Can I retire at age 53 with 16,900,000?

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 $16,900,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%13.3%
1 years$1,395,586$1,383,155$1,371,027$1,359,189$1,347,630$1,329,138
2 years$690,884$678,017$665,547$653,456$641,728$623,131
3 years$456,014$443,092$430,653$418,676$407,139$389,013
4 years$338,602$325,719$313,405$301,632$290,375$272,861
5 years$268,174$255,368$243,215$231,683$220,738$203,888
6 years$221,236$208,527$196,554$185,278$174,663$158,495
7 years$187,723$175,121$163,337$152,328$142,048$126,569
8 years$162,599$150,111$138,523$127,784$117,842$103,050
9 years$143,069$130,698$119,310$108,843$99,240$85,128
10 years$127,454$115,204$104,017$93,824$84,558$71,115
11 years$114,686$102,560$91,575$81,655$72,722$59,936
12 years$104,054$92,052$81,270$71,622$63,020$50,876
13 years$95,065$83,188$72,610$63,232$54,954$43,436
14 years$87,366$75,616$65,240$56,130$48,173$37,262
15 years$80,700$69,076$58,903$50,058$42,415$32,094
16 years$74,873$63,376$53,404$44,822$37,487$27,736
17 years$69,737$58,367$48,596$40,272$33,238$24,037
18 years$65,177$53,934$44,362$36,293$29,554$20,882
19 years$61,101$49,985$40,611$32,794$26,342$18,179
20 years$57,438$46,449$37,271$29,701$23,529$15,853
21 years$54,127$43,265$34,282$26,956$21,056$13,847
22 years$51,122$40,386$31,596$24,509$18,874$12,110
23 years$48,382$37,773$29,173$22,321$16,942$10,603
24 years$45,874$35,391$26,980$20,358$15,228$9,293
25 years$43,571$33,212$24,989$18,592$13,703$8,152
26 years$41,448$31,214$23,176$17,000$12,343$7,156
27 years$39,485$29,376$21,521$15,560$11,128$6,286
28 years$37,666$27,681$20,007$14,256$10,041$5,525
29 years$35,976$26,114$18,618$13,073$9,067$4,859
30 years$34,401$24,662$17,342$11,998$8,193$4,275
31 years$32,931$23,314$16,167$11,019$7,407$3,762
32 years$31,555$22,059$15,084$10,127$6,700$3,312
33 years$30,265$20,891$14,084$9,313$6,064$2,917
34 years$29,054$19,800$13,160$8,568$5,490$2,570
35 years$27,915$18,780$12,303$7,888$4,972$2,264
36 years$26,841$17,825$11,510$7,264$4,505$1,995
37 years$25,828$16,929$10,773$6,693$4,083$1,759
38 years$24,870$16,089$10,088$6,169$3,702$1,551
39 years$23,964$15,299$9,452$5,688$3,357$1,367
40 years$23,105$14,556$8,859$5,247$3,045$1,206
41 years$22,290$13,856$8,307$4,841$2,762$1,063
42 years$21,516$13,196$7,792$4,467$2,507$938
43 years$20,780$12,573$7,312$4,124$2,275$827
44 years$20,080$11,984$6,863$3,808$2,065$730
45 years$19,412$11,428$6,445$3,517$1,875$644
46 years$18,775$10,902$6,053$3,248$1,702$568
47 years$18,168$10,404$5,687$3,001$1,545$501
48 years$17,587$9,932$5,344$2,773$1,404$442
49 years$17,032$9,484$5,023$2,563$1,275$390
50 years$16,500$9,060$4,722$2,369$1,158$344

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 53 starting with $16,900,000, adding $2,939 every year, while hoping to spend $50,422 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: 58/15/27 Blend
52$16,900,000$16,900,000$16,900,000$16,900,000
53$18,626,832$17,731,132$17,469,182$19,569,978
54$20,473,120$18,546,308$18,000,751$21,030,934
55$22,506,039$19,399,739$18,548,437$22,617,539
56$24,744,574$20,293,244$19,112,728$24,346,508
57$27,209,640$21,228,734$19,694,125$26,231,651
58$29,924,289$22,208,207$20,293,143$28,288,159
59$32,913,919$23,233,762$20,910,316$30,532,745
60$36,206,518$24,307,595$21,546,191$32,983,797
61$39,832,926$25,432,010$22,201,331$35,661,547
62$43,827,128$26,609,423$22,876,320$38,588,258
63$48,226,573$27,842,362$23,571,754$41,788,431
64$53,072,528$29,133,482$24,288,252$45,289,033
65$58,410,465$30,485,562$25,026,448$49,119,742
66$64,290,495$31,901,517$25,786,996$53,313,230
67$70,767,836$33,384,402$26,570,571$57,905,457
68$77,903,336$34,937,419$27,377,867$62,936,014
69$85,764,049$36,563,925$28,209,598$68,448,485
70$94,423,864$38,267,439$29,066,501$74,490,858
71$103,964,204$40,051,649$29,949,335$81,115,967
72$114,474,796$41,920,423$30,858,880$88,381,989
73$126,054,514$43,877,813$31,795,942$96,352,983
74$138,812,318$45,928,069$32,761,349$105,099,491
75$152,868,275$48,075,645$33,755,955$114,699,194
76$168,354,698$50,325,211$34,780,639$125,237,644
77$185,417,394$52,681,662$35,836,306$136,809,055
78$204,217,035$55,150,131$36,923,890$149,517,193
79$224,930,682$57,735,997$38,044,350$163,476,341
80$247,753,452$60,444,902$39,198,676$178,812,375
81$272,900,360$63,282,757$40,387,887$195,663,938
82$300,608,347$66,255,763$41,613,032$214,183,744
83$331,138,523$69,370,420$42,875,193$234,540,006
84$364,778,622$72,633,540$44,175,481$256,918,016
85$401,845,726$76,052,268$45,515,045$281,521,886
86$442,689,255$79,634,094$46,895,064$308,576,457
87$487,694,265$83,386,870$48,316,754$338,329,419
88$537,285,083$87,318,830$49,781,368$371,053,629
89$591,929,313$91,438,605$51,290,196$407,049,679
90$652,142,251$95,755,245$52,844,566$446,648,721
91$718,491,748$100,278,239$54,445,846$490,215,577
92$791,603,569$105,017,536$56,095,445$538,152,172
93$872,167,305$109,983,566$57,794,814$590,901,310
94$960,942,877$115,187,268$59,545,447$648,950,840
95$1,058,767,714$120,640,108$61,348,883$712,838,249
96$1,166,564,658$126,354,110$63,206,708$783,155,713
97$1,285,350,673$132,341,881$65,120,552$860,555,677
98$1,416,246,448$138,616,640$67,092,098$945,756,989
99$1,560,486,978$145,192,248$69,123,075$1,039,551,672
100$1,719,433,219$152,083,237$71,215,267$1,142,812,379