Can I retire at age 66 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:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
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%11.2%
1 years$1,403,844$1,391,339$1,379,139$1,367,231$1,355,604$1,348,757
2 years$694,972$682,029$669,485$657,323$645,526$638,616
3 years$458,713$445,714$433,201$421,153$409,548$402,789
4 years$340,606$327,647$315,260$303,417$292,093$285,537
5 years$269,760$256,879$244,654$233,053$222,044$215,711
6 years$222,546$209,761$197,717$186,375$175,696$169,593
7 years$188,834$176,157$164,304$153,229$142,888$137,018
8 years$163,562$150,999$139,343$128,540$118,539$112,903
9 years$143,916$131,472$120,016$109,487$99,827$94,424
10 years$128,208$115,886$104,632$94,379$85,058$79,884
11 years$115,365$103,166$92,117$82,138$73,153$68,205
12 years$104,670$92,597$81,751$72,046$63,393$58,668
13 years$95,628$83,680$73,039$63,606$55,280$50,773
14 years$87,883$76,063$65,626$56,462$48,458$44,164
15 years$81,178$69,485$59,252$50,355$42,666$38,580
16 years$75,316$63,751$53,720$45,087$37,708$33,824
17 years$70,150$58,712$48,883$40,510$33,435$29,746
18 years$65,562$54,253$44,624$36,508$29,729$26,230
19 years$61,463$50,281$40,851$32,988$26,498$23,183
20 years$57,778$46,724$37,491$29,877$23,668$20,531
21 years$54,448$43,521$34,485$27,115$21,180$18,213
22 years$51,425$40,625$31,783$24,654$18,985$16,182
23 years$48,669$37,996$29,346$22,453$17,042$14,397
24 years$46,146$35,600$27,140$20,478$15,318$12,824
25 years$43,829$33,409$25,137$18,702$13,784$11,435
26 years$41,693$31,399$23,313$17,100$12,416$10,205
27 years$39,719$29,550$21,649$15,652$11,194$9,115
28 years$37,889$27,845$20,125$14,341$10,101$8,148
29 years$36,189$26,268$18,728$13,151$9,121$7,287
30 years$34,605$24,808$17,445$12,069$8,241$6,522
31 years$33,126$23,452$16,263$11,085$7,451$5,839
32 years$31,742$22,190$15,174$10,187$6,740$5,231
33 years$30,445$21,014$14,168$9,368$6,099$4,688
34 years$29,226$19,917$13,238$8,619$5,522$4,202
35 years$28,080$18,891$12,376$7,934$5,002$3,769
36 years$27,000$17,930$11,578$7,307$4,532$3,381
37 years$25,981$17,029$10,836$6,733$4,107$3,033
38 years$25,017$16,184$10,148$6,206$3,724$2,722
39 years$24,106$15,389$9,507$5,722$3,377$2,444
40 years$23,242$14,642$8,911$5,278$3,063$2,194
41 years$22,422$13,938$8,356$4,869$2,779$1,970
42 years$21,643$13,274$7,838$4,494$2,521$1,769
43 years$20,903$12,647$7,355$4,148$2,288$1,589
44 years$20,198$12,055$6,904$3,830$2,077$1,428
45 years$19,527$11,496$6,483$3,537$1,886$1,283
46 years$18,886$10,967$6,089$3,268$1,712$1,152
47 years$18,275$10,465$5,720$3,019$1,555$1,036
48 years$17,691$9,991$5,375$2,790$1,412$931
49 years$17,132$9,541$5,053$2,578$1,282$836
50 years$16,598$9,114$4,750$2,383$1,165$752

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $17,000,000, adding $4,771 every year, while hoping to spend $40,535 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: 54/17/29 Blend
65$17,000,000$17,000,000$17,000,000$17,000,000
66$18,738,921$17,837,921$17,574,421$19,599,152
67$20,607,162$18,668,851$18,120,035$21,026,127
68$22,664,605$19,539,137$18,682,569$22,574,367
69$24,930,506$20,450,666$19,262,546$24,259,243
70$27,426,084$21,405,414$19,860,507$26,093,895
71$30,174,719$22,405,454$20,477,009$28,092,773
72$33,202,177$23,452,958$21,112,625$30,271,771
73$36,536,849$24,550,203$21,767,949$32,648,365
74$40,210,021$25,699,576$22,443,589$35,241,784
75$44,256,169$26,903,581$23,140,175$38,073,176
76$48,713,283$28,164,842$23,858,355$41,165,813
77$53,623,227$29,486,107$24,598,799$44,545,297
78$59,032,132$30,870,263$25,362,195$48,239,801
79$64,990,835$32,320,331$26,149,253$52,280,330
80$71,555,354$33,839,481$26,960,707$56,701,003
81$78,787,421$35,431,037$27,797,312$61,539,375
82$86,755,061$37,098,481$28,659,846$66,836,782
83$95,533,238$38,845,467$29,549,111$72,638,723
84$105,204,557$40,675,824$30,465,935$78,995,289
85$115,860,049$42,593,566$31,411,171$85,961,620
86$127,600,027$44,602,904$32,385,698$93,598,425
87$140,535,034$46,708,250$33,390,423$101,972,545
88$154,786,885$48,914,232$34,426,280$111,157,576
89$170,489,819$51,225,702$35,494,232$121,234,554
90$187,791,765$53,647,745$36,595,273$132,292,714
91$206,855,737$56,185,696$37,730,426$144,430,321
92$227,861,374$58,845,147$38,900,747$157,755,587
93$251,006,636$61,631,961$40,107,324$172,387,687
94$276,509,671$64,552,287$41,351,279$188,457,869
95$304,610,878$67,612,569$42,633,767$206,110,686
96$335,575,171$70,819,568$43,955,981$225,505,345
97$369,694,481$74,180,370$45,319,149$246,817,203
98$407,290,517$77,702,406$46,724,539$270,239,405
99$448,717,795$81,393,469$48,173,457$295,984,699
100$494,366,990$85,261,730$49,667,248$324,287,428