Can I retire at age 51 with 18,500,000?

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 $18,500,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%12.2%
1 years$1,527,713$1,514,105$1,500,828$1,487,869$1,475,216$1,461,635
2 years$756,293$742,208$728,557$715,322$702,484$688,801
3 years$499,187$485,041$471,425$458,314$445,685$432,323
4 years$370,659$356,557$343,077$330,189$317,866$304,930
5 years$293,563$279,545$266,242$253,617$241,637$229,163
6 years$242,182$228,269$215,163$202,820$191,199$179,204
7 years$205,496$191,700$178,801$166,749$155,496$143,984
8 years$177,994$164,322$151,638$139,882$128,999$117,971
9 years$156,614$143,072$130,605$119,148$108,636$98,087
10 years$139,521$126,111$113,865$102,707$92,563$82,488
11 years$125,544$112,269$100,245$89,386$79,607$69,998
12 years$113,906$100,767$88,965$78,403$68,986$59,833
13 years$104,065$91,064$79,484$69,218$60,157$51,450
14 years$95,638$82,775$71,417$61,444$52,733$44,461
15 years$88,341$75,616$64,480$54,798$46,431$38,580
16 years$81,962$69,376$58,460$49,065$41,036$33,595
17 years$76,340$63,893$53,197$44,085$36,385$29,341
18 years$71,347$59,040$48,562$39,729$32,352$25,691
19 years$66,886$54,718$44,456$35,899$28,836$22,544
20 years$62,876$50,846$40,799$32,513$25,757$19,821
21 years$59,252$47,361$37,528$29,508$23,049$17,454
22 years$55,962$44,210$34,587$26,829$20,660$15,393
23 years$52,963$41,349$31,935$24,434$18,546$13,591
24 years$50,218$38,741$29,535$22,285$16,670$12,014
25 years$47,696$36,357$27,355$20,352$15,000$10,630
26 years$45,372$34,169$25,371$18,609$13,512$9,413
27 years$43,224$32,157$23,559$17,033$12,182$8,342
28 years$41,232$30,302$21,901$15,606$10,992$7,397
29 years$39,382$28,586$20,381$14,311$9,925$6,563
30 years$37,658$26,997$18,984$13,134$8,968$5,826
31 years$36,048$25,521$17,698$12,063$8,108$5,174
32 years$34,543$24,148$16,513$11,086$7,334$4,597
33 years$33,131$22,868$15,418$10,194$6,638$4,086
34 years$31,805$21,674$14,406$9,380$6,010$3,632
35 years$30,558$20,557$13,468$8,635$5,443$3,230
36 years$29,382$19,512$12,599$7,952$4,932$2,873
37 years$28,273$18,532$11,793$7,327$4,470$2,556
38 years$27,225$17,612$11,043$6,753$4,052$2,275
39 years$26,233$16,747$10,346$6,227$3,675$2,025
40 years$25,292$15,934$9,698$5,743$3,333$1,802
41 years$24,400$15,167$9,093$5,299$3,024$1,605
42 years$23,553$14,445$8,530$4,890$2,744$1,429
43 years$22,748$13,763$8,004$4,514$2,490$1,272
44 years$21,981$13,119$7,513$4,168$2,260$1,133
45 years$21,250$12,510$7,055$3,850$2,052$1,009
46 years$20,553$11,934$6,626$3,556$1,863$899
47 years$19,888$11,389$6,225$3,285$1,692$801
48 years$19,252$10,872$5,850$3,036$1,536$713
49 years$18,644$10,382$5,498$2,805$1,395$635
50 years$18,062$9,918$5,169$2,593$1,267$566

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 51 starting with $18,500,000, adding $5,566 every year, while hoping to spend $55,888 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: 47/32/21 Blend
50$18,500,000$18,500,000$18,500,000$18,500,000
51$20,392,741$19,412,241$19,125,491$21,229,013
52$22,413,337$20,303,977$19,706,731$22,705,654
53$24,638,159$21,237,534$20,305,569$24,301,457
54$27,087,982$22,214,904$20,922,536$26,032,441
55$29,785,693$23,238,171$21,558,178$27,911,282
56$32,756,516$24,309,523$22,213,059$29,951,898
57$36,028,241$25,431,251$22,887,757$32,169,580
58$39,631,496$26,605,756$23,582,871$34,581,126
59$43,600,026$27,835,555$24,299,014$37,204,993
60$47,971,019$29,123,288$25,036,821$40,061,466
61$52,785,452$30,471,718$25,796,945$43,172,838
62$58,088,482$31,883,746$26,580,056$46,563,616
63$63,929,866$33,362,409$27,386,847$50,260,742
64$70,364,437$34,910,891$28,218,030$54,293,840
65$77,452,616$36,532,532$29,074,341$58,695,485
66$85,260,986$38,230,829$29,956,535$63,501,502
67$93,862,919$40,009,452$30,865,391$68,751,293
68$103,339,265$41,872,244$31,801,711$74,488,199
69$113,779,123$43,823,236$32,766,320$80,759,900
70$125,280,673$45,866,654$33,760,071$87,618,850
71$137,952,107$48,006,926$34,783,839$95,122,763
72$151,912,651$50,248,694$35,838,527$103,335,147
73$167,293,687$52,596,826$36,925,063$112,325,884
74$184,239,996$55,056,423$38,044,406$122,171,884
75$202,911,123$57,632,835$39,197,541$132,957,790
76$223,482,882$60,331,669$40,385,483$144,776,766
77$246,149,018$63,158,803$41,609,279$157,731,362
78$271,123,032$66,120,398$42,870,004$171,934,460
79$298,640,201$69,222,917$44,168,768$187,510,330
80$328,959,793$72,473,132$45,506,713$204,595,778
81$362,367,519$75,878,143$46,885,016$223,341,425
82$399,178,230$79,445,395$48,304,888$243,913,107
83$439,738,883$83,182,694$49,767,575$266,493,418
84$484,431,824$87,098,220$51,274,364$291,283,416
85$533,678,391$91,200,555$52,826,577$318,504,496
86$587,942,896$95,498,691$54,425,576$348,400,459
87$647,737,004$100,002,059$56,072,765$381,239,787
88$713,624,564$104,720,545$57,769,588$417,318,154
89$786,226,935$109,664,517$59,517,535$456,961,188
90$866,228,846$114,844,843$61,318,136$500,527,520
91$954,384,866$120,272,917$63,172,971$548,412,139
92$1,051,526,520$125,960,689$65,083,664$601,050,090
93$1,158,570,147$131,920,684$67,051,888$658,920,548
94$1,276,525,544$138,166,039$69,079,368$722,551,313
95$1,406,505,500$144,710,526$71,167,878$792,523,752
96$1,549,736,304$151,568,585$73,319,244$869,478,251
97$1,707,569,318$158,755,356$75,535,350$954,120,229
98$1,881,493,736$166,286,717$77,818,132$1,047,226,747
99$2,073,150,645$174,179,313$80,169,587$1,149,653,812
100$2,284,348,511$182,450,599$82,591,768$1,262,344,407