116,013,713$63,897,570$581,944,940
94$896,155,103$121,591,592$65,931,345$639,095,943
95$987,452,766$127,439,422$68,029,888$701,988,309
96$1,088,059,320$133,570,326$70,195,262$771,203,983
97$1,198,924,164$139,998,065$72,429,596$847,384,107
98$1,321,093,530$146,737,072$74,735,089$931,235,053
99$1,455,720,363$153,802,481$77,114,007$1,023,535,068
100$1,604,075,205$161,210,167$79,568,691$1,125,141,600