Can I retire at age 51 with 16,100,000?

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 $16,100,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.1%
1 years$1,329,523$1,317,680$1,306,126$1,294,849$1,283,837$1,246,737
2 years$658,180$645,922$634,042$622,523$611,351$574,269
3 years$434,428$422,117$410,267$398,857$387,866$351,963
4 years$322,574$310,301$298,569$287,354$276,629$242,181
5 years$255,479$243,280$231,702$220,715$210,289$177,389
6 years$210,764$198,656$187,250$176,508$166,395$135,073
7 years$178,837$166,831$155,605$145,117$135,323$105,580
8 years$154,902$143,005$131,966$121,735$112,264$84,082
9 years$136,297$124,512$113,662$103,691$94,542$67,893
10 years$121,421$109,751$99,093$89,383$80,555$55,402
11 years$109,257$97,705$87,240$77,790$69,280$45,582
12 years$99,129$87,694$77,423$68,232$60,036$37,747
13 years$90,565$79,250$69,173$60,239$52,353$31,423
14 years$83,231$72,036$62,152$53,473$45,892$26,269
15 years$76,880$65,806$56,115$47,689$40,407$22,036
16 years$71,329$60,376$50,876$42,700$35,712$18,538
17 years$66,436$55,604$46,295$38,366$31,665$15,633
18 years$62,092$51,381$42,262$34,575$28,155$13,208
19 years$58,209$47,619$38,689$31,242$25,095$11,179
20 years$54,719$44,250$35,506$28,295$22,415$9,474
21 years$51,565$41,217$32,659$25,680$20,059$8,038
22 years$48,702$38,475$30,100$23,349$17,980$6,827
23 years$46,092$35,985$27,792$21,264$16,140$5,803
24 years$43,703$33,715$25,703$19,394$14,507$4,936
25 years$41,508$31,640$23,806$17,712$13,054$4,201
26 years$39,486$29,737$22,079$16,195$11,759$3,577
27 years$37,616$27,986$20,502$14,824$10,601$3,047
28 years$35,883$26,371$19,060$13,582$9,566$2,597
29 years$34,273$24,878$17,737$12,455$8,638$2,214
30 years$32,773$23,494$16,521$11,430$7,805$1,888
31 years$31,372$22,210$15,402$10,498$7,056$1,610
32 years$30,061$21,015$14,370$9,648$6,383$1,373
33 years$28,833$19,902$13,418$8,872$5,777$1,172
34 years$27,679$18,862$12,537$8,163$5,230$1,000
35 years$26,593$17,891$11,721$7,514$4,737$853
36 years$25,571$16,981$10,965$6,921$4,292$728
37 years$24,605$16,128$10,263$6,376$3,890$621
38 years$23,693$15,327$9,611$5,877$3,527$531
39 years$22,829$14,575$9,004$5,419$3,198$453
40 years$22,011$13,867$8,440$4,998$2,901$387
41 years$21,235$13,200$7,914$4,612$2,632$330
42 years$20,498$12,571$7,423$4,256$2,388$282
43 years$19,797$11,978$6,966$3,929$2,167$241
44 years$19,129$11,417$6,539$3,628$1,967$205
45 years$18,493$10,887$6,139$3,350$1,786$175
46 years$17,887$10,386$5,766$3,095$1,621$150
47 years$17,308$9,911$5,417$2,859$1,472$128
48 years$16,754$9,462$5,091$2,642$1,337$109
49 years$16,225$9,035$4,785$2,442$1,214$93
50 years$15,719$8,631$4,499$2,257$1,103$80

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $16,100,000, adding $4,165 every year, while hoping to spend $34,689 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: 56/34/10 Blend
50$16,100,000$16,100,000$16,100,000$16,100,000
51$17,746,496$16,893,196$16,643,646$18,696,635
52$19,519,730$17,684,054$17,164,300$20,129,988
53$21,472,671$18,512,501$17,701,232$21,686,242
54$23,623,613$19,380,343$18,254,953$23,380,475
55$25,992,713$20,289,472$18,825,986$25,225,856
56$28,602,187$21,241,873$19,414,873$27,236,857
57$31,476,510$22,239,624$20,022,171$29,429,384
58$34,642,656$23,284,908$20,648,456$31,820,918
59$38,130,349$24,380,011$21,294,321$34,430,681
60$41,972,342$25,527,329$21,960,379$37,279,802
61$46,204,728$26,729,376$22,647,259$40,391,519
62$50,867,281$27,988,785$23,355,613$43,791,381
63$56,003,829$29,308,321$24,086,111$47,507,493
64$61,662,669$30,690,879$24,839,445$51,570,762
65$67,897,025$32,139,495$25,616,330$56,015,192
66$74,765,544$33,657,353$26,417,500$60,878,187
67$82,332,858$35,247,791$27,243,714$66,200,902
68$90,670,186$36,914,310$28,095,755$72,028,615
69$99,856,013$38,660,579$28,974,431$78,411,155
70$109,976,824$40,490,444$29,880,572$85,403,351
71$121,127,925$42,407,942$30,815,036$93,065,548
72$133,414,344$44,417,301$31,778,710$101,464,157
73$146,951,815$46,522,957$32,772,505$110,672,280
74$161,867,878$48,729,560$33,797,362$120,770,379
75$178,303,079$51,041,986$34,854,251$131,847,027
76$196,412,298$53,465,348$35,944,174$143,999,732
77$216,366,211$56,005,008$37,068,161$157,335,838
78$238,352,898$58,666,587$38,227,278$171,973,530
79$262,579,623$61,455,979$39,422,621$188,042,931
80$289,274,787$64,379,366$40,655,323$205,687,313
81$318,690,088$67,443,227$41,926,549$225,064,435
82$351,102,892$70,654,360$43,237,503$246,348,015
83$386,818,854$74,019,891$44,589,426$269,729,348
84$426,174,803$77,547,291$45,983,598$295,419,096
85$469,541,923$81,244,398$47,421,338$323,649,256
86$517,329,253$85,119,428$48,904,007$354,675,324
87$569,987,553$89,180,996$50,433,008$388,778,694
88$628,013,558$93,438,140$52,009,788$426,269,280
89$691,954,665$97,900,332$53,635,839$467,488,427
90$762,414,101$102,577,509$55,312,701$512,812,103
91$840,056,622$107,480,090$57,041,959$562,654,420
92$925,614,783$112,619,000$58,825,250$617,471,520
93$1,019,895,857$118,005,697$60,664,262$677,765,848
94$1,123,789,454$123,652,195$62,560,734$744,090,864
95$1,238,275,920$129,571,095$64,516,461$817,056,242
96$1,364,435,595$135,775,609$66,533,293$897,333,582
97$1,503,459,005$142,279,593$68,613,138$985,662,723
98$1,656,658,109$149,097,579$70,757,963$1,082,858,686
99$1,825,478,680$156,244,804$72,969,798$1,189,819,333
100$2,011,513,954$163,737,248$75,250,736$1,307,533,796