Can I retire at age 51 with 14,600,000?

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 $14,600,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%11.4%
1 years$1,205,654$1,194,915$1,184,437$1,174,210$1,164,225$1,157,372
2 years$596,859$585,743$574,970$564,524$554,393$547,480
3 years$393,953$382,789$372,043$361,696$351,729$344,970
4 years$292,520$281,391$270,752$260,582$250,856$244,302
5 years$231,677$220,614$210,115$200,152$190,697$184,367
6 years$191,127$180,148$169,804$160,063$150,892$144,795
7 years$162,175$151,288$141,108$131,597$122,716$116,854
8 years$140,471$129,682$119,671$110,393$101,804$96,179
9 years$123,598$112,911$103,072$94,030$85,734$80,343
10 years$110,108$99,526$89,861$81,055$73,050$67,891
11 years$99,078$88,602$79,112$70,542$62,825$57,895
12 years$89,893$79,524$70,210$61,875$54,443$49,737
13 years$82,127$71,867$62,728$54,626$47,475$42,989
14 years$75,476$65,325$56,361$48,491$41,617$37,344
15 years$69,718$59,675$50,887$43,246$36,643$32,579
16 years$64,684$54,751$46,136$38,722$32,385$28,524
17 years$60,246$50,424$41,982$34,791$28,715$25,051
18 years$56,307$46,594$38,324$31,354$25,532$22,059
19 years$52,786$43,183$35,084$28,331$22,757$19,469
20 years$49,621$40,127$32,198$25,659$20,327$17,216
21 years$46,761$37,377$29,616$23,287$18,190$15,251
22 years$44,165$34,890$27,296$21,173$16,305$13,530
23 years$41,798$32,632$25,203$19,283$14,636$12,019
24 years$39,631$30,574$23,309$17,587$13,155$10,690
25 years$37,641$28,692$21,588$16,062$11,838$9,517
26 years$35,807$26,966$20,022$14,686$10,663$8,480
27 years$34,112$25,378$18,592$13,442$9,614$7,563
28 years$32,540$23,914$17,284$12,316$8,675$6,749
29 years$31,080$22,560$16,084$11,294$7,833$6,027
30 years$29,719$21,305$14,982$10,365$7,078$5,385
31 years$28,449$20,141$13,967$9,520$6,399$4,814
32 years$27,261$19,057$13,032$8,749$5,788$4,305
33 years$26,146$18,047$12,168$8,045$5,238$3,852
34 years$25,100$17,105$11,369$7,402$4,743$3,447
35 years$24,116$16,224$10,629$6,814$4,296$3,086
36 years$23,188$15,399$9,943$6,276$3,892$2,764
37 years$22,313$14,625$9,307$5,782$3,528$2,476
38 years$21,485$13,899$8,715$5,330$3,198$2,218
39 years$20,702$13,217$8,165$4,914$2,900$1,988
40 years$19,961$12,575$7,653$4,533$2,630$1,782
41 years$19,257$11,970$7,176$4,182$2,386$1,597
42 years$18,588$11,400$6,732$3,859$2,165$1,432
43 years$17,952$10,862$6,317$3,563$1,965$1,284
44 years$17,347$10,353$5,929$3,290$1,784$1,151
45 years$16,770$9,873$5,567$3,038$1,619$1,033
46 years$16,220$9,418$5,229$2,806$1,470$926
47 years$15,695$8,988$4,913$2,593$1,335$831
48 years$15,193$8,580$4,617$2,396$1,213$745
49 years$14,714$8,194$4,339$2,214$1,101$669
50 years$14,255$7,827$4,080$2,046$1,000$600

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $14,600,000, adding $2,801 every year, while hoping to spend $53,673 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: 44/45/11 Blend
50$14,600,000$14,600,000$14,600,000$14,600,000
51$16,092,089$15,318,289$15,091,989$16,749,259
52$17,676,375$16,011,778$15,540,463$17,900,030
53$19,420,458$16,737,448$16,002,162$19,140,870
54$21,340,583$17,496,821$16,477,473$20,484,528
55$23,454,646$18,291,489$16,966,792$21,940,482
56$25,782,370$19,123,122$17,470,529$23,519,128
57$28,345,485$19,993,468$17,989,105$25,231,876
58$31,167,937$20,904,360$18,522,952$27,091,252
59$34,276,112$21,857,720$19,072,517$29,111,007
60$37,699,086$22,855,559$19,638,257$31,306,243
61$41,468,898$23,899,986$20,220,643$33,693,542
62$45,620,852$24,993,212$20,820,162$36,291,124
63$50,193,853$26,137,554$21,437,311$39,119,001
64$55,230,770$27,335,438$22,072,605$42,199,164
65$60,778,842$28,589,408$22,726,571$45,555,781
66$66,890,126$29,902,131$23,399,753$49,215,411
67$73,621,983$31,276,400$24,092,709$53,207,253
68$81,037,626$32,715,143$24,806,015$57,563,403
69$89,206,709$34,221,431$25,540,262$62,319,153
70$98,205,991$35,798,479$26,296,059$67,513,308
71$108,120,056$37,449,658$27,074,031$73,188,545
72$119,042,113$39,178,503$27,874,822$79,391,800
73$131,074,875$40,988,715$28,699,095$86,174,700
74$144,331,528$42,884,178$29,547,530$93,594,037
75$158,936,801$44,868,960$30,420,829$101,712,290
76$175,028,140$46,947,325$31,319,713$110,598,200
77$192,757,010$49,123,743$32,244,922$120,327,402
78$212,290,318$51,402,899$33,197,220$130,983,126
79$233,811,994$53,789,705$34,177,391$142,656,963
80$257,524,725$56,289,308$35,186,241$155,449,715
81$283,651,868$58,907,105$36,224,601$169,472,324
82$312,439,558$61,648,753$37,293,325$184,846,903
83$344,159,031$64,520,179$38,393,289$201,707,870
84$379,109,185$67,527,601$39,525,397$220,203,190
85$417,619,402$70,677,534$40,690,578$240,495,756
86$460,052,654$73,976,807$41,889,786$262,764,898
87$506,808,935$77,432,580$43,124,004$287,208,059
88$558,329,030$81,052,360$44,394,242$314,042,623
89$615,098,681$84,844,016$45,701,539$343,507,950
90$677,653,169$88,815,795$47,046,963$375,867,603
91$746,582,370$92,976,346$48,431,613$411,411,809
92$822,536,318$97,334,734$49,856,619$450,460,164
93$906,231,350$101,900,463$51,323,143$493,364,625
94$998,456,859$106,683,498$52,832,380$540,512,791
95$1,100,082,753$111,694,283$54,385,558$592,331,536
96$1,212,067,661$116,943,770$55,983,942$649,290,993
97$1,335,467,989$122,443,441$57,628,830$711,908,960
98$1,471,447,887$128,205,333$59,321,560$780,755,745
99$1,621,290,243$134,242,066$61,063,503$856,459,508
100$1,786,408,791$140,566,871$62,856,074$939,712,148