Can I retire at age 55 with 11,900,000?

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 $11,900,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.6%
1 years$982,691$973,938$965,398$957,062$948,923$919,652
2 years$486,481$477,420$468,640$460,126$451,868$422,634
3 years$321,099$311,999$303,241$294,807$286,684$258,404
4 years$238,424$229,353$220,682$212,392$204,465$177,356
5 years$188,832$179,815$171,258$163,137$155,431$129,565
6 years$155,782$146,833$138,402$130,462$122,987$98,388
7 years$132,184$123,310$115,013$107,260$100,022$76,687
8 years$114,493$105,699$97,540$89,978$82,978$60,892
9 years$100,741$92,030$84,011$76,641$69,879$49,019
10 years$89,746$81,120$73,243$66,065$59,541$39,876
11 years$80,756$72,217$64,482$57,497$51,207$32,702
12 years$73,269$64,818$57,226$50,432$44,375$26,992
13 years$66,939$58,576$51,128$44,524$38,696$22,393
14 years$61,518$53,244$45,938$39,524$33,920$18,656
15 years$56,825$48,640$41,476$35,248$29,866$15,595
16 years$52,721$44,626$37,604$31,561$26,396$13,072
17 years$49,105$41,099$34,218$28,357$23,404$10,983
18 years$45,894$37,977$31,237$25,556$20,810$9,245
19 years$43,024$35,197$28,596$23,092$18,548$7,795
20 years$40,444$32,707$26,244$20,914$16,568$6,581
21 years$38,113$30,465$24,139$18,981$14,826$5,562
22 years$35,997$28,438$22,248$17,258$13,290$4,706
23 years$34,068$26,597$20,542$15,717$11,930$3,984
24 years$32,302$24,920$18,998$14,335$10,723$3,375
25 years$30,680$23,386$17,596$13,091$9,649$2,861
26 years$29,185$21,979$16,319$11,970$8,691$2,427
27 years$27,803$20,685$15,154$10,957$7,836$2,059
28 years$26,523$19,491$14,088$10,039$7,070$1,747
29 years$25,332$18,388$13,110$9,206$6,384$1,483
30 years$24,223$17,365$12,211$8,448$5,769$1,260
31 years$23,188$16,416$11,384$7,759$5,215$1,070
32 years$22,219$15,533$10,622$7,131$4,718$909
33 years$21,311$14,710$9,917$6,557$4,270$772
34 years$20,458$13,942$9,266$6,033$3,866$656
35 years$19,656$13,223$8,663$5,554$3,501$558
36 years$18,900$12,551$8,104$5,115$3,172$474
37 years$18,186$11,921$7,586$4,713$2,875$403
38 years$17,512$11,329$7,104$4,344$2,607$342
39 years$16,874$10,773$6,655$4,005$2,364$291
40 years$16,269$10,249$6,238$3,694$2,144$247
41 years$15,695$9,756$5,849$3,409$1,945$210
42 years$15,150$9,292$5,487$3,146$1,765$179
43 years$14,632$8,853$5,149$2,904$1,602$152
44 years$14,139$8,439$4,833$2,681$1,454$129
45 years$13,669$8,047$4,538$2,476$1,320$110
46 years$13,221$7,677$4,262$2,287$1,198$93
47 years$12,793$7,326$4,004$2,113$1,088$79
48 years$12,384$6,994$3,763$1,953$988$68
49 years$11,993$6,678$3,537$1,805$898$57
50 years$11,619$6,379$3,325$1,668$815$49

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 55 starting with $11,900,000, adding $5,104 every year, while hoping to spend $51,446 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: 53/32/15 Blend
54$11,900,000$11,900,000$11,900,000$11,900,000
55$13,119,065$12,488,365$12,303,915$13,761,436
56$14,402,471$13,045,557$12,661,358$14,757,959
57$15,815,061$13,628,326$13,029,051$15,835,751
58$17,369,956$14,237,873$13,407,283$17,007,284
59$19,081,616$14,875,454$13,796,352$18,281,472
60$20,965,973$15,542,383$14,196,561$19,668,108
61$23,040,582$16,240,040$14,608,226$21,177,958
62$25,324,788$16,969,868$15,031,668$22,822,855
63$27,839,906$17,733,382$15,467,219$24,615,808
64$30,609,424$18,532,165$15,915,218$26,571,119
65$33,659,223$19,367,878$16,376,016$28,704,517
66$37,017,822$20,242,262$16,849,970$31,033,299
67$40,716,647$21,157,140$17,337,451$33,576,488
68$44,790,326$22,114,422$17,838,837$36,355,011
69$49,277,020$23,116,108$18,354,519$39,391,885
70$54,218,775$24,164,297$18,884,894$42,712,438
71$59,661,928$25,261,186$19,430,376$46,344,531
72$65,657,537$26,409,076$19,991,386$50,318,826
73$72,261,866$27,610,380$20,568,357$54,669,061
74$79,536,915$28,867,628$21,161,736$59,432,366
75$87,551,005$30,183,467$21,771,979$64,649,605
76$96,379,425$31,560,674$22,399,558$70,365,755
77$106,105,137$33,002,158$23,044,954$76,630,324
78$116,819,565$34,510,967$23,708,664$83,497,809
79$128,623,453$36,090,297$24,391,196$91,028,202
80$141,627,819$37,743,496$25,093,075$99,287,550
81$155,955,001$39,474,071$25,814,837$108,348,565
82$171,739,811$41,285,701$26,557,034$118,291,308
83$189,130,810$43,182,238$27,320,233$129,203,929
84$208,291,707$45,167,722$28,105,016$141,183,488
85$229,402,907$47,246,386$28,911,979$154,336,868
86$252,663,210$49,422,666$29,741,738$168,781,765
87$278,291,693$51,701,212$30,594,921$184,647,791
88$306,529,771$54,086,897$31,472,177$202,077,683
89$337,643,482$56,584,829$32,374,168$221,228,641
90$371,925,992$59,200,361$33,301,579$242,273,797
91$409,700,370$61,939,105$34,255,107$265,403,832
92$451,322,628$64,806,942$35,235,474$290,828,767
93$497,185,091$67,810,036$36,243,417$318,779,926
94$547,720,092$70,954,851$37,279,694$349,512,105
95$603,404,061$74,248,158$38,345,083$383,305,962
96$664,762,015$77,697,057$39,440,383$420,470,646
97$732,372,519$81,308,991$40,566,414$461,346,700
98$806,873,144$85,091,760$41,724,018$506,309,252
99$888,966,491$89,053,542$42,914,058$555,771,543
100$979,426,815$93,202,908$44,137,421$610,188,800