Can I retire at age 56 with 12,500,000?

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 $12,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.6%
1 years$1,032,238$1,023,044$1,014,073$1,005,317$996,768$981,872
2 years$511,009$501,492$492,268$483,326$474,651$459,678
3 years$337,289$327,731$318,530$309,671$301,138$286,553
4 years$250,446$240,917$231,808$223,101$214,774$200,689
5 years$198,353$188,882$179,893$171,363$163,268$149,724
6 years$163,636$154,236$145,380$137,040$129,188$116,201
7 years$138,848$129,527$120,812$112,668$105,065$92,639
8 years$120,266$111,029$102,458$94,515$87,161$75,295
9 years$105,820$96,670$88,247$80,506$73,402$62,089
10 years$94,271$85,210$76,936$69,397$62,543$51,774
11 years$84,827$75,858$67,733$60,396$53,789$43,554
12 years$76,963$68,086$60,111$52,975$46,612$36,899
13 years$70,314$61,530$53,705$46,769$40,647$31,441
14 years$64,620$55,929$48,255$41,516$35,631$26,919
15 years$59,690$51,092$43,567$37,025$31,372$23,138
16 years$55,380$46,876$39,500$33,152$27,727$19,954
17 years$51,581$43,171$35,944$29,787$24,584$17,256
18 years$48,208$39,892$32,812$26,844$21,859$14,959
19 years$45,193$36,971$30,038$24,256$19,484$12,994
20 years$42,484$34,356$27,567$21,968$17,403$11,306
21 years$40,035$32,001$25,356$19,938$15,574$9,853
22 years$37,812$29,872$23,370$18,128$13,960$8,597
23 years$35,786$27,938$21,578$16,509$12,531$7,510
24 years$33,931$26,176$19,956$15,058$11,263$6,567
25 years$32,227$24,565$18,483$13,752$10,135$5,747
26 years$30,657$23,087$17,142$12,574$9,129$5,033
27 years$29,205$21,728$15,918$11,509$8,231$4,411
28 years$27,860$20,474$14,798$10,545$7,427$3,867
29 years$26,609$19,315$13,771$9,670$6,706$3,392
30 years$25,445$18,241$12,827$8,874$6,060$2,977
31 years$24,357$17,244$11,958$8,150$5,478$2,614
32 years$23,340$16,316$11,157$7,490$4,956$2,296
33 years$22,386$15,452$10,418$6,888$4,485$2,017
34 years$21,490$14,645$9,734$6,338$4,061$1,772
35 years$20,647$13,890$9,100$5,834$3,678$1,557
36 years$19,853$13,184$8,513$5,373$3,332$1,369
37 years$19,103$12,522$7,968$4,951$3,020$1,204
38 years$18,395$11,900$7,462$4,563$2,738$1,058
39 years$17,725$11,316$6,991$4,207$2,483$931
40 years$17,089$10,766$6,552$3,881$2,252$819
41 years$16,487$10,248$6,144$3,580$2,043$720
42 years$15,914$9,760$5,763$3,304$1,854$634
43 years$15,370$9,299$5,408$3,050$1,683$557
44 years$14,852$8,864$5,077$2,816$1,527$490
45 years$14,358$8,453$4,767$2,601$1,387$431
46 years$13,887$8,064$4,477$2,403$1,259$380
47 years$13,438$7,695$4,206$2,220$1,143$334
48 years$13,008$7,346$3,953$2,051$1,038$294
49 years$12,597$7,015$3,715$1,896$943$259
50 years$12,204$6,701$3,493$1,752$856$228

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 56 starting with $12,500,000, adding $4,695 every year, while hoping to spend $58,133 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: 53/32/15 Blend
55$12,500,000$12,500,000$12,500,000$12,500,000
56$13,779,843$13,117,343$12,923,593$14,454,603
57$15,123,534$13,698,240$13,294,680$15,496,908
58$16,602,333$14,305,652$13,676,251$16,623,811
59$18,229,960$14,940,818$14,068,594$17,848,628
60$20,021,531$15,605,034$14,472,007$19,180,672
61$21,993,705$16,299,658$14,886,797$20,630,173
62$24,164,834$17,026,113$15,313,276$22,208,379
63$26,555,144$17,785,889$15,751,768$23,927,653
64$29,186,918$18,580,547$16,202,602$25,801,584
65$32,084,713$19,411,722$16,666,118$27,845,116
66$35,275,586$20,281,129$17,142,664$30,074,683
67$38,789,351$21,190,560$17,632,600$32,508,356
68$42,658,865$22,141,897$18,136,291$35,166,011
69$46,920,327$23,137,109$18,654,116$38,069,515
70$51,613,633$24,178,259$19,186,461$41,242,918
71$56,782,739$25,267,509$19,733,723$44,712,684
72$62,476,087$26,407,126$20,296,311$48,507,927
73$68,747,054$27,599,481$20,874,643$52,660,685
74$75,654,459$28,847,061$21,469,149$57,206,214
75$83,263,118$30,152,471$22,080,270$62,183,314
76$91,644,456$31,518,442$22,708,459$67,634,687
77$100,877,178$32,947,833$23,354,180$73,607,334
78$111,048,014$34,443,641$24,017,909$80,152,991
79$122,252,539$36,009,007$24,700,136$87,328,609
80$134,596,070$37,647,221$25,401,364$95,196,884
81$148,194,666$39,361,731$26,122,106$103,826,837
82$163,176,217$41,156,151$26,862,891$113,294,459
83$179,681,656$43,034,267$27,624,263$123,683,419
84$197,866,285$45,000,047$28,406,776$135,085,842
85$217,901,245$47,057,648$29,211,002$147,603,169
86$239,975,129$49,211,429$30,037,527$161,347,101
87$264,295,758$51,465,956$30,886,951$176,440,648
88$291,092,152$53,826,014$31,759,890$193,019,271
89$320,616,683$56,296,619$32,656,977$211,232,153
90$353,147,458$58,883,028$33,578,860$231,243,591
91$388,990,951$61,590,749$34,526,204$253,234,537
92$428,484,888$64,425,555$35,499,692$277,404,286
93$472,001,437$67,393,498$36,500,022$303,972,348
94$519,950,724$70,500,919$37,527,913$333,180,502
95$572,784,699$73,754,466$38,584,100$365,295,058
96$631,001,409$77,161,105$39,669,337$400,609,363
97$695,149,692$80,728,139$40,784,400$439,446,542
98$765,834,364$84,463,221$41,930,080$482,162,536
99$843,721,923$88,374,373$43,107,192$529,149,441
100$929,546,846$92,470,003$44,316,569$580,839,186