Can I retire at age 51 with 11,800,000?

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 $11,800,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%14.1%
1 years$974,433$965,753$957,285$949,019$940,949$924,980
2 years$482,393$473,408$464,701$456,259$448,071$432,032
3 years$318,401$309,378$300,693$292,330$284,274$268,664
4 years$236,421$227,425$218,827$210,607$202,747$187,686
5 years$187,245$178,304$169,819$161,766$154,125$139,657
6 years$154,473$145,599$137,239$129,366$121,954$108,095
7 years$131,073$122,274$114,046$106,359$99,181$85,936
8 years$113,531$104,811$96,720$89,222$82,280$69,645
9 years$99,894$91,257$83,305$75,997$69,292$57,260
10 years$88,992$80,438$72,627$65,510$59,040$47,602
11 years$80,077$71,610$63,940$57,014$50,777$39,919
12 years$72,653$64,273$56,745$50,009$44,002$33,711
13 years$66,377$58,084$50,698$44,150$38,370$28,630
14 years$61,001$52,797$45,552$39,192$33,635$24,430
15 years$56,347$48,231$41,128$34,952$29,615$20,926
16 years$52,278$44,251$37,288$31,296$26,174$17,984
17 years$48,692$40,753$33,931$28,119$23,208$15,497
18 years$45,508$37,658$30,974$25,341$20,635$13,386
19 years$42,662$34,901$28,356$22,898$18,393$11,585
20 years$40,104$32,432$26,023$20,738$16,429$10,043
21 years$37,793$30,209$23,936$18,821$14,702$8,719
22 years$35,695$28,199$22,061$17,113$13,178$7,579
23 years$33,782$26,374$20,370$15,585$11,829$6,595
24 years$32,031$24,711$18,838$14,214$10,633$5,744
25 years$30,422$23,190$17,448$12,981$9,568$5,007
26 years$28,940$21,795$16,182$11,870$8,618$4,367
27 years$27,570$20,511$15,027$10,864$7,770$3,812
28 years$26,300$19,328$13,969$9,954$7,011$3,329
29 years$25,119$18,233$13,000$9,128$6,331$2,908
30 years$24,020$17,219$12,109$8,377$5,720$2,542
31 years$22,993$16,278$11,289$7,694$5,172$2,222
32 years$22,033$15,402$10,532$7,071$4,678$1,944
33 years$21,132$14,586$9,834$6,502$4,234$1,700
34 years$20,286$13,825$9,188$5,983$3,833$1,488
35 years$19,491$13,112$8,591$5,507$3,472$1,302
36 years$18,741$12,446$8,036$5,072$3,146$1,140
37 years$18,034$11,820$7,522$4,673$2,851$998
38 years$17,365$11,234$7,044$4,308$2,585$874
39 years$16,732$10,682$6,599$3,972$2,344$765
40 years$16,132$10,163$6,186$3,663$2,126$670
41 years$15,564$9,674$5,800$3,380$1,929$587
42 years$15,023$9,213$5,441$3,119$1,750$514
43 years$14,509$8,779$5,105$2,879$1,588$450
44 years$14,020$8,368$4,792$2,659$1,442$395
45 years$13,554$7,979$4,500$2,455$1,309$346
46 years$13,109$7,612$4,226$2,268$1,188$303
47 years$12,685$7,264$3,971$2,095$1,079$265
48 years$12,280$6,935$3,731$1,936$980$232
49 years$11,892$6,622$3,507$1,789$890$204
50 years$11,521$6,326$3,297$1,654$808$179

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $11,800,000, adding $5,861 every year, while hoping to spend $41,866 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: 57/22/21 Blend
50$11,800,000$11,800,000$11,800,000$11,800,000
51$13,009,646$12,384,246$12,201,346$13,677,575
52$14,292,084$12,946,529$12,565,546$14,695,776
53$15,703,929$13,534,960$12,940,543$15,799,905
54$17,258,334$14,150,778$13,326,656$17,002,317
55$18,969,795$14,795,277$13,724,210$18,312,488
56$20,854,286$15,469,817$14,133,542$19,740,839
57$22,929,406$16,175,821$14,554,999$21,298,828
58$25,214,550$16,914,781$14,988,936$22,999,059
59$27,731,088$17,688,259$15,435,719$24,855,397
60$30,502,570$18,497,895$15,895,727$26,883,093
61$33,554,944$19,345,404$16,369,346$29,098,929
62$36,916,806$20,232,586$16,856,977$31,521,367
63$40,619,665$21,161,327$17,359,030$34,170,723
64$44,698,241$22,133,603$17,875,928$37,069,357
65$49,190,796$23,151,484$18,408,106$40,241,873
66$54,139,492$24,217,141$18,956,012$43,715,354
67$59,590,789$25,332,850$19,520,107$47,519,607
68$65,595,883$26,500,994$20,100,865$51,687,446
69$72,211,193$27,724,072$20,698,774$56,254,991
70$79,498,887$29,004,704$21,314,335$61,262,006
71$87,527,474$30,345,634$21,948,065$66,752,270
72$96,372,447$31,749,741$22,600,496$72,773,984
73$106,116,998$33,220,040$23,272,174$79,380,217
74$116,852,801$34,759,692$23,963,662$86,629,408
75$128,680,881$36,372,011$24,675,539$94,585,902
76$141,712,562$38,060,470$25,408,400$103,320,558
77$156,070,520$39,828,710$26,162,858$112,911,408
78$171,889,943$41,680,547$26,939,544$123,444,387
79$189,319,804$43,619,981$27,739,106$135,014,134
80$208,524,270$45,651,205$28,562,211$147,724,882
81$229,684,247$47,778,616$29,409,547$161,691,430
82$252,999,092$50,006,820$30,281,819$177,040,217
83$278,688,494$52,340,649$31,179,755$193,910,513
84$306,994,545$54,785,166$32,104,101$212,455,716
85$338,184,028$57,345,678$33,055,628$232,844,795
86$372,550,933$60,027,751$34,035,126$255,263,873
87$410,419,235$62,837,217$35,043,409$279,917,976
88$452,145,949$65,780,192$36,081,315$307,032,951
89$498,124,503$68,863,088$37,149,706$336,857,594
90$548,788,448$72,092,626$38,249,467$369,665,979
91$604,615,556$75,475,850$39,381,510$405,760,039
92$666,132,325$79,020,150$40,546,773$445,472,396
93$733,918,953$82,733,269$41,746,221$489,169,493
94$808,614,814$86,623,326$42,980,847$537,255,035
95$890,924,489$90,698,833$44,251,670$590,173,786
96$981,624,428$94,968,717$45,559,741$648,415,750
97$1,081,570,267$99,442,332$46,906,141$712,520,784
98$1,191,704,917$104,129,488$48,291,979$783,083,671
99$1,313,067,457$109,040,472$49,718,399$860,759,720
100$1,446,802,949$114,186,066$51,186,576$946,270,936